Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite

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Bio

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is a leading health services and systems researcher with an international reputation for his work investigating and contributing to systems improvement. He has particular expertise in the culture and structure of acute settings, leadership, management and change in health sector organisations, quality and safety in health care, accreditation and surveying processes in international context and the restructuring of health services. Professor Braithwaite is well known for bringing management and leadership concepts and evidence into the clinical arena and he has published extensively (more than 400 refereed contributions, and 600 total publications) about organisational, social and team approaches to care which has raised the importance of these in Australia and internationally. He has presented at or chaired international and national conferences, workshops, symposia and meetings on more than 600 occasions, including over 60 keynote addresses.

Theories and ideas he has helped shape, formulate or devise, and provided research findings for, are now in common use as a result of his work: multi-method, triangulated approaches to research, the boundary-less hospital, accreditation models in general practice and beyond, clinician-managers as key players in reform initiatives, fundamental principles for the governance of health systems, diversity in clinical professional groups, inter-professional learning and culture change rather than restructuring as a more sustainable strategy for reform. His empirical results have exposed the distinctive attitudes of clinical professional groups, how clinician-managers enact their leadership responsibilities, the relationships between efficiencies and structural type of teaching hospitals, the behavioural displays of clinicians in service structures and the status of system-wide patient safety improvement initiatives.

Professor Braithwaite is the recipient as at 2013 of career research funding of $57.19 million spread over 61 grants; total new research funding and grants in the last five years amounts to $40 million; more than 80% of this grant funding is category one, peer-reviewed, chiefly ARC and NHMRC funding. He referees for 30 journals and the health research bodies of Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom as well as for many international conferences and symposia. He publishes in the leading journals in three convergent fields and thus expresses his work at a unique intersection of organisational studies, health services research and clinical care. Journals he contributes to include the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, PLoS Medicine, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Health Services Management Research, BMJ Quality and Safety, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Social Science & Medicine, BMC Health Services Research, International Journal of Health Planning and Management and Journal of Health, Organisation and Management.

Broad Research Areas:
Patient Safety, Quality of Care, Health Systems, Clinical Governance, Health Services Management, Health Services Research, Health Policy, Population Health

Qualifications:
BA [UNE], DipLR, MIR [Syd], MBA [Macq], PhD [UNSW], FAIM, FACHSM

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australian College of Health Service Executives, Australian Institute of Management, Australian Association for Quality Assurance in Health Care, Industrial Relations Society of Australia, The Sax Institute (formerly the Institute for Health Research), NSW

Specific Research Keywords:
Patient Safety, Evidence Based Health Care, Health Services Research, Health systems, Organisational Behaviour

University role
Professor and Director
Publications

Journal articles

Ingebrigtsen T; Georgiou A; Clay-Williams R; Magrabi F; Hordern A; Prgomet M; Li J; Westbrook J; Braithwaite J, 2014, 'The impact of clinical leadership on health information technology adoption: systematic review.', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 83, no. 6, pp. 393 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.02.005

Sarrami-Foroushani P; Travaglia J; Debono D; Clay-Williams R; Braithwaite J, 2014, 'Scoping Meta-Review: Introducing a New Methodology.', Clinical and Translational Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cts.12188

Sarrami-Foroushani P; Travaglia J; Debono D; Braithwaite J, 2014, 'Key concepts in consumer and community engagement: a scoping meta-review.', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 14, pp. 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-250

Hughes C; Pain C; Braithwaite J; Hillman K, 2014, ''Between the flags': implementing a rapid response system at scale.', BMJ Quality & Safety, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 714 - 717, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2014-002845

Braithwaite J; Marks D; Taylor N, 2014, 'Harnessing implementation science to improve care quality and patient safety: a systematic review of targeted literature.', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 321 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzu047

Book Chapters

Greenfield D; Nugus P; Travaglia J; Braithwaite J, 2013, 'Promoting patient-centred healthcare: an empirically derived organisational model of interprofessional collaboration', in Keating M; Montgomery K; McDermott A (ed.), Patient-centred Healthcare: Achieving Co-ordination, Communication and Innovation, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 90 - 102, http://us.macmillan.com/patientcentredhealthcare/MaryAKeating

Debono DS; Braithwaite J; Greenfield DR; Black DA, 2011, 'Achieving and resisting change: workarounds straddling and widening gaps in healthcare', in Dickinson H; Mannion R (ed.), The reform of health care: shaping, adapting and resisting policy developments, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 177 - 192

Hillman KM; Braithwaite J; Chen J, 2011, 'Healthcare systems and their (lack of) integration', in Devita M; Hillman K; Bellomo R (ed.), Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concept and Implementation, edn. 1, Spinger, New York, pp. 79 - 86

Barraclough B; Braithwaite J; Travaglia J; Johnson J; Corbett AD, 2009, 'International Trends in Patient Safety Governance', in Healy J; Dugdale P (ed.), Patient Safety First: Responsive Regulation in Health Care, pp. 44 - 70

Hillman KM; Chen J; Braithwaite J; Coiera E, 2009, 'Moving from Safe ICUs to Safe Systems', in Chiche J-D; Rhodes A; Moreno RP; Putensen C (ed.), Patient safety and quality of care in intensive care medicine, MWV Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mblts CO.KG, Berlin, pp. 57 - 63

Books

Braithwaite J; Hyde P; Pope C, 2010, Culture and climate in health care organizations, Palgrave Macmillan, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=353942
Endnote Reference
Boldy D; Braithwaite J; Forbes IF, 2002, Evidence Based Management in Health Care: The role of decision support systems, 1st, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sydney

Forbes IF; Braithwaite J, 1997, Proceedings of the first international conference on the changing face of health services management in Asia and the Pacific Rim, School of Health Services Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Braithwaite J, 1997, Workplace industrial relations in the Australian hospital sector, School of Health Services Management, UNSW, Sydney

Conference Papers

Sarrami Foroushani P; Travaglia JF; Eikli M; Braithwaite J, 2012, 'Improving patient safety via consumer and community engagement: a systematic review', in , presented at the 10th Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Cairns, Australia, 3 - 5 September 2012, https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/ap-southeast-1.accounts.ivvy.com...

Sarrami Foroushani P; Travaglia JF; Eikli M; Braithwaite J, 2012, 'Strategies and barriers to the community engagement in health care: results of a scoping meta-review', in , presented at the ACHSM International Annual Congress, Gold Coast Queensland, 15 - 17 August 2012

Moldovan M; Shaw C; Nicklin W; Grgic I; Fortune F; Whittaker S; Nechval NA; Pawsey M; Greenfield DR; Hinchcliff R, 2012, 'An application of statistical learning to characterisation of 44 international healthcare accreditation organisations', in , presented at RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Sydney, Australia, 9 - 13 July 2012

Callen J; Westbrook J; Paoloni R; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'How does information technology impact on quality of care? Perceptions of Emergency Department clinicians', in Conference Proceedings ISQua 2011 Twenty-eighth International Safety and Quality Conference: Patient Safety: Sustaining the Global Momentum -using e-health, health technology, education, research and, International Society for Quality in Health Care, Hong Kong, presented at ISQua 2011 Twenty-eighth International Safety and Quality Conference, Hong Kong, China, 14 - 17 September 2011

Cunningham F; Ranmuthugala G; Westbrook J; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'Evaluating clinical networks and their contribution to improving patient care', in , presented at Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care (AAQHC), Melbourne, Australia, 12 - 14 October 2011

Conference Posters

Milne J; Greenfield DR; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'How well do junior doctors engage with their health professional colleagues? Perspectives on interprofessional practice in teaching hospitals -', in , presented at 7th Health Service and Policy Research Conference, Adelaide, 5 - 7 December 2011, http://www.hsraanz.org/Files/posters.pdf

Braithwaite J; Westbrook MT; Travaglia JF; Westbrook J, 2011, 'A four-year research project examining interprofessional learning (IPL) and interprofessional practice (IPP) across a health system', in , presented at ISQua 2011 Twenty-eighth International Safety and Quality Conference: Patient Safety: Sustaining the Global Momentum -using e-health, health technology, education, research and policy, Hong Kong, 14 - 17 September 2011

Ranmuthugala G; Frances C; Westbrook J; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'How do communities of practice improve patient care?', in , presented at Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care (AAQHC), Melbourne, Australia, 12 - 14 October 2011

Clay-Williams R; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'Team skills training in health care: when, what and how?', in , presented at ISQua 2011 Twenty-eighth International Safety and Quality Conference: Patient Safety: Sustaining the Global Momentum -using e-health, health technology, education, research and policy, Hong Kong, 14 - 17 September 2011

Clay-Williams R; McIntosh C; Kerridge RK; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'Beyond Kirkpatrick: evaluating health care team training interventions', in , presented at The Great Healthcare Challenge 2011, Melbourne, 11 - 14 October 2011

Conference Presentations

Debono DS; Braithwaite J, 2013, 'How everyday functioning in acute care really works: the case of nurses? workarounds', in , presented at Resilient Health Care Net Summer Meeting, Middlefart, Denmark, August 26-28., 26 - 28 August 2013

Plumb JJ; Nugus PI; Travaglia JF; Braithwaite J, 2012, 'Safe care as it happens: The production of patient safety in community mental health care', in , presented at 8th International Organisation Behaviour in Healthcare Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 15 - 17 April 2012

Milne J; Greenfield DR; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'Working towards shared goals through interprofessional practice: are doctors really on the team?', in , presented at NZIHM/ACHSM International Congress, Rotorua New Zealand, 1 January 2011

Nugus PI; Greenfield DR; Westbrook J; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'Co-location of health services: Does this reform enhance patient care?', in , presented at Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care (AAQHC), Melbourne, Australia, 12 - 14 October 2011

Clay-Williams R; McIntosh C; Kerridge RK; Braithwaite J, 2011, 'Beyond Kirkpatrick: evaluating health care team training interventions', in , presented at ISQua 2011 Twenty-eighth International Safety and Quality Conference: Patient Safety: Sustaining the Global Momentum -using e-health, health technology, education, research and policy, Hong Kong, 14 - 17 September 2011

Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

Forbes IF; Braithwaite J, (eds.), 1997, 'Interhealth: 1996 Proceedings of the 1st international conference on the changing face of health services management in Asia and the Pacific Rim', in , presented at Interhealth: 1996 1st international conference on the changing face of health services management in Asia and the Pacific Rim, Sydney, 1 - 5 July 1996

Reports

Travaglia JF; Debono DS; Thoms D; Hillman KM; Middleton S; Hughes C; Braithwaite J, 2011, Change management strategies and practice development in nursing: A review of the literature, Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Change management strategies and practice development in nursing: A review of the literature, Reports

Hains I; Marks D; Ward RL; Aranda S; Rushton S; Braithwaite J, 2011, Medical electronic systems in oncology: A review of the literature, Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Medical electronic systems in oncology: A review of the literature, Reports

Debono DS; Travaglia JF; Plumb J; Wiley J; Milne J; Braithwaite J; Erez-Rein N, 2010, Project to improve the organisational health of clinical units: citations and abstracts, Centre for Clinical Governance Research, UNSW for New South Wales Health: 1-326., Sydney, Project to improve the organisational health of clinical units: citations and abstracts, Reports

Travaglia JF; Debono DS; Plumb J; Wiley J; Milne J; Braithwaite J; Erez-Rein N, 2010, Project to improve the organisational health of clinical units: assessment tool, Sydney, Project to improve the organisational health of clinical units: assessment tool., Reports

Travaglia JF; Debono DS; Plumb J; Wiley J; Milne J; Braithwaite J; Erez-Rein N, 2010, Project to improve the organisational health of clinical units: indicators, Centre for Clinical Governance Research, UNSW for New South Wales Health: 1-20., Sydney, Project to improve the organisational health of clinical units: indicators., Reports

Working Papers

Cunningham F; Braithwaite J, 2010, Network by network: Transforming health care in Australasia ? lessons from ?Network to Network 2010: The Inaugural Australasian Clinical Networks Conference?, Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Network by network: transforming health care in Australasia ? lessons from ?Network to Network 2010: The Inaugural Australasian Clinical Networks Conference?, Working Papers, http://www.med.unsw.edu.au/medweb.nsf/page/ClinGov_Monographs