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The Seed of an Idea: Closing the Gap (Alan Pearson)




This Chapter follows Alan Pearson as he came to Adelaide and founded the Joanna Briggs Institute.


Contents include

  • Introduction
    • The evidence-based practice movement
  • The seed of an idea: closing the gap
    • Early influences and experience
    • The 'Aussie experience'
    • The proposal
    • It's all in a name
    • The pebble of knowledge
    • Off and running
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Author / Editor Biographies

Doc (Education), Adjunct Senior Lecturer (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
Elizabeth Pittman has a background in nursing and a doctorate in education from Melbourne University. In 2002 she retired as the director of the continuing and distance education unit at LaTrobe University. She is now an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is also a member of the Mental Health Research and Ethics Committee at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Pauline Donnelly is a registered nurse with extensive experience in health services delivery, management and public administration. She has a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Health Administration degree and main areas of practice have been in community health and aged care in the United Kingdom; she also spent a number of years working in remote areas of Papua New Guinea.
Zoe Jordan has been actively involved in the field of health research and communication for the last seven years. She has a Master of Arts (Communication Studies), in which much of her work was focused on the use of the mass media for the effective and accurate transfer of information. She is currently the Manager of Communications at The Joanna Briggs Institute.

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