Position

Research Fellow
College of Medicine and Public Health

Biography

Stephanie Harrisonis a research associate for the NHMRC funded Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre at the Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care at Flinders University. She has an epidemioloigcal background with experience in cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of large datasets, and she also has experience conducting systematic reviews. Stephanie's research interests include the effects of lifestyle factors and non-pharmacological interventions in relation to cognitive function and quality of life outcomes for people with dementia or at those risk of cognitive decline. Stephanie is currently working on the INvestigating Services Provided In the Residential care Environment for Dementia (INSPIRED) Study at Flinders which aims to examine different models of residential care for people with dementia in relation to outcomes such as quality of life.

Qualifications

PhD Epidemiology, Newcastle University, UK September 2013-September 2016 (awaiting official conferral). Stephanie's thesis examined associations between cardiovascular health and longitudinal changes in cognitive function in the very old using different datasets from the UK, The Netherlands and New Zealand.

MSc Public Health Services and Health Research, Newcastle University, UK, Merit, August 2013

BSc Biomedical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK, First Class, June 2012

Publications

  • Dyer, S.M., Harrison, S.L., Laver, K., Whitehead, C. and Crotty, M. (2018). An overview of systematic reviews of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 30(3) pp. 295-309.
    [10.1017/S1041610217002344] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Dyer, S.M., Liu, E., Gnanamanickam, E.S., Milte, R., Easton, T.K., Harrison, S., et al. (2018). Clustered domestic residential aged care in Australia: fewer hospitalisations and a better quality of life. Medical Journal of Australia,
  • Gnanamanickam, E.S., Dyer, S.M., Milte, R., Harrison, S., Liu, E., Easton, T.K., et al. (2018). Direct health and residential care costs of people living with dementia in Australian residential aged care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,
    [10.1002/gps.4842] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Harrison, S., Bradley, C.E., Milte, R., Liu, E., O'Donnell, L.K., Hilmer, S.N., et al. (2018). Psychotropic medications in older people in residential care facilities and associations with quality of life: a cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 18 pp. 60.
  • Harrison, S., Laver, K.E., Ninnis, K.L., Rowett, C.A., Lannin, N. and Crotty, M. (2018). Effectiveness of external cues to facilitate successful task performance in people with a neurological disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 9 pp. 1-8.
  • Harrison, S., O'Donnell, L.K., Bradley, C.E., Milte, R., Dyer, S.M., Gnanamanickam, E.S., et al. (2018). Associations between the Drug Burden Index, potentially inappropriate medications and quality of life in residential aged care. Drugs Aging, 35(1) pp. 83-91.
    [10.1007/s40266-017-0513-3] [Scopus]
  • Harrison, S., O'Donnell, L.K., Milte, R., Dyer, S.M., Gnanamanickam, E.S., Bradley, C.E., et al. (2018). Costs of potentially inappropriate medications in residential aged care facilities. BMC Geriatrics, 18(1) pp. 9.
  • Liu, E., Dyer, S.M., Whitehead, C.H., O'Donnell, L.K., Gnanamanickam, E.S., Harrison, S., et al. (2018). Patterns of medication prescription by dementia diagnosis in Australian nursing home residents: a cross-sectional study. JOURNAL OF PHARMACY PRACTICE,
  • Harrison, S., Dyer, S.M., Laver, K.E., Milte, R., Fleming, R. and Crotty, M. (2017). Physical environmental designs in residential aged care to improve quality of life (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12
  • Harrison, S., de Craen, A.J., Kerse, N., Teh, R., Granic, A., Davies, K.N., et al. (2017). Predicting Risk of Cognitive Decline in Very Old Adults Using Three Models: The Framingham Stroke Risk Profile; the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and Dementia Model; and Oxi-Inflammatory Biomarkers. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(2) pp. 381-389.
    [10.1111/jgs.14532] [Scopus]
  • Liu, E., Dyer, S.M., O'Donnell, L.K., Milte, R., Bradley, C., Harrison, S.L., et al. (2017). Association of cardiovascular system medications with cognitive functions and dementia in older adults living in nursing homes in Australia. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 14(6) pp. 407-415.
    [10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2017.06.009] [Web Link]
  • Harrison, S., Tang, E.Y.H., Keage, H.A., Taylor, J.P., Allan, L., Robinson, L., et al. (2016). A Systematic Review of the Definitions of Vascular Cognitive Impairment, No Dementia in Cohort Studies. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 42(1-2) pp. 69-79.
    [10.1159/000448213]
  • Harrison, S., Birdi, R., Smart, C.O., Brittain, K., Rutjes, A.W., Siervo, M., et al. (2015). Dietary interventions for maintaining cognitive function in cognitively healthy people in mid life. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10 pp. Art: CD011911.
    [10.1002/14651858.CD011911]
  • Harrison, S., Sajjad, A., Bramer, W.M., Ikram, M.K., Tiemeier, H.W. and Stephan, B. (2015). Exploring strategies to operationalize cognitive reserve: A systematic review of reviews. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37(3) pp. 253-264.
    [10.1080/13803395.2014.1002759] [Scopus]
  • Harrison, S., Stephan, B., Siervo, M., Granic, A., Davies, K.N., Wesnes, K.A., et al. (2015). Is there an association between metabolic syndrome and cognitive function in very old adults? the newcastle 85+ study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(4) pp. 667-675.
    [10.1111/jgs.13358] [Scopus]
  • Tang, E.Y.H., Harrison, S., Errington, L., Gordon, M., Visser, P., Novak, G.P., et al. (2015). Current developments in dementia risk prediction modelling: An updated systematic review. PLoS One, 10(9) pp. Art: e0136181.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0136181] [Scopus]
  • Harrison, S., Ding, J., Tang, E.Y.H., Siervo, M., Robinson, L., Jagger, C., et al. (2014). Cardiovascular disease risk models and longitudinal changes in cognition: A systematic review. PLoS One, 9(12) pp. Art: e114431.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0114431] [Scopus]
  • Siervo, M., Harrison, S., Jagger, C., Robinson, L. and Stephan, B. (2014). Metabolic syndrome and longitudinal changes in cognitive function: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 41(1) pp. 151-161.
    [10.3233/JAD-132279] [Scopus]
  • Harrison, S., Mann, K.D. and Pearce, M.S. (2013). Early Life Influences Kidney Function at Age 63-64 Years, but So Does Adult Body Size: Results from the Newcastle Thousand Families Birth Cohort. PLoS One, 8(6) pp. Art: e66660.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0066660] [Scopus]
  • Dyer, S.M., Harrison, S.L., Laver, K., Whitehead, C. and Crotty, M. (2018). An overview of systematic reviews of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 30(3) pp. 295-309.
    [10.1017/S1041610217002344] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Dyer, S.M., Liu, E., Gnanamanickam, E.S., Milte, R., Easton, T.K., Harrison, S., et al. (2018). Clustered domestic residential aged care in Australia: fewer hospitalisations and a better quality of life. Medical Journal of Australia,
  • Gnanamanickam, E.S., Dyer, S.M., Milte, R., Harrison, S., Liu, E., Easton, T.K., et al. (2018). Direct health and residential care costs of people living with dementia in Australian residential aged care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,
    [10.1002/gps.4842] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Harrison, S., Bradley, C.E., Milte, R., Liu, E., O'Donnell, L.K., Hilmer, S.N., et al. (2018). Psychotropic medications in older people in residential care facilities and associations with quality of life: a cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 18 pp. 60.
  • Harrison, S., Laver, K.E., Ninnis, K.L., Rowett, C.A., Lannin, N. and Crotty, M. (2018). Effectiveness of external cues to facilitate successful task performance in people with a neurological disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 9 pp. 1-8.
  • Liu, E., Dyer, S.M., Whitehead, C.H., O'Donnell, L.K., Gnanamanickam, E.S., Harrison, S., et al. (2018). Patterns of medication prescription by dementia diagnosis in Australian nursing home residents: a cross-sectional study. JOURNAL OF PHARMACY PRACTICE,
  • Harrison, S., O'Donnell, L.K., Bradley, C.E., Milte, R., Dyer, S.M., Gnanamanickam, E.S., et al. (2018). Associations between the Drug Burden Index, potentially inappropriate medications and quality of life in residential aged care. Drugs Aging, 35(1) pp. 83-91.
    [10.1007/s40266-017-0513-3] [Scopus]
  • Harrison, S., O'Donnell, L.K., Milte, R., Dyer, S.M., Gnanamanickam, E.S., Bradley, C.E., et al. (2018). Costs of potentially inappropriate medications in residential aged care facilities. BMC Geriatrics, 18(1) pp. 9.
  • Harrison, S., Dyer, S.M., Laver, K.E., Milte, R., Fleming, R. and Crotty, M. (2017). Physical environmental designs in residential aged care to improve quality of life (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12
  • Harrison, S., de Craen, A.J., Kerse, N., Teh, R., Granic, A., Davies, K.N., et al. (2017). Predicting Risk of Cognitive Decline in Very Old Adults Using Three Models: The Framingham Stroke Risk Profile; the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and Dementia Model; and Oxi-Inflammatory Biomarkers. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(2) pp. 381-389.
    [10.1111/jgs.14532] [Scopus]

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