Dr Stacey Masters

Casual Academic Research

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Sturt West
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Stacey is a postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Pre-hospital and Emergency Care - Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ) Centre for Research Excellence. Her research examines the relationship between advance care planning and ambulance transfers from aged care to the emergency department, and potential role for pre-hospital providers.

Stacey trained as a registered nurse and midwife and has research experience in reproductive medicine, primary health care and general practice as well as acute and restorative care. Her PhD examined post hospital transitions for older persons in the context of the Australian Transition Care Program and decision-making about entry to residential aged care.

Stacey's current research extends her interest in aged care (broadly) to consider how paramedics can support older persons' expressed wishes for a palliative approach to care.


PhD Post hospital transitions for older adults and their carers. Flinders University 2017

Master of Science (Primary Health Care) Predicting teachers' perceptions of ADHD: analysis of state primary school teachers' responses to an 80-item questionnaire. Flinders University 1998

Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) Flinders University 1992

Diploma of Health Science (Nursing) Flinders University 1989

Honours, awards and grants

2015 Academic Promotion to Level B, Research Fellow

2009 Australian Postgraduate Award, Flinders University

2008 Emerging Researchers in Ageing Masterclass, ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well / The University of Queensland

2007 Flinders University Academic Internship Program

2007 Flinders University Postgraduate Research Supervision Program

1996 Foundation SA Health Promotion Scholarship 1996


Research grants

2015 Department of Veterans' Affairs. Investigators: Richard Reed, Tania Shelby-James, Stacey Masters. Provision of services for the promotion of the ADF post-discharge GP health assessment at peak medical association conferences. $20,000

2014 Department of Veterans' Affairs. Investigators: Richard Reed, Tania Shelby-James, Stacey Masters, Leigh Roeger, Simon Patterson. Development of an interactive online self-assessment tool for the At Ease website. $63,500

2013 Department of Veterans' Affairs. Investigators: Richard Reed, Tania Shelby-James, Stacey Masters, Simon Patterson, Leigh Roeger. General Practitioner health assessment tool for former Australian Defence Force members. $374,715

2012 Department of Veterans' Affairs Applied Research Program. Investigators: Richard Reed, Leigh Roeger, Prasuna Reddy, Christopher Barton, Stacey Masters, Tania Shelby-James. Developing a health needs assessment to promote coordinated care of older veterans by primary health care teams. $297,269

2006 Foundation Daw Park. Investigators: Julie Halbert, Maria Crotty, Lynne Giles, Stacey Masters. Shifting from home to residential care: understanding the preferences of older people admitted to RGH and their carers. $11,435

Teaching interests

I have tutored in the following topics:

  • SPTH1201 Psychosocial Aspects of Speech Pathology
  • HLTH3105 Quantitative Methods for Social Health Research
  • PHCA8008 Primary Health Care: Action for Change.

Presenter, Flinders Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Journal Club, 28 March 2013. Krumholz HM et al. 2013. Relationship between hospital readmission and mortality rates for patients hospitalized with acute myocaridlal infarction, heart failure or pneumonia. JAMA. 309(6):587-593; https://www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/sites/fceb/journal-clubs/epidemiology-journal-club/previous-events/previous-events-2013.cfm

Further information

Coaching Older Adults and Carers

Stacey Masters, Jason Gordon, Craig Whitehead, Owen Davies, Lynne C Giles, Julie Ratcliffe
Australasian Medical Journal, vol 5, no 8 (2012)

Making a decision about whether to move into residential care or to stay at home is a complex decision for both older people and their carers. Older adults with delirium or cognitive impairment are frequently excluded from research projects yet this is the group most likely to be confronted with this dilemma. Little is known about the best ways to provide older people and their families in this situation with support.
Waiting in Grand Central Station, New York 2003 James Maher Photography