Timothy Schultz

Senior Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (2.39)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a health services researcher interested in understanding how safe, effective and efficient healthcare can be delivered to patients in a complex and changing healthcare system. My research has typically been highly collaborative, inter-disciplinary and health-system focussed. It has included the development and evaluation of new models of care, for example home infusions for people with multiple sclerosis, nurse endoscopies for low-risk patients and enhanced recovery post elective caesarean section. Additionally, I am interested in how to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for patients, for example by encouraging the use of evidence in clinical practice, by addressing patient safety concerns, or by testing new roles in the healthcare team, such as new roles for nurses. My other research interests include evidence-based practice and the conduct of systematic reviews, patient safety research and health economics.


BA BSc(Hons) Grad Dipl (PublHlth) PhD

Supervisory interests
Clinical nursing research
Evidence based practice
Health services research
Healthcare, quality improvement
Patient outcomes
Patient preferences
Patient/consumer, safety and quality
Systematic reviews in health care
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Root cause analysis and serious incident investigation (1)
Principal supervisor: Health services research (5), Systematic reviews (1), Mental health nursing (1)
Associate supervisor: Health services research (11), Hospital nurse staffing (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Louise McGuire

Dean's Commendation / M Clin Sci - JUL 2019

Mahasen Juaton

Dean's Commendation / M Clin Sci - FEB 2021