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Lisa Whitehead Honorary Research Professor

BSc(Hons)(Lond) MA PhD(Liv)

Professor Lisa Whitehead was appointed as an Honorary Research Professor in the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies for a three year period from August 2018.

Lisa currently holds a professorial position in Nursing Research at Edith Cowan University in Australia.  

Research

Lisa’s research interests include family centered care and the self-management of long-term conditions especially in Diabetes and Cancer.

Thesis supervision

Postgraduate research supervision for PhD and Master's students

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Publications

Abel, S., Whitehead, L., Tipene-Leach, D., & Coppell, K. (2021). Proximal and distal influences on dietary change among a diverse group with prediabetes participating in a pragmatic care nurse-led intervention: A qualitative study. Proceedings of the 44th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/NZSSD2021

Abel, S. L., Whitehead, L. C., Tipene-Leach, D. C., & Coppell, K. J. (2021). Proximal and distal influences on dietary change among a diverse group with prediabetes participating in a pragmatic, primary care nurse-led intervention: A qualitative study. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980021001968

Saunders, R., Seaman, K., Emery, L., Bulsara, M., Ashford, C., McDowell, J., … Sullivan, T., & Whitehead, L. (2021). Comparing an eHealth program (My Hip Journey) with standard care for total hip arthroplasty: Randomized controlled trial. JMIR Rehabilitation & Assistive Technologies, 8(1), e22944. doi: 10.2196/22944

Arabiat, D., Whitehead, L., Sheikh, B. A., & Afrifa-Yamoah, E. (2020). Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability of the diabetes treatment satisfaction questionnaire (DTSQ) for Arabic speaking patients with type II diabetes. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 13, 953-961. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S266913

Whitehead, L., Glass, C. C., Abel, S. L., Sharp, K., & Coppell, K. J. (2020). Exploring the role of goal setting in weight loss for adults recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. BMC Nursing, 19, 67. doi: 10.1186/s12912-020-00462-6

Whitehead, L. C., & Trip, H. T. (2019). Diabetes. In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of intellectual disabilities: Integrating theory, research, and practice. (pp. 1065-1075). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-20843-1_55

Chapter in Book - Research

Whitehead, L. (2011). Qualitative data analysis. In S. Jirojwong, M. Johnson & A. Welch (Eds.), Research methods in nursing and midwifery: Pathways to evidence-based practice. (pp. 263-284). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Whitehead, L., & Proudfoot, J. (2010). Standards and operating guidelines for internet interventions. In J. Bennett-Levy, D. A. Richards, P. Farrand, H. Christensen, K. M. Griggiths & D. J. C. Kavanagh Williams (Eds.), Oxford guide to low intensity CBT interventions. (pp. 247-252). New York: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Whitehead, L. (2013). Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 30-32). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Other

Whitehead, L. (2013). The future of nursing education. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 144-145). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Other

Abel, S. L., Whitehead, L. C., Tipene-Leach, D. C., & Coppell, K. J. (2021). Proximal and distal influences on dietary change among a diverse group with prediabetes participating in a pragmatic, primary care nurse-led intervention: A qualitative study. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980021001968

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Saunders, R., Seaman, K., Emery, L., Bulsara, M., Ashford, C., McDowell, J., … Sullivan, T., & Whitehead, L. (2021). Comparing an eHealth program (My Hip Journey) with standard care for total hip arthroplasty: Randomized controlled trial. JMIR Rehabilitation & Assistive Technologies, 8(1), e22944. doi: 10.2196/22944

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Arabiat, D., Whitehead, L., Sheikh, B. A., & Afrifa-Yamoah, E. (2020). Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability of the diabetes treatment satisfaction questionnaire (DTSQ) for Arabic speaking patients with type II diabetes. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 13, 953-961. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S266913

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Keramat Kar, M., Whitehead, L., Smith, C. M., Seaton, P., & Mozhdehipanah, H. (2020). Anticipatory coping: How women deal with the hassles of living with multiple sclerosis. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1770872

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McCullough, K., Whitehead, L., Bayes, S., Williams, A., & Cope, V. (2020). The delivery of Primary Health Care in remote communities: A grounded theory study of the perspective of nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 102, 103474. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103474

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Trip, H., Whitehead, L., & Crowe, M. (2020). Perceptions of ageing and future aspirations by people with intellectual disability: A grounded theory study using photo-elicitation. Ageing & Society, 40, 966-983. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X18001460

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Whitehead, L., Glass, C. C., Abel, S. L., Sharp, K., & Coppell, K. J. (2020). Exploring the role of goal setting in weight loss for adults recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. BMC Nursing, 19, 67. doi: 10.1186/s12912-020-00462-6

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Foster, M., & Whitehead, L. (2019). Using drawings to understand the child's experience of child-centred care on admission to a paediatric high dependency unit. Journal of Child Health Care, 23(1), 102-117. doi: 10.1177/1367493518778389

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Keramat Kar, M., Whitehead, L., & Smith, C. M. (2019). Characteristics and correlates of coping with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation, 41(3), 250-264. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1387295

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Trip, H., Whitehead, L., Crowe, M., Mirfin-Veitch, B., & Daffue, C. (2019). Aging with intellectual disabilities in families: Navigating ever-changing seas: A theoretical model. Qualitative Health Research, 29(11), 1595-1610. doi: 10.1177/1049732319845344

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Abel, S., Whitehead, L. C., & Coppell, K. J. (2018). Making dietary changes following a diagnosis of prediabetes: A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators. Diabetic Medicine, 35(12), 1693-1699. doi: 10.1111/dme.13796

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Arabiat, D., Whitehead, L., Foster, M., Shields, L., & Harris, L. (2018). Parents' experiences of Family Centred Care practices. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 42, 39-44. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2018.06.012

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Foster, M., Whitehead, L., Arabiat, D., & Frost, L. (2018). Parents' and staff perceptions of parental needs during a child's hospital admission: An Australian study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 43, e2-e9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2018.06.013

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Coppell, K. J., Abel, S. L., Freer, T., Gray, A., Sharp, K., Norton, J. K., … Whitehead, L. C. (2017). The effectiveness of a primary care nursing-led dietary intervention for prediabetes: A mixed methods pilot study. BMC Family Practice, 18, 106. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0671-8

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Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Bugge, C., Carlyle, D., Carter, J., & Maskill, V. (2017). Living with sub-optimal glycemic control: The experiences of Type 2 diabetes diagnosis and education. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(3), 612-621. doi: 10.1111/jan.13145

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Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Seaton, P., Jordan, J., McCall, C., Maskill, V., & Trip, H. (2017). Qualitative meta-synthesis: The experience of chronic pain across conditions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(5), 1004-1016. doi: 10.1111/jan.13174

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Foster, M., & Whitehead, L. (2017). Family centred care in the paediatric high dependency unit: Parents' and staff's perception. Contemporary Nurse, 53(4), 498-502. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2017.1410067

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Foster, M., & Whitehead, L. (2017). Parent and staff perceptions of parental needs during a child's hospital admission to a paediatric high-dependency unit: A New Zealand study. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(12), 1167-1175. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13645

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Nejat, N., Whitehead, L., & Crowe, M. (2017). The use of spirituality and religiosity in coping with colorectal cancer. Contemporary Nurse, 53(1), 48-59. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1276401

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Whitehead, L. C., Crowe, M. T., Carter, J. D., Maskill, V. R., Carlyle, D., Bugge, C., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2017). A nurse-led interdisciplinary approach to promote self-management of type 2 diabetes: A process evaluation of post-intervention experiences. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 23(2), 264-271. doi: 10.1111/jep.12594

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Whitehead, L. C., Crowe, M. T., Carter, J. D., Maskill, V. R., Carlyle, D., Bugge, C., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2017). A nurse-led education and cognitive behaviour therapy-based intervention among adults with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 23(4), 821-829. doi: 10.1111/jep.12725

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Davies, N., Crowe, M., & Whitehead, L. (2016). Establishing routines to cope with the loneliness associated with widowhood: A narrative analysis. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 23(8), 532-539. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12339

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Jones, V., Whitehead, L., & Crowe, M. T. (2016). Self-efficacy in managing chronic respiratory disease: Parents' experiences. Contemporary Nurse, 52(2-3), 341-351. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1213647

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Nejat, N., Whitehead, L., & Crowe, M. (2016). Exploratory psychometric properties of the Farsi and English versions of the Spiritual Needs Questionnaire (SpNQ). Religions, 7(7), 84. doi: 10.3390/rel7070084

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Trip, H., Conder, J., Hale, L., & Whitehead, L. (2016). The role of key workers in supporting people with intellectual disability in the self-management of their diabetes: A qualitative New Zealand study. Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(6), 789-798. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12262

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Whitehead, L. C., Trip, H. T., Hale, L. A., & Conder, J. (2016). Negotiated autonomy in diabetes self-management: The experiences of adults with intellectual disability and their support workers. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(4), 389-397. doi: 10.1111/jir.12257

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Whitehead, L. C., Unahi, K., Burrell, B., & Crowe, M. T. (2016). The experience of fatigue across long-term conditions: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 52(1), 131-143. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.02.013

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Wilkinson, M., Whitehead, L., & Crowe, M. (2016). Nurses perspectives on long-term condition self-management: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(1-2), 240-246. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13072

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Foster, M., Whitehead, L., & Maybee, P. (2015). The parents', hospitalized child's, and health care providers' perceptions and experiences of family-centered care within a pediatric critical care setting: A synthesis of quantitative research. Journal of Family Nursing, 22(1), 6-73. doi: 10.1177/1074840715618193

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Smith, C. M., Fitzgerald, H. J. M., & Whitehead, L. (2015). How fatigue influences exercise participation in men with multiple sclerosis. Qualitative Health Research, 25(2), 179-188. doi: 10.1177/1049732314551989

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Wilkinson, A., Whitehead, L., & Ritchie, L. (2014). Factors influencing the ability to self-manage diabetes for adults living with type 1 or 2 diabetes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(1), 111-122. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.01.006

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Dunn, J. A., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Whitehead, L. C., & Keeling, S. (2013). Liminality and decision making for upper limb surgery in tetraplegia: A grounded theory. Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(15), 1293-1301. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.727945

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Foster, M. J., Whitehead, L., Maybee, P., & Cullens, V. (2013). The parents', hospitalized child's, and health care providers' perceptions and experiences of family centered care within a pediatric critical care setting: A metasynthesis of qualitative research. Journal of Family Nursing, 19(4), 431-468. doi: 10.1177/1074840713496317

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Carter, J. D., Crowe, M., Carlyle, D., Frampton, C. M., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., O'Toole, V. M., Whitehead, L., & Joyce, P. R. (2012). Patient change processes in psychotherapy: Development of a new scale. Psychotherapy Research, 22(1), 115-126. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2011.631195

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Crowe, M., Burrell, B., & Whitehead, L. (2012). Lifestyle risk management: A qualitative analysis of women's descriptions of taking hormone therapy following surgically induced menopause. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(8), 1814-1823. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05873.x

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., Carlyle, D., Wilson, L., Whitehead, L., Panckhurst, A., … Frampton, C., & Joyce, P. (2012). Nurse-led delivery of specialist supportive care for bipolar disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(5), 446-454. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01822.x

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., Carlyle, D., Wilson, L., Whitehead, L., Panckhurst, A., … Joyce, P. (2012). Feeling out of control: A qualitative analysis of the impact of bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(4), 294-302. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01786.x

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Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Carlyle, D., McIntosh, V., Jordan, J., Joyce, P., & Carter, J. (2012). The process of change in psychotherapy for depression: Helping clients to reformulate the problem. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(8), 681-689. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01840.x

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Dunn, J. A., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Whitehead, L. C., & Keeling, S. (2012). Issues influencing the decision to have upper limb surgery for people with tetraplegia. Spinal Cord, 50, 844-847. doi: 10.1038/sc.2012.58

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Muir, L. A., George, P. M., & Whitehead, L. (2012). Using the experiences of people with familial hypercholesterolaemia to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(9), 1920-1932. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05957.x

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Mulligan, H. F., Hale, L. A., Whitehead, L., & Baxter, G. D. (2012). Barriers to physical activity for people with long-term neurological conditions: A review study. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 29(3), 243-265.

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Mulligan, H., Whitehead, L. C., Hale, L. A., Baxter, G. D., & Thomas, D. (2012). Promoting physical activity for individuals with neurological disability: Indications for practice. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34(13), 1108-1113. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.631683

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Hale, L. A., Trip, H. T., Whitehead, L., & Conder, J. (2011). Self-management abilities of diabetes in people with an intellectual disability living in New Zealand. Journal of Policy & Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 8(4), 223-230. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2011.00314.x

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Whitehead, L. (2011). Methodological issues in internet-mediated research: A randomized comparison of internet versus mailed questionnaires. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4), e109. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1593

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Wilson, L., Whitehead, L., & Burrell, B. (2011). Learning to live well with chronic fatigue: The personal perspective. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(10), 2161-2169. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05666.x

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