Leigh Kinsman bio


Associate Professor Leigh Kinsman
PhD ( La Trobe University)
MHSc (La Trobe University)
BHSC (La Trobe University)
Organisation School of Rural Health
Monash University
Role in organisation
Associate Professor of Rural Health Research
Research  Interests
  1. Clinical Pathways
  2. Delivery Systems for Cardiac Services in Rural Settings
  3. Rural Emergency Departments
  4. Acute Nursing
Brief Bio  Leigh Kinsman commenced in December 2006 following eight years with La Trobe University as a Lecturer in Nursing.  He graduated in 2011 with a PhD investigating the role of clinical pathways in hospitals and rural emergency departments. Publications and conference presentations arising from his studies focused on barriers and facilitators to evidence-based management of heart disease.

Current funded projects include emergency department research to improve waiting times, investigating the ability of health professionals to manage deteriorating patients and a cluster trial of clinical pathways for heart attack management in rural emergency departments.  He is also coordinating an academic research exchange with the University of Dresden, Germany, and is collaborating with fellow researchers in the UK and the Netherlands.

Top 5 recent publications 
(over last 5 years)
  1. Martin, M., Champion, R., KinsmanL. & Masman, K. (2010). Mapping patient flow in a regional Australian emergency department: A model driven approach, International Emergency Nursing,doi:10.1016/j.ienj.2010.03.003
  2. Tham, R., Humphreys, J., Kinsman, L., Buykx, P., Asaid, A., Tuohey, K. & Riley, K. (2010). Evaluating the impact of sustainable comprehensive primary health care on rural health, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 18: 166-72.
  3. Kinsman, L., Rotter, T., James, E., Snow, P. & Willis, J. (2010). What is a clinical pathway? Development of a definition to inform the debate, BMC Medicine, 8(31): 1-3.
  4. Endacott, R., Scholes, J., Cooper, S., Kinsman, L., Buykx, P. & McConnell-Henry, T. (2010). When do patient signs become cues? Detecting clinical cues of deterioration in a simulated environment, Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05417.x
  5. Rotter, T., Kinsman, L., Kugler, J., Gothe, H., James, E., Snow, P., Willis, J. & Machotta, A. (2010). Clinical pathways: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs (systematic review), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3:CD006632.