Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Safety and quality of health care delivery
  • Health policy and health systems
  • Nurse sensitive outcome measures
  • Healthcare workforce
  • Health services research

Not available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Liza Heslop

Over the last decade, Liza’s research and teaching has focused on improving nursing care delivery through advancing the measurement of nursing care quality as patient outcomes.

Liza is nationally recognised for expertise in health policy and systems and has served for seven years on the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority - a Commonwealth statutory committee that provides independent and transparent advice in relation to funding for public hospitals.

In the field of workforce reform, her research concerns multi-disciplinary approaches to care coordination to support high end users of the health system.

Currently Liza is part of a team that is developing and testing a clinical decision support tool for use by clinicians at the bedside to improve nutritional care processes and help prevent hospital-acquired malnutrition (with Western Health and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne).

From 2019, Liza has been an academic editor for PLOS ONE and is involved in overseeing processes for evaluating research on the basis of scientific validity, rigorous methodology, and high ethical standards, with the aim of making all well-conducted research freely available.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash
  • Master of Nursing, RMIT
  • BAppSc (AdvNurs), LIHS
  • BA, GIAE

Key publications

Year Citation
2014 Bamberg, J., & Heslop, E. (140101). Making the transition to vocational outcomes: A literature review related to persons with drug and alcohol and mental health disabilities (First). Melbourne: Stepping Up Consortium ; Victoria University ; MatchWorks.

Year Citation
2019 Heslop, L., Cranwell, K., & Burton, T. (191001). Care coordination for chronic and complex health conditions: An experienced based codesign study engaging consumer and clinician groups for service improvement. PLoS ONE, 14(10),

doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224380

2019 Heslop, L. (191001). Activity-based funding for safety and quality: A policy discussion of issues and directions for nursing-focused health services outcomes research. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 25(5),

doi: 10.1111/ijn.12775

2017 L, H., & K, C. (170101). Building Workforce for Chronic Disease and Complex Conditions: A Qualitative Investigation of Care Coordinators' Role Perceptions. Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, 07(06),

doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000572

2015 Heslop, L. (150101). Outcome detection using hospital activity data: Implications for development of nursing-sensitive quality monitoring and reporting in Australia (Commentary on Schreuders et al., Int. J. Nurs. Stud. 51 (3) (2014) 470-478). International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(1), (487-490).

doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.04.007

2014 Heslop, L., & Lu, S. (141101). Nursing-sensitive indicators: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(11), (2469-2482).

doi: 10.1111/jan.12503

2014 Heslop, L., Power, R., & Cranwell, K. (140913). Building workforce capacity for complex care coordination: A function analysis of workflow activity. Human Resources for Health, 12(1),

doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-12-52

2014 Heslop, L., & Lu, S. (140101). Nursing-sensitive indicators: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing,

doi: 10.1111/jan.12503

2014 Heslop, L. (140101). Australian direct care nurses can make cost savings and improve health-care quality if they have access to meaningful data. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20(4), (337-338).

doi: 10.1111/ijn.12359

2014 Heslop, L. (140101). Outcome detection using hospital activity data: Implications for development of nursing-sensitive quality monitoring and reporting in Australia (Commentary on Schreuders et al., Int. J. Nurs. Stud. 51 (3) (2014) 470-478). International Journal of Nursing Studies,

doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.04.007

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Reducing Hospital Acquired Malnutrition Through Early Identification of Deteriorating Nutritional Status and Application of a Decision Support Tool: A Proof of Concept Study.
From: HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation
Investigators: Prof Friedrich De courten
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed
HOSPITAL ACQUIRED MALNUTRITION
From: St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Principal supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
Associate Professor - Teaching & Research Notes
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Oct 2019 -
Oct 2019
Associate Professor - Teaching & Research Notes
Victoria University

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 2007 - Oct 2019
Clinical Advisory Committee Member
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
Joint Working Party of IHPA
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
Member
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Jan 2019 - Oct 2019
Academic Editor
PLOS ONE
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2007 - Oct 2019
Clinical Advisory Committee Member
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
Joint Working Party of IHPA
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
Member
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Jan 2019 - Oct 2019
Academic Editor
PLOS ONE