Associate Professor Ann Dadich

Associate Professor
Registered Psychologist


Dr Ann DadichAssociate Professor Ann Dadich is a registered psychologist, a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales. She has accumulated considerable expertise in health service management, notably knowledge translation. This encompasses scholarship on the processes through which different knowledges coalesce to promote quality care. This is demonstrated by her publishing record, which includes over 150 refereed publications; the research grants she has secured; and the awards she has received.

A/Prof. Dadich holds editorial appointments with several academic journals, including the Australian Health Review and BMC Health Services Research. She is also the Deputy Director of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) Knowledge Translation Strategic Platform; she co-chairs the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Health Management and Organisation (HMO) Conference Stream; and she co-convenes the ANZAM HMO Special Interest Group. Additionally, A/Prof. Dadich supervises doctoral candidates and teaches undergraduate units on change management, innovation, creativity, and organisational behaviour.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2005, Social Policy, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Psychology), 1995, University of Western Sydney

Research Focus

  • Health service management, notably knowledge translation.

Selected Awards and Recognition

  • 2012 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Best Paper Award in the ANZAM Conference Stream, Health Management, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit
  • Australian College of Health Services Management
  • Best Paper Award in the ANZAM Conference Stream, Health Management, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Best Stream Reviewer, Health Management, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit
  • 2010 University of Western Sydney College of Business
  • Excellence Award – Recognition of Excellent Teaching
  • 2009 University of Western Sydney College of Business
  • Excellence Award – Outstanding Contributions to Research: Early Career Researcher
  • 2005 Australian Psychological Society
  • College of Community Psychologists Robin Winkler Award
  • 2002 Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research
  • Early Career Researcher Prize
  • 1991 Reuben F. Scarf Award for Commitment

Selected Publications

Dadich, A., & Jarrett, C. (accepted Jul. 14, 2019). Understanding practitioner perspectives of youth healthcare using two thematic and lexical analyses. Health Expectations.

Collier, A., Hodgins, M., Crawford, G., Every, A., Womsley, K., Jeffs, C., Houthuysen, P., Kang, S., Thomas, E., Weller, V., Van, C., Farrow, C., & Dadich, A. (2018). What does it take to deliver brilliant home-based palliative care? A video reflexive ethnography. Palliative Medicine, 33(1), 91-101.

Dadich, A., Collier, A., Hodgins, M., & Crawford, G. (2018). Using POSH VRE to examine positive deviance to new public management in healthcare. Qualitative Health Research, 28(8), 1203-1216.

Dadich, A., & Doloswala, N. (2018). What can organisational theory offer knowledge translation in healthcare? A thematic and lexical analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 18(351), 1-20.

Dadich, A., & Wyer, M. (2018). Patient involvement in healthcare-associated infections research: A lexical review. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Epub-ahead-of-print, 1-8.

Bragge, P., Grimshaw, J. M., Lokker, C., Colquhoun, H., & AIMD Writing/Working Group. (2017). AIMD - A validated, simplified framework of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into health practices, systems, and policies. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17(38), 1-11.

Dadich, A., & Olson, R. (2017). How and why emotions matter in interprofessional healthcare. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 8(1), 59-79.

Hodgins, M., & Dadich, A. (2017). Positive emotion in knowledge creation. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 31(2), 162-174.

Dadich, A., & Hosseinzadeh, H. (2016). Communication channels to promote evidence-based practice: A survey of primary care clinicians to determine perceived effects. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(62), 1-12.

Dadich, A., Abbott, P., & Hosseinzadeh, H. (2015). How to promote Practice Nurse capacity to deliver evidence-based care: An example from sexual healthcare. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 29(7), 988-1010.

Burton, S., Dadich, A., & Soboleva, A. (2013). Competing voices: Marketing and counter-marketing alcohol on Twitter. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 25(2), 186-209.


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