Deborah Fitzsimmons, PhD
School of Health Studies
Room 215, HSB
519 661-2111 x82217
- BA Hons, PhD (Central Lancashire)
- MHSc Health Administration (Toronto)
- Cross-Appointment, The University of Sheffield, UK, School of Health and Related Research
Supervising Graduate Students
- Technology-enabled care, especially for palliative and hard to reach populations in the community setting
- Management and implementation of complex systems within health care settings, including telehealth and decision support systems
- Health care technologies to support improved self/directed management of conditions and/or rehabilitation
- User and knowledge user engagement with health technologies
- Use of technology to support aging, community health and to optimize seniors' health and independence
- Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.
- Health care innovation
- Health care systems
- Information and communications technologies for health care, including tele-health, home-based care
- Health policy
- Member of expert review panels for UK National Institute of Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordination Centre (NETSCC) for Health Technology Assessment;
Health Services Research; and Service Delivery and Organization research.
- Knight E, Werstine R, Rasmussen-Pennington DM, Fitzsimmons DA & Petrella R. (2014). Physiotherapy 2.0: Leveraging Social Media to Engage Patients in Rehabilitation and Health Promotion. Physical Therapy Journal, http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/early/2014/03/12/ptj.20130432
- Bentley CL, Mountain GA, Thompson J, Fitzsimmons DA, Lowrie KL, Parker SG & Hawley M. (2014). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Trials, 15, 313 http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/pdf/1745-6215-15-313.pdf
- Fitzsimmons DA. (2013). International concurrent course delivery: Bringing pragmatic research to the classroom. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013, Chesapeake, VA: AACE, pp. 81-85.
- Fitzsimmons DA, Wensley AKP, Graham I & Mountain GA. (2013). IT-enabled health care delivery: Replacing clinicians with technology. In G. Huang et al., Eds. Health Information Science 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7798, pp. 210–222. [http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-37899-7_18].