Senior Research Fellow
PhD (University of Queensland)
Post Doctoral Research Fellow Faculty of Health | School - Nursing IHBI Membership Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) | IHBI Health Projects | IHBI Nursing - CDA
About Dr. Catherine Travers
Dr Travers is a Senior Research Fellow with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration at QUT. Her research interests include ageing, dementia and interventions to improve older people’s quality of life including those with dementia.
Dr Travers is a Clinical Psychologist who previously worked in both hospital and community settings where she gained extensive experience in the assessment and management of psychological and psychiatric problems in adults. In addition, she has a considerable number of recent publications in international peer-reviewed journals, has presented her work at national and international conferences and has experience in teaching and supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students.
Dr Travers is currently managing a mentoring program for early and mid-career dementia care researchers that aims to develop a cohort of capable researchers able to lead and promote dementia care research in Australia.
She has previously undertaken projects aimed at improving the care of older people with cognitive impairment in acute hospitals and completed reports for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care regarding this issue.
- McCrow J. et al. 2016, Salt in the desert: A comparison of clinical versus serum-calculated determination of dehydration. Healthy Aging Research
- McCrow, J. et al. 2016, Associations between dehydration, cognitive impairment and frailty in older hospitalized patients: An exploratory study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing
- McCrow J. et al. (2016). Water, water everywhere: Dehydration in the midst of plenty: An observational study of barriers and enablers to adequate hydration in older hospitalized patients. Clinical Nursing Studies.
- Travers, C. Henderson A, Graham F, Beattie E. (2018). CogChamps: impact of a project to educate nurses about delirium and improve the quality of care for hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment. BMC Health Services Research. 18:534
- Travers, C. Henderson A, Graham F, Beattie E. (2018). Turning education into action: Impact of a collective social approach to improve nurses’ ability to recognize and accurately assess delirium in hospitalized older patients. Nurse Education Today. 62: 91-97.
- Travers, C. Brooks D, Hines S, O’Reilly M, McMaster, M, He W, MacAndrew, M, Fielding E, Karlsson L, Beattie E. (2016). Effectiveness of meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care: A systematic review. The Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 14(12):163-225.