Associate Professor Fiona McDermott
Joint Appointment with Southern Health
Telephone: +61 3 9903 1709
Facsimile: +61 3 9903 1141
Southern Health details
Telephone: +61 3 9594 2290
Facsimile: +61 3 9594 6630
Associate Professor Fiona McDermott (BA Dip Soc Studs., M. Urban Planning, PhD: Melb). Fiona teaches in the areas of health and working with groups. She has a particular interest in teaching and supervising higher degree research, supporting practitioners in undertaking practice-driven research, and undertaking research in health and mental health. She is Editor of Australian Social Work, the journal of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Fiona McDermott Research: Monash University Research
- Fiona McDermott, 2002 Inside Groupwork: a guide to reflective practice (Allen & Unwin, NSW);
- Nadine Cameron & Fiona McDermott (2007) Social Work and the body (Palgrave UK);
- Meadows, G., Fossey, E., Farhall, J., Grigg, M., McDermott, F., Singh, B. eds (2012) Mental Health in Australia, 3rd edition Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia.
- Catherine Flynn & Fiona McDermott, (2016) Doing research in social work and social care (October 2016, Sage, UK): https://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/doing-research-in-social-work-and-social-care/book243833
Rosenberg, S. and McDermott, F. 2015 ‘More than pills and beds: contemporary challenges in social work practice and mental health care’ in Pack, M. and Cargill, J. (eds) Evidence discovery and assessment in social work practice, IGI Global, USA, Hershey Avenue, PA, p.113-129
McDermott, F.M., 2014, Complexity theory, trans-disciplinary working and reflective practice, in Applying Complexity Theory, eds Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas, Policy Press, UK, pp. 181-198.
Journal articles (2014-2017):
McDermott, F. & Bawden, G. (2017) New ways of seeing: health social work leadership and research capacity building, Social Work in Health Care, doi: 10.1080/00981389.2017.1367349
McDermott, F., Henderson, A., Quayle, C. (2017) Health social workers’ sources of knowledge for decision making in practice, Social Work in Health Care, DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2017.1340391
Holland, C., Hocking, A., Joubert, L., McDermott, F., Niski, M., Salo, F. (2017) My kite will fly: improving communication and understanding in young children when a mother is diagnosed with life-threatening gynecological cancer, Journal of Palliative Medicine, DOI: 10.1089/jpm2017.0058
Lee, D., Lalor, A., Russell, G., Stolwyk, R., Brown, T., McDermott, F., Haines, T. Understanding temporal relationships between depression, falls and physical activity in a cohort of post-hospitalized older adults – a breakthrough or a conundrum? (2017) International Psychogeriatrics
O’Brien, L., Mitchell, D., Skinner, E., Haas, R., Ghaly, M., McDermott, F., May, K., Haines, T. (2017) What makes weekend allied health services effective and cost-effective (or not) in acute medical and surgical wards? Perceptions of medical, nursing and allied health workers, BMC Health Services Research, 17:345
Cleary, Y., Rubin, L., Whitelaw, L., Moon, F., McDermott, F. 2016 Health social workers’ practitioner research program, Social Work Focus, Autumn 2016 Vol. 1 Issue 1 p.61
Green, L., Bawden, G., McDermott, F.M., 2015, You'll need to go to hospital in Melbourne!" The experience of country patients and families in the city: An evaluation of a supported accommodation service for rural patients attending hospital., Practice Reflexions [P], vol On-line, Australian Community Workers Association, Australia, pp. 1-16
Haines, T.P., O'Brien, E.J., Mitchell, D., Bowles, K., Haas, R., Markham, D., Plumb, S., May, K., Philip, K., Lescai, D., McDermott, F.M., Skinner, E., 2015, Study protocol for two randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness and safety of current weekend allied health services and a new stakeholder-driven model for acute medical/surgical patients versus no weekend allied health services, Trials [P], vol 16, issue 1, BioMed Central Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 133-158.
Lee, D.A., Day, L., Hill, K., Clemson, L., McDermott, F.M., Haines, T.P., 2015, What factors influence older adults to discuss falls with their health-care providers, Health Expectations [E], vol E, John Wiley & Sons, UK, pp. 1-17.
O'Callaghan, C., McDermott, F.M., Michael, N., Daveson, B., Hudson, P., Zalcberg, J., 2014, "A quiet still voice that just touches": music's relevance for adults living with life-threatening cancer diagnoses, Supportive Care In Cancer [P], vol 22, issue 4, Springer, Germany, pp. 1037-1047.
Haines, T.P., O'Brien, E.J., McDermott, F.M., Markham, D., Mitchell, D., Watterson, D.M., Skinner, E., 2014, A novel research design can aid disinvestment from existing health technologies with uncertain effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and/or safety, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology [P], vol 67, issue 2, Elsevier Inc., United States, pp. 144-151.
O'Neal, P., Jackson, A.C., McDermott, F.M., 2014, A review of the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive-behaviour therapy and short-term psychodynamic therapy in the treatment of major depression: implications for mental health social work practice, Australian Social Work [P], vol 67, issue 2, Routledge, Australia, pp. 197-213.
O'Neal, P., Jackson, A.C., McDermott, F.M., 2014, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and short-term psychodynamic therapy in the treatment of major depression: Implications for mental health social work practice, Australian Social Work [P], vol 67, issue 2, Routledge, Australia, pp. 200-211.
Lee, D., Pritchard, E., McDermott, F.M., Haines, T., 2014, Falls prevention education for older adults during and after hospitalization: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Health Education Journal [P], vol On-line, Sage Publications, USA, pp. 1-15.
Lee, D.A., Day, L., Hill, K., Clemson, L., McDermott, F.M., Haines, T.P., 2014, What factors influence older adults to discuss falls with their health-care providers, Health Expectations [E], vol E, John Wiley & Sons, UK, pp. 1-17.