Linda Khong - Academic Pursuits

To challenge herself, Linda commenced her PhD in 2013. She received the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship from The University of Notre Dame Australia for undertaking the research doctorate. In addition to the above, she was awarded a joint-scholarship with the Australian Government’s Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program where her doctoral research study looked extensively into engaging people in older adults' healthy ageing.

In her continuing endeavour to excel and in spite of the heavy PhD schedule, Linda signed up for the inaugural Australian-French 24-hour Entrepreneurship Challenge, held from 2-3 June 2016. This challenge was opened to all doctoral candidates in Australia and was organised by the Australian Academy of Science and supported by the French Embassy in Australia; and the Australian and French business communities. Her team emerged the winner in which part of the prize was a sponsor of a two-week study tour to France where they visited top biomedical innovation research incubators and start-ups.

Findings from Linda's research have now been published and a list of these together with conference presentations are available for your perusal below.

Research Publications

  • Khong, L., Farringdon, F., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M. (2015). “We are all one together”: Peer educators' views about falls prevention education for community-dwelling older adults - a qualitative study.  BMC Geriatrics, 15(28), 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-015-0030-3

  • Bulsara, C., Khong, L., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M. (2016). Investigating community perspectives regarding preferences for falls prevention education using a World Cafe approach. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(7), 937-944. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21816

  • Khong, L., Bulsara, C., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M. (2017). How older adults would like falls prevention information delivered: Fresh insights from a World Café forum.  Ageing and Society, 37(6), 1179-1196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X16000192

  • Khong, L.A.M., Berlach, R. G., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M.  (2017). Can peer education improve beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention strategies amongst community-dwelling older adults? European Journal of Ageing, 14(3), 243-255. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10433-016-0408-x

  • Khong, L., Berlach, R. G., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M. (2018). Community peer-led falls prevention presentations: What do experts suggest? Journal of Primary Prevention, 39(2), 81-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10935-017-0500-9

  • Khong, L., Berlach, R. G., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M.  (2018). Design and development of a theory-informed peer-led falls prevention education program to translate evidence into practice: A systematic approach. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, Vol.56(4-5), p.195-210.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2018.1479650

  • Khong, L. (2016). The impact of peer-led falls prevention education on community-dwelling older adults: A mixed methods evaluation. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Australia).  Retrieved from https://researchonline.nd.edu.au/theses/140/

  • Khong, L.A.M., Buckley, A., Johnson, W., & Cavalheri, V. (2019). Lower limb chronic edema management program: Perspectives of disengaged patients on challenges, enablers and barriers to program attendance and adherence. Under Review. 

Presentations

  • Khong, L., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M. (2013). Peer-led falls prevention education: Does it work? Review of literature. Paper presented at 11th Australasian Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion Conference, Fremantle, WA. (Oral Presentation).
  • Khong, L. (2014). Peer-led community falls prevention programme: Peer educators’ perspectives.  Symposium conducted at the Institute for Health Research, Fremantle, WA. (Oral Presentation).
  • Hill, A-M., Farringdon, F., Hill, K. D., & Khong, L. (2015). Peer-led community falls prevention program: Peer educators’ perspectives. Paper presented at the SCGH Grass-Roots Falls Festival, Perth, WA. (Oral Presentation).
  • Khong, L., Farringdon, F., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M. (2015). Peer-led community falls prevention program: Peer educators’ perspectives.  Paper presented at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore. Physiotherapy, 101, e744.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.3609. (Oral Presentation).
  • Bulsara, C., Khong, L., Hill, K. D., & Hill, A-M. (2015). Using a World Café community forum to explore preferences of seniors about seeking and receiving falls prevention health-related information. Poster presented at the 9th Health Services and Policy Research Conference and New Zealand, Melbourne, VIC. (Poster).
  • Hill, A-M., Khong, L., Berlach, R., Hill, K. (2017). Evaluating a peer-led falls approach to falls prevention education for older people. Paper presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, USA. Innovation in Aging, 1(supp1), 491-2. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.1746. (Oral Presentation).
  • Hill, A-M, Khong, L., Hill, KD., Bulsara, C. (2017). A World Café forum examines older peoples’ preferences for seeking and receiving falls information. Poster presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, USA. Innovation in Aging, 1(supp1), 927. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.3322. (Poster).
  • Khong, L., Buckley, A., Johnson, W., Cavalheri, V. (2019). Multifactorial challenges to engagement in lymphoedema management: Disengaged patients’ perspectives from a metropolitan hospital outpatient clinic in Australia. Paper presented at the 9th International Lymphoedema Framework Conference, Chicago, USA. (Oral Presentation).
  • Khong, L., Buckley, G., James, S. (2019). International Lymphoedema Framework: Chronic Oedema Outcome Measures. Reporting of survey findings from Australia. Poster presented at the 9th International Lymphoedema Framework Conference, Chicago, USA. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.20924.69761. (Poster)