Researcher

Miss Ebony Lewis

Biography

Ebony Lewis has come from a background of Emergency nursing with a passion for improving the end-of-life experience for older people with advanced chronic illness. She has extensive experience in geriatrics assessment and gerontology research. 
Ebony has been working at UNSW since 2015. She is currently working in research and teaching in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW.  Ebony was previously working at the South...view more
Ebony Lewis has come from a background of Emergency nursing with a passion for improving the end-of-life experience for older people with advanced chronic illness. She has extensive experience in geriatrics assessment and gerontology research. 
Ebony has been working at UNSW since 2015. She is currently working in research and teaching in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW.  Ebony was previously working at the South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW as a Research Nurse under the supervision of Associate Professor Magnolia Cardona on the CriSTAL Project. See CriSTAL project page at https://research.unsw.edu.au/projects/validation-cristal-criteria-screening-and-triaging-appropriate-alternative-care .
Ebony's research initiatives include:  the retrospective validation of clinical records from a major teaching hospital in Sydney post Medical Emergency Team (MET) calls; the conduct of the prospective validation of the CriSTAL checklist in Emergency Departments;  Leading a systematic review on effectiveness of Advance Care Directives on end-of-life communications;  a population survey of end-of-life care preferences by the elderly; and recently completed a large multi-centre cohort study of elderly patients in Australia using four frailty scales to predict outcomes at hospital discharge and at 3-months. Ebony is currently contributing to projects on prognostic preferences in hospitals, identification of elders at risk in in residential aged care, and optimising Advance Care Planning in general practice. 
 

 


My Awards

1. Winner, Paper of the Year Award 2016
https://eapcnet.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/palliative-medicine-paper-of-the-year-award-helping-clinicians-engage-in-end-of-life-discussions-with-older-dying-patients/ 

2. Finalist, NSW Health Statewide Awards for Innovation in Research
CriSTAL clinical prediction tool to encourage advance care planning. New South Wales Health Ministry (October 2017)

3. Winner. Quality Award for Patient Safety, September 2017
South Western Sydney Local Health District for program of work on Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care (CriSTAL)

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Masters

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Contact

ebony.lewis@unsw.edu.au