contribution: original concept, designed the project, literature review, collected data, input data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts
position: Associate professor & Deputy director
Dr Erica Bell works as a research fellow in the Hobart office of the University Department of Rural Health, University of Tasmania. She is involved in a broad range of collaborative projects, including rural health education, youth residential rehabilitation service delivery, and falls prevention for older clients. Recently a paper she wrote on self-management of chronic diseases was accepted by the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. She has led many projects involving diverse educators, community and stakeholder groups, producing over forty publications that have helped develop policy and practices in the post-compulsory education sectors. She has been a secretariat member on ministerial reviews of education, and was one of two consultants who produced Australia's first national guidelines on assessment quality and equity for the Australasian Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Authorities.