Publications 2014 – 2017

The following publications appear in international, peer-reviewed journals.

They were published between January 2014 and December 2017.

The list includes publications on hospital safety, the Australian My Health Record, and the use of Social Media by people with communication disability.

Title links will direct you to the relevant article summary on our blog.
Doi links will direct you to the article on the publisher’s website.

Dahm, M., Georgiou, A., Balandin, S., Hill, S., & Hemsley, B. (2017). Health information infrastructure for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) living in supported accommodation: Communication, co-ordination and integration of health information. Health Communication, (early online). doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1384431

Sheppard, J. J., Malandraki, G. A., Hemsley, B., Troche, M., Balandin, S., Hochman, R., Pifer, P., Cuff, J., & Mishra, A.  (2017). Validation of the Choking Risk Assessment and Pneumonia Risk Assessment for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD). Research in Developmental Disabilities, 69, 61-76. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2017.07.016

Walsh, L., Hill, S., Allan, M., Balandin, S., Georgiou, A., Higgins, I., Kraal, B., McCarthy, S., & Hemsley, B. (2017). A content analysis of the consumer-facing online information about My Health Record: Implications for increasing knowledge and awareness to facilitate uptake and use. Health Information Management Journal, (Early Online). doi:10.1177/1833358317712200

Walsh, L., Hemsley, B., Allan, M., Adams, N., Balandin, S., Georgiou, A., Higgins, I., McCarthy, S., & Hill, S. (2017). The e-health literacy demands of Australia’s My Health Record: A heuristic evaluation of usability. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 17, 1-28. doi:

Brunner, M., Hemsley B., Togher, L., & Palmer, S. (2017). Technology and its role in rehabilitation for people with cognitive-communication disabilities following a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Brain Injury, 31(8),
1028-1043. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1292429

Hemsley, B., McCarthy, Georgiou, A., Adams, N., Hill, S., & Balandin, S. (2017). Legal, ethical, and rights issues in the adoption and use of the “My Health Record” by people with communication disability in Australia. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Early Online

Hemsley, B. (2017). Evidence does not support the use of Rapid Prompting Method as an intervention for students with autism spectrum disorder and further primary research is not justified. Evidence Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, Early online.

Hemsley, B., & Balandin, S. (2017). Evidence and innovation in AAC research: Expanding borders and boundaries for a global audience [Editorial]. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 33(1), 1-2. doi:

Hemsley, B., Balandin, S., Palmer, S., & Dann, S. (2017). A call for innovative research in the field of AAC. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 33, 14-22.

Hemsley, B., Georgiou, A., Carter, R., Hill, S., Higgins, J., van Vliet, P., & Balandin, S. (2016). Use of the My Health Record by people with communication disability in Australia: a review to inform the design and direction of future research. Health Information Management Journal, 45(3), 107-115. Epub 2016 Jun 6. doi:

Hemsley, B., & Palmer, S. (2016). Two studies on Twitter networks and tweet content in relation to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): conversation, information, and ‘diary of a daily life’. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 227, 41-47. Available at

Hilton, S., Sheppard, J. J., Hemsley, B., (2016). Feasibility of implementing oral health guidelines in residential care settings: views of nursing staff and residential care workers. Applied Nursing Research, 30, 194-203. doi:

Sharpe, B., & Hemsley, B. (2016). Improving nurse-patient communication with patients with communication impairments: Hospital nurses’ views on the feasibility of using mobile communication technologies. Applied Nursing Research, 30, 228-236. doi:

Hemsley, B., Georgiou, A., Hill, S., Rollo, M., Steel, J., & Balandin, S. (2016). An integrative review of patient safety in studies on the care and safety of patients with communication disabilities in hospital. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(4), 501-511. doi:

Hemsley, B., Georgiou, A., Balandin, S., Carter, R., Hill, S., Higgins, I., McCarthy, S. (2015). The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) for adults with severe communication impairments: Findings of pilot research. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 214, 100-106.

Hemsley, B., & Murray, J. (2015). Distance and proximity: Research on social media connections in the field of communication disability. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(17), 1509-1510. [Editorial] doi:

Hemsley, B., Dann, S., Palmer, S., Allan, M., & Balandin, S. (2015). “We definitely need an audience”: Experiences of Twitter, Twitter networks and tweet content in adults with severe communication disabilities who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(17), 1531-1542. doi:10.3109/09638288.2015.1045990

Brunner, M., Hemsley, B., Palmer, S., Dann, S., & Togher, L. (2015). Review of the literature on the use of social media by people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(17), 1511-1521. doi:

Hemsley, B., Balandin, S., Sheppard, J. J., Georgiou, A., & Hill, S. (2015). A call for dysphagia-related safety incident research in people with developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 40(1), 99-103. doi:

Hemsley, B., & Bowen, C. (2014). A call for evidence to inform the use of Twitter in Speech Language Pathology. Journal of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Taiwan, 33 (October 2014), 61-72. doi: 10.6143/JSLHAT.2014.10.04

Hemsley, B., & Dann, S. (2014). Social media and social marketing in relation to facilitated communication: Harnessing the affordances of social media for knowledge translation. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 8(4), 187-206. doi:

Hemsley, B., & Balandin, S. (2014). A metasynthesis of patient-provider communication in hospital for patients with severe communication disabilities: Informing new translational research. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 30, 329-343. doi:

Schlosser, R., Balandin, S., Hemsley, B., Iacono, T., Probst, P., & von Tetzchner, S. (2014). Facilitated Communication and Authorship: A Systematic Review. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 30, p. 359-368 doi:
(Authors in equal alphabetical order after first author project leader).

Hemsley, B., & Balandin, S. (2014). Innovative communication rehabilitation in the year of the International Communication Project 2014 [Editorial]. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 17, 73-74. doi:

Donato, C., Shane, H. C., & Hemsley, B. (2014). Exploring the feasibility of the visual language in autism program for children in an early intervention group setting: views of parents, educators, and health professionals. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 17, 115-124. doi:
(note Hemsley acted as the primary supervisor of the first listed author, and as the lead author of the study)

Hemsley, B., Lee, S., Munro, K., Seedat, N., Bastock, K., & Davidson, B. (2014). Supporting communication for children with cerebral palsy in hospital: views of community and hospital staff. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 17(3), 156-166. doi:

Hemsley, B., Palmer, S., & Balandin, S. (2014). Tweet reach: A research protocol for using Twitter to increase information exchange in people with communication disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 17(2), 84-89. doi:

Hemsley, B., Lee, S., Munro, K., Bastock, K., Seedat, N., & Davidson, B. (2014). Views of allied health and nursing staff on communication with children with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs in hospital. Early online. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 17(3), 156-166. doi:

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