Dr Roslyn Prichard | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Roslyn Prichard


  • Lecturer, Nursing
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
  • School of Health
+61 7 54594527
Office location
SD H1.3.15
Sunshine Coast
Ros Prichard

Ros joined UniSC as a sessional academic in 2019 and took up a lecturing role in 2021.

Her clinical background is in critical care nursing focussing most recently on transplant and ventricular support in heart failure. Ros has worked as a clinical nurse specialist, and nurse manager in cardiothoracic intensive care units in Australia and the UK.

Ros's PhD research was based with the heart lung team at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney and  focused on  health economic aspects of advanced therapies in heart failure and the use of patient reported outcomes in value based health care.

Other research interests include M Health applications in heart failure and peripheral arterial disease, haemodynamics, exercise and frailty in heart failure and peripheral arterial disease

Professional memberships 

  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand – Affiliate membership
  • American Heart Association
  • National Tertiary Education Union
  • International Society of Pharmoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Awards and fellowships

  • 2017: NHMRC postgraduate scholarship awardee: Dora Lush stipen
  • 2017: CSANZ Henry Krum Heart Failure Council travel award
  • 2016: UTS Business school research grant $8000
  • 2016: UTS Health Faculty travel and research Grant $3000

Professional Social Media

Research Grants

Grant/Project name


Funding body & A$ value


Focus (of research grant)

The TOPCAR Study

Caleb Ferguson, Paul Breen, Gaetano Gargiulo, Kate Stevens, Louise Hickman, Roslyn Prichard, Peter Macdonald

SPHERE Maridulu Budyari Gumal Seed Grant: $27,415


The use of cardiac wearable monitoring technologies in older adults

The Eyeball study

Fei- Li Zhao, Ros Prichard, Stephen Goodall, Christopher Hayward

UTS Business School research grant $8000


Proxy quality of life assessments in heart failure

Research areas

  • Patient reported outcomes in heart failure
  • Health economics
  • M health interventions in Heart failure and peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Haemodynamics in heart failure and peripheral arterial disease

Teaching areas

  • Research Methods
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Professional Communication
  • Health Culture and Society

Research Publications

Doctoral Thesis: Measuring the value and effectiveness of ventricular assist device therapy in the Australian health care setting: Prichard, Roslyn Alexandra (2020) UTS Digital Theses Collection. http://hdl.handle.net/10453/143916 

Discrepancies between proxy estimates and patient reported quality of life: Minding the gap between patient and clinician perceptions in heart failure. Prichard, R. Zhao, F. McDonagh, J. Goodal, S. Davidson, PM. Netwon, PJ. Farr-Wharton, B. Hayward, CS. (2020). Quality of Life Research, Accepted Manuscript number QURE-D-20-00843R3 - IF: 2.53

Costs before and after left ventricular assist device implant and preceding heart transplant: a cohort study: Prichard,R. Kershaw,L. Goodall,S. Davidson,P.Newton, P. Saing,S. Hayward,C. (2020). Heart, Lung and Circulation, 29, (9), 1338-1346, IF: 1.93 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2019.08.008

Evaluating the convergent and discriminant validity of three versions of the frailty phenotype in heart failure : results from the FRAME-HF study' McDonagh, J., Salamonson, Y., Ferguson, C., Prichard, R., Jha, S., Macdonald, P. Davidson, P. Newton, P. (2019): European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 19(1), 55–63: IF 2.490 https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515119865150

Combining Institutional and administrative data to assess hospital costs for patients receiving ventricular assist devices: Prichard R, Kershaw L, Goodall S, Davidson P, Newton P, CS Hayward (2018).. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 0:0 (2018), 1-12.7: IF: 1.494 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462318003586

Six-minute walk distance predicts VO2 (max) in patients supported with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: Prichard R, Juul M, Gazibarich G, Davidson PM, Mason C, Keogh AM, et al. (2014).. The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 37(7), 539–545. IF 1.337 http://doi.org/10.5301/ijao.5000345

Health-delivered education interventions in heart failure, using smartphone, tablet and internet-based programmes and apps: Allida S, Du H, Xu X, Prichard R, Chang S, Hickman LD, Davidson PM, Inglis SC. (2020) : Cochrane Systematic Review - Intervention Version published: 02 July : IF 7.890 https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011845.pub2

Adaptation and coping in patients living with an LVAD: A metasynthesis: Abshire M, Prichard R, Cajita M, DiGiacomo M, Dennison Himmelfarb C, (2016). Heart and Lung, 45 (5), 397-405:

IF 1.63 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2016.05.035