Associate Professor Diane Chamberlain

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research expertise

Epidemiology, Mixed method and quantitative research approaches, statistical analysis. Delphi technique. Big Data analysis.

Main focus: Research projects that affect clinical and person centred outcome: Clinical translational research and professional health policy projects.

Research expertise

Epidemiology, Mixed method and quantitative research approaches, statistical analysis. Delphi technique. Big Data analysis.

Main focus: Research projects that affect clinical and person centred outcome: Clinical translational research and professional health policy projects.

place Sturt West Wing (W410)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I transitioned from a clinical to academic career in 2006. My clinical career has spanned over 30 years. As a clinical expert at advanced practice level I wanted to invoke change that lead to better outcomes in patient care. I have taken a leadership role in this area with an academic career that was well informed by my clinical expertise, research and scholarly approach. I have specialised in acute and critical care, intensive care, trauma and retrieval nursing.

My PhD focused on the epidemiology and clinical management of patients with severe sepsis in Australia. I have interests and projects in critical care practice, epidemiology, workfoce, policy and patient outcome.

My teaching philosophy is based on the belief that teaching and learning strategies and experiences are continuous, summative and integral to the professional relationships that develop between the students, the university, industry and the wider community. a leader and a role model in my specialty. I am committed to the professional role of the critical care nurse and am leading this by involvement with the core professional body for the specialty; the Australian College of Critical care Nurses.

Current research projects:

1. Development of a specialist nursing pathway for early career registered nurses - Sytematic Review and Delphi Study for Queensland Health. This also includes Community nursing pathways project.

3. Wellbeing and Burnout in Critical Care Health Professionals as part of the International Consortium for Ocupational Resilience

4. CAUTI infection epidemiology in SA Health

5..Sepsis mortality across the lifespan, differences in sex, using CORE big data

Qualifications

RN BNg BSc MNSc (Critical Care) MPH PhD

Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Learning and Teaching Council of Australia Postgraduate Program Award 2008 for the Flinders University Critical Care Program

Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2015

SA Health Nursing Excellence Awards Winner - Registered Nurse Clinical Practice 2003

Honorary Life Membership Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

Fellow Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

Fellow Australian College of Nursing

Key responsibilities

Coordinator and Educational Designer of Postgraduate Acute Care and Critical Care topics,
Supervision and Coordinator of Critical Care Research, workforce and specialist practice policy and standards.

Research expertise
Health services research
Medical physiology
Neurosciences
Other medical and health sciences
Public health and health services
Research interests

Sepsis, Mixed methods research design, Patient Outcome analysis, Traumatic brain injury; epidemiology; public health; health policy; learning theory.

Member of the International Consortium of Occupational Wellbeing

Critical Care Nursing Policy and Professional position statements and standards

Teaching interests

I am the Topic Coordinator and Educational Designer for the Acute Care Specialisation (Critical Care) topics

Topic coordinator
NURS8742 Critical Care Nursing Theory
NURS8743 Critical Care Nursing Practice
NURS8012 Measuring Health Service Outcomes
NURS8741 Professional Experience in Resuscitation Across the Lifespan
NURS8740 Foundations for Responding to Clinical Deterioration Across the Lifespan
Topic lecturer
NURS8740 Foundations for Responding to Clinical Deterioration Across the Lifespan
NURS8741 Professional Experience in Resuscitation Across the Lifespan
NURS8742 Critical Care Nursing Theory
NURS8743 Critical Care Nursing Practice
Supervisory interests
Critical care health policy and care processes
Delphi technique
Nutrition in the critically ill
Severe sepsis and infection
Workforce development
Workforce recruitment and retention
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Sepsis (1), Mechanical Ventilation (Joanna Briggs enrolment) (1), Critical Care Workforce Wellbeing (1), Traumatic Brain Injury
Associate supervisor: Stroke Transition (2)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Dwi Prihatiningsih

PhD - DEC 2013

Sowha Jeong

Master - SEP 2017

Sarah Doherty

Master - FEB 2017

Zakyah Basri

Master - SEP 2015

Salizar Binti Mohamed Ludin

PhD - APR 2011

Publications
Expert for media contact
Critical care
Epidemiology
Health management, policy and ethics
Statistics
Critical Care Workforce Wellbeing
Intensive Care Clinical Issues
Severe Sepsis and infection
Specialist nursing practice
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Critical care
  • Epidemiology
  • Health management, policy and ethics
  • Statistics
Interests
  • Critical Care Workforce Wellbeing
  • Intensive Care Clinical Issues
  • Severe Sepsis and infection
  • Specialist nursing practice

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