As the Dean of Graduate Research (Interim) I am dedicated to excellence in Graduate Research. I oversee a quality experience for graduate researchers, ensuring their graduate education and research provide new innovative knowledge in an environment where they feel safe and valued. Employability of PhD graduates is a personal priority, being a leader and an exemplar to industry, showing them that Graduate Researchers are a necessary commodity. I have collegial respect and provide service to my HDR supervisor colleagues..
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, workforce, 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, PhD supervisors, the university, industry, and the wider community. I am a leader and a role model in PhD supervision.
Current research projects:
Wellbeing and Burnout in Critical Care Health Professionals as part of the International Consortium for Occupational Resilience Phase 2
Stroke transition care
Frailty in critically ill
Sepsis mortality across the lifespan, differences in sex, using CORE big data
RN BNg BSc (Psychology/Molecular Biology), MNSc (Critical Care), MPH (Epi), GC Health Ec, PhD
Australian Institute of Company Directors Course
Australian Learning and Teaching Council of Australia Postgraduate Program Award 2012 for the Flinders University Critical Care Program
Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2015
Vice-chancellors Award for HDR Supervision - Nominated 2021.
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
Dean of Graduate Research (Interim) 2021- 2022
Higher Degree by Research Coordinator 2018- 2021
Theme lead Intensive Care Research Caring Futures Institute - Wellbeing and Burnout in Critical Care Health Professionals; Sepsis,
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.
I lead the curriculum development of Graduate Researcher Education and Graduate Skills Development at Flinders University
PhD - DEC 2013
Master - SEP 2017
Master - FEB 2017
Master - SEP 2015
PhD - APR 2011
PhD - NOV 2019
PhD - AUG 2020
PhD - APR 2022
Australian Council for Graduate Research - member and Dean's group mentoring.
Universities Australia - Innovation Universities member
Academic Board Member Australian Chiropractic College SA
Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Past National President and Executive Director
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Australian College of Critical Care Nurses;
Australian Nursing Federation;
Royal College of Nursing;
Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society
European Intensive Care Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
World Federation of Critical Care Nurses - Director
Reviewer: American Journal of Critical Care, Australian Critical Care; Journal of Advanced Nursing. International Journal of Nursing Practice, BMJ Safety and Quality, Plos One, Emergency Medical Journal, Critical Care Medicine.
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