Professor Diane Chamberlain

Interim Dean of Graduate Research

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

place Sturt West (006)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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

Qualifications

RN BNg BSc (Psychology/Molecular Biology), MNSc (Critical Care), MPH (Epi), GC Health Ec, PhD

Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Honours, awards and grants

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

Key responsibilities

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.

Teaching interests

I lead the curriculum development of Graduate Researcher Education and Graduate Skills Development at Flinders University

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), Education theory (1), Critical Care Workforce Wellbeing (2), Presenteeism nursing (1), Vulnerable younger person Tanzania (1)
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

Lourenco Camanas

PhD - NOV 2019

Shuanglan Lin

PhD - AUG 2020

Omar Smadi

PhD - APR 2022

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Severe Sepsis and infection
Specialist nursing practice
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