I am an experienced nurse academic in both education developement and delivery. My area of research is nursing workforce development and patient safety.
RN, PhD, PSI ETA Chapter STTI, FCNA
2021 Internal funding $15,000 evaluation study for Bachelor of Nursing. Effctiveness of Mixed reality hologram to teach anatomy to first year nursing students.
2019 Nurses Memorial Foundation grant $7,000 Recognition andresponse to the deteriorating patient: Building confidence among undergraduate nursingstudents through virtual simulation.
2017 The Vice President and Executive Dean’s Team Prize for all round contributions to the success of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Evidence of teams’ ability to function under challenging circumstances; maintain a customer focus and adhere to the Flinders values of integrity, courage, innovation and excellence. Dr Button Project lead.
2016 Start up grant Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on the diverse nursing/midwifery students’ cultural empathy and change of practice $5000.
2012 HESTA finalist in Education Innovation in Nursing
2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation $10,000 D Button (Team leader), K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.Category;
Citation: For significant contribution by team members in developing an online self-directed Clinical Communication Program assisting nursing students' development and application of professional language.
2009 HESTA finalist in Education Innovation in Nursing.
2008 $10,000 Executive Dean's Teaching and learning Grant 'Nursing paramedics and medical staff working as a team: Development of interdisciplinary clinical decision making and communication using high fidelity simulation'. K.Wotton, D Button, J Davis, M Kelton, M Neill, T Pointon, P Clarke, J Thompson.
2008 $8,000 Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) grant: 'How to make a Cultural quilt Utilising the CDIP toolkit to educate Casual Part-time Teachers and academic staff members about culturally inclusive practices focus on students undertaking clinical placement.' M Kelton, D Button.
Undergradaute and post graduate teaching
E-learning innovation across the program
Teaching and evaluation research in undergraduate programs
Using all forms of simulation to enhance students learning
Developing online teaching resources to motivate students learning in preparation for clinical practice
Fellow College of Nursing Australia
Australian Nurisng and Midwfery Accrediation Council accreditor
Australian Nurse Teachers Society member of National executive
Treasurer PSI ETA South Australian Chapter STTI
Vice Chairperson Board of Managment for Leahurst Nurses Foundation
Member Flinders Digital Health Research Centre