Dr Lindy King

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Lindy was awarded a PhD at Kings College London and has 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and reports. Currently, Lindy is the lead investigator on clinical and practice-related funded research projects that investigate:

  •  Consumer and healthcare professional recognition and response to deteriorating patients;
  •  Older peoples’ self-management of chronic conditions at home after discharge.

Lindy’s expertise in educational leadership has led to the following achievements

  •  Recipient of five (5) National and University Excellence in Teaching awards
  •  Successful research supervision of fifty-five (55) research students’ theses - PhD (6), Masters (19) and Honours (30);
  •  Successful research supervision of two (2) MSc / clinical research nurses in a Flinders University/ Industry partnership to   undertake Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) based research projects;
  •  Facilitation of thirty-three (33) undergraduate mentoring project students to achieve research-based publications in peer   reviewed, nursing and multi-disciplinary journals
  •  Facilitation of twenty-three (23) undergraduate mentoring project students to achieve research-based international /national  conference presentations.

Lindy's commitment to leadership in patient safety and quality research and education has led to:

  •  2018 SA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Award winner – ‘Excellence in Innovation in Clinical Research’
  •  Executive committee (invited researcher) of SA Health Consumer-initiated Escalation of Care statewide project
  •  Member of the International Society of Rapid Response System
  •  Associate Editor / Reviewer - seven international prestigious patient safety and quality, nursing and education journals.
Qualifications

PhD (King's College London)

Bachelor of Nusing (Education) SACAE (Sturt)

Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) SACAE (Sturt)

RN (Royal Adelaide Hospital)

Honours, awards and grants

2017 SA Health Southern Adelaide Local Health Network/Flinders University Competitive Research Grant

King, Clark, Peacock, Grantham, Young, Thornton, Michael Kidd - Health professionals' perspectives on developing the emboldment of consumers in the detection of patient deterioration

2017 SA Health Quality & Safety /Flinders University Competitive Research Grant

King, Clark, Peacock, Grantham, Young, Thornton, Michael Kidd - "You're Worried' We're Listening" partnering with consumers in the detection of patient deterioration

2016 SA Health Northern Adelaide Local Health Network/Flinders University Research Grant

King, Harrington - Older people and their family members’ decision-making in the management of chronic health conditions at home following recent discharge

2014 Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Science Executive Dean's Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant

King, Gillham - Facilitating collaborative publication by clinicians: A novel approach to postgraduate education

2014 Flinders University Category 1 Near Miss Research Grant

King, Clark, Peacock, Grantham, Young, Ullah, Michael Kidd - Development of a survey tool and multi-media educational materials for consumers involved in recognising and reporting patient deterioration

2013 Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Competitive Research Grant

King, David Gillham - What factors hinder/facilitate student dissemination of research findings through collaborative student-staff publications.

2012 Flinders University Faculty of Health Science Executive Dean's Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant

King, Pront, Grantham, Rosenthal - The influence of interprofessional education on nursing, paramedic and medical students care of the deteriorating patient

2007 Flinders University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching Award

King, Neill, Taylor - outstanding contribution to teaching through the mentoring project program involving undergraduate nursing students

2007 Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

King, Neill, Taylor - academic and clinical mentoring program encouraging passion for clinical research, further study and publication among undergraduate nursing students

Key responsibilities

President, Psi Eta chapter (SA chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma), a global nursing leadership network)

2018 SA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Award winner – ‘Excellence in Innovation in Clinical Research’

2019 SA Nursing & Midwifery Research Symposium – Convenor of Symposium Organising Committee

Postgraduate Topic coordinator: NURS9222: Capstone Topic-Advancing research knowledge to inform professional practice 

Research expertise
Chronic condition self-management
Consumer and carer perspectives
Continuing professional development
Cultural safety in nursing
Health professional education
Health services research
Nursing
Public health and health services
Research interests

Consumer and health professional involvement in patient safety in health care (within the hospital and the community) - specifically detection and reporting of patient deterioration systems; Education of culturally and linguistically diverse consumers in healthcare; Treatment of the deteriorating patient through Rapid response systems (RRS) for example through medical emergency team (MET) systems; Community-dwelling older peoples' decision making and self-management of chronic health conditions at home; Health professional education - Advancing research and publication skills in practitioners and collaborative research activities with academics.

Current research studies

  • You're Worried, We're Listening' partnering with consumers to detect and report patient deterioration - evaluation of education materials for consumers
  • Older people and their family members' decision making in the management of chronic health conditions at home following recent discharge from hospital
  • Health professionals' perspectives on consumer involvement in the detection and reporting of patient deterioration

Recent research studies

  • Patients, family members and carers' perspectives on their involvement in recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient - developing a model for consumer reporting
  • Are there still barriers to MET calls for deteriorating patients - metropolitan and regional nurses' and midwives' perspectives
  • What factors hinder/facilitate development of research and publication collaborations between practitioners and academics - tertiary education students and senior clinical leaders perspectives
  • Teaching management of the deteriorating patient through Interprofessional Education
  • Rural and remote Registered Nurses' and Aboriginal Health Workers' experiences having undertaken a specialist diabetes course and its influences on the diabetes health care of Aboriginal people
Teaching interests

Honours and PhD student supervision and postgraduate teaching on topics related to: 1) Patient safety - care of the deteriorating patient; 2) Positive and healthy ageing - Older people's self management of chronic health conditions at home after discharge from hospital and 3) Research - practice nexus - Education of academics and practitioners to encourage best evidence-based practice and collaboration in research activities leading to dissemination of findings by publication

Topic coordinator
NURS9222 Capstone topic
Topic lecturer
NURS9222 Capstone Topic
Supervisory interests
Acute care
Aged and community care
Chronic condition self-managment support
Consumer and carer perspectives
Deteriorating patient
Health professional education
Health services research
Intercultural care & communication
Interprofessional education
Patient experience
Patient/consumer, safety and quality
Qualitative, mixed methods and survey research
Rapid response and medical emergency teams
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Evaluation of an Exceptional Care Education Program for health professionals and clerical staff (1)
Associate supervisor: Videogames and nursing education (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Patient self management of interstitial cystitis (1), Improving diabetes health outcomes in a regional health care setting (1), Nursing students views on caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (1)
Associate supervisor: Spiritual nursing care within a military nursing setting: particularly its application in a deployed environment (1), Patients experiences of undergoing major eye surgery in a day unit (1), People's experiences of the trauma recovery environment: a naturalistic enquiry in a rural Australian community (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Maurine Redden

Australian Postgraduate Award - JAN 2004

David Pickles

Australian Postgraduate Award - JAN 2009

Tracey Siebert

Vice-Chancellors Award for Thesis Excellence Nominee - OCT 2014

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