RN, BN, MNurs, MRCNA
|Contact Campus||Newnham Campus|
|Telephone||+61 3 6324 3998|
|Fax||+61 3 6324 3952|
My previous employment as an RN has been a variety of clinical settings in both the public and private sector with my main clinical experience being in aged care, emergency nursing and after-hours telephone triage. I have also been employed as an Industrial Organiser for the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) and as an Electorate Officer for a Federal MP.
My research interests are in relation safety, particularly patient safety (medication error and error reporting) as well as workplace health and safety. I also have an keen interest in rural health and rural nursing. My current PhD study is focussed upon organisational culture and error reporting by nurses in rural clinical worksites. The research methodology I am using for this study is Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) which is an emerging method mostly used in sociology and political science. In August 2011 I travelled to Ljubljana (Slovenia) in order to undertake a two-week summer school in the method (the first Australian to complete this training).
As a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCNA) I am actively involved on the Rural Nursing and Midwifery Faculty Advisory Committee and currently represent the RCNA on the National Steering Committee for NAHRLS (Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme).
Authorised by Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery
15 October, 2012