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Melanie Greenwood

Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Postgraduate Studies (Nursing and Midwifery)

Room 217A (2nd floor), Domain, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4732 (phone)

Melanie.Greenwood@utas.edu.au

Melanie Greenwood is a senior lecturer with the School of Health Sciences. With over twenty years critical care nursing expertise is interested in addressing recognition and response to deteriorating patients as quality and safety in health care. She is a member of national critical care projects and is a regular invited speaker at critical care conferences.  She has received grants for establishing the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y. Hobart) program within Tasmanian Schools and teaching and learning grants for peer assisted teaching. Melanie has an extended collaborative association with the Royal Hobart Hospital, Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Royal Hobart Hospital Quality and Safety team.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2002. Coming to know critical care practice
  • Grad Cert University Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2004
  • BNurs (Post Registration), University of Tasmania, Australia, 1995
  • Intensive Care Cert., Royal Hobart Hospital, Australia, 1987
  • Neuroscience Cert., ENB148, England, 1984

Biography

Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, to coordinate postgraduate courses, Melanie was a Nurse Educator in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She played a lead role in establishing the Medical Emergency Team system for recognising and responding to physiological deterioration in ward patients. Melanie has worked in critical care units in the United Kingdom and has undertaken postgraduate studies in neuroscience nursing at the Wessex Neurological Centre, University Hospital Southampton, a large tertiary referral centre for Southern England and the Channel Islands during this time.

Research Themes

Melanie's research into identifying solutions to real world problems aligns to the University's theme of Better Health. Her research interests include understanding how nurses take, record and action vital signs in acute hospital wards. She adopts a critical realist approach into understanding the reasons behind the choices people take when making decisions. Extending beyond this, Melanie is also researching into the choices youths take when making risky decisions. Youths attending the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youths (P.A.R.T.Y. Hobart), a one day program intended to explore choice and consequences, is the setting for a research study aligned to a common problem that affects the community. The aim is to reduce the over representation of youth in Tasmania's trauma statistics.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN)
  • Member of the Education Advisory Panel (ACCCN)
  • Member of the Quality Advisory Panel (ACCCN)
  • Peer reviewer Australian Critical Care Journal
  • Member of Higher Education Research and Development

Administrative expertise

  • Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies (comprising Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours, Graduate Certificate in Nursing, Graduate Diploma of Nursing, Master of Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies, Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning and Simulation)
  • Project Management

Teaching

Critical Care Nursing, Learning and Teaching, Master of Clinical Nursing, Quality and Safety

Teaching expertise

  • Online teaching
  • Postgraduate studies
  • Honours supervision
  • Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme

Teaching responsibility

Course Coordination

Units of teaching

Research Appointments

  • Peer reviewer for Australian Critical Care Journal

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Expertise

  • Identifying and Managing the Deteriorating patient (vital signs, physiological deterioration)
  • Risk related behaviour in youths
  • Undertaking qualitative research
  • Using Critical Realism
  • Mixed Methods Research

Collaboration

Melanie has completed a national research project to revise the Specialist Competency Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). This was in collaboration with Dr Fenella Gill from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and Tina Kendrick from NETS, NSW.

Current projects

Research Fields

  • Nursing (111099)
  • Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Education (139999)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership (130304)

Research Impact

  • Nursing (920210)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)

Publications

Total publications

23

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Gill FJ, Kendrick T, Davies H, Greenwood M, 'A two phase study to revise the Australian Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses', Australian Critical Care ISSN 1036-7314 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2016.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kendrick T

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2014Greenwood M, Walkem K, Smith LM, Shearer T, Stirling C, 'Postgraduate nursing student knowledge, attitudes, skills, and confidence in appropriately referencing academic work', Journal of Nursing Education, 53, (8) pp. 447-452. ISSN 0148-4834 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20140725-01 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Walkem K; Smith LM; Shearer T; Stirling C

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2012Greenwood MD, Terry KJ, 'Demystifying mixed methods research: Participation in a reading group 'sign posts' the way', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 6, (2) pp. 98-108. ISSN 1834-0806 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/mra.2012.6.2.98 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Terry KJ

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
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2015Greenwood M, Juers A, 'Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome', ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Australia, L Aitken, A Marhsall & W Chaboyer (ed), Australia, pp. 717-37. ISBN 9780729542005 (2015) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2011Greenwood M, Jeurs A, 'Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome', ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, Elsevier, Doug Elliott, Leanne Aitken & Wendy Chaboyer (ed), Sydney, pp. 562-572. ISBN 9780729540681 (2011) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Greenwood M, Gill F, Kendrick T, 'The revised ACCCN Practice Standards for specialist critical care nurses: what has changed?', Australian College of Critical Care Nurses ICE conference, 18-19 June, 2015, Adelaide, Australia (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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2015Kendrick T, Fernella GB, Greenwood M, 'Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) practice standards for specialist critical care nurses: a two-phase revision', 40th ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care, 29-31 October 2015, Auckland, New Zealand (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Kelder JC, Carr AR, Cottman C, de Fazio T, Douglas T, et al., 'Guidance for leaders: adapting the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS) for quality improvement, quality assurance and scholarly outcomes in teaching', International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL), 27-30 October, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelder JC; Carr AR; Douglas T; Walls JT; Williams A-MM

2014Greenwood M, 'Policy Making: MET Teams, Observation Charts', Australian College of Critical Care Nurses ICE Conference 2014, 20-21 June 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2013Greenwood M, Douglas T, Kelder JC, 'Implementing three streams of PATS: Showcasing experiences and lessons learnt', OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship Symposium - Developing excellence in teaching and learning through a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme, 4 December, Monash University, Melbourne (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Kelder JC

2013Rigg D, Greenwood M, 'The 38th Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care and the 19th Annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference', ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care ASM, 17-19 October, Hobart, Australia (2013) [Chair National Conference]

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2012Greenwood M, 'Document and Go: Acute Care Nurses Use of Vital Signs', 2012 Graduate Research Symposium, 16-17 July 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 9. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Greenwood M, 'Mandatory competencies', Critical Care Nursing Continuing Education 13th Annual Meeting program, 1st - 2nd June, Melbourne, pp. 5. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Mackintosh N, Mitchell I, Hudson A, Greenwood M, Hughes D, 'Using qualitative methods to examine the process of recognising and responding to clinical deterioration', 7th Annual International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams program, 7th - 9th May, Sydney, pp. 23. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Greenwood M, Terry K, 'Real world applications of mixed methods. Students experience', 7th International Mixed Methods Conference papers, 29th June, Leeds, pp. 1. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Terry K

2011Greenwood M, Terry K, Fitzgerald M, 'Learning together through collaborative and scholarly community practice', Teaching Matters 2011: Sharing Practice book of abstracts, 22nd & 23rd November 2011, Hobart, pp. 24. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Terry K; Fitzgerald M

2009Greenwood M, Bromley PI, 'Instilling warmth into learning partnerships as a means of bridging geographical distance', Partnerships for learning on campus and beyond, 26th November 2009, University of Tasmania - University Centre Hobart, pp. 8. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bromley PI

2009Greenwood M, Dyson R, Wilson JR, 'Breaking down barriers: Partnerships in learning', Partnerships for learning on campus and beyond, 26th November 2009, University of Tasmania - University Centre Hobart, pp. 9. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Dyson R; Wilson JR

2008Greenwood M, 'Using web conferencing to bridge geographic distances between teachers and students', Teaching Matters abstracts, December 2008, Hobart, pp. 1. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Greenwood M, 'Web Conferencing as a Teaching and Learning Strategy', Educational Developers Seminar, December 2008, Hobart, pp. 1. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Greenwood M, 'Portfolios for Practice', ACCCN's Institute of Continuing Education Meeting, December 2008, Adelaide, pp. 1. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Gill F, Kendrick T, Greenwood M, 'Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses: 2015: 3rd edition', Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses: 2015: 3rd edition, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, Australia (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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2015Mitchell M, Gill F, Grealy B, McCutcheon C, Greenwood M, et al., 'ACCCN Position Statement - Partnering with Families in Critical Care', ACCCN Position Statement - Partnering with Families in Critical Care, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd, Australia, pp. 1-7. (2015) [Report]

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Grants & Funding

  • 2015 pending Greenwood, M; Course, G; Doherty, K Identifying and Targeting risk related behaviours raised by Tasmanian youths attending an injury prevention P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) program. Motor Accident Insurance Board
  • 2014 $30,000 Kelder, JC; Carr, AR; Greenwood, M; Walls, JT; Cottman, C; Zeeng, L; De Fazio, T; Phelam, Office for Learning and Teaching Extension Grant for research into Adapting and extending the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS): variations on purpose, people and process
  • 2012 $8,000 Greenwood, M University of Tasmania Community Engagement Grant for Implementation of P.A.R.T.Y. Hobart

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$93,884

Projects

Identifying and targeting risk related behaviours raised by Tasmanian youth attending an injury prevention P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) Program (2015 - 2016)$63,884
Description
The proposal has two key elements: the expanded delivery of an education program designed to reduce trauma in youth and research into that program to understand risk related behaviour in Tasmanian youth, impact of the program on that behaviour and to identify the elements of the program which are critical to engagement of attendees which may subsequently benefit future iterations. The program seeks to give participants a snapshot of the possible traumatic and often preventable consequences of risk related behaviour. Program participants spend time in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Trauma wards and rehabilitation units of the hospital getting an upfront, true life experience of the impact of trauma on young lives. One of the unique parts of the program is that participants get to meet real hospital patients who are recovering from recent trauma and their families. Participants of the program are typically identified by their respective schools and are usually either s tudents considered to be at risk or school leaders who then support their peers.In addition to expanded implementation of the program, the project team are seeking funding to undertake further research int o the efficacy of this program. The specific research question is At what point in the P.A.R.T.Y. program do youths identify with the subject matter as relating directly to them and how does this moment influence risk related choices.The research aims are:-To evaluate the risk related behaviours of participants in relation to demographic discriminators-To identify the elements of the program which have the highest impact on participants-To understand the short term impact of the program on current and future risk taking behaviours in rural and urban settingsData is collected via questionnaire pre-program, on completion of the program and at three month follow up. Data analysis uses simple descriptive statistics and thematic analysis.This original research will be published in a recognised HERDC journal.
Funding
MAIB Injury Prevention & Management Foundation ($63,884)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Greenwood M; Course G; Doherty KV
Period
2015 - 2016
Adapting and extending the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS): variations on purpose, people and process (2015)$30,000
Description
The project objective is to develop a comprehensive 'Guide to implementing the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme'. The guide will provide case study examples and an implementation framework to the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme in order to raise use and strengthen capability in peer assisted teaching.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Extension Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kelder JC; Carr AR; Greenwood M; Walls JT; Cottman C; Zeeng L; De Fazio T; Phelam L; Williams A-MM; Douglas T
Year
2015