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Melanie Greenwood

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Melanie Greenwood

Associate Head Learning and Teaching (Postgraduate), School of Nursing

Room 217A (2nd floor) , Domain

+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 researching into recognition and response to deteriorating patients with a quality and safety in health care focus. She is a member of national critical care projects and 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.

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.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2018. A Critical Realist Descriptive Explanation of How Nurses Use Vital Signs in Acute Care
  • 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

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Life Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN)
  • Chair of the Education Advisory Panel (ACCCN)
  • Member of the Quality Advisory Panel (ACCCN)
  • Vice President Tasmania Branch (ACCCN)
  • Peer reviewer Australian Critical Care Journal
  • Member of Higher Education Research and Development

Administrative expertise

Associate Head Learning and Teaching - Postgraduate Courses (comprising Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice); 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; Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master in E Health/Health Informatics; Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters in Quality Services (Safety and Quality)

Teaching

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

Teaching expertise

  • Master of Clinical Nursing (Specialisation)
  • 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
  • Nurse Education Today
  • Contemporary Nurse
  • Journal of Nursing Management

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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

Research Themes

In the School of Nursing

  • Member of the Transforming Research in Ageing Group
  • Deputy Chair of the Patient Involvement Group

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.

Awards

Recipient, Best Adult Nursing Free Paper at the 40th ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care (October 2015, Auckland, New Zealand) - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care nurses: A Two-Phase Revision. Prize value at $1,550

Current projects

  • Understanding how nurses take, record and use vital signs in acute surgical and medical wards
  • 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

Fields of Research

  • Nursing (420599)
  • Acute care (420501)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Mental health nursing (420504)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Aged care nursing (420502)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Educational administration, management and leadership (390403)
  • Community and primary care (420503)
  • Residential client care (420320)
  • Primary health care (420319)

Research Objectives

  • Nursing (200307)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)

Publications

Total publications

32

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2020Journal ArticleCampbell S, Greenwood M, Prior S, Shearer T, Walkem K, et al., 'Purposive sampling: complex or simple? Research case examples', Journal of Research in Nursing, 25, (8) pp. 652-661. ISSN 1744-9871 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1744987120927206 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Campbell S; Prior S; Shearer T; Walkem K; Young S; Bywaters D; Walker K

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2018Journal ArticleGullick J, Lin F, Massey D, Wilson L, Greenwood M, et al., 'Structures, processes and outcomes of specialist critical care nurse education: an integrative review', Australian Critical Care pp. 1-15. ISSN 1036-7314 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.09.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

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2017Journal ArticleGreenwood M, Kendrick T, Davies H, Gill FJ, 'Hearing voices: Comparing two methods for analysis of focus group data', Applied Nursing Research, 35 pp. 90-93. ISSN 0897-1897 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2017.02.024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Kendrick T

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2012Journal ArticleGreenwood 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]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Terry KJ

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Journal Article

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Campbell S, Greenwood M, Prior S, Shearer T, Walkem K, et al., 'Purposive sampling: complex or simple? Research case examples', Journal of Research in Nursing, 25, (8) pp. 652-661. ISSN 1744-9871 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1744987120927206 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Campbell S; Prior S; Shearer T; Walkem K; Young S; Bywaters D; Walker K

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2020Canty AJ, Chase J, Hingston M, Greenwood M, Mainsbridge CP, et al., 'Addressing student attrition within higher education online programs through a collaborative community of practice', Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 3, (S1) Article 3. ISSN 2591-801X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.37074/jalt.2020.3.s1.3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Canty AJ; Chase J; Hingston M; Mainsbridge CP; Skalicky J

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2020Efraemson D, Colgan J, Greenwood M, 'The cardiovascular effects of exposure to particulate matter from bushfire smoke in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease', British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 15, (12) pp. 1-7. ISSN 2052-2207 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/ bjca.2020.0110 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Colgan J

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2019Cleary M, West S, Haik J, Greenwood M, Toohey T, et al., 'Capacity building in burns and mental health care', Burns, 45, (3) pp. 749-753. ISSN 0305-4179 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2019.01.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Cleary M; West S; Haik J; Toohey T; Kornhaber R

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2019Cleary M, West S, McGarry D, Greenwood M, Kornhaber K, 'Manipulation in health care: a positive or negative experience?', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40, (11) pp. 985-987. ISSN 0161-2840 (2019) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2019.1643631 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cleary M; West S; McGarry D; Kornhaber K

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2018Gill FJ, Lin F, Massey D, Wilson L, Greenwood M, et al., 'Development of a position statement for Australian critical care nurse education', Australian Critical Care pp. 1-5. ISSN 1036-7314 (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.08.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2018Gullick J, Lin F, Massey D, Wilson L, Greenwood M, et al., 'Structures, processes and outcomes of specialist critical care nurse education: an integrative review', Australian Critical Care pp. 1-15. ISSN 1036-7314 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.09.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

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2017Gill 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, 30, (3) pp. 173-181. ISSN 1036-7314 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Kendrick T

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2017Greenwood M, Kendrick T, Davies H, Gill FJ, 'Hearing voices: Comparing two methods for analysis of focus group data', Applied Nursing Research, 35 pp. 90-93. ISSN 0897-1897 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2017.02.024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14

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]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Terry KJ

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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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Co-authors: Kendrick T

2015Kelder J-A, 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 J-A; Carr AR; Douglas T; Walls JT; Williams A-MM

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]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kendrick T

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 J-A, '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 J-A

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

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Colgan J, McIvor D, Proctor R, Greenwood M, Bromley P, 'Practice Standards for Australian Cardiovascular Nurses', Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College, Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 1-24. (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Bromley P

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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Co-authors: Kendrick T

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 Other]

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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

4

Total funding

$221,384

Projects

Needs assessment and feasibility study into the potential for a Veteran Wellbeing Centre or wellbeing services to be located in Tasmania (2020 - 2021)$120,000
Funding
Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs ($120,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stirling CM; Neil A; Mond JM; Bridgman H; D'Alessandro SP; Stanford SN; Norris K; Greenwood M
Period
2020 - 2021
Developing Australia-Indonesia dementia research collaborations (2020)$5,000
Description
This project focuses on the development of collaborative links between Australian and Indonesian researchers in the broad area of dementia research.
Funding
Department of Education ACT ($5,000)
Scheme
Travel Grant - PhillipsKPA - SEA
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Andrews SM; Francis KL; Vickers JC; Greenwood M
Year
2020
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 - 2017)$66,384
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 - 2017
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

Research Supervision

Current

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDScoping, Piloting and Evaluating a New AdvancedPpractice Clinical Role at St Vincent's Private Hospital2018
PhDThe Role of the Intensive Care Nurse in the Medical Emergency Team: A constructivist grounded theory study2018
PhDFidelity to the Strengths Model and its Relationship to Outcomes in the Australian Context2019
PhDRecovery Orientation: Organisational reform and the implementation of the 'Strengths Model'2020
PhDDoes Functional Movement Prescription by Health Professionals Improve Pre and Postnatal Women's Exercise Behaviours?2021
PhDExploration of Burnout in ICU Nurses in Military and General Hospitals in Saudi Arabia2021