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Biography

Dr Helen Bellchambers is a Senior Lecturer and First Year Experience Coordinator in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Following a career as research assistant in the SoNM, Helen completed her Masters and PhD which both focused on quality medication practices by nurses. Her clinical expertise has been predominantly older person nursing, but she is now exploring ways to improve the first year experience, including academic, clinical and social experiences of nursing students.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 06/03/2006
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Monash University
  • Master of Nursing, University of Newcastle, 15/09/2000

Research

Research keywords

  • first year experience
  • older person nursing
  • patient safety
  • quality use of medications

Research expertise

Dr Bellchambers has experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; including mixed methods, action research , case study and evaluation approaches.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Parkinson L, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Brookes JA, Howie AJ, Leigh L, et al., 'EBPRAC nutrition and hydration: DEMQoL as a quality of life measure', Across the Divide: Lessons on Care from Urban and Rural Communities. Conference Program & Abstract Book, Cessnock, NSW (2011) [E3]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001Keatinge DR, Bellchambers HL, Bujack E, Cholowski KM, Conway JF, Neal P, Project to Support Nurses to Involve Consumers in Their Health Care, Publications Unit, Australian Nursing Federation, Victoria, Australia (2001) [A2]

Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Bellchambers HL, 'Vital signs', Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. 602-648 (2012) [B2]
2011Levett-Jones TL, Bellchambers HL, 'Medical-surgical nursing', Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 3-16 (2011) [B2]

Co-authors: TRACY LEVETT-JONES

2011Bellchambers HL, Levett-Jones TL, 'Health and illness in the adult client', Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 17-36 (2011) [B2]

Co-authors: TRACY LEVETT-JONES

Journal article (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ebert L, Bellchambers H, Ferguson A, Browne J, 'Socially disadvantaged women's views of barriers to feeling safe to engage in decision-making in maternity care', Women and Birth, 27 132-137 (2014) [C1]
2012Harmon JR, Higgins IJ, Summons PF, Bellchambers HL, 'Efficacy of the use of evidence-based algorithmic guidelines in the acute care setting for pain assessment and management in older people: A critical review of the literature', International Journal of Older People Nursing, 7 127-140 (2012) [C1]
2011Perry L, Bellchambers HL, Howie AJ, Moxey AJ, Parkinson L, Capra S, Byles JE, 'Examination of the utility of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework for implementation of evidence based practice in residential aged care settings', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 2139-2150 (2011) [C1]
2011Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Working for socially disadvantaged women', Women and Birth, 24 85-91 (2011) [C1]
2010Lapkin S, Levett-Jones TL, Bellchambers HL, Fernandez R, 'Effectiveness of patient simulation manikins in teaching clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate nursing students: A systematic review', Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 6 e207-e222 (2010) [C1]
2007Bellchambers HL, McMillan MA, 'Critical elements within a journey towards the achievement of quality use of medicines', Collegian, 14 31-36 (2007) [C1]
2007Bellchambers HL, McMillan MA, 'The critical elements within a journey towards the achievement of quality use of medicines', Collegian, 14 31-36 (2007) [C1]
2007McMillan MA, Bellchambers HL, '(Guest Editorial) Nurse prescribing: Adding value to the consumer experience', Australian Prescriber, 30 2-3 (2007) [C3]
2006Bellchambers HL, McMillan MA, 'Progressing QUM in aged care', Geriaction, 24 15-26 (2006) [C2]
2002Keatinge DR, Bellchambers HL, Bujack E, Cholowski KM, Conway JF, Neal PW, 'Communication: Principal barrier to nurse-consumer partnerships', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 8 No 1 16-22 (2002) [C1]
2000Keatinge DR, Scarfe C, Bellchambers HL, McGee J, Oakham R, Probert C, et al., 'The manifestation and nursing management of agitation in institutionalised residents with dementia', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 6 16-25 (2000) [C1]
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Conference (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Browne J, Bellchambers HL, 'Can't breathe: The socially disadvantaged woman and choice', 4th Biennial Conference Breathing New Life into Maternity Care, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Levett-Jones TL, Bellchambers HL, Gilligan C, 'Interprofessional education: Enhancing the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts, Prato, Tuscany (2011) [E3]
2011Parkinson L, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Brookes JA, Howie AJ, Leigh L, et al., 'EBPRAC nutrition and hydration: DEMQoL as a quality of life measure', Across the Divide: Lessons on Care from Urban and Rural Communities. Conference Program & Abstract Book, Cessnock, NSW (2011) [E3]
2010Bellchambers HL, Reid-Searl K, Levett-Jones TL, 'The creative use of masks to promote quality teaching and learning of safe medication practices for nurses', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme, Sydney (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: TRACY LEVETT-JONES

2010Levett-Jones TL, Bellchambers HL, Gilligan C, 'Enhancing medication safety through the use of innovative multimedia, interprofessional communication and clinical reasoning', Healthcare Communication Symposium 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Bellchambers HL, Reid-Searl K, 'Using unpredictable simulation 'characters' to engage students in learning about quality use of medications', Symposium: Simulation and Beyond. Creative Teaching Approaches for Improving Patient Safety. Program, Pokolbin, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Parkinson L, Perry L, Capra S, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Howie A, Byles JE, 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Staff perceptions of contextual influences on practice change', Australasian Journal on Ageing, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
2009Byles JE, Parkinson L, Perry L, Capra SM, Moxey AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Change in resident nutrition status', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Lapkin S, Levett-Jones TL, Bellchambers HL, 'The effectiveness of using human patient simulation manikins in the teaching of clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate nursing students: A systematic review', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Poster Presentations, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: TRACY LEVETT-JONES

2009Phelan CM, Higgins IJ, Summons PF, Bellchambers HL, 'What is good pain management for the older person in the acute setting?', The Australian Pain Society 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Perry L, Bellchambers HL, Howie A, Moxey AJ, Parkinson L, Capra SM, Byles JE, 'Does the PARIHS framework 'work for aged care?', 2009 National Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Practice. Program, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2009Reid-Searl K, Bellchambers HL, Levett-Jones TL, 'Using innovative simulation to teach medication safety to nurses', Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, Papers, Workshops and Posters, Prato, Italy (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: TRACY LEVETT-JONES

2009Parkinson L, Perry L, Capra S, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Howie A, Byles JE, 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Staff experiences of participatory action research and sustainability of practice change', Australasian Journal on Ageing, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
2009Parkinson L, Perry L, Bellchambers HL, Moxey AJ, Brookes JA, Leigh L, et al., 'Implementing best practice in nutrition and hydration support in residential aged care: Change in a resident quality of life score', Australasian Journal on Ageing, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
2002Cholowski KM, Cantwell R, Bellchambers HL, 'Strategic control over medication compliance amongst elderly cardiac patients', Conference Proceedings of the 31st Scientific Congress of the Polish Psychological Association., Lublin, Poland (2002) [E3]
2001Keatinge DR, Bellchambers HL, 'Best practice in nurse/consumer partnerships: Both parties perspectives', Contesting Conversations in Practice, Education, Research and Policy, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia (2001) [E3]
2001McMillan MA, Bujack E, Bellchambers HL, 'Boundaries of professional practice', The Seventh Annual QHR Conference 2001, Ewha Womans University, Seoul Korea (2001) [E3]
2001Bellchambers HL, 'Nurses' perceptions of clinical indicators of the quality use of medications (QUM) by nurses', Contesting Conversations in Practice, Education, Research and Policy, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia (2001) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$351,361

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2011 (1 grants)

Enhancing the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students through interprofessional education (IPE)$217,000
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, Doctor Helen Bellchambers, Doctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$217,00020112012
GNo:G1000934

2009 (1 grants)

3rd International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Italy, 29 June - 7 July 2009$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Helen Bellchambers
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020092009
GNo:G0190129

2007 (1 grants)

The First Asian International Conference on Humanized Health Care 2007, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 3/12/2007 - 5/12/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Helen Bellchambers
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0188437

2002 (2 grants)

A multi-method study of enrolled Nurses as practitioners in quality use of medicines in aged care facilities in New South Wales.$75,000
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Doctor Helen Bellchambers
SchemeRole
Quality Use of MedicinesChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020022004
GNo:G0181608

Quality use of medicines though medication compliance in CCF: Pathophysiological and socio-cognitive factors$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Krystyna Cholowski, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Helen Bellchambers
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020022002
GNo:G0181455

2000 (1 grants)

Project to Support Nurses to Involver Consumers in Their Health Care.$49,961
Funding Body: Australian Nursing Federation

Project Team
Professor Diana Keatinge, Doctor Helen Bellchambers, Mrs Elizabeth Bujack
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$49,96120002001
GNo:G0178706
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Midwifery)Co-SupervisorWoman-centred Care and the Socially Disadvantaged Woman: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
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Dr Helen Bellchambers

Work Phone(02) 4921 5939
Fax(02) 4921 6301
Email
PositionCasual Academic Clinical Support
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNursing
Office
RW1:20 Richardson Wing Callaghan Campus,
Richardson Wing,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/helen-bellchambers