Assoc Prof Ashley Kable Research profile
RN, Dip Teach Nurs Ed, G Dip Health Serv Man, PhD, MRCNA.
Deputy Head of School (Research) School of Nursing and Midwifery, senior lecturer and researcher in health services research at the University of Newcastle.
Ashley has experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and has conducted and supervised intervention studies, patient and workforce surveys, and focus groups and expert panels for the purpose of validating study instruments. She has been involved in multidisciplinary research groups and research topics have included: adverse events in surgical admissions, using statistical modelling to identify predictors for adverse events, patient surveys of post discharge complications and delivery of health services, designing/conducting/evaluating interventions to reduce adverse events in health care, sharps including needlestick injuries in nurses, occupational rehabilitation of nurses, and resistance to care in health care.
She has been lecturing in Masters programs in the schools of Medicine and Public Health and Nursing and Midwifery for ten years, and is supervising research higher degree candidates studies on a range of acute care, education and safety related topics including: patient initiated violence, human simulation and information and communication technology, professional interaction and patient experiences, workplace bullying, evaluation of patient outcomes following intervention programs, and occupational health and safety of health care workers. She has more than 20 years clinical experience in operating theatre nursing.
Research interests: Patient safety, quality of care, outcomes of acute care including adverse events and complications, patient experiences of health services and occupational health and safety and nursing workforce issues.
Ashley's methodological expertise includes: Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and she has conducted and supervised intervention studies, patient and workforce surveys, and focus groups and expert panels for the purpose of validating study instruments.
Carol Arthur Web access research portal
BN, Dip Applied Sc, RN, ICU Cert, postgraduate Masters Philosophy (Nursing) research candidate.
Human Patient Simulation (HPS) Manikins and Information Communication Technology (ICT): Use and Quality Indicators in Australian Schools of Nursing.
Lynette Bowen Web access research portal
RN, Dip. Teaching (Nursing), NCAE, B.Ed (Nursing), UNE, M. Nursing, UTS, PhD Candidate.
The Experience of Registered Nurses Who Mentor Undergraduate Nursing Students.
An Enquiry into the Assessment and Management of Targeted Violence Using a Threat Assessment Process.
How do Nurses's Knowledge of Aging and Attitudes Towards Older Persons Influence Clinical Practice and Therapeutic Interactions in Emergency Department Settings.
Dr Charles Harmon Web access research portal
The Process of Response of Mental Health Nurses who have Experienced Assaults by Their Patients: A Grounded Theory Study Conducted in Mental Health Inpatient Settings.
Prof Isabel Higgins Web access research portal
RN, MN PhD, FCN, FCNA is Professor of Older Person Nursing with the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health.
Isabel's role as a joint appointment with the Hunter New England Health means that she works very closely with practitioners in a range of settings. Through the School of Nursing and Midwifery's Collaborating Center for Older Person Care (CCOPC) Isabel and her clinical nursing and academic colleagues work with the RCGHA to conduct research that focuses on providing optimal care of older people in a range of settings. Through the CCOPC Isabel collaborates and partners on research and scholarly activities which centre on person centered care, practice re design and capacity building for future generations of nurses.
Isabel's research focuses on pain and symptom management, end of life care, family members and needs of carers, practice issues and practice redesign. Her methodological expertise includes a range of qualitative methodologies, including phenomenology, critical ethnography, action research; quantitative approaches, and mixed methods studies. Current areas of study include pain and symptom management in older people with dementia, the prevention of delirium, nutrition and hydration at the end of life, and social support and needs of the relatives of older people. Isabel has supervised 6 students to successful completion of their RHD and 3 Hons students to class 1 level. Currently she is supervising PhD and Hons students undertaking studies relating to the CCPOC's research program. She is a member of the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology Review Committee and a visiting scholar with the University of Keele, Staffordhsire, United Kingdom.
Venothromboembolism Prophylaxis (VTE).
Dr Jane Maguire Web access research portal
PhD, BNurs(Hons), BA (English and Classical Literature), Grad Cert In Child and Adolescent Health RN, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Jane has over 25 years of clinical experience with both paediatric and adult patients in both acute care and community facilities. She is an Early Career Researcher and the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Nursing Honours Program in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Jane has research experience in quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Her most recent research has raised her International profile as a member of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium. This research is part of the UoN PRC Brain and Mental Health and the Australian Stroke Genetics Collaboration, and is a population based genetic association study investigating the genetic epidemiology of stroke. Jane is particularly interested in ischemic stroke risk and stroke patient functional outcomes, and has published in this area. She is also interested in adverse events following acute stroke, specifically haemorrhagic transformation following tPA therapy. Jane has presented her research at the European Stroke Conference, The World Cardiology Conference, the International Stroke Genetics Consortium workshops, Malaysian Joint Medical Conference and the Stroke Society of Australasia's Annual Scientific Meetings. Jane is a reviewer for the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease and American Heart Foundation's Stroke journal. She was one of three investigators awarded a Category 5 Research grant from the Nurses and Midwives Board (NSW) to investigate the role of a care coordinator nurse at Gosford Hospital. Jane has had several other successful research grants total funding $112 000.
Other Research interests: Childhood immunisation follow up programs and innovative educational models to promote nursing research capacity in the clinical setting.
Jane's methodological expertise includes: surveys, RCTs, meta-analysis and case-control genetic association studies. Her research skills include grantsmanship, narrative and systematic literature reviews, use of critical appraisal tools of evidence, writing for publication and survey development. Jane's biostatistical experience includes management of large datasets, meta analysis of genetic studies, gene-environment interaction analysis, association analysis using multiple logistic regression, and provision of clinical datasets for genome wide association studies.
Jacqueline Pich Web access research portal
RN BN (Hons I), BSc.
The VENT Study: Violence in the Emergency Department and Triage.
Dr Rachel Rossiter Web access research portal
D.HSc, M.N (NP), M.Counselling, B.Counselling, B.Hlth Sc, is a clinician-academic.
Rachel currently convenes post-graduate programs in mental health nursing. Rachel has had extensive clinical experience working with people with chronic physical and mental health disorders in a range of clinical settings and is currently authorised to practice as a nurse practitioner in mental health and psychotherapy. She maintains active involvement in clinical practice as a dialectical behaviour therapist, and provides clinical supervision and consultancy to clinicians and rural mental health services. Rachel's research experience includes qualitative research projects focusing on workforce development and improving services provided to people with borderline personality disorder. She is currently developing the curriculum for a Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner program). Rachel is a fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, a member of the research committee for the College and a peer reviewer for the Mental Health Nurse Credentialing program. Research interests: Mental health workforce development, Clinical supervision, Dialectical behaviour therapy, Evaluating the effectiveness of on-line post-graduate academic programs, Psychosocial needs of patients with physical illnesses.
Peter Sinclair Web access research portal
RN, BN, Renal Cert, MPhil candidate.
Patient Perspectives on Managing Fluid Gain Between Haemodialysis Sessions.
Dr Teresa Stone Web access research portal
PhD, RN, RMN, BA M Health Management, Cert Tertiary Teaching.
Teresa is the Bachelor of Nursing Programme Convenor and senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle Australia. Teri has qualifications in general and mental health nursing, a BA in psychology and masters in health management. Her research interests include verbal aggression, education, clinical supervision, and mental health. Teri has worked in a variety of settings, in London, Hong Kong and Australia as both a clinician and manager. She has a major interest in mental health, a field she has worked in for over fifteen years and has also worked as a remote area nurse in Aboriginal communities and retains a strong interest in Indigenous health.