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Dr Helen Bellchambers

Casual Academic

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

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.

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


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Monash University
  • Master of Nursing, University of Newcastle

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $351,361

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20111 grants / $217,000

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

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Conjoint Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, Doctor Helen Bellchambers, Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000934
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,700

3rd International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Italy, 29 June - 7 July 2009$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Helen Bellchambers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190129
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,700

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Helen Bellchambers
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188437
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $81,000

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

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Doctor Helen Bellchambers
Scheme Quality Use of Medicines
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0181608
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Krystyna Cholowski, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Helen Bellchambers
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181455
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $49,961

Project to Support Nurses to Involver Consumers in Their Health Care.$49,961

Funding body: Australian Nursing Federation

Funding body Australian Nursing Federation
Project Team Professor Diana Keatinge, Doctor Helen Bellchambers, Mrs Elizabeth Bujack
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0178706
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2012 PhD Woman-centred Care and the Socially Disadvantaged Woman: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis PhD (Midwifery), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Helen Bellchambers

Position

Casual Academic
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email helen.bellchambers@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5939
Fax (02) 4921 6301

Office

Room RW1:20 Richardson Wing Callaghan Campus
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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