Miss Lucinda Mithen

Miss Lucinda Mithen

Associate Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary


I am a new PhD candidate and full time academic.  I have a strong background in Emergency Nursing and Critical Care Nursing with a special interest in triage and trauma care.  After working for many years as a full time RN/CNS in several Emergency Departments I have gained a profound respect and admiration for our nurses working on the front line of health care.  In my experience, nurses have an incredible but poorly defined level of resilience unlike any other profession.  This has informed my interest in the well being of our nursing workforce.  I want to explore how we measure stress levels and how we provide support and strategies to help our nursing workforce deal with their levels of stress.

Ultimately, I would like to explore new ways to deal with stress that oganisations can use to support their nurses.

Prior to becoming an academic I enjoyed teaching students in the University's clinical labs and providing excellent simulation education.   I also met the challenging responsibilities of a Clinical Facilitator and this allowed me to see the student perspective while on placement and what a huge influence a good Facilitator can have on the clinical placement experience.


  • Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice), University of Newcastle


  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Nursing Wellbeing
  • Resilience
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma Care
  • Triage nursing


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) 20
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
5/01/2010 - 14/03/2016 Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse for HNELHD:  Emergency Department, Emergency Short Stay Unit, Medical Assessment and Coordination Unit, Medical Imaging, casual pool

Hunter New England Local Health District
Critical Care and Acute Care
23/01/2006 - 1/01/2007 Trauma Case Manager

Trauma Case Manager: this role required full support and liaison of all health care specialties to ensure the best care was provided for trauma patients that presented to St George hospital.  The TCM worked at a CNS level and answered to the Trauma Surgeon.

South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Local Health District
Trauma and Retrieval Services
1/03/2005 - 1/01/2010 Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2

Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2:  The CNS role involved providing high quality expert nursing care to acutely ill patients in the Emergency Department.  Other responsibilities included mentorship for new staff and students, writing a department newsletter, adopting the waiting room/triage area to ensure high quality services and information were available to patients and visitors, attending monthly meetings and often working in the Team Leader role.

South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Local Health District
St George Hospital Emergency Department
3/03/1997 - 3/01/2005 Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse:  Critical Care Post Graduate rotation completed in first year, then worked in multiple wards and hospitals as a casual RN.  Secured full time position in Gosford Emergency Department and worked up to Team Leader level.

Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford, Wyong, Woy Woy, Long Jetty Hospitals

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
7/03/2016 - 17/07/2017 Clinical Liaison Facilitator

The role of Clinical Liaison Facilitator required extensive communication and organisation skills to manage 40 third year nursing students while they completed their final clinical placements.  Liaising between the Course Coordinator from the University and the clinical staff at various clinical settings required a high level of insight into the clinical environment and the challenges faced by the staff and the students.  Debriefing sessions were conducted and out of hours telephone support was offered.  Guidance on University assessment items and competencies that needed to be completed on placement were a popular request from students.

The University of Newcastle, NSW
School of Nursing and Midwifery
14/02/2011 - 14/03/2016 Clinical Facilitator

Clinical Facilitator:  This role involved teaching a comprehensive list of nursing skills in the clinical lab environment and included the High-Fidelity Simulation labs.  All undergraduate student courses were taught and this also involved formal assessment of the students on mandatory skills and procedures as outlined in their Courses.

Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $3,000

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.

20181 grants / $3,000

Lions Nurses Scholarship Foundation$3,000

Grant funding for costs associated with data collection

Funding body: Lions Club

Funding body Lions Club
Project Team

Lucinda Mithen, Associate Professor Kerry Inder, Associate Professor F. Rohan Walker

Scheme Research Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG

Miss Lucinda Mithen


Associate Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email lucinda.mithen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49216322
Mobile 0484344264


Room RW142
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308