Dr Robyn Rosina

Dr Robyn Rosina

Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary

Biography

I began my nursing career in 1981 with general hospital training. I went on to complete a Certificate in Paediatric Nursing at the Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children in Sydney.  I quickly developed an interest in how children and young people 'bounced back' from crisis, trauma, illness, injury and disability.  Whilst working with young offenders at Yasmar with the Department of Juvenile I completed a Graduate Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Adolescent Mental Health and Child and Family Health and numerous drug and alcohol and related courses. I then completed a Masters of Nursing with a dissertation on Youth Suicide: A general hospital nursing perspective.  My clinical work continued working with an Adolescent Medical Consultancy Team at a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital, Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Liaison at a Tertiary Hospital and state wide Child/Adolescent Mental Health Consultancy/Educative work. My leadership and management experience has included roles as a statewide child/adolescent mental health nurse manager and a statewide clinical director of Adolescent Health and Research. Alongside the latter roles I completed a Doctorate in Nursing titled "Young People and Chronic Illness: A more responsive healthcare world". In recent years I have shifted to roles in professional practice and research in a tertiary hospital and, teaching and learning conjoint with a university. I am currently appointed as an lecturer in nursing (mental health and leadership and management) with a research interest in clinical teaching, caring in nursing and leadership/management research.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Nursing, University of Technology Sydney
  • Diploma in Adolescent Mental Health by Distance Ed, The New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry

Keywords

  • Adolescent Health
  • Child, Adolescent & Adult Mental Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Pastoral Care

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111005 Mental Health Nursing 50
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Rosina R, 'Considering the developmental context of youth and adults', Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing, Elsevier Australia, Chatswood Australia (2016)
2014 Rosina R, Fraser J, 'Children Families and their Communities in Australia', Paediatric Nursing in Australia: principles for practice, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne (2014)

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Rosina R, O'Sullivan M, Baldeo A, 'Aged Care and Ministry: a glimpse into the world of frail aged and thoughts of some of those who care for them', Health Matters, Winter 26-27 (2011)
2008 Potter E, Cashin A, Andriotis H, Rosina R, 'Examining the role of nursing in (Youth) drug court programs', Journal of Addictions Nursing, 19 182-187 (2008)

There is a paucity of literature examining the role of nursing and nurse practice models in Drug Court Programs and specifically Youth Drug Court Programs. There is also no evalua... [more]

There is a paucity of literature examining the role of nursing and nurse practice models in Drug Court Programs and specifically Youth Drug Court Programs. There is also no evaluation of health services provided by nurses in these settings. Hence, there is little to guide services in setting up such a role and benchmarking efficacy. This paper briefly outlines the purpose and functions of Drug Courts, examines the New South Wales (NSW), Australia, Youth Drug and Alcohol Court Program process, and summarizes the role of the nurse within this program. This role is then compared to that of the nurse in other Drug Court Programs, and future implications and goals for such nursing positions are discussed.

DOI 10.1080/10884600802505070
Citations Scopus - 2
2007 Lynch C, Matthews R, Rosina R, 'Health as a mediator of change in the trajectory of young people in contact with the criminal justice system', International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19 269-276 (2007)

Health care services in Juvenile Detention Centres have historically been provided by the criminal justice system. These health services have focused on assessment and treatment o... [more]

Health care services in Juvenile Detention Centres have historically been provided by the criminal justice system. These health services have focused on assessment and treatment of presenting health problems and have been hampered by the lack of clinical algorithms and standardised protocols expected of health run services. There is now comprehensive information on the health needs and prevalence of ill health, both physical and mental, for the population of adolescents in contact with the criminal justice system. This information has led to a greater understanding of the causative relationship between disadvantage, trauma, ill health and behaviour judged to be criminal as well an understanding of the need for a population health approach to underpin intervention. Young people in contact with the criminal justice system in New South Wales were found to come from disadvantaged backgrounds, have significant physical and mental health problems as well as increased risk behaviours and their associated health sequelae. This prevalence data can be used to plan service delivery and shape a model of delivery. Paradoxically incarceration offers an opportunity to target high prevalence health presentations and to screen for emerging physical and mental health problems. The potential to ameliorate life long conditions that impact on personal quality of life, and personal and system economic costs are of importance. There is the potential for some health interventions, such as mental illness and drug and alcohol to have an impact on the trajectory and lethality of recidivist behaviour. More research is required to examine health interventions with the potential to positively impact on long-term health outcomes as well as re-offending. © Freund Publishing House Ltd.

Citations Scopus - 1
2003 Rosina R, Crisp J, Steinbeck K, 'Treatment adherence of youth and young adults with and without a chronic illness', Nursing and Health Sciences, 5 139-147 (2003)

The present study was undertaken to explore the psychosocial functioning of young people with chronic illness, their beliefs about treatment adherence, difficulties with adherence... [more]

The present study was undertaken to explore the psychosocial functioning of young people with chronic illness, their beliefs about treatment adherence, difficulties with adherence and concerns about living with their illness. A small correlational study was undertaken to compare the psychosocial functioning of young people, with and without chronic illness, aged between 12 and 24 years. Subjects were recruited from a metropolitan teaching hospital. Group 1 included 44 young people with chronic illness; Group 2 included 41 young people without chronic illness. Both groups were divided on the basis of age: younger (12-18 years, n = 24); older (19-24 years, n = 61) and sex (female = 43; male = 42). Subjects completed the Achenbach self-report questionnaire as a measure of psychosocial functioning, and a second questionnaire constructed for this study to explore treatment adherence. Psychosocial functioning scores were found to be similar on the majority of subscales. Young women with chronic illness were, however, found to have significantly higher internalizing scores than young women without chronic illness. A significant negative relationship was found for the chronic illness group between internalizing scores and treatment adherence. The findings highlight potential areas of difficulty in psychosocial functioning of some young people with chronic illness. They also suggest the existence of a subgroup of young people with chronic illness who experience more problems than their peers. More research is needed to generate evidence about this possible subgroup to determine predictors of psychosocial functioning and test the timing and efficacy of psychosocial interventions.

DOI 10.1046/j.1442-2018.2003.00149.x
Citations Scopus - 26
2003 Starling J, Rosina R, Nunn K, Dossetor D, 'Child and adolescent telepsychiatry in New South Wales: Moving beyond clinical consultation', Australasian Psychiatry, 11 S117-S121 (2003)
Citations Scopus - 11
2002 Rosina R, Starling J, Nunn K, Bridgland K, 'Telenursing: Clinical nurse consultancy for rural paediatric nurses', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 8 48-49 (2002)
DOI 10.1258/13576330260440844
2002 Rosina R, Starling J, Nunn K, Dossetor D, Bridgland K, 'Telenursing: Clinical nurse consultancy for rural paediatric nurses', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 8 48-49 (2002)

Videoconferencing is increasingly being accepted as a medium for health-care. Telenursing is in its infancy in Australia but has enormous potential for nursing care in remote area... [more]

Videoconferencing is increasingly being accepted as a medium for health-care. Telenursing is in its infancy in Australia but has enormous potential for nursing care in remote areas. The Child and Adolescent Psychological Telemedicine Outreach Service (CAPTOS) began in 1997 and in its first evaluation recommended more support for paediatric nurses. CAPTOS telenursing began as a new initiative in late 2001. The telenursing project aims to link ward nurses to CAPTOS and local community teams, and to provide both clinical consultancy on nursing and interdisciplinary issues and locally based professional development. Telenursing supports nurses via site visits, videoconferencing sessions, an interactive Website and sabbatical opportunities. Telehealth works with existing services to enhance the nursing care of young people with a complex mixture of psychological and physical health problems.

Citations Scopus - 8
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $91,000

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20172 grants / $16,000

Exploring Unplanned Re-admissions to Psychiatric Hospitals$15,000

Funding body: Nursing and Midwifery Innovation Grants

Funding body Nursing and Midwifery Innovation Grants
Project Team

Anne Louise Elsom, Naveen Savio, Robyn Rosina

Scheme Nursing and Midwifery Innovation Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

‘Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing: Connecting Education and Health Science’ collaborative work sessions$1,000

Funding body: Ourimbah Strategic Research Grant

Funding body Ourimbah Strategic Research Grant
Project Team

I-Fang Lee, Sarah Jeong, Robyn Rosina

Scheme University of Newcastle
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON N

20141 grants / $75,000

Clinical Facilitation: A future focussed on Quality$75,000

Funding body: Higher Education Training Institute

Funding body Higher Education Training Institute
Project Team

Rose McMaster, Robyn Rosina, Elizabeth Cleary

Scheme NSW Ministry of Health, HETI
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD0.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD An Exploration of Patient Safety in Mental Health Setting PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Identifying the Needs of Female Patients in a Secure Forensic Hospital: Patient Perspectives M Philosophy (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Clinical Education: A future focussed on quality 2015


Challenges in Adolescent Health. Chapter 8 - Health mediating change in juvenile offending 2010


Nursing practice in the Youth Drug Court 2008


Reaching Cross-Agency Consensus in a Research Agenda: using a Delphi survey (organisational produced report completed) 2007


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Dr Robyn Rosina

Position

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email robyn.rosina@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4348 4608

Office

Room BE1-24
Building Health Precinct Building
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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