Dr Sharyn Hunter

Dr Sharyn Hunter

Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Sharyn Hunter is a lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia. She has a passionate interest in the preparation of students for nursing older people and has received awards for her teaching from the University of Newcastle and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Sharyn’s research interests include the preparation of health professionals to be work-ready and the development of their clinical reasoning. She has recently published an undergraduate textbook for nurses about healthy ageing and has published and presented papers, both nationally and internationally, in these areas.

Research Expertise
Dr Hunter uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods to conduct and supervise studies about the development of nurse practice, clinical reasoning and simulation. Her PhD on the professional development of Registered Nurses (RN's) in Residential Aged Care (RAC) and the use of multiple case studies approach allowed for the exploration of the topic in real-life context.

Previously, the boundaries between aged care nursing practices and the management of aged care facilities were clear. This study provided evidence of the blurring of these boundaries with respect to the roles and functions of nurses. The multiple sources of data showed recurring patterns of behaviours that led to the development of a model that reflected the changes in RN practices in RAC.

The presence of RN's in aged care is critical. However, staff development includes a need to be proactive, feasible and realistic in the contexts in which aged care is delivered. RAC now provides the opportunity for RNs to practise at an advanced level. It allows for the use of a range of sophisticated skills in critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice that lead to enhanced delivery of care to residents.

Dr Hunter has been involved in a number of University of Newcastle funded clinical reasoning projects. She was member of a team that explored simulation and clinical reasoning in undergraduate nurses and funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. She is a member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Evidence Synthesis Group and has trained to undertake systematic reviews for JBI. 

Teaching Expertise
Dr Hunter lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students, with a focus on the health and illness of the older people. Prior to becoming an academic, Sharyn was a senior clinician working in aged care and facilitated the change of ‘old’ nursing roles in residential and community aged care services. Her research and clinical expertise have been recognised nationally and internationally. She has received awards for her contribution to student learning, the Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching: Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2008) and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2010).

Sharyn continually strives to improve her teaching and to motivate and inspire her students. She encourages students to follow their interest in nursing older people and to show the career path that is possible for them to achieve, with positive results. "Thank you from myself and also in advance from the elderly I will be caring for with a brighter and renewed sense of care....I'd like to sincerely thank you for all your wonderful guidance and direction you have provided." "Your delivery of the subject always came across with such a great insight and realism that made learning so worthwhile."

Administrative Expertise
Course co ordination within the undergraduate and post graduate program; Student Academic Conduct Officer ( held this position for 2 years). Assist with the coordination of the Research Higher Degree Skills Seminars

Collaborations
Registered Nurse Professional Development in Aged Care Clinical Reasoning in Health Care Simulation in Health Care


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), James Cook University

Keywords

  • ageing
  • clinical reasoning
  • healthy ageing
  • older people
  • primary health care
  • simulation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 50
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Joanna Briggs Institue Evidence Synthesis Group Joanna Briggs Institue Evidence Synthesis Group
Australia
1/01/2001 -  Membership - Royal College of Nursing Australia Royal College of Nursing Australia
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2004 - 1/01/2007 Clincial Nurse Consultant AnglicanCare
Resdiential and Community Aged Care
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2004 Nurse Manager Baptist Community Service
Warabrook Aged Care Facility
Australia
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Publications

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


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hunter S, Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, North Ryde, N.S.W, 634 (2016)
2012 Miller CA, Hunter S, Miller's nursing for wellness in older adults, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sydney, 604 (2012) [A4]

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Hunter S, Dumont F, 'Caring for an older person with altered cognition', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 160-179 (2013) [B2]
2013 Day JL, Taylor ACT, Hunter S, Jeong S, Armitage D, Keatinge D, Higgins I, 'Community Care', Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical thinking in Client Care, Pearson, Sydney 35-54 (2013) [B2]
Co-authors Jenny Day, Sarah Jeong, Isabel Higgins, Ann Taylor
2011 Day JL, Armitage D, Jeong Y-S, Hunter S, Keatinge DR, Higgins IJ, 'Community-based nursing care', Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 37-52 (2011) [B2]
Co-authors Isabel Higgins, Jenny Day, Sarah Jeong

Journal article (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Zhang MW, Chan S, Wynne O, Jeong S, Hunter S, Wilson A, Ho RC, 'Conceptualization of an evidence-based smartphone innovation for caregivers and persons living with dementia.', Technol Health Care, 24 769-773 (2016)
DOI 10.3233/THC-161165
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Sally Chan, Amanda Wilson, Olivia Wynne
2016 Day JL, Taylor A, Summons P, van der riet, Hunter, Maguire, et al., 'Home care packages: Insights into the experiences of older epople leading up to the introduction of consumer directed care in Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, (2016)
DOI 10.1071/PY16022
Co-authors Gunilla Haydon, Peter Summons, Isabel Higgins, Sarah Jeong, Pamela Vanderriet, Jenny Day, Ann Taylor, Jane Maguire
2016 Hunter S, Arthur C, 'Clinical reasoning of nursing students on clinical placement: Clinical educators' perceptions.', Nurse Educ Pract, 18 73-79 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2016.03.002
2016 Lovett S, Roche J, Hunter S, Symonds I, Tomlinson N, Gagnon R, et al., 'Respective value of the traditional clinical rotation and high fidelity simulation on the acquisition of clinical reasoning skills in medical students ¿ A Randomized Controlled Trial.', MedEdPublish, 5 (2016)
DOI 10.15694/mep.2016.000037
Co-authors Joerg Mattes
2015 Pitt V, Powis D, Levett-Jones T, Hunter S, 'The influence of critical thinking skills on performance and progression in a pre-registration nursing program', Nurse Education Today, 35 125-131 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.Background: The importance of developing critical thinking skills in preregistration nursing students is recognized worldwide. Yet, there has been limited exp... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.Background: The importance of developing critical thinking skills in preregistration nursing students is recognized worldwide. Yet, there has been limited exploration of how students' critical thinking skill scores on entry to pre-registration nursing education influence their academic and clinical performance and progression. Aim: The aim of this study was to: i) describe entry and exit critical thinking scores of nursing students enrolled in a three year bachelor of nursing program in Australia in comparison to norm scores; ii) explore entry critical thinking scores in relation to demographic characteristics, students' performance and progression. Method: This longitudinal correlational study used the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT) to measure critical thinking skills in a sample (. n=. 134) of students, at entry and exit (three years later). A one sample t-test was used to determine if differences existed between matched student critical thinking scores between entry and exit points. Academic performance, clinical performance and progression data were collected and correlations with entry critical thinking scores were examined. Results: There was a significant relationship between critical thinking scores, academic performance and students' risk of failing, especially in the first semester of study. Critical thinking scores were predictive of program completion within three years. The increase in critical thinking scores from entry to exit was significant for the 28 students measured. In comparison to norm scores, entry level critical thinking scores were significantly lower, but exit scores were comparable. Critical thinking scores had no significant relationship to clinical performance. Conclusion: Entry critical thinking scores significantly correlate to academic performance and predict students risk of course failure and ability to complete a nursing degree in three years. Students' critical thinking scores are an important determinant of their success and as such can inform curriculum development and selection strategies.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.08.006
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2015 Pathike W, O'Brien AP, Hunter S, 'Elderly resilience in Thailand: An ethnographic study', Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, 22 21 (2015) [C3]
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2014 Pitt V, Powis D, Levett-Jones T, Hunter S, 'Nursing students' personal qualities: a descriptive study.', Nurse Educ Today, 34 1196-1200 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.05.004
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Hunter S, Pitt V, Croce N, Roche J, 'Critical thinking skills of undergraduate nursing students: Description and demographic predictors', Nurse Education Today, 34 809-814 (2014) [C1]

Aim: This study investigated the critical thinking skills among undergraduate nursing students in Australia to obtain a profile and determine demographic predictors of critical th... [more]

Aim: This study investigated the critical thinking skills among undergraduate nursing students in Australia to obtain a profile and determine demographic predictors of critical thinking. Background: There is universal agreement that being a critical thinker is an outcome requirement for many accreditation and registering nursing bodies. Most studies provide descriptive statistical information about critical thinking skills while some have studied the changes in critical thinking after an intervention. Limited research about factors that predict critical thinking skills is available. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted using convenience sampling. Two hundred and sixty-nine students were recruited across three years of an undergraduate programme in 2009. Most students' age ranged from under 20 to 34. years (58%), 87% were female, 91% were Australian and 23% of first and second year students had nursing associated experience external to the university. Data about critical thinking skills were collected via the Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT). Linear regression analysis investigated the predictors of nursing students' critical thinking skills. Results: The students in third year had a profile of critical thinking skills comparable with HSRT norms. Year of study predicted higher critical thinking scores for all domains (p<. 0.001) except the subscale, analysis. Nationality predicted higher scores for total CT skill scores (p<. 0.001) and subscales, inductive (p=0.001) and deductive reasoning (p=0.001). Nursing associated experience predicted higher scores for the subscale, analysis (p<. 0.001). Age and gender were not predictive. However, these demographic predictors only accounted for a small variance obtained for the domains of CT skills. Conclusion: An understanding of factors that predict nursing students' CT skills is required. Despite this study finding a number of significant predictors of nursing students' CT skills, there are others yet to be understood. Future research is recommended exploring explicit CT instructional approaches and nursing students' CT skills. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.08.005
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5
2014 Pitt V, Powis D, Levett-Jones T, Hunter S, 'The influence of personal qualities on performance and progression in a pre-registration nursing programme', Nurse Education Today, 34 866-871 (2014) [C1]

Background: Research conducted primarily with psychology and medical students has highlighted that personal qualities play an important role in students' academic performance. In ... [more]

Background: Research conducted primarily with psychology and medical students has highlighted that personal qualities play an important role in students' academic performance. In nursing there has been limited investigation of the relationship between personal qualities and performance. Yet, reports of student incivility and a lack of compassion have prompted appeals to integrate the assessment of personal qualities into pre-registration nursing student selection. Before this can be done research is needed to explore the influence of students' personal qualities on programme performance and progression. Aim: This study explores the relationships between students' personal qualities and their academic and clinical performance, behaviours and progression through a pre-registration nursing programme in Australia. Method: This longitudinal descriptive correlational study was undertaken with a sample of Australian pre-registration nursing students (n=138). Students' personal qualities were assessed using three personal qualities assessment (PQA) instruments. Outcome measures included grades in nursing theory and clinical courses, yearly grade point average, final clinical competency, progression (completion), class attendance and levels of life event stress. Results: Significant correlations were found between academic performance and PQA scores for self-control, resilience and traits of aloofness, confidence and involvement. Final clinical competence was predicted by confidence and self-control scores. Students with higher empathy had higher levels of life event stress in their first year and class attendance had a positive correlation with self-control. Completing the programme in three years was weakly predicted by the measure of resilience. No difference was noted between extreme or non-extreme scorers on the PQA scales with respect to performance or progression. Conclusion: This sample of students' personal qualities was found to influence their academic and clinical performance and their ability to complete a pre-registration programme in three years. However, further research is required with larger cohorts to confirm the use of personal qualities assessment during selection. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.011
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Rossiter RC, Day J, McDonald VM, Hunter S, Jeong S, Van Der Riet P, et al., 'Redefining old: Optimising health and wellbeing', Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 40 59-72 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Jane Maguire, Vanessa Mcdonald, Isabel Higgins, Pamela Vanderriet, Sarah Jeong, Jenny Day, Rachel Rossiter
2013 Pitt V, Powis D, Levett-Jones T, Hunter S, 'Can an existing personal qualities measure be used to examine nursing students' professional and personal attributes?', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, 15 41-54 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2012 Pitt VL, Powis DA, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, 'Factors influencing nursing students' academic and clinical performance and attrition: An integrative literature review', Nurse Education Today, 32 903-913 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Noble DI, Hickey N, Jeong Y-S, et al., 'The design and implementation of an Interactive Computerised Decision Support Framework (ICDSF) as a strategy to improve nursing students' clinical reasoning skills', Nurse Education Today, 31 587-594 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.012
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Carol Norton, Sarah Jeong, Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Burrows TL, Findlay NA, Killen CG, Dempsey SE, Hunter S, Chiarelli PE, Snodgrass SN, 'Using nominal group technique to develop a consensus derived model for peer review of teaching across a multi-school faculty', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 8 1-9 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, Tracy Burrows, Shane Dempsey, Pauline Chiarelli
2010 Hunter S, Levett-Jones TL, 'The practice of nurses working with older people in long term care: An Australian perspective', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 527-536 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02967.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2007 Hunter S, McMillan MA, Conway JF, 'The professional development needs of registered nurses in residential aged care', Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, 14 6-11 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60549-1
Citations Scopus - 5
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Conference (37 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Chan S, Zhang M, Wynne O, Jeong S, Hunter S, Wilson A, Ho R, 'A SMARTPHONE APP FOR PSYCHOEDUCATION FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA: A FEASIBILITY STUDY', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY (2016)
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Amanda Wilson, Olivia Wynne
2016 Chan S, Jeong S, Hunter S, Wilson A, Zhang M, Ho R, 'A feasibility study on smartphone psychoeducation application for family caregivers of people living with dementia.' (2016)
2016 Hunter S, Kewley C, Schumacher T, Scott J, 'Demands and challenges of an ageing population: Ensuring a suitable aged care workforce (Invited speaker)' (2016)
Co-authors Chris Kewley
2016 Hunter S, Johnston C, Rasiah, Roberts E, O'Toole G, MacDonald-Wicks L, Newstead C, 'Healthy ageing as a vehicle for interprofessional education: Nursing Students' expereince' (2016)
Co-authors Gjyn Otoole, Cath Johnston, Elysa Roberts, Lesley Wicks
2016 Hunter S, Higgins I, Van der reit P, Jeong S, Parkinson L, 'Australian Longitudinal Women's Health Study: Issues and concerns about pain amongst older women' (2016)
Co-authors L Parkinson, Isabel Higgins
2016 Hunter S, Johnston C, Newstead C, Rasiah R, Roberts E, Macdonald-Wicks L, O'Toole G, 'Healthcare Students Learning Together to Promote the Health of Older People', JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (2016)
Co-authors Gjyn Otoole, Cath Johnston, Lesley Wicks, Elysa Roberts
2016 Schumacher T, Hunter S, Kewley C, Scott J, 'Who are the Future Workers of the Aged Care Industry? And How Can We Make Them Ready to Support Active Ageing?', JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (2016)
Co-authors Chris Kewley
2015 roche J, hunter S, Stokes-Parish J, Lovett S, Mattes J, 'Students as Peer Assessors in Simulation.' (2015)
Co-authors Jessica Stokes, Joerg Mattes
2015 Hunter SM, Johnston CL, Rasiah R, Roberts E, O'Toole G, MacDonald-Wicks L, et al., 'Using healthy ageing as a vehicle for interprofessional education', 6th International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Gjyn Otoole, Lesley Wicks, Elysa Roberts
2015 Keinwong, Hunter S, lyneham J, 'An exploration of the perceptions and understanding of health promotion activities by Health Care Providers in relation to Thai older person with hypertension' (2015)
Co-authors Joy Lyneham
2015 Hunter S, Johnston C, Rasiah, Roberts E, O'Toole, MacDonald-Wicks, Newstead C, 'Promoting healthy ageing with interprofessional education' (2015)
Co-authors Elysa Roberts, Cath Johnston, Gjyn Otoole, Lesley Wicks
2015 Keinwong T, Hunter S, Lyneham J, 'Health promotion and learning in relation to older people with chronic illness: An integrative review of literature' (2015)
Co-authors Joy Lyneham
2015 Keinwong, Hunter S, lyneham, 'Exploring whether the current Thai elderly¿s health education materials are best practices in gerogogy theory: A document analysis' (2015)
Co-authors Joy Lyneham
2015 Keinwong T, Hunter S, Lyneham J, 'Promoting the health of Thai¿s older with chronic illness: An exploration of understanding and perception of Health Care Providers' (2015)
Co-authors Joy Lyneham
2014 Pathike W, O'Brien AP, Hunter S, 'Developing an understanding of rural Thai elderly resilience: An ethnography of the primary care unit (Tambon Health Promoting Hospital) subculture', 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2014 Hunter S, 'Recruiting good staff to aged care (Invited Speaker)' (2014)
2013 Hunter S, 'Nursing students' working with older people to promote their health' (2013)
2013 Hunter S, 'The development of clinical reasoning by nursing students while on clincial placement' (2013)
2013 Lovett, Roche J, Hunter S, Symonds I, Mattes J, 'Medical students' clinical reasoning development during simulation' (2013)
Co-authors Joerg Mattes
2013 Hunter S, 'Monitoring the development of clinical reasoning by nursing students while on clinical placement' (2013)
2012 Hunter S, 'Positive health promotion to encourage healthy ageing in older adults', International Conference. Interprofessional Partnership: Improvement for Global Health Outcomes (2012) [E3]
2012 Hunter S, 'Nursing students collaborating online: Making it happen', 14th National Nurse Education Conference 2012. Speaker Abstracts (2012) [E3]
2011 Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Bourgeois S, Jeong Y-S, Hunter S, et al., 'Pandoras Box: simulation, reflection, cognitive errors and clinical reasoning', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Sarah Jeong, Carol Norton
2011 Hunter S, Arthur C, Pitt VL, 'Enhancing nursing students' clinical reasoning skills: An innovative teaching strategy', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
2011 Hunter S, Arthur C, Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Prudent use of simulation dollars to achieve good learning outcomes', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Ashley Kable
2011 Pitt VL, Powis DA, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, 'Moving towards tomorrow's workforce: Using personal qualities to guide selection', Innovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Hunter S, Pitt VL, Levett-Jones TL, 'Improving nursing students' clinical reasoning', Innovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Hunter S, 'Challenging nursing students' attitudes about older people', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: (2010) [E3]
2010 Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Bourgeois S, Hunter S, Jeong Y-S, 'Enhancing nursing students' clinical reasoning skills through their engagement with interactive computerised case studies', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Sarah Jeong
2010 Pitt VL, Powis DA, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, 'Altering selection strategies: The future of undergraduate nursing education', ANZAME 2010: Overcoming Barriers, Re(E)Forming Professional Practice (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Arthur C, Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Kable AK, Hunter S, 'The simulation 'pot of gold': How should we spend it?', SimTech Health 2010: Education and Innovation in Healthcare. Conference Handbook with Program and Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Ashley Kable
2010 Hunter S, 'Is there a relationship between scores on the Health Sciences Reasoning Test, grade point average and the clinical reasoning ability of nursing students?', Symposium: Simulation and Beyond. Creative Teaching Approaches for Improving Patient Safety. Program (2010) [E3]
2009 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, Hickey N, Roche JM, et al., 'Enhancing nursing students' clinical reasoning skills through their engagement with computerised decision support frameworks', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Norton, Sarah Jeong
2009 Pitt VL, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, Powis DA, 'Personal qualities and nursing students clinical & academic performance', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Pitt VL, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, Powis DA, 'Selection or support: The best direction for improving undergraduate nursing?', RCNA Annual Conference 09: Program and Book of Abstracts (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Hunter S, 'Transforming nursing student's perceptions of nursing older people' (2009)
2009 Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Hunter S, Hickey N, Noble DI, et al., 'The 5 r's of clinical reasoning', Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, papers, workshops and posters (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Norton
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Pathike W, O'brien AP, Hunter S, 'The challenges experienced nursing older people in the Thai rural community; Understanding the Thai Primary Care Unit (PCU) subculture. Poster presentation at the Global eHealth research and innovation cluster showcase, NSW Australia', ( pp.-). Newcastle, NSW, Australia: University of Newcastle (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Tony Obrien

Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Day JL, Higgins I, Taylor A, Hunter S, Summons P, van der riet P, et al., 'Choosing to stay at Home: The experiences of older people with consumer directed home care packages after July 2015.', Consumer Directed Care Research Team, 104 (2016)
Co-authors Peter Summons, Isabel Higgins, Jane Maguire, Ann Taylor, Pamela Vanderriet, Jenny Day
2015 Day JL, Taylor A, Summons P, Van der riet, Hunter S, Maguire, et al., 'Preliminary Report Phase 1: Older peoples experiences with consumer directed care [Confidential Report]. University Of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.', Consumer Directed Care Research Team, 14 (2015) [R2]
Co-authors Isabel Higgins, Sarah Jeong, Jane Maguire, Pamela Vanderriet, Jenny Day, Peter Summons, Ann Taylor, Helen Bellchambers
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $121,121

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


20161 grants / $46,188

Supporting family carers of people living with dementia: an RCT of a new mobile application$46,188

Funding body: Dementia Collaborative Research Centres

Funding body Dementia Collaborative Research Centres
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Sally Chan, Ms Viki Brummell, Doctor Amanda Wilson, Doctor Sharyn Hunter, Doctor Sarah Jeong, Professor Kichu Nair, Associate Professor Frans Henskens
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600156
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20132 grants / $63,933

Feasibility Study: A Proposed Model of a 'Health Ageing Clinic' and team based curricular for clinical placement of healthcare students$62,333

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Associate Professor Chris Kewley, Doctor Sharyn Hunter
Scheme NSW ICTN Local Project Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300015
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Fifth International Clinical Skill Conference, Prato, Italy, 19 - 22 May 2013$1,600

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Sharyn Hunter
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300436
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,400

14th National Nurse Education Conference, Perth, 11 - 13 April 2012$1,400

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Sharyn Hunter
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200537
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,500

Fourth International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy, 22 - 25 May 2011$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Sharyn Hunter
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100289
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,700

Connecting the Dots: Geriatric Nursing, Education and Clinical Simulation Conference, North Carolina USA 2-3 April 09$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 Sharyn Hunter
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189944
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $6,400

Exploring nursing students' critical thinking and clinical reasoning abilities$6,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sharyn Hunter
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189651
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.3
PhD1.8

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters The Evaluation of Older Person Pain Management Strategies
M Philosophy (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD "Self-Management" of Dementia by Family Caregivers after Participating in Psychoeducation
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Health Promotion for Thai Elderly with Chronic Illness: A Mixed Methods Study
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD An Ethnographic Study to Understand the Concept of Rural Thai Elderly Resilience: Rural Elderly and Community Nurses' Perspectives
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Comparison of a Nurse Led Evidence Based Venous Thromboembolism Program With Usual VTE Prevention Practices and Associated Outcomes Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Factors Impacting on Bachelor of Nursing Students' Clinical and Academic Performance and Progression
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Sharyn Hunter

Position

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email sharyn.hunter@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5957

Office

Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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