Nursing Research

SChool of Nursing Research Students

Following is a list of our current research students, thesis topics and supervisors by degree:

doctor of philosophy

Loretta ANDERSEN
Thesis Title:
Communication and its relationship to adherence to treatment regimens in chronic illness
Supervisors Prof Kenneth Walsh (kenw@uow.edu.au), Dr Moira Stephens


Carina ANDERSON
Thesis Title:
Registered Nurses’ understanding of their responsibilities under the ANMC competency standards to Bachelor of Nursing students.
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au)


Lance BARRIE
Thesis Title:
To supply or not to supply? Factors influencing secondary supply of alcohol to adolescents
Supervisors Prof Sandra Jones (sandraj@uow.edu.au), Prof Stuart Thomas


Renee BRIGHTON
Thesis Title:
Education and alcohol related dementia
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au), Assoc Prof Victoria Traynor


Tanya BUCHANAN
Thesis Title:
Engaging the disengaged in health behaviour change: Tobacco use and physical activity
Supervisors Prof Sandra Jones (sandraj@uow.edu.au), Dr Christopher Magee


John CARMODY
Thesis Title:
Dementia and retirement from driving
Supervisors Assoc Prof Victoria Traynor (vtraynor@uow.edu.au), Prof Don Iverson


Timothy COOMBS
Thesis Title:
Outcome measurement in mental health
Supervisors Assoc Prof Janette Curtis (jcurtis@uow.edu.au), Prof Patrick Crookes


Alison CRASWELL
Thesis Title:
What influences Registered Nurses and Midwives when collecting and entering peri-natal data
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au), Dr Moira Williamson


Natalie CUTLER
Thesis Title:
The meaning of safety in acute mental health inpatient settings
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au), Dr Moira Stephens 


Michael DARRAGH
Thesis Title:
Coaching to sustain competency and capability in nursing
Supervisors Prof Kenneth Walsh (kenw@uow.edu.au), Assoc Prof Lindsay Oades


Jennifer DOOLEY
Thesis Title:
Web 2.0 and its implications for health related social marketing campaigns
Supervisors Prof Sandra Jones ((sandraj@uow.edu.au), Prof Don Iverson


Jane DOUGLAS
Thesis Title:
Recently graduated nurses: Why do they stay?
Supervisors Assoc Prof Sharon Bourgeois (sharon_bourgeois@uow.edu.au), Mr Roy Brown


May EL HADDAD
Thesis Title:
Towards an understanding of practice readiness: The perspectives of nurse unit managers and Bachelor of nursing programme coordinators regarding recently graduated registered nurses.
SupervisorsProf Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au), Dr Moira Stephens


Andrea GARNER
Thesis Title:
What's showing?: Film industry portrayals of Autism Spectrum Disorder and their influences on pre-service teachers in Australia
Supervisors Prof Sandra Jones ((sandraj@uow.edu.au), Assoc Prof Valerie Harwood


Susan JAIN
Thesis Title:
Standard versus contact precautions in the transmission of multi-resistant micro-organisms
Supervisors Prof Kenneth Walsh (kenw@uow.edu.au), Prof Ritin Fernandez


Samantha JAKIMOWICZ
Thesis Title:
An investigation of compassion fatigue and person -centred nursing: The lived experience of critical care nurses and their patients in Australia
Supervisors Prof Kenneth Walsh (kenw@uow.edu.au), Dr Susan Liersch


John KEMSLEY
Thesis Title:
A grounded theory study examining the essential skills and attributes of three nurse leader groups
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au


Teresa LEWIS
Thesis Title:
Becoming a climate friendly hospital: Implications for nursing practice within the Australian healthcare context
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au) , Prof Richard Fleming


Donna MARYNOWSKI
Thesis Title:
Registered nurses’ conceptions of recovery as it applies to consumers with a mental illness in the emergency department
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au)


Helen MILLER
Thesis Title:
An investigation of problem gambling stigma
Supervisors Dr Samantha Thomas (slthomas@uow.edu.au), Dr Kylie Smith


Suellen MOORE
Thesis Title:
Assess the effect of evidence based interventions on new graduate nurses in the perioperative environment as a method of recruitment and retention
Supervisors Prof Ritin Fernandez (ritin@uow.edu.au) , Mr Roy Brown


Elizabeth RIVA
Thesis Title:
Does the use of solution focused coaching techniques by nursing clinical facilitators have an impact on nursing student clinical placement?
Supervisors Prof Kenneth Walsh (kenw@uow.edu.au), Dr Sharon Bourgeois


Jenny SIM
Thesis Title:
Measuring nursing practice to enhance quality and safety
Supervisors Prof Patrick Crookes (pcrookes@uow.edu.au), Prof Kenneth Walsh 

Master of Midwifery - Research

Paula OLSEN
Thesis Title:
Group B Streptococcus and pregnancy: Reducing the impact
Supervisors Assoc Prof Christos Georgiou, Prof Don Iverson, Dr Moira Williamson

Master of Nursing - Research

Titania BURNS
Thesis Title:
Experiences of patients who are on dialysis and waiting for a cadaveric renal transplant
Supervisors Prof Ritin Fernandez (ritin@uow.edu.au), Dr Moira Stephens


Justine CONNOR
Thesis Title:
The factors that influence industry to offer clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students
Supervisors Prof Lorna Moxham (lmoxham@uow.edu.au), Mr Roy Brown


Miriam COYLE
Thesis Title:
Exploring how registered nursed assess and identify delirium in the hospital setting
Supervisors Assoc Prof Victoria Traynor (vtraynor@uow.edu.au), Prof Kenneth Walsh)


Kay CROOKES
Thesis Title:
Critical incident analysis as a basis for curriculum development
Supervisors Prof Kenneth Walsh (kenw@uow.edu.au), Prof Patrick Crookes


Lorraine FIELDS
Thesis Title:
Academic achievements of Bachelor of Nursing students who have completed an Enrolled Nurse program and Bridging course, compared with standard Bachelor of Nursing students
Supervisors Assoc Prof Sharon Bourgeois (sharon_bourgeois@uow.edu.au), Dr Joanne Joyce-McCoach


Leeanne HEATON
Thesis Title:
Low fidelity simulation
Supervisors Prof Patrick Crookes (pcrookes@uow.edu.au) , Dr Margaret Wallace, Assoc Prof Patrea Andersen


Maria MACKAY
Thesis Title:
What are the clinical skills that could be reasonably expected within a pre-registration nursing program in Australia?
Supervisors Prof Patrick Crookes (pcrookes@uow.edu.au) , Mr Roy Brown


Vivian MASUKWEDZA
Thesis Title:
Dementia and decision making
Supervisors Assoc Prof Victoria Traynor (vtraynor@uow.edu.au), Prof Richard Fleming

 

Master of Philisophy

William ERICKSSON
Thesis Title:
Development and validation of an instrument to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices toward the rapid response systems
Supervisors Prof Ritin Fernandez (ritin@uow.edu.au), Mr Roy Brown

Master of Research

David KAMPERS
Thesis Title:
Leadership and indigenous knowledge
Supervisors Prof Kenneth Walsh (kenw@uow.edu.au), Dr Bronwyn Carlson

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Susan McINNES
Supervisor Prof Elizabeth Halcombe (ehalcomb@uow.edu.au)

Last reviewed: 31 October, 2014