AsPr Bernice Redley



Associate Professor Of Nursing (Monash Health)


Faculty of Health


School of Nursing and Midwif.


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Nursing, Deakin University, 1996
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2007


Research interests

My research focus is quality and safety of patient care in acute and hospital settings. Specific research interests include interprofessional clinical communication and handover; care of older persons in acute settings; performance of frontline interprofessional health care teams; patient participation in the health care delivery; and supporting sustainable changes in day to day clinical practices and hospital activities. My research to date has examined patient and family needs in critical illness, interprofessional teamwork and handover communication in complex clinical settings (recovery rooms and emergency departments), redesign models of care in emergency department and acute medicine, clinical engagement in service improvement and research, a model for interprofessional teamwork for older person care, preventing  harms of hospitalisation for the older person in acute care, development and application of health policy, and innovations in models of care to deliver increased quality and safety and a high performing health system.


Royal College of Nursing, Australia

Australian Nursing Federation

College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

Interational Society for Quality in Healthcare Association

African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Teaching interests

Course coordinator for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours). Unit Chair for HNR412 and Co-Chair for HBS400.

Supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students on at Deakin University and Monash Health.

Postgraduate specialty courses for Masters of Nursing Practice, Nurse Practitioner,  Critical Care and Emergency Nursing. 


Units taught


Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

HBS400 Research Methocs (co-chair)

HNR412 Research Planning in Nursing

HNR410 Research Project 2.


Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

HBS400 Research Methods (T1) (Co-chair)

HNR412 Research Planning in Nursing (T2)

HNN746 Nursing, Cultural Diversity and Politics of Health Care (T1)

HNN732 Advanced Clinical Decision Making (T2)

Expert nurse advisor for HBS345 Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care (T2)

Knowledge areas

  • Interprofessional clinical communication for safe transitions in care, within and between teams, in complex settings (e.g. ward rounds, clinical handover);
  • Interprofessional teamwork and the performance of front line clinical teams for patient safety and to enhance care delivery (e.g. preventing harms during acute hospitalisation) 
  • Patient and family experiences, engagement and participation to ensure safe high quality healthcare in acute settings
  • Information technology solutions to support communication and acute care delivery.


2015 Winner of Moya Conrick best paper award, 3-5 August. Nursing Informatics Australia Conference, Brisbane, Australia for paper Measuring the impact of technology on nursing work: A systematic review of the literature 

2012 European Prostate Nurses Conference (Paris) Award for best Poster (second prize) (co-author and design of poster).

2011 International prostate symposium (Melbourne) Award for best Poster (First prize) (co-author and design of poster)

2009 The Alfred Research Week Professor of Medicine Award for best Quality and Safety

Poster (co-author and design of poster).

2005 The Alfred Research Week best Nursing poster.

2005 Phillipa Moore Publication Prize awarded by CENA (Vic Branch).

2004 Royal College of Nursing Australia, National Research Scholarship Fund, Bequest Fund for Research

2004 Australian Nurses Federation Annual Research Grant

1996 Florence Nightingale Committee of Victoria (Inc) bursary


Current and past research projects include:

  • 2016-17. Reducing harm, in the acute hospital setting, to people displaying symptoms associated with a neurocognitive disorder. Funded by Dementia Collaborative Research Centers Grants.
  • 2016. Design Matters for Hospital Team based Patient Care in Emergency Departments. The University of Melbourne, Health Systems and Workforce Unit, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health  and Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery. Funded by Commonwealth Department of Industry, Research Connections Grant and Hassell.
  • 2015-16. Risk screening and assessment for avoiding preventable harm in older people in hospital. Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
  • 2014-15. Patient and companion experience of participation in interprofessional rounds on acute inpatient medical wards. Deakin University Centre for Quality and Safety Research.
  • 2014-15. A feasibility assessment for an intelligent care support tool for acute healthcare delivery in the private healthcare context. Epworth Research Institute Grants.
  • 2014-15. Nursing roles and strategies in end-of-life decision making involving older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds admitted to Victorian hospitals for end-of-life care. Funded by Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited, Ella Lowe Grant.
  • 2012-14 Tools to evaluate Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR) in acute care: A pilot in general medicine. Deakin University Centre for Quality and Safety Research.
  • 2012-15. Smartward: evaluating the development and implementation of smart technology an novel CDSS. Funded by SmartWard Pty. Ltd.

Committee Membership includes:

  • Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University
  • Clinical Leadership Group on Care of Older People in Hospital, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
  • Emergency and Trauma Expert Reference Group, Joanna Briggs Institute, International
  • Clinical Handover Committee, Monash Health
  • Human Ethics Advisory Group- Health, Deakin University
  • Monash Health Human Research Ethics Low Risk Review Committee, Monash Health
  • Electronic Medical Record Working Group, Monash Health
  • Deputy Director's of Nursing Committee, Monash Health
  • Course Directors, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
  • Research and Research Training Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University


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Nursing handover from ICU to cardiac ward: standardised tools to reduce safety risks

Sher Graan, Prof Mari Botti, Dr Beverley Wood, A/Prof Bernice Redley

(2016), Vol. 29, pp. 165-171, Australian critical care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


The acceptance of nursing information systems: an analysis using UTAUT

Dr Lemai Nguyen, Mr Peter Haddad, Hoda Moghimi, Mr Imran Muhammad, Ms Kimberley Coleman, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Prof Mari Botti, Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

(2016), pp. 347-365, Contemporary consumer health informatics, Berlin, Germany, B1


Nursing Roles and Strategies in End-of-Life Decision Making Concerning Elderly Migrants Admitted to Acute Care Hospitals: An Australian Study

Prof Megan-Jane Johnstone, Prof Alison Hutchinson, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Dr Helen Rawson

(2015), pp. -, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, , C1


Exploring nurses' reactions to a novel technology to support acute health care delivery

Prof Bridie Kent, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Dr Lemai Nguyen, Mrs Nyree Taylor, Hoda Moghimi, Prof Mari Botti

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 2340-2351, Journal of clinical nursing, London, Eng., C1


Optimizing safety, fidelity and usability of an Intelligent Clinical Support Tool (ICST) for acute hospital care: an Australian case study using a multi-method Delphi Process

Prof Mari Botti, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Ms Kimberley Coleman, Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

(2015), Vol. 216, pp. 912-912, Studies in health technology and informatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Using technology solutions to streamline healthcare processes for nursing : the case of an intelligent operational planning support tool (IOPST) solution

Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Prof Bridie Kent, Fatemeh Moghimi, Malte Stien, Dr Lemai Nguyen, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Mrs Nyree Taylor, Prof Mari Botti

(2014), pp. 405-430, Lean thinking for health care, New York, N. Y., B1


Integrated leadership capability; building a model for today and tomorrow

Cathryn Keenan, Julie Galloway, Lynne Bickerstaff, Fiona McAlinden, Barbara Workman, A/Prof Bernice Redley

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 19-23, Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Melbourne, Vic., C1


Using ANT to uncover the full potential of an intelligent operational planning and support tool (IOPST) for acute healthcare contexts

Imran Muhammad, Fatemeh Moghimi, Mrs Nyree Taylor, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Dr Lemai Nguyen, Malte Stein, Prof Bridie Kent, Prof Mari Botti, Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 29-49, International journal of actor-network theory and technological innovation, Hershey, Pa., C1


Reported medication errors after introducing an electronic medication management system

A/Prof Bernice Redley, Prof Mari Botti

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 579-589, Journal of clinical nursing, West Sussex, England, C1


Care of family with critically ill patients in emergency departments : evidence based guide for clinical practice

A/Prof Bernice Redley, Prof Mari Botti, Prof Maxine Duke

(2009), Saarbru¿cken, Germany, A1-1


Examining communication and team performance during clinical handover in a complex environment : the private sector post-anaesthetic care unit

Prof Mari Botti, Prof Tracey Bucknall, Prof Peter Cameron, Prof Megan-Jane Johnstone, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Dr Sue Evans, Dr Shelley Jeffcott

(2009), Vol. 190, pp. S157-S160, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1


Revising the critical care family needs inventory for the emergency department

A/Prof Bernice Redley, A/Prof Chris Beanland

(2004), Vol. 45, pp. 95-104, Journal of advanced nursing, Oxford, England, C1-1


Family member presence during resuscitation in the emergency department: an Australian perspective

A/Prof Bernice Redley, Prof Mari Botti, Prof Maxine Duke

(2004), Vol. 16, pp. 295-308, Emergency medicine Australasia, Malden, MA, C1


Accompanying critically ill relatives in emergency departments

A/Prof Bernice Redley, A/Prof Chris Beanland, Prof Mari Botti

(2003), Vol. 44, pp. 88-98, Journal of advanced nursing, Oxford, England, C1


Families needs in emergency departments: instument development

A/Prof Bernice Redley, Sandra A LeVasseur, Ms Gwenda Peters, Ms Elizabeth Bethune

(2003), Vol. 43, pp. 606-615, Journal of advanced nursing, Oxford, England, C1