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Mrs Emily Tomlinson



Lecturer in Nursing


Faculty of Health


School of Nursing and Midwif.


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68715


Dr Emily Tomlinson is a Registered Nurse and a Lecturer in Nursing. Emily is an early career resercher and completed her PhD in 2015 on incident delirium in the acute medical setting. 

Emily teaches undergradute students in the Bachelor of Nursing course and is engaged in research around cognitve care in older people. 

Her main research interested include; the management of delirium in acute hospital settings; medication management and screening for delirium. Emily's research is also focused on the nursing responsibilities of caring for older people with delirium. 

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Research interests

My main research area is Cognition in elderly specifically focusing on Delirium in acute hospital settings

Teaching interests

Clinical Nursing 

Evidence Based Practice 

Research Methods

Care of the Older Person

Knowledge areas

Cognition in older people


Medication use in older people

Cognition assessment


1. Tomlinson, EJ. 2016, Medication use for the management of delirium in older people. Oral Presentation. Australian Association of Gerontology. Canberra 2-4th November.

2. Tomlinson, EJ. 2016, Risk Factors and Outcomes for Incident Delirium in an Acute General Medical Setting: A Retrospective Case – Control Study. Poster Presentation. DECLARED July 13 and 14th Sydney.

3. Tomlinson, EJ. 2016, Care of patients with delirium: are the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines being used in Medical Settings?  Oral Presentation. DECLARED 13th and 14th July, 2016. Sydney

4. Cull, EJ, Phillips, NM, Mohebbi, M, Hutchinson, AM 2014, ‘Incident delirium in acute medical in-patients: A case-control study’. Poster presentation, Eastern Health Research Forum. Melbourne.

5. Cull, E. Risk factors for incident delirium in acute medical in-patients. A systematic review. Poster Presentation: American Delirium Society 4th Annual Meeting. Baltimore Maryland May 30th – 2nd June 2014

6. Cull, E. Risk factors for incident delirium in acute medical in-patients. A systematic review. Oral Presentation. DECLARED delirium research day May 28th 2014. Melbourne Victoria.

7. Phillips, N. M., Cull, E. and Kent, B. Enhancing self-care for adults with heart failure: a systematic review, Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Joanna Briggs Colloquium, Knowledge in Action: The Next Generation of Evidence-Based Practice. September 2010

8. Cull, E. (2011) Enhancing self-care for adults with heart failure: a systematic review. Eastern Health Research Week. October 2011


1. Recipient of the Marjory Walkowski Award in 2011. Awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) for demonstration of excellence in Clinical Nursing research.

2. Recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (2012-2013). This is a stipend scholarship for doctoral studies from the Australian Government.

3. Recipient of the Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Award in 2012. This is an award for outstanding research scholarship to a student enrolled in the PhD Doctoral program at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

4. Recipient of the ‘Babe’ Norman Scholarship (2013-2015). This is a three-year scholarship available to nurses from the Nurses Memorial Centre.

5. Recipient of the Deakin University, Faculty of Health HDR publication award in 2015.