AsPr Helen Forbes

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Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Nursing and Midwif.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), University of Sydney, 2007

Contact

helen.forbes@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46129

Biography

I have significant experience in the areas of teaching and learning and administration of academic nursing programs. A versatile teaching approach is demonstrated through my experience in large group, small group, distance and on-line and clinical teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in clinical, metropolitan, rural and international settings. My commitment to the student experience of learning, inquiry-based learning and clinical decision making is demonstrated through the development, implementation and conduct of relevant research within inquiry-based learning units within Bachelor of Nursing courses.

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Research interests

My research interests are focused on translation of evidence into practice. In particular, I have been involved in pain and pressure injury research as well as management of the deteriorating patient.

Teaching interests

I teach in the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing program. Partnership and transformation are central to my philosophy of teaching. I aim for conceptual change by using student-centred approaches to teaching. I have complex conceptions of teaching and learning which enable use of a range of teaching strategies to facilitate deep learning approaches thus affording high quality learning outcomes. Transformation of thinking requires a partnership between the students and myself. I seek knowledge of prior learning experiences and intentions and ensure that any variation in student perceptions of requirements, environment, and understanding are addressed.


 

Conferences

Opescru, F, Lord, B, Barr, N, Downer, T, Forbes, H, McTier, L. Phillips, N. ‘Mobile communications technology can provide ’just-in-time’ support for students in the health disciplines to learn and practice specific clinical skills. International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) Conference 2014: “Educational Development in a Changing World” June 16-18 Stockholm.

Driscoll, A Forbes,  H & Stirling, M Reducing Oedema after Lower Limb Cellulitis: a pilot study. (2014). 10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference. Auckland NZ, 3–5 April.
Forbes, H & Jackson, K. “Re-imagining assessment” Deakin University Melbourne November 2013.

Hills, D Forbes, H O’Connell & B Hutchinson, A. 2013. The Tri-focal Model of Care – translating knowledge to optimise quality and safety in residential aged care, ACN Nursing Forum. 20-22 October, Canberra.

Forbes, H., Bucknall, T. & Hutchinson, A. 2013. Piloting the feasibility of head-mounted video technology to augment student feedback during simulated clinical decision-making SESAM (Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine) meeting. Paris June 12-15.

Cooper, S., Forbes, H. & Bogassian, F. and the First2Act Team.  ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress 2013: “Managing patient deterioration: Enhancing nurses’ competence through web-based simulation techniques.” Symposium. 18-23 May 2013, Melbourne.

Bogossian, F. Cooper, S. Cant, R. Kain, V. Porter, J. and the First 2 Act Investigators (Beauchamp A. Bucknall T. DeVries B. Endacott R. Forbes H. Kinsman L. McKenna L. Phillips N. Young S. ‘Who will be First 2 Act to recognize and treat the deteriorating patient?’ ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress 18-23 May 2013, Melbourne.

Porter, J and the First 2 Act team (McKenna, L, Cooper S, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L.. Phillips N). ‘Development of a web based patient deterioration simulation training program to enhance competence’. International Clinical Skills Conference 19-22nd May Prato, Italy 2013

Cooper, S and the First 2 Act team (Porter, J, McKenna, L, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L. Phillips N).   ‘Early outcomes and presentation of software.’ 12th Annual International Nursing Simulation Conference June 13 – 15, 2013, Las Vegas.

Porter, J and the First 2 Act team (McKenna, L, Cooper S, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L.. Phillips N).   “Taking simulation from the live lab to an interactive online web site”. IIR conference series- Managing the deteriorating patient, Royal College of Nursing, 40 minute workshop presentation on the development of the First 2 Act web site. 17-18 September 2013, Melbourne

Cooper, S and the First 2 Act team (Porter, J, McKenna, L, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L. & Phillips N). University of Hong Kong 2 day workshop, “First 2 Act – train the trainer, Modified Angof, TEAM tool, face to face scenario teaching”.12-13 September 2013, Hong Kong.

Cooper S and the First 2 Act team (Porter, J, McKenna, L, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L. Phillips N). “First 2 Act – train the trainer, Modified Angof, TEAM tool, face to face scenario teaching”. University of Brighton UK2 day workshop, 29-30th October 2013, United Kingdom.

Awards

2013: Vice Chancellors Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Creating Innovative Environments”. Duke, M, Phillips, N, Forbes, H., McTier , L  & Coleman, K.

2013. Deakin University Cloud Concept award for “Marking creative responses”. Forbes, H. & Jackson, K. at Deakin Learning Conference in 2013

2014. Faculty of Health award for Innovation for the "Trifocal Model of Care."

Publications

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2016

Piloting the feasibility of head-mounted video technology to augment student feedback during simulated clinical decision-making: an observational design pilot study

A/Prof Helen Forbes, Prof Tracey Bucknall, Prof Alison Hutchinson

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 116-121, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Corrigendum to "Undergraduate nursing students' performance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity simulated environments: An Australian multi-centre study" [Nurse Educ. Today 34(5) (May 2014

Fiona Bogossian, Simon Cooper, Robyn P. Cant, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Joanne Porter, Victoria J. Kain, Prof Tracey Bucknall, A/Prof Nikki Phillips, A/Prof Lisa McKenna, Leigh Kinsmen, Prof Ruth Endacott, Brett DeVries, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Robyn Hill, Karen Missen

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 154-154, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Use of videos to support teaching and learning of clinical skills in nursing education: A review

A/Prof Helen Forbes, Dr Florin Oprescu, Terri Downer, A/Prof Nikki Phillips, Lauren McTier, A/Prof Bill Lord, Mr Nigel Barr, Ms Kristel Alla, Mr Peter Bright, Miss Jeanne Dayton, Vilma Simbag, Irene Visser

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 53-56, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

Leadership and teamwork in medical emergencies: performance of nursing students and registered nurses in simulated patient scenarios

Prof Ruth Endacott, Fiona Bogossian, Simon Cooper, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Victoria J. Kain, Susan Young, Joanne Porter

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 90-100, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, England, C1

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Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches

Simon Cooper, Robyn P. Cant, Fiona Bogossian, Leigh Kinsman, Prof Tracey Bucknall, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Brett DeVries, Prof Ruth Endacott, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Victoria J. Kain, A/Prof Lisa McKenna, Joanne Porter, A/Prof Nikki Phillips, Susan Young

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 97-105, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Leadership and teamwork in medical emergencies: Performance of nursing students and registered nurses in simulated patient scenarios

Prof Ruth Endacott, Fiona Bogossian, Simon Cooper, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Victoria J. Kain, Susan Young, Joanne Porter

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 90-100, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, England, C1

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Expert in my pocket: creating first person POV videos to enhance mobile learning

Mr Peter Bright, A/Prof Bill Lord, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Dr Florin Oprescu, Mr Nigel Barr, Terri Downer, A/Prof Nikki Phillips, Lauren McTier, Vilma Simbag, Ms Kristel Alla

(2015), pp. 1-15, THETA 2015 : Create, connect, consume - innovating today for tomorrow : Proceedings of the 2015 The Higher Education Technology Agenda Conference, Gold Coast, Qld., E1

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A trial of e-simulation of sudden patient deterioration (FIRST2ACT WEB) on student learning

Fiona Bogossian, Simon Cooper, Robyn P. Cant, Joanne Porter, A/Prof Helen Forbes

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. e36-e42, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2013

Teaching and learning innovations for postgraduate education in nursing

A/Prof Diane Phillips, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Prof Maxine Duke

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 145-151, Collegian, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2012

Managing patient deterioration : a protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students’ competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques

Simon Cooper, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Fiona Bogossian, Prof Tracey Bucknall, Robyn P. Cant, Brett DeVries, Prof Ruth Endacott, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Robyn Hill, Leigh Kinsman, Victoria J. Kain, A/Prof Lisa McKenna, Jo Porter, A/Prof Nikki Phillips, Susan Young

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 18-24, BMC Nursing, London, England, C1

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2011

Clinical teachers' conceptions of nursing

A/Prof Helen Forbes

(2011), Vol. 50, pp. 152-157, Journal of nursing education, Thorofare, N.J., C1

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2010

Clinical teachers’ approaches to nursing

A/Prof Helen Forbes

(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 785-793, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, England, C1-1

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2006

Nurse teachers' conceptions of nursing and their approaches to teaching undergraduate nursing students

A/Prof Helen Forbes, M. Prosser

(2006), pp. -, Proceedings of the 2005 13th Improving Student Learning symposium, Oxford, England, E1-1

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