Faculty of Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Deakin Centre for Quality and Risk Management in Health: A Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centre

Centre Director: Professor Julie Considine,
Chair of Nursing Eastern Health

Julie is a Professor of Nursing at Deakin University and Chair in Nursing at Eastern Health where she leads the Eastern Health - Deakin University Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre. Julie's clinical background is in emergency nursing and she has held clinical, education, and research roles in emergency nursing over the last two decades. Julie was awarded her PhD in 2006 and is an internationally respected clinician, educator and researcher whose expertise spans both industry and academic sectors. She has led a number of evidence-based practice initiatives including emergency care of patients with hip fractures, stroke, COPD and care of children with febrile illness.

+61 3 9244 6127

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Dr Nicole (Nikki) Phillips:
Director of Undergraduate Studies,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Nikki coordinates our programme of systematic review training and activities to support our systematic review network. Nikki is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Course Co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Nursing suite of courses. Nikki has over 15 years experience in facilitating the learning of both undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bhutan. Nikki is committed to quality nursing courses that incorporate evidence-based practice, address person-centred care, quality and risk management and improving patient outcomes. Nikki's research is focused on evidence-based practice and knowledge translation, which builds on her PhD studies; completed in 2008.

+61 3 9251 7774

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Core Team

From the School of Nursing and Midwifery and our partnership research centres at Alfred Health; Barwon Health; Cabrini Health; Eastern Health; Epworth Healthcare, Northern Health, Southern Health and Uniting Care Community Options.


The Deakin Centre for Quality and Risk Management in Health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Victoria 3125

If you would like to know how to work more closely with The Deakin Centre for Quality and Risk Management in Health, to promote excellence in healthcare practice, or for details about becoming a member of the JBI, please contact Julie Considine by email julie.considine@deakin.edu.au

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

18th July 2013