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Professor Beverly O’Connell is the Dean for the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She also holds the position of Inaugural Chair in Nursing at Deakin University – Southern Health Nursing Research Centre. She has more than 18 years’ experience teaching and researching in the areas of falls prevention, stroke care, delirium, dementia, aged care, continence care, risk management and carer needs. She is committed to improving patient care through the development of clinical evidence-based practice leaders and evidence-based patient care. Previously, she held the positions of Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Health at Deakin, Associate Head (Research) with Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery; Director of the Quality and Risk Management in Clinical and Aged Care research cluster; Chair in Nursing at Cabrini Health and Deakin University; Nursing Research Director at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; and Director, Centre for Nursing Research and Development at Curtin University.
Guest lectures in the topics of ageing, delirium, dementia, falls prevention, care of the elderly, stroke care, continence care, risk management and carer needs.
Professor Bev O’Connell has more than 18 years experience researching in the areas of falls prevention, dementia, delirium, stroke care, aged care, continence care, risk management and carer needs.
• Book of the year award in the category of research. Ostaszkiewicz, J & O’Connell, B. (2007). Habit Retraining for Urinary Incontinence in Adults. American Nurses Journal. 2008; Chapter 12, Reviewing Research Evidence for Nursing Practice: Systematic Reviews
• 2003 joint Recipient of the Tonnie Koenan award for the paper “The educational needs of caregivers of stroke survivors in acute and community settings’ at the Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association Annual Scientific Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing
O’Connell, B., Ostaszkiewicz J., Hawkins, M., Gilbee, A. The clinical utility of a suite of continence assessment tools for use in residential aged care facilities. ICS Scientific Committee, 2009; San Francisco, USA.
Bray, J., & O’Connell, B. Do mass media campaigns capture and describe the experience of stroke symptoms? The International Stroke Conference 2009; San Diego, USA.
Livingston, PM., O’Connell, B., King, S., & Kelly, C. Symptom management of day oncology patients. Proceedings of the Healthy People for the Healthy World International Conference. 2008; Bangkok, Thailand.
O’Connell B., & Ostaszkiewicz J. Promoting evidence-base continence care in long-term aged care. Proceedings of the Healthy People for the Healthy World International Conference. 2008; Bangkok, Thailand.
O’Connell B., & Ostaszkiewicz J. Developing evidence-based practice for screening, assessing and managing continence in residential aged care. Proceedings of the 13th National Health Outcomes Conference. 2008; Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.