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Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti is the Chair of Nursing in a partnership between Deakin University and Epworth Healthcare. She is also the Director of the Alfred/Deakin Nursing Research Centre at The Alfred Hospital. Professor Botti is a sought after clinical expert due to her extensive research related to pain, pain management and clinical outcomes in acute care settings.
She has worked as a chief investigator and on research teams with a range of multidisciplinary clinicians, academics and experts. Her completed research has been influential in changing clinical practices and policy, and she has been awarded a number of prestigious national and international research grants. Her track record includes publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, theses, reports and proceedings from local and international conferences.
Alfred Deakin Professor Botti has coordinated the Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Honors) program for a several years.
She has successfully supervised to completion a number of PhD, Masters and Honours nursing students. She is active in university research.
Alfred Deakin Professor Botti has research interests that cross a number of clinical practice domains, with a particular focus on pain, pain management, quality and safety and clinical outcomes in acute care settings. Her current research program includes:
• Patient recovery during three key transitions in recovery following two modes of radical prostatectomy surgery: open and minimally invasive, for localized prostatic cancer. Funded $197,000 from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, in 2007.
• Exploration of pain assessment and management. Chief Investigators Dr Vibeke Lorentsen and Professor Mari Botti, Funded by the Danish Medical Research Council, $100,000.
• Optimising discharge planning: Evaluation of a Patient Held Record for stroke survivors and their carers. Chief Investigators Professor Bev O’Connell and Associate Professor Mari Botti with Co-investigators Dr. Joseph Ibrahim and Associate Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, Funded $105,000 from the Medical Benefits Fund.
• Psychosocial care for patients with cancer in a rural context. Chief Investigators Professor Ruth Endacott and Professor Mari Botti with Team members Julie Cairns, Michael McGartland, Linda Katona and Katrina Lewis, Funded Windemere Foundation Grant $6,500
• Patient outcomes and experiences after insertion of a Ventricular Assist Device. Gerry Lee, Fiona Marsic, Professor Ruth Endacott, Professor Mari Botti and Dr Don Esmore.
2003 The Alfred Science Symposium Poster prize
2001 ANZICS Scholarship Prize, Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Conference, Perth.
1997 Affiliate Research Prize at the 45th annual meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Hobart.
1997 Poster prize at The Alfred Science Symposium, Melbourne.
Member, Royal College of Nursing Australia
Member of the Victorian Quality Council
External assessor of research project grant proposals for the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council since 2000.
Member of the Alfred Human Research and Ethics Committee.
Member of Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP).
Member of the Epworth Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee.
Expert reviewer for International Journal of Nursing Practice and Collegian.
Panel member for the selection of Alfred Foundation Trust Small Grant proposals.
Mc Tier, L. & Botti, M. October 2006, Research Week, The Alfred, Melbourne. Endotracheal suction with or without daily changes of closed system suction catheters: Effect on ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Currey, J. & Botti, M. October 2006, Research Week, The Alfred, Melbourne. Nurses’ perceptions of haemodynamic decision making for cardiac surgical patients.
Currey, J. Botti, M., Wilson, D. October 2006, Research Week, The Alfred Melbourne. The trajectory of recovery of cardiac rate and rhythm following cardiac surgery.
Duke, M. Botti, M., Hunter, S. October 2006, Research Week, The Alfred, Melbourne. Effectiveness of pain management in hospital in the home programs.
Redley, B. & Botti, M. August 2006, CENA 2nd Annual Conference, Hobart. Guidelines for the psychosocial care of families with a critically ill relative in the emergency department.
Turner, M. & Botti, M. July 2006, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia. Patient Outcomes Following Robotic Cardiac Surgery in an Australian Cohort.
Turner, M. Botti, M., Watts, R., Cartledge, S, Sparke, V., Cordy, G., Fehring, J., English, R., Balfour, C. 2006 ACRA Trajectory of Recovery after Cardiac Robotic Surgery: Issues for rehabilitation.
Botti, M. & Redley, B. July 2006, Royal College of Nursing Australia Annual Conference, Cairns. Conducting nursing research in complex clinical setting.