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Professor Maxine Duke is Head of Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Chair in Nursing Development. She is an experienced academic and clinician and has held many high level academic positions at Deakin University and previously at La Trobe University. Professor Duke has coordinated undergraduate, postgraduate, masters and honours courses with responsibility for curricula integrity, and the overall excellence of graduate outcomes. Professor Duke holds a PhD, Master of Education and Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Nursing Education. As Head of School she is responsible for the delivery of innovative nursing and midwifery courses dedicated to providing undergraduate and postgraduate courses that reflect the current practice imperatives of contemporary nursing and midwifery practice. Courses offered by the School aim to produce graduates who are well prepared to meet the challenges of a dynamic health care system. The courses have as their focus a commitment to quality and safety in health care and are aligned with the recommendations of the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). Courses are evidence-based underpinned by best practice guidelines and promote a person-centred approach to care to ensure optimal health outcomes for patients, their families, carers and the community.
As Chair in Nursing Development Professor Duke has led numerous initiatives in national and international arena. She has oversight of the School’s clinical partnership network that connects the School to eight healthcare organisations in the public and private sector and in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of Victoria and facilitates applied clinical research and extensive placement advantages for students of Deakin.
Professor Duke also holds the Chair in Nursing Development at Deakin University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA). She is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Committee, the Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing and Midwifery, the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery.
Professor Duke teaches guest lectures in the area of Home Care and supervises honours, masters and PhD students.
Professor Duke is an experienced research supervisor and has supervised honours, masters and PhD students undertaking applied clinical research as well as scholarly teaching and learning projects. Her practise background is generalist acute care nursing. Her research program has for the past several years concentrated upon Hospital in the Home (HITH) initiatives. Using a quality and safety framework Professor Duke’s research has focussed on the practises that underpin the development of alternative care delivery models such as HITH. In addition she has a body of teaching and learning research focussed curriculum issues, problem-based learning and clinical education methods. As part of a team she has a number of successful teaching and learning grants to investigate student learning outcomes using pedagogies such as Team Based Learning and flexible teaching approaches such as the ‘Vitual Maternity Clinic”.
McTier, L.,Botti, M & Duke, M. (2012). The enactment of patient participation in medication management during acute episodic illness requiring hospitalisation. ISQua 29th International Conference, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, 21st – 24th October 2012
Beddoes, L., Botti, M & Duke, M. (2012)Physical activities performed by older general medical patients in the acute hospital. ISQua 29th International Conference, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, 21st – 24th October 2012
Duke, M and Botti, M (2011) Pain management: a predictor of quality care in the home environment1st NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference 17-19th November
Duke, M (2011) The Role and Scope of Advanced Practice Nurses in Home Care Capital International Nursing Conference and will be held October 28-30, 2011
Cohen, E., Botti, M., & Duke, M (2011) Patient participation: a key factor in quality and safety of cancer care. 28th International Conference Hong Kong 2011
Cohen, E., Botti, M., Duke, M., & Pallant, J. (2011) Are patients participating in symptom management in acute cancer care? 28th International Conference Hong Kong 2011
Duke, M., Botti, M. & Hunter, S. (2010). Pain management in Hospital in the Home (HITH). Hospital in the Home Conference. Hilton Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria. June 21-22.
Duke, M. (2010). Innovations through practice of teaching, research and holistic nursing practice. Key note address . Diversity and Dynamics of Nursing Science and Art. The 2010 International Conference Patong Beach Phuket Thailand 7-9 April
Duke, M. (2010). Global Diversity: Issues in cultural competency of nurses and nurse educators . Key note address . Diversity and Dynamics of Nursing Science and Art. The 2010 International Conference Patong Beach Phuket Thailand 7-9 April 2010.
King, S., Duke, M & O’Connor, B. (2010).Living with motor neurone disease: maintain personal integrity. Neuro Talk. Singapore Expo, Singapore 25-28 June
Currey J, Story I, Oldland E, Glanville D, Duke M, Copley D, Considine J (2010) Team-Based Learning Increases Student Engagement in Postgraduate Critical Care Nursing. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) International Conference: Reshaping Higher Education Melbourne July.