Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of Australia’s most active schools of nursing for research.
Our supervisors for higher degrees by research are leaders in their chosen fields, both nationally and internationally.
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti (AM)
Coronary care nursing and pain management, patient participation in health care, patient safety and quality care, pain management, clinical handover and professional communication, clinical decision making.
Evidence-based practice, quality and safety in acute care nursing, evidence-based risk management strategies to prepare graduates to deliver quality and safe patient care, best practice approaches to learning and teaching, and clinical education.
Evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, patient safety, clinical risk management, health workforce, health service delivery systems, health services research, nursing education, emergency nursing and triage.
Cardiovascular disease, cardiac nursing, workforce issues, coronary care nursing, quality of care and patient safety, chronic disease management, health service delivery and cost-effectiveness of nursing interventions.
Translation of evidence into practice (knowledge translation/research utilisation), quality of care and patient safety, organisational context and interprofessional interaction/collaboration, use of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Medication management, medication adherence, medication safety, consumer participation in health care, communication processes in health care and the ways in which communication relates to adverse events.
Chronic disease management (respiratory and cardiac disease), infection prevention and management, antimicrobial stewardship, ambulatory and critical care management of respiratory disease, respiratory and infectious diseases epidemiology, sepsis, pharmacology and advanced practice roles for nurses.
Safety and quality in healthcare delivery; inter-professional clinical communication for safe transitions in care, within and between teams, in complex settings; teamwork to prevent avoidable harms during hospitalisation; patient and family experiences, engagement and participation to ensure safe high-quality healthcare in acute settings; information technology solutions to support nurses in acute care delivery.
Nursing management of people with diabetes in all settings especially end-of-life care and care for older people, quality use of medicines, complementary therapies using quantitative and qualitative approaches.