Staff profile - Helen Forbes

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Aprof Helen Forbes

Position: Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446129 +61 3 92446129
Email: helen.forbes@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

I have significant experience in the areas of teaching and learning and administration of academic nursing programs. A versatile teaching approach is demonstrated through my experience in large group, small group, distance and on-line and clinical teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in clinical, metropolitan, rural and international settings. My commitment to the student experience of learning, inquiry-based learning and clinical decision making is demonstrated through the development, implementation and conduct of relevant research within inquiry-based learning units within Bachelor of Nursing courses.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education), University of Sydney, 2007


Academic

Teaching Interests

I teach in the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing program. Partnership and transformation are central to my philosophy of teaching. I aim for conceptual change by using student-centred approaches to teaching. I have complex conceptions of teaching and learning which enable use of a range of teaching strategies to facilitate deep learning approaches thus affording high quality learning outcomes. Transformation of thinking requires a partnership between the students and myself. I seek knowledge of prior learning experiences and intentions and ensure that any variation in student perceptions of requirements, environment, and understanding are addressed.


 


Conferences and seminars

Opescru, F, Lord, B, Barr, N, Downer, T, Forbes, H, McTier, L. Phillips, N. ‘Mobile communications technology can provide ’just-in-time’ support for students in the health disciplines to learn and practice specific clinical skills. International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) Conference 2014: “Educational Development in a Changing World” June 16-18 Stockholm.

Driscoll, A Forbes,  H & Stirling, M Reducing Oedema after Lower Limb Cellulitis: a pilot study. (2014). 10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference. Auckland NZ, 3–5 April.
Forbes, H & Jackson, K. “Re-imagining assessment” Deakin University Melbourne November 2013.

Hills, D Forbes, H O’Connell & B Hutchinson, A. 2013. The Tri-focal Model of Care – translating knowledge to optimise quality and safety in residential aged care, ACN Nursing Forum. 20-22 October, Canberra.

Forbes, H., Bucknall, T. & Hutchinson, A. 2013. Piloting the feasibility of head-mounted video technology to augment student feedback during simulated clinical decision-making SESAM (Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine) meeting. Paris June 12-15.

Cooper, S., Forbes, H. & Bogassian, F. and the First2Act Team.  ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress 2013: “Managing patient deterioration: Enhancing nurses’ competence through web-based simulation techniques.” Symposium. 18-23 May 2013, Melbourne.

Bogossian, F. Cooper, S. Cant, R. Kain, V. Porter, J. and the First 2 Act Investigators (Beauchamp A. Bucknall T. DeVries B. Endacott R. Forbes H. Kinsman L. McKenna L. Phillips N. Young S. ‘Who will be First 2 Act to recognize and treat the deteriorating patient?’ ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress 18-23 May 2013, Melbourne.

Porter, J and the First 2 Act team (McKenna, L, Cooper S, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L.. Phillips N). ‘Development of a web based patient deterioration simulation training program to enhance competence’. International Clinical Skills Conference 19-22nd May Prato, Italy 2013

Cooper, S and the First 2 Act team (Porter, J, McKenna, L, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L. Phillips N).   ‘Early outcomes and presentation of software.’ 12th Annual International Nursing Simulation Conference June 13 – 15, 2013, Las Vegas.

Porter, J and the First 2 Act team (McKenna, L, Cooper S, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L.. Phillips N).   “Taking simulation from the live lab to an interactive online web site”. IIR conference series- Managing the deteriorating patient, Royal College of Nursing, 40 minute workshop presentation on the development of the First 2 Act web site. 17-18 September 2013, Melbourne

Cooper, S and the First 2 Act team (Porter, J, McKenna, L, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L. & Phillips N). University of Hong Kong 2 day workshop, “First 2 Act – train the trainer, Modified Angof, TEAM tool, face to face scenario teaching”.12-13 September 2013, Hong Kong.

Cooper S and the First 2 Act team (Porter, J, McKenna, L, Bogassian, F,  Bucknall, T, Forbes, H Cant, R, Endacott, R, Young, S & Kain, V, Beauchamp A. Kinsman L. Phillips N). “First 2 Act – train the trainer, Modified Angof, TEAM tool, face to face scenario teaching”. University of Brighton UK2 day workshop, 29-30th October 2013, United Kingdom.

Awards

Awards and prizes

2013: Vice Chancellors Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Creating Innovative Environments”. Duke, M, Phillips, N, Forbes, H., McTier , L  & Coleman, K.

2013. Deakin University Cloud Concept award for “Marking creative responses”. Forbes, H. & Jackson, K. at Deakin Learning Conference in 2013

2014. Faculty of Health award for Innovation for the "Trifocal Model of Care."


Research

Research interests

My research interests are focused on translation of evidence into practice. In particular, I have been involved in pain and pressure injury research as well as management of the deteriorating patient.


Research grants

OLT Grant:  June 2013-

Bill Lord (Project Leader) University Sunshine Coast,Forbes H, (Deakin lead) Dr Florin Oprescu (USC), Phillips, N,(Deakin)  McTier, L  (Deakin) Nigel Barr ( USC , ) Teresa Downer (USC ),   and Bright,P (Deakin)
“Expert in my pocket: A mobile-enabled repository of learning resources for the development of clinical skills in student health professionals. 

School of Nursing & Midwifery Grant:
Forbes, H., Hutchinson, A & Bucknall, T. Literature Review: Feedback: role and processes in undergraduate nursing student development of clinical decision making in simulation contexts.

DUPPS grant:
N Sands, H Forbes, R Brown, L Meilnik. “The Mental Health and Wellbeing Portal: A pilot project”.

Wicking Trust Grant: $539,325 . 2011-
O’Connell, B. & Forbes, H. A. Hutchinson. Tri-Focal Model of Care: Education Program for Residential Aged Care.

ALTC grant: Completed  2011-2013
Cooper, S,  Bucknall, T.,  Bogossian, F.,  McKenna, L.,   Endacott, R.,  Forbes. H, Phillips, N., Kinsman, L.,  Cant, R.,  Porter, J.,   ‘Managing patient deterioration: Enhancing student nurses’ competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques.’

School of Nursing & Midwifery Grant:
Forbes, H.,  Bucknall,T.   Hutchinson, A. ‘Pilot Study to evaluate head-mounted video technology to augment student feedback during complex clinical decision making’.
 


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=forbehea


Publications

Publications

Endacott, R, Bogossian, F, Forbes, H, Cooper, S, Young, S & Kain, V.  (2014). “Leadership & Teamwork in emergencies: performance of nursing students and Registered Nurses in simulated patient scenarios”. Journal of Clinical Nursing. (Accepted for publication March 15, 2014).

McKenna, L., Missen, K., Cooper, S., Bogossian, F., Bucknall, T., Cant, R and the First2Act Investigators. Situation awareness in undergraduate nursing students managing simulated patient deterioration. Nurse Education Today (accepted 08/01/14).

Bogossian, F., Cooper, S., Cant, R., Beauchamp, A., Porter, J., Kain, V., Bucknall, T., Phillips, N.M. The FIRST2ACT™ Research Team.(2014) Undergraduate nursing students' performance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity simulated environments: An Australian multi-centre study. Nurse Education Today, 34 (2014), 691-695.

Phillips, D. Forbes, H & Duke, M (2013). Teaching and learning innovations for postgraduate education in nursing. Collegian. 20(3), 145-151.

Cooper, S., Beauchamp, A., Bogossian, F., Bucknall, T., R. Cant,  DeVries, B., Endacott, R., Forbes, H. Hill , R., Kinsman, L. Kane, V., McKenna, L., Porter, J.,  Phillips, N., Young, S.  Managing patient deterioration: 1 A protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students’ competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques. (2012). BMC Nursing, 11:18 pp.18.

Forbes, H. (2011). Clinical teachers’ conceptions of nursing. Journal of Nursing Education. 50(3), 152-156.

Forbes, H. (2010). Clinical teachers’ approaches to nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 19(5-6), 785-793.

Bucknall, T. & Forbes, H. (2009). There is no “I” in TEAM: Working cooperatively to implement evidence into practice. Editorial. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. 6(4), 187-189.

Forbes, H. & Prosser, M. (2005). Nurse teachers' conceptions and approaches to teaching undergraduate nursing students. The 13th Improving Student Learning Symposium, Imperial College, London, UK, 5-7 September 2005. (Refereed).

Forbes, H. & Strother, R. (2004). Collaboration: integrating education and clinical practice. Guest Editorial. Contemporary Nurse, 17 (1-2),1-7.

Forbes, H., Duke, M. & Prosser, M. (2001). Students' perceptions of learning outcomes from group-based, problem-based teaching and learning activities. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 6: 205-217.

Forbes, H. (2000). Beliefs and learning approaches of undergraduate nursing students in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment. The Australian Electronic Journal of Nursing Education, 5(2), 1-8.

Forbes, H., Duke, M. & Prosser, M. (1999). Students' perceptions of learning outcomes from group based, problem-based teaching and learning activities. Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Bi-ennial PBL Conference 7-10 July, Montreal, Canada.

Duke, M., Forbes, H., Hunter, S. & Prosser, M. (1998). The perceptions of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) held by undergraduate students of nursing: a progressive analysis. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 3, 59-70.


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