Staff profile - Judy Currey

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Prof Judy Currey

Position: Professor of Nursing
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Nursing and Midwif.
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46122 +61 3 924 46122


Teaching Interests

Team-Based Learning

Interactive learning

Assessment for learning

Student-centred learning

Subjects and units currently teaching

HNN 751 Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment
HNN 752 Core Principles of Care for the Critically Ill
HNN 750 Inquiry into Critical Care Nursing Practice
HNN 764 Intensive Care Nursing 1
HNN 765 Cardiac Care Nursing 1
HNN 766 Emergency Care Nursing 1
HNN 767 Critical Care Nursing 1
HNN 774 Intensive Care Nursing 2
HNN 775 Cardiac Care Nursing 2
HNN 776 Emergency Care Nursing 2
HNN 777 Critical Care Nursing 2
HNN 788 Advanced Concepts in Specialty Practice

Expertise categories

Student supervision

Master of Nursing Practice
Rachel Cross: Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Single Checking of Medications
Elizabeth Oldland: The effect of improving quality of heart failure programs on patient outcomes. Awarded Highest Achieving Graduating Student of Master of Nursing Practice
Jessica Guinane: Missed Medical Emergency Team (MET) Activations: Tracking Decisions and Outcomes in Practice.
Elaine Killeen: Posthumously Awarded Comparison of exhaled and arterial carbon dioxide in spontaneously breathing patients in the emergency department

Bachelor of Nursing Honours:
Rox Johnson: Mapping the trajectory of recovery and functional status following a CoreValve procedure.
Jen Rawet: Evaluation of track and trigger system for identifying and responding to clinical deterioration in emergency department patients to improve patient safety
Carissa Trotter: Nurses' use and documentation of clinical data in the acute care setting
Julie Preston: Increasing critical care nurses' diagnostic accuracy of atrial electrograms using an innovative education program

Vicki White. A systematic review of the multidisciplinary processes in assisting mechanical ventilation weaning.
Andrea Popescu. Medication safety in acute care environments in the context of single checking policy
Jacqui Farlow. Patients’ communication of pain in acute care contexts
Darren Wilson. The trajectory of recovery of cardiac rate and rhythm following cardiac surgery.


Awards and prizes

ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2011 $10000
WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning and Deakin University Teacher of the Year 2010 $3000
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching 2010 $5000
Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence 2010 $5000
Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences Innovation Award 2010

Health Super/Deakin Excellence in Nursing Leadership in an Urban Health Care Environment 2008 $6000

Most Outstanding Course: Suite of Critical Care Courses, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, 2008 $15000

Best Nursing Poster 32nd Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive care 2007 $1500
Best Nursing Research Paper Australian College of Critical Care Nurses’ Victorian Branch Annual Symposium 2007 $500
Best Nursing Research Paper Australian College of Critical Care Nurses’ Victorian Branch Annual Symposium 2002 $500


Research interests

Nurses’ decision making to optimise recovery after critical illness

Clinical risk management in acute and critically ill patients

Educational methods to develop a professional workforce skilled in clinical risk management

Research page

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