Staff profile - Mari Botti

Prof Mari Botti

Position: Chair In Nursing
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Nursing and Midwif.
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46123 +61 3 924 46123


Teaching Interests

Alfred Deakin Professor Botti has coordinated the Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Honors) program for several years.

She has successfully supervised to completion a number of PhD, Masters and Honours nursing students. She is active in university research.

Conferences and seminars

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.


Awards and prizes

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.


Research interests

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 OConnell 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.

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