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A/Prof. Bernice Redley



Associate Professor Of Nursing (Monash Health)


Faculty of Health


School of Nursing & Midwifery


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2007
Bachelor of Nursing, Deakin University, 1996


Research interests

My research focus is quality and safety of patient care in acute and hospital settings. Specific research interests include interprofessional clinical communication and handover; care of older persons in acute settings; performance of frontline interprofessional health care teams; patient participation in the health care delivery; and supporting sustainable changes in day to day clinical practices and hospital activities. My research to date has examined patient and family needs in critical illness, interprofessional teamwork and handover communication in complex clinical settings (recovery rooms and emergency departments), redesign models of care in emergency department and acute medicine, clinical engagement in service improvement and research, a model for interprofessional teamwork for older person care, preventing  harms of hospitalisation for the older person in acute care, development and application of health policy, and innovations in models of care to deliver increased quality and safety and a high performing health system.


Royal College of Nursing, Australia

Australian Nursing Federation

College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

Interational Society for Quality in Healthcare Association

African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Teaching interests

Course coordinator for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours). Unit Chair for HNR412, HNR411 and Co-Chair for HBS400.

Supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students on at Deakin University and Monash Health.

Postgraduate specialty courses for Masters of Nursing Practice, Nurse Practitioner,  Critical Care and Emergency Nursing. 


Units taught


Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

HBS400 Research Methocs (co-chair)

HNR412 Research Planning in Nursing

HNR410 Research Project 2.


Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

HBS400 Research Methods (T1) (Co-chair)

HNR412 Research Planning in Nursing (T2)

HNN746 Nursing, Cultural Diversity and Politics of Health Care (T1)

HNN732 Advanced Clinical Decision Making (T2)

Expert nurse advisor for HBS345 Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care (T2)

Knowledge areas

  • Interprofessional clinical communication for safe transitions in care, within and between teams, in complex settings (e.g. ward rounds, clinical handover);
  • Performance of multidisciplinary front line clinical teams for patient safety and to enhance care delivery (e.g. preventing harms during acute hospitalisation) 
  • Patient and family experiences, engagement and participation to ensure safe high quality healthcare in acute settings
  • Information technology solutions to support communication and acute care delivery.

Professional activities

Committee Membership includes:

Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University
Governance Committee. Victorian Care for Older Person (VCOP) in hospital clinical network (Deputy Chair).
Clinical Communication Committee, Monash Health
Human Ethics Advisory Group- Health, Deakin University
Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee, Monash Health
Electronic Medical Record Working Group, Monash Health
Course Directors, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
Research and Research Training Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University

Reviewer for National and International peer-review journals, conferences and grant programs.


2015 Winner of Moya Conrick best paper award, 3-5 August. Nursing Informatics Australia Conference, Brisbane, Australia for paper Measuring the impact of technology on nursing work: A systematic review of the literature 

2012 European Prostate Nurses Conference (Paris) Award for best Poster (second prize) (co-author and design of poster).

2011 International prostate symposium (Melbourne) Award for best Poster (First prize) (co-author and design of poster)

2009 The Alfred Research Week Professor of Medicine Award for best Quality and Safety

Poster (co-author and design of poster).

2005 The Alfred Research Week best Nursing poster.

2005 Phillipa Moore Publication Prize awarded by CENA (Vic Branch).

2004 Royal College of Nursing Australia, National Research Scholarship Fund, Bequest Fund for Research

2004 Australian Nurses Federation Annual Research Grant

1996 Florence Nightingale Committee of Victoria (Inc) bursary


Current and past research projects include:

  • 2019-20. Implementing best evidence for nurse led strategies prevent harms common to older people in acute hospitals. NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice  (TRIP) Fellowship. 
  • 2019. Preventing harm to older people in acute hospitals: supporting quality in complex nursing work. Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited Mona Menzies Post-Doctoral Research Grant. 
  • 2018-19.  Measuring Nurse Motivation, Engagement and Well-being in the Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record. Mentor for R. Jedwab for Emerging Researcher Fellowship, Monash Health.
  • 2018-19. Work readiness of Graduate Nurses and Midwives undertaking a Transition to Practice Program. Mentor for S. Rogers for Emerging Researcher Fellowship, Monash Health.
  • 2018-19. Mapping and survey regarding dementia training and support resources in the Victorian public sector residential aged care sector. Hutchinson, A. Redley, B. Rawson, H. 
  • 2017-2020. Supporting patient activation and participation through multimedia: The MyStay project.
  • 2016-17. Reducing harm, in the acute hospital setting, to people displaying symptoms associated with a neurocognitive disorder. Funded by Dementia Collaborative Research Centers Grants.
  • 2016. Design Matters for Hospital Team based Patient Care in Emergency Departments. The University of Melbourne, Health Systems and Workforce Unit, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health  and Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery. Funded by Commonwealth Department of Industry, Research Connections Grant and Hassell.
  • 2015-16. Risk screening and assessment for avoiding preventable harm in older people in hospital. Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
  • 2014-15. Patient and companion experience of participation in interprofessional rounds on acute inpatient medical wards. Deakin University Centre for Quality and Safety Research.
  • 2014-15. A feasibility assessment for an intelligent care support tool for acute healthcare delivery in the private healthcare context. Epworth Research Institute Grants.
  • 2014-15. Nursing roles and strategies in end-of-life decision making involving older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds admitted to Victorian hospitals for end-of-life care. Funded by Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited, Ella Lowe Grant.
  • 2012-14 Tools to evaluate Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR) in acute care: A pilot in general medicine. Deakin University Centre for Quality and Safety Research.
  • 2012-15. Smartward: evaluating the development and implementation of smart technology an novel CDSS. Funded by SmartWard Pty. Ltd.


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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Elizabeth Oldland

Thesis entitled: Measurement of Nurses' Perceived Responsibilities and Skills for Healthcare Quality

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery


Joanne McDonall

Thesis entitled: Patient Participation in Postoperative Care Activities: Improving the patient experience

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery