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Dr Emily Tomlinson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2018
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2016
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Deakin University, 2011
Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction, Deakin University, 2009

Contact

emily.cull@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68715

Biography

Dr Emily Tomlinson is a Registered Nurse and a Lecturer in Nursing. Emily is an early career resercher and completed her PhD in 2015 on incident delirium in the acute medical setting. 

Emily teaches undergradute students in the Bachelor of Nursing course and is engaged in research around cognitve care in older people. 

Her main research interested include; the management of delirium in acute hospital settings; medication management and screening for delirium. Emily's research is also focused on the nursing responsibilities of caring for older people with delirium. 

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Research interests

My main research area is Cognition in elderly specifically focusing on Delirium in acute hospital settings

Teaching interests

Clinical Nursing 

Evidence Based Practice 

Research Methods

Care of the Older Person

Knowledge areas

Cognition in older people

Delirium 

Medication use in older people

Cognition assessment

Conferences

1. Tomlinson, EJ. 2016, Medication use for the management of delirium in older people. Oral Presentation. Australian Association of Gerontology. Canberra 2-4th November.


2. Tomlinson, EJ. 2016, Risk Factors and Outcomes for Incident Delirium in an Acute General Medical Setting: A Retrospective Case – Control Study. Poster Presentation. DECLARED July 13 and 14th Sydney.


3. Tomlinson, EJ. 2016, Care of patients with delirium: are the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines being used in Medical Settings?  Oral Presentation. DECLARED 13th and 14th July, 2016. Sydney


4. Cull, EJ, Phillips, NM, Mohebbi, M, Hutchinson, AM 2014, ‘Incident delirium in acute medical in-patients: A case-control study’. Poster presentation, Eastern Health Research Forum. Melbourne.


5. Cull, E. Risk factors for incident delirium in acute medical in-patients. A systematic review. Poster Presentation: American Delirium Society 4th Annual Meeting. Baltimore Maryland May 30th – 2nd June 2014


6. Cull, E. Risk factors for incident delirium in acute medical in-patients. A systematic review. Oral Presentation. DECLARED delirium research day May 28th 2014. Melbourne Victoria.


7. Phillips, N. M., Cull, E. and Kent, B. Enhancing self-care for adults with heart failure: a systematic review, Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Joanna Briggs Colloquium, Knowledge in Action: The Next Generation of Evidence-Based Practice. September 2010


8. Cull, E. (2011) Enhancing self-care for adults with heart failure: a systematic review. Eastern Health Research Week. October 2011

Awards

1. Recipient of the Marjory Walkowski Award in 2011. Awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) for demonstration of excellence in Clinical Nursing research.


2. Recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (2012-2013). This is a stipend scholarship for doctoral studies from the Australian Government.


3. Recipient of the Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Award in 2012. This is an award for outstanding research scholarship to a student enrolled in the PhD Doctoral program at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia


4. Recipient of the ‘Babe’ Norman Scholarship (2013-2015). This is a three-year scholarship available to nurses from the Nurses Memorial Centre.


5. Recipient of the Deakin University, Faculty of Health HDR publication award in 2015.

Publications

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2024

A Systematic Review of Chronic Pain Management Interventions Among Veterans of Recent Wars and Armed Conflicts

R Lakshman, E Tomlinson, T Bucknall

(2024), pp. 1-9, Pain Management Nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2023

Associations of postoperative delirium with activities of daily living in older people after major surgery: A prospective cohort study.

Rami Aldwikat, Elizabeth Manias, Alex Holmes, Emily Tomlinson, Patricia Nicholson

(2023), Vol. 32, pp. 7578-7588, Journal of Clinical Nursing, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2022

Delirium screening tools in the post-anaesthetic care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis

R Aldwikat, E Manias, E Tomlinson, M Amin, P Nicholson

(2022), Vol. 34, pp. 1225-1235, Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Development of Screening Tools to Predict Medication-Related Problems Across the Continuum of Emergency Department Care: A Prospective, Multicenter Study

S Taylor, E Mitri, A Harding, D Taylor, A Weeks, L Abbott, P Lambros, D Lawrence, D Strumpman, R Senturk-Raif, S Louey, H Crisp, E Tomlinson, E Manias

(2022), Vol. 13, pp. 1-12, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Validation of Two Screening Tools for Detecting Delirium in Older Patients in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit: A Diagnostic Test Accuracy Study

R Aldwikat, E Manias, A Holmes, E Tomlinson, P Nicholson

(2022), Vol. 19, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2021

Factors associated with the decision to prescribe and administer antipsychotics for older people with delirium: A qualitative descriptive study

E Tomlinson, H Rawson, E Manias, N Phillips, P Darzins, A Hutchinson

(2021), Vol. 11, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Towards nursing leadership for professional and career outcomes of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) students: A case study

B Redley, H Forbes, M Bloomer, E Tomlinson, E Manias, M Botti

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 692-702, Collegian, C1

journal article
2020

Comprehensive identification of medication-related problems occurring prior to, during and after emergency department presentation: An Australian multicentre, prospective, observational study

S Taylor, E Mitri, A Harding, D Taylor, A Weeks, L Abbott, P Lambros, D Lawrence, D Strumpman, R Senturk-Raif, S Louey, H Crisp, E Tomlinson, E Manias

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 457-465, EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, Australia, C1

journal article

The Effects of Education about Urinary Incontinence on Nurses' and Nursing Assistants' Knowledge, Attitudes, Continence Care Practices, and Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review

J Ostaszkiewicz, E Tomlinson, K Hunter

(2020), Vol. 47, pp. 365-380, Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, C1

journal article
2019

Co-development of "BRAIN-TRK": Qualitative examination of acceptability, usability and feasibility of an App to support nurses' care for patients with behavioural and psychological symptoms of neurocognitive disorders in hospital

B Redley, B Richardson, C Peel, C Ockerby, H Rawson, E Tomlinson, A Hutchinson

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 2868-2879, Journal of Clinical Nursing, England, C1

journal article
2018

"Dignity": A central construct in nursing home staff understandings of quality continence care

J Ostaszkiewicz, E Tomlinson, A Hutchinson

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 2425-2437, Journal of Clinical Nursing, England, C1

journal article
2017

Risk factors for incident delirium in an acute general medical setting: a retrospective case-control study

E Tomlinson, N Phillips, M Mohebbi, A Hutchinson

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 658-667, Journal of Clinical Nursing, England, C1

journal article
2016

Learning to accept incontinence and continence care in residential aged care facilities: family members' experiences

J Ostaszkiewicz, E Tomlinson, A Hutchinson

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 14-21, Australian and New Zealand continence journal, Osborne Park, WA, C1

journal article
2013

Risk factors for incident delirium in acute medical in-patients: a systematic review

E Cull, E Cull, B Kent, B Kent, N Phillips, N Phillips, R Mistarz, R Mistarz

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 62-111, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, Adelaide, S. A., C1

journal article
2012

Risk factors for incident delirium in acute medical in-patients. A systematic review

E Cull, E Cull, B Kent, B Kent, N Phillips, N Phillips, R Mistarz, R Mistarz

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, JBI library of systematic reviews, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1-1

journal article
2011

A systematic review of the effectiveness of current interventions to assist adults with heart failure to comply with therapy and enhance self-care behaviours.

B Kent, B Kent, E Cull, E Cull, N Phillips, N Phillips

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 2572-2626, JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, Adelaide, S.A., C1

journal article
2010

A systematic review of the effectiveness of current interventions to assist adults with heart failure to comply with therapy and enhance self-care behaviours.

B Kent, B Kent, E Cull, E Cull, N Phillips, N Phillips

(2010), pp. 1-16, Joanna Briggs, [Adelaide, S.A.], C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Reducing harm, in the acute hospital setting, to people displaying symptoms associated with a neurocognitive disorder

Prof Alison Hutchinson, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Prof Tracey Bucknall, Dr Helen Rawson, Dr Ben Richardson, Adj/Prof Cheyne Chalmers, Prof Donald Campbell, Dr Emily Tomlinson, Prof Beverly O'Connell

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Grant

  • 2017: $20,025
  • 2016: $177,000

Industry and Other Funding

Optimising screening for postoperative delirium in older people in the post anaesthetic care unit.

A/Prof Pat Nicholson, Mr Rami Aldwikat, Prof Elizabeth Manias, Dr Emily Tomlinson

ACORN Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Research Grant

  • 2023: $5,454
  • 2022: $4,545

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2023

Rami Aldwikat

Thesis entitled: The Use of Valid and Reliable Screening Tools for Detecting Delirium Postoperatively in Older People

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