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.Read more on Helen's profile
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.
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.
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."
V Nguyen, M Duke, H Forbes
(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 335-340, Collegian, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
Van Nguyen, Helen Forbes, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Maxine Duke
(2018), Vol. 74, pp. 2351-2362, Journal of advanced nursing, Chichester, Eng., C1
A Hutchinson, H Rawson, B O'Connell, H Walker, T Bucknall, H Forbes, J Ostaszkiewicz, C Ockerby
(2017), Vol. 49, pp. 33-43, Journal of nursing scholarship, London, Eng., C1
V Nguyen, H Forbes, M Mohebbi, M Duke
(2017), Vol. 19, pp. 498-508, Nursing and health sciences, Chichester, Eng., C1
J Mao, B Horan, H Forbes, S Smilevski, T Bucknall, C Nagle, D Phillips, I Gibson
(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 44-50, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the International Conference of Design and Technology, Geelong, Australia, E1
H Forbes, T Bucknall, A Hutchinson
(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 116-121, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
H Forbes, F Oprescu, T Downer, N Phillips, L McTier, B Lord, N Barr, K Alla, P Bright, J Dayton, V Simbag, I Visser
(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 53-56, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
T Bucknall, H Forbes, N Phillips, N Hewitt, S Cooper, F Bogossian, FIRST2ACT Investigators
(2016), Vol. 72, pp. 2482-2494, Journal of advanced nursing, London, Eng., C1
B Lord, F Oprescu, H Forbes, N Barr, T Downer, V Simbag, K Alla, L McTier, N Phillips, P Bright
(2016), Canberra, A.C.T., A6
R Endacott, F Bogossian, S Cooper, H Forbes, V Kain, S Young, J Porter
(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 90-100, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, England, C1
S Cooper, R Cant, F Bogossian, L Kinsman, T Bucknall, A Beauchamp, B DeVries, R Endacott, H Forbes, V Kain, L McKenna, J Porter, N Phillips, S Young
(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 97-105, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
F Bogossian, S Cooper, R Cant, J Porter, H Forbes, FIRST2ACT? Research Team
(2015), Vol. 35, pp. e36-e42, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1
P Bright, B Lord, H Forbes, F Oprescu, N Barr, T Downer, N Phillips, L McTeir, V Simbag, K Alla
(2015), pp. 1-15, THETA 2015 : Create, connect, consume - innovating today for tomorrow : Proceedings of the 2015 The Higher Education Technology Agenda Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, E1
D Phillips, H Forbes, M Duke
(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 145-151, Collegian, C1
S Cooper, A Beauchamp, F Bogossian, T Bucknall, R Cant, B DeVries, R Endacott, H Forbes, R Hill, L Kinsman, V Kain, L McKenna, J Porter, N Phillips, S Young
(2012), Vol. 11, BMC Nursing, C1
(2011), Vol. 50, pp. 152-157, Journal of Nursing Education, C1
(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 785-793, Journal of Clinical Nursing, C1-1
H Forbes, M Prosser
(2006), Proceedings of the 2005 13th Improving Student Learning symposium, London, England, E1-1
H Forbes, M Duke, M Prosser
(2001), Vol. 6, pp. 205-217, Advances in Health Sciences Education, C1-1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Australian Competitive Grants
Managing patient deterioration: Enhancing student nurses' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques
A/Prof Simon Cooper, Prof Tracey Bucknall, A/Prof Lisa McKenna, Prof Ruth Endacott, Prof Nikki Phillips, A/Prof Helen Forbes
OLT Commissioned Projects - Office for learning and Teaching
- 2013: $10,188
- 2012: $9,797
Expert in my pocket: A mobile-enabled repository of learning resources for the development of clinical skills in student health professionals
A/Prof Bill Lord, Dr Florin Oprescu, Mr Nigel Barr, Ms Teresa Downer, A/Prof Helen Forbes, Prof Nikki Phillips, Dr Lauren Mc Tier, Mr Peter Bright
OLT Seed Projects - Office for Learning and Teaching
- 2013: $30,295
Industry and Other Funding
Centre for Innovation and Education in Aged Care
Prof Alison Hutchinson, Prof Beverly O'Connell, A/Prof Helen Forbes
- 2016: $5,326
- 2012: $331,587
- 2011: $207,737
Ngoc Bich Van Nguyen
Thesis entitled: Measuring Nurse Educator Confidence in Clinical Teaching Competence
Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), School of Nursing & Midwifery