Dr Lauren McTier



Associate Professor in Nursing


Faculty of Health


School of Nursing & Midwifery


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2013
Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics), Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2010
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Deakin University, 2004
Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2001
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing, La Trobe University, 2000
Bachelor of Nursing, Deakin University, 1996


+61 3 924 46490


Dr Lauren McTier is an early career researcher with a clinical background in critical care. She completed her undergraduate, honours and PhD at Deakin with the latter examining patient participation in treatment following cardiac surgery. As Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery she also has an interest in improving the clinical learning experience for students and facilitators. Dr McTier has over 17 years of experience in facilitating the learning of both undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students.

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Research interests

• Understanding the role patients play in improving the quality and safety of health care.
• Patient participation in various aspects of acute care including pain management, ward rounds and discharge planning.
• Effective clinical learning strategies and clinical teaching attributes.

Teaching interests

Dr McTier is Director of Clinical Studies and oversees clinical placements across all courses in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She teaches in the undergraduate nursing courses in the areas of quality and safety in healthcare, research and acute care nursing practices. Dr McTier also supervises Honours and Masters degree students.



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Patient participation in inpatient ward rounds on acute inpatient medical wards: a descriptive study

Bernice Redley, Lauren McTier, Mari Botti, Alison Hutchinson, Harvey Newnham, Donald Campbell, Tracey Bucknall

(2018), pp. 1-10, BMJ quality and safety, London, Eng., C1


Patient participation in pulmonary interventions to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications following cardiac surgery

L Mc Tier, M Botti, M Duke

(2016), Vol. 29, pp. 35-40, Australian Critical Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Patient engagement in clinical communication: an exploratory study

W Chaboyer, A McMurray, A Marshall, B Gillespie, S Roberts, A Hutchinson, M Botti, L McTier, H Rawson, T Bucknall

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 565-573, Scandinavian journal of caring sciences, Chichester, Eng., C1


Engaging patients and families in communication across transitions of care: an integrative review protocol

T Bucknall, A Hutchinson, M Botti, L McTier, H Rawson, N Hewitt, A McMurray, A Marshall, B Gillespie, W Chaboyer

(2016), Vol. 72, pp. 1689-1700, Journal of advanced nursing, London, Eng., C1


Use of videos to support teaching and learning of clinical skills in nursing education: A review.

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


Patient participation in medication safety during an acute care admission

L McTier, M Botti, M Duke

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 1744-1756, Health expectations, London, Eng., C1


Expert in my pocket: creating first person POV videos to enhance mobile learning

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


Patient participation in quality pain management during an acute care admission

L McTier, M Botti, M Duke

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 316-323, Clinical journal of pain, Sydney, N.S.W., C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Review of engaging patients in communication at transistions of care

Prof Tracey Bucknall, Prof Mari Botti, Prof Alison Hutchinson, Dr Lauren McTier, Dr Helen Rawson

  • 2015: $8,757
  • 2014: $112,298


No completed student supervisions to report