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Prof Lauren McTier



Deputy Head of School and Associate Head Teaching and Learning


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

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Lauren is a mid-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 Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery she leads teaching and learning in the School. Lauren has over 18 years of experience in facilitating the learning of both undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students.

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Research interests

• Quality and safety of health care.
• Patient participation in acute care.
• Teaching and learning strategies.
• Workforce planning.

Teaching interests

Lauren teaches in the undergraduate nursing courses in the areas of quality and safety in healthcare, research and acute care nursing practices. She also supervises PhD, Masters and Honours degree students.



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Are men treated differently in clinical placements during nursing studies? A cross‐sectional study

Yenna Salamonson, Della Maneze, Brandon Smith, Jed Duff, Karen Theobald, Jed Montayre, Lauren McTier, Frank Donnelly

(2023), pp. 1-12, Journal of Clinical Nursing, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Factors Influencing Nursing Student Learning During Clinical Placements: A Modified Delphi Study

Lauren McTier, Nikki Phillips, Maxine Duke

(2023), Vol. 62, pp. 333-341, Journal of Nursing Education, Thorofare, N.J., C1

journal article

The impact of covid-19 on psychosocial well-being and learning for australian nursing and midwifery undergraduate students: a cross-sectional survey

Bodil Rasmussen, alison Hutchinson, grainne Lowe, karen Wynter, bernice Redley, Sara Holton, elizabeth Manias, nikki Phillips, Jo Mcdonall, lauren McTier, debra Kerr

(2022), Vol. 58, pp. 1-9, Nurse Education in Practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Inter-rater reliability of descriptors for the classification of mucosal pressure injury: A prospective cross-sectional study

S Fitzgerald, L McTier, C Whitehead, K Masters, R Wynne

(2022), pp. 1-7, Australian Critical Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of design elements on undergraduate nursing students' educational outcomes in simulation education: protocol for a systematic review

M Jackson, L McTier, L Brooks, R Wynne

(2022), Vol. 11, pp. 1-6, Systematic Reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Final year undergraduate nursing students' experience of high-fidelity simulation: results of a survey

E Coffey, L McTier, N Phillips

(2022), Vol. 58, pp. 355-364, Contemporary Nurse, C1

journal article

Development and psychometric testing of the gender misconceptions of men in nursing (GEMINI) scale among nursing students

J Montayre, I Alananzeh, K Bail, K Barnewall, T Beament, S Campbell, C Carmody, A Chan, F Donnelly, J Duff, C Ferguson, J Gibson, P Harbour, C Ireland, X Liu, P Luyke, D Maneze, J McDonall, L McTier, T Mulquiney, J O'Brien, L Pelentsov, L Ramjan, N Reedy, G Richards, M Roche, B Smith, J Tan, K Theobald, K Tori, P Wall, E Wallis, L Yokota, J Zugai, Y Salamonson

(2022), Vol. 58, pp. 253-263, Contemporary Nurse, United States, C1

journal article

Health literacy of critical care patients in a remote area health service: A cross-sectional survey

R Wynne, G Rendell, J Sorrell, L McTier

(2022), pp. S1036-7314(22)00116-3-S1036-7314(22)00116-3, Australian Critical Care, Australia, C1

journal article

Depression, anxiety and stress among Australian nursing and midwifery undergraduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study

K Wynter, B Redley, S Holton, E Manias, J McDonall, L McTier, A Hutchinson, D Kerr, G Lowe, N Phillips, B Rasmussen

(2021), Vol. 18, pp. 1-11, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

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

T Bucknall, A Hutchinson, M Botti, L McTier, H Rawson, D Hitch, N Hewitt, R Digby, M Fossum, A McMurray, A Marshall, B Gillespie, W Chaboyer

(2020), Vol. 103, pp. 1104-1117, Patient Education and Counseling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Patients' expectations and experiences of stem cell therapy for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

L Kenihan, L McTier, N Phillips

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 1300-1309, Health expectations, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

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

B Redley, L McTier, M Botti, A Hutchinson, H Newnham, D Campbell, T Bucknall

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 15-23, BMJ Quality and Safety, England, C1

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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, England, C1

journal article

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, Scotland, C1

journal article

Expert in my pocket: a mobile-enabled repository of learning resources for the development of clinical skills in student health professionals

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

research report/technical paper

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

journal article

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

journal article

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, Prof Lauren McTier, Dr Helen Rawson

ACSQHC Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

  • 2015: $8,757
  • 2014: $112,298


No completed student supervisions to report