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Prof Nikki Phillips

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Head of School

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 2008
Master of Nursing Studies, La Trobe University, 1999
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing, La Trobe University, 1997
Bachelor of Nursing, Monash University, 1993
Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing), La Trobe University, 1990

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Biography

Nikki Phillips is a Professor of Nursing and the Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Prior to joining Deakin in 2009 Nikki had over 15 years' experience facilitating the learning of both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bhutan. Nikki has significant experience in problem-based student learning and inquiry-based learning methods. She is committed to quality nursing courses that incorporate evidence-based practice, person-centred care, quality and risk management and improving patient outcomes.

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Research interests

Nikki’s program of research is focused on evidence-based risk management strategies to prepare graduates to deliver quality and safe patient care. Nikki's teaching and learning research investigates best practice approaches to learning and teaching within a quality and safety framework for curricula.

Member of the Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Strategic Research Centre

Member of the Institute for Health Transformation

Teaching interests

Nikki was the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School from 2010 to 2018 and co-led curricula development and oversaw the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership), Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science, and the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion. Nikki’s teaching has been in the areas of acute care nursing practices and research. Nikki has also taught into the Master program and supervises Honours students and Higher Degree in Research students both at Master and PhD levels.

2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Creating Innovative Environments: Bachelor of Nursing course enhancement (team award)

Professional activities

Professor Phillips is the Deputy Chair of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s Registered Nurse Accreditation Committee that is responsible for assuring the quality of national nursing education that leads to registration as a registered nurse. She has participated in this Committee since 2013 and been the Deputy Chair since 2017. In 2018 Professor Phillips contributed to the Department of Health and Human Services (i) Review of Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Transition to Practice Programs in Victoria Advisory Committee and (ii) the Midwifery Workforce sub-group. She is a member of the national Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery and the Victorian and Tasmanian Heads of School Committee.

Publications

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2018

Refining nursing assessment and management with a new postanaesthetic care discharge tool to minimize surgical patient risk

Maryann Street, Nicole Phillips, Emily Haesler, Bridie Kent

(2018), Vol. 74, pp. 2566-2576, Journal of advanced nursing, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Assessing pressure injury risk using a single mobility scale in hospitalised patients: a comparative study using case-control design

S Mordiffi, B Kent, N Phillips, G Choon Huat

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 387-403, Journal of research in nursing, London, Eng., 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 Mohammadreza, A Hutchinson

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 658-667, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Questioning skills of clinical facilitators supporting undergraduate nursing students

N Phillips, M Duke, R Weerasuriya

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 4344-4352, Journal of clinical nursing, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Effect of a newly designed observation, response and discharge chart in the post anaesthesia care unit on patient outcomes: a quasi-expermental study in Australia

M Street, N Phillips, M Mohebbi, B Kent

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

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

journal article

An analysis of nursing students' decision-making in teams during simulations of acute patient deterioration

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

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
2015

Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches

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

journal article

Minimising post-operative risk using a Post-Anaesthetic Care Tool (PACT): protocol for a prospective observational study and cost-effectiveness analysis

M Street, N Phillips, B Kent, S Colgan, M Mohebbi

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-6, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A trial of e-simulation of sudden patient deterioration (FIRST2ACT WEB) on student learning

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

journal article

A systematic review of reliable and valid tools for the measurement of patient participation in healthcare.

N Phillips, M Street, E Haesler

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 110-117, BMJ quality & safety, 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

conference

Multisource feedback to graduate nurses: a mixed method study

S McPhee, N Phillips, A Hutchinson

(2015), pp. 1-15, MHTP 2015 : Proceedings of the Monash Health & MHTP Research Week 2015, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2014

Undergraduate nursing students' performance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity simulated environments: An Australian multi-centre study

F Bogossian, S Cooper, R Cant, A Beauchamp, J Porter, V Kain, T Bucknall, N Phillips

(2014), Vol. 34, pp. 691-696, Nurse Education Today, C1

journal article

Determining criteria to assess patient readiness for discharge from postanaesthetic care: An international Delphi study

N Phillips, M Street, B Kent, M Cadeddu

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 3345-3355, Journal of Clinical Nursing, West Sussex, United Kingdom, C1

journal article

Measuring patient participation in health care: a comprehensive systematic review protocol

N Phillips, M Street, E Haesler

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 68-88, JBI Database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, Adelaide, S. A., C1

journal article

Barriers and enablers to learning during team-based clinical simulations: Reflective interviews with final year undergraduate nursing students

J Dzioba, R Cant, S Cooper, F Bogossian, N Phillips

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 32-39, Journal of nursing education and practice, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article
2013

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

E Cull, B Kent, N Phillips, R Mistarz

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

journal article

Post-anaesthetic discharge scoring criteria: Key findings from a systematic review

N Phillips, M Street, B Kent, E Haesler, M Cadeddu

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 275-284, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, C1

journal article
2012

Managing patient deterioration: A protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques

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

journal article

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

E Cull, N Phillips, B Kent, R Mistarz

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. S51-S62, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, C1-1

journal article
2011

Rehabilitation interventions for improving physical and psychosocial functioning after hip fracture in older people.

N Phillips

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 71-74, International journal of older people nursing, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Post-anaesthetic discharge scoring criteria : a systematic review

N Phillips, E Haesler, M Street, B Kent

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 1679-1713, JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, Adelaide, S. A., C1

journal article

Medication administration via enteral tubes: A survey of nurses' practices

N Phillips, R Endacott

(2011), Vol. 67, pp. 2586-2592, Journal of Advanced Nursing, C1-1

journal article

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

Bridie Kent, Emily Cull, Nicole Phillips

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 2572-2626, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, C1

journal article

Use of mobility subscale for risk assessment of pressure ulcer incidence and preventive interventions: A systematic review

Siti Mordiffi, Bridie Kent, Nicole Phillips, Poh Chi Tho

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 2417-2481, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 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, E Cull, N Phillips

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

journal article

Post-anaesthetic discharge scoring criteria: A comprehensive systematic review

Nicole Phillips, Maryann Street, Bridie Kent

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 1-13, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, C1

journal article
2008

A systematic review of nursing administration of medication via enteral tubes in adults

N Phillips, R Nay

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 2257-2265, Journal of Clinical Nursing, C1-1

journal article
2007

Nursing administration of medication via enteral tubes in adults: a systematic review

Nicole Phillips, Rhonda Nay

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 324-353, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, C1-1

journal article

Administering enteral medications

N Phillips

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 41-41, Australian nursing journal, North Fitzroy, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2006

Nursing calculations

J Gatford, N Phillips

(2006), Edinburgh, Scotland, A1-1

book

Nasogastric tubes: an historical context.

N Phillips

(2006), Vol. 15, pp. 84-88, Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses., C1-1

journal article
2001

The questioning skills of clinical teachers and preceptors: A comparative study

N Phillips, M Duke

(2001), Vol. 33, pp. 523-529, Journal of Advanced Nursing, C1-1

journal article

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

Minimising post-operative risk through PACT (Post-Anaesthetics Care Tool): a pilot study and cost benefit analysis

Dr Maryann Street, Prof Nikki Phillips, Prof Bridie Kent

  • 2013: $76,900
  • 2012: $61,410

An investigation into nursing students' knowledge, attitudes towards and practice of standard precautions

Dr Stephane Bouchoucha, A/Prof Ana Hutchinson, Prof Nikki Phillips

  • 2017: $4,545

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2015

Emily Tomlinson

Thesis entitled: Incident delirium in the acute general medical setting

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

2014

Siti Zubaidah Mordiffi

Thesis entitled: Assessing Pressure Injury Risk and Prevention using the Braden Mobility Subscale

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