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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 Interim Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Nikki joined the School in May 2009. Prior to this Nikki had over 15 years' experience in facilitating the learning of both undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bhutan. Nikki has significant experience in problem-based student learning and inquiry-based learning methods. Nikki 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.

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

Teaching interests

Nikki was the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School from 2010 to March 2018 and in the role co-led curricula development and oversaw the implementation of 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 currently teaches in the undergraduate nursing courses 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.

School of Nursing and Midwifery Committees
2014 to current  School Research and Research Training Committee
2010 to current  Teaching and Learning Committee
2010 to current  Academic Progress Committee
2010 to current  Midwifery Education Team Committee
2010 to current  School of Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Board
2010 to 2015  School of Nursing and Midwifery Board
2011, 2012  Midwifery Education Advisory Board

Faculty of Health Committees
2018 to current Deputy Chair of Faculty Curriculum Committee
2018 to current Academic Intergrity Committee

2014 to 2017 Chair of Admission and Selection Committee
2013 to 2016 Access and Equity Committee
2011 to 2017 Academic Progress and Discipline Committee
2012 to 2017 Health/Institute of Koorie Education Joint Committee
2011, 2012  Faculty Board
2011, 2012  Admissions Access and Equity Committee

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

University Committees
2015 to 2017 University Teaching and Learning Committee
2012 to 2014  University Academic Appeals Committee

Professional activities

2013 to current - member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Registered Nurse Accreditation Committee. Deputy Chair since 2017.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registration - Registered Nurse

Awards

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

2013 Faculty of Health Student and Support team, Outstanding Support Award

2002 Dean's Doctoral Scholarship (3 years), Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University

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), pp. 1-11, Journal of advanced nursing, London, Eng., C1

journal
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

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

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
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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

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

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

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
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

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, Carlton South, Vic., C1

journal
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, pp. 18-24, BMC Nursing, London, England, C1

journal

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

E Cull, B Kent, N Phillips, R Mistarz

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

journal
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

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

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

N Phillips, R Endacott

(2011), Vol. 67, pp. 2586-2592, Journal of advanced nursing, Oxford, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal

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

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

journal

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

S Mordiffi, B Kent, N Phillips, P Chi Tho

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 2417-2481, JBI library of systematic reviews, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal
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

Post-anaesthetic discharge scoring criteria: A comprehensive systematic review

N Phillips, M Street, B Kent

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

journal
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, Blackwell, C1-1

journal
2007

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

N Phillips, R Nay

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 324-353, International journal of evidence-based healthcare, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal

Administering enteral medications

N Phillips

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

journal
2006

Nasogastric tubes : an historical context

N Phillips

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

journal

Nursing calculations

J Gatford, N Phillips

(2006), Edinburgh, Scotland, A1-1

book
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, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

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