Contents Welcome from the Dean 3 Message from the Associate Dean Research 4 Our Researchers 6 Meet Our Partners & Adjunct Associate Professors from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 13 Joondalup Health Campus & IPN 14 Collaborations 2016 15 Research Highlights 17 Publications 2016 21 Grants 2016 24 Our Students 2016 25 Presentations 2016 28 Committees, Panels & Memberships 30 ECU is committed to reconciliation and recognises and respects the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ communities, cultures and histories. ECU acknowledges and respects the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the traditional custodians of the land. ECU acknowledges and respects its continuing association with Nyoongar people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand. 2 ECU has been named in the Times Higher Education (THE) 150 under 50 rankings for 2016. Recognising the world’s 150 best universities less than 50 years of age, the rankings are a global showcase of a new breed of university. They focus on performance indicators such as research, teaching excellence, international outlook and innovation, and highlight universities that are developing at an exceptional rate. ECU is proud to be recognised for its research productivity, research influence, quality of teaching, industry innovation and international focus. And we’re looking forward to building on this success in 2017.
Welcome from the Dean Welcome to the School of NursingandMidwifery. At the School of NursingandMidwifery, our research platforms and dedicated teams consist of a collaboration of world-class researchers, clinical professionals and industry leaders. Our research program strongly focuses on making positive changes for communities and the broader health and education sectors. “Our vision is to undertake innovative research to develop knowledge, evaluate effectiveness and implement change in healthcare through interventions, treatments and knowledge to transform and shape policy and practice”. The School achieved a ranking of 5 (well above world average) in the 2015 Excellence in Researchfor Australia (ERA) evaluation. ERA is a comprehensive quality evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks. This rating provides assurance of the excellence of research conducted by the CentreforNursing, MidwiferyandHealthServicesResearch to government, health, and the wider community. The School integrates the areas of education, research and career development into our overall approach. We are dedicated to training and educating our nurses and midwives in clinical research, and through this, aim to produce research savvy experts that will contribute to advancing nursing practice, impact policy development, and improve health outcomes for the community. We provide our students, partners and the community with access to a unique range of research resources and programs which seek to improve the capacity of individuals, teams and organisations to lead, facilitate and manage change and innovation across the health system. “We are grounded in making a real difference to people, their families, the communities in which they live, and the broader health and education sectors”. I would like to congratulate our academic and professional staff on their outstanding commitment to research that has enabled the School to achieve its goals and objectives of producing quality research that continues to grow and influence change in healthcare. Professor Di Twigg Dean, School of Nursing & Midwifery Edith Cowan University 3