ECRs and PhDs

Early Career Researchers

Dr Helen Wright

PhD Conferred June 2019


Genomics in nursing practice in Australia: A critical realist case study. Advisors: Prof Melanie Birks, Prof Jane Mills, Dr Lin Zhoa.

Dr Ylona Chun Tie

PhD Conferred June 2019


Playing the game: A grounded theory of the integration of internationally qualified nurses in the Australian healthcare system. Advisors: Prof Karen Francis, Prof Melanie Birks.

Dr Marie McAuliffe

PhD Conferred October 2017


Outcomes and Impact of an ICU Admission for severe maternal complications during pregnancy or Birth: A case study. Advisors: Dr Karen Kates, Dr Karen Francis, Dr Meegan Kilcullen, Prof Lee Stewart.

Dr Susan Edwards

PhD Conferred September 2016


Bringing together the ‘Treads of Care’ in Possible Miscarriage for Women and their partners and nurses in Non-Metropolitan Emergency Departments. Advisors: Prof Melanie Birks, Adjunct Prof Ysanne Chapman, Dr Karen Yates.

PhD Candidates

Helen Coxhead


Midwife, Nurse or Both, the Development of a Professional Identity by Double Degree Graduates: A Narrative Inquiry. Advisors: Dr Karen Yates,  Prof Cate Nagle.

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Alexis Harerimana


Analysing the integration of nursing informatics into undergraduate nursing curriculum. Primary Advisor: Dr Kristin Wicking. Secondary Advisor: Dr Narelle Biedermann. Advisor Mentor: Prof Melanie Birks.

Peter Hartin


The caring profession: In need of a cure? Advisors: Prof Melanie Birks, Associate Prof David Lindsay.

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Sara Hurren


Women's experience of Pregnancy and or Birthing at the time of a Breast Cancer diagnosis in Australia: A Phenomenological Study. Advisors: Dr Karen Yates, Prof Cate Nagle, Dr Marie McAuliffe.

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Mahmuda Khorshed


The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Woman-Centred Care Model in Low Resource Settings in Bangladesh. Primary Advisor: Associate Prof David Lindsay. Secondary Advisor and Advisor Mentor: Associate Prof Caryn West.

Tanya Langtree


Notes on pre Nightingale nursing: What is was and what it was not. Advisors: Prof Melanie Birks, Dr Narelle Biedermann.

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Annemarie Lawrence


"Optimising Freedom of Movement" Intervention For Low Risk Primiparous Women Who Labour in the Conventional Birth Suite Setting. Advisors: Prof Cate Nagle, Dr Wendy Smyth, Prof Melanie Birks.

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Titan Ligita


Self-management of diabetes by people in Indonesia: A grounded theory study. Primary Advisor: Dr Kristin Wicking. Secondary Advisors: Associate Prof Nikki Harvey and Dr Intansari Nurjannah. Advisor Mentor: Prof Karen Francis.

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Michelle McElroy


Birthing in remote Queensland: A case study approach investigating the experiences of registered nurses. Primary Advisor: Dr Kristin Wicking. Secondary Advisor: A/Prof Nikki Harvey. Advisor Mentor: Dr Karen Yates.

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Tim McNabb


Leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technology to Increase Clinical Space Utilisation in the Healthcare Sector. Primary Advisor: Dr Kristin Wicking. Secondary Advisors: Associate Prof Trina Meyers and Dr Lei Lei.

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Fahad Nazir


Investigating Security Vulnerabilities in Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT). Primary Advisor: Dr Kristin Wicking. Secondary Advisors: Associate Prof Trina Meyers and Associate Prof Hossein Ghodosi.

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Corianne Richardson


A Case Study of: A Professional Coaching Model in Clinical Nursing. Primary Advisor: Dr Kristin Wicking. Secondary Advisor: Dr Narelle Biedermann. Advisor Mentor: Prof Melanie Birks.

Vanessa Sparke


Improving infection control at Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Solomon Islands: a Participatory Action Research approach. Primary Advisor (and supervisor mentor): Associate Prof Caryn West. Secondary Advisor: Associate Prof David MacLaren.