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Eleanor Harrald Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Following the review of applications, we are pleased to announce that Dr Philippa Rasmussen has been awarded the 2016 Eleanor Harrald Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Philippa will use the award and related funding to continue building from her PhD research, studying the concept of professional identity and the development and application of tacit knowledge within nursing practice. […]

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ERA score of 5

Once again, the School of Nursing is delighted with another ERA score of 5. Maintaining this score, confirms Nursing’s commitment to improving care and patient outcomes through high quality research. Professor Alison Kitson would like to acknowledge all the amazing work of the School’s esteemed researchers and staff.

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Knowledge Translation PhD Scholarship

Have you just completed a Masters degree and interested in undertaking a PhD? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the PhD Scholarship focusing on Knowledge Translation (KT). Apply now! More information.

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Congratulations Dr Amy Marshall

In July 2015 Amy Marshall received notification that her PhD thesis has been accepted by the review panel and we were so proud to hear this news. We asked Amy how she is feeling to be awarded her PhD after all her hard work: Q. How are you feeling now that you know you have […]

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Research reaching the community

As part of a larger project, Professor Alison Kitson and Associate Professor Gillian Harvey are working towards designing and testing a sustainable integrated care model for older people living in the Campbelltown Council area. To provide evidence of health need, they conducted a pilot medical record review of older people who live in the Campbelltown […]

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Mental health and substance services poor in the north

A University of Adelaide study found vital mental health and drug and alcohol services in Adelaide’s northern suburbs are sparse, seriously overloaded, fragmented and difficult to locate, leaving many vulnerable people struggling without help. The recent scoping study was phase 1 of a larger study led by Professor Charlotte de Crespigny and Professor Cherrie Galletly […]

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Alcohol and drug screening needed for the elderly

Concerns surrounding drug and alcohol consumption are widely discussed in relation to youth but, according to a University of Adelaide researcher, there is a need to explore this issue further with older Australians. Dr Lynette Cusack, from the University’s School of Nursing, says the elderly may not consume alcohol in the same quantities as younger […]

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Fundamentals of Care – new book released

Professor Gill Harvey and Professor Alison Kitson have co-authored a new book that updates their seminal work on getting research evidence into practice. The new book ‘Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare: a Facilitation Guide’ has just been published by Routledge and features a revision of the PARIHS (Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services) […]

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Myanmar Nurses to attend Orthopaedic Conference

The School of Nursing was co-host to a group of nurses from Myanmar in 2014 as part of a scholarship from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Following this visit the South Australian Orthopaedic Nurses association (SAON) identified a need for orthopaedic nurses from Myanmar to be exposed to the latest practice and research […]

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Health and business ideas combine in new Think Tank

An innovative approach is being taken to one of the biggest ‘wicked’ issues facing Australia’s population – healthy ageing – with the establishment of a new Ageing Well Think Tank, bringing together expertise in health and business. Read more

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