Our Unit

 

Staff

Professor Trisha Dunning

AM, RN, Cred entialled Diabetes Educator, MEd, PhD

Chair in Nursing – Barwon Health and Deakin University, Executive Director and member of the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) Barwon Health Partnership.  Principal Investigator for the Q-Med Study, McKellar Guidelines Project and the Improving Clinician and Older People with Diabetes Communication and Decisions about Integrating Palliative and End of Life Care into Usual Diabetes Care study . Professor Dunning is an internationally recognised expert in diabetes care, author of numerous books, papers and chapters, and member of key local, national and international bodies.

 

Dr Sally Savage

BA (Hons), DipEd, PhD. Research Fellow

Investigator, Q-Med Study  and Discharge Planning project. Dr. Savage resigned her position from the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) Barwon Health Partnership in October 2016.

 

Ms Susan Streat

RN, BA.  Research Assistant

Involved in many aspects of the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) Barwon Health Partnership research projects and other activities, including the Research and Writing Workshops.

Ms Nicole Duggan

RN, Grad Cert Diabetes Ed, M Nursing Practice

Chief Investigator for the Diabetes-Specific Discharge Planning for Older People with diabetes project and Project  Leader (VIC) for the Q-Med Study. Ms. Duggan completed her project work at the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) Barwon Health Partnership in November 2016.

 

Ms Clare Bennett

RN, Volunteer Research Assistant

Completed research assistance with the Q-Med project in November 2016.

 

Ms Bernadette Unmack

RN, Grad Cert Diabetes ED

Completed project work with the Diabetes-Specific Discharge Planning for Older People with diabetes project in 2016.

Mrs Jo-Ann Stafford

RN

Casual Research Assistant. Completed project work for the Q-Med project in November 2016 and the Quantifying the risk of unplanned transfer from subacute to acute care: using a horizon scan and prospective nested cohort study to develop a predictive model, project in January 2017.

Postgraduate

Roslyn Gillies

Deakin UNiversity, Sydney University

Supervisors: Professor Suzie Groves and Professor Trisha Dunning

PhD entitled, Measuring medicine doses; learned or invented: nurses’ strategies for calculating and measuring medicine doses was awarded in 2017.

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Lisa-Jane Moody

Deakin University

Supervisors: Professor Trisha Dunning and Dr Sally Savage

PhD entitled, The Impact of Hearing Loss on Quality and Safety in Hospital was awarded in 2017.

 

Trish Mant

Deakin University

Supervisors: Professor Trisha Dunning and Adjunct Professor Lucy Cuddihy

PhD entitled, Implementing a falls prevention strategy using the knowledge to action framework – an evaluation.

 
Sharyn Milnes

Deakin University

Supervisors: Professor Trisha Dunning and Professor Frances Quirk

PhD entitled, How do health professionals consider and practice patient-centred care?

Giuliana Murfett

Deakin University

Supervisors: Professor Trisha Dunning and Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz

PhD entitled, A competency based approach to Expanding the Diabetes Care Workforce.

Confirmation of PhD in May 2017

 
Geir-Tore Stensvik

Norwegian University of Technology and Science

Supervisors: Professor Sigrid Nakrem, Associate Professor Gørill Haugan, Aslak Steinsbekk and Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz.

PhD entitled, The effect of and experience with case conferences on the prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with cognitive impairment and the quality of care at the nursing home level. A cluster randomized controlled trial and a qualitative study.

 
Janne Myhre

Norwegian University of Technology and Science

Supervisors: Professor Sigrid Nakrem, Associate Professor Susan Saga, Associate Professor Wenche Karin Malmedal and  Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz

PhD entitled, Elder abuse in residential care settings. – A multi-method study on abuse and neglect of older patients in Norwegian nursing homes.

Stephanie Blackwell

Deakin University

Supervisors: Professor Trisha Dunning and Dr Sally Savage

Honours thesis entitled, Older people with diabetes perceptions of diabetes management in the Emergency Department.

 
Fiona McNeil

Deakin University

Supervisor: Professor Trisha Dunning

Honours thesis entitled, Understanding people with mental illness; understanding of the importance of metabolic assessment.
 

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