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Personal profile


As an academic Cheryle’s interests and expertise are in practice development, evidence based practice, clinical leadership and clinical service development.  Cheryle is a registered nurse with a clinical background in medical and coronary care nursing and nursing management.  Cheryle has been involved in education for many years, and she is particularly interested in postgraduate nursing education and research supervision. She is an experienced research supervisor having successfully supervised multiple students to completion. Cheryle’s methodological expertise includes mixed method, qualitative, action-research, and translational science approaches.

Cheryle’s research concerns the health needs of service users (particularly those needing Emergency Department and medical-surgical care); the needs of health professionals for effective delivery of care and their professional wellbeing; and clinical leadership for evidence based practice.



Cheryle currently teaches into the following university subjects:

  • NUR5033 - Contemporary nursing in context 3
  • NUR5325 - Clinical leadership in nursing
  • NUR5327 - Management and leadership of professional nursing practice

Research supervision

Cheryle is available to supervise HDR, Honours and Master students with topics related to her research platform and expertise.

Recently completed student projects include:

  • The use of unscheduled returns to the emergency department as a quality indicator: An integrative review
  • Emergency nurses’ perceptions of emergency department preparedness for an ebola outbreak: A qualitative descriptive study
  • Compassion fatigue in emergency department nurses
  • The prevalence of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue among midwives in one Australian health service: A descriptive cross-sectional study
  • Nurses’ attitudes, compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue associated with the pain management of patients with sickle cell disease crisis in Saudi Arabia: A qualitative descriptive study
  • Moving person-centred philosophy into practice with older people in residential care: A qualitative descriptive study
  • Development of an Indonesian Group-based Diabetes Education Program (InGDEP): A mixed method study
  • The contemporary status of family centred care in Saudi Arabian Hospitals
  • The effectiveness of retention strategies in addressing shortages of nurses and midwives in developing countries: A systematic review

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Australian College of Nursing
  • Member, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

Research interests

Cheryle’s research platform

  • Evidence based practice and practice development
  • Emergency departments: Frequent users, people with chronic illness and their need for care
  • The impacts and experiences of providing care on health professionals
  • People with chronic illness and their need for care.

Funded research project

  • Walsh K, Moss C, Ford K, Campbell S, Kinsman L & Sykes P  ‘Knowledge brokers for knowledge utilisation (KB4KU): A pragmatic research knowledge translation intervention to improve patient outcomes and build research capacity’. Tasmanian Health Organisation (Hobart Hospital - Nursing) ($30,000), 2015-2016.


Other projects

  • Situations affecting the moral comportment of nurses in practice.
  • The exercise of duty to self when presenting frequently for care to the Emergency Department.
  • Attitudes affecting the management of chronic pain in the Emergency Department.
  • Clinical assessment tools (CATs): A stakeholder evaluation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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