Cliff Connell

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


With more than 30 years nursing experience, Dr Cliff Connell has spent the last 20 years as an emergency nurse, ED clinical nurse educator, university lecturer and researcher. Currently a Monash Nursing and Midwifery posdoctoral research fellow and BN(Hons) course coordinator, Cliff’s research interests focus on patient safety, deteriorating patient outcomes, emergency care and evidence-based education.

Research interests

Emergency care, emergency nursing, patient safety and quality, Teamwork, Resuscitation and evidence-based education.

Supervision interests

Emergency care / emergency nursing

Patient safety and quality

Rapid response systems

Recognising and responding to patient deterioration

Resuscitation teamwork

Monash teaching commitment

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) - Course Coordinator

Bachelor of Nursing - Final Year Level Coordinator

Bachelor of Nursing - Lecturer

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

Education/Academic qualification

Emergency Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy, Escalating Deteriorating Patients’ Care in the Emergency Department: Characteristics and Safety Culture

20137 Aug 2019

Award Date: 7 Aug 2019

External positions

International Advisory Board, Independent Consultant - Australia

1 Mar 2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Patient Safety
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Emergency Departments
  • Rapid Response Systems
  • Medical Emeregency Teams
  • Resuscitation
  • Teamwork

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