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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 lecturer, 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

Education/Academic qualification

Emergency Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy

20137 Aug 2019

External positions

International Advisory Board, International Emergency Nursing

1 Mar 2015 → …

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2016 2018

The educational impact of web-based and face-to-face patient deterioration simulation programs: An interventional trial

Chung, C., Cooper, S. J., Cant, R. P., Connell, C., McKay, A., Kinsman, L., Gazula, S., Boyle, J., Cameron, A., Cash, P., Evans, L., Kim, J. A., Masud, R., McInnes, D., Norman, L., Penz, E., Rotter, T., Tanti, E. & Breakspear, T., 1 May 2018, In : Nurse Education Today. 64, p. 93-98 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring teamwork performance: Validity testing of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM) with clinical resuscitation teams

Cooper, S., Cant, R., Connell, C., Sims, L., Porter, J. E., Symmons, M., Nestel, D. & Liaw, S. Y., 1 Apr 2016, In : Resuscitation. 101, p. 97-101 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

The effectiveness of education in the recognition and management of deteriorating patients: A systematic review

Connell, C. J., Endacott, R., Jackman, J. A., Kiprillis, N. R., Sparkes, L. M. & Cooper, S. J., 1 Sep 2016, In : Nurse Education Today. 44, p. 133-145 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of web-based and face-to-face simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety: Protocol for a multi-site multi-method design

Cooper, S. J., Kinsman, L., Chung, C., Cant, R., Boyle, J., Bull, L., Cameron, A., Connell, C., Kim, J-A., McInnes, D., McKay, A., Nankervis, K., Penz, E. & Rotter, T., 7 Sep 2016, In : BMC Health Services Research. 16, 1, 8 p., 475.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Non-HDR Supervisions

Barriers and enablers to the safe use of manual handling techniques in the emergency department.

Julia Morphet (Supervisor), Cliff Connell (Supervisor)

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions