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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Hills is a Registered Nurse with considerable experience as a clinician, manager and educator in mental health and clinical governance, both in rural and metropolitan community and hospital settings. His primary research interests are in health services and workforce development and performance, clinical governance, workplace aggression, mental health and well-being, and ageing. Dr Hills is currently developing new fields of interest in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural design and ageing, specifically in relation to healthy ageing and the ageing workforce.

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Monash teaching commitment

2016 NUR3001: Evidence Based Health Care

2016 NUR3004: Transition to Practice (Chief Examiner)

2016 NUR5326: Quality, safety and clinical governance in nursing and health care management (Unit Co-ordinator and Chief Examiner)

2017 NUR1110: Communication and scholarship in nursing & midwifery

2017 NUR2106: Integrated nursing practice 1 (Chief Examiner)

2017 NUR2107: Person centered mental health care (Chief Examiner)

2017 NUR2206: Integrated nursing practice 2 (Chief Examiner)

2017 NUR2207: Mental health clinical practice (Chief Examiner)

2017 NUR3001: Evidence Based Health Care

2017 NUR3004: Transition to Practice (Chief Examiner)

2017 NUR5326: Quality, safety and clinical governance in nursing and health care management (Unit Co-ordinator and Chief Examiner)

2018 NUR2223: Safety in healthcare contexts (Unit Co-ordinator and Chief Examiner)

Community service

Dr Hills is an active member of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG). He was the Chair of the AAG 2016 Conference Planning Committee and member of the 2016 Conference Scientific Committee, and a member of the AAG 2017 Conference Planning and Scientific Committees. Dr Hills is also a member of the AAG 2018 Conference Planning Committee and Chair of the Scientific Committee (http://aagconference.asn.au).

Dr Hills is a member of the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian Epidemiological Association.

Supervision interests

Karen Foster

External supervisor

Enrolled: Doctorate by Research (University of Canberra, 2015; Australian Catholic University, 2016 →)

Project title: Experiences and support needs of fathers with severe mental illness during acute hospitalisation: a mixed methods study

1/03/15 → 31/12/17

External positions

Profesional Associate, University of Canberra

1 Jul 2016 → …

Honorary Associate Professor, Deakin University

1 May 2014 → …

Keywords

  • Aggression and Violence Within Institutions
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Ageing
  • Aged Care
  • Workforce Training and Development
  • Health Services Research
  • Design and co-design

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2008 2019

General practice nurse-led screening for anxiety in later life in Australian primary care settings

Hills, D., Hills, S., Robinson, T., Northam, H. & Hungerford, C., 4 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Addressing the support needs of families during the acute hospitalization of a parent with mental illness: A narrative literature review

Foster, K. P., Hills, D. & Foster, K. N., 1 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 27, 2, p. 470-482 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

A wake-up call for physical activity promotion in Australia: Results from a survey of Australian nursing and allied health professionals

Freene, N., Cools, S., Hills, D., Bissett, B., Pumpa, K. & Cooper, G., 11 Dec 2017, In : Australian Health Review. 6 p., AH16240.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Differences in risk and protective factors for workplace aggression between male and female clinical medical practitioners in Australia

Hills, D. J., 2017, In : Australian Health Review. 41, 3, p. 313-320 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Embedding continuous quality improvement processes in multidisciplinary teams in cancer care: Exploring the boundaries between quality and implementation science

Robinson, T. E., Janssen, A., Harnett, P., Museth, K. E., Provan, P. J., Hills, D. J. & Shaw, T., 2017, In : Australian Health Review. 41, 3, p. 291-296 6 p., AH16052.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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