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Personal profile


James joined Monash Nursing and Midwifery as a Lecturer in 2015, having previously held an Assistant Lecturer position since 2013. James has a Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Advanced Nursing from Monash University. He recently completed a Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education and a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours). James has also completed the Nurse Immuniser Program (theory) through La Trobe University.

Clinical activities

James is currently practicing as a Registered Nurse in the Victorian Adult Burns Service at The Alfred. His clinical career includes extensive experience in acute medical/surgical nursing as a Team Leader in the Victorian Adult Burns Service. He has worked as a Clinical Educator and afterhours Clinical Support Nurse where he was responsible for improving patient outcomes afterhours through the provision of advanced clinical skill support and education.

Monash teaching commitment

Currently James is the Lead Unit Coordinator for NUR1112 Fundamental Skills and Knowledge for Nursing and Midwifery Practice 1. He also teaches into the second year medical/surgical units. James regularly teaches into the Internationally Qualified Nurse Program as well as the third year paramedic program, assisting with an extended scope of practice unit.

Research interests

James research interests lie in nursing education, having recently completed a systematic review looking at the experience of nurses who have supervised students who demonstrate unsafe practice on clinical placements.

Supervision interests

James has completed Level 1 supervision training and is looking to supervise Honours and Masters students using qualitative and quantitative measures, particularly qualitative systematic reviews.

Community service

James has been a tutor for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and is part of the Ally Network at Monash University which supports LGBTIQ staff and students to feel safe and welcome on campus.  

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2016 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article

Improving student-centered feedback through self-assessment

Piper, K., Morphet, J. & Bonnamy, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nurse Education Today. 83, 6 p., 104193.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

‘12 tips for teaching environmental sustainability to health professionals’

Schwerdtle, P. N., Maxwell, J., Horton, G. & Bonnamy, J., 24 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Teacher. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

'Big Data in Nurse Education'

Schwerdtle, P. & Bonnamy, J., Apr 2017, In : Nurse Education Today. 51, p. 114-116 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Chapter 36 Perioperative Care

Bonnamy, J. R., 2017, Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A person-centred approach to care. Third Australian and New Zealand Edition ed. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, p. 806-841

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Health history taking with volunteer patients

Bonnamy, J. & Walker, L., 1 Sep 2016, In : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 24, 3, p. 31-31 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review