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James joined Monash as a Lecturer in 2015, having previously held an Assistant Lecturer position since 2013. James has a Bachelor of Nursing and Master of 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 continues to maintain fortnightly clinical practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Victorian Adult Burns Service. 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

James is the Chief Examiner and Unit Coordinator for NUR1112 Fundamental Skills and Knowledge for Nursing and Midwifery Practice 1- and First-Year Coordinator (Peninsula Campus) for the Bachelor of Nursing. James also teaches into the paramedic program, delivering sessions for 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. James is also keen on exploring envionmental sustainability in healthcare and is currently completing a project exploring health profession educators attitude and experience in teaching environmental sustainability in healthcare curricula. 

Supervision interests

James holds a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) and Master of Nursing from Monash University. James is looking to supervise Honours and Masters students using quantitative and qualitative methadologies, particularly systematic reviews. James is currently supervising an Honours project exploring burnout in emergency department nurses.  

Community service

James has been a tutor for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme and is an active part of the Ally Network which is a group of staff who are allies of the LGBTIQ community at Monash. Allies take a proactive stance against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. They cultivate an inclusive culture on campus. James is the Inaugural Deputy College Head of Aquila Non-Residential College.

External positions

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alfred Health

25 Jan 2011 → …

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Research Output

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

‘12 tips for teaching environmental sustainability to health professionals’

Schwerdtle, P. N., Maxwell, J., Horton, G. & Bonnamy, J., 2020, In : Medical Teacher. 42, 2, p. 150-155 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

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

'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

2 Citations (Scopus)

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