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Research interests

Patient experiences in the emergency department

Workforce preparation and management

Education and preparation of nurses for practice

Simulation in teaching and learning

Workplace violence in healthcare; incidence and intervention


Supervision interests

Julia is an accredited PhD supervisor and has experience supervising local and international students in PhD, Masters and Honours studies, using mixed, quantitative and qualitative methods.

Topics of interest include:

  • Care of patients in the emergency department
  • Preparation of novice nurses for practice
  • Health workforce issues and economic analysis


Current Supervision:

PhD: The exploration of frequency of vital signs assessments, factors associated with changes in frequency of vital signs assessments and patient safety outcomes in Emergency Departments

PhD: Nursing-sensitive indicators in the emergency department – development and validation of a tool: An exploratory sequential mixed methods study

PhD: Factors predicting health outcomes among patients sustaining moderate to severe injuries in Thailand

PhD: Interplay between emotion and learning during simulation-based education

PhD: The role and impact of higher education and health service partnerships to teach pre-registration health professional students Quality Improvement

PhD: Nurses role in the management of patients with fractured neck of femur

PhD: The impact of an evidence-based scheduling system on medical error rates in a large metropolitan intensive care unit

Masters Research: Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist practice in Victoria and New South Wales: a cross-sectional study

Honours: Experiences of emergency nurses caring for dying patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic


Completed Supervisions

PhD: : Exercise rehabilitation in people with heart failure

PhD: Social media and nursing student retention

PhD: Ventilator associated events in the intensive care unit

PhD: Exploring clinical competency of the new graduate in the Emergency Department in Saudi Arabia

Masters Research: The impacts of nursing informatics on the patients’ safety in the critical care setting: a systematic review protocol

Masters Research: Ecstasy and related drugs and emergency department resource use

Masters Research: How does a nurse’s triage assessment impact the goals of sepsis care in the ED?

Honours: Examining occupational lumbar movement in ICU nurses

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

Masters Research: High-fidelity simulation and new graduate nurses in Saud Arabia

Masters Research: Saudi Arabian postgraduate students’ perceptions of a virtual simulation program developed for nursing education

HonoursEfficacy of frusemide in acute pulmonary oedema: A systematic literature review

Masters Research: The role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Australian emergency departments 

Honours: Exploration of transition to specialty practice programs in intensive care units

HonoursQuality of life in patients following a total knee joint replacement

Honours: Emergency nurses attitudes to continuing professional development

Masters Research: Emergency nurses perceptions of emergency department preparedness for an ebola outbreak: A qualitative descriptive study

Honours: The effectiveness of paracetamol versus ibuprofen administration in febrile children: A systematic literature review

Masters Research: Disaster preparedness in Saudi Arabia

Masters Research: Prevention of central line associated blood stream infections in adult intensive care units: A systematic review

Masters Research: An exploration of emergency nurses’ perceptions, attitudes and experience of teamwork in the emergency department

Masters Research: Enteral nutrition prioritisation and education in Australian intensive care units

Honours: Examination of transfers of people from residential aged care facilities to the emergency department

Masters Research: Triage consistency in Western Australian Country Health Service

Masters Research: Barriers, enablers and attitudes to reporting violence in the emergency department

Masters Research: Improving end of life care in the emergency department

Masters Research: An analysis of the triage system in emergency departments in Indonesia

Masters Research: Donation after cardiac death: Australian emergency nurse knowledge and attitudes


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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Transition to specialty practice programs in Australian emergency nursing, Deakin University


Award Date: 15 Apr 2015

Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy, MONASH UNIVERSITY


Master of Nursing (Education), The impact of the Career Development Year on recruitment and retention of nursing staff in emergency nursing, MONASH UNIVERSITY


Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, MONASH UNIVERSITY


Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing, Australian Catholic University


Bachelor of Nursing, MONASH UNIVERSITY


External positions

Emergency Triage Education Kit Project Advisory Group Member, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) (Australia)

2022 → …

Council Member, Coalition of National Nursing and Midwifery Organisations

2022 → …

Scientific Advisory Board, Cabrini Health Limited

2021 → …

Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard Working Group, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) (Australia)


National Opioid Analgesic Stewardship Program Topic Working Group, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) (Australia)


National President, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd (trading as CENA Ltd)


Chair, CENA Research Committee, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd (trading as CENA Ltd)

2016 → …

National Board Director, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd (trading as CENA Ltd)


Ethics Committee member, Monash Health

2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Emergency Nursing
  • Workforce and Education

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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