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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

Violence in Australian EDs; incidence and intervention


Supervision interests

Julia has completed Level Two supervision training and has experience supervising local and international students in PhD, Masters and Honours studies, using 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:

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

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

Honours: Examining occupational lumbar movement in ICU nurses




Completed Supervisions

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

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

Minor thesis: High-fidelity simulation and new graduate nurses in Saud Arabia

Minor thesis: 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

Research project: 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

Minor thesis: 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

Minor thesis: Disaster preparedness in Saudi Arabia

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

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

Research project: 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

Research project: Triage consistency in Western Australian Country Health Service

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

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

Minor thesis: An analysis of the triage system in emergency departments in Indonesia

Research project: 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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Emergency Nursing
  • Workforce and Education


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