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Personal profile


Kelli is an experienced emergency nurse, working with both adults and children. Before commencing her lecturer role at Monash she worked as a clinical nurse educator in large emergency department. She is currently lead and teaches into the emergency nursing stream of the Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing and is the Director of Education for Monash Nursing and Midwifery.

Kelli completed her PhD in 2019 which explored the the waiting room nurse role in Emergency Departments.  

Research Interests

Kelli is currently involved in several projects relating to emergency department care and educational research.

Supervision interests

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


Current Supervision:

PhD: Perioperative Graduate Nurse Transition - a qualitative study

Honours project: Emergency nurses understanding and experiences of managing patients with mental health issues in the emergency department.

Research project: Nursing staffs' perceptions of hot debriefing after critical incidences in an adult ICU


Completed supervisions:

Research Project: The Art Of ED

Research project: The enablers and barriers to the integration of EMR into interdisciplinary healthcare professional practice

Research project: Simulation based crisis resource management and the perioperative nurse - a qualitative study

Honours thesis: Use of diuretics in APO patients

Minor thesis: Primary School Nurse’ perceptions and practices of family-centred care

Minor thesis: Patient safety in intensive care units in Saudi Arabia. Health professions perspective: A descriptive study

Research Project: Critical care nurses knowledge and confidence in recognising fatal dysrhythmia: a descriptive study

Minor thesis: The most effective method of disaster training for nurses

Honours: Paediatric pain management in the emergency departments

Minor thesis: Nurses preparedness for disaster management in Saudi Arabia

Minor thesis: Occupational stress among emergency department nurses in Saudi Arabia


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

External positions

Education Coordinator (Victorian Branch), College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd (trading as CENA Ltd)

2014 → …

Member (Victorian Branch), College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd (trading as CENA Ltd)

2010 → …

Research area keywords

  • Emergency Departments
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Workforce and Education
  • Education research

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