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Kelli has more than 15 years experience in emergency nursing, working with both adults and children. Before commencing her lecturer role at Monash she worked as a clinical nurse educator in an emergency department. She is currently lead and teaches into the emergency nursing stream of the Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing.

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:

Research project: Engagement of undergraduate nursing students in simulation

Honours project: Emergency nurses understanding and experiences of restricting 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 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



External positions

Education Director (Victorian Branch), College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

2014 → …

Member (Victorian Branch), College of Emergency Nursing Australasia

2010 → …

Research area keywords

  • Emergency Departments
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Workforce and Education


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