1993 …2019

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Personal profile


Malcolm Elliott is a Registered Nurse with a clinical background in intensive care, high dependency and emergency nursing. He has held academic posts at Wollongong, Deakin, ACU and Charles Darwin universities. He has taught primarily at the undergraduate level including foundations of nursing, acute and critical care, nursing research, and law and ethics. He is currently the Master of Nursing Practice Course Co-ordinator. 

Malcolm’s doctoral research program explored the interrelationship of clinician, patient and system factors to post-ICU adverse events. It involved three phases and used a mixed method approach. His thesis was submitted by publication. 

Malcolm's research interests include quality and safety and adverse outcomes in acute clinical settings with a particular focus on vital signs assessment. He is also interested in the competence and safety of graduate nurses. He is the current Chair of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Quality Advisory Panel.

Research interests

Adverse events, quality and safety, human factors

Vital signs

  • How they are taught and assessed at the undergraduate level
  • Why they are neglected in clinical practice

Clinical activities

  • Vital signs neglect and patient mortality: an audit of a national coronial database
  • What is the nature of nursing student engagement? An exploratory study
  • Clinical support for nursing students who speak English as a second language: a pilot programme

External positions

Chair - Quality Advisory Panel, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

Research area keywords

  • Quality and safety

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Research Output

Flipped Clinical Preceptorship: An Alternate Model of Nursing Student Supervision

Scott, C. & Elliott, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 14, 1, p. 43-46 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pulse oximetry and the enduring neglect of respiratory rate assessment: A commentary on patient surveillance

Elliott, M. & Baird, J., 24 Oct 2019, In : British Journal of Nursing. 28, 19, p. 1156-1159 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

A Modified Supine Position Facilitates Bladder Function in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Wu, Y. & Elliott, M., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 33, 2, p. 152-159 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Peritoneal dialysis home visits: A review of timing, frequency and assessment criteria

Buena, T., Tregaskis, P. & Elliott, M., Jul 2018, In : Renal Society of Australasia Journal. 14, 2, p. 70-77 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Why is respiratory rate the neglected vital sign? A narrative review

Elliott, M., 2016, In : International Archives of Nursing & Health Care. 2, 3, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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