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Personal profile

Biography

Robyn joined the School after a number of years of clinical practice. She has held a variety of positions within the school at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including lecturer, unit and year coordinator, and course convenor for the Bachelor of Nursing. Robyn's teaching areas are pathophysiology, pharmacology and medical/surgical nursing. In 2000-2001, Robyn undertook an 18-month exchange with the Japanese Red Cross to examine research opportunities in Japan and assist in the proposed development of a Bachelor of Nursing degree for the Japanese Red Cross Junior College of Akita. Her research interests include pain management and experience, nursing education issues, and medication calculation skills. Robyn is currently a full-time PhD candidate.

Teaching

Semester one

  • NUR2002 - Nursing practice in context 1

Semester two

  • NUR2004 - Applied nursing practice in context 2

Research Interests

  • Nursing education
  • The experience of pain
  • Pain management

Committees

  • Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery Victoria Bachelor of Nursing Program Co-ordinators Group
  • Clinical Liaison Committee- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University. (1991-2000, 2002-)
  • Prospective Students Office Committee (2002-2006)
  • Medical Faculty Student Support Committee
  • Monash Student Recruitment Network (2002-)
  • Open Day Committee (2002-2006)
  • Open Day Campus Orientation Director (2005-)
  • Orientation Committee (2002-)
  • Transition Issues Committee (2002-)
  • Undergraduate Committee- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University. (1991-2000, 2002-)

Professional Affiliations

  • Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Australian Nursing Federation
  • NTEU
  • Wound Management Association of Victoria
  • Pain Society (Australia)

Research Output 1998 2014

At the crossroads of violence and aggression in the emergency department: perspectives of Australian emergency nurses

Morphet, J. N., Griffiths, D. L., Plummer, V. M., Innes, K. L., Fairhall, R. A. & Beattie, J. M., 2014, In : Australian Health Review. 38, 2, p. 194 - 201 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Numeracy skills of nursing students

Eastwood, K., Boyle, M., Williams, B. & Fairhall, R. A., 2011, In : Nurse Education Today. 31, 8, p. 815 - 818 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Delphi survey of nurses concerns about health care, nursing and nursing education in Japan

Fairhall, R. A., Barnett, A. P., Miura, M. & Tateyama, E., 2005, In : The Asian Journal of Nursing Studies. 8, 2, p. 14 - 21 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Medication Calculation Skills: The Holy Grail or a Bridge Too Far

Fairhall, R., 1998, p. 1 - 4. 4 p.

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