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Personal profile

Biography

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Teaching

  • Disaster and Emergency Nursing Management
  • Research

Research Interests

Associate Professor Virginia Plummer has a conjoint appointment at Peninsula Health where she facilitates nursing and midwifery clinical research between the heath service and the School of Nursing and Midwifery, provides clinical leadership for staff and students and engages with other disciplines in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development.

Virginia is currently supervising local and international research honours, masters and PhD students in the areas of emergency and disaster nursing, intensive care nursing, nursing informatics, midwifery, health service evaluation and associated policy. Her hospital management experience includes directorship in public and private sectors and board membership of several health care organizations. 

Accredited Level 2 Supervisor

Preferred Research Methodologies

  • Mixed methods
Virginia was project manager for the Australian Research Council Linkage Grant "Enhancing patient management at point of care using electronic clinical pathways". http://infotech.monash.edu/research/groups/mhrg/projects/lp0989160.html

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Fellow, Australian College of Health Service Management
  • Executive member, Nursing Section, World Association Disaster and Emergency Medicine
  • Member, Oceania Chapter, World Association Disaster and Emergency Medicine
  • Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee, Peninsula Health
  • Member, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia
  • Board of Directors Sigma Theta Thau Honor Society Victoria and Tasmania
  • Associate Editor BMC Nursing
  • Nursing Advisory Board Member, Elsevier Australia and New Zealand
  • International Advisory Board, International Emergency Nursing Editorial Board
  • Practitioner Member, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

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Projects 2004 2018

Research Output 2005 2019

Advanced practice in nursing and midwifery: the contribution to health care in Australia

Lowe, G. & Plummer, V., Aug 2019, Advanced Practice in Healthcare: Dynamic Developments in Nursing and Allied Health Professions. McGee, P. & Inman, C. (eds.). 4th ed. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 21 p. (Advanced Healthcare Practice).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

A study protocol of mobile phone app-based cognitive behaviour training for the prevention of postpartum depression among high-risk mothers

Sun, M., Tang, S., Chen, J., Li, Y., Bai, W., Plummer, V., Lam, L., Qin, C. & Cross, W. M., 7 Jun 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 7 p., 710.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
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Bronchodilator responsiveness as a success predictor for bronchial thermoplasty

Langton, D., Ing, A., Fielding, D., Wang, W., Plummer, V. & Thien, F., Jan 2019, In : Respirology. 24, 1, p. 63-67 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Caring for Mentally Ill Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: Development of a Survey of Nurses' Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes

Weare, R., Green, C., Olasoji, M. & Plummer, V., 12 Jan 2019, p. S18. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Open Access
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ICU nurses feel unprepared to care for patients with mental illness: A survey of nurses’ attitudes, knowledge, and skills

Weare, R., Green, C., Olasoji, M. & Plummer, V., 13 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Midwifery and medical students’ knowledge, self-efficacy and satisfaction following simulation of inter-professional management of primary postpartum haemorrhage

Gayle McLelland (Recipient), Helen Hall (Recipient), Virginia Plummer (Recipient), Samantha Dix (Recipient), Anne Tremayne (Recipient), Arunaz Kumar (Recipient), Christine East (Recipient), Bethany Carr (Recipient), Heather Buttigieg (Recipient) & Shavi Fernando (Recipient), 7 Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Activities 2012 2014

  • 3 Thesis Examination