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PhD student receives New Investigator Award from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Wednesday, 26 October 2016


Fiona Foxall, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, recently received the Sir Charles Gairdner New Investigator award in the Nursing and Allied Health category.

Fiona’s research explores the factors that affect decision-making and the process of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from ICU patients in a tertiary hospital in Western Australia.

“Since starting my PhD journey, I have loved every minute and get more excited about it every day. This award has put the icing on the cake and I know that my research will have some impact. Thanks to my supervisors Deb Sundin, Mandy Towell and Bev Ewens who have been so supportive and encouraged me to apply for the award and to Di Twigg, Dean of School, for encouraging me to start this journey.”

The research comes under the research group ‘Improving outcomes for adults with chronic health conditions’, which is part of the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research.

The Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG) in collaboration with the Charlies Foundation for Research hosted New Investigator presentations and awards for researchers of the SCGOPHCG.


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