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Dr Gilly Smith

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Current Teaching

  • PhD and Master of Nursing (Research)
  • Master of Clinical Nursing
  • Master of Nursing by Coursework
  • Undergraduate nursing critical care, law and ethics and communications


  • Gilly has a background in clinical critical care nursing, primarily in cardio-thoracic and general intensive care units. She also has experience in health administration, complaints management and clinical governance.

Professional Memberships

  • College of Nursing
  • Australian Nurses Federation
  • New South Wales Nurses Registration Board
  • West Australian Nurses Registration Board
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Research Areas and Interests

  • End of life care in tertiary hospital facilities
  • Advanced care directives
  • Organ donation engagement
  • Health ethics
  • Health privacy
  • Impediments to registration with Australian Organ Donation Register
  • Implementation of Advanced Health Directives in the West Australian context
  • Implementation of Patient Safety Teams in decreasing adverse events

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Business Administration, Southern Cross University, 2008 .
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Charles Sturt University, 2001 .
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing, UNKNOWN, 1997 .
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, 1997 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluating the Feasibility and Impact of Implementing Ward-based Patient Safety Teams to Improve Patient Outcomes,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  SCGH - Centre for Nursing Research - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $62,599.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Smith, G., (2010), A study of clinical behaviour in Intensive Care Unit. International Journal of Research in Nursing, 1(1), 21-24, New York.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Factors That Influence The Decision-making Of An Integrated Rehabilitation Team When Choosing A Post-hospital Discharge Destination For Survivors Of Stroke.
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