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Dr Linda Coventry

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3459, Email: l.coventry@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.437
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3459
Email: l.coventry@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.437  

 

Linda is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Background

Linda has a clinical background with over 20 years of intensive care nursing experience and 15 years’ experience in research. Linda’s research interests include improving patient outcomes in acute care settings, nurse-led models of care, translation of evidence based practice and implementation science.

Linda has recently completed her PhD, having been awarded a National Health Medical Research Council Post Graduate Scholarship. While in an early stage post PhD she has been awarded over $500,000 in research funding during her career, she is a principal investigator on 12 research studies, and publishes in peer reviewed journals. Linda has research skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods particularly: cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, RCTs, and instrument development.

Linda is an active member of the Australian Vascular Access Society and is the current WA State Representative Board Member. Linda regularly reviews research manuscripts for professional nursing journals and also reviews research grant applications. Linda is a passionate advocate for nursing research and supervises Masters and PhD students.

  • 2017: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • 2014: Research Fellow, ECU and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • 2013 - 2014: Nurse Manager Innovations and Quality, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 2012 - 2013: Clinical Research Nurse, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 2008 - present: PhD candidate, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • 2004 - 2008: Clinical Research Nurse, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 1999 - 2004: Staff Development Nurse, ICU, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • 1998 - 1999: Course Coordinator Critical Care Course, San Diego State University, California, USA
  • 1993 - 1997: Registered Nurse & Education Coordinator, Alvarado Medical Centre, San Diego, California, USA
  • 1988 - 1992: Registered Nurse, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia

Professional Associations

  • Australian Vascular Access Society
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Psi Alpha-at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards:

  • 2017: Winner of the Poster Award, Poster presentation ANZONA conference. Impact of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Role on acute hospital length of stay and cost-savings for patients with hip fracture: a retrospective cohort study.

Other

  • 2015: New Investigators Award, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. Myocardial infarction, patient decision delay and decision making: a thematic analysis.
  • 2015: 2ndPrize in Best Poster Competition, SirCharles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. Myocardial infarction: Delays, decision making, and outcomes.
  • 2011: Young Investigators Award, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. “Sex differences in symptom     presentation in acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and     meta-analysis.”
  • 2011: Paramedics Australasia, Finalist in the Best Poster Award, Sydney, Australia. “Gender differences in emergency ‘000’ calls and ambulance response for acute myocardial infarction patients.”
  • 2011: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Finalist in Best Nursing Presentation, Perth, Australia. “Sex differences in symptom presentation in acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”
  • 2008: NHMRC Post Graduate PhD Scholarship
  • 1997: Graduated from Master of Science (Nursing), Magna Cum Laude – “ with high honour, with academic distinction”
  • 1996: Awarded a Government Stipend, “Federal Nurse Traineeship” to complete a Master of Science (Nursing) at San Diego State University
  • 1995: Awarded a Government Stipend, “Federal Nurse Traineeship” to complete a Master of Science (Nursing) at San Diego State University.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nursing in the acute care setting
  • Nurse-led models of care
  • Improving patient outcomes
  • Translation of evidence based practice
  • Implementation science
  • Topic areas in include: Pressure Injury, Vascular Access, Hip Fracture, & Cardiovascular nursing
  • Methodology expertise include: Cohort studies, Cross-sectional studies, Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, RCTs, Instrument development, and mixed methods.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2016.
  • Master of Science Nursing, United States of America, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 1992.
  • Diploma of Health Science (Nursing), Western Australian CAE, 1988.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of the One Focus Clinical Facilitation Model for Nursing Students at SCGH Subproject for Institution # G1001207,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $17,699.
  • Master Research Program,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $140,000.
  • Impacts of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Role on the Care of Hip Fracture Patients: Patient and Economic Outcomes (Subproject for G1001207),  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $7,832.
  • Independent predictors of successful vascular access (VA) cannulation in haemodialysis patients and the development of a VA cannulation complexity instrument.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 2),  2015 - 2019,  $117,160.
  • Introducing an Intervention to Improve Adherence to Pressure Injury Evidence Based Guidelines: a Cluster Randomised Trial,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2016 - 2018,  $40,000.
  • Insulin Stabilisation Ambulatory Program for Inpatients Discharged from Hospital – “Virtual Ward”,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 1),  2015 - 2018,  $112,464.
  • The effect of an immediate pre-operative haemoglobin blood test on hip fracture patient outcomes: a randomized control trial,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017 - 2018,  $39,993.
  • Prevalence of blood sampling from intravenous cannulas in acute healthcare,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $14,673.
  • Evaluation of chair overlays to reduce pressure injury in high risk patients.,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017,  $4,943.
  • Cognitive Impairment and Readmission rates in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Admitted to the Acute Care Setting: A Cohort Study,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2016/17,  2016 - 2017,  $47,392.
  • A Pilot Randomised Control Trial to Compare Failure Rates between Anti-infective CVC, PICC and Anti-infective PICC lines in Patients that Receive TPN,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $39,626.
  • Evaluation of the One Focus Clinical Facilitation Model for Nursing Students at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $10,000.
  • Effectiveness of the Coagchek PRO II compared with usual care in patients receiving intravenous heparin management via pathology results. To validate the Coagchek PRO 11 against the currently Coagchek XS plus used in Home Link ,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017,  $4,956.
  • Management of cognitive impairment in an acute hospital setting: An audit of Occupational Therapists working at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017,  $1,876.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Coventry, L., Schalkwyk, J., Thompson, P., Hawkins, S., Hegney, D., (2017), Myocardial infarction, patient decision delay and help seeking behaviour: a thematic analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(13-14), 1993-2005, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13607.
  • Coventry, L., Pickles, S., Ong, M., Towell, A., Giles, M., Murray, K., Twigg, D., (2017), Impact of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Role on Acute Hospital Length of Stay and Cost-savings for Patients with Hip Fracture: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(11), 2652-2663, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jan.13330.
  • Slatyer, S., Coventry, L., Twigg, D., Davis, S., (2016), Professional practice models for nursing: a review of the literature and synthesis of key components. Journal of Nursing Management, 2015(2015), 12p., Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12309.
  • Coventry, L., Bremner, A., Williams, T., Celenza, A., Jacobs, I., Finn, J., (2015), Characteristics and Outcomes of MI Patients with and without Chest Pain: A Cohort Study. Heart Lung and Circulation, 24(8), 796-805, Chatswood, NSW, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.01.015.
  • Coventry, L., Bremner, AP., Williams, TA., Celenza, A., (2015), The Effect of Presenting Symptoms and Patient Characteristics on Prehospital Delay in MI Patients Presenting to Emergency Department by Ambulance: A Cohort Study. Heart Lung and Circulation, 24(10), 943-950, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, Elsevier Australia, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.02.026.
  • Coventry, L., Bremner, A., Williams, T., Jacobs, I., Finn, J., (2014), Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction: Concordance between Paramedic and Hospital Records. Prehospital Emergency Care, 18(3), 393-401, Informa Healthcare, DOI: 10.3109/10903127.2014.891064.
  • Pickles, S., Coventry, L., Glennon, D., Twigg, D., (2014), ‘Making a difference’ a clinical pathway for hip fractures and the advance practice rolein managing patients with minimal trauma hip fractures. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 18(4), 205-213, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2013.11.011.
  • Coventry, L., Bremmer, A., Jacobs, I., Finn, J., (2013), Myocardial Infarction: Sex differences in symptoms reported to emergency dispatch. Prehospital Emergency Care, 17(2), 193-202, United Kingdom, Informa Healthcare, DOI: 10.3109/10903127.2012.722175.

Reports

  • Coventry, L., Ong, M., Slatyer, S., Twigg, D., (2013), The Practice Environment Scale: Nursing at SCGH., Perth, W.A., Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
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