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Dr Beverley Ewens

Director Postgraduate Nursing Studies

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3542, Mobile: 0447616024, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.446
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3542
Mobile: 0447616024
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 2323
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.446  


Beverley is currently Director Postgraduate Studies within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is coordinator of many of the Postgraduate Masters programs including the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry).

Current Teaching

  • NSC6101.


  • Associate Head of School, SNM
  • Postgraduate Courses Coordinator, SNM
  • Critical Care Manager, UK and Australia
  • Critical Care Nurse Consultant, UK and Australia
  • Ward Manager, UK

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Australian Nurse Teachers Society

Awards and Recognition


  • 2014: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2007: Ella Lowe Scholarship
  • 2007: Finalist in WA Nurses Board Nurse of the Year (Preceptor category)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Intensive care recovery
  • Intensive care nursing.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Post grad dip in critical care, Wales, 2007.
  • Postgrad certificate in Management, England, 1999.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further Education), United Kingdom, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Studies, England, 1994.
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, England, 1988.


Recent Research Grants

  • 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.
  • The impact of an m-health intervention on the mental health and wellbeing of intensive care survivors: a randomized controlled trial.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $30,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Fowler, A., Ewens, B., Vafeas, C., Delves, L., Hayward, C., Nannup, N., Baum, G., (2018), Closing the gap: A whole of school approach to Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander inclusivity in higher education. Nurse Education in Practice, 30, , 86-90.
  • Ewens, B., Hendricks, J., Sundin, D., (2018), Surviving ICU: Stories of recovery. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2(Feb), 1-10, UK, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jan.13556.
  • Ewens, B., Hendricks, J., Sundin, D., (2017), Implications for research and practice of the biographic approach for storytelling. Nurse Researcher, 24(3), 19-24, Harrow, United Kingdom, RCNi, DOI: 10.7748/nr.2017.e1396.
  • Ewens, B., Hendricks, J., Sundin, D., (2017), Never ending stories: visual diarizing to recreate autobiographical memory of intensive care unit survivors. Nursing in Critical Care, 22(1), 8-18, UK, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/nicc.12093.
  • Bayes, S., Ewens, B., (2017), Registered nurses’ experiences of caring for pregnant and postpartum women in general hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative data. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 599-608, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13524.
  • Cope, V., Sundin, D., Smyth, A., Wang, C., Baum, G., Ewens, B., Foxall, F., (2016), The hidden benefits of writing retreats: Academic development and social interaction for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(11), 73-79, Toronto, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n11p73.
  • Ewens, B., Geale, S., Vafeas, C., Foxall, F., Loessl, B., Smyth, A., McCafferty, C., (2016), Humanising the curriculum: The role of a Virtual World. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(12), 80-88, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n12p80.
  • Andrew, L., Ewens, B., Maslin-Prothero, S., (2015), Enhancing the online learning experience using virtual interactive classrooms. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(4), 22-31, ACT, Australia, Australian Nursing Federation.
  • Ewens, B., Hendricks, J., Sundin, D., (2015), The use, prevalence and potential benefits of a diary as a therapeutic intervention/tool to aid recovery following critical illness in intensive care: a literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(9-10), 1406-1425, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12736.
  • Ewens, B., Chapman, R., Tulloch, A., Hendricks, J., (2014), ICU survivors' utilisation of diaries post discharge: A qualitative descriptive study. Australian Critical Care, 27(1), 28-35, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2013.07.001.
  • Jones, DA., Drennan, K., Bailey, M., Hart, GK., Bellomo, R., Webb, S., Zalstein, S., Collins, K., Stewart, P., Corkill, W., Schneider, A., Calzavacca, P., Thomas, A., Hill, D., Jasiowski, S., Green, DT., Stow, P., Fletcher, J., Smith, JA., Wenck, D., Pearce, C., Lintott, M., Ellem, K., Rischbieth, A., Davidson, K., Mitchell, I., Slater, N., Elliott, DC., Dennett, J., Coles, TE., Ceely, B., Jacobs, S., Kearly, Y., Shepherd, KA., O'Bree, B., Harley, N., Robertson, M., Banner, L., Green, K., Bersten, A., Matheson, E., Carter, M., Holt, AW., Breheny, F., Albury, J., Cameron, R., Morcom, L., Mathewson, J., Piercy, M., Halkhoree, J., Fratzia, J., Ewens, B., Power, B., Goldie, D., McCalman, C., Micallef, S., Mifflin, N., Parr, MJ., Wood, J., Thomas, P., Clausen, S., Lane, S., Scott, J., Segger, T., Rouse, A., Smth, L., Pollock, H., Williams, JB., Bersten, AB., Butt, W., Delzoppo, C., Sydall, S., Harley, NH., Morley, PT., Bell, J., Pinder, M., Brinkworth, A., Roberts, B., Flynn, B., Lawrence, K., Morgan, D., Santamaria, JD., Gordon, G., Hutchinson, K., Johnson, B., Beard, M., Broadbent, J., Welbing, K., Yung, M., Matthews, NT., (2013), Mortality of rapid response team patients in Australia: A multicentre study. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 15(4), 273-278.

Conference Publications

  • Andrew, L., Ewens, B., Scott, R., (2014), Moderation of assessments in a School of Nursing and Midwifery; Enhancing student assessment experiences. 17th International FYHE Conference 2014. Proceedings, 7, FYHE.
  • Andre, K., Ewens, B., Foxall, F., (2013), Work Integrated Learning: A Whole of Curriculum Approach. Work Integrated Learning: A Whole of Curriculum Approach, Xp., Durban, South Africa, World Association for Cooperative Education.
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