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Dr Joyce Hendricks

Academic Sessional

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Joyce is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • PhD and Master of Nursing (Research)
  • Master of Clinical Governance
  • Master of Nurse Education
  • Master of Nursing by Coursework
  • Master of Clinical Nursing
  • Master of Midwifery Science (Research)
  • Coordinator, Master of Nurse Education and Master of Clinical Governance


Dr Joyce Hendricks teaches in the post graduate and undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Joyce supervises students at honours, master and PhD level. Her research interests include leadership, generational diversity, education and nursing.

Joyce has a strong educational and clinical focus and was the recipient of a 2011 Australian Leaning and Teaching Citation and was recognised for of her role in developing a leadership program that improves the student experience through engaging and motivating industry-based projects. She is also the recipient of the 2011 ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Learning and Teaching. Joyce is the president of the West Australian at large Honour’s Society of Nursing an affiliation of Sigma Theta Tau Incorporated, and a member of the Australian Nurse Teachers Association

Professional Associations

  • West Australian at large Honours Society of Nursing (WAHSN) - President
  • Sigma Theta Tau Incorporated
  • Australian Nurse Teachers Association

Awards and Recognition


  • Alison Johnson Prize for the most outstanding thesis from the Faculty of Nursing and Behavioural Science at the UWS (2000)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Qualitative research
    • Biographical methods
    • Narrative inquiry
    • Ethnography
    • Ethnonetnography
    • Phenomenology
    • Heuristic inquiry
  • Mixed methods research
  • Leadership and management
  • Nurse education
  • Chronic diseases
  • Pain management
  • Patient Safety
  • Clinical governance
  • Mentoring
  • Generational factors
  • Advanced skilled nursing
  • Nurse-Led Telephone Triage
  • Midwifery Care


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • Development of Simulation Resources,  Department of Health WA,  Simulated Learning Environments Research Grants 2016,  2016,  $99,956.
  • Assessing the ?at risk? Elderly in an Independent Living Community Setting,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 1),  2015 - 2016,  $176,110.
  • Younger Onset Dementia: Younger Onset Dementia: An Education Package for Paid Carers,  The Lovell Foundation,  Trevor Mast Research Scholarship,  2016,  $50,000.
  • Kids and Parents for Optimal Weight (KAPOW),  Osborne Division of General Practice,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Vafeas, C., Hendricks, J., (2017), A heuristic study of UK nurse?s migration to WA: Living the dreamdownunder. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, n/a(/na), n/a, DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2017.04.001.
  • Vafeas, C., Hendricks, J., (2017), Applying heuristic inquiry to nurse migration from the UK to Australia. Nurse Researcher, 24(3), 13-18, RCN Publishing Company Ltd, DOI: 10.7748/nr.2017.e1475.
  • 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.
  • McWilliams, T., Hendricks, J., Twigg, D., Wood, F., Giles, M., (2016), Telehealth for paediatric burn patients in rural areas: a retrospective audit of activity and cost savings. Burns, 42(2016), 1487 ? 1493, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.03.001.
  • Cope, V., Jones, B., Hendricks, J., (2016), Why nurses chose to remain in the workforce: Portraits of resilience. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 23(1), 87-95, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2014.12.001.
  • Karuncharernpanit, S., Hendricks, J., Toye, C., (2016), Perceptions of exercise for older people living with dementia in Bangkok, Thailand: an exploratory qualitative study. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 11(3), 166-175, Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1111/opn.12091.
  • Cope, V., Jones, B., Hendricks, J., (2016), Resilience as resistance to the new managerialism: portraits that reframe nursing through quotes from the field. Journal of Nursing Management, 24(1), 115-122, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12279.
  • Witney, C., Hendricks, J., Cope, V., (2016), Variation of Kozinets' framework and application to nursing research. Nurse Researcher, 23(5), 36-41, DOI: 10.7748/nr.23.5.36.s8.
  • Cope, V., Jones, B., Hendricks, J., (2016), Residential aged care nurses: portraits of resilience. Contemporary Nurse, 52(6), 736-752, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1246950.
  • Cope, V., Jones, B., Hendricks, J., (2015), Eight things I love about U (University) - Resilience portraits of nurse academics and academic development through resilience education. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, 5(2), 99-110, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Hendricks, J., Cope, V., Baum, G., (2015), Postgraduate nurses? insights into the nursing leadership role. Do they intuitively link the role to patient safety?. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(9), 72-77, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v5n9p72.
  • Witney, C., Hendricks, J., Cope, V., (2015), The specialist breast care nurse within an online community: adding the 16th moment of care. International Journal for Human Caring, 19(1), 33-39, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, International Association for Human Caring.
  • Witney, C., Hendricks, J., Cope, V., (2015), The Specialist Breast Care Nurse's Role in the Identification and Minimisation of Distress in a Members' Only, Breast Cancer Focused Online Support Community. International Journal of Nursing & Clincal Practices, 2(2015), Article number 139, Graphy Publications, DOI: 10.15344/2394-4978/2015/139.
  • Witney, C., Hendricks, J., Cope, V., (2015), Munchausen by Internet and Nursing Practice: An Ethnonetnographic Case Study. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 2(2015), Article number 131, Graphy Publications, DOI: 10.15344/2394-4978/2015/131.
  • Hendricks, J., (2015), Influence of communal and private folklore on bringing meaning to the experience of persistent pain. Nurse Researcher, 23(2), 22-29, Middx, UK, RCN Publishing Company Ltd..
  • 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.
  • Cope, V., Jones, B., Hendricks, J., (2015), Portraiture: a methodology through which success and positivity can be explored and reflected. Nurse Researcher, 22(3), 6-12, Harrow, UK, RCN Publishing Company Ltd., DOI: 10.7748/nr.22.3.6.e1311.
  • Nolan, S., Hendricks, J., Barnard, M., (2015), Social networking sites (SNS); exploring their uses and associated value for adolescent mothers in Western Australia in terms of social support provision and building social capital. Midwifery, 31(9), 912-919, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.05.002.
  • McWilliams, T., Hendricks, J., Twigg, D., Wood, F., (2015), Burns education for non-burn specialist clinicians in Western Australia. Burns, 41(2), 301-307, Oxford, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2014.06.015.
  • Hendricks, J., Cope, V., (2015), Developing the Synergy between University and Industry-based Nursing Courses: Lessons in Engagement. International Journal of Nursing & Clincal Practices, 2(2015), Article number 134, Graphy Publications, DOI: 10.15344/2394-4978/2015/134.
  • 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.
  • Hendricks, J., Andrew, L., Fowler, A., (2013), The piloting of an Academic Literacy Education Course (ALEC) to improve academic literacy of first semester undergraduate students in a Western Australian University. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(4), 19 - 27, Online, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v4n4p19.
  • Hendricks, J., Cope, V., (2013), Generational diversity: what nurse managers need to know. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(3), 717-725, Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06079.x.
  • Jones, M., Hendricks, J., Cope, V., (2012), Toward an Understanding of Caring in the Context of Telenursing. International Journal for Human Caring, 16(1), 7-15, United States, Internation Association for Human Caring.
  • Noonil, N., Hendricks, J., Aekwarangkoon, S., (2012), Lived experience of Thai women and their changing bodies in midlife. Nursing and Health Sciences, 14(3), 312-317, Asia, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2012.00710.x.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Migration Matters: The Experience Of United Kingdom Registered Nurses Migrating To Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of An Exercise Intervention On Physical And Cognitive Function, Psychological Health And Quality Of Life Among Older Adults With Dementia In Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Just A 'click' Away From Evidence-based Online Breast Cancer Information Advice And Support Provided By A Specialist Nurse: An Ethnonetnographic Study
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Saying 'no': A Biographical Analysis Of The Experiences Of Women With A Genetic Predisposition To Developing Breast/ovarian Cancer Who Reject Risk Reducing Surgery.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Living After Confronting Death; Story Telling During The Recovery Trajectory Of Intensive Care Unit Survivors: An Interpretive Biographical Approach
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Antenatal Clinic: Using Ethnographic Methods To Listen To The Voices Of Pregnant Adolescents

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Portraits Of Nursing Resilience: Listening For A Story.
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