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Dr Mandy Towell-Barnard

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Email: a.towell-barnard@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup,
Staff Member Details
Email: a.towell-barnard@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  

 

Mandy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Centre for Nursing Research at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Background

  • 2017 - present: Senior Research Fellow, ECU
  • 2014 -  2016: Post Doctoral Research Fellow, ECU
  • 2012 - 2013:  Lecturer, Undergraduate & Post Graduate, SNM, ECU
  • 2008 - 2012: Lecturer, Undergraduate B Cur & Post Graduate Critical Care, University of Johannesburg, (South Africa)
  • 2004 - 2008: Lecturer, Post Graduate Critical Care, Netcare Education (South Africa)
  • 1998 - 2004: Intensive Care Clinical Facilitator, Milpark Hospital (South Africa)
  • 1993 - 1998: Registered Nurse CCU, Milpark Hospital (South Africa)
  • 1991 - 1993: Registered Nurse, (South Africa)
  • 1989 - 1991: Staff nurse, Liver Transplant Unit,  St. James University Hospital, (England).

Professional Associations

  • Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) member
  • Golden Key Honour Society.

Awards and Recognition

WA Award Nominations (finalist in):

  1. West Australian Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards 2016. Finalist in Excellence in Research.
  2. WA Health Excellence Awards 2016 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Centre for Nursing Education, 1FoCUS’ Project Team. 1FoCUS’: an innovative model to increase the number and quality of nursing student placements. Finalist.

Other

  • Completed B Cur (Ed et ADM) Community Health, Cum Laude

Research Areas and Interests

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Resilience
  • Staff retention
  • Quality in nursing
  • Management of Diabetes in acute care setting
  • Intravascular access devices
  • Infection control.

Qualifications

  • Doctor Curationis, South Africa, 2012.
  • Magister Curationis Critical Care, South Africa, 2004.
  • Baccalaureus Curationis Community Nursing Science, South Africa, 2000.
  • Diploma Critical Care Nursing General, South Africa, 1994.
  • Diploma General Nursing, South Africa, 1987.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • 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.
  • Staff perceptions of the effectiveness of hospital wide communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $11,065.
  • Master Research Program,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $403,632.
  • The accuracy and clinical utility of violence risk assessment tools for the acute care setting_Subproject for Institution # G1001207,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Grant,  2013 - 2021,  $35,628.
  • 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.
  • Understanding health beliefs of young Aboriginal people with type 2 diabetes,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Health Promotion Research - Exploratory Research Grants,  2019 - 2021,  $75,000.
  • Family experience of an Australian adult intensive care unit waiting room - A mixed-method study,  Department of Health WA,  Nursing and Midwifery Office Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $35,513.
  • Examining consumer experiences of a tertiary hospital emergency department in Western Australia: A mixed methods study,  Department of Health WA,  Nursing and Midwifery Office Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $29,500.
  • Evaluating nurse change-of-shift handovers at a private hospital,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Engagement Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $75,798.
  • Introducing an Intervention to Improve Adherence to Pressure Injury Evidence Based Guidelines: a Cluster Randomised Trial,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2016 - 2020,  $40,000.
  • 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.
  • A cohort study to inform the development of a strategic intervention to develop EI, student well-being and retention across an undergraduate nursing and nursing/midwifery university program in WA.,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Initiative Fund,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • 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.
  • Investigating nurse-led hospital based diabetes education: Alignment with evidenced based practice, patient satisfaction and hospital readmission.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $30,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Multidisciplinary Staff Engagement in Implementation of Standardised Aseptic Technique in an Acute Hospital,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 1),  2013 - 2015,  $73,492.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Abu-Qamar, M., Whitehead, L., Barnard, M., Kemp, V., (2020), Foot Problems in Patients in Acute Care: A point prevalence survey. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 47(5), 513-520, DOI: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000674.
  • Barnard, M., Coventry, L., Foster , L., Davis , S., Twigg, D., Bharat, C., Boston , J., (2020), The psychometric validation of the quality practical experience (QPE) instruments (nurses and student nurse) to evaluate clinical supervision of undergraduate student nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 43(February 2020), Article number 102697, Nurse Education in Practice , DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102697.
  • Ghosh, M., Twigg, D., Kutzer, Y., Barnard, M., De Jong, G., Dodds, M., (2019), The validity and utility of violence risk assessment tools to predict patient violence in acute care settings: An integrative literature review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(6), 1248-1267, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12645.
  • Oliver, K., Oosthuizen, J., Cross, M., Barnard, M., (2019), Nurses' perception of work-related stress: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 35(1), 91-111.
  • Arabiat, D., Whitehead, L., Al Jabery, M., Barnard, M., Shields, L., Abu Sabah, E., (2019), Traditional methods for managing illness in newborns and infants in an Arab society. International Nursing Review, 66(3), 329-337, DOI: 10.1111/inr.12505.
  • Coventry, L., Hosking, JM., Chan, DT., Coral, E., Lim, WH., Barnard, M., Twigg, D., Rickard, C., (2019), Variables associated with successful vascular access cannulation in hemodialysis patients: a prospective cohort study. BMC Nephrology, 20(2019), Article no.197, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1373-3.
  • Steinwandel, U., Gibson, N., Barnard, M., Parsons, R., Rippey, J., Rosman, J., (2019), Does the intravascular volume status in haemodialysis patients measured by inferior vena cava ultrasound correlate with bioimpedance spectroscopy?. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(11-12), 2135-2146, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14804.
  • Steinwandel, U., Gibson, N., Barnard, M., Parsons, R., Rippey, JJ., Rosman, J., (2018), Measuring the prevalence of intradialytic hypotension in a satellite dialysis clinic: Are we too complacent?. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(7-8), e1561-e1570, Wiley Online Library, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14309.
  • Steinwandel, U., Gibson, N., Barnard, M., Rippey, JJ., Rosman, J., (2018), Can a renal nurse assess fluid status using ultrasound on the inferior vena cava? A cross–sectional interrater study. Hemodialysis International, 22(2), 261-269, DOI: 10.1111/hdi.12606.
  • Steinwandel, U., Gibson, N., Barnard, M., Rippey, JJ., Rosman, J., (2018), Educating renal nurses — inferior vena caval ultrasound for intravascular volume assessment. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 14(2), 59-64, Cambridge Publishing.
  • Whitehead, L., Jacob, E., Barnard, M., Abu-Qamar, M., Cole, A., (2018), The role of the family in supporting the self-management of chronic conditions: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), 22-30, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13775.
  • Coventry, L., Pickles, S., Ong, M., Barnard, M., 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.
  • Steinwandel, U., Gibson, N., Rippey, JC., Barnard, M., Rosman, J., (2017), Use of ultrasound by registered nurses – A systematic literature review. Journal of Renal Care, 43(3), 132-142, DOI: 10.1111/jorc.12191.
  • Nolan, S., Hendricks, J., Ferguson, S., Barnard, M., (2017), Social networking site (SNS) use by adolescent mothers: Can social support and social capital be enhanced by online social networks? – A structured review of the literature. Midwifery, 48(May), 24-31, DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.03.002.
  • Redknap, R., Twigg, D., Barnard, M., (2016), What interventions can improve the mental health nursing practice environment?. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25(1), 42-50, Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12187.
  • Nagel, Y., Barnard, M., Nel, E., Foxall, F., (2016), The emotional intelligence of registered nurses commencing critical care nursing. Curationis: accredited research journal of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa, 39(1), e1-e7, South Africa, AOSIS, DOI: 10.4102/curationis.v39i1.1606.
  • 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.
  • Redknap, R., Twigg, D., Rock, D., Barnard, M., (2015), Nursing practice environment: A strategy for mental health nurse retention?. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24(3), 262-271, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12126.
  • Barnard, M., Nel, WE., Muller, A., (2015), Model of facilitation of emotional intelligence to promote wholeness of neophyte critical care nurses in South Africa. Health SA Gesondheid, 20(2015), 1-10, DOI: 10.1016/j.hsag.2015.04.001.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master by Research: Critical Care nurses? experiences following their involvement in a sentinel event in a private hospital in Gauteng.
  • Master by Research: The emotional intelligence of professional nurses commencing critical care nursing in private hospitals in Gauteng.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Ultrasound measurements on the inferior vena cava by renal nursing staff for assessment and management of intravascular volume status in haemodialysis patients

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Whose death is it anyway? Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment: An exploration of the experiences of intensive care nurses and doctors

Adjunct Supervisor

  • Doctor of Health Science (Clinical Leadership and Management),  The mental health nursing practice environment: Implications for nurse retention.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An assessment of nurses' experiences of work related stress through self-reporting and hair cortisol analysis, in a typical metropolitan hospital setting in Western Australia
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