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Mrs Rosemary Saunders

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3513, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.456
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3513
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.456  


Rosemary is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.


  • April 2009 - June 2016: Associate Professor - Course Coordinator (Master of Nsg Science), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science, University of Western Australia.
  • Aug 2006 - Mar 2009: Clinical Nurse Consultant, Bethanie Group Inc.
  • Jan 2001 - Jul 2006: Lecturer B/Nursing Practice Development Coordinator, School of Nursing, ECU.
  • Feb 1999 - Dec 2000: Lecturer, Community & Health Services, West Coast College of TAFE.
  • Jul 1992 - Apr 1998: Course Coordinator, College of Nursing PAPRSB, University of Brunei
  • 1989 - Jul 1992: Lecturer B, School of Nursing, Edith Cowan University.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Nursing Australia
  • Australian Nurse Teachers Society
  • Psi Alpha-at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Australian Nursing & Midwifery Foundation

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 UWA Teaching & Learning award- Programs that Enhance Student Learning, and Educational Partnerships & Collaborations with Other Organisations.
  • 2014 UWA, FMDHS, Excellence in Teaching Awards - Programs that Enhance Student Learning, and Educational Partnerships & Collaborations with Other Organisations.
  • 2013 Bethanie Medallion. 10 of the Best. Recognising Above & Beyond Contribution to Aged Care.
  • 2012 SPH, UWA. Consumer and Community Participation Award.
  • 2012 Education Category, Nursing Excellence Awards WA Health.
  • 2012 FMDHS Team - Teaching & Learning Award, Educator Supported Inter-professional Learning in Ambulatory.
  • 2012 FMDHS Team -Teaching & Learning Award, Brightwater Inter-professional Project.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Older Adult Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Interprofessional Practice & Education
  • Simulated patients in Health Professional Education.


  • MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Postgraduate Diploma Health Promotion, Curtin University of Technology, 1993.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Curtin University of Technology, 1991.


Recent Research Grants

  • Sponsorship Agreement for Research Fellow,  Hollywood Private Hospital,  Sponsorship,  2017 - 2019,  $74,502.
  • Quality of end-of-life care in hospital: A multi-faceted study of end-of-life care and perceptions of bereaved family and clinical staff.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2018 - 2019,  $149,270.
  • Optimising school nurse involvement in youth based tobacco control programs,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Grant,  2005 - 2013,  $441,398.
  • Proposal to conduct a four state demonstration project to develop an evidence based/best practice model to facilitate quality clinical placements in aged care,  University of Tasmania,  Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $64,771.
  • Clinical placements of nurses in Western Australia: A project to assess and improve the quality of scope of clinical education,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $14,498.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Seaman, K., Saunders, R., Williams, E., Harrup-Gregory, J., Loffler, H., Lake, F., (2017), An examination of students’ perceptions of their interprofessional placements in residential aged care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(2), 147-153, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1262338.
  • Saunders, R., Miller, K., Dugmore, H., Etherton-Beer, C., (2017), Demystifying aged care for medical students. The Clinical Teacher, 14(2), 100-103, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/tct.12484.
  • Jonas-Dwyer, DR., Gallagher, O., Saunders, R., Dugmore, H., Bulsara, C., Metcalfe, H., (2017), Confronting reality: A case study of a group of student nurses undertaking a management of aggression training (MOAT) program. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27(November), 78-88, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.08.008.
  • Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., Wall, P., Nielson, S., (2016), The male of the species: A profile of men in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(5), 1155-1168, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jan.12905.
  • Brand, G., Miller, K., Saunders, R., Dugmore, H., Etherton-Beer, C., (2016), Expanding the caring lens: Nursing and medical students reflecting on images of older people. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 37(2), 167-184, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2015.1059832.
  • Zulch, D., Saunders, R., Peters, J., Quinlivan, J., (2016), Effectiveness of a service learning model with Allied Health Assistant students in aged care. International Journal of Training Research, 14(2), 161-170, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14480220.2016.1203577.
  • Boyle, E., Saunders, R., Drury, V., (2016), A qualitative study of patient experiences of Type 2 Diabetes care delivered comparatively by General Practice Nurses and Medical Practitioners. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(13-14), 1977-1986, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13219.
  • Brand, G., Miller, K., Wise, S., Saunders, R., Dugmore, H., Etherton-Beer, C., (2016), Depth of Field: Using photographs and narratives to explore and reflect on ageing. Reflective Practice, 17(6), 676-680, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2016.1206878.
  • Saunders, R., Singer, R., Dugmore, H., Seaman, K., Lake, F., (2016), Nursing students’ reflections on an interprofessional placement in ambulatory care. Reflective Practice, 17(4), 393-402, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2016.1164686.
  • Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley , K., Wall, P., (2016), Would you recommend nursing as a career to men?. Working Papers in the Health Sciences, 1(14), 1-6, United Kingdom, University of Southampton.
  • Bulsara, C., Etherton-Beer, C., Saunders, R., (2016), Models for community based day care for older people: A narrative review. Cogent Social Sciences Online, 2(1), 1267301, Cogent OA, DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2016.1267301.
  • Metcalfe, H., Jonas-Dwyer, D., Saunders, R., Dugmore, H., (2015), Using the technology: Introducing point of view video glasses into the simulated clinical learning environment. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 33(10), 443-447, DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000168.
  • Seaman, K., Bulsara, C., Saunders, R., (2015), Interprofessional learning in residential aged care: Providing optimal care for residents. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21(3), 360-364, CSIRO, DOI: 10.1071/PY14026.
  • Thistlewaite, J., Kumar, K., Moran, M., Saunders, R., Carr, S., (2015), An exploratory review of pre-qualification interprofessional education evaluations. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(4), 292-297, Taylor and Francis Ltd, DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2014.985292.
  • Steketee, C., Forman, D., Dunston, R., Yassine, T., Matthews, L., Saunders, R., Nicol, P., Alliex, S., (2014), Interprofessional health education in Australia: Three research projects informing curriculum renewal and development. Applied Nursing Research, 27(2), 115-120, W.B. Saunders, DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.03.002.

Conference Publications

  • Gallagher, O., Saunders, R., Tambree, K., Alliex, S., Monterosso, L., Naglazas, Y., (2014), Nursing student experiences of death and dying during a palliative care clinical placement: Teaching and learning implications. Proceedings of the 2014 Teaching and Learning Forum, 1-10, UWA.
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