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.
Australian College of
Australian Nurse Teachers Society
Psi Alpha-at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
Australian Nursing & Midwifery
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
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
Research Areas and Interests
Older Adult 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 - 2018, $36,882.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 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.
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.
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.