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Dr Rosemary Saunders

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3513
Email: rosemary.saunders@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.451  

Rosemary is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and a Research Fellow at Hollywood Private Hospital.

Background

  • 2020: Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University.
  • 2019: Director Postgraduate Nursing Studies.
  • 2017-2018: Course Coordinator, Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry).
  • 2016 - Present: Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University.
  • 2017 - Present: Research Fellow, Hollywood Private Hospital.
  • 2016 - Present: Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University.
  • 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, Edith Cowan University.
  • 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, School of Nursing, Edith Cowan University.

Professional Associations

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

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019: Team Finalist Vice-Chancellor’s for Engagement in Research, Edith Cowan University.
  • 2019: Finalist, Excellence in Leadership. WA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards 2019.
  • 2018: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Contribution to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Advancement. Edith Cowan University.
  • 2015: Teaching & Learning award- Programs that Enhance Student Learning, and Educational Partnerships & Collaborations with Other Organisations. University of Western Australia.
  • 2014: Excellence in Teaching Awards - Programs that Enhance Student Learning, and Educational Partnerships & Collaborations with Other Organisations. Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science,  University of Western Australia.
  • 2013: 10 of the Best. Recognising Above & Beyond Contribution to Aged Care. Bethanie Medallion. Bethanie Aged Care.
  • 2012: Consumer and Community Participation Award. School of Population Health, University of Western Australia .
  • 2012: Education Category, Nursing Excellence Awards.WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. WA Health.
  • 2012: Team - Teaching & Learning Award, Educator Supported Inter-professional Learning in Ambulatory. Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science,  University of Western Australia.
  • 2012: Team -Teaching & Learning Award, Brightwater Inter-professional Project. Faculty of Health Sciences,  Curtin University.
  • 2011: High Commendation for Team Teaching. Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science,  University of Western Australia.
  • 2011: Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination. Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science,  University of Western Australia.
  • 2010: Certificate of Appreciation, Department of Health WA, Global Health Alliance Western Australia, Leadership Visit
  • 2008: Certificate of Appreciation, Bethanie Group Inc.
  • 2002: Faculty Service Award, Edith Cowan University.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Older Adult Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Volunteers in Health Care
  • Safety & Quality
  • End of Life Care

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, 2018.
  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, 1998.
  • Postgraduate Diploma Health Promotion, Curtin University of Technology, 1993.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Curtin University of Technology, 1991.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Optimising outcomes for frail hospitalised older adults - volunteer support and pain assessment interventions: A cluster randomised control trial,  Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation,  Grant,  2020 - 2023,  $734,070.
  • Sponsorship Agreement for Research Fellow,  Hollywood Private Hospital,  Sponsorship,  2017 - 2021,  $152,014.
  • 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,  $201,816.
  • Evaluating nurse change-of-shift handovers at a private hospital,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Engagement Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $75,798.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Dugmore, H., Carr, S., Saunders, R., (2020), Interpreting the value of feedback: Older adult voices in nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 48(October 2020), Article number 102868, UK, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102868.
  • Saunders, R., Seaman, K., Graham, R., Christiansen, A., (2019), The effect of volunteers’ care and support on the health outcomes of older adults in acute care: A systematic scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(23-24), 4236-4249, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.15041.
  • Saunders, R., Dugmore, H., Seaman, K., Singer, R., Lake, F., (2019), Interprofessional learning in ambulatory care. The Clinical Teacher, 16(1), 41-46, DOI: 10.1111/tct.12764.
  • Nguyen, K., Seaman, K., Saunders, R., Williams, E., Harrup-Gregory, J., Comans, T., (2019), Benefit–cost analysis of an interprofessional education program within a residential aged care facility in Western Australia. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 33(6), 619-627, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1577808.
  • Saunders, R., Seaman, K., Ashford, C., Sullivan, T., McDowall, J., Whitehead, L., Ewens, B., Pedler, K., Gullick, K., (2018), An eHealth program for patients undergoing a total hip arthroplasty: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(6), Article no. e137, Journal of Medical Internet Research, DOI: 10.2196/resprot.9654.
  • Saunders, R., Arnold, E., Seaman, K., Green, A., Gullick, K., (2018), Graduate registered nurses’ reflections on implementing safety and quality improvement projects. Reflective Practice, 19(5), 678-689, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2018.1538958.
  • Seaman, K., Saunders, R., Dugmore, H., Tobin, C., Singer, R., Lake, F., (2018), Shifts in nursing and medical students’ attitudes, beliefs and behaviours about interprofessional work: An interprofessional placement in ambulatory care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(15-16), 3123-3130, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14506.
  • 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. Nurse Education in Practice, 27(November), 78-88, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.08.008.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
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