Associate Professor Diane Chamberlain

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Research Biography

I transitioned from a clinical to academic career in 2006. My clinical career has spanned over 30 years. As a clinical expert at advanced practice level I wanted to invoke change that lead to better outcomes in patient care. I have taken a leadership role in this area with an academic career that was well informed by my clinical expertise, research and scholarly approach. I have specialised in acute and critical care, intensive care, trauma and retrieval nursing.

My PhD focused on the epidemiology and clinical management of patients with severe sepsis in Australia. I have interests and projects in critical care practice, epidemiology, workfoce, policy and patient outcome.

My teaching philosophy is based on the belief that teaching and learning strategies and experiences are continuous, summative and integral to the professional relationships that develop between the students, the university, industry and the wider community. a leader and a role model in my specialty. I am committed to the professional role of the critical care nurse and am leading this by involvement with the core professional body for the specialty; the Australian College of Critical care Nurses.

Current research projects:

1. Development of a specialist nursing pathway for early career registered nurses - Sytematic Review and Delphi Study for Queensland Health. This also includes Community nursing pathways project.

3. Wellbeing and Burnout in Critical Care Health Professionals as part of the International Consortium for Ocupational Resilience

4. CAUTI infection epidemiology in SA Health

5..Sepsis mortality across the lifespan, differences in sex, using CORE big data

Research Interests

Sepsis, Mixed methods research design, Patient Outcome analysis, Traumatic brain injury; epidemiology; public health; health policy; learning theory.

Member of the International Consortium of Occupational Wellbeing

Critical Care Nursing Policy and Professional position statements and standards


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