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Dr Fathimath Shifaza is a Lecturer in Nursing at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr Shifaza is a registered nurse with additional qualification in Midwifery and has over 20 years of clinical nursing and midwifery experience in Australia and Internationally. She has outstanding academic achievements from three Australian Universities. Her current research interest focuses on translating evidence to clinical practice, practice change and academic teaching styles.Fathimath’s work underpins the importance of having Evidence-based Champions is clinical setting in order to implement evidence-based practice. She has conducted number of EBP research projects in clinical settings, academia. Her post-doctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University broadens her knowledge and scope of expertise in Evidence-based Practice. She frequently contributes to international conferences as a keynote speaker, invited speaker and acts as a peer reviewer for a number of International Journals.


Research Interests

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Knowledge translation
  • Orthopeadic Nursing
  • Mixed Method
  • Action Research
  • Case Study Research

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Midwifery (1)
  • Occupational Stress (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Parental Hope & Cancer (1)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Using EBP Champions to Implement Sustainable Best Practice in the Maldives , University of South Australia

18 Feb 201115 Feb 2014

Award Date: 15 Mar 2015

Master, An evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of nurse practitioner in an adult emergency department, University of Adelaide

24 Feb 200630 Oct 2006

Award Date: 18 Dec 2006

External positions

Supervisor-Honors Students, Villa College

18 May 2019 → …

Academic Lead, EBP Health Champions Maldives

18 Feb 2016 → …

Supervisory Interests

  • International nurses/overseas educated nurses
  • Action research
  • Orthopaedic nursing
  • Implementing practice change
  • Knowledge translation
  • Evidence based implementation
  • Evidence based clinical practice
  • Evidence based practice of invasive procedures
  • Clinical nursing research
  • Nurse education
  • Clinical decision making and case based reasoning
  • Qualitative, mixed methods and survey research
  • Casemix, classification, utilisation, implementation


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