Frances Lin Frances Lin
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Research Biography

Professor Frances Lin is an established acute and critical care researcher and educator. Her research expertise is in implementation science, health services research, and designing complex interventions to improve patient safety and quality of care. Her current program of research focuses on patient flow (access and exit block) in adult intensive care units. Collaborating with others and helping health services/organisations build clinical research capacity are key features of Frances Lin’s work.

Research Expertise

  • Strategic leadership
  • Capacity building
  • Health services research
  • Implementation science
  • Mixed methods
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Qualitative methods

Research Collaborations

Frances has current collaborations with researchers in the following organisations researching intensive care unit bed block:

1. Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN): Flinders Medical Centre Intensive Care Unit

2. Metro North Hospital and Health Service: Caboolture Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital intensive care units

3. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service: Sunshine Coast University Hospital intensive care unit

4. Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service: Hervey Bay Hospital intensive care unit

In addition, she is well connected with the Chinese nursing community and has collaborated with key Chinese researchers on a number of large-scale international projects in recent years. She is the inaugural Nursing Chair Professor of Peking University First Hospital, China; and is an Honorary Professor of China Medical University, and Zunyi Medical University. China.

Supervised Students Successes

  • Zhaoyu Li - Doctor of Philosophy
  • Yingyan (Lisa) Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
  • Snez Stolic - Doctor of Philosophy
  • Terry Fromader - Doctor of Philosophy

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Griffith University

External positions

Adjunct Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast

2 May 2023 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith University

2023 → …

Honorary Professor , China Medical University Shenyang

2019 → …

Chair Professor , Peking University First Hospital

2017 → …

ACCCN Representative for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

ACCCN Representative for Australian Council for Healthcare Standards, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

Chair, Quality Advisory Panel, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

Associate Editor, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (Elsevier)


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Fundamental care
  • Nursing

Supervisory Interests

  • Evidence based clinical practice
  • Health service implementation
  • Intensive care
  • Critical care nursing


  • RT Nursing
  • health services research
  • implementation science
  • Intensive care
  • patient safety


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