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Research Biography

Hila has a PhD in Nursing from the University of Southern Queensland. Her doctoral research has contributed to the overall body of knowledge on workplace violence within the healthcare sector, as it examines nurses’ perceptions of physical and verbal violence perpetrated by patients and visitors, and the ensuing impact on the nurses, including their ability to care for patients. The research also investigated nurses’ perceptions of current workplace violence strategies and support services at a regional Queensland Hospital. Hila received Magna Cum Laude for a Bachelor of Nursing from Hebrew University, Jerusalem and also has a Masters in Public Health and Community Medicine from the same institution.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, “The perceptions of nurses regarding violence, strategies and support in a regional Queensland Hospital”. , University of Southern Queensland

Mar 2013Sept 2016

Award Date: 31 Mar 2017


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Research Areas

  • Fundamental care
  • Nursing

Supervisory Interests

  • Workplace violence
  • Critical care nursing
  • Qualitative research
  • Mixed method research
  • Wellbeing
  • Clinical education
  • Domestic violence
  • Critical care nursing profession
  • Cardiac care
  • Disability and community rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular


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