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Research Biography

Lindy was awarded a PhD at Kings College London and has 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and reports. Currently, Lindy is the lead investigator on clinical and practice-related funded research projects that investigate:

  •  Consumer and healthcare professional recognition and response to deteriorating patients;
  •  Older peoples' self-management of chronic conditions at home after discharge.

Lindy's expertise in educational leadership has led to the following achievements

  •  Recipient of five (5) National and University Excellence in Teaching awards
  •  Successful research supervision of fifty-five (55) research students' theses - PhD (6), Masters (19) and Honours (30);
  •  Successful research supervision of two (2) MSc / clinical research nurses in a Flinders University/ Industry partnership to     undertake Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) based research projects;
  •  Facilitation of thirty-three (33) undergraduate mentoring project students to achieve research-based publications in peer      reviewed, nursing and multi-disciplinary journals
  •  Facilitation of twenty-three (23) undergraduate mentoring project students to achieve research-based international /national    conference presentations.

Lindy's commitment to leadership in patient safety and quality research and education has led to:

  •  2018 SA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Award winner €“ €˜Excellence in Innovation in Clinical Research'
  •  Executive committee (invited researcher) of SA Health Consumer-initiated Escalation of Care statewide project
  •  Member of the International Society of Rapid Response System
  •  Associate Editor / Reviewer - seven international prestigious patient safety and quality, nursing and education journals.

Research Interests

Consumer and health professional involvement in patient safety in health care (within the hospital and the community) - specifically detection and reporting of patient deterioration systems; Education of culturally and linguistically diverse consumers in healthcare; Treatment of the deteriorating patient through Rapid response systems (RRS) for example through medical emergency team (MET) systems; Community-dwelling older peoples' decision making and self-management of chronic health conditions at home; Health professional education - Advancing research and publication skills in practitioners and collaborative research activities with academics.

Current research studies

  • You're Worried, We're Listening' partnering with consumers to detect and report patient deterioration - evaluation of education materials for consumers
  • Older people and their family members' decision making in the management of chronic health conditions at home following recent discharge from hospital
  • Health professionals' perspectives on consumer involvement in the detection and reporting of patient deterioration

Recent research studies

  • Patients, family members and carers' perspectives on their involvement in recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient - developing a model for consumer reporting
  • Are there still barriers to MET calls for deteriorating patients -  metropolitan and regional nurses' and midwives' perspectives
  • What factors hinder/facilitate development of research and publication collaborations between practitioners and academics - tertiary education students and senior clinical leaders perspectives
  • Teaching management of the deteriorating patient through Interprofessional Education
  • Rural and remote Registered Nurses' and Aboriginal Health Workers' experiences having undertaken a specialist diabetes course and its influences on the diabetes health care of Aboriginal people

Supervised Students Successes

  • Oct 2014 Tracey Siebert - Vice-Chancellors Award for Thesis Excellence Nominee
  • Jan 2009 David Pickles - Australian Postgraduate Award
  • Jan 2004 Maurine Redden - Australian Postgraduate Award

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Improving diabetes health outcomes in a regional health care setting (1)
  • Nursing students views on caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (1)
  • Patient self management of interstitial cystitis (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Patients experiences of undergoing major eye surgery in a day unit (1)
  • People's experiences of the trauma recovery environment: a naturalistic enquiry in a rural Australian community (1)
  • Spiritual nursing care within a military nursing setting: particularly its application in a deployed environment (1)


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Supervisory Interests

  • Acute care
  • Deteriorating patient
  • Interprofessional education
  • Rapid response and medical emergency teams
  • Chronic condition self-managment support
  • Qualitative, mixed methods and survey research
  • Consumer and carer perspectives
  • Aged and community care
  • Intercultural care & communication
  • Patient/consumer, safety and quality


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