Professor Lisa

Professor Lisa McKenna

Professor and Head

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

PhD (Deakin), MEdSt (Monash), GDLFAH (UNE), GDHealthAd&IS (CQU), BEdSt (Monash), RN, RM, FACN

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

ACN, ACM, STTI, ANZAHPE, INANE, ANMF, ANZSHM

Area of study

Nursing

Brief profile

Lisa is Professor and Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe. She has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate health professionals. Lisa has researched and published extensively in educational research in nursing, midwifery and health professions, in particular in the areas of interprofessional education, simulation, graduate transition to practice, peer-assisted learning, non-technical skills and professional role development. 

In 2012, Lisa and a colleague were awarded the Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for work into peer teaching and learning. Lisa has published seven textbooks, including Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Health Professions, and over 150 publications in refereed journals across nursing, midwifery, and health professional journals. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, Associate Editor for Women and Birth, and Editorial Advisor for Nurse Education Today.

Research specialisation

- Clinical Skills

- Midwifery

Recent publications

Gazula S, McKenna L, Cooper S, Paliadelis P. (2017) A systematic review of reciprocal peer tutoring within tertiary health profession educational programs. Health Professions Education. doi:10.1016/j.hpe.2016.12.001.

Williams B, Brown T, McKenna L, Etherington J. (2017) Attachment and empathy in Australian undergraduate paramedic, nursing and occupational health students: A cross-sectional study, Collegian. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2016.11.004

Malik G, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2017) Using pedagogical approaches to influence evidence-based practice integration – processes and recommendations: findings from a grounded theory study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jan.13175

Malik G, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2017) Envisaging the use of EBP: How nurse academics facilitate EBP use in theory and practice across Australian undergraduate programs. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13705

Irvine S, Williams B, McKenna L. (2017) How are we assessing near-peer teaching in undergraduate health professional education? A systematic review. Nurse Education Today, 50, 42-50.

McKenna L, Williams B. (2017) The hidden curriculum in near-peer learning: An exploratory study. Nurse Education Today, 50, 77-81.

McKenna L, Vanderheide R, Brooks I. (2017) Graduate entry nurses’ initial perspectives on nursing: Content analysis of open-ended questions, Nurse Education Today, 49(1), 22-26.

Boyle M, McKenna L. (2016) Paramedic student exposure to workplace violence during clinical placements – A cross-sectional study. Nurse Education in Practice, 22, 93-97.

Templeman, K., Robinson, A., & McKenna, L. (2016) Advancing medical education: connecting interprofessional collaboration and education opportunities with integrative medicine initiatives to build shared learning. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 13(4), 347-355.

Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A, Larkins J.  (2016). Qualified nurses’ perceptions of newly qualified nurses’ abilities vary according to specific demographic and clinical characteristics.  Nurse Education Today

Malik, G. McKenna L, Plummer V. (2016) Facilitators and barriers to evidence-based practice: Perceptions of nurse educators, clinical coaches and nurse specialists from a descriptive study. Contemporary Nurse, doi:10.1080/10376178.2016.1188017

Boyle MJ, McKenna L. (2016) Paramedic and midwifery student exposure to workplace violence during clinical placements in Australia: A pilot study. International Journal of Medical Education, 7, 393-399.

Templeman K, Robinson A, McKenna L. (2016) Learning and adaptation with regard to complementary medicine in a foreign context: Intercultural experiences of medical students from different cultural backgrounds. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 55, 55-65.

Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A, Larkins J. (2016) Qualified nurses rate new nursing graduates as lacking skills in key clinical areas. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.13316

Darbyshire, P., McKenna L, Lee S, East CE. (2016) Editorial: Taking a stand against predatory publishers. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Jacob E, McKenna L, Amore A. (2016) Educators’ expectations of roles, employability and career pathways of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia. Nurse Education in Practice, 16(1), 170-175.

Malik G, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2016) How do nurse academics value and engage with Evidence-Based Practice across Australia: Findings from a grounded theory study. Nurse Education Today, doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2016.03.015

Lane R, Halcomb E, McKenna L, Zwar N, Naccarella L, Powell Davies G, Russell G. (2016) Advancing general practice nursing in Australia: Organisational roles and responsibilities. Australian Health Review, doi:10.1071/AH15239

McLelland G, McKenna L, Morgans A. (2016) Antenatal emergency care provided by paramedics: A one-year clinical profile. Prehospital Emergency Care. doi:10.3109/10903127.2015.1128030

McKenna L. (2016) The contemporary landscape of journal publishing. Collegian, 23(1),1-2.

McLelland G, McKenna L, Morgans A, Smith K. (2016) Paramedics’ involvement in planned home birth: A one-year study. Midwifery. Doi:10.1016/j.midw.2016.02.007

Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A. (2016) Registered nurses’ perceptions of new nursing graduates’ clinical competence: A systematic review. Nursing and Health Sciences, 18(2), 139-271

Templeman K, Robinson A, McKenna L. (2016) Resourcing the clinical complementary medicine information needs of Australian medical students: Results of a grounded theory study. Nursing and Health Sciences. doi:10.1111/nhs.12271

McKenna L, Vanderheide R, Brooks I. (2016) Is graduate entry education a solution to increasing numbers of men in nursing? Nurse Education in Practice, 17(1), 74-77.

McKenna L, Boyle M. (2016) Midwifery student exposure to workplace violence in clinical settings: An exploratory study, Nurse Education in Practice, 17(1), 123-127.

Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A. (2016) Graduate nurse program coordinators’ perspectives on graduate nurse programs in Victoria, Australia: A descriptive qualitative approach. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 23(2), 201-208.

Older publications

Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A. (2015) Work readiness of nursing graduates: Current perspectives of graduate nurse program coordinators. Contemporary Nurse, doi:10.1080/10376178.2015.1095054

Bogossian F, Cooper SJ, Cant R, Porter J, Forbes H, McKenna L, Kinsmen L, Endacott R, Devries B, Philips NM, Bucknall T, Young S, Kain, V. (2015) A trial of e-simulation of sudden patient deterioration (FIRST2ACT WEBTM) on student learning. Nurse Education Today, 35(10), e36-e42.

Williams B, Brown T, McKenna L, Palermo C, Morgan P, Brightwell R. (2015) Student attitudes toward interprofessional learning: A comparison between two universities. Journal of Allied Health, 44(4), 201-207.

Seeley, M-C, McKenna L. (2015) Graduate nurses’ knowledge of the functions and limitations of pulse oximetry. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(23-24), 3538-3549.

Malik G, McKenna L, Plummer V. (2015) Perceived knowledge, skills, attitude and contextual factors affecting evidence-based practice among nurse educators, clinical coaches and nurse specialists. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21(S2), 46-57.

Malik G, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2015) An analysis of evidence-based practice curriculum integration in Australian undergraduate nursing programs. GSTF International Journal of Nursing and Health Care, 3(1), 158-164.

Templeman, K., Robinson, A., & McKenna, L. (2015). Integrating complementary medicine literacy education into Australian medical curricula: Student-identified techniques and strategies for implementation. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 21, 238-246.

Williams B, Brown T, McKenna L, Palermo C, Morgans P, Nestel D, Brightwell R, Gilbert-Hunt S, Stagnitti K, Olaussen A, Wright C. (2015) Student empathy levels across 12 medical and health professions: An intervention study. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 2(4), doi:10.1186/s40639-015-0013-4

Cooper S, Cant R, Bogossian F, Kinsman L, Bucknall T, Beauchamp A, DeVries B, Endacott R, Forbes H, Kain V, McKenna L, Porter J, Phillips N, Young S. (2015). Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 11(2), 97-105.

Templeman K, Robinson A, McKenna L. (2015). Complementary medicines in medicine: Conceptualising terminology among Australian medical students using a constructivist grounded theory approach. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 21(1), 33-41.

Templeman K, Robinson A, McKenna L. (2015). Student identification of the need for complementary medicine education in Australian medical curricula: A constructivist grounded theory approach. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 23(2), 257-264.

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna L. (2015) Complementary and alternative medicine: Interaction and communication between midwives and women. Women and Birth, 28(2), 137-142.

McKenna L, Halcomb E, Lane R, Zwar N, Russell G. (2015) An investigation of barriers and enablers to advanced nursing roles in Australian general practice. Collegian 22(2), 183-189.

McKenna L. (2015) Stepping back to look forward. Collegian 22(1), 1-2.

Williams B, Hardy K, McKenna L. (2015) Near-peer teaching in paramedic education: Results from 2011 tp 2013. Medical Science Educator. doi:10.1007/s40670-015-0126-6

Fox M, Winship C, Williams W, Leaf S, Boyd L, McKenna L, Williams B. (2015) Peer-assisted teaching and learning in paramedic education: A pilot study. International Paramedic Practice 5(1), 22-28.

Jacob E, McKenna L, D’Amore A. (2015) Educators’ expectations of roles, employability and career pathways of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia. Nurse Education in Practice 16(1), 170-175.

Jacob E, McKenna L, D’Amore A. (2015) The changing skill mix in nursing: Considerations for and against different levels of nurse. Journal of Nursing Management 23(4), 421-426.

McLelland G, Morgans A, McKenna L. (2015) Victorian paramedics’ encounters and management of women in labour: An epidemiological study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 15:13.

McKenna L, Brown T, Boyle M, Williams B, Palermo C, Molloy E. (2014) Listening and communication styles in nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 4(11), 50-58.

Jacob E, McKenna L, D’Amore A. (2014) Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: Content analysis of open-ended survey questions. Contemporary Nurse, 48(2), 212-218.

Jacob E, McKenna L, D’Amore A. (2014) Similarities and differences in educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: An examination of curricula content. Contemporary Nurse, 48(2), 199-211.

Felemban E, O’Connor M, McKenna L. (2014) Cultural view of nursing in Saudi Arabia. Middle East Journal of Nursing, 8(4), 8-14.

Jacob E, McKenna L, D’Amore A. (2014) Comparisons of the educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: The educators’ perspectives. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(6), 648-653.

Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A. (2014) Satisfaction of newly graduated nurses enrolled in transition-to-practice programmes in their first year of employment: a systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(11), 2419-2433.

Collins A, Vanderheide R, McKenna L. (2014) Hearing, Listening, Action: Enhancing nursing practice through aural awareness education. Contemporary Nurse, 47(1-2), 108-118.

Williams B, Brown T, Boyle M, McKenna L, Palermo C, Etherington J. (2014) Levels of empathy in undergraduate emergency health, nursing and midwifery students: A Longitudinal Study. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 5, 299-306.

McKenna L, Parry A, Kirby C, Gilbert K, Griffiths R. (2014) Learning in community settings: Australian undergraduate nursing students’ perspectives. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(12), 1-8.

Missen K, McKenna L, Beauchamp A. (2014) Graduate nurse program coordinators’ perceptions of role adaptation experienced by new nursing graduates: A descriptive qualitative approach. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(12), 134-141.

Williams B, Wallis J, McKenna L. (2014) How is peer-teaching perceived by first year paramedic students? Results from three years. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(11), 8-15.

Jacob E, McKenna L, D’Amore A. (2014) Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses on commencement to practice. Australian Health Review, 38(4), 432-439.

Kadar K, McKenna L, Francis K. (2014) Scoping the context of programs and services for maintaining wellness of older people in rural areas of Indonesia. International Nursing Review, 61, 310-317.

Williams B, Brown T, McKenna L, Boyle M, Palermo C, Nestel D, Brightwell R, McCall L, Russo V. (2014) Empathy levels among health professional students: A cross-sectional study at two universities in Australia. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 5, 107-113.

McKenna L, Missen K, Cooper S, Bogossian F, Bucknall T, Cant R. (2014) Situation awareness in undergraduate nursing students managing simulated patient deterioration. Nurse Education Today, 34(6), e27-e31. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.12.013

McKenna L, Boyle M, Palermo C, Molloy E, Williams B, Brown T. (2014) Promoting interprofessional understandings through online learning: A qualitative examination. Nursing and Health Sciences. doi: 10.1111/nhs.12105

Mohamed Z, Newton JM, McKenna L. (2014) Belongingness in the workplace: A study of Malaysian nurses’ experiences. International Nursing Review, 61, 124-130.

McLelland GE, Morgans AE, McKenna LG. (2014) Involvement of emergency medical services at unplanned births before arrival to hospital: a structured review. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31(4), 345-350. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2012-202309

Williams B, Brown T, McKenna L. (2013) DVD empathy simulations: An interventional study. Medical Education, 47(11), 1142-1143.

Williams B, McKenna L, French J, Dousek S. (2013) Measurement properties of a peer-teaching scale for nursing education. Nursing and Health Sciences, 15(3), 368-373.

Jacob E, Barnett A, Sellick K, McKenna L. (2013) Scope of practice for Australian enrolled nurses: Evolution and practice issues. Contemporary Nurse, 45(2), 155-163.

Hall HG, McKenna LG, Griffiths DL. (2013) From alternative, to complementary to integrative medicine: Supporting Australian midwives in an increasingly pluralistic maternity environment. Women and Birth, 26(2), e90-e93.

McKenna L, Gilmour G, Biro M-A, McIntyre M, Bailey C, Jones J, Miles M, Hall H, McLelland G. (2013). Undergraduate midwifery students’ sense of belongingness in clinical practice. Nurse Education Today, 33(8), 682-686.

Williams B, McKenna L, French J, Dousek S. (2013) The clinical teaching preference questionnaire (CTPQ): An exploratory factor analysis. Nurse Education Today, 33(8), 814-817.

Brown T, Boyle M, Williams B, Molloy A, McKenna L, Molloy E. (2013). Factor structure of the Communicator Styles Measure (CSM) when used with undergraduate health science students. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 27, 363-372.

Vanderheide R, Collins A, McKenna L. (2013) Open Your Ears: Enhancing health professional students’ aural awareness through innovation. Focus on Health Professional Education, 14(3), 92-95.

McLelland G, McKenna L, French J. (2013) Crossing professional barriers with peer-assisted learning: Undergraduate midwifery students teaching undergraduate paramedic students. Nurse Education Today, 33(7), 724-728.

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna L. (2013) Holistic pregnancy care: Aligning complementary and alternative medicine with midwifery practice. International Journal of Childbirth, 3(2), 98-105.

Boyle M, Williams B, Brown T, McKenna L, Palermo C, Molloy C, Webb V. (2013). Student attitudes towards a web-based interprofessional education package. Journal of Allied Health, 42(2), e33-e36.

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna L. (2013) Keeping childbearing safe: Midwives’ influences on women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 19(4), 437-443.

McLelland G, McKenna L, Archer F. (2013) No fixed place of birth: Unplanned BBAs in Victoria, Australia. Midwifery, 29, 19-25.

Hall, H, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2013) Contextual factors that mediate midwives’ behaviour towards pregnant women’s use of complementary and alternative therapies. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 5(1), 68-74.

Cant R, McKenna L, Cooper S. (2013) Assessing pre-registration nursing students’ clinical competence: a systematic review of objective measures. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 19(2), 163-176.

Darbyshire P. & McKenna L. (2013) Nursing’s crisis of care: What part does nursing education own? Nurse Education Today, 33(4), 305-307.

Hall, H., Griffiths, D. & McKenna, L. (2013) From Darwin to constructivism: The evolution of grounded theory. Nurse Researcher, 20(2), 21-26.

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna L. (2013) Navigating a safe path together: A theory of midwives’ responses to the use of complementary and alternative medicine. Midwifery, 29(7), 801-808.

Cooper SJR, Beauchamp A, Bogossian F, Bucknall TK, Cant R, Devries B, Endacott R, Forbes H, Hill R, Kinsman L, Kain V, McKenna L, Porter J, Phillips NM, Young S. (2012) Managing patient deterioration: a protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques. BMC Nursing, 11(1), 18.

Hall H, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2012) Applying grounded theory to midwifery research problems. International Journal of Childbirth, 2(2), 136-141.

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna L. (2012) Complementary and alternative medicine in midwifery practice: Managing the conflicts. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 18, 246-251.

Secomb J, McKenna L, Smith C. (2012) The effectiveness of simulation on the cognitive abilities of undergraduate third year nursing students: A randomised control trial. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(23-24), 3475-3484.

Nelwati, McKenna L, Plummer V. (2012) Indonesian student nurses’ perceptions of stress in clinical learning. Journal of Education and Practice, 3(5), http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jnep/article/view/1307

Boyle M, McKenna L. (2012) Are paramedic and midwifery students explosed to workplace violence during clinical placements? In I. Needham, K. McKenna, M. Kingma & N. Oud (Eds.) Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Linking Local Initiative with Global Learning (pp. 159-163). Amsterdam: Kavanah.

Williams B, McCook F, Palermo C, McKenna L, Boyle M, Scholes R, French J, McCall L. (2012) Are undergraduate health care students ‘ready’ for interprofessional learning? A cross-sectional attitudinal study. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 10(3), http://ijahsp.nova.edu.

McKenna L, Boyle M, Brown T, Williams B, Molloy A, Lewis B, Molloy E. (2012) Levels of empathy in undergraduate nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 18(3), 246-251.

Jacob E, Sellick K, McKenna L. (2012) Australian Registered and Enrolled Nurses: Is there a difference? International Journal of Nursing Practice, 18(3), 303-307.

Clerehan R, McCall L, McKenna L, Shahrani K. (2012) Saudi Arabian nurses’ experiences of studying Masters degrees in Australia. International Nursing Review, 59(2), 215-221.

Cooper S, Cant R, Porter J, Bogossian F, McKenna L, Brady S. (2012) Simulation based learning in midwifery education: A systematic review. Women and Birth, 25(2), 64-78.

Bogossian F, McKenna L, Higgins M, Benefer C, Brady S, Fox-Young S, Cooper S. (2012) Simulation based learning in Australian midwifery curricula: Results of a national electronic survey. Women and Birth, 25(2), 86-97.

Fox-Young S, Brady S, Brealey W, Cooper S, McKenna L, Hall H, Bogossian F. (2012) The perspectives of Australian midwifery academics on barriers and enablers for simulation in midwifery education in Australia: A focus group study. Midwifery, 28, 435-441.

Hall H, McKenna L, & Griffiths D. (2012) Midwives' support for complementary and alternative medicine: A literature review. Women and Birth, 25(1), 4-12.

Hall H, McKenna L, & Griffiths D. (2012) Complementary and alternative medicine for induction of labour. Women and Birth. 25, 142-148.

McKenna L, Vanderheide, R. (2012) Graduate entry to practice in nursing: Exploring demographic characteristics of commencing students. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29(3), 49-55.

Brown T, Williams B, McKenna L, Palermo C, McCall L, Roller L, Hewitt L, Molloy L, Baird M & Aldabah L. (2011) Practice education learning environments: The mismatch between perceived and preferred expectations of undergraduate health science students. Nurse Education Today, 31(8), e22-e28.

Hall H, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2011). Back to the future: Support for complementary and alternative medicine in contemporary midwifery practice. Women and Birth, 24(1), S38-S39.

McKenna L, Bogossian F, Hall H, Brady S, Fox-Young S, Cooper S. (2011) Is simulation a substitute for real life clinical experience in midwifery? A qualitative examination of perceptions of educational leaders. Nurse Education Today, 31(7), 682-686.

Hall HG, McKenna LG, Griffiths DL. (2011). Complementary medicine for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: A review of the evidence. Evidence Based Midwifery, 9(3), 128-132.

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna L. (2011) The use of complementary and alternative medicine by pregnant women: A literature review. Midwifery, 27(6), 817-824.

McKenna L, Boyle M, Williams B, Brown T, Molloy A, Lewis B, Molloy E. (2011) Levels of empathy in undergraduate midwifery students. Women and Birth, 24(2), 80-84.

Brown T, Boyle M, Williams B, Molloy A, Palermo C, McKenna L, & Molloy L. (2011). Predictors of empathy in health science students. Journal of Allied Health, 40(3), 143-149.

Brown T, Boyle M, Williams B, Molloy A, McKenna L, Palermo C. & Molloy L. (2011). Listening and communication styles of undergraduate occupational therapy students: a cross sectional study. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(8), 387-393.

Boyle M, Williams B, Brown G, Molloy A, McKenna L, Palermo C, Molloy E. (2011). Listening and communication styles of undergraduate paramedic students. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 3(9), 504-509.

McKenna L, Rolls C. (2011) Undergraduate midwifery students’ first experiences with stillbirth and neonatal death, Contemporary Nurse, 38(1-2), 76-83.

Brown T, Williams B, Boyle M, Molloy A, McKenna L, Palermo C, Molloy L, Lewis B. (2011) Communication styles of undergraduate health students. Nurse Education Today, 31, 317-322.

McKenna L, Innes K, French J, Streitberg S, Gilmour C. (2011) Is history taking a dying skill? An exploration using a simulated learning environment. Nurse Education in Practice, 11, 234-238.

McKenna L, French, J. (2011) A step ahead: Teaching undergraduate students to be peer teachers. Nurse Education in Practice, 11, 141-145.

Williams, B., Brown, T., McCook, F., Boyle, M., Palermo, C., Molloy, A., McKenna, L., Scholes, R., French, J, McCall, L. (2011). A pilot study evaluating an interprofessional education workshop for undergraduate health care students. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25, 215-217.

Morphet J, Considine J, McKenna L. (2011) Transition to specialty practice programs in emergency nursing: A review of the literature. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(1), 45-49.

McKenna L, McLelland G. (2011) Midwives’ use of the Internet: An Australian study. Midwifery, 27(1), 74-79.

Rolls C, McKenna L. (2010) Stillbirth and neonatal death: Preparing midwifery students for their first encounter. Focus on Health Professional Education, 12(1), 52-59.

Boyle M, Williams B, Brown T, Molloy A, McKenna L, Molloy E. & Lewis B. (2010) Attitudes of undergraduate health science students towards patients with intellectual disability, substance abuse and acute mental illness: A cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Education,10(1), article no. 1.

Hall H, McKenna L, Griffiths D. (2010) Complementary and alternative medicine: Where’s the evidence? British Journal of Midwifery, 18(7), 436-440.

Brown, T., Boyle, M. J., Williams, B., Molloy, A., McKenna, L., Palermo, C., Lewis, B., & Molloy, L. (2010). Listening Styles of Undergraduate Health Students. Education for Health, 23(3), 1-10.

Brown, T, Williams B, Boyle, M, Molloy A, McKenna, L. Molloy E, Lewis B. (2010) Levels of empathy in undergraduate occupational therapy students. Occupational Therapy International, 17(3), 135-141.

Zoghi M, Brown T, Williams B, Roller L, Jaberzadeh S, Palermo C, McKenna L, Wright C, Baird M, Schneider-Kolsky M, Hewitt L, Sim J, Holt T. (2010) Learning style preferences of Australian health science students. Journal of Allied Health, 39(2), 95-103.

Boyle M, Williams B, Brown T, Molloy A, McKenna L, Molloy E, Lewis B. (2010) Levels of empathy in undergraduate health science students. Internet Journal of Medical Education 1(1), 1-14.

McKenna L, McCall L, Wray N. (2010) Clinical placements and nursing students’ career planning: A qualitative exploration. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16(2), 176-182.

Newton J, McKenna L., Gilmour, C. & Fawcett, J. (2010) Exploring a pedagogical approach to integrating teaching, practice and research. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), article 3.

Brown T, Zoghi M, Williams B, Jaberzadeh, S, Roller L, Palermo, C, McKenna L, Wright C, Baird M, Schneider-Kolsky M, Hewitt L, Sim J, Holt T. (2010) Predictors of attitudes to e-learning of Australian health science students. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2(1), 60-76.

Brown GT, Vryens V, Williams B, Jaberzadeh S, Roller L, Palermo C, McKenna L, Hewitt L, Sim J. (2009). The learning styles of undergraduate occupational therapy and physiotherapy students from one Australian university using the KOLB learning style inventory (LSI). The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 37(2), 22-28.

McKenna L, French J. (2009) Rethinking student night duty placements, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 27(2), 27-34.

McKenna L, Wray N, McCall L. (2009) Exploring continuous clinical placement for undergraduate students. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 14(3), 327-335.

Brown T, Zoghi M, Williams B, Jaberzadeh S, Roller L, Palermo C, McKenna L, Wright C, Baird M, Schneider-Kolsky M, Hewitt L, Sim J, Holt T. (2009) Are learning style preferences of health science students predictive of their attitudes towards e-learning? Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 25(4), 524-543.

McCall L, Wray N, McKenna L. (2009) Influence of clinical placement on undergraduate midwifery students’ career intentions. Midwifery. 27(4), 403-410.

Newton J, McKenna L (2009) Uncovering knowing in practice during the graduate year: An exploratory study. Contemporary Nurse, 31(2), 153-162.

McKenna L, Wellard S. (2009) Mothering: An unacknowledged aspect of undergraduate clinical teachers’ work in nursing. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 14(2), 275-285.

McKenna L, French J. (2009) Teaching and learning of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring in an undergraduate nursing program. International Journal of Clinical Skills, 3(1), 23-25.

McLelland G, McKenna L. (2008) A demographic snapshot of midwives in Victoria. Contemporary Nurse, 31(1), 71-79.

McKenna L, Newton J. (2008) After the graduate year…A phenomenological exploration of how new nurses develop their knowledge and skill over the first 18 months following graduation. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 25(4), 9-15.

Morphet J, McKenna L, Considine J. (2008) The career development year: Responding to the emergency nursing shortage in Australia. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 11(1), 32-38.

McKenna L, Rolls C. (2007) Bachelor of Midwifery: Reflections on the first 5 years from two Victorian universities. Women and Birth, 20(2), 81-84.

Newton J. & McKenna L (2007) The transitional journey through the graduate year: A focus group study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44(7), 1231-1237.

Morphet J, McKenna L, Considine J. (2007) The career development year: Responding to the emergency nursing shortage. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 10(4), 209-210.

McKenna L. & McIntyre M. (2006) What over-the-counter preparations are pregnant women taking? A literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 56(6), 636-645.

Astin F, Newton J, McKenna L, Moore-Coulson L. (2005) Registered nurses’ expectations and experiences of first year students’ clinical skills and knowledge. Contemporary Nurse, 18(3), 279-291.

Tsukada T, McKenna L. (2005) Factors influencing international students when studying nursing in Australia. Asian Journal of Nursing Studies, 8(1), 32-40.

McKenna L, Green C. (2004) Experiences and learning during a graduate nurse program: An examination using a focus group approach. Nurse Education in Practice. 4(4), 258-263.

McKenna L, Wellard SJ. (2004) Discursive influences on clinical teaching in Australian nursing programs. Nurse Education Today, 24(3), 229-235.

Grant E, McKenna L. (2003) International clinical placements for undergraduate students, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 12(4), 529-535.

McKenna L. (2003) Nurturing the future of midwifery through mentoring, Australian Midwifery, 16(2), 7-10.

McKenna L, Samarawickrema G. (2003) Crossing cultural boundaries, flexible approaches and nurse education: A case study. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 21(5), 259-264.

Wellard S, McKenna L. (2001). Turning tapes into text: Issues surrounding the transcription of interviews, Contemporary Nurse, 11 (2-3), 180-186.

McKenna L, Ribbons R. (2000). Integrating information and health care technologies in undergraduate nursing programs, In V. Saba, R. Carr, W. Sermeus & P. Rocha (eds) One Step Beyond: The Evolution of Technology and Nursing, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nursing Use of Computers and Information Science, Auckland, 28 April - 3 May.

McKenna LG, Ribbons RM. (1997) Information technology in nursing: A project examining educational applications of the Internet and World Wide Web, In U. Gerdin, M. Tallberg & P. Wainwright (eds) Nursing Informatics: The Impact of Nursing Knowledge on Health Care Informatics: Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Nursing Informatics NI’97, Stockholm, Sweden, September 26-October 1.

Ribbons RM, McKenna LG. (1997) Facilitating higher order thinking skills in nurse education: A prototype database for teaching wound assessment and management skills, In U. Gerdin, M. Tallberg & P. Wainwright (eds) Nursing Informatics: The Impact of Nursing Knowledge on Health Care Informatics: Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Nursing Informatics NI’97, Stockholm, Sweden, September 26-October 1.

McKenna L. (1997) Improving the nursing handover report. Professional Nurse, 12(9), pp.637-639.

McKenna L, Walsh K. (1997) Changing handover practices: One private hospital’s experiences, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 3(2), pp.128-132. 

Research projects

Copnell B, Shiminoiba K, McKenna L. (2017) Nurses’ experiences of the death of a child in emergency. Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy League Major Research Grant. ($20,000)

McKenna L, Williams B, Irvine S. (2016) Evaluating the impact of near-peer teaching on graduate clinical practice. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Learning and Teaching Research Grant ($16,000)

Bogossian F, McKenna L, Cooper S, Levett-Jones T. (2015) High quality simulation of clinical practice – Phase One of the Australian National Nursing and Midwifery Simulation Study (ANNMSS), Queensland Clinical Education and Training Council (QCETC) ($25,000)