Austin Health ARCH site seminar

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Austin Health logo Join us to learn about some of the collaborative research activities across both Austin Health and La Trobe's Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH)

Wednesday 24 February 2021 09:00 am until Wednesday 24 February 2021 10:00 am (Add to calendar)
Robert Macmahon
Presented by:
Dr Lorelle Martin, Dr Ashleigh Butler, Dr Hanan Khalil and Dr Noortje Kloos
Type of Event:
Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training

This 60-minute online seminar will introduce some collaborative research activities and interests across both Austin Health and La Trobe's University Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH).

The seminar will introduce four speakers covering contemporary research topics such as cardiology interventions, end of life paediatric intensive care, medication safety programs, and positive psychology interventions for mental wellbeing. The seminar will be co-chaired by La Trobe University’s Professor David Edvardsson and Austin Health’s Chief Nursing Officer, Bernadette Twomey.

The seminar will be held by Zoom.

The presenter line up is:
1.Dr Lorelle Martin, RN, MNSc,PhD, STEMI research at Austin Cardiology.
2.Dr Ashleigh Butler, RN, MNurs, PhD, PICU/End-of-life/bereavement research.
3.Dr Hanan Khalil, BPharm, MPharm, PhD, AACPA, pharmacy/ med management research.
4.Dr Noortje Kloos, BPsych, PhD, positive psychology interventions in health.

Dr Lorelle Martin
Title: An analysis of time to ECG and STEMI reperfusion target times: a single tertiary site prospective analysis.

Dr Martin has worked at the Austin for over 15 years, and is currently the Associate Nurse Unit Manager in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Dr Martin is a research representative for the Interventional Nurses Council (INC): an arm of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Dr Martin received a NHMRC scholarship that contributed to the recent completion of her PhD which examined barriers to timely STEMI management.

Dr Ashleigh Butler
Title: End-of-life care research in the (P)ICU: past, present, and future.

Dr Butler joined the Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing in 2020 as a Lecturer. Dr Butler completed her training as a Registered Nurse in 2009, and quickly specialised in both adult and paediatric intensive care. She completed her PhD at Monash University in 2017. Dr Butler’s primary research interests focus on end-of-life care and bereavement follow-up for children and their families in the PICU. She also has interests in adult end-of-life care in an ICU setting and translating research findings into both adult and paediatric clinical practice.

Associate Professor Hanan Khalil
Title: Medication safety programs in acute care-What works and what does not?

Associate Professor Hanan Khalil is a registered pharmacist who has worked in clinical practice for several years in both hospitals and community settings in Victoria and South Australia. Hanan’s research focus is on improving health services quality and performance. In addition to having her work published, Hanan has received numerous awards in recognition of her research. Hanan has published over 100 educational and research articles related to medication management and evidence-based healthcare in settings such as aged care, hospitals, and community health services.

Dr Noortje Kloos
Title: Appreciating the small things: introducing a gratitude app

Dr Kloos completed her thesis on positive psychology in nursing homes in February 2020. Noortje’s work was centred around monitoring and improving the wellbeing of nursing staff and nursing home residents. As a postdoc, Noortje is currently involved with the development and testing of a gratitude application intervention.

This seminar is hosted by the Austin Health ARCH.

Learn more about how the Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH) is delivering better healthcare outcomes for Australians on our website.



24th Jan 2022 9:08pm

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