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Postgraduate Research Degrees

Want an exceptional student experience? Our postgraduate research students receive a world-class education from a university ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

Postgraduate research degrees are specialised and research-intensive, and based more around one-on-one interactions with a supervisor. The Adelaide Nursing School offers a range of exciting postgraduate research opportunities aimed at helping you make an impact in your chosen field of study.

The admission requirements for each of these degrees are set out in the relevant set of academic program rules, as published in the Graduate Centre Academic Program Rules.

Find out more on the Adelaide Graduate Centre website.

The Graduate Centre administers both domestic and international postgraduate research applications.

Alternatively you can contact the School's Postgraduate Coordinator for assistance. The Postgraduate Coordinator oversees activities and provides assistance, advice and support, where appropriate, in matters such as resolution of grievances, and provision of resources.

A key component of a successful postgraduate research experience is finding the best supervisor to help you achieve your investigative goals.

Contact a supervisor below to find out about a potential postgraduate research topic you may be interested in.

The Adelaide Nursing School has a growing number of Postgraduate Research students and here are some of the School's current Postgraduate Research students and their dissertation topics.

Name Degree Title Program of Research
Jan Alderman MClinSci What is the influence of clinical experience on the nursing student's understanding of patient centred care? Fundamentals of Care
Ayidah Alqarni PhD Simulation Learning as a Method to Reduce Stress for New Graduate Nurses in the Intensive Care Units in Saudi Arabia Teaching and Learning
Shadia Alshahrani PhD The involvement of relatives in the care of patients in medical settings in Saudi Arabia and Australia - an ethnographic study Knowledge Translation
Nicole Butterfield PhD Yoga and Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression Knowledge Translation
Louise Clark PhD Exploring Knowledge Translation in Indigenous Primary Health Care Knowledge Translation
Tiffany Conroy PhD Factors influencing nurses' delivery of the Fundamentals of Care in the actue care setting Fundamentals of Care
Michael Curry PhD People living with HIV moving into aged care - considering the transition Healthy Ageing and Fundamentals of Care
Janice Elliott PhD The Acute Abdominal Pain Journey in an Acute Hospital Setting. The Patient and Clinician experience Across Organisational Transformation Fundamentals of Care
Michelle Girdler MClinSci Clinical Education in the Health Care Setting Knowledge Translation
Iain Everett PhD An evaluation of the Nurse-led Healthy Staff Clinic (HSC), health screening/ promotion service in assessing staff and the promotion of health funded by Health Workforce of Australia Other
Hepsibah Jebaraj PhD 'Stopping the run-around' Addressing Aboriginal community people's comorbidity care service needs in Salisbury and Playford, South Australia Knowledge Translation
Michelle Girdler PhD What are the characteristics of an effective nurse educator? Knowledge Translation
Adrienne Lewis PhD Fundamentals of Nursing Care: Oral Health for Older People Knowledge Translation
Rhianon Marshall PhD Measuring, Promoting and Embedding Knowledge Translation (KT) in Academic and Health Communities in Australia Knowledge Translation
Louise McGuire MClinSci Models of care for the Perioperative Bays at the now RAH Other
Sindy Millington PhD A Mother's heart beats for two: to explore the current provision of evidence based practice, outcomes and 'lived experience' for women with cardiovascular disease during pregnancy Knowledge Translation
Jo Perry PhD Communication and Complexity in the Perioperative Environment Other
Erna Rochmawati PhD Exploring the provision of palliative care for cancer patients in two Indonesian palliative care facilities: a contemporary enthnography Other
Hussamaldeen M Sabyani DRNRS Family Presence During Invasive Procedures in the Critical Care Setting Fundamentals of Care
Jodie Shoobridge PhD Employee Reaction to Change, and Development and Maintenance of Resilience Professional Practice
Stephen Wright MClinSci A Review of Clients having an Elective Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty) in a Public Hospital Fundamentals of Care
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