Dr Frank Donnelly

Dr Frank Donnelly
 Position Lead IPL and Innovation
 Org Unit Nursing
 Email frank.donnelly@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3639
 Location Floor/Room WS4064.13 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Frank began his nursing career at the Royal Adelaide Hospital after graduation from the University of South Australia (Salisbury).  After a stint in neurosurgery Frank moved to work in Intensive Care, where he spent the majority of his clinical life.  After completing post graduate qualifications in ICU a shift in direction saw him move into nursing education, particularly clinical education.  Further study and completion of a Master of Nursing, with a thesis examining the lived experience of a tracheostomy tube change, led Frank toward a PhD, a study which combined his primary interest in nursing knowledge and the role of clinical placement experiences. Frank is an Education Specialist, an executive member of the Adelaide Education Academy and working towards fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK).

     

    Frank is lead for IPL (interprofessional learning) and Innovation within the Adelaide Nursing School. 

    Frank is the Course Coordinator for;

    Nursing Science 

    Clinical Nursing Practice II

    Clinical Nursing Practice III

    Clinical Nursing Practice IV 

    Research Methods and Evidenced Based Practice (Sem 1)

    Poverty Action Simulation Lead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDFEo7F-jNg&feature=youtu.be

    Google Scholar Profile

     

     

  • Qualifications

    RN, BNurs, MNurs, Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed) Grad Dip Intensive Care, Diploma of Management, PhD 

  • Awards & Achievements

    2018 - Executive Deans Teaching Award - Level C and above

    2012 - High Commendation - For Excellence in University Teaching - Faculty of Health Sciences 

    2008 - Lecturer of the Year  - The University of Adelaide (as voted by students through UniJobs. com)

    2008 - Executive Deans Prize for Excellence in Learning and Teaching - Faculty of Health Sciences

     

  • Research Interests

    Clinical Education

    Clinical Placement

    Epistemology

    Case Study Methodology/ QCA (see ppt file below)

    Complexity Theory

  • Research Funding

    2016 eLearning Grant 'Through the Looking Glass' use of VR in orientation to theatre environments $5000

    2016 Partnership Priority Grant iCAN - Interprofessional Learning $5000

    2008 - Project Leader  - Mental Health Curriculum Development in Pre-registration Nursing Degrees – Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging $20017 

    2008 – Implementation of an electronic audience response system to enhance student learning through direct formative and summative learning. $10000 - Team submission with David Foley (Project Leader)

     2007 - Making research skill development explicit in coursework: Four universities' adaptation of a model to numerous disciplines. Carrick (ALTC) Competitive grant $215,488 – Team submission with Dr John Willison (Project Leader)

    2001 – Provision of an integrated computer training and video skills program for the development of competency in advanced life support for post graduate nursing students. IT Matching Funds – The University of Adelaide  $19810 – Team submission with Mr John Field (Project Leader)

  • Publications

     

    Donnelly, F. and R. Wiechula (2006). "The lived experience of a tracheostomy tube change: a phenomenological study." Journal of clinical nursing 15(9): 1115-1122.

                   

    Donnelly, F. and R. Wiechula (2012). "Clinical placement and case study methodology: a complex affair." Nurse education today 32(8): 873-877.

                   

    Donnelly, F. and R. Wiechula (2013). "An example of qualitative comparative analysis in nursing research." Nurse Researcher (through 2013) 20(6): 6.

                   

    Donnelly, F., et al. (2013). "Qualitative data analysis."

                   

    Feo, R., et al. (2018). "Embedding fundamental care in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: Results from a pilot study." Nurse education in practice 31: 20-28.

                   

    Feo, R., et al. (2018). "Providing high-quality fundamental care for patients with acute abdominal pain: A qualitative study of patients’ experiences in acute care." Journal of Health Organization and Management.

                   

    Lewis, A., et al. (2018). "Evaluating student learning outcomes in oral health knowledge and skills." Journal of clinical nursing 27(11-12): 2438-2449.

                   

    Sabyani, H., et al. (2016). "Healthcare professionals’ experiences of having a significant other admitted into an acute care facility: a qualitative systematic review protocol." JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports 14(5): 103-109.

                   

    Sabyani, H., et al. (2017). "Experiences of healthcare professionals of having their significant other admitted to an acute care facility: a qualitative systematic review." JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports 15(5): 1409-1439.

                   

    Vivienne Chong, T. S., Frank Donnelly (2019). "Clinical protocols for adults with acute abdominal pain in Australian Emergency Departments." Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice: 1-8.

                   

    Wiechula, R., et al. (2009). "Systematic reviews by postgraduate students: the current state of play, feasibility and appropriateness of conducting reviews." International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 7(3): 227.

                   

    Wilson, A., et al. (2008). "Being an interviewer in a structured oral assessment process for selection of undergraduate nursing students: Motivations, expectations and reflections of the experience." International journal of nursing practice 14(6): 477-485.

                   

    Wilson, A., et al. (2009). "Selection of undergraduate nursing students using structured oral interviews." Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal 11(1): 61.

     

     

     

  • Professional Associations

    ICN Nursing Education Network

    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) Psi Eta Chapter

    ANZAHPE

    Australian Association for Research in Education

  • Community Engagement

    Reviewer - Nurse Education Today

    Reviewer - International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare

    Reviewer - Nurse Researcher 

  • Files

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