Dr Philippa Rasmussen

Dr Philippa Rasmussen
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Nursing
 Email philippa.rasmussen@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3866
 Location Floor/Room WS4064.24 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    I am  the co-ordinator of the Master of Nursing Science program and the Internationalisation Lead for the School of Nursing.I have worked at the in the School of Nursing since 2009. I am a credentialed mental health nurse with a clinical background in child and adolescent mental health and community health. My main areas of practice have been infant, child and adolescent mental health and community health. I spent many years working as a senior clinician in both the public and private sectors as well as in the United Kingdom. She has worked in health sector as an educator and a manager and at the Nurses Board of South Australia as a Nursing Investigation Officer.

  • Qualifications

    • Registered Nurse
    • Mental Health Nurse (credentialed) 
    • Bachelor of Nursing (Flinders University) 
    • Grad Cert Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing (Flinders University)
    • Grad Dip Psychological Studies (Deakin University)
    • Master of Nursing (Flinders University) 
    • PhD (Flinders University)
  • Teaching Interests

    • Perinatal, child and adolescent mental health
    • Ethics and the law
    • Community health

    Program Coordination

    • Master of Nursing Science Program

     

    Course Coordinator:

    • Research Dissertation Part a
    • Research Dissertation Part b
    • Research Dissertation Part c
    • Research Dissertation Part d
    • International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery
    • Research Literacy
    • Professional Practice

     

  • Research Interests

    • Professional Identity
    • Tacit Knowledge
    • Nursing practice parameters
    • Role development in nursing
    • Nursing knowledge
    • Child and adolescent mental health nursing

     

    Postgraduate research supervision

    Currently supervising Masters students in the following areas, perinatal mental health, palliative care, mental health ethnographies of acute in-patient, units, child and adolescent mental health, the role of paramedics in psychiatric cases, suicide and risk assessment.

    PhD students in the following areas mental health, yoga and mindfulness and ADHD and paediatric clinics.

  • Publications

    Conference Presentations

    Rasmussen, P., Muir-Cochrane, E., & Henderson, A. (2011). An analysis of the work of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurses on an inpatient unit. Paper presented at the 37th International Conference of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4-7 October.

    Rasmussen, P., Muir-Cochrane, E., & Henderson, A. (2012). A holistic conceptual framework for the work of child and adolescent mental health nurses on an inpatient unit in Australia. Paper presented at the Horatio: European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-23 September 2012.

    Rasmussen, P., Muir-Cochrane, E., & Henderson, A. (2013). A developmental approach to becoming a child and adolescent mental health nurse on an inpatent unit in Australia. Paper presented at the Inaugral Australian College of Mental Health Nurses International Research Symposium, 19 April 2013.

    Rasmussen, P. (2014). Identifying the scope of practice in nursing sub-specialties using child and adolescent mental health as an illustration. Paper presented at the Royal College of Nursing Annual International Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2-4 April 2014.

  • Professional Associations

    Member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

    Australian College of Mental Health Nurses reviewer of credentialing applications

    Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council assessor

  • Community Engagement

    • Reviewer Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
    • Reviewer International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
    • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses reviewer of credentialing applications
    • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council assessor
    • Reviewer The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research
    • Reviewer Nursing and Health Sciences Journal

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