Claire Verrall

Dr Claire Verrall


Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Doctor of Philosophy (Completed 2023) -Health policy and reform in general practice and the role of the practice nurse

Missed opportunity and the role of the practice nurse

Policy reform and influences upon the role of the practice nurse

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2022 Lecturer Flinders University
    2006 - 2008 Lecturer The University of South Australia
    2003 - 2006 Program Manager Gp Partners Adelaide
    1995 - 1998 Clinical Manager Ashford Hospital
    1993 - 1995 Nurse management and development consultant Flinders Medical Centre
    1986 - 1993 Nurse Manager Flinders Medical Centre
    1985 - 1986 Clinical Nurse Flinders Medical Centre
    1983 - 1985 Registered Nurse Flinders Medical Centre
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 Flinders University Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    1995 - 1999 Deakin University Australia Masters of Nursing
    1987 - 1988 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Nursing
    1981 - 1983 Sturt College of Advanced Education Australia Diploma Applied Science (Nursing)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Verrall, C., & Willis, E. (2024). An integrative review of missed nursing care and the general practice nurse. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 30(1), PY23127-1-PY23127-12.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 Willis, E., Verrall, C., McInnes, S., & Pate, E. (2024). An integrative review of missed nursing care and the gfeneral practice nurse. Australian Journal of Primary Health.
    2024 Thompson, J., Verrall, C., Bogaardt, H., Thirumanickam, A., Marley, C., & Boyle, M. (2024). Responding to the real problem of sustainable resuscitation skills with real assessment. Mixed-methods evaluation of an authentic assessment programme. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 11 pages.
    2024 Verrall, C., Willis, E., Gerrie, A., & Thompson, J. (2024). Missed care or missed opportunities in general practice nursing. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 1-7.
    2023 Verrall, C., Willis, E., & Henderson, J. (2023). Practice nursing: A systematic literature review of facilitators and barriers in three countries. Collegian, 30(2), 254-263.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Schrieber, C., Verrall, C., & Whitehead, D. (2022). Spiritual care in Australian general practice nursing: An interpretive descriptive study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 24(3), 670-678.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Blackman, I., Shifaza, F., Mc Neil, L., Willis, E., Verrall, C., & Henderson, J. (2022). The presence of missed care: a staff development response.. J Nurs Manag, 30(7), 3568-3577.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Bail, K., Willis, E., Henderson, J., Blackman, I., Verrall, C., & Roderick, A. (2021). Missed infection control care and healthcare associated infections: A qualitative study. Collegian, 28(4), 393-399.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS2
    2021 Henderson, J., Willis, E., Blackman, I., Verrall, C., & McNeill, L. (2021). Comparing infection control and ward nurses' views of the omission of infection control activities using the Missed Nursing Care Infection Prevention and Control (MNCIPC) Survey. Journal of Nursing Management, 29(5), 1228-1238.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS15 Europe PMC5
    2020 Fitzgerald, A., Verrall, C., Henderson, J., & Willis, E. (2020). Factors influencing missed nursing care for older people following fragility hip fracture. Collegian, 27(4), 450-458.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS7
    2018 Blackman, I., Lye, C., Darmawan, I., Henderson, J., Giles, T., Willis, E., . . . Verrall, C. (2018). Modeling missed care: implications for evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(3), 178-188.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS17 Europe PMC5
    2016 Henderson, J., Willis, E., Blackman, I., Toffoli, L., & Verrall, C. (2016). Causes of missed nursing care: qualitative responses to a survey of Australian nurses. Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, 26(4), 281-297.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS10
    2016 Austen, S., Jefferson, T., Lewin, G., Ong, R., & Sharp, R. (2016). Work ability, age and intention to leave aged care work. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(1), 18-22.
    DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC3
    2016 Henderson, J., Willis, E., Xiao, L., Toffoli, L., & Verrall, C. (2016). Nurses' perceptions of the impact of the aged care reform on services for residents in multi-purpose services and residential aged care facilities in rural Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), E18-E23.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS13 Europe PMC3
    2016 Harvey, C., Willis, E., Henderson, J., Hamilton, P., Toffoli, L., Verrall, C., . . . Abery, E. (2016). Priced to care: Factors underpinning missed care. Journal of Industrial Relations, 58(4), 510-526.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS19
    2016 Willis, E., Toffoli, L., Henderson, J., Couzner, L., Hamilton, P., Verrall, C., & Blackman, I. (2016). Rounding, work intensification and new public management. Nursing Inquiry, 23(2), 158-168.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS34 Europe PMC12
    2015 Blackman, I., Henderson, J., Willis, E., Hamilton, P., Toffoli, L., Verrall, C., . . . Harvey, C. (2015). Factors influencing why nursing care is missed. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(1-2), 47-56.
    DOI Scopus115 WoS91 Europe PMC40
    2015 Fuller, J., Koehne, K., Verrall, C. C., Szabo, N., Bollen, C., & Parker, S. (2015). Building chronic disease management capacity in General Practice: The South Australian GP Plus Practice Nurse Initiative. Collegian, 22(2), 191-197.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS8 Europe PMC8
    2015 Robinson, C., Verrall, C., Houghton, L., & Zeitz, K. (2015). Understanding the patient journey to the Emergency Department - A South Australian study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 18(2), 75-82.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2015 Verrall, C., Abery, E., Harvey, C., Henderson, J., Willis, E., Hamilton, P., . . . Blackman, I. (2015). Nurses and midwives perceptions of missed nursing care - A South Australian study. Collegian, 22(4), 413-420.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS24 Europe PMC8
    2015 Willis, E., Henderson, J., Hamilton, P., Toffoli, L., Blackman, I., Couzner, L., & Verrall, C. (2015). Work intensification as missed care. Labour and Industry, 25(2), 118-133.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS41
    2014 Hamilton, P., Willis, E., Henderson, J., Harvey, C., Toffoli, L., Abery, E., & Verrall, C. (2014). Mapping social processes at work in nursing knowledge development. Nursing and Health Sciences, 16(3), 395-402.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2014 Henderson, J., Koehne, K., Verrall, C., Gebbie, K., & Fuller, J. (2014). How is primary health care conceptualised in nursing in Australia? A review of the literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, 22(4), 337-351.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS19 Europe PMC12
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2023 Verrall, C. (2023). Health Care Homes and the role of the practice nurse: an exploration using case study methodology.. (PhD Thesis, Flinders University).

2023 Adelaide Nursing School Grant Scheme - $4,000 - Missed care and the role of the practice nurse

2023 Post Doctoral Eleanor Harrald Fellowship grant - $10,000 - What are the demographic, organisational and work arrangements impacting of the enhancement and expansion of the scope of practice for the general practice nurse (GPN) in Australia?” A mixed methods collaboration with the Australian Primary Health Nurses Association


Course coordinator NURSING 7101: Professional Practice (Post Graduate) Semesters 1 and 2

Course coordinator NURSING 7200: Nursing Science (Master of Clinical Nursing) Semester 1

Course coordinator NURSING 2009: Community and Primary Health Care Semester 2

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130558
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  • Campus: West End Health Precinct
  • Building: AHMS - Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor Fourth Floor
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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