Adelaide Nursing School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Ellen is an Early Career Researcher. Her research has included developing and testing a new needs assessment tool for people recovering from a first episode of mental illness: the Needs in Recovery Assessment (NiRA). The NiRA has been developed in consultation with service users and mental health clinicians and is a valid and reliable tool for identifying the needs of this population. The tool provides a new approach to assessment in mental health and will be tested in clinical settings in the near future.
Ellen's research interests also include the use of Simulated Patients in Research.
Date Position Institution name 2020 Lecturer, Level B University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Achievement Winner, 3MT University of South Australia Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title — Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Nursing — University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons)
Date Title Institution Country — Graduate Diploma (Emergency Nursing) University of Adelaide Australia — Graduate Diploma (Addiction and Mental Health) University of Adelaide Australia — Graduate Certificate (Counselling and Psychotherapy) University of Adelaide Australia
Year Citation 2020 Davies, E. L., Hooper, K. J., Pelentsov, L. J., Gordon, A. L., & Esterman, A. J. (2020). Development and validation of the Needs in Recovery Assessment (NiRA): A clinical tool for assessing the needs of individuals recovering from a first episode of mental illness.. Int J Ment Health Nurs.
2019 Davies, E. L., Gordon, A. L., Pelentsov, L. J., & Esterman, A. J. (2019). The supportive care needs of individuals recovering from first episode psychosis: A scoping review. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 55(1), 6-14.
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2019 Davies, E., Pelentsov, L., Hooper, K., Gordon, A., & Esterman, A. (2019). Needs of Individuals Recovering from a First-Episode of Mental Illness: A Qualitative Descriptive Analysis of Focus Group Discussions. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(9), 737-746.
2018 Davies, E., Gordon, A., Pelentsov, L., Hooper, K., & Esterman, A. (2018). Needs of individuals recovering from a first episode of mental illness: A scoping review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(5), 1326-1343.
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2017-2020: Australian Government Research Training Scholarship (~$27000-$28000 per annum over 3 years)
2019: Bupa Health Research Grant ($2500)
2020 Semester 1
Course coordinator: Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science: Acute Care Nursing 1
Course coordinator: Masters of Nursing Science: Fundamentals of Nursing Care 1
Date Role Membership Country 2017 - ongoing Member Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Australia
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2019 - 2019 45th International Conference for Mental Health Nursing Conference Australian College for Mental Health Nursing Australia
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