Ellen Davies

Dr Ellen Davies

Internal Grant-Funded Researcher C

Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Ellen is an Early Career Researcher and Research Fellow in Adelaide Health Simulation.

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 now focuses on healthcare simulation. Specifically, this includes the use of Simulated Patients (SPs) in research and how the development of case studies for actors can be improved; embedding evidence based practice into the delivery of simulation education and assessment and improving cultural awareness and safety in simulation services.

 

2021: Rosemary Bryant Foundation Seeding Grant ($10000)

2021: Eleanor Harrald Fellowship ($10000)

2019: 45th International Mental Health Nursing Conference Research Prize (Best first-time presenter) - Research Grant ($1000)

2019: UniSA 3MT Winner - Research Grant Prize ($3000)

2017-2020: Australian Government Research Training Scholarship (~$27000-$28000 per annum over 3 years)

2019: Bupa Health Research Grant ($2500)

2021 Semester 2

Course coordinator: Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science: Acute Care Nursing 2

Course coordinator: Masters of Nursing Science: Fundamentals of Nursing Care 2

2021 Semester 1

Course coordinator: Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science: Acute Care Nursing 1

Course coordinator: Masters of Nursing Science: Fundamentals of Nursing Care 1

2020 Semester 2

Course coordinator: Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science: Acute Care Nursing 2

Course coordinator: Masters of Nursing Science: Fundamentals of Nursing Care 2

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

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Investigating and responding to incidents in anaesthetic airway management in Australian and New Zealand hospitals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Yasmin Endlich
    2021 Co-Supervisor How social media is being used to research the experience of mourning: A scoping review protocol Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Julia Muller Spiti
    2020 Co-Supervisor Factors Influencing the Experiences of Expatriate Nurses when Precepting Nursing Students: A Mixed methods study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Aishah Shaher B Al Harbi
    2020 Co-Supervisor Factors Influencing Nurses’ Intention to Work in the Oncology Specialty: A Mixed Method Study in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Omar Awadh M Alrasheedi
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Experiences of Simulated Patients who are Involved in Difficult Conversations with Trainee Health Professionals The University of Adelaide Psychology Honours Full Time Laura Wiechula
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Australian College of Nurses Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member IEPA - Early Intervention in Mental Health Australia
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 42nd Society for Mental Health Research Conference Conference Society for Mental Health Research Australia
    2019 - 2019 45th International Conference for Mental Health Nursing Conference Australian College for Mental Health Nursing Australia
    2019 - ongoing 3MT Asia-Pacific Finals 2019 Function University of South Australia Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Post-graduate Program Coordinator The University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 - 2021 Member of School Executive Committee (Adelaide Nursing School) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 - 2021 Member of Programs Board Committee, Adelaide Nursing School The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 - 2020 Academic Integriy Officer The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2020 - 2020 Developing and testing the NiRA SALHN Mental Health Colloquium 2020 Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Australia
  • Position: Internal Grant-Funded Researcher C
  • Phone: 83132887
  • Email: ellen.davies@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Health Simulation

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