Judith Magarey

Associate Professor Judith Magarey

Acting Head of School

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Associate Professor Judy Magarey graduated as a Registered Nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the 1970s and completed a Critical Care Certificate in the early 1980s. Judy worked clinically in the Intensive Care Unit for a number of years and then coordinated the Critical Care Course in 1985. When the Department of Clinical Nursing was established at the University of Adelaide in 1995 she was seconded to helped write the curriculum for and coordinate the Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, a role she continued until 2001. Judy was awarded a Diploma of Nursing from SACAE & FUSA in 1990, a Bachelor of Nursing from FUSA in 1992 and a Master of Nursing (research) at FUSA in 1998. In 2002 she was the first Australian nurse to graduate with a Doctor of Nursing. This required her to undertake three linked research studies which included a systematic review, a descriptive study of patient’s experiences in ICU and a study comparing clinical evaluation of sedation with the Bispectal index of the EEG. She was responsible for writing the curriculum of the Bachelor of Nursing program first offered at the University of Adelaide in 2005. Judy has successfully supervised seven doctoral, 24 Masters and five Honours students to successful completion and currently teaches research methods in the Masters and Bachelor Nursing program. She is Acting Head of the Adelaide Nursing School and Lead of Learning & Teaching. Her research interests involve nursing practice in acute care.

Current            Continuing research conducted with students.

2013                Project funded by Heart Foundation evaluation of the ‘My Heart, My Life’ resource.

2003                Faculty of Health Sciences Research ‘Establishment’ Grant - The effectiveness of nursing actions designed to reduce noise, promote sleep and communicate with intensive care patients. A Systematic Review.

1999-2002       Doctor of Nursing

Research Portfolio Sedation of adult ventilated patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Comprised of the following studies:

The effectiveness of propofol versus midazolam for the sedation of adult ventilated patients in intensive care units (ICUs). A systematic review.

A descriptive study to explore patients’ memories of their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) and to investigate the association of their memories with the sedation regimens used.

A study to investigate the association between the critical illness sedation scale (CISS), independent clinical judgment and the Bispectral index of EEG for the assessment of sedation of ventilated patients in an intensive care unit (ICU).

1994 – 1998    Master of Nursing Research Topic: The Development and Implementation of a Sedation Scale for Critically Ill Ventilated Patients: Research studies:

Sedation Of Adult Critically Ill Ventilated Patients In Intensive Care Units: a National Survey

Questionnaire on factors relating to the titration of sedation sent to nursing staff working in the intensive care units of two large metropolitan intensive care units.

The development and validation of a sedation scale for critically ill patients in intensive care.

Post implementation nursing staff questionnaire.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Acting Head of School University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2009 Deputy Head of Discipline / School The University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2009 Acting Head of Department The University of Adelaide
    2001 - 2005 Lecturer B University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    1995 - 2001 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    1985 - 2001 Critical Care Educator / Course Coordiator Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide
    1983 - 1985 Critical Care Nurse Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide
    1979 - 1983 Registered Nurse Royal Adelaide Hospital
    1976 - 1979 Student Nurse Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2003 Award Finalist Nursing Excellence Awards (Research). SA Health Nursing & Midwifery Australia
    2000 Achievement Winner Best Nursing Review Paper, 25th Australian & New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care. Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2002 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Nursing
    1992 Flinders University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Nursing
    1990 Sturt CAE / Flinders University, Adelaide Australia Diploma of Nursing
    1988 Flinders University, Adelaide Australia Master of Nursing (Research)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1984 Critical Care Certificate Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    1984 Critical Care Certificate Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Australia
    1979 General Nursing Registration Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

2016 Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences e-Learning Grant  “Creation of digital resources for the Bachelor of Nursing Research course”.  $4000 with Dr Philippa Rasmussen and Dr Suzanne Gardner 

2013  Project funded by Heart Foundation evaluation of the ‘My Heart, My Life’ resource. $26,000 With Dr Tim Schultz 

2010 Health Workforce Australia Grants Judy Was one of the members of the committee of Adelaide, School of Nursing which submitted a bids with 3 partners to establish new learning hubs for undergraduate students. These were with Resthaven, Glenside Hospital and UniCare. 

 2010 In addition Health Work Force Australia funded a  Nurse Led Healthy Staff Clinic. The clinic provides a free mobile health assessment and health promotion service to all University staff and HDR students. 

 

Teaching 

Education Specialist 2016 - present

Adelaide Nursing School Lead Learning & Teaching 2009 to present 

2014 - present

Coordinator MNSc course, Research Literacy. Coordinator BNurs Course Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice

2011  to 2014

Coordinator MNSc course, International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery and Research Literacy.

2010 

MNSc courses, Empirical & Analytical Research in Health and International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery. Bachelor of Nursing -Problem Based Learning, Coordinator Graduate Diploma Core Course- Research Literacy

2006-2009

Coordinator MNSc courses, Empirical & Analytical Research in Health and International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery. Problem Based Learning Tutor Bachelor of Nursing, Coordinator Bachelor of Health Science Honours, Nursing Program. Coordinator Infection Control Nursing; Gerontology.

2004-2005

Coordinator Doctor of Nursing Program, Coordinator Bachelor of Health Science Honours Nursing Program, Coordinator MNSc courses, Empirical & Analytical Research in Nursing and International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery.

2003

Led the development of curriculum for the Bachelor of Nursing. The curriculum was accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of SA and approved by the Academic Program Accreditation and Review Panel (APARP) and Academic Board of the University of Adelaide.

2001-2002      

Coordination of International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery and coordination of Developing Advanced Practice in Health Systems I & II core course for Graduate Diploma study plans.

1996-2001

 Coordination of a number of programs Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing Graduate Certificate Nursing Science (Retrieval Nursing) and (Hyperbaric Nursing), Department of Clinical Nursing, the University of Adelaide.

1995

Coordinator, the Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, Department of Clinical Nursing, the University of Adelaide. Employed by Royal Adelaide Hospital. Responsible for the development and implementation for the new curriculum with Professors Judy Lumby and Alan Pearson.

1991 -1995

Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor 1 year Intensive Care Certificate, Royal Adelaide Hospital.  Responsible for the development and implementation of a new curriculum.

1988 -1991

Clinical Educator, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital., Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor for the 1 year Intensive Care Certificate.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Leadership styles among nurses' managers and its impact on nursing performance and their consequences on patient outcomes in Saudi Arabian hospitals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdulhafith Yahya Alharbi
    2018 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
    2017 Principal Supervisor Trend, Burden and Associated Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Diseases Ethiopia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lemma Negesa Bulto
    2017 Co-Supervisor Accreditation and Regulatory requirements for Health Professionals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melissa Kaye Cooper
    2016 Co-Supervisor Impact of Heart Failure Symptoms on Patients Lives and their Home Management Strategies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Osama Ahmad Hamdan Alkouri
    2015 Principal Supervisor When a Healthcare Professional has a Significant Other Admitted to an Acute Care Hospital: Experiences and Needs Doctor of Nursing Doctorate Full Time Mr Hussamaldeen Mohammed M Sabyani
    2013 Principal Supervisor Communication and Complexity in the Perioperative Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Jo Perry
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Involvement of Relatives in the Care of Patients in Medical Settings in Australia and Saudi Arabia - An Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shadia Hamoud Z Alshahrani
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Choosing to become a Nurse in Saudi Arabia and the Lived Experience of New Graduates: A Mixed Methods Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammed Alboliteeh
    2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Violence in the Emergency Department: An Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Jacqui Lau
    2004 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the wound environment and patient comfort during dressing changes: a descriptive study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Tamara Page
    2002 - 2006 Co-Supervisor A Critical Analysis of the Assessment of Overseas-Qualified Nurses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Diane Joy Wickett
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  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - ongoing The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia Australia
  • Position: Acting Head of School
  • Phone: 83130511
  • Email: judy.magarey@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 3
  • Room: 3 061
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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