Lynette Cusack

Dr Lynette Cusack

Associate Professor/Reader

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Associate Professor Lynette Cusack
Adelaide Nursing School, The University of Adelaide.
Higher Degree Research Coordinator Adelaide Nursing School 2022-

Lynette’s research has a focus on exploring and developing the contemporary role of the nurse in a range of different practice fields and contexts; redefining nursing and midwifery models of practice, including impact on the health care system, leadership and patients’ experience. Through a joint position between the Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide and Northern Adelaide Local health Network Lynette provides assistance with translational science projects and practice based research support to nurses and midwives at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals. Lynette has also researched and published on a range of issues related to nursing and midwifery regulation.

Lynette continues to have a focus on disaster preparedness and response, and resilience.

Lynette is the Higher Degree Research Coordinator for the Adelaide Nursing School.

Lynette’s research has a focus on exploring and developing the contemporary role of the nurse in a range of different practice fields and contexts; redefining nursing and midwifery models of practice, including impact on the health care system, leadership and patients’ experience. Through her role at the Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide Lynette provides assistance with translational science projects and practice based research support to nurses and midwives at the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network: Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals. Lynette has also researched and published on a range of issues related to nursing and midwifery regulation.

Lynette continues to have a focus on disaster preparedness and response, and resilience.

Lynette is the Higher Degree Research Coordinator for the Adelaide Nursing School.
 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Population Health), Flinders University
    1993 - 2009 Director of Community Services and Nursing Drug and Alcohol Services SA
    1991 - 1993 Community Nurse Consultant, RN3. Lyell McEwin Health Service
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2002 Flinders University Australia PhD
    1993 University of New South Wales Australia Masters Health Administration
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Midwifery certificate Hertfordshire School of Midwifery England
  • Research Interests

Completed Research reports 2015-2022:

Bryant J., Cusack L., Thornton K. Back to Basics Report. Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. July 2021.

Cusack L, Harvey G, Schultz T, Verdonk N, King S. SA Health Future leadership program Nursing Program Director – Education and Research, Nursing and Midwifery Office System Performance and Service Delivery. SA Health, Government of South Australia.  June 2019 –March 2021

Cusack L., Thornton K., Cockburn T., Jones L., Whitehead M., Prior E., Alderman J., Drioli-Phillips P. Registered Nurses’ Perceptions of the Recognition of, Preparation and Support for Teaching and Supervision of Undergraduate Nursing Students. May 2019 Northern Local Health Network.(This report was reviewed by the NALHN Executive Nursing Committee and forwarded through to the Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer to be considered by the convenor of Commonwealth Review of undergraduate nursing curricula).

Drioli-Phillips P., Cusack L., Madsen L. Report on the Trial of an information system for CPD. Calvary Hospital. May 2018- July 2018.

Cusack L, Schultz T, Rasmussen P, Pham C, Hurley J, Pratt D, Mattschoss S, Ward S. Evaluating nurse Endoscopist advanced practice roles in a South Australian metropolitan health service. Final Evaluation Report. Oct 2018 (This study was tabled at the SA Health Executive level to inform the future development of these roles in South Australia).

Cusack L., Schultz T., Karnon J., Hobbs M., Klaer B., Bruening J. Enhanced Recovery Elective Caesarean: Evidence for earlier discharge with home support. December 2017

Schultz T, Thomas A, Georgiou P, Juaton M, Simon L, Cusack L, Naidoo K, Webb K, Karnon J, Ravindran J. What is the safety and clinical effectiveness, acceptability and cost effectiveness of flexible delivery of natalizumab (Tsyabri®) by ambulatory care nurses for people with multiple sclerosis? Clinical Trial.  April 2018

Pearce N and Cusack L. Day Surgery Post Procedure Telephone Follow-up Evaluation Report. Northern Adelaide Local Health Network | SA Health October 2017.

Weinel H and Cusack L. Antenatal Education: Antenatal Breast Expression for Diabetic Women. Northern Adelaide Local Health Network | SA Health August 2017.

Cusack L., Wiechula R., Shultz T., Bonner R., Hurley J., McKenzie F. Kitson A. A case study to review the care delivery, working practices and experiences of nursing staff and experiences of patients in multi-bed rooms. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch), Royal Adelaide Hospital. July 2017. Study discussed in SA Parliament by MP Nat Cooke and mentioned in Hansard.

Cusack L., Klaer B., Hobbs M., Doward M.,  Panario C.,  Beaven R., Dewhurst N. 2015 Transition of care project: Enabling a positive experience of safe care from hospital to home for women with a planned caesarean section, following 1-day post ceasarean length of stay. Womens and Children’s Division, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. Lyell McEwin Health Service and University of Adelaide School of Nursing.

Teaching output Post Graduate Masters Nursing Science courses:

  • Undertaking Nursing Research: Exploring issues in clinical practice 
  • Research Literacy
  • Combined 1 year Research Dissertation 
  • Leadership and Management 
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Mindfulness Base Interventions in Nursing Students to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep and Resilience Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Ayed Aloufi
    2021 Co-Supervisor Midwives' and Maternity Nurses' Knowledge, Practices and Attitudes Toward Active Management of the Third Stage of Labour to Prevent Postpartum Haemorrhage in Oman; A Mixed Method Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Noora Saleh H Al-Jabri
    2021 Principal Supervisor Factors influencing the perceived ability of third year nursing student to confidently engage in difficult conversations with patients who have a life limiting illness, and their families. Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Ms Alison Walsh
    2021 Principal Supervisor Nurses' competency in the provision of self-management education to hospitalized patients with diabetes in Saudi Arabia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hassan Al Gharash
    2020 Co-Supervisor What are the likely characteristics of advanced nursing practice in the emergency department at times of system stress? From a societal perspective, what is the economic value of advanced practice in the Emergency Department in a time of system stress? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Scott Elliot Bennett
    2018 Co-Supervisor Early Discharge After an Elective Caesarean Section Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Health) Doctorate Full Time Ms Christianna Digenis
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Understanding Australian Nurses' Intentions To Respond To Requests For Legal Assisted Dying Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Richard Wilson
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Exploring Nepali Health Personnel Experiences of Collaboration with Short-Term Mobile Medical Teams in Gorkha, Nepal Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Leighton Filmer
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Awareness and Knowledge of Post-Disaster Emotional Responses in Adult Community Members and Nurses in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Dewi Retno Pamungkas
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Influence of Workplace Culture on the Continuing Professional Development of Emergency Medical Services Providers in Saudi Arabia: an Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yousef Mohammed J Alshahrani
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Workers' and Patients' Perspectives on Changing the Model of Care from Outpatient to In-Home for the Infusion of Natalizumab Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Mahasen Juaton
    2016 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Geriatric Nursing-Sensitive Indicators, a Framework for Delivering Quality Nursing Care for the Older Person: A Scoping Review Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Kim Elizabeth Griggs
    2014 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Adolescents Resisting the Drinking Culture: understanding Abstinence and Low-risk Alcohol Consumption in Adolescence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Suzanne Sharrad
    2014 - 2020 Principal Supervisor People Living with HIV Considering a Transition to Aged Care – an emerging phenomenon. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Michael Curry
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor What is the Influence of Clinical Experience on the Nursing Student's Understanding of Patient Centered Care? Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Jan Alderman
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - 2018 Chair Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Psi Eta Chapter Australia
    2000 - ongoing Member Australian College of Nursing Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor/Reader
  • Email: lynette.cusack@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133594
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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