Melissa Arnold-Chamney

Ms Melissa Arnold-Chamney

Lecturer - Course Co-Ordinator

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Melissa Arnold-Chamney joined the nursing school in January 2016 and is a Lecturer specializing in nephrology and the year three lead and course co-ordinator within the pre-registration Bachelor Nursing program. She previously worked at City University, London as Senior Lecturer and Program Director for Undergraduate Pre-Registration Adult Nursing.

Melissa was the Editor in Chief of the Renal Society of Australasia Journal (2016-2020) and is now the Deputy Editor.
Melissa is completing a PhD "Enhancing cultural safety in Aboriginal kidney care – a participatory action research involving nurses and Aboriginal patients"

AKction2: Aboriginal Kidney Care Together  - Improving Outcomes Now

Timelines: January 2021 - December 2025, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide.

Description: AKction 2 builds on AKction 1 where Aboriginal patients and their families are involved in community consultations and patient journey mapping to inform renal care and clinical guideline development. An Aboriginal patient reference group continues to provide an advisory and consultation role, identifying barriers and gaps in care journeys.
AKction 2 extends and centres the role of Aboriginal patients, and community members from advisory to leadership and Indigenous governance, with active involvement in key decision making within research and health care redesign. Aboriginal renal patients & family members are now positioned as chief investigators, supported by the AKction Reference Group and a multidisciplinary team of managers, coordinators, medical, nursing, allied health and support staff and services.

Research activities: Community consultations, patient journey mapping, AKction Reference Group, stakeholder workshops, piloting new models of care.

Role - Associate Investigator 

Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council (NRHMC) Ideas Grant

Collaborators: Central Northern Adelaide Renal & Transplantation Service (CNARTS), SA Health, Kidney Health Australia, Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Port Augusta), Health Translation SA.

Coping with COVID19: perceptions of and strategies used by nurse, midwife and paramedic academics teaching to these frontline workers.

Timelines: June 2020 - June 2021, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide.

Description: This study aims to examine how Covid19 has affected the perceptions of front line worker academics toward their role.  Additionally, we would like to capture what strategies the staff and the universities have put into place and their success (or not) in decreasing occupational stress, building and maintaining resilience and well-being.  We are particularly interested in the self-care activities staff may have introduced.

Research activities: Individual interviews, Thematics and Review

Role - Associate Investigator 

Collaborators: Murdoch University, Curtin University, Queensland University of Technology, Central Queensland University, University of Stirling (UK), University of Surrey (UK) & University of Adelaide.

Integration of a mindfulness intervention into undergraduate third year nursing student curriculum to build sustainable resilience skills

Timelines: July 2020 - January 2021, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide.

Description: This study aims to examine how the integration of a formalised mindfulness and resilience (MSCR) program into the final year nursing curriculum asssits nursing students who are about to transition to be a registered nurse. 

Research activities: pre intervention survey, delivering of MSCR intervention, post intervention survey and follow up survey 7 months post intervention.  

Role - Associate Investigator 

AKction1 - Aboriginal Kidney Care Together - Improving Outcomes Now‘My Kidney Journey’ by Inawinytji Williamson

[formerly Engaging with Aboriginal People to Improve Kidney Care and Outcomes in South Australia]

Timelines: January - December 2020, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide.

Description: A collaborative action research project involving Aboriginal people with kidney disease and their families, health professionals, renal services, health and support services, universities and other key stakeholders. Methods include community consultations, patient journey mapping, priority setting and implementation of improvement strategies.

Research activities: Community consultations, patient journey mapping, AKction ReferenceGroup, stakeholder workshops, piloting new models of care.

Role - Chief Investigator B

Funding: Health Translation SA - Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant.

Collaborators: Central Northern Adelaide Renal & Transplantation Service (CNARTS), SA Health, Kidney Health Australia, Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Port Augusta), Health Translation SA.

Research Outputs:

  • AKction Reference Group comprising Aboriginal patients and family members with lived experience of kidney disease and kidney care
  • Patient Journey Mapping Tools specific for Aboriginal Kidney Care
  • Video (above)
  • Radio interviews
  • Annual key stakeholder workshops
  • Community consultation reports for Adelaide, Port Augusta and Ceduna
Adel AKction community consultation report    

For full copies of reports go to: https://kidney.org.au/get-involved/advocacy/yarning-kidney-consultations

  • Newspaper articles
  1. Port Augusta Community Consultation - https://www.transcontinental.com.au/story/5893548/art-raises-awareness-for-kidney-care/?cs=1538&utm_source=website&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=sidebar 
  • New models of practice in kidney care - Dialysis at Kanggawodli Aboriginal Hostel 
  1. https://centraladelaide.health.sa.gov.au/new-dialysis-chairs-at-aboriginal-health-service/
  2. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-26/sa-dialysis-trial-has-promising-results-for-aboriginal-patients/12914018
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Associate Research member Lowitja Institute
    2020 Deputy Editor - Renal Journal of Australasia Renal Society of Australasia
    2019 Academic panel member - Accreditation Assessment teams ANMAC
    2019 Adelaide Education Academy Executive University of Adelaide
    2017 Adelaide Education Academy University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2019 Panel Member South Australia Health Practitioners Tribunal.
    2016 - 2020 Editor in Chief - Renal Journal of Australasia Renal Society of Australasia
    2016 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 Senior Lecturer / Program Director Adult Nursing City University
    2007 - 2011 Senior Lecturer & Associate Program Director Adult Nursing City University London
    2006 - 2007 Lecturer & Associate Program Director Adult Nursing City, University London
    2004 - 2006 Lecturer Adult Nursing City, University London
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Nomination A CULTURE OF IMPACT AND EXCELLENCE Exceptional Leadership (Finalist) University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Award PVCI Excellence Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Teaching Award June 2017 Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant University of Adelaide Australia $6000
    2014 Award Innovative Service User Involvement City University United Kingdom 3500 GBP
    2006 Award Academic Practice Award City University United Kingdom 1000 GBP
    2003 Scholarship Premiers Nursing Scholarship SA Health Australia $12000
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 - 2006 City University United Kingdom Graduate Diploma in Academic Practice
    2002 - 2003 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Education (In-service)
    2000 - 2001 University of Western Sydney Australia Masters of Nursing (with Distinction)
    1991 - 1992 University of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma of Health Counselling
    1990 - 1992 Flinders University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Nursing
    1987 - 1989 South Australian College of Advanced Education Australia Diploma of Nursing
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2018 ALS1 - ILS Provider Australian Resuscitation Council Australia
    2005 Graduate Certificate in Online Tutoring City University London United Kingdom
    2000 ENB A33 - Developing Autonomous Practice University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom
    1997 ENB 934 - Care & Management of Persons with HIV & AIDS City University London United Kingdom
    1993 Renal Care Certificate The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Hill, K., & Arnold-Chamney, M. (2020). Challenges facing the renal nursing workforce. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 16(1), 4-5.
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    2019 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2019). Antimicrobial stewardship programs and renal units in 2019 and beyond. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 15(1), 4.
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    2019 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2019). How far we have come, both as a society and as an information sharer.. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 15(3), 76-77.
    2018 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2018). Improving Indigenous people's Aboriginal health and well-being. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 14(3), 83.
    2018 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2018). Culturally safe and respectful care. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 14(1), 3.
    2017 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2017). What is the future of renal care?. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 13(3), 77.
    2017 Chamney, M. (2017). Reconciliaton and recognition in renal care. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 13(2), 37.
    2016 Chamney, M. (2016). Breaking news. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 12(1), 5.
    2016 Kelly, J., Wilden, C., Chamney, M., Martin, G., Herman, K., & Russell, C. (2016). Improving cultural and clinical competency and safety of renal nurse educaton. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 12(3), 106-112.
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    2014 Chamney, M., & Cert, R. (2014). Renal service users' and carers' collaboration to improve education and research in the UK: An update four years on. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 10(3), 102-105.
    2012 Chamney, M., Cook, T., Das, R., Muhammad, S., & Jones, J. (2012). Renal health care professionals', patients' and carers' collaboration to improve education and research. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 8(3), 120-125.
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    2012 Trevitt, R., Dunsmore, V., Murphy, F., Piso, L., Perriss, C., Englebright, B., & Chamney, M. (2012). Pre- and post-transplant care: Nursing management of the renal transplant recipient: Part 2. Journal of Renal Care, 38(2), 107-114.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC2
    2011 Kafkia, T., Chamney, M., Drinkwater, A., Pegoraro, M., & Sedgewick, J. (2011). Pain in chronic kidney disease: Prevalence, cause and management. Journal of Renal Care, 37(2), 114-122.
    DOI Scopus15 Europe PMC7
    2011 Murphy, F., Trevitt, R., Chamney, M., & McCann, M. (2011). Patient health and well-being while waiting for renal transplantation: Part I. Journal of Renal Care, 37(4), 224-231.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2010 Chamney, M., Pugh-Clarke, K., Kafkia, T., & Wittwer, I. (2010). CE: Continuing education article management of anaemia in chronic kidney disease. Journal of Renal Care, 36(2), 102-111.
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    2010 Noble, H., Chamney, M., Jones, J., & Thomas, N. (2010). A new initiative in renal research and education. Journal of Renal Nursing, 2(3), 141-143.
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    2009 Gould, D., Drey, N., Millar, M., Wilks, M., & Chamney, M. (2009). Patients and the public: knowledge, sources of information and perceptions about healthcare-associated infection. Journal of Hospital Infection, 72(1), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS23 Europe PMC13
    2009 Chamney, M., Pugh-Clarke, K., & Kafkia, T. (2009). Ce: Continuing education article management of co-morbid diseases in a patient with established renal failure. Journal of Renal Care, 35(3), 151-158.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC4
    2008 Murphy, F., Jenkins, K., Chamney, M., McCann, M., & Sedgewick, J. (2008). CE: Continuing education article Patient management in CKD stages 1 to 3. Journal of Renal Care, 34(3), 127-135.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC6
    2008 Chamney, M., & James, R. (2008). Should renal nurses be aware of water quality?. Journal of Renal Care, 34(2), 68-76.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2008 Van Waeleghem, J. P., Chamney, M., Lindley, E. J., & Pancírová, J. (2008). Venous needle dislodgement: How to minimise the risks. Journal of Renal Care, 34(4), 163-168.
    DOI Scopus24 Europe PMC12
    2008 Chamney, M., & Trevitt, R. (2008). Dialysis water quality for renal nurses. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 16(9), 530-536.
    2008 Muringai, T., Noble, H., McGowan, A., & Chamney, M. (2008). Dialysis access and the impact on body image: role of the nephrology nurse. British Journal of Nursing, 17(6), 362-366.
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    2007 Murcutt, G., De vos, J. Y., Pilley, K., Lindley, E., Lopot, F., Hansen, S. K., . . . Dutka, P. (2007). Guarding against hidden haemolysis during dialysis: An overview summary of the Edtna?Erca Journal Club discussion. Journal of Renal Care, 33(4), 191-195.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC5
    2007 Chamney, M. (2007). Letter to the editor. Journal of Renal Care, 33(3), 144.
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    2007 Chamney, M. (2007). Developing a competency framework for renal nurses.. Journal of renal care, 33(3), 144.
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    2007 Chamney, M. (2007). Renal care: six essentials for a haemodialysis patient.. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 16(9), 530-536.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC3
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2009 Chamney, M., jones, M., & Levington, A. (2009). Record of Achievement in Practice, Portfolio of Practice (1 ed.). London.
    2007 Chamney, M. (Ed.) (2007). Renal Nursing Competency Framework (1 ed.). Switzerland.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Arnold-Chamney, M., Podham, M., & Anderson, J. (2019). Chronic Kidney Disease. In L. Deravin, & J. Anderson (Eds.), Chronic Care Nursing: A Framework for Practice (second ed., pp. 275-294). Cambridge University Press.
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    2018 Arnold-Chamney, M., Latimer, S., Barton, M., & Kelly, J. (2018). Acute Renal Conditions. In J. Gilbert, & E. Coyne (Eds.), Acute Care Nursing (pp. 123-144). Cambridge University Press.
    2016 Chamney, M., Podham, M., & Anderson, J. (2016). Chronic Kidney Conditions. In J. Anderson, & L. Malone (Eds.), Chronic Care Nursing A Framework for Practice (pp. 241-257). Cambridge University Press.
    2013 Chamney, M. (2013). Acute Kidney Injury. In A. Mahon, K. Jenkins, & L. Burnapp (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing (1 ed., pp. 97-122). Oxford University Press.
    2009 chamney, M. (2009). The kidney transplant: nursing management of the patient.. In R. Trevitt (Ed.), Renal Transplantation a guide to clinical practice (1 ed., pp. 59-74). Switzerland.
    2007 Chamney, M. (2007). Anatomy and Physiology of the Kidney. In A. Mahon, & K. Jenkins (Eds.), Chronic Kidney Disease (Stages 1/3) A guide to clinical practice (1 ed., pp. 21-33). Switzerland: EDTNA/ERCA.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Arnold-Chamney, M., Bateman, S., Owen, K., Jesudason, S., Mcdonald, S., Pearson, O., . . . Kelly, J. (2021). AKCTION: ABORIGINAL KIDNEY CARE TOGETHER - IMPROVING OUTCOMES NOW. In NEPHROLOGY Vol. 26 (pp. 37). WILEY.
    2021 Page, T., Arnold-Chamney, M., & Cusack, L. (2021). Evaluation of a mindfulness intervention integrated into undergraduate third year nursing student curriculum to build sustainable resilience skills.. In SA Nursing & Midwifery Research Symposium. Adelaide.
    2021 Arnold-Chamney, M., Bateman, S., Owen, K., Jesudason, S., McDonald, S., Pearson, O., . . . Kelly, J. (2021). Akction: aboriginal kidney care together – improving outcomes now, Lighting Talk Presentation. In https://anzsnasm.com/12893. Virtual due to Covid.
    2019 Arnold-Chamney, M., & Perry, J. (2019). Improving Aboriginal Care Together – An Educational Initiative. In EDU LEARN19 (pp. 416-418). Palma, Spain: IATED.
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    2019 Perry, J., & Arnold-Chamney, M. (2019). Modular Rubrics as a building block of consistent assessment,. In EDU LEARN19 (pp. 419-425). online: IATED.
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    2018 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2018). Aboriginal Health Research. In Research Conversazione. University of Adelaide.
    2011 Chamney, M. (2011). Kidney Research Education Initiative. In Renal Society of Australia Conference Abstracts. Adelaide.
    2008 Lindley, E., Waeleghem, J., Pancirova, J., Olauson, S., & Chamney, M. (2008). Avoiding the Tragedy of Venous Needle Dislodgement. In Papers Presented at the Annual Conference. Prague.
    2008 Lindley, E., Waeleghem, J., Pancirova, J., Olauson, S., & Chamney, M. (2008). Avoiding the Tragedy of Venous Needle Dislodgement. In Papers Presented at the Annual Conference. Prague.
    2008 Chamney, M., & James, R. (2008). Calling all renal nurses; are you aware of the importance of water quality?. In 2008 Prague Conference Abstract Book - edtna/erca (pp. 66-67). Prague, Czech Republic.
    2008 Sedgewick, J., Chamney, M., & Pegoraro, M. (2008). Developing E-Learning: Promoting Flexible Approaches to Continuing Professional Development within EDTNA/ERCA.. In Conference Abstract. Czech Republic.
    2006 Chamney, M., & Arnold-Chamney, M. (2006). Renal Competencies a guide for clinical practice. In Abstract Book. Melbourne.

1. Funding scheme: National Health and Medical Research Council (NRHMC) Ideas Grant - $1.9 Million AUD

AKction2: Aboriginal Kidney Care Together  - Improving Outcomes Now

Reporting dates: 01 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2025 (Associate Investigator)

2. Funding scheme: FND000445: NHMRC/MRFF-Health Translation SA- Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant $185,000 AUD

Engaging with Aboriginal People to Improve Kidney Care and Outcomes in South Australia

Chief Investigators: Kelly J; Arnold-Chamney M

Reporting dates: 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020

3. Funding scheme: British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA)

Establishing a Patient and Carer Advisory Group for the Kidney Research and Education Initiative (KREI) at City University London£7000 GBP.

Investigator: Chamney M

Reporting dates: March 2011- March 2014

Teaching and Course Co-ordination for Semester One 2021:

Communication & Professional Nursing 

Nursing in an International Context

Teaching and Course Co-ordination for Semester Two 2021:

Leadership and Transition to Practice

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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2006 - 2010 Board Member Education and Research Board, European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association Czech Republic
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) United States
    2017 - ongoing Member Education Specialist - Adelaide Education Academy Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member AHPRA Australia
    2005 - 2011 Board Member European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association United Kingdom
    2000 - ongoing Member Renal Society of Australasia Australia
    1995 - ongoing Member Nursing and Midwifery Council United Kingdom
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2014 - 2014 CBBC Health services and related United Kingdom
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Associate Editor Renal Society of Australasia Journal Renal Society of Australia Australia
    2016 - 2020 Editor Renal Society of Australasia Journal Renal Society of Australasia Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member Journal of Renal Care EDTNA/ERCA Czech Republic
    2008 - 2015 Board Member Renal Society of Australasia Journal Renal Society of Australasia Australia
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2009 - 2009 Middle East & Africa Renal Education Program Conference European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association /European Renal Care Association & Fresenius Medical Care Egypt
    2008 - 2008 Middle East & Africa Renal Education Program Conference European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association /European Renal Care Association & Fresenius Medical Care Czech Republic
    2007 - 2007 Middle East & Africa Renal Education Program Conference European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association /European Renal Care Association & Fresenius Medical Care Spain
  • Position: Lecturer - Course Co-Ordinator
  • Phone: 83133643
  • Email: melissa.arnold-chamney@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Room: WS4051.20
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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