Melissa Arnold-Chamney

Ms Melissa Arnold-Chamney

Lecturer - Course Co-Ordinator

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Melissa Arnold-Chamney is a Lecturer specializing in nephrology nursing and joined the School of Nursing in January 2016. She previously worked at City University, London as a Senior Lecturer and Program Director for Undergraduate Pre-Registration Adult Nursing.
Melissa initially worked as a registered nurse in Adelaide and moved to the UK in 1995 where she worked in various nephrology nursing positions within London. In 2000 she returned to Australia and commenced working at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide as the coordinator and Nurse Educator of the Nephrology Nursing Program.
Melissa returned to the UK in 2004 and worked at City University. During this time Melissa was a member of the Education Research Board for the European Dialysis Transplant Nurses Association and led a European wide clinical nephrology competency project, published nephrology book chapters, journal articles and was a founding member of the haemodialysis venous needle dislodgement project in association with Redsence Medical.
Melissa moved home to Adelaide in December 2015 and is the year three lead as well as course co-ordinator for four courses on the pre-registration Bachelor Nursing program. Melissa is also the Editor in Chief of the Renal Society of Australasia Journal and is a panel member on the South Australia Health Practitioners Tribunal.

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

NHMRC/MRFF-Health Translation SA- Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact GrantT

his is a collaborative project between Aboriginal people experiencing kidney disease, renal health care services, researchers and educators aiming to improve kidney care for Aboriginal people in South Australia. The project focuses on the needs and priorities of Aboriginal patients with complex care needs complicated even further by kidney failure. The planned outcomes are for long term changes to be made to clinical practices and health care policies, with ongoing reference to patient values and priorities. 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    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 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2016 Senior Lecturer / Programme Director Adult Nursing City University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    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 & City University London United Kingdom
    1993 Renal Care Certificate The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2019). Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs and Renal Units in 2019 and beyond. RSAJ Journal, 15(1), 4.
    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 Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    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 Scopus13 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 Scopus2 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 Scopus25 WoS21 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 PMC2
    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., Chamney, M., Lindley, E., & Pancírová, J. (2008). Venous needle dislodgement: How to minimise the risks. Journal of Renal Care, 34(4), 163-168.
    DOI Scopus21 Europe PMC11
    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., Pilley, K., Lindley, E., Lopot, F., Hansen, S., . . . 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 PMC4
    2007 Chamney, M. (2007). Letter to the editor. Journal of Renal Care, 33(3), 144.
    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 (second ed., pp. 275-294). Cambridge University Press.
    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
    2019 Arnold-Chamney, M., & Perry, J. (2019). Improving Aboriginal Care Together – An Educational Initiative. In EDU LEARN19. Palma, Spain.
    2019 Perry, J., & Arnold-Chamney, M. (2019). Modular Rubrics as a building block of consistent assessment,. In EDU LEARN19. Palma, Spain.
    2018 Arnold-Chamney, M. (2018). Aboriginal Health Research. In Research Conversazione. University of Adelaide.
    2008 Chamney, M., & lindley, E. (2008). Venous Needle Dislodgement Recommendations. In conference proceedings abstract book. Prague.
    2008 Chamney, M., & lindley, E. (2008). Venous Needle Dislodgement Recommendations. In conference proceedings abstract book. Prague.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2011 Chamney, M. (2011). Kidney Research Education Initiative. Poster session presented at the meeting of Renal Society of Australia Conference Abstracts. Adelaide.

Funding scheme: FND000445: NHMRC/MRFF-Health Translation SA- Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant

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

Investigators: Kelly J; Arnold-Chamney M

Reporting dates: 01 Jan 2019 to 12 Dec 2019

 

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.

Investigators: Chamney M

Reporting dates: March 2011- March 2014

Teaching and Course Co-ordination for Semester One 2020:

Communication & Professional Nursing 

Nursing in an International Context

Teaching and Course Co-ordination for Semester Two 2020:

Leadership and Transition to Practice

Community and Primary Health Care

 

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member AHPRA 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
    2016 - ongoing Editor Renal Society of Australasia Journal Australia
    2008 - 2015 Board Member Renal Society of Australasia Journal Australia
    2007 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Renal Care United Kingdom
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Editor in Chief Renal Society of Australasia Journal Australia
  • 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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