Paul Mcliesh

Mr Paul Mcliesh

Lecturer

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Paul currently works as a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
The University of Adelaide has a unique Orthopaedic program that has students enrolled from all over Australia.
Paul initially trained as a registered nurse at the RAH in 1989. He has since then completed a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of South Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedic Nursing and a Master of Nursing Science at the University of Adelaide.
He worked in a number of positions at the Royal Adelaide Hospital over 23 years and has been lecturing in the Adelaide Nursing School at the University of Adelaide since 2010 where he co-ordinates the Orthopaedic Graduate Diploma Program, supervises students in a number of courses in the Master of Nursing Science program and is Program coordinator for the Master of Clinical Nursing program. .
He is the education officer for the Centre for Evidence-based Practice South Australia (CEPSA): An affiliated centre of JBI.
He was the president of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Association (2013-2015) and the South Australian Orthopaedic Nurses (2014-2016).
He is deputy editor of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing.
Clinical interests are: Venous ThromboEmbolism (VTE) management/prevention in the Orthopaedic setting, risk management, occupational safety, pain management of the older patient and pressure ulcer prevention.
Teaching interests include eLearning, virtual reality, orthopaedic nursing, bariatric nursing, occupational health and safety, virtual learning and teaching and Systematic Review training.
He is a teaching specialist with the Adelaide Academy at the University of Adelaide
Paul is a PhD candidate at the Adelaide Nursing School.

My Research

Year Title Investigators Funding Body
2014 Prevention and reduction of Acute & Chronic Dehydration (PARCH'D)

Paul McLiesh, Rick Wiechula, Tim Schultz, Elizabeth Kapur 

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Research Foundation
2012

Orthopaedic Nursing in the 2010s. A critical Ethnography

Paul McLiesh, Rick Wiechula, South Australian Orthopaedic Nurses Association.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Senior Lecturer - Program Coordinator Master of Clinical Nursing University of Adelaide
    2010 Lecturer- Acting Program Coordinator MCN University of Adelaide
    1989 - 2012 Clinical Service Coordinator - Various Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Nursing Science
    1996 - 1996 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma of Orthopaedic Nursing
    1995 - 1995 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Nursing
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2015 - 2019 Doctor of Philosphy University of Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Donnelly, F. P., Mcliesh, P., & Bessell, S. -A. (2020). Using 360 degree video to enable affective learning in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(7), 409-412.
    DOI
    2020 Santy-Tomlinson, J., Jester, R., McLiesh, P., Mackintosh-Franklin, C., Mori, C., & Brent, L. (2020). Orthopaedic nursing and the COVID19 pandemic: the first few months. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 38, 100794.
    DOI
    2020 Rogers, J., Mcliesh, P., & Alderman, J. (2020). Perioperative nurses’ engagement with the surgical safety checklist: A focused ethnography. ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia, 33(2), e17-e25.
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    2020 Rogers, J., Mcliesh, P., & Alderman, J. (2020). Perioperative nurses’ engagement with the surgical safety checklist: A focused ethnography. ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia, 33(2), e17-e25.
    DOI
    2019 Rasmussen, P., & McLiesh, P. (2019). Understanding research: Qualitative research in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 32, 41-47.
    DOI
    2019 McLiesh, P. (2019). Telehealth in contemporary orthopaedic nursing. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 33, 1-3.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC2
    2019 McLiesh, P. (2019). Understanding research: Systematic reviews for orthopaedic and trauma nursing. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 34, 48-51.
    DOI
    2019 Hull, S., Mcliesh, P., & Salamon, Y. (2019). Does an orthopaedic workshop improve the confidence of nurses transitioning into the specialty of orthopaedics?. International journal of orthopaedic and trauma nursing, 35, 100700.
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    2018 Decoyna, J., McLiesh, P., & Salamon, Y. (2018). Nurses and physiotherapists' experience in mobilising postoperative orthopaedic patients with altered mental status: A phenomenological study. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 29(May 2018), 32-40.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 McLiesh, P., Rasmussen, P., & Schultz, T. (2018). Quantitative research in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 30, 39-43.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Bibi, S., Rasmussen, P., & McLiesh, P. (2018). The lived experience: Nurses' experience of caring for patients with a traumatic spinal cord injury. International journal of orthopaedic and trauma nursing, 30, 31-38.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2017 Han, Y., Awng, N., Nu, L., Thway, N., & McLiesh, P. (2017). Orthopaedic nursing in developing nations: A collaboration between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) and Australia. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 27, 41-45.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2017 McLiesh, P., & Rasmussen, P. (2017). An overview of research in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 27, 3-6.
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    2017 McLiesh, P. (2017). Introducing the understanding research series. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 27, 1-2.
    DOI
    2016 McLiesh, P., & Hommel, A. (2016). The value of specialist orthopaedic nurses. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 22, 1-2.
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    2016 Wright, S., Wiechula, R., & McLiesh, P. (2016). The effectiveness of prehabilitation for adults having elective surgery: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(2), 78-92.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC1
    2016 Chehade, M., Gill, T., Kopansky-Giles, D., Schuwirth, L., Karnon, J., McLiesh, P., . . . Woolf, A. (2016). Building multidisciplinary health workforce capacity to support the implementation of integrated, people-centred models of care for musculoskeletal health. Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology, 30(3), 559-584.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC9
    2014 Mcliesh, P. C. (2014). Saying it. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 18(3), 117-118.
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    2014 McLiesh, P., Jester, R., & Santy-Tomlinson, J. (2014). The value of nursing. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 18(4), 177-179.
    DOI
    2013 McEvoy, R., & McLiesh, P. (2013). The effects of multiple sterilisations on titanium and stainless steel plates and screws. ACORN, 26(4), 18-22.
    2012 McLiesh, P., & Wiechula, R. (2012). Identifying and reducing the incidence of post discharge Venous ThromboEmbolism (VTE) in orthopaedic patients: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10(41), 2658-2710.
    DOI Scopus2
    2009 Mcliesh, P., Mungall, D., & Wiechula, R. (2009). Are we providing the best possible pain management for our elderly patients in the acute-care setting?. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(3), 173-180.
    DOI Scopus12 Europe PMC6
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Mcliesh, P. C. (2019). Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal Systemn. In D. Brown, H. Edwards, T. Buckley, & R. Aitken (Eds.), Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing EBook Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (5th ed.). Elsevier.
    2019 Wiechula, R. J., Conroy, T., & Mcliesh, P. (2019). Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide. In E. Chang, & J. Daly (Eds.), Transitions in Nursing Preparing for Professional Practice (5th ed.).
    2016 Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., & McLiesh, P. (2016). Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide. In E. Chang, & J. Daly (Eds.), Transitions in Nursing: Preparing for Professional Practice, 4th edition (4th ed., pp. 175-193). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
    2015 Nash, D., & Mcliesh, P. (2015). Alterations of musculoskeletal function across the life span. In J. Craft, & C. Gordon (Eds.), Understanding Pathophysiology (2 ed., pp. 490-535). Australia: Mosby.

Competitive Research Funding

International Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2020 Student and staff co-creation and evaluation of VR immersive experiences for enhanced wine knowledge in diverse student cohorts

Dr Beth Loveys

Ms Jill Bauer

Assoc. Prof Paul Grbin

Mr Paul McLeish

Mr Steve Cook

Matthew Norris

Learning Enhancement & Innovation

University of Adelaide

$6000
2018 Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant Paul McLiesh & Frank Donnelly

Learning Enhancement & Innovation

University of Adelaide

$2,500
2016 eLearing Grant- Through the Looking Glass

Frank Donnelly & Paul McLiesh

Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences. University of Adelaide $5000
2014 Prevention and reduction of Acute & Chronic Dehydration (PARCH'D) Paul McLiesh, Rick Wiechula, Tim Schultz, Elizabeth Kapur  Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Research Foundation $20,000
2012

Orthopaedic Nursing in the 2010s.  A critical Ethnography

Paul McLiesh, Rick Wiechula, South Australian Orthopaedic Nurses Association. $1,500
         

Teaching

Lectures:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Master of Clinical Nursing

Coordinates:

  • Program Coordinator Master of Clinical Nursing 2017- current
  • Bachelor of Nursing (post registration - Singapore)- Previous
  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing Science (orthopaedic Nursing)
  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing Science (Infection control, Burns, Neuroscience Nursing)- Previous
  • Education coordinator for Centre for Evidence Based Practice South Australia (CEPSA)

Supervison:

Master of Nursing Science- Research dissertation.

Master of Clinical Science

Master of Nursing Science- Systematic Review

 

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136286
  • Email: paul.mcliesh@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3594
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Room: WS4064.25
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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