Richard Wiechula

Dr Richard Wiechula

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Rick Wiechula is a Senior Lecturer in the Adelaide Nursing School and the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Practice South Australia : A Joanna Briggs Centre of Excellence. He is a registered nurse with a clinical background in orthopaedic and plastic surgical nursing. The focus of his teaching is evidence-based practice and in particular knowledge translation and knowledge synthesis. Research activities include wound care, practice improvement and the conduct of systematic reviews.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Understanding Followership from a Saudi Nurses' Perspective: A Grounded Theory Study. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sulaiman Mohammed Alanazi
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Use of Structured Nursing Assessment Tools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Paul Mcliesh
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Self-management of adults living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in North-west Ethiopia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Habtamu Abera Areri
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Understanding Australian Nurses' Intentions To Respond To Requests For Legal Assisted Dying Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Richard Wilson
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Determinants of Nursing-Sensitive Patient Safety Outcome Among Patients Admitted to Medical and Surgical Acute Care Settings in Ethiopia: A Mixed-Methods Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ashagre Molla Assaye
    2016 - 2021 Principal 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
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor When a patient's family member is a nurse: a portfolio of research Doctor of Nursing Doctorate Full Time Mr Hussamaldeen Mohammed M Sabyani
    2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Roads to Recovery: Adult Burn Survivors' 'Lived Experience' of Rehabilitation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Rachel Kornhaber
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor An Exploration of Palliative Care Services in Two Palliative Care Facilities in Indonesia: An Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Erna Rochmawati
    2012 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Designing a Simulation Intervention to Reduce Stress among New Graduate Registered Nurses in the Intensive Care Units in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed Methods Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ayidah Sanad Mubarak Alqarni
    2010 - 2015 Co-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
    2008 - 2009 Co-Supervisor People with Cancer from Rural Areas Undergoing Treatment in Metropolitan Hospitals: Rural-Urban Differentials and the Impact of Cancer Treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kate Cameron
    2006 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Influence of Clinical Placement and Experimental Learning on Student Nurse Development: An Exploratory Case Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Francis Donnelly
    2006 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Trauma Teams in Action Doctor of Nursing Doctorate Part Time Mrs Lisa Conlon
    2005 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Violence in the Emergency Department: An Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Jacqui Lau
    2005 - 2015 Co-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
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Program Board Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Co-Chair Australasian Region Committee of Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centres
    2011 - ongoing Member Research & Research Teaching Committee, Adelaide Nursing School
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1994 - ongoing Member Australian Wound Management Association
    1993 - ongoing Member South Australian Wound Management Association
    1981 - ongoing Member Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Editor Editorial Board of the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Academic Lead Innovation, Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
    2004 - ongoing Peer reviewer, International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
    1998 - ongoing Peer reviewer, International Journal of Nursing Practice
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134878
  • Email: rick.wiechula@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133594
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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