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.

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  • 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
    2018 Principal Supervisor Psychosocial predictors of nurses' intentions to respond to patients' requests for legal assisted dying Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Richard Wilson
    2017 Principal Supervisor Determinants for Nursing Sensitive Patients' Safety Outcome Among Admitted Patients Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ashagre Molla Assaye
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Use of Structured Nursing Assessment Tools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Paul Mcliesh
    2016 Principal Supervisor Moving Towards 2050: An Operational Geriatric Nursing Model Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Kim Elizabeth Griggs
    2016 Principal Supervisor The experience of Australian nurses when being audited in regards to continuing professional development requirements Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Peter John Teekens
    2015 Co-Supervisor When a Healthcare Professional has a Significant Other Admitted to an Acute Care Hospital: Experiences and Needs Doctor of Nursing Doctorate Full Time Mr Hussamaldeen Mohammed M Sabyani
    2013 Co-Supervisor Communication and Complexity in the Perioperative Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Jo Perry
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Roads to Recovery: Adult Burn Survivors' 'Lived Experience' of Rehabilitation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr 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 Dr 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
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  • 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: 8313 3594
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Room: WS4059.20
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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