Dr Robert Laing


Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Registered nurse, lecturer and researcher with experience in qualitative research, mental health practice, disability support and in online and face-to-face teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mental health, psychology, communication, leadership and management, health education, bioethics and law, research and academic skills.

My research interests include the use of technology and online platforms to compliment teaching and learning, the influence of the therapeutic relationship, mental well-being, stress reactions to trauma, and promotion of lifelong patterns of health among individuals, families, and communities.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2020 NDIS Local Area Coordinator Mission Australia
    2008 - 2011 Academic Chair: Postgraduate Coursework Murdoch University
    2007 - 2017 Lecturer Murdoch University
    2006 - 2007 Lecturer University of South Australia
    2004 - 2006 Clinical Nurse (RN2) SA Prison Health Service
    2002 - 2003 Registered Mental Health Nurse HM Prison Eastwood Park
    2001 - 2001 Lecturer University of Port Elizabeth
    2000 - 2001 Registered Mental Health Nurse HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 Murdoch University Australia PhD
    2002 - 2004 University of Port Elizabeth South Africa MCur
    2000 University of Port Elizabeth South Africa BA Hons (Psychology)
    1995 - 1999 University of Port Elizabeth South Africa BCur
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Davies, E. L., Gordon, A. L., Hooper, K. J., Laing, R. E., Lynch, E. A., Pelentsov, L. J., . . . Harvey, G. (2021). Introducing the Needs in Recovery Assessment (NiRA) into clinical practice: protocol for a pilot study investigating the formal and systematic assessment of clinical and social needs experienced by service users at a tertiary, metropolitan mental health service. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7(1), 181.
    2021 Davies, E., Pollock, D., Graham, A., Laing, R., Langton, V., Bulto, L., & Kelly, J. (2021). Reporting of patient journey mapping in current literature: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19, 1-8.
    2020 Laing, R. E., Fetherston, C. M., & Morrison, P. (2020). Responding to catastrophe: A case study of learning from perinatal death in midwifery practice. Women and Birth, 33(6), 556-565.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2009 Laing, R., Halsey, R., Donohue, D., Newman, C., & Cashin, A. (2009). Application of a model for the development of a mental health service delivery collaboration between police and the health service. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(5), 337-341.
    DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC9
    2005 Van Rooyen, D., Laing, R., & Kotzé, W. J. (2005). Accompaniment needs of nursing students related to the dying patient.. Curationis, 28(4), 31-39.
    DOI Europe PMC2
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2018 Laing, R. (2018). Responding to catastrophe: Learning from perinatal death in midwifery practice. (PhD Thesis, Murdoch University).
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83132848
  • Email: robert.laing@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor WS4
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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