Zaneta Smith

Dr Zaneta Smith

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Zaneta Smith is Senior Lecturer and former Post Registration Program Coordinator within the Adelaide Nursing School at the University of Adelaide. Zaneta is a Registered Nurse with 28 years of professional nursing experience predominantly within the perioperative nursing specialty, working within both the Australian public and private sector undertaking various nursing roles within management, teaching and research. She is passionate about perioperative nursing with an interest in clinical research, risk management and education within the acute care clinical setting and the education of nurses within this fast paced and demanding field. Zaneta completed her PhD research examining the experiences of Australian perioperative nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgery. To undertake her research Zaneta was awarded the 2008 Helen Bailey Scholarship by the Western Australian Department of Health and received other competitive scholarships in order to undertake her research. Zaneta has presented her research findings at local, national and international venues. Professionally, Zaneta has also held both Executive and Director roles within both the local and national perioperative organisations; The Operating Room Nurses Association of Western Australia & ACORN during 2010-2015. She has contributed to various professional Committee’s and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses. Zaneta has also worked in the education tertiary sector previously in WA, QLD and NSW and teaches across a broad range of nursing units in the postgraduate nursing programs at the Adelaide Nursing School. Zaneta is an active researcher and is available to supervise both Master and PhD students.

Broad Research Interests:

• Perioperative Nursing
• Policy, Practice and Standards
• Education, Curriculum & Pedagogy
• Organ Donation Procurement and Transplant Surgery
• Nursing Psychosocial Issues and Support Resources
• Health literacy and patient experiences

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2022 Post Registration Program Coordinator University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2021 University of Melbourne Australia Master of Tertiary Education (Management)
    2008 - 2012 Curtin University, Perth Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2002 - 2003 University of Western Sydney Australia Master of Clinical Practice with Distinction
    1997 - 1998 University of Technology, Sydney Australia Graduate Diploma in Clinical Practice
    1993 - 1995 Charles Sturt University Australia Bachelor of Nursing
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Usher AM, K., Jackson, D., Massey, D., Wynaden, D., Grant, J., West, C., . . . Wynne, R. (2023). The mental health impact of COVID-19 on pre-registration nursing students in Australia: Findings from a national cross-sectional study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 79(2), 581-592.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS4 Europe PMC5
    2023 Alfaleh, R., East, L., Smith, Z., & Wang, S. Y. (2023). Nurses' perspectives, attitudes and experiences related to e-learning: A systematic review. Nurse Education Today, 125, 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Mbewe, A. M., & Smith, Z. (2023). Effectiveness of virtual reality interventions to reduce pre-operative anxiety in adult surgical patients in the pre-operative period: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 36(2), e-26-e-36.
    DOI
    2023 Mbewe, A., & Smith, Z. (2023). Effectiveness of virtual reality interventions to reduce pre-operative anxiety in adult surgical patients in the pre-operative period: Systematic review and meta-analysis.. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 36(2).
    DOI
    2020 Smith, Z. (2020). Perioperative nurses’ experiences of caring for donation after cardiac death organ donors and their family within the operating room. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 30(3), 69-78.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3
    2019 Smith, Z., Woods, C., Lea, J., & Usher Am, K. (2019). Australian perioperative nurses’ attitudes, levels of knowledge, education and support needs related to organ donation and procurement surgery: A national survey. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 32(2), 5-19.
    DOI Scopus2
    2017 Smith, Z., Leslie, G., & Wynaden, D. (2017). Coping and caring: support resources integral to perioperative nurses during the process of organ procurement surgery. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(21-22), 3305-3317.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS2 Europe PMC4
    2017 Smith, Z. (2017). Duty and dilemma: Perioperative nurses hiding an objection to participate in organ procurement surgery. Nursing Inquiry, 24(3), e12173.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2015 Smith, Z., Leslie, G., & Wynaden, D. (2015). Experiential learning not enough for organ procurement surgery: implications for perioperative nursing education. Progress in Transplantation, 25(4), 339-350.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2015 Smith, Z., Leslie, G., & Wynaden, D. (2015). Australian perioperative nurses' experiences of assisting in multi-organ procurement surgery: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(3), 705-715.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS22 Europe PMC13
    2010 Smith, Z. (2010). Perioperative nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgery. ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia, 23(2), 6-13.
    - Kumar, K. J., & Smith, Z. (n.d.). Effectiveness of intra-operative gentamicin irrigation in reducing post-operative surgical site infections: A systematic review. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 37(2).
    DOI
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2016 Smith, Z., & Gillespie, B. (2016). Perioperative Care. In J. Bloomfield, A. Pegram, R. Wilson, A. Pearson, N. Proctor, W. McGuiness, . . . K. Rushford (Eds.), Clinical Nursing Skills An Australian Perspective (pp. 361-386). Cambridge University Press.
    DOI
    2016 Smith, Z., & Gillespie, B. (2016). Perioperative Care. In J. Bloomfield, A. Pegram, R. Wilson, A. Pearson, N. Proctor, W. McGuiness, . . . K. Rushford (Eds.), Clinical Nursing Skills An Australian Perspective (pp. 361-386). Cambridge University Press.
    DOI
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2011 Smith, Z. (2011). Elevating the field of perioperative nursing ORNAC 22nd national conference: Regina SK, Canada, 8-13 May 2011. In ACORN Vol. 24 (pp. 20-24).
    2010 Smith, Z., Leslie, G., & Wynaden, D. (2010). Perioperative nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgery. In ACORN Vol. 23 (pp. 6-13).
    Scopus9
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2013 Smith, Z. (2013). Hiding behind a mask: A grounded theory study of perioperative nurses’ experiences of participating in multi-organ procurement surgery. (PhD Thesis, Curtin University).
    2013 Smith, Z. (2013). Hiding behind a Mask : A Grounded Theory Study of Perioperative Nurses’ Experiences of Participating in Multi-organ Procurement Surgery. (PhD Thesis, Curtin University).

Smith, Z

Title: 'Nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgical teams: A grounded theory study.'
Award Date: 2008
Funder Name (Organisation): Helen Bailey Scholarship (Advancing the Nursing Profession Fellowship)Western Australia  Department of Health
Total Awarded Amount: $15,000

 

Smith, Z

Title: 'Nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgical teams: A grounded theory study.'
Award Date: 2010
Funder Name (Organisation): Curtin University Research Scholarship
Total Awarded Amount: $11,520

 

Smith, Z

Title: 'Nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgical teams: A grounded theory study.'
Award Date: 2010-2011
Funder Name (Organisation): Australia Postgraduate Award, Higher Education Research
Total Awarded Amount: $34,500

 

Huang, Y., Wang, C., Broadbent, A., Brown, S., Smith, Z &   Azlan, T. 

Title: 'Exploring understanding of palliative care decision-making process for chronic ill patients from cultural and linguistic diverse backgrounds.' 
Award Date: 2023
Funder Name (Organisation): Murdoch Strategic Research Grant, St John of God Hospital,  Western Australia
Total Awarded Amount: $10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Activities:

Master of Nursing Science Program (2022 - 2024)

  • Course Coordinator, 7012/4301 Systematic Reviews of Research  (Semester 1 & Semester 2)
  • Course Coordinator, 7013 Systematic Review Project (Semester 1 & Semester 2)

Master of Clinical Nursing Program (2022 - 2024)

  • Course Coordinator, NURSING 7203 Introducing Professional Nursing  (Semester 1)
  • Course Coordinator, NURSING 7217 Concepts of Leadership and Management in Nursing (Semester 2)

Coursework Supervision (2022 - 2024)

  • Primary Supervisor, Master of Nursing Science - Research Dissertation
  • Primary Supervisor, Master of Nursing Science - Systematic Reviews
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor Conscientious Objection among Critical Care Nurses Caring for DNR Patients Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdulrahman Khaled H Alghathayan
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Conscientious Objection among Critical Care Nurses Caring for DNR Patients Adelaide University Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Abdulrahman Alghathayan
    2021 - ongoing External Supervisor Nurses' perspectives, attitudes and experiences related to e-learning in Saudi Arabia University of New England Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Reem Hamdan Alfaleh
    2020 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Adult cancer survivors' health literacy skills and their management of chronic issues secondary to oncologic treatments in Australia University of New England Master of Nursing Master Part Time Manuela Malaguti
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Member HMS Low Risk HREC University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2014 - ongoing Member ACORN Fellow Australia
    1999 - ongoing Member ACORN WA Australia
    1997 - ongoing Member Australia College of Perioperative Nurses Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement International Journal of Mental Health Nursing -
    2019 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Heart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Care -
    2019 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement International Archives of Nursing & Health Care -
    2019 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Nursing and Health Sciences Journal -
    2016 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement AORN Journal -
    2016 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship -
    2015 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Australian Critical Care Journal -
    2012 - ongoing Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement ACORN -
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 Post Registration Program Coordinator The University of Adelaide Australia
    2022 - 2022 Member of School Executive Committee (Adelaide Nursing School) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2022 - 2022 Member of Programs Board Committee (Adelaide Nursing School) The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2016 - 2016 From Research to Practice: Perioperative Nurse Perspectives of Organ Procurement. DonateLife WA Perioperative Workshop on Organ Donation, Midland Hospital, Perth DonateLife Australia
    2015 - 2015 Australian perioperative nurses’ experiences in multi-organ procurement surgery. DonateLife WA Perioperative Workshop on Organ Donation, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth DonateLife Australia
    2014 - 2014 Achieving a Common Goal: Supporting perioperative nurses during the process of procurement surgery Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN), 16th National Conference, Melbourne Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) Australia
    2013 - 2013 Perioperative nurses’: Finding meaning from their experiences in multi-organ procurement surgery Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) & International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN), 23rd National & International Conference with International alliance for perioperative best practice (IFPN), Ottawa Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Canada
    2012 - 2012 Perioperative nurses: Finding meaning beyond the boundaries of multi-organ procurement surgery Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) 15th National Conference, Darwin Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) Australia
    2011 - 2011 Hiding behind a mask: the perioperative nurses’ experience in multi-organ procurement surgery HDR Research Review, Curtin University, Perth Curtin University Australia
    2011 - 2011 Multi-organ procurement surgery: An Australian perioperative nurses’ perspective ORNAC 22nd National Conference, Regina Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Canada
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83132848
  • Email: zaneta.smith@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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