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Ms Pauline Calleja

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing

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Name
Ms Pauline Calleja
Position(s)
Visitor's position
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
Discipline *
Nursing, Other Technology
Phone
+61 7 3138 9607
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (James Cook Uni. of North Qld), BNSc (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Royal College of Nursing Australia, Member
  • College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, QLD Committee member, Vice President
  • Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, Associate Editor (Education)
  • Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), Member
Keywords

Clinical Handover, Clinical Teaching, Communication, Simulation, Trauma

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background

Pauline’s nursing background has spanned many specialty areas, including

  • medical
  • surgical
  • ophthalmic theatres
  • emergency nursing
  • post acute wound care and home intravenous therapy programs
  • general practice (rural)

Her main interests and experiences revolve around emergency and trauma nursing and communication within the health care team and provision of care. Pauline has spent the majority of time nursing in areas which have diverse populations, including indigenous and tourist populations. Pauline has been teaching in the higher education sector for the past ten years at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Pauline’s main teaching interests include:

  • teaching students’ health assessment, physical examination and clinical reasoning in clinical and academic settings,
  • postgraduate courses for emergency nursing
  • developing and supporting clinical teaching abilities/skills of health care professionals
  • developing full immersion high fidelity simulation experiences, and
  • supporting students and clinical teachers while students are on clinical placement.

 Her experiences in special projects include teaching Indigenous Primary healthcare workers, developing capacity for clinical teaching in Viet Nam and developing leadership skills in Australian clinical teachers.

Project highlights

  • 2011: Exploring the effect of a strategy that directs thinking for facilitating the development of advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving skills in third year nursing students engaged in high fidelity case-based simulation. Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Health internal research grant.
  • 2009-2010: Information transfer for multi-trauma patients upon discharge from the Emergency Department, Queensland Nursing Council research grant: category of Novice Researcher.
  • 2009-2010: What real nurses do: Undergraduate students’ perceptions of clinical nursing education, Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Health internal research grant.
  • 2008 – 2010: Enhancing student learning in the workplace through developing the leadership capabilities of clinical supervisors in the nursing discipline, Australian Learning and Teaching Council Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Program.
  • 2008 – 2010: Strengthening nurse-led institutional capacity for in-service education and clinical teaching in Hanoi, Viet Nam, AUSAid Public Sector Linkages Program.
This information has been contributed by Ms Pauline Calleja.

Teaching

In 2011 Pauline has been seconded to the Faculty of Health to develop and coordinate simulation learning within the nursing program.

In 2009-2010 Pauline (with colleagues) undertook development, implementation and evaluation of a professional development and capcity building program in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities to improve clinical teaching and develop clinical teaching models that meet the needs of Viet Nam nurses, universities, colleges and hospitals.

Pauline has also been the undergraduate third year Subject Area Coordinator in 2009 and 2010.

This information has been contributed by Ms Pauline Calleja.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2008
Details
Associate Editor for Education and Conference abstracts- 'A' ranked Journal
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Awards
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2010
Details
Acute Care Expert Reference Group- for review and advice on evidence based healthcare online programme- COnNECT plus
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2008
Details
QUT School of Nursing & Midwifery- Project team: Gray, G., Osborne, Y., Calleja, P., Harvey. T. AusAID Public Sector Linkages Program- 2008–09 ROUND ONE FUNDING FOR ACTIVITIES RELATING TO APEC, APEC AI, EAST TIMOR, INDIA, INDONESIA AND VIETNAM. For project titled "Strengthening nurse led institutional capacity for in-service education and clinical teaching in Ha Noi, Vietnam", $242,109. Funding granted December 2008.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2009
Details
Douglas, C., Windsor, C., Mannion, J., Harvey, T. Calleja, P. Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Health internal research grant for “What real nurses do: Undergraduate students’ perceptions of clinical nursing education”, $2000. Funding granted February 2009.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2009
Details
Queensland Nursing Council Research Grants- Nurse Researcher Novice Grant awarded $9964.28
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2011
Details
Calleja P, Nash R, Tippett V, Harvey T, Wirihana L, Malouf N. Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Health, 2011 Teaching and Learning Grant for project titled “Exploring the effect of ‘think aloud’ as a strategy for facilitating the development of advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving skills in third year nursing students engaged in high fidelity case-based simulation”, $13,992. Funding granted March 2011.