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Professor Fiona Coyer

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing

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Name
Professor Fiona Coyer
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
Discipline *
Nursing
Phone
+61 7 3138 3895
Fax
+61 7 3138 3814
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MSc (City University, London), Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Education (University of Surrey)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN Ltd)
  • Member, (International), American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • International Advisory Board member, Intensive & Critical Care Nursing journal
  • Editorial Board member, Journal Wound Care
  • Member, Australian Wound Management Association
  • Member Education Advisory Council, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Keywords

Family care, Intensive care, Mechanical ventilation, Patient care

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

Biography

Professor Coyer is jointly appointed as a Professor in the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, and Critical Care and Clinical Support Services, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH). She is an experienced researcher with a record of leading and working with multidisciplinary teams. To date, she has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and sits on numerous editorial and review panels.

Research Interests

  • patients and families perspectives of intensive care
  • nursing care of the critically ill patient
  • skin integrity in critically ill patients.

Her research goal is to develop evidenced-based approaches to nursing care and management of the mechanically ventilated critically ill patient in intensive care.

Project Highlights

  • (2015-2018) Efficacy of nasogastric and endotracheal tube securement devices, preventative dressings and topical skin applications for reducing device-related pressure injuries in intensive care patients; the REMEDy study, a randomised controlled trial. Wound Management Innovation Centre for Research Collaboration
  • (2015) Academic-industry integration in health: Enhancing postgraduate professional learning. Office of Teaching and Learning (OLT)
  • (2015) The effect of time spent in a position on critically ill patient’s skin: the EXTREME pressure 2 study. Wound Management Innovation Centre for Research Collaboration
  • (2014) Translating evidenced-based pressure injury prevention into the intensive care environment. Health and Medical Research, Queensland Health
  • (2013-2015) Educating for health service reform: clinical learning, governance, and capability. Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • (2012) Nursing focussed blood conversation practices across critical care settings. Australian College of Critical Care Nursing Systematic Review Grant
  • (2012) Establishment of the Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit. QUT School of Nursing Seeding grant
  • (2012-14) Educating nurse practitioners: advanced specialty competence, clinical learning and governance. Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)
  • (2011) Device related pressure ulcers in critical care. Atlantic Philanthropies, QUT & UCSF Grant
  • (2011) ReVAMP: Reducing ventriculitis in ICU patients. RBWH Foundation Grant
  • (2010) Interventional skin integrity patient protocol in a high risk environment (InSPiRE Study). RBWH Foundation Grant
This information has been contributed by Professor Fiona Coyer.

Teaching

Professor Coyer has taught across numerous undergraduate and postgraduate units.

Teaching awards

In recognition of her teaching excellence, she has received the following awards and nominations:

  • (2014) Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. In recognition of exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching and partnerships and engagement
  • (2011) Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning – For leadership in the teaching of intensive care nursing by developing innovative course-level curricula and resources in close collaboration with healthcare industry partners
  • (2007) Faculty of Health Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Fund Award
This information has been contributed by Professor Fiona Coyer.

Publications

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

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Academic-industry integration in health: enhancing postgraduate professional learning
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SD15-5094
Start year
2015
Keywords
Curriculum; Industry-Academic Engagement; Postgraduate
Title
Educating Nurse Practitioners: advanced speciality competence, clinical learning and governance
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ID12-2182
Start year
2013
Keywords
Title
Educating for Health Service Reform: Clinical Learning, Governance and Capability
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP130100769
Start year
2013
Keywords
Nurse practitioner