- Associate Professor Clint Douglas
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
Current Clinical Partnerships
- Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- Honorary Visiting Nursing Education Fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Queensland Health
- Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
- Member, Australian College of Nursing
- Member, Australian Pain Society
Associate Professor Clint Douglas RN, PhD, leads a program of acute care health services research. With a clinical background in acute care nursing, his research focuses on optimising the influence of nursing to keep patients safe: strengthening nurse surveillance for early recognition and response to patient deterioration in general wards, the impact of hospital nurse staffing on patient outcomes, and evaluation of innovative nurse-led services. He also has expertise in pain and symptom research, with a focus on symptom burden and self-management in chronic disease.
A/Prof. Douglas has consistently produced outcomes that show a commitment to forging new research partnerships and opportunities for academic collaboration with industry, including joint publication of research outcomes in high impact journals. Over the past 4 years he has led the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Patient Assessment Research Council – a collaborative initiative between QUT and hospital staff to explore and improve patient assessment practices in general acute care settings. Under his leadership, this work has developed into a program of research in partnership with nursing leadership across Metro North Hospital and Health Services.
Alongside significant contributions to teaching, A/Prof. Douglas has built a successful track-record of competitive research funding and publication. He has a consistent record of moving research from project inception to dissemination in the literature and translation into practice. This has been underpinned by a focus on working with nursing leadership to ensure that research aligns and benefits the strategic goals of the organisation. He brings a commitment to ensure that nursing research is closely tied to the needs of practice – with the explicit aim of translating evidence into practice to enhance direct patient care.
Currently funded grants:
- 2016-current, Enhancing nursing core assessment in acute hospitals: The ENCORE pilot study. QUT IHBI Mid-Career Research Scheme and RBWH.
- 2016-current, Health services research on legislated nurse-to-patient ratios in Queensland Australia. Queensland Government, Department of Health.
- 2015-current, Reducing pain-related attention biases and improving mental health and well-being in Defence personnel. Defence Health Foundation Grants for Medical Research.
- 2014-current, Evaluation of an integrated chronic disease nurse practitioner model of care. Queensland Government, Department of Health.
Current higher degree research student projects (*Principal supervisor):
- Katharyn Havas (PhD candidate), A pre-post trial of a person-centred, theory-based intervention to support self-management in chronic kidney disease.
- Molly Milazi (DHthSc candidate), A bundled intervention to improve phosphate control in people with end stage kidney disease.
- Thi Nguyet Nguyen (PhD candidate), Nurse-led intervention to improve chronic kidney disease self-management.
- *Jacqueline Peet (Masters student), Strengthening nurse surveillance in general wards: A practice development approach.
- Colette Wembenyui (Masters student), Self-management in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 2-4: validation of CKD knowledge and self-management measures.
- *Suzanne Williams (PhD student), Improving paediatric pain management in the emergency department.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Exploring Symptom Clusters in People with Chronic Kidney Disease (2017)
- Nurse Practitioner Led Pain Management the Day after Caesarean Section: A Randomised Controlled Trial (2017)
- An Exploration of the Role of Nurses Working in Emergency Care Services In General Hospitals in Indonesia (2016)
- Job Satisfaction, Stress and Burnout in Haemodialysis Nurses (2015)