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Associate Professor Clint Douglas

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing


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
and associations

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

Professional Memberships 

  • Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Member, Australian College of Nursing
  • Member, Australian Pain Society
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


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.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Clint Douglas.


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