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Professor Glenn Gardner

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing

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Name
Professor Glenn Gardner
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 5487
Fax
+61 7 3138 3814
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland), MEdStudies (Monash University), BAppSci(Advanced Practice Nursing) (La Trobe University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Fellow - Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Honorary Fellow - Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
Keywords

Advanced practice nursing, health service innovation, health services research, Acute care nursing

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

Biography

Background Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Sociology of Health and Illness, University of Queensland 1997  Professor of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology Professor Glenn Gardner leads a program of research into health service innovation and advanced nursing roles. Her 2004 research into the role of nurse practitioners resulted in development of practice, education and authorisation standards for nurse practitioners in Australia. These standards were adopted nationally by nurse regulatory authorities and education providers and laid a foundation for ongoing nurse practitioner standards review and development. Professor Gardner was lead researcher on the landmark ARC funded, Australia wide nurse practitioner study (AUSPRAC). The study was conducted in collaboration with leading nurse policy makers and the findings translated to a framework for implementation, audit and evaluation of nurse practitioner service. Subsequent projects examined safety and quality of nurse practitioner service and nurse practitioner service and patient outcomes in emergency care and renal care. Central to this research program is Professor Gardner’s work in generic advanced practice nursing roles and practice profiles. In collaboration with industry bodies and other leading researchers in this field Professor Gardner is conducting national and trans-Tasman research that is developing news tools and ways of thinking about advanced practice nursing and its contribution to improving the reach and quality of health service and patient outcomes. Professor Gardner also has a strong track record in acute care nursing practice and research. She conceptualized and implemented the inaugural nursing professional unit (NPU) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The NPU was established as an innovation to strengthen university /health service collaboration and to build and promote a clinical nursing research and evidence based practice culture. There are now three successful QUT Nursing Professorial Units at the Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital. Professor Gardner’s program of research includes a large cohort of research higher degree students conducting cutting edge research into nurse practitioner and advanced practice nursing service with several PhD candidates funded through NHMRC post graduate scholarships. Current Project 2014 – 2016: Making nursing work: developing a national framework for advanced practice in nursing. Australian Research Council LP Industry Partners: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 2014: Answer 4 Nursing: A national Survey scoping advanced practice nursing roles and titles. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation 2013 – 2015 Educating for health service reform: clinical learning, governance, and capability. Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2012-2015: A prospective evaluation of the impact of the nurse practitioner role on emergency department service and outcomes. Australian Research Council LP Industry Partners: Australian State Chief Nurses.

This information has been contributed by Professor Glenn Gardner.

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
Making nursing work: Developing a national framework for advanced practice in nursing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100320
Start year
2014
Keywords
Health Workforce, Nursing Service, Advanced Practice
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
Title
A prospective evaluation of the impact of the nurse practitioner role on emergency department service and outcomes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110200389
Start year
2012
Keywords
Nurse Practitionery, Health Services Improvement, Multidisciplinary Teams, Emerency Departments
Title
Reforming healthcare: Nurse Practitioners and workforce redesign
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0668886
Start year
2007
Keywords
Health service research, Nurse practitioner, Nursing, Health outcomes, Workforce restructure,

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