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Ms Theresa Harvey

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing

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Name
Ms Theresa Harvey
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
Discipline *
Nursing
Phone
+61 7 3138 5951
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Master of Nursing (Women's Health) (Flinders University of SA)

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

Biography

Theresa’s nursing background has spanned many speciality areas which has assisted her to work and study throughout Australia and overseas. She has worked in a diversity of clinical areas including: Medical / surgical / community / adult intensive care / coronary care. As well as many years of experience as a practicing Midwife and Clinical Midwifery Facilitator/Educator. The variety of clinical experience she has provides her with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on as a nursing educator through academic leadership and lecturing. Theresa’s education and research focus is in undergraduate programs, specifically in relation to clinical experience and bridging the gap between theory and practice. She has a strong interest in creating a learning environment that facilitates the linkage between education and industry. Theresa also has an interest in developing and teaching transition into health care setting programs for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CaLD). In recent times her clinical education expertise has assisted her in developing and implementing Clinical Facilitator Workshops, not only for nursing supervisors but for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals in metropolitan and rural sites. Participants in these sessions work in fields such as: occupational therapy; dentistry; dietetics; physiotherapy; psychiatry; nursing; and speech therapy. The focus of the workshops is to assist participants to develop ‘general’ as well as CaLD student clinical supervision skills, and to then stimulate strategies that can be developed to overcome possible barriers and challenges. Her success in these endeavours is attributed to her strong leadership and mentoring abilities.

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: What real nurses do: Undergraduate students’ perceptions of clinical nursing education, Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Health internal research grant.
  • 2009 -2010: Effective Transition for International Students Undertakingthe One Year Program Leading to Registration in Australia, Queensland University of Health internal research grant.
  • 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 Theresa Harvey.

Teaching

Currently Theresa is Clinical Study Area Coordinator (SAC) and is a Visiting Nursing and Midwifery Education Fellow at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane. In her role as Clinical SAC), Theresa provides guidance in the development, implementation and/or review of all clinical units across the undergraduate curriculum program. A significant proportion of this role involves leading and facilitating a team approach in the implementation of the clinical and theoretical aspects of all undergraduate clinical units, this includes the development and support of the clinical supervisors working in the clinical environment Theresa’s significant experience in the area of clinical supervision teaching and learning also involves the education of supervisors who support Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CaLD).

 

In 2009-2010 Theresa (with colleagues) undertook development, implementation and evaluation of a professional development and capacity 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.

 

Theresa’s success as a highly skilled, knowledgeable and adaptable educator is evident by the consistently positive feedback received through detailed participant evaluation processes.

This information has been contributed by Ms Theresa Harvey.

Publications

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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Calleja P, & Harvey T. Queensland University of Technology, 2012 Teaching and Learning Grant for Reframe project titled “EMERGING FROM STUDENT TO PRACTITIONER - A CUMULATIVE DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR STUDENTS, $5,000. Funding granted November 2011.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence - International Student Support in Nursing Team. In recognition of exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement in Learning and teaching.
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.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Vice-Chancellors Performance Award. In recognition of a significant and superior contribution to the work of the University in International learning and teaching.
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
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award - In recognition of significant and superior contribution to the work of the University for teaching and learning, in relation to her role as the QUT - RBWH Liason officer.
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.