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Dr Kimberly Alexander

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing

Personal

Name
Dr Kimberly Alexander
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
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 6445
Fax
+61 7 3138 3814
Email
Location
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Social Media
LinkedIn
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health) (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Educaton (Higher Education) (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Nursing (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (Research Committee), International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Oncology Nursing Society, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, Sigma Theta Tau International

Keywords

Quality of Life, Genetics, Cancer

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

Biography

Background

Kim is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology. She is a registered nurse with a clinical background in oncology.  Kim has cross-disciplinary research experience in nursing, epidemiology, genetics, and patients outcomes (i.e. cancer risk, symptom experience and quality of life).

Industry Research

Kim partners with ICON Cancer Care – Australia’s largest provider of private cancer care services and Icon Cancer Foundation on the Damian Griffin Patient Outcome Project. The project measures specific health outcomes that matter most to patients and will influence supportive care practices for cancer patients. For more information go to: http://www.iconcancercare.com.au/icon-cancer-foundation/support/patient-wellness-care/

Project Highlights

2014-2016: Predictors of symptom experience and quality of life in oncology patients receiving
chemotherapy, QUT IHBI ECR Grant.

2014: A holistic approach to healing wounds: Identifying the relationships between symptom clusters,
biological markers and their impact on chronic wound healing, PA Foundation Project Grant.

2013-2015: Genetic
biomarkers associated with risk and quality of life in prostate cancer – Role of ethnicity, QUT IHBI Collaborative Grant.

2012-2014: Investigation of the role of genetics in Quality of Life Outcomes (QOL) in Women with Breast Cancer, Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Award.

2012: Bio-freezer for School of Nursing associated projects, QUT IHBI Major Equipment Scheme.

2011-2013: Scoping the cardiotoxities of cancer therapies, QUT IHBI MCR Grant.

2011-2013: Identifying symptom clusters in patients with chronic leg ulcers, QUT IHBI Collaborative Grant.

Teaching

Kim has extensive experience in teaching and coordinating units across the QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Kim is the Subject Area Coordinator for Cancer Nursing within the School of Nursing and teaches the coursework component of the postgraduate and undergraduate cancer curriculum and supervises quantitative Masters and doctoral students in the field.  Kim’s teaching and learning areas include:

- Cancer Specialisation

- Epidemiology

- Health Promotion

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Kimberly Alexander.

Publications

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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence, Learning and teaching