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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 as a Senior Lecturer for the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and as a Senior Research Fellow for Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital.  Kim is a registered nurse with a clinical background in oncology and haematology with  cross-disciplinary research experience in nursing, epidemiology, genetics, and patients outcomes (i.e. cancer risk, symptom experience and quality of life).

Industry Research Kim is jointly appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital where she leads and facilitates health research as well as the integration of contemporary evidence in clinical practice. She also currently serves as an analyst and medical writer for the Specialist Medical Review Council (SMRC) (an independent statutory body responsible to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs), and supports the QUT team evaluation of the Movember Foundation Australian TrueNTH Intervention.  Kim previously partnered with ICON Cancer Care and Icon Cancer Foundation on the Damian Griffin Patient Outcome Project. The project measured specific health outcomes that matter most to patients and influenced supportive care practices for cancer patients.

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