Ms Leonie Murphy Lock

Position

Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Details

No Phone

Location

Bundoora West campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Summary of responsibilities

Since joining the staff in Nursing in 2008, I have been responsible for the coordination and teaching of Acute Care Nursing 1 and 2. I am also currently teaching into the Therapeutics for Nursing Practice, Cultural Diversity in Health Care, Aged Care, and Health Assessment for Healthcare Professionals courses; and assist with skills laboratories in Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 and 2, and tutorials for the Ethics and Law course. Since 2009, I have also been an active member of the Simulation Working Group within the discipline; introducing simulation activities into the Acute Care Nursing courses. Prior to2008, I was coordinating and teaching the Medication Administration course at RMIT TAFE for two years; after two years of clinical teaching and many years lecturing in acute care at Victoria University, Melbourne.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Educational Studies (Monash)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (Direct Training)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing Education – Phillip Institute)
  • Bachelor of Arts (LaTrobe)
  • Midwifery Certificate (Royal Women's Hospital)
  • General Nursing Certificate (Western Hospital)

Teaching responsibilities

  • Acute Care Nursing 1 and 2 coordination, lectures and skills laboratories
  • Therapeutics for Nursing Practice lectures
  • Cultural Diversity in Health Care lectures, and coordination 2010
  • Ethics and Law tutorials
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 and 2 skills laboratories

Industry experience

Australian Nursing Federation member

Research interests

Social class and culture, acute and aged care nursing, simulation, teaching and learning

Publications

  • Section editor with Julie Watts on Australasian adaptation of Lewis, Heitkemper and Dirksen's Medical-Surgical Nursing text for Elsevier Australia (published 2004)
  • Victoria University School of Nursing and Midwifery Style Guide 1994-2007, co-authored with Beth Bennett (updated for 2008)

Higher Degree supervision

  • 'The Relationship between Informatics in the Undergraduate Nursing Curricula and the Preparation for Practice'. Research using the Delphi technique by Lesley Watson Master of Health Science by research (completed in 2005)
  • 'Assisting Healing by Reduction of Stress Using Three in One Concepts: A Qualitative Evaluation of Clients' Perceptions' A quantitative research study by Sue Dawson. Master of Health Science – Nursing (completed in 1999)
  • 'Student Midwives' Perceptions of Their Role in the Hospital Clinical Setting' Master of Health Science – Nursing (completed in 1999)
  • 'Socio-economic Correlates of Youth Suicide Rates in Australia'. Research using secondary data analysis by Vatinee Sukmak. Master of Health Science – Nursing (completed in 1996).

Projects

  • "The development and implementation of a Practice Based Simulation Model for the Acute Care streams of the Bachelor of Nursing program" $8,915.42 SHS T&L program/course development funding
  • Simulation Working Group members in Nursing, headed by Dr Mee young Park.
  • "Simulation in Acute Care Nursing 2" $4950.00 RMIT N & M Small grant support scheme project completed in 2009. Dr Mee young Park, Sonja Cleary, Sharee Griffiths and Leonie Murphy.
  • "Redevelopment of Acute Care Nursing 2" $4500.00 RMIT PaCE funded project for 2009. Leonie Murphy, Dr Mee young Park, Sonja Cleary, Sharee Griffiths
  • "Curriculum Review of Bachelor of Nursing", Research Team: Leonie Murphy (Project leader to August 2002), Helen Baker, Julie Watts, Mary Huynh, Cally Berryman, Valerie MacKinnon, Terence McCann. $19,000 Curriculum Innovation Grant funded by Victoria University for 2002.
  • "Pracability". A study assessing and addressing the practical issues facing students with disabilities undertaking practical places in health science courses at university. Research Team: John Struhs, Sundram Sivamalai, Carolyn Wood, Liz Anderson, Leonie Murphy and Julie Watts. A cooperative project of the University of Ballarat, VU and ACU, funded by DETYA for 1998-9.
  • "Evaluation of a Moot Court as a teaching strategy". Research team: Patricia Gentile, Leonie Murphy, Janis Webb and John Wilson. Funded by Faculty of Human Development Research Grant in 1994.
  • "Evaluation of Undergraduate clinical performance using ANRAC Competencies". Research team: Patricia Gentile, Leonie Murphy, Julie Watts and Denise Whelan. Funded by Faculty of Human Development Research Grant in 1994.
  • "Graduate Nurses and the Employment Experience" Research project for Masters of Educational Studies completed in 1994.
  • "Clinical Teachers' and Graduate Nurse Program Participants' Perceptions of the Clinical Teacher's Role". Research team: Patricia Burton and Leonie Murphy. Completed in 1987.

Conference presentations

  • "Reviewing the Current Bachelor of Nursing: the findings", Victoria University Learning Matters Symposium 2002
  • "Teaching Acute Care Nursing Using a Problem Based Learning Approach", Victoria University Learning Matters Symposium 2001
  • "How Applicable are the ANCI Competencies to the Registered Nurse returning to study?" Across the Frontiers. Approaches, Directions, Access for all. 7th National Nurse Education Conference Alice Springs, 3-5 September 1996.
  • "Competency based Learning Contracts in Clinical Practice" New Zealand Nurse Educators Conference Hamilton, New Zealand, 17 - 20 October 1995.
  • "Evaluation of a Moot Court as a Teaching/Learning Strategy" Evaluation! Are you being served? Australasian Evaluation Society International Conference Sydney, 26 - 29 September 1995.
  • "Evaluation of a Moot Court as a Teaching/Learning Strategy" Faculty of Human Development Annual Research Conference, 1994; Higher Education: Blending Tradition and Technology.
  • "Graduate Nurses and the Employment Experience" Faculty of Human Development Annual Research Conference, 1994.
  • "Evaluation of Undergraduate clinical performance using ANRAC Competencies".(Poster) and "Graduate Nurses and the Employment Experience" (Poster) 6th National Nursing Education Conference Canberra, 28 - 30 September 1994.