RN; BN (Hons); BEc; PhD; GAICD
As a Registered Nurse my practice, education and research expertise is in ageing, older person care and dementia care. In my current position with CSU, part of my role is as adjunct Associate Professor with Catholic Healthcare. This role is focused on providing leadership in aged care practice innovation, which includes working collaboratively with health professionals across disciplines, developing research proposals, applying for funding and providing opportunities for aged care staff to build capability and improve care quality in this crucial area of health care.
My record of academic achievement is of national and international standing and I have a strong scholarly track record in linking nursing theory and evidence based models of care to curriculum development in undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and interprofessional programs. I have national recognition for my expertise in implementing innovative, evidence based education and clinical trial interventions, working collaboratively on projects with industry stakeholders, managers, health professionals, clients and families in aged care and dementia care. This expertise is supported by my previous experience in the corporate sector, both as a consultant, an educator and a manager.
As a lecturer and senior lecturer Marguerite’s teaching experience and interests span the following areas:
In her current senior academic role Marguerite provides leadership, supervision and mentoring both to academic and clinical colleagues across university and industry, with the aim to improve workforce capability in nursing and interprofessional aged care programs.
Marguerite’s research experience has developed from a broad base as a nurse, management consultant and academic. She has developed a particular interest in managing and implementing innovative research projects in the health sector which are translatable and provide action based frameworks for students, industry stakeholders, managers, health professionals, clients and families.
Marguerite’s research includes:
Aged Care and Dementia Care:
Higher Education (action research)