Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Marguerite Bramble

Associate Professor Marguerite Bramble

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.

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Teaching Interests

As a lecturer and senior lecturer Marguerite’s teaching experience and interests span the following areas:

  • Convening and teaching innovative curriculum for online and face to face subjects in the specialised areas of ageing, gerontology, chronic and neurological conditions and mental health;
  • Interprofessional learning for nursing, medical, paramedic and health science students at undergraduate and postgraduate level ;
  • Curriculum development and coordination of nursing units in mental health, advanced professional nursing practice and research and evidence based practice.

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.

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Membership:

  • Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Director and Board Member
  • Member of the AAG expert reference group for reablement projects
  • Member of the (AAG) NSW Division
  • Member of the AAG Ageing, Workforce and Special Interest Group (AWESIG)
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA)
  • Member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

Reviewer for:

  • Australasian Journal on Ageing
  • Aging and Mental Health
  • International Journal of Older People Nursing

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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:

  • Building Evidence to Support Parkinson’s Disease Neurological Nurses in Rural and Remote NSW.  (Funded by Parkinson’s NSW)
  • Building rural workforce capacity in rural communities through a reablement teaching program (Funded by Family Based Care Tasmania)
  • Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: A cluster randomised controlled trial (NHMRC funded project)
  • Family Involvement in Care of People with Dementia in Acute Care (DCRC funded project)

Higher Education (action research)

  • A partnership approach to improving the individual first-year student experience within a diverse population.
  • Leadership Development: Enhancing Staff and Student Mentor Capability to Improve Engagement and Retention in a Two Year ‘Fast Track’ Degree Program.
  • Establishing Teaching Nursing Homes to Provide Quality Inter-Professsional Clinical Placements in Aged Care.

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