Di Brown

Professor of Clinical Nursing

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

Professor Brown's particular field of expertise is in recognition of prior learning, cross-credit systems in line with national and international educational standards, specialising in curriculum and learning methodologies.

Di has over 12 years experience as a researcher and consultant in the field of nursing education.

Over 30 years extensive clinical experience as a registered nurse, and nurse manager, in specialties including intensive care, remote area nursing, mental health, drug and alcohol, medical-surgical nursing, and pain management.

Her PhD (1997) examined nursing graduates and their preparedness for practice in the current health care system.

Prof Brown is interested in nursing research linked to practice development, multidisciplinary and other relevant research that enhances the models of service delivery in Australia and Indonesia, and the development of programs that enhance nursing care delivery in the Northern Territory.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

San Miguel, C, Rogan, F., Kilstoff, K., Brown, D. (2006) 'Clinically speaking: a communication skills program for students from  non-English speaking backgrounds'; Nurse Education in Practice, 6:268-274.

Brown, D. White, J. & Leibbrandt L. (2006) 'Collaborative partnerships for nursing faculties and health service providers: what can nursing learn from business literature?' Journal of Nursing Management, 14:170-179.

Other Publications

Reports

Brown, D. & Cooke, M. (2003). 'Teaching and Learning Methodologies'. Report. Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Central Kalimantan, Republic of Indonesia.

Lock, L. & Brown, D. (2003). 'Clinical Teaching, Learning and Assessment Report'.

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Central Kalimantan, Republic of Indonesia.

Uyeda. M. & Brown, D. (2003). 'Plan for developing and improving nursing/midwifery clinical laboratories'. Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Central Kalimantan, Republic of Indonesia.

Brown, D. & Cooke, M. (2002). 'Evaluation of Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum in Indonesia'. Commissioned Report submitted to Dinas Kesehatan Propinsi Kalimantan Tengah and Pusdinakes, Jakarta.

Cooke, M. & Brown, D. (2002). 'Evaluation of teaching and learning practices in Central Kalimantan'. Recommendations and guide to improving practice. Commissioned Report submitted to Dinas Kesehatan Propinsi Kalimantan Tengah and Pusdinakes Jakarta and the World Bank, Jakarta.

Contacts

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