Ms Mel Lauva

BN(Hons), RN, GradCertEd, MEdRM

Lecturer

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research methods
  • HFACS methodology
  • Patient Safety
  • Ethnography

Projects

  • Currently examining coroners cases analysing nurse related events resulting in death across Australia.

Professional Memberships and Awards

  • RCNA

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Lauva, M. (Submitted).  'A Beautiful Mind Stripped Bare: The Price of (un)Achieving Academic Excellence.  Collegian.
Vafeas, C. J., *Lauva, M., & Beament, T. L. (submitted). Moving Pictures in Mentorship: Exploring aesthetic methodologies to capture nursing students’ professional development. Nurse Education Today.
*Zilembo, M., & Vafeas, C.J. (Submitted). Exploring the Conundrum of Practice Education for Undergraduate Student Nurses. Contemporary Nurse .
Vafeas, C. J., *Zilembo, M., & Beament, T. L. (2010). Cultivating Care: Nurturing Nurses for a New Tomorrow.  Teaching and Learning Forum 2011.
*Zilembo, M., & Monterosso, L. (2009). Towards a conceptual framework for preceptorship in the clinical education of undergraduate nursing students. Contemporary Nurse 30(1), 194-199.
*Zilembo, M., & Monterosso, L. (2008). Nursing students’ perceptions of desirable leadership qualities in nurse preceptors: A descriptive survey. Contemporary Nurse 27(2), 1-9.

Books

*Lauva, M. (2012). Silence & Voice in the Academic Jungle. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
*Zilembo, M. (2009). Exploring Desirable Leadership Characteristics of Clinical Preceptors: A Descriptive Survey. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Book Chapters

*Zilembo, M., & Vafeas, C. J.  (2011). Chest: Thorax and Lungs. In C. Jarvis (Ed.), Physical examination and health assessment. Sydney, NSW: Elsevier.

Other Publications

Teaching and Learning Specific

*Zilembo, M. (2007). Professional Pride linked to Education. Nursing Review, June 2007. RCNA.

Unpublished Works

*Zilembo, M. (2007). A Descriptive Survey of Undergraduate Nursing Students Perceptions of Desirable Leadership Characteristics of their Clinical Preceptors. Unpublished honours thesis. Edith Cowan University: Perth, Western Australia.

Conference Presentations

*Lauva, M., & Andre, K. (2011). Enhancing Academic Integrity through Holistic Educative Approaches: An Edith Cowan University Innovation. Showcase Presentation at the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity. The University Of Western Australia. Perth, Western Australia.
Cohen, L., Harman, B., *Lauva, M., Rassau, A., Brown, J., Crevacore, C., & Lawrence, T. (2011). Mentoring matters: Embedding peer support frameworks into first year undergraduate programs. Workshop Session Presented at First Year Experience in Higher Education Conference. Perth, Western Australia.
*Lauva, M., Vafeas, C. J., & Beament, T. L. (2011). Cultivating Care: Mentoring new nurses. Poster Presentation at International Congress of Innovations in Nursing. Perth, Western Australia.
*Lauva, M., Vafeas, C. J., & Beament, T. L. (2011). Caring Beyond the Curriculum: Exploring concepts of altruism amongst nurse educators acting as academic mentors.  International Congress of Innovations in Nursing. Perth, Western Australia.
Vafeas, C. J., *Zilembo, M., & Beament, T. L. (2010). Still Life: Photo Journaling as a means of Capturing the Student Nursing Journey.  Teaching and Learning Forum 2011. Perth, Western Australia.
Vafeas, C. J., *Zilembo, M., & Beament, T. L. (2010). Caring Beyond the Curriculum: Exploring concepts of altruism amongst nurse educators acting as academic mentors.  Teaching and Learning Forum 2011. Perth, Western Australia.
Vafeas, C. J & *Zilembo, M. (2010) Moving Pictures: Advancing methodologies for mentorship of undergraduate nurses in an Australian school of nursing. Proceedings of the NETNEP conference. Sydney, Australia.
Vafeas, C. J & *Zilembo, M. (2010) Moving Pictures: Advancing methodologies for mentorship of undergraduate nurses in an Australian school of nursing. Oral presentation at the NETNEP conference. Sydney, Australia.
Vafeas, C. J. & *Zilembo, M. (2009). Cultivating Care: Mentoring new nurses. Poster Presentation at eCulture 2009 Conference: Perth, Edith Cowan University.
Metcalfe, H., *Zilembo, M., Beament., & Falconer, D. (2009) Under constructivism: Exploring the educational theory behind the construction of the Virtual Health and Wellness Project. Proceedings of the Australian Nurse Teachers conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
*Zilembo, M. & Metcalfe, H. L. (2008). Problem-based learning in action: The development of the virtual health and wellness centre. Oral Presentation at eCulture 2008 Conference: Perth, Edith Cowan University.
*Zilembo, M., Metcalfe, H. L., & Falconer, D. P.  (2008). eCOGnition: The Virtual Health & Wellness Centre. Poster  Presentation at SimtecT 2008 Conference. Brisbane, Royal Brisbane Women’ & Children’ Hospital.
*Zilembo, M., & Metcalfe, H. L. (2008). Gone Fishing…Constructivism as a guiding pedagogy for e-learning. Poster  Presentation at SimtecT 2008 Conference. Brisbane, Royal Brisbane Women’ & Children’ Hospital.
Metcalfe, H. L., & *Zilembo, M. (2008). Watching me watching you: Reflections on technological change in teaching and learning. Oral Presentation given at SimtecT 2008 Conference. Brisbane, Royal Brisbane Women’ & Children’ Hospital.
*Zilembo, M., & Metcalfe, H. L. (2008). The Virtual Health & Wellness Centre: Problem Based Learning in Action. Proceedings of the PBL 2008 Conference (available online at http://www.pbl2008.com/PDF/0042.pdf). Mexico, University of Colima.
*Zilembo, M., & Metcalfe, H. L. (2008). The Virtual Health & Wellness Centre: Problem Based Learning in Action. Oral Presentation given at the PBL 2008 Conference. Mexico, University of Colima.

Contacts

T: 08 8946 6380
E: mel.lauva@cdu.edu.au
F: 08 8946 6151

School of Health
Building Blue 5.1.50
Casuarina campus
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909
Australia