Dr Malcolm Elliott

RN, PhD, GradCertEd(HigherEd), GradCertHlthSc(NursEd), GradCertCardiacNurs, GradCertIntCareNurs, MNurs, BNurs, DipHlthSc(Nursing)

Lecturer in Nursing

I am a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and have been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. My clinical background is in critical care including general and neurosurgical intensive care, high dependency, coronary care and the Emergency Department. I gained this experience in NSW and in the United Kingdom.

I have over 15 years’ experience as a lecturer and have taught in numerous undergraduate nursing curricula in NSW and Victoria. The topics I have taught include fundamentals of nursing, law and ethics, nursing research, medical-surgical nursing and acute/critical care nursing. My research interests include adverse outcomes, and quality and safety in the acute clinical setting. I have also researched and published on issues relating to nursing education.

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Academic Biography


2014: Doctor of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University
         Thesis title: Adverse events following Intensive Care discharge: the contribution of systems, clinician and patient factors

2006: Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University

2002: Introduction to Tertiary Teaching, University of Wollongong

2001: Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Nurse Education), Charles Sturt University

1997: Graduate Certificate in Cardiac Nursing, Liverpool Hospital

1996: Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing, NSW College of Nursing

1995: Master of Nursing, University of Sydney
         Thesis title: A study to determine the inter-rater reliability of the Reaction Level Scale

1992: Bachelor of Nursing, University of Sydney

1990: Diploma of Health Science (Nursing), University of Western Sydney



Read Dr Elliott's up-to-date list of publications.



2013What is the nature of nursing student engagement? A mixed methods study, VET Development Center$5,000
2013The development of wisdom in graduate registered nurses, VET Development Center$5,000

Engagement and Knowledge Exchange


I am a peer reviewer for a number of national and international nursing journals. I am also a current member of the Australasian College of Critical Care Nurses’ Safety and Quality Advisory Committee.

Dr Malcolm Elliott


T: (03) 9918 4617
E: malcolm.elliott@cdu.edu.au

104 Franklin Street,
CDU Melbourne