Dr Liz Ryan


Dr Liz Ryan
NameDr Liz Ryan
Email Addressliz.ryan@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Nursing)
QualificationsBNurs UNE, MNurs UNE, PhD UNE
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6312-564X
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Biography

Dr Liz Ryan commenced as a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of New England in 2011 and was promoted to Level C in 2021. As part of these roles, she conducted a 100 % service role as Program Director for two undergraduate programs, and Clinical Coordinator Academic, overseeing nursing clinical placements. Additional to this, she was Disability Liaison for the School of Health and Medicine, and First Year Leader in undergraduate nursing. Despite being heavily involved in service and management roles for up to 3 years, she was able to complete her PhD in the allocated timeframe between 2017-2021, publish 7 publications, contribute to numerous book chapters, and present at local and national conferences, forums, and education sessions.

Dr Ryan’s research activity was reduced for several years due to workload commitments and 100% service allocation, and there was limited opportunity to engage in research. Since commencing employment at the University of Southern Queensland in September 2022, she has actively sought opportunity to engage in collaboration, capacity building and development within the research space, and this has brought to fruition further opportunity for research participation and learning. With a 20% research allocation, she has been able to obtain two grants, and successfully engage in collaboration in the research space. Dr Ryan has been successful in gaining formal research mentorship through the School of Nursing and Midwifery, been part of the Early Career Researcher’s Community of Practice, both university wide and within the school. She has been able to attend several research training opportunities, and has commenced supervision of two HDR students, joining the HDR supervisors Community of Practice. Additionally, she has provided research mentorship to two clinicians in a formal Darling Downs Health Innovation and Research mentorship collaboration. Dr Ryan has presented her research at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Nibbles and has been part of one Confirmation of Candidature panel as an expert external for another university.

Dr Ryan has published in several D1 journals, contributed to a number of book chapters, and presented at Australian conferences. Her research area is around nursing interventions, patient safety, and nursing educational frameworks for undergraduate nurses. Published work from Dr Ryan has been well cited in D1 journals within nursing, (n=206), and though an early career researcher, has a H index of 4, with this building capacity. 90% of journal articles have been first author. D1 journals have been in the top 95% of nursing journals, for example the Journal of Clinical Nursing, ranked as 6th out of 130, and the Journal of Advanced Nursing, ranked 10th of 130 in the general category of nursing journals published globally. The Journal of Clinical Nursing is one of the top nursing journals and is an international leader in nursing practice among researchers, clinicians, and policy makers, as is the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland20222023
Lecturer/ Senior LecturerUniversity of New England20112022

Expertise

nursing, student experience, patient safety, intentional rounding

Teaching

NUR1103 - Context of Professional Nursing Practice

Fields of Research

  • 420501. Acute care
  • 420505. Nursing workforce
  • 420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian College of Nursing
HERDSA
BNurs
UNE
2008
MNurs
UNE
2014
PhD
UNE
2021

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The lived experience, preparedness, and challenges of Tow Truck Drivers attending traumatic roadside events.Associate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Project titleDetailsYear
Keeping academics up to date with current practices in nursingSchool of Nursing and Midwifery small research grant $50002023
What is the efficacy of strategies employed in the education of health professionals for asynchronous tutorials/ activities in online university education?School of Nursing and Midwifery small research grant $4883.762023
Utilising consumer voices - an innovative model of care for discharge planningUniSQ ECR Capacity Building Grant $12938.002023

Health of the individual, family and community

Ryan, Liz, Conway, Jane and Baxter, E.. 2022. "Health of the individual, family and community." Hall, Helen, Glew, Paul and Rhodes, Johanna (ed.) Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A person centred approach to care. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mixed methods study integration: Nursing student experience and opinions of intentional rounding

Ryan, Liz, Jackson, Debra, East, Leah, Woods, Cindy and Usher, Kim. 2022. "Mixed methods study integration: Nursing student experience and opinions of intentional rounding." Journal of Advanced Nursing. 78 (6), pp. 1787-1797. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15197

Preregistration nursing students' provision of safe care—Are we leaving too much to chance?

Ryan, Liz, Jackson, Debra, Woods, Cindy, East, Leah and Usher, Kim. 2021. "Preregistration nursing students' provision of safe care—Are we leaving too much to chance? " Journal of Clinical Nursing. 30 (5-6), pp. e10-e12. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15494

Exploring pre-registration nursing students' experience of and attitudes towards intentional rounding within clinical placements

Ryan, Liz. 2021. Exploring pre-registration nursing students' experience of and attitudes towards intentional rounding within clinical placements. PhD by Publication Doctor of Philosophy. University of New England.

Intentional Rounding: a cross-sectional study into patients' and nurses' experience in a Rural facility

Ryan, L., Targett, D., Yeates, H., Woods, C. and East, L.. 2022. "Intentional Rounding: a cross-sectional study into patients' and nurses' experience in a Rural facility." 2022 Council of Deans Nursing and Midwifery Symposium (2022 CDNM Symposium). Sunshine Coast, Australia 29 - 30 Mar 2022 Australia.

Pre-registration nursing students' perceptions and experience of intentional rounding: A cross-sectional study

Ryan, Elizabeth (Liz) J., Jackson, Debra, Woods, Cindy and Usher, Kim J.. 2020. "Pre-registration nursing students' perceptions and experience of intentional rounding: A cross-sectional study." Nurse Education in Practice. 42, p. 102691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102691

Nursing care of people with musculoskeletal disorders

Ryan, Liz. 2020. "Nursing care of people with musculoskeletal disorders." LeMone and Burke's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Person-Centred Care. Australia. Pearson Education Australia. pp. 1417-1482

Nursing care of people with haematologic disorders

Ryan, Liz. 2020. "Nursing care of people with haematologic disorders." LeMone and Burke's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Person-Centred Care. Australia. Pearson Education Australia. pp. 1141-1195

Intentional rounding in the context of student learning

Ryan, Liz, Jackson, Debra, Woods, Cindy, East, Leah and Usher, Kim. 2020. "Intentional rounding in the context of student learning." Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 28 (3), pp. 289-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2020.09.008

Intentional Rounding - Student Perspectives: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Ryan, Liz. 2019. "Intentional Rounding - Student Perspectives: A Cross-Sectional Survey." UNE Postgraduate Conference 2019. Armidale, Australia 15 201 - 16 Jan 2019 Australai.

Intentional rounding – An integrative literature review

Ryan, Liz, Jackson, Debra, Woods, Cindy and Usher, Kim. 2019. "Intentional rounding – An integrative literature review ." Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75 (6), pp. 1151-1161. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13897

Nursing care of people with haematological disorders

Ryan, Liz. 2017. "Nursing care of people with haematological disorders." LeMone & Burke’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Person-Centred Care. Australia. Pearson Education Australia. pp. 1146-1201

Health of the individual, family and community

Conway, Jane, Dempsey, Jennifer and Ryan, Liz. 2017. "Health of the individual, family and community." Hill, Robyn, Hall, Helen and Glew, Paul J. (ed.) Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A Person-Centred Approach to Care. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 37-55

Undergraduate nursing students' attitudes and use of research and evidence-based practice - an integrative literature review

Ryan, Elizabeth Jo. 2016. "Undergraduate nursing students' attitudes and use of research and evidence-based practice - an integrative literature review." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25 (11-12), pp. 1548-1556. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13229

Nursing care of people with haematological disorders

Ryan, Liz and Sanderson, Helena. "Nursing care of people with haematological disorders." LeMone and Burke's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Patient-Centred Care. Australia. Pearson Education Australia. pp. 1140-1191

The threshold of rural placement frequency and duration: A repeated cross-sectional study examining rural career aspirations among student nurses

Terry, Daniel, Peck, Blake, Elliott, Jessica, East, Leah, Ryan, Liz, Baker, Ed and Schmitz, David. 2024. "The threshold of rural placement frequency and duration: A repeated cross-sectional study examining rural career aspirations among student nurses." Nurse Education in Practice. 77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2024.103989