Dr Bianca Viljoen


Dr Bianca Viljoen
NameDr Bianca Viljoen
Email Addressbianca.viljoen@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Nursing)
QualificationsBNurs USQ, MHlthMgt QUT, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3412-2607
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Biography

Bianca Viljoen, PhD, MHlth Mgmt, BNurs RN, is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her teaching profile includes a diverse range of courses within both the clinical and academic domains. She currently teaches in a number of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing, research and leadership courses. Her research focuses on cancer survivorship and identifying the supportive care needs of patients within clinical trials. Bianca is affiliated with Cancer Council Queensland [CCQ], the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group [ANZUP], Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia [PCFA], the Australasian Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Trials Network [ANMCTN], the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia [HERDSA] and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia [COSA]. Bianca has a passion for leadership and educating future Registered Nurses; and seeks every opportunity to help others with academic aptitude and growth.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland2017

Expertise

Qualitative Research; Cancer Survivorship; Psycho-oncology; Systematic Reviews; Data Analysis & Synthesis; Thematic Analysis

Teaching

ANP6003 Management in Health Care Practice

NUR1100 Introduction to Nursing

Fields of Research

  • 321199. Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
  • 420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
  • 420699. Public health not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
HERDSA
COSA
ANMCTN
BNurs
USQ
2014
MHlthMgt
QUT
2015
PhD
USQ
2023

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The role of palliative care in family members' burden of care with elderly cancer patients at the end stage of lifeAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023

What are the mechanisms underlying the delivery of survivorship care information in Australia? A realist review

Myers, Larry, Johnston, Elizabeth A., Zajdlewicz, Leah, Viljoen, Bianca, Kelly, Sarah, Perry, Nicole, Stiller, Anna, Crawford-Williams, Fiona, Chan, Raymond J., Emery, Jon D., Bergin, Rebecca J., Aitken, Joanne F. and Goodwin, Belinda C.. 2024. "What are the mechanisms underlying the delivery of survivorship care information in Australia? A realist review." Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer. 33 (3). https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.6321

Evaluating changes to home bowel cancer screening kits: an end-user perspective study

Myers, L., Ireland, M.J., Viljoen, B. and Goodwin, B.. 2023. "Evaluating changes to home bowel cancer screening kits: an end-user perspective study." Cancer Causes and Control. 34 (7), pp. 583-594. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-023-01695-x

The Barriers to Bowel Cancer Screening Scale: Examining Structural Validity, Measurement Invariance, and Criterion Validity

Myers, Larry, Goodwin, Belinda, Viljoen, Bianca, Galicher Roe, Corina and Ireland, Michael J.. 2023. "The Barriers to Bowel Cancer Screening Scale: Examining Structural Validity, Measurement Invariance, and Criterion Validity." Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 29 (5), pp. E190-E197. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000001751

Supportive care needs of men with advanced prostate cancer enrolled in a clinical trial

Viljoen, Bianca. 2023. Supportive care needs of men with advanced prostate cancer enrolled in a clinical trial. PhD by Publication Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/z104z

Experiences of participants in a clinical trial of a novel radioactive treatment for advanced prostate cancer: A nested, qualitative longitudinal study

Viljoen, Bianca, Hofman, Michael S., Chambers, Suzanne K., Dunn, Jeff, Dhillon, Haryana M., Davis, Ian D. and Ralph, Nicholas. 2022. "Experiences of participants in a clinical trial of a novel radioactive treatment for advanced prostate cancer: A nested, qualitative longitudinal study." PLoS One. 17 (11). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0276063

Identifying modifiable features of home bowel cancer screening kits to facilitate use: consumer perspectives

Goodwin, Belinda C., Viljoen, Bianca, Myers, Larry, Ireland, Michael J., Dunn, Jeff, Chambers, Suzanne K., Ralph, Nicholas and Aitken, Joanne F.. 2022. "Identifying modifiable features of home bowel cancer screening kits to facilitate use: consumer perspectives." Public Health Research and Practice. 32 (4), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.17061/phrp32122203

Advanced prostate cancer experimental radioactive treatment—clinical trial decision making: patient experiences

Viljoen, Bianca, Hofman, Michael S., Chambers, Suzanne K., Dunn, Jeff, Dhillon, Haryana, Davis, Ian D. and Ralph, Nicholas. 2021. "Advanced prostate cancer experimental radioactive treatment—clinical trial decision making: patient experiences." BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-002994

Deciding to enrol in a cancer trial: a systematic review of qualitative studies

Viljoen, Bianca, Chambers, Suzanne, Dunn, Jeff, Ralph, Nicholas and March, Sonja. 2020. "Deciding to enrol in a cancer trial: a systematic review of qualitative studies." Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 13, pp. 1257-1281. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S266281

Risk of postoperative pulmonary complications in adult surgical patients with metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Norris, Philip, Viljoen, Bianca, Ralph, Nicholas, Gow, Jeffrey and Silvey, Natalie. 2019. "Risk of postoperative pulmonary complications in adult surgical patients with metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol." Systematic Reviews. 8 (1), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1241-z

Fundamentals of missed care: Implications for the perioperative environment

Ralph, Nicholas and Viljoen, Bianca. 2018. "Fundamentals of missed care: Implications for the perioperative environment ." Journal of Perioperative Nursing. 31 (3), pp. 3-4. https://doi.org/10.26550/2209-1092.1038