Professor Fiona Coyer

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Faculty of Health,
School of Nursing


Personal details

Positions

Professor
Faculty of Health,
School of Nursing
Kelvin Grove Q Block Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects

Keywords

Skin integrity in the critically ill patient, Intensive care

Discipline

Nursing

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • MSc (City University, London)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Education (University of Surrey)

Professional memberships and associations


  • Member, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN Ltd)
  • Member, (International), American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • International Advisory Board member, Intensive & Critical Care Nursing journal
  • Editorial Board member, Journal Wound Care
  • Member, Australian Wound Management Association.

Teaching

Professor Coyer has taught across numerous undergraduate and postgraduate units including

  • Intensive care nursing
  • Health assessment, including physical examination approaches
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Research methods


She has previously led major curriculum development projects in nursing, including national accreditation of the Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner) courses, and postgraduate specialist nursing curricula reform in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing and Masters of Nursing courses.

Teaching awards

In recognition of her teaching excellence, she has received the following awards:

  • (2018) Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence.  In recognition of exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement in leadership.
  • (2014) Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. In recognition of exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching and partnerships and engagement
  • (2011) Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning - For leadership in the teaching of intensive care nursing by developing innovative course-level curricula and resources in close collaboration with healthcare industry partners
  • (2007) Faculty of Health Vice-Chancellor's Performance Fund Award

Publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Fiona, explore their research on ePrints (our digital repository).

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Research projects

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • EXPLORING THE ACUITY AND DEPENDENCY OF ADULT WARD PATIENTS FOLLOWING MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM REVIEW: THE REMAIN STUDY
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Clint Douglas
  • Transforming Patient Outcomes through Effective Nursing Clinical Handover
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leanne Jack
  • EXPLORING BODY MORPHOLOGY, SKIN MICROCIRCULATION AND MICROCLIMATE IN PATIENTS WITH CRITICAL ILLNESS
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Christina Parker