Dr Vanessa Brunelli

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Faculty of Health,
School of Nursing


Personal details

Positions

Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School of Nursing

Keywords

Lung cancer, specialist lung cancer nurse, specialist lung cancer nurse workforce, nurse education, patient education, patient self-management education, qualitative research, Vygotskian Theory, Cultural Historical Activity Theory

Discipline

Nursing

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

Professional memberships and associations

Professional Leadership

  • Chair, Steering Committee, Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum (2021 - )
  • Lead, Research Portfolio, Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum (2018 - )
  • Lead, Education Portfolio, Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum (2018 - )
  • Queensland State Representative, Steering Committee, Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum (2016 - 2020)
  • Australian Representative, Steering Committee, International Thoracic Oncology Nurses Forum (2021 - )
  • Invited Member, Expert Advisory Committee, Lung Cancer Blueprint 2.0, Lung Foundation Australia (2021 - )
  • Invited Member, Expert Advisory Committee, Lung Cancer Consultative Group, Lung Foundation Australia (2020 - )
  • Invited Member, Scientific Committee, Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia (2020 - )
  • Visiting Scholar, International Centre for Community Driven Research (2018 - )
  • Advisory Member, Research Education and Quality Assurance Committee, Princess Alexandra Hospital (2015 - )


Membership

  • Member, Australian College of Nursing (2019 - )
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (2016 - )
  • Member, Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (2015 - )
  • Member, Cancer Health Professional Network, Cancer Council Queensland  (2014 - )
  • Member, Higher Education Research Network, Queensland University of Technology (2014 - )
  • Member, Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (2012 - )
  • MemberPrimary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical (PC4) Trials Group (2011 - )
  • Member, Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group (2010 - )
  • Member, Queensland University of Technology Alumnus (2007 - )
  • Member, Golden Key International Honor Society (2004 - )

Teaching

Lung cancer nurse and other health professional education (2016 - )

Vanessa is regularly invited by cancer health service organisations to teach lung cancer nurses on a variety of special interest topics. Topics can include enhancing capability in health professionals to support people living with lung disease to manage breathlessness; research specialty topics (e.g., how to formulate a research question, how to prepare an ethics application...); treatment modalities and management of the patient with Stage III NSCLC.

Patient education (2014 - )

Vanessa is regularly invited by cancer health service organisations to provide education to people living with lung cancer and lung disease on a variety of topics. Topics can include pharmacological and non-pharmacological symptom management; creating positivity and proactivity through mindfulness; practical support tips and tricks.

Undergraduate teaching - Griffith University (2007 - 2010)

  • Sessional lecturer, Laboratory tutor

    • Anatomy and physiology - 1st, 2nd, 3rd year nursing students
    • Pathophysiology and pharmacology I and II - 1st, 2nd, 3rd year nursing students





  • Sessional lecturer
  • Research for health professionals - 3rd year nursing students
  • Contemporary nursing - 3rd year nursing students


Pre-enrolment teaching - Wesley Health Management (2008 - 2010)

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • First aid
  • General practice

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

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Awards

Supervision