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Assoc Prof Jackie Lea

Assoc Prof Jackie Lea
Name Jackie Lea
Position Associate Professor (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office W542
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1497
Extension 1497
Qualifications BNurs UNE , MNurs(Hons) UNE , PhD Canberra
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Jackie Lea is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. Jackie is a Registered Nurse who teaches across a broad range of nursing subjects in the pre-registration nursing program, including areas of clinical practice, clinical education, evidence based practice and research training and quality and safety in health care. Jackie is an experienced researcher with expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research design and implementation. Jackie has a research profile in rural health workforce issues and research focused within the Australian rural health environment. Jackie research interests include the transition process from student to beginning level clinician, clinical education and workplace learning in health, quality and safety in healthcare. Jackie is also a supervisor for several PhD and Masters HDR students.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 111099 )
  • Nursing ( 111000 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )

Research interests
Health Workplace Learning Support, Workforce Development, Quality & Safety in health care
rural nursing

Professional memberships
Royal College of Nursing Australia

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
NUR3201 Quality Safety & Risk
ANP5001 Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
24 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
School of Nursing & Midwifery Academic Lead

Research most recent
Isaac, H., Maloney, C., Yang, I., Keijzers, G., Taylor, M., & Lea, J. 2022. Development of an electronic interdisciplinary chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Proforma (E-ICP) to improve interdisciplinary guideline adherence in the Emergency Department: modified Delphi study. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Towner, E., East, L, & Lea, J. 2022. The experiences of new graduate nurses caring for the deteriorating patient in rural areas: An integrative review Collegian
Isaac, H., Taylor, M., Maloney, C., & Lea, J. 2021. 'Emergency department chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) readmissions are related to lack of COPD guideline adherence: Interdisciplinary staff perspective' Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare.
Lea, J. 2021 ‘Preparing for the Transition to Registered Nursing Practice’ in The Road to Nursing eds Arnott, N., Paliadelis, P. & Cruickshank, M. Cambridge University Press Sydney, Australia.

Research most notable
Fagan, A., Lea, J. & Parker, V. 2020 “Conflict, confusion and inconsistencies; pre-registration nursing students’ perceptions and experiences of speaking up for patient safety. Nursing Inquiry.

Usher, K., Woods, C., Conway, J., Lea, J., Parker, V., Barrett, F., O’Shea, E., & Jackson, D. 2018. Patient safety content and delivery in pre-registration nursing curricula: A national cross-sectional survey study. Nurse Education Today, 66: 82-89.
Lea, J. & Cruickshank, M. 2017. The role of rural nurse managers in supporting New Graduate Nurses in rural practice Journal of Nursing Management Vol 25, (3). Pp.176-183
Lea, J. & Cruickshank, M. 2015. Supporting new graduate nurses making the transition to rural nursing practice: views from experienced rural nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing 24, 2826-2834

Lea, J. & Cruickshank, M. 2015. The support needs of new graduate nurses making the transition to rural nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing 24 (7/8) pp.948-960, doi: 10.1111/jocn.12720

Publications in ePrints

Isaac, Hancy and Keijzers, Gerben and Yang, Ian A. and Lea, JackieORCID: and Taylor, MelissaORCID: and Moloney, ClintORCID: (2022) Development of an Electronic Interdisciplinary Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Proforma (E-ICP) to Improve Interdisciplinary Guideline Adherence in the Emergency Department: Modified Delphi Study. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 17. pp. 1089-1106. ISSN 1176-9106

Issac, Hancy and Moloney, ClintORCID: and Taylor, MelissaORCID: and Lea, JackieORCID: (2022) Mapping of Modifiable Factors with Interdisciplinary Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Guidelines Adherence to the Theoretical Domains Framework: A Systematic Review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 15. pp. 47-79.

Usher, Kim and Fagan, Anthea and Brown, Janie A. and Mather, Carey and Marlow, Annette and Power, Tamara and van de Mortel, Thea and West, Caryn and Hutchinson, Marie and Zhao, Lin and Terry, Victoria and Woods, Cindy and Lea, JackieORCID: (2022) The financial challenges for Australian nursing students attending placement-based work-integrated learning. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 29 (2). pp. 154-160. ISSN 1322-7696

Issac, Hancy and Taylor, MelissaORCID: and Moloney, ClintORCID: and Lea, JackieORCID: (2021) Exploring factors contributing to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) guideline non-adherence and potential solutions in the emergency department: interdisciplinary staff perspective. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14. pp. 767-785.

Peake, Rachel and Jackson, Debra and Lea, JackieORCID: and Usher, Kim (2021) Meaningful engagement with Aboriginal communities using Participatory Action Research to develop culturally appropriate health resources. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 32 (2). pp. 129-136. ISSN 1043-6596

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 111099 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )