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Assoc Prof Nicholas Ralph

Assoc Prof Nicholas Ralph
Name Nicholas Ralph
Position Associate Professor (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office W520
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6254
Extension 6254
Email
Qualifications BNurs Griffith , GCertClinPrac CQU , MClinPrac CQU , PhD Monash
Languages English (non accredited translator)
Homepage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicholas_Ralph
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Nicholas Ralph is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the Research Theme Leader for Cancer Survivorship at the Centre for Health Research at the University of Southern Queensland. His research interests are centred on improving the health outcomes of cancer survivors, men's health outcomes and addressing regional disparities in health outcomes. As a Registered Nurse and leader in nursing, he is a previous winner of Australian Nurse of the Year (2012) for innovation and has served in key roles such as Editor for Collegian and Editor in Chief for the Journal of Perioperative Nursing. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Perioperative Nursing from 2017-2019, worked as Senior Research Fellow at St Vincent¿s Hospital, Toowoomba, was the joint USQ/CCQ Senior Manager for Health Systems & Psycho-Oncology at the Cancer Council Queensland, and is a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council¿s Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship. He is also the Nursing Theme lead for the International Collaborative Network (ICN) for N-of-1 Clinical Trials and Single-Case Experimental Designs (SCEDs). Dr Ralph has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, co-authored three textbooks and has published in leading nursing and health journals such as the International Journal of Nursing Studies, the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Psycho-oncology and the Journal of Clinical Nursing. He has attracted over $1 million dollars in research and project funding to date with his research outcomes being translated into policy and practice in the areas of surgical care and prostate cancer.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis ( 111200 )
  • Public Health and Health Services ( 111700 )
  • Nursing ( 111000 )
  • ( 420500 )
  • ( 321100 )
  • ( 420300 )
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Research interests
Cancer survivorship, Prostate Cancer, Men's Health

Professional memberships
NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence - Prostate Cancer Survivorship
Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP)
Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (POCOG)

Industry affiliations
Senior Manager (Health Systems & Psycho-Oncology) - Cancer Council Queensland (2018-2020)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Research most recent
Ralph, N., Ng, S. K., Zajdlewicz, L., Lepore, S. J., Heathcote, P., Kneebone, A., & Chambers, S. K. (2019). Ten-year quality of life outcomes in men with prostate cancer. Psycho-oncology, 29, 2.

Ralph, N., Green, A., Sara, S., McDonald, S., Norris, P., Terry, V., ... & Chambers, S. K. (2020). Prostate cancer survivorship priorities for men and their partners: Delphi consensus from a nurse specialist cohort. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(1-2), 265-273.

Dunn, J., Ralph, N., Green, A., Frydenberg, M., & Chambers, S. K. Contemporary consumer perspectives on prostate cancer survivorship: Fifty voices. Psycho-Oncology. 29(3), 557-563


Research most notable
Ralph, N., Ng, S. K., Zajdlewicz, L., Lepore, S. J., Heathcote, P., Kneebone, A., & Chambers, S. K. (2019). Ten-year quality of life outcomes in men with prostate cancer. Psycho-oncology, 29, 2.

Dunn, J., Ralph, N., Green, A., Frydenberg, M., & Chambers, S. K. Contemporary consumer perspectives on prostate cancer survivorship: Fifty voices. Psycho-Oncology. 29(3), 557-563

Crawford-Williams, F., March, S., Goodwin, B. C., Ralph, N., Galvao, D. A., Newton, R. U., Chambers, S.K. & Dunn, J. (2018). Interventions for prostate cancer survivorship: A systematic review of reviews. Psycho-Oncology, 27(10), 2339-2348.

Dasgupta, P., Baade, P. D., Aitken, J. F., Ralph, N., Chambers, S. K., & Dunn, J. (2019). Geographical variations in prostate cancer outcomes: a systematic review of international evidence. Frontiers in Oncology, 9, 238.


Publications in ePrints

Dunn, Jeff and Goodwin, Belinda and Aitken, Joanne F. and March, SonjaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8425-7126 and Crawford-Williams, Fiona and Ireland, Michael and Ralph, NicholasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-9996 and Zajdlewicz, Leah and Rowe, ArlenORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1880-8513 and Chambers, Suzanne (2021) Are National Cancer Control Indicators for patient experiences being met in regional and remote Australia? A cross-sectional study of cancer survivors who travelled for treatment. BMJ Open, 11 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2044-6055

Goodwin, Belinda C. and Chambers, Suzanne and Aitken, Joanne and Ralph, NicholasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-9996 and March, SonjaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8425-7126 and Ireland, Michael and Rowe, ArlenORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1880-8513 and Crawford-Williams, Fiona and Zajdlewicz, Leah and Dunn, Jeff (2021) Cancer-related help seeking in cancer survivors living in regional and remote Australia. Psycho-Oncology. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1057-9249

Dunn, Jeff and Ralph, NicholasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-9996 and Green, Anna and Frydenberg, Mark and Chambers, Suzanne (2020) Contemporary consumer perspectives on prostate cancer survivorship: Fifty voices. Psycho-Oncology, 29 (3). pp. 557-563. ISSN 1057-9249

Viljoen, Bianca ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3412-2607 and Chambers, Suzanne and Dunn, Jeff and Ralph, NicholasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-9996 and March, SonjaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8425-7126 (2020) Deciding to enrol in a cancer trial: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 13. pp. 1257-1281.

Salahuddin, Mohammad and Vink, Nick and Ralph, NicholasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-9996 and Gow, Jeff (2020) Effects of economic growth, foreign direct investment and internet use on child health outcomes: empirical evidence from South Africa. Development Studies Research, 7 (1). pp. 1-17.

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