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Professor Sonya Osborne

Professor Sonya Osborne
Name Sonya Osborne
Position Professor (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I419A
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6084
Extension 6084
Email
Qualifications BSc Louisiana SU , BSN Louisiana SU , GCertNurs(Periop) Western Sydney , GCertHigherEd Canberra , MNurs Canberra , PhD QUT

Sonya Osborne is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Southern Queensland (Ipswich Campus). Dr Osborne's role is built on almost 30 years post registration nursing experience across a range of acute care, ambulatory and academic settings. Her doctoral study (QUT, 2009) explored the relationship between practice culture and barriers to implementation of evidence-based practice, while testing the effectiveness of strategies in changing culture and enabling sustainable practice change. The impact of this research is on organisational strategic planning and capacity building in introducing and sustaining changes to improve patient- and service-level outcomes. Dr Osborne's research interests include knowledge translation and implementation science within the contexts of nursing, hospital and health services, and at the intersection of primary and acute care. Dr Osborne is experienced in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research approaches. Current projects include implementation evaluation studies in integrated care across local, regional and rural communities, developing an implementation strategy for uptake of teledermatology using whole body imaging for early detection and monitoring of melanoma in high risk populations, and exploring determinants of criteria-based decision making in hospital bed allocation. Clinically-focused research projects include tracking determinants of perioperative nurses¿ uptake of evidence-based practice standards, estimating risk of opioid induced prolonged and profound perioperative hypothermia in perioperative patients, and exploring risk and long term impacts of retained surgical items after surgery. Dr Osborne is a Fellow of the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) and has held the inaugural position of Standards Editor for ACORN's Standards for Perioperative Practice in Australia from 2013-2018. She is currently serving as Editor for the Cochrane Wounds Group and Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and the Journal of Perioperative Nursing (JPN).

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Nursing ( 111000 )
  • Public Health and Health Services ( 111700 )
  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Implementation Science And Evaluation ( 420312 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )

Research interests
• implementation science within the contexts of nursing, hospital & health services, and integrated care
• comparative effectiveness research in acute care, surgical and perioperative nursing and patient safety
• clinician capacity building in introducing and sustaining changes to improve patient- and service-level outcomes

Accredited HDR supervisor for Honours, Masters, Doctoral Programs; 7 completions

Current Supervision
• J Southern (Phd, USQ). The lived experience of nurse academics using augmented and immersive virtual reality technologies to engage nursing students in Australian Universities.

Professional memberships
Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN), Fellow
ACORN Queensland
Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses, Fellow
Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand (HSRAANZ)
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (Sigma) /Phi Delta-at-large chapter (no. 482, founding member)

Industry affiliations
American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), Editorial Board Member
BMC Health Services Research, Editorial Board Member
Cochrane Wounds Group, Editor
Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group, Author
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, Editorial Board Member
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Metro North HHS), Visiting Research Fellow

USQ Research affiliations

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

Currently teaching courses/programs
Teaching, coordination and curriculum development experience in acute care nursing, nurse practitioner, evidence-based practice, implementation science and research

Courses/Programs in last three years:
HSC8050 Research Methods for the Health Sciences
HSC8060 Research Project Design
HSC8070 Masters Project A
HSC8080 Masters Project B

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
17 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Head of School (Research)
Chair, SONM Research and Research Training Committee
USQ Research Integrity Advisor

Research most recent
2022
1. Cleak H, Osborne SR, deLooze JWM. (2022). Exploration of clinicians’ decision-making regarding transfer of patient care from the emergency department to a medical assessment unit: a qualitative study. PLoS ONE 17(2): e0263235. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263235
2. Richards B, Osborne SR, Simons M. Introducing a MAP for adherence care in the paediatric cystic fibrosis clinic: a multiple methods implementation study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Jan 26;22(1):109. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-07373-5

2021
3. Osborne SR, Cockburn T, Davis J. Exploring risk, antecedents and human costs of living with a retained surgical item: A narrative synthesis of Australian case law 1981-2018. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 2021; Aug 31;14:2397-2413. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S316166.
4. Osborne S, Cleak H, White W, Lee X, Deacon A, de Looze JWM. Effectiveness of clinical criteria in directing patient flow from the emergency department to a medical assessment unit in Queensland, Australia: a retrospective chart review of hospital administrative data. BMC Health Services Research 2021; 21(1):527. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06537-7.
5. Peel NM, Hornby-Turner YC, Osborne SR, Henderson A, Hubbard RE, Gray LC. Implementation and evaluation of a standardized nurse-administered assessment of functional and psychosocial issues for patients in acute care. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 2021 Jun;18(3):161-169. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12490. Epub 2021 Feb 2.

• For full list of publications see:
https://eprints.usq.edu.au/view/uniqueauthor/19661.html
https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Osborne,_Sonya.html

• Orchid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-0627



Publications in ePrints

Ng, Linda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6155-7625 and Osborne, SonyaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-0627 and Walker, Jan (2022) Implementation of the Electronic Medical Record into the Bachelor of Nursing program: A descriptive study. In: 44th Annual Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2022), 27 June - 30 June 2022, Melbourne, Australia.

Osborne, Sonya ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-0627 and Cleak, Helen and White, Nicole and Lee, Xing and Deacon, Anthony and de Looze, Julian W. M. (2021) Effectiveness of clinical criteria in directing patient flow from the emergency department to a medical assessment unit in Queensland, Australia: a retrospective chart review of hospital administrative data. BMC Health Services Research, 21 (1):527.

Osborne, Sonya R. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-0627 and Cockburn, Tina and Davis, Juliet (2021) Exploring Risk, Antecedents and Human Costs of Living with a Retained Surgical Item: A Narrative Synthesis of Australian Case Law 1981–2018. Journal of Multidisciplinary Health Care, 14. pp. 2397-2413.

Peel, Nancye M. and Hornby-Turner, Yvonne C. and Osborne, Sonya R.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-0627 and Henderson, Amanda and Hubbard, Ruth E. and Gray, Leonard C. (2021) Implementation and evaluation of a standardized nurse‐administered assessment of functional and psychosocial issues for patients in acute care. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 18 (3). pp. 161-169. ISSN 1545-102X

Ng, Linda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6155-7625 and Osborne, SonyaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2826-0627 and Walker, Jan (2021) Integration of an Academic Electronic Medical Record into the Bachelor of Nursing program: A pilot project. In: Sigma's 32nd International Nursing Research VIRTUAL Congress, 21 July - 23 July 2021, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Implementation Science And Evaluation ( 420312 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )