Associate Professor Patrea Andersen

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Associate Professor Patrea Andersen

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Teaching areas

  • Simulation in Practice Education
  • Professional Internship
  • HDR Supervision

Research areas

  • simulation and visualisation
  • teaching and learning
  • competency assessment
  • reflective practice

Profile

Associate Professor Patrea Andersen has extensive academic experience in Nursing Education. As Associate Professor for Nursing and Academic Director for Simulation and Visualisation for the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Patrea’s primary focus is on simulation development and curricula integration. Her research interests include clinical education, simulation (including visualisation and game-based simulation, AR and VR applications), patient safety, professional competence and issues impacting on the preparation and development of health professionals. Her success is evidenced in collaborative research grants totalling $1,768,101, publications, 16 keynote presentations and 33 referred conference presentations. Patrea was the recipient of an OLT citation for leadership in simulation in 2015. She holds a number of governance roles. She is Portfolio Leader for Simulation and Practice Learning for Undergraduate Programmes for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC, chair of national simulation education collective InSPIRE and The Australian chair for SimGHOSTS Australia.

Community engagement

  • Innovation in Simulation Pedagogy Implementation Research and Evaluation (InSPIRE) National Simulation Collective - Chair

  • SimGHOSTS - Australian Chair

  • Advisory Group, Sunshine Coast Health Service - Member

  • Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital, Consumer Advisory group - Member

  • Wide Bay TAFE Diploma in Nursing Advisory Committee - Member

Professional memberships

  • ANMC/AHPRA Registered Nurse Australia

  • Member APMSH

  • Reviewer Journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing

  • Reviewer Journal of Research in Nursing

  • Reviewer Studies in Continuing Education Journal

  • Reviewer Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice

  • Nurse Education in Practice International Journal Review Panel

  • Reviewer of the International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education

Awards

  • 2015 - National Office of Learning and Teaching (Ministry of Education) – Citation for Sustained leadership in the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative simulation pedagogy that enhances student engagement and learning in the nursing and health disciplines. Recognition of outstanding contribution to student learning. National Teaching Excellence Award. Brisbane 23 September.
  • 2007 - Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards. Nomination employee of the year, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, NZ

  • 2006 - Recipient Waiariki Institute of Technology Research Excellence Award

Speaking engagements

2016 - Andersen, P., Guinea, S., Levett- Jones, T., Kelly, M., & Howes, P. (2016). Debriefing. Simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Sydney.

2016 - Andersen, P. (2016). Snaps shots of simulation pedagogy in New Zealand and Australia. Robert Morris University. Pittsburgh, USA. April

2016 - Andersen, P. (2016). Nursing in Australia and New Zealand. Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, USA. April

2016 - Andersen, P., (2016). An alternative to manikins: Training actors for simulated patient roles in health care simulation. International Conference on Simulation-Based Teaching in Health Care. Fooyin University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 21-22 April

2016 - Andersen, P., (2016). Simulation approaches in Australia and New Zealand: Snapshots of simulation pedagogy. International Conference on Simulation-Based Teaching in Health Care. Fooyin University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 21-22 April

2015 - Andersen, P., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., Reid-Searl, K., & Hawes, P. (2015). Transforming paper based case studies to simulation Facilitation simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Gold Coast, 29 May.

2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). Simulation: Researching the gap between learning and practice. Key note address. University Research Week. University of the Sunshine Coast.

2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). Clinical Simulation in Australia and New Zealand. Key Note address. International Conference on Nursing Simulation. Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University Seoul, Republic of Korea. 23 May.

2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). The Pedagogy of Simulation. Key note address. International Conference on Nursing Simulation. Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University Seoul, Republic of Korea. 23 May.

2013 - Andersen, P. (2013). University of the Sunshine Coast Opening address staff response – Visions of the future. Learning & Teaching conference. University of the Sunshine Coast. 27 August.

2013 - Guinea, S. & Andersen, P. (2013). Exploring the relationship between Technology and pedagogy. Technology Enhanced learning in Health: Redesigning teaching & assessment in the digital era. Melbourne, Australia,(30 April).

2012 - Andersen, P. & Guinea, S. (2012). NLN Scenarios. Facilitation simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Gold Coast

 Research grants

Project name

 Funding body

Year
Preparing undergraduates for the workforce in the context of patient safety through innovation in simulation.

Department of Education and Training A$3000,000 

2015 → 
Using simulation to facilitate IPL and teamwork. Collaboration with Sunshine Coast Health Service Wish List A$19,993 2015 →
Acting for Health with Children: the development of processes for the training and employment of child actors as ‘simulated patients’ within Nursing & Midwifery higher education. University of the Sunshine Coast Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000 2015 →
Development, implementation and evaluation of a dedicated education unit across aged care settings in the Sunshine Coast region

Queensland Regional Training Network (QRNT) A$24,514

2015
Students as co-creators of simulation curriculum in undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes

University of the Sunshine Coast Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000

2013-2015
The preparation of Drama students as ‘simulated patients’ for Learning Events within Nursing Midwifery and beyond

University of the Sunshine Coast Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000

2013-2015
Enhancing Capacity for Quality Simulation

Health Workforce Australia (FA 2011/132) A$732,542

2012-2013
Expanded Scopes of Practice Project – Evaluation Framework. Centre for Health Service Development

Health Workforce Australia (FA CO42091033) A$1,035,468

2012-2014
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