Dr Marc Broadbent

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Dr Marc Broadbent


Teaching areas

  • Undergraduate and Graduate entry nursing
  • Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Students
  • Higher Degree by Research Coordinator, School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine.

Research areas

  • management of vulnerable populations in the emergency department including the elderly and those with a mental illness
  • mental health
  • emergency care
  • learning and teaching


Dr Marc Broadbent has published and presented both nationally and internationally in the area of emergency mental health triage and has completed his PhD which examined the factors affecting the relationship between emergency department and mental health triage nurses. Management of vulnerable populations in the emergency department including the elderly and those with a mental illness is his research focus. His work has been cited as the best available evidence for the triage of clients with mental illness in the Australian National Emergency Triage Training Kit. Marc is the Associate Editor of the Mental Health for the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal.

Marc also has a strong track record in clinical practice grounded in critical care and emergency nursing. He has experience in coronary care, cardiothoracic, trauma and general intensive care with his main area of expertise being in trauma and emergency nursing with a specialised knowledge of emergency triage. He has worked as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator and nurse manager in emergency departments within Australia and overseas.

Professional memberships

  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

  • Fellow of the College of Nursing

  • Expert member- Mental Health Advisory Group, The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

  • Visiting Research Fellow – Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

  • Associate Editor - Mental Health, Australian Emergency Nursing journal

  • Member – College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Research Committee

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