Dr Alison Craswell has more than 20 years clinical experience in nursing with a clinical background in paediatrics, midwifery and neonatal nursing. Alison teaches in the Masters of Clinical Leadership, supervising several coursework projects in areas such as Emergency Department (ED) presentations and End of Life care in the ED.
As a Senior Research Fellow, Alison is working in collaboration with Caboolture hospital to build capacity in clinical research skills and outputs. Project manager of the successful CEDRiC project and Twitter@CEDRICProject, (Care coordination through Emergency Department, Residential Aged Care and Primary Health Collaboration) led by Professor Marianne Wallis, Alison’s research has impact. The resultant Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) is recognised as improving acute care of older adults and is being translated into Emergency Departments across Queensland by the State Government.
Ongoing research in Health Informatics evaluating nurses workflows with automatized medication administration and iEMR are improving the ways nurses work with technology. Alison is also a member of the AVATAR group, Alliance for Vascular Access teaching and Research progressing research in Peripheral IV tertiary education, PICMIC (peripheral intravenous catheter management in childbirth), and REDUCCTION qualitative process implementation evaluation.