Professor Marianne Wallis

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Professor Marianne Wallis


Deputy Head of School ; Professor of Nursing

PhD Syd., Grad.Cert.HigherEd. Griff., BSc(Hons) Surrey, RN, FACN

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Professor Marianne Wallis


Professor Marianne Wallis holds the position of Deputy Head of School and Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. She is a current member and the past Leader of the NURTURE Research Cluster and has a Visiting Research Fellowship with Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Prior to arriving at USC Marianne was the Foundation Professor in Clinical Nursing Research at Griffith University and Gold Coast Health Services District. Currently she is a Member of the Emergency Medicine Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee.

Marianne is a passionate clinical researcher and has been a Chief Investigator in numerous large projects that have aimed at improving the nursing care of hospitalised patients. Marianne was a Chief Investigator the first NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence focused on Nursing (which is located at Griffith University) and is a member of the Australian Vascular Access Training and Research Group (AVATAR). The main foci of Marianne’s research are nursing interventions in hospitalised patients and health services research. She also has a research track record related to chronic illness management, especially wound management and care of older adult patients especially in the emergency department. For more information refer to NURTURE.

Marianne has written over 150 scientific publications and reviews for six major research funding bodies in Australia and overseas and for more than ten Australian and international peer reviewed journals. Since 2000, Marianne and her colleagues have attracted over $10m in research funds for projects that involved collaboration with a range of industry partners.

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year
REDUcing the burden of dialysis Catheter ComplicaTIOns: a National approach (REDUCCTION) – Process Evaluation.

Wallis, M, Craswell, A & Massey, D.

NHMRC Project Grant via George Institute A$43,660.


Whole of Hospital Pyxis Implementation: An Evaluative Research Project.

Wallis, M, Craswell, A, Morris-Smith, B, Bennet, K, Dalgleish, B, Williams, P, Flynn, T & Hanson J.

BD/Care Fusion Research Donation A$446,460


Novel antimicrobial stewardship innovations to preserve antibiotics for the future.

Broom, J, Broom, A & Wallis, M.

Advance Queensland Fellowship A$300,000


Evaluation of the Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) implementation.

Marsden, EJ, Wallis, M, Taylor, A, Craswell, A.

Staff Specialist Grant A$110,000


Improving outcomes for people with acute mental illness in the emergency department: a data linkage study.

Crilly J, Kinner S, Fitzgerald G, Heffernan E & Wallis M.


NHMRC Project Grant A$251,470



Hospital admissions, readmissions and length of stay as a result of medication error in community dwelling older adults: a case-control study.

Wallis M, Hanson J, Coverdale S, Manji A & Morris-Smith B.


Wishlist Collaborative Grant A $19,249.26



Integrated versus nOn-integrated Peripheral inTravenous catheter. Which Is the most clinical and cost-effective systeM for peripheral intravenoUs catheter Management? (The OPTIMUM randomised controlled trial).

Escobar Castillo I, Rickard C, Marsh N, Carr P, Jackson G, Zhang l, Cooke M, Wallis M.


BD Clinical Research Grant A$661,846 /  US$496,384.50 



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