Associate Professor Frances Lin - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Associate Professor Frances Lin

PhD Griff., MNurs Griff., BMed PKU.

  • Associate Professor, Nursing
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Sunshine Coast
Associate Professor Frances Lin

Associate Professor Frances Lin is an experienced acute and critical care researcher and educator. Her research expertise and interest are in implementation science and designing complex interventions to improve patient safety and quality of care. In collaboration with clinicians and other researchers, Dr Lin has been focusing on translating research evidence into clinical practice and improving patient care in acute and critical care settings in the last decade. Collaborating with others and helping health services/organisations to build capacity are key features of Frances Lin’s work.

Frances is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. She has extensive experience in designing and delivering online and face to face acute and critical care education programs. Frances is a dedicated educator and mentor who invests her time and energy tirelessly for students’ success. She has supervised and mentored many of her students who have become successful senior clinicians and researchers over the years.

Frances is a member of the Sunshine Coast Health Institute; a Senior Visiting Research Fellow of Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services; the honorary Chair Professor of Peking University First Hospital; and Visiting Professor of Zunyi Medical University, China.

Professional memberships

  • Australian College of Critical Care Nurses
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academic


  • Dean’s Commendations for Excellence in Teaching, in recognition of contribution to enhance the quality of student learning, 2009, Griffith Health, Griffith University

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body  
The effect of the ABCDEF bundle on delirium, functional outcomes and quality of life in critically ill patients– a randomized controlled trial with embedded process evaluation.
Sosnowski, K., Marion, M., White, H., Schofield, P., Dullaway, S., Lin, F., & Morrison, L Metro South Health SERTA Grant– Novice Researcher Grant $66,925 2019
Identifying acute wound care priorities to inform research and an evidence-based practice agenda across two hospitals Gillespie, B., Lin, F., Walker, R., Roberts, S., Chaboyer, W., Nieuwenhoven, P., & Perry, J Gold Coast Health (GCH) and the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation Grant Scheme $40,452 2017-2020
Implementing chlorhexidine gluconate impregnated dressings use on central venous catheter insertion sites in a tertiary intensive care service to reduce and prevent central venous catheter related blood stream infections: an integrated knowledge translation study​ Lin, F., Marshall, A., & Murphy, N​ Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Queensland Branch 2016 Clinical Audit/Quality Assurance Project Grant $5000.​ 2017-2019

Research areas

  • Implementation science
  • Complex interventions
  • Critical care/intensive care
  • Pressure injury
  • Wound care

Teaching areas

  • Research Higher Degree supervision
  • Masters research supervision
  • Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching
  • Quality and safety
  • Research evidence and practice

Dr Frances Lin’s specialist areas of knowledge include implementation science, patient safety and quality of care, online postgraduate education, and HDR supervision.

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