Associate Professor Marc Broadbent - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Associate Professor Marc Broadbent

PhD C.Qld., MEd NE, RN, GradDipAdultEd&Training NE, GradCertAdultEd&Training NE

  • Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Deputy Head of School: Learning & Teaching
+61 7 5459 4549
Office location
H1.G.59, Building H1, USC Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Associate Professor Marc Broadbent

Associate Professor Marc Broadbent is the Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. He 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. Marc is an Associate Editor for the Mental Health, Australian Emergency Nursing journal.

Professional memberships

  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

  • Fellow of the College of Nursing

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

  • Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Visiting Research Fellow

  • College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Research Committee

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

Teaching areas

  • Undergraduate and Graduate entry nursing
  • Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Students

Associate Professor Marc Broadbent's specialist areas of knowledge include nursing, emergency mental health triage, management of clients with a mental illness in the emergency department, aged care, learning and teaching.

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