Associate Professor Marc Broadbent is the Discipline Lead of Nursing for the School of Health. 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 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.
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
College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Research Committee
- management of vulnerable populations in the emergency department including the elderly and those with a mental illness
- mental health
- emergency care
- learning and teaching
- 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 vulnerable populations in the Emergency Department including the elderly and those with a mental illness, Learning and Teaching.