Dr May El Haddad | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr May El Haddad

PhD UOW, MNur (Hons) USQ

  • Lecturer in Nursing
+61 7 5459 4437
Office location
SD H1.3.42
Sunshine Coast
May El Haddad

Dr May El Haddad has more than thirty years experience in clinical nursing, management, education and research in Australia and overseas. As a Nurse Educator for 10 years with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, May managed 3 programs: preceptorship development, undergraduate nursing clinical placement and graduate registered nurse transition. May's leadership was integral to growing the clinical placement numbers, strengthening transition support for graduates, and enhancing the culture of learning across the health service.

As a Nurse Researcher, May collaborated with Monash University and led 2 research projects at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service: 2017-2018: "Building clinical leadership capacity and reducing administrative burden for nurse/midwife unit managers". 2018-2019: "Impacts and outcomes from education and coaching interventions on clinical leadership of nurse/midwife unit managers: A multi-method study".

Professional Memberships 

  • The Australian College of Nursing (MACN)
  • The Queensland Nursing & Midwifery Union (QNMU)
  • The Association of Queensland Nursing & Midwifery Leaders (AQNML)

Professional Social Media

Research grants

Grant/Project Name Investigators Funding Body A$ value Year/s Focus (of Research Grant)
Development, implementation and evaluation of a dedicated education unit across two aged care settings in the Sunshine Coast region Barnes, M., Andersen, P., El Haddad, M., Oakley, M., Murray, D., Hirst, K., Collins, F. & Wallis, M. Qld Clinical Education and Training Council $24,514 2015  
Developing and piloting a nursing and midwifery clinical skills learning framework to enhance student learning across industry and academic learning spaces Henderson, A, Barnes, M., Rowe, J., El Haddad, M., McMillan, J., Hirst, K. & Slade, C. CSALT, USC $9,659 2015 Learning and Teaching Grant

Research areas

  • Graduate nurse practice readiness and transition into professional practice
  • Undergraduate student placement and supervision models
  • Briefing and debriefing of learners in all learning environments
  • Workplace culture and its impacts on patient outcomes and staff retention
  • Clinical leadership in healthcare
  • Inter-professional education

Teaching areas

  • HLT103 Professional Health Communication
  • NUR131 Research Foundations for Health Practice
  • HLT701 Qualitative Research: Approaches and Practice
  • NUR708 Learning and Teaching in the Practice Environment
  • Duff, B., El Haddad, M. & Coache, R. (2020). Evaluation of nurses' experiences of a post education program promoting recognition and response to patient deterioration: Phase 2, clinical coach support in practice. Nurse Education in Practice, 46, 102835, 1-6.
  • El Haddad, M., Wilkinson, G., Thompson, L., Faithful I-Byrne, A & Moss, C. (2019). Perceptions of the impacts of introducing administrative support for nurse unit managers: A qualitative evaluation. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(8), 1700-1711.
  • El Haddad, M., Moxham, L. & Broadbent, M. (2017). Graduate nurse practice readiness: A conceptual understanding of an old age debate. Collegian, 24(4), 391-396.
  • El Haddad, M., Moxham, L. & Broadbent, M. (2013). Graduate registered nurse practice readiness in the Australian context: An issue worthy of discussion. Collegian, 20(4), 233-238.
  • El Haddad, M. (2006). Nursing in the United Arab Emirates: an historical background. International Nursing Review, 53, 284-289.