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Dr. Colleen Johnston-Devin

Certificate of General Nursing - Royal Brisbane Hospital; Graduate Certificate of Advanced Paediatric Nursing - Princess Margaret Hospital for Children; Bachelor of Nursing (post reg)- Deakin University; PhD - University of the Sunshine Coast, Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education CQU
Associate Lecturer - Nursing
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences
(07) 5440 7081
0405820012 Mobile Phone
Noosa
1.05 - Station 4
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About Me

Colleen Johnston-Devin is a hospital trained registered nurse who completed a Certificate of Advanced Paediatric Nursing before completing a Bachelor of Nursing. Her PhD topic was Battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A Phenomenological Study. Colleen has many years of experience coordinating Clinical Trials, mainly for investigational new drugs. She has worked in hospitals and/or community settings all over Australia including cities, regional and rural areas. Prior to working in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences at CQU, Colleen worked at University of the Sunshine Coast as a Senior Research Officer and tutor for nursing students. Colleen s' research interests include lived experience studies, chronic health conditions, ageing, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and persistent pain. 

General
Universities Studied At

1987 Certificate of General Nursing, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Qld.

1991 Advanced Paediatric Nursing Program, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA.

1994 Bachelor of Nursing, (Post registration) Deakin University, Geelong, Vic.

2019 PhD (Health Promotion) – Battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A Phenomenological Study.University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Qld.

2020 Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education (To complete February) Central Queensland University, Noosa, Qld.

Universities Worked At

Associate Lecturer, Central Queensland University, Noosa, Qld

Senior Research Officer L7/4, University of the Sunshine Coast, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Sippy Downs, Qld

Sessional Nursing Tutor and marking, University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Qld

Awards

2017 - Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship

2016 - Occupational Therapy Australia Qld/NT Division, Postgraduate Student Award

2016 – Finalist Three Minute Thesis competition. University of the Sunshine Coast

Previous teaching

University of the Sunshine Coast

Professional Memberships

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

IASP Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Special Interest Group

The Australian Pain Society

Australian Pain Management Association (APMA)

Chronic Pain Australia

Australian Hospitals and Healthcare Association

Queensland Statewide Persistent Pain Management Clinical Network

Queensland Persistent Pain Education Working Group

International Institute for Qualitative Methodology

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Other Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Public Health and Health Services

At the level of Associate Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Medical And Health Sciences

Nursing - Aged Care Nursing

Medical And Health Sciences

Nursing - Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)

Medical And Health Sciences

Nursing - Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)

Medical And Health Sciences

Other Medical and Health Sciences - Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Aged Health Care

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Health and Community Services

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Health Promotion

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