Associate Professor Tracy Flenady is a research focused academic within CQUniversity Australia. Tracy sits in several patient safety related local and state-wide committees and has developed and nurtured industry and researcher networks within and outside of Queensland Health and CQUniversity. The focus of Tracy’s PhD was to develop a theory explaining how nurses rationalise transgression when measuring and recording respiratory rate observations.
Tracy is the driving force behind the highly successful Research Ready Grant Program (RRGP), now in its third year of operation. Led by Tracy since its inception, the RRGP is conceptualised and administered by Central Queensland University (CQUni) and delivered as a collaborative venture involving CQUni, CQHHS staff and The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS). It is this leadership and management support at the research facilitator/mentor, program committee and various organisational levels that collectively attribute to the program’s success to date.
Since commencement in January 2018, the RRGP has successfully extended the research skills of over 300 CQHHS staff and supported the operation of 24 industry driven research projects.
Tracy’s research interests include Research Capacity Building, Classic Grounded Theory, Early Warning Systems, Emergency Nursing, Human Behaviour in the context of Patient Safety and the Science of Knowledge Implementation. Tracy has established a track record in these areas with publications in book-chapters, peer-reviewed journals and international conference presentations.
Tracy's interests include Research Capacity Building, Classic Grounded Theory, Early Warning Systems, Emergency Nursing, Human Behaviour in the context of Patient Safety and the Science of Knowledge Implementation.
Reid-Searl K, Dwyer T, Flenady T, Heaton L, Levette-Jones T, Anderson P. Tag Team Patient Safety; Winner of CQUniversity 2018 OPAL Awards: Engaged research and Innovation. 2018.
UPRA-W scholarship program 2015 - 2018
IHSSR Summer Vacation Scholarship 2012
College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) member
AHPRA Registration to practice as a Registered Nurse – NMW0001779123
Golden Key International Honours Society Member CQU-BZETAATZ-UAN
Dwyer, T., Flenady, T., Signal, T., Browne, M., Murray Boyle, C., & Stitz, L. (2019). Final Report Validating the Queensland Adult Deterioration Detection System (Q-ADDS).
Reid-Searl, K., Levett-Jones, T., Anderson, P., Guinea, S., Heaton, L. Dwyer, T. Applegarth, J. & Flenady, T. (2019). Preparing undergraduate nurses for the workplace in the context of patient safety through innovative simulation. Final report. A project completed on behalf of the Commonwealth Office of Learning and Teaching Department of Education.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Nursing - Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)