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Associate Professor Tracy Flenady

RN, BN (Dist), PhD
Deputy Dean (Research)
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences
(07) 4923 2512
Rockhampton North
Level 1 - Building 18
Room 32
About Me

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.



General
Background

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.

Current Research

  • Research Ready Grant Program (RRGP): A model for collaborative multidisciplinary practice-research partnerships
  • Identifying barriers and facilitators to clinicians’ compliance with Early Warning System monitoring and escalation protocols
  • Recruitment and Retention Issues in Central Queensland (Health workforce)
  • Factors impacting registered midwives’ recognition of and response to maternal deterioration in the Australian Health care system
  • Validating the Queensland Adult Deterioration Detection System (Q-ADDS): a mixed method study
  • Identifying the common health and lifestyle factors among stroke survivors of working age
  • Patient involvement in escalation of care protocols
  • The development of the Australian Patient Safety Competency Framework for nursing students: A Delphi Study
  • Evaluating student satisfaction with TAG Team Patient Safety Simulation
  • Implementation and evaluation of Multifaceted Innovative Simulation Training (MIST) to respond to cognition changes in the elderly

Awards

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

Professional Memberships

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

Industry Reports

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.

Recent Research Projects
Research Ready Grant Program: 2021-2023
From: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2023
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: CQHHS - Research Ready Grant Program 2021-2023
Total Funding: $267,300.00
RTP-Women's Career Interruption Award (living allowance/stipend), Commencing 2020
From: 06/04/2020 to 25/11/2022
Grant: Scholarship (Not Specified )
Funding Scheme: RTP-Women's Career Interruption Award (living allowance/stipend), Commencing 2020
Total Funding: $0.00
Queensland Health: Recruitment and Retention Issues in Central Queensland
From: 16/06/2019 to 31/12/2020
Grant: Contract Research (Ineligible)
Funding Scheme: University of Queensland
Total Funding: $50,000.00
The effectiveness of the Queensland Adult Deterioration Detection System (Q-ADDS)
From: 14/08/2017 to 31/12/2020
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Queensland Health
Total Funding: $314,379.38
Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Nursing

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
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Research Interests
Medical And Health Sciences

Nursing - Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)

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