Associate Professor Tracy Flenady is a research-intensive academic within CQUniversity Australia’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences. Tracy is a contributing member of 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. Tracy is particularly passionate about investigating topics around Patient Safety and the driving force behind each of Tracy’s research projects is the knowledge that she is building on the literature in this field, and significantly, contributing to improved patient outcomes.
Tracy is the driving force behind the highly successful Research Ready Grant Program (RRGP), now in its fourth 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, Central Queensland Hospital Health Service (CQHHS) and The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS). Since commencement in January 2018, the RRGP has successfully extended the research skills of over 300 CQHHS staff and supported the operation of over 30 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
Health services and systems - Patient safety
Health services and systems - Rural and remote health services
Nursing - Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)