Professors rank Top 10 in ANZ
A recently published study [opens external site] has revealed that two UTS professors, Professor Tracy Levett-Jones and Professor Christine Duffield, have ranked in the top 10 of nursing and midwifery professors in Australia and New Zealand, by research citations.
The study aimed to discover whether a focus on educational research in nursing and midwifery may limit or enhance an academic career. It identified 156 professors in 32 Australian and 4 New Zealand universities.
Professor Levett-Jones has the third highest number of education-focused citations. Her research aims to improve patient safety and well being and create an evidence base for nursing education.
Professor Duffield was recognised for having the fifth highest number of non-education focused citations. Her research looks at the impact of nurse staffing on patient outcomes.
“This paper aimed to show that while our research areas are different, they still resonate with people, which is why they’re so highly cited,” says Professor Levett-Jones.
“Ultimately it's well received because it's collaborative - we bring key experts together. Our research has the same purpose; it impacts the patient.”
Reference: Cooper, S., Seaton, P., Absalom, I., Cant, R., Bogossian, F., Kelly, M., Levett‐Jones, T. & McKenna, L., 2018, ‘Can scholarship in nursing/midwifery education result in a successful research career?’, Journal of Advanced Nursing, viewed Thursday 28 June 2018, <https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jan.13698>.