Dr Andrea McCloughen

PhD UWS, FACMHN MRCNA MSTT
Director, Postgraduate Programs

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 4085
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Biographical details

Andrea is a Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing at Sydney Nursing School. She is Coordinator of Mental Health Nursing Postgraduate Advanced Studies (2014-current) and Director of Postgraduate Advanced Studies (2015-2016). She is a well-regarded mental health nurse, who was one of the first in Australia to be formally recognised as a Credentialled Mental Health Nurse. Her academic appointment followed a substantial clinical career in acute and rehabilitation mental health services, where she worked as a Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Consultant and researcher. Andrea is interested in clinical research using qualitative and mixed methods, with a focus on both consumers/patients and nurses.

Research interests

Andrea is a qualitative clinical researcher who has led or been a member of a range of nursing and interdisciplinary research teams.She has been consistently involved in clinical and translational research and clinical projects. During her clinical nursing career she developed, implemented and evaluated multiple clinical tools, policies and procedures across an extensive public mental health service. She has been an invited member on advisory groups for the NSW Health and Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office to develop clinical tools for nurses related to physical health management of mental health patients that have been implemented State-wide. Her research profile includes physical health of people with mental illness, mental health nursing practice, emotional intelligence in nurses, and nursing mentorship and leadership. She has been involved in diverse research projects over the past 5-6 years including evaluation of a multisite implementation of a peer support program for children affected by mental health issues, emotional intelligence strategies among healthcare students, physical health and wellbeing of young people with mental illness taking psychotropics, and emotion regulation strategies in student nurses. She currently supervises students undertaking mixed methods translational research projects in the emergency/trauma healthcare contexts, and qualitative research projects in the areas of clinical facilitation and resilience building by cancer and haematology nurses.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

Andrea coordinates and teaches units across the preregistration/undergraduate and postgraduate/specialty Masters programs. She teaches core subject areas of mental health nursing where she focuses on increasing preregistration nursing students' awareness of comorbid physical health conditions in people experiencing mental health problems, and promoting postgraduate mental health nursing students to think and practice in recovery-focused ways. She also teaches in the areas of emotional intelligence, self-care, and collegial communication.

She is is significantly engaged in development, implementation and evaluation of pre-registration and postgraduate mental health nursing curricula.

Supervision - Current Students:

Margaret Murphy (PhD)

Impact of trauma team training on patient outcomes and trauma care delivery

Helen Goldsmith (PhD Candidate)

Predictors of analgesia use and regimen adherence following discharge after major trauma

Joseph Pendon (PhD)

Clinical Facilitators and their lived world experience in assessment of student performance during clinical practicum. An ontological exploration.

Sarah Kerr (BN-Hons)

Resilience building coping strategies in Haematology and Oncology Nurses

Current research students

Project title Research student
Investigating the redesign implementation strategy of interdisciplinary trauma team training on Health service and patient outcomes� Margaret MURPHY

Current projects

Socialisation of Emotion Regulation Strategies in Pre-registration Nursing Students

This mixed-method study is a collaborative research project between Sydney Nursing School and Work and Organisation Studies, Sydney Business School. The primary aim of the study is to understand how nursing students develop effective emotion regulation strategies in response to organisational and professional requirements to manage their emotions with patients and other health professionals, during clinical placement.

Open Dialogue in Practice

This study (case study approach) will examine the implementation of Open Dialogue (OD) at several community mental health services in Western Sydney. The study aims to identify what type of institutional and family work contribute to a patient’s trajectory through mental health systems; identify what OD looks like in practice; and explore how OD links with other therapeutic approaches to move a patient through a period of treatment.

Associations

Australian College of Mental Health Nursing (ACMHN)

Fellow of ACMHN – invested 2009

Member since 2001

Past Chair and Vice Chair of Greater Western Sydney Branch of ACMHN

Past Executive Member of NSW Branch of ACMHN

Credentialled Mental Health Nurse

Australian College of Nursing

Member 1995-current

Sigma Theta Tau – Xi Omicron Chapter

Member 2003-current

Awards and honours

Phillipa Moore Publication Prize (College of Emergency Nursing Australasia)

Murphy, M., Curtis, K. & McCloughen, A. (2016). What is the impact of multidisciplinary team simulation training on team performance and efficiency of patient care? An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(1), 44-53.

Best Scientific Paper (Conference)

Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A. & Foster, K. (Oct 2013). Incidence and patient outcomes of major traumatic injury managed in the Australian Capital Territory. 11th International Conference for Emergency Nurses. Melbourne, Australia.

Best Paper (Conference)

Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. & Foster, K. (Nov 2011). Surviving traumatic physical injury: a systematic synthesis of current knowledge. National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Best Research Paper (Conference)

McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Delgado, C. & Huws-Thomas, M. (Oct 2011). What is known about the physical health and wellbeing of emerging adults with mental illness? Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 37th Annual International Conference: Swimming Between the Flags. Gold Coast, Australia.

Keywords

Comorbid mental and physical disorder; Emotional intelligence; Mental health nursing; Interpersonal communication; Mentorship

Selected grants

2015

  • Improving pain management in recently discharged adult trauma patients; Curtis K, McCloughen A, Goldsmith H; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Project Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). Analgesic Adherence in Recently Discharged Trauma Patients: An Integrative Literature Review. Pain Management Nursing, 17(1), 63-79. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., McPhee, I., Fethney, J., McCloughen, A. (2016). Outcomes of the ON FIRE peer support programme for children and adolescents in families with mental health problems. Child and Family Social Work, 21(3), 295-306. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Kerley, D., Delgado, C., Turnell, A. (2016). Physical health and well-being: Experiences and perspectives of young adult mental health consumers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, 299-307. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2016). The injury trajectory for young people 16-24 years in the six months following injury: A mixed methods study. Injury, 47(9), 1966-1974. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). What is the impact of multidisciplinary team simulation training on team performance and efficiency of patient care? An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(1), 44-53. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Delgado, C., Kefalas, C., Harkness, E. (2015). Emotional intelligence education in pre-registration nursing programmes: An integrative review. Nurse Education Today, 35(3), 510-517. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Family members' experience of providing support for young people with traumatic physical injury during the acute hospital phase of care: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1834-1840. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Marabong, N., Miu, D., Fethney, J. (2015). Physical Health Risk Behaviours in Young People with Mental Illness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(10), 781-790. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Young peoples' experience and self-management in the six months following major injury: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1841-1847. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., Lewis, P., McCloughen, A. (2014). Experiences of Peer Support for Children and Adolescents Whose Parents and Siblings Have Mental Illness. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27(2), 61-67. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). Incidence and outcomes of major trauma patients managed in the Australian Capital Territory. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 433-437. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2014). Journey to become a nurse leader mentor: Past, present and future influences. Nursing Inquiry, 21(4), 301-310. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). The burden of youth: major traumatic injury in adolescents and young adults managed in the Australian capital territory. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 21(5), 218-227.
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Huws-Thomas, M., Delgado, C. (2012). Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: an integrative review of international literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 274-288. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2012). The experience of surviving life-threatening injury: a qualitative synthesis. International Nursing Review, 59(3), 312-320. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Gillies, D., O'Brien, L. (2011). Collaboration Between Mental Health Consumers and Nurses: Shared Understandings, Dissimilar Experiences. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2011). Nurse Leader Mentor as a Mode of Being: Findings From an Australian Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(1), 97-104. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2011). Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(3), 202-222. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2010). More than vision: imagination as an elemental characteristic of being a nurse leader-mentor. Advances in Nursing Science, 33(4), 285-296. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2009). Esteemed connection: creating a mentoring relationship for nurse leadership. Nursing Inquiry, 16(4), 326-336. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O’Brien, L., Gillies, D., McSherry, C. (2008). Nursing handover within mental health rehabilitation: an exploratory study of practice and perception. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17(4), 287-295. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2006). Interagency collaborative research projects: Illustrating potential problems, and finding solutions in the nursing literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15(3), 171-180. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2006). Positioning mentorship within Australian nursing contexts: A literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 23(1), 120-134. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2005). Development of a mentorship programme for new graduate nurses in mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 14, 276-284. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2014). Surviving traumatic physical injury: a systematic synthesis of current knowledge. 15th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery (ESTES) & 2nd World Trauma Congress (WCTC) 2014, Frankfurt, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2013). Incidence and outcomes of major traumatic injury in he Australian Capital Territory. Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) 2013, Canberra, Australia.

2016

  • Goldsmith, H., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). Analgesic Adherence in Recently Discharged Trauma Patients: An Integrative Literature Review. Pain Management Nursing, 17(1), 63-79. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., McPhee, I., Fethney, J., McCloughen, A. (2016). Outcomes of the ON FIRE peer support programme for children and adolescents in families with mental health problems. Child and Family Social Work, 21(3), 295-306. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Kerley, D., Delgado, C., Turnell, A. (2016). Physical health and well-being: Experiences and perspectives of young adult mental health consumers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, 299-307. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2016). The injury trajectory for young people 16-24 years in the six months following injury: A mixed methods study. Injury, 47(9), 1966-1974. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., Curtis, K., McCloughen, A. (2016). What is the impact of multidisciplinary team simulation training on team performance and efficiency of patient care? An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 19(1), 44-53. [More Information]

2015

  • Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Delgado, C., Kefalas, C., Harkness, E. (2015). Emotional intelligence education in pre-registration nursing programmes: An integrative review. Nurse Education Today, 35(3), 510-517. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Family members' experience of providing support for young people with traumatic physical injury during the acute hospital phase of care: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1834-1840. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Marabong, N., Miu, D., Fethney, J. (2015). Physical Health Risk Behaviours in Young People with Mental Illness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(10), 781-790. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Foster, K., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K. (2015). Young peoples' experience and self-management in the six months following major injury: A qualitative study. Injury, 46(9), 1841-1847. [More Information]

2014

  • Foster, K., Lewis, P., McCloughen, A. (2014). Experiences of Peer Support for Children and Adolescents Whose Parents and Siblings Have Mental Illness. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27(2), 61-67. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). Incidence and outcomes of major trauma patients managed in the Australian Capital Territory. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 433-437. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2014). Journey to become a nurse leader mentor: Past, present and future influences. Nursing Inquiry, 21(4), 301-310. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2014). Surviving traumatic physical injury: a systematic synthesis of current knowledge. 15th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery (ESTES) & 2nd World Trauma Congress (WCTC) 2014, Frankfurt, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2014). The burden of youth: major traumatic injury in adolescents and young adults managed in the Australian capital territory. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 21(5), 218-227.

2013

  • Ogilvie, R., Curtis, K., Palmer, C., Lam, M., McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2013). Incidence and outcomes of major traumatic injury in he Australian Capital Territory. Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) 2013, Canberra, Australia.

2012

  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Huws-Thomas, M., Delgado, C. (2012). Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: an integrative review of international literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 274-288. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2012). The experience of surviving life-threatening injury: a qualitative synthesis. International Nursing Review, 59(3), 312-320. [More Information]

2011

  • McCloughen, A., Gillies, D., O'Brien, L. (2011). Collaboration Between Mental Health Consumers and Nurses: Shared Understandings, Dissimilar Experiences. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2011). Nurse Leader Mentor as a Mode of Being: Findings From an Australian Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(1), 97-104. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2011). Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(3), 202-222. [More Information]

2010

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2010). More than vision: imagination as an elemental characteristic of being a nurse leader-mentor. Advances in Nursing Science, 33(4), 285-296. [More Information]

2009

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2009). Esteemed connection: creating a mentoring relationship for nurse leadership. Nursing Inquiry, 16(4), 326-336. [More Information]

2008

  • McCloughen, A., O’Brien, L., Gillies, D., McSherry, C. (2008). Nursing handover within mental health rehabilitation: an exploratory study of practice and perception. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17(4), 287-295. [More Information]

2006

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2006). Interagency collaborative research projects: Illustrating potential problems, and finding solutions in the nursing literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15(3), 171-180. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2006). Positioning mentorship within Australian nursing contexts: A literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 23(1), 120-134. [More Information]

2005

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2005). Development of a mentorship programme for new graduate nurses in mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 14, 276-284. [More Information]

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