Dr Eamon Merrick

BHSc MHSM PhD RN
Lecturer

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

Telephone +61 2 9114 4182

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Biographical details

Eamon Merrick is a Registered Nurse and a lecturer at the Sydney Nursing School, the University of Sydney.

Eamon has a research portfolio that focuses on health services workforce, primary health care, and the quality and safety of care. He has led and managed national research projects which have changed clinical practice, federal policy, and informed national legislation. His work has been recognised and awarded by leading government and industry groups.

Eamon has over ten years experience of critical care nursing, and has held senior administrative and managerial positions.

Research interests

  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Workforce
  • Health Services Policy
  • Clinical Quality & Safety

Teaching and supervision

Developing Nursing Practice (NURS5082)

Associations

Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), Cancer Australia

Australasian College of Health Service Management

Australian Hospitals & Healthcare Association

Peer-reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing

Peer-reviewer for the International Journal for Multiple Research Approaches

Peer-reviewer for the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal

Awards and honours

2009, 2nd Place in the Sydney South West Area Health Service Prize for Excellence in Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement: ‘Handover Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety’.

2009, 2nd Place in the Sydney South Illawarra Area Health Service Prize for Improving Patient Journeys: ‘Emergency Care Through the Patient Eyes’.

2007, Awarded the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital young investigators award.

2007, Awarded the New South Wales Department of Health postgraduate scholarship.

2004, Awarded the New South Wales Department of Health postgraduate scholarship.

In the media

Equal but not the same, The Conversation

Eliciting functionality through health service design, Australian Design Review

Keywords

Health services and management; General practice; Health policy

Selected grants

2009

  • Realistic Evaluation of Clinical Handover Safety in Intensive Care; Merrick E; Baxter Healthcare Pty Limited/Research Support.
  • Emergency Department Handover; Merrick E; University of Technology Sydney/Project Support.
  • Orphan Knowledge in Intensive Care Services; Merrick E; University of Western Sydney/Project Support.

2008

  • Examining Complexity in Health Care Organisations, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant; Merrick E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Merrick, E., Fry, M., Duffield, C. (2014). Australian practice nursing: Collaboration in context. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(23-24), 3525-3532. [More Information]
  • Merrick, E., Duffield, C., Baldwin, R., Fry, M., Stasa, H. (2012). Expanding the role of practice nurses in Australia. Contemporary Nurse. [More Information]
  • Merrick, E., Duffield, C., Baldwin, R., Fry, M. (2012). Nursing in general practice: organizational possibilities for decision latitude, created skill, social support and identity derived from role. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(3), 614-624. [More Information]
  • Richmond, C., Merrick, E., Green, T., Dihn, M., Iedema, R. (2011). Bedside review of patient care in an emergency department: The Cow Round. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 23(5), 600-605. [More Information]
  • Iedema, R., Merrick, E., Piper, D., Britton, K., Gray, J., Verma, R., Manning, N. (2010). Codesigning as a discursive practice in emergency health services: The architecture of deliberation. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 46(1), 73-91. [More Information]
  • Iedema, R., Merrick, E., Kerridge, R., Herkes, R., Lee, B., Anscombe, M., Rajbhandari, D., Lucey, M., White, L. (2009). Handover--Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS): a report on achievements at two hospital sites. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(11 Suppl), S133-S136. [More Information]
  • Iedema, R., Merrick, E., Rajbhandari, D., Gardo, A., Stirling, A., Herkes, R. (2009). Viewing the Taken-for-granted from under a Different Aspect: A Video-based Method in Pursuit of Patient Safety. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 3(3), 290-301.

Conferences

  • Merrick, E. (2011). Practice Nursing: contributing but not developing. Menzies Centre Conference for Health Policy Emerging Health Policy 2011, Sydney, Australia: Menzies Centre for Health Policy.
  • Merrick, E. (2010). Designing Advantageous Service Delivery. Canberra Health Summit 2010, Canberra, Australia.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Bridging Architecture and Clinical Complexity for Patient Safety. 12th Health Facilities Planning and Design Summit 2009, Sydney, Australia.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Designing for Complexity. Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACSHE) National Congress for 2009 - Building our Healthcare System around people and their needs, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Engaging Frontline Staff in Sustainable Handover Improvement. Australia, New Zealand Intensive Care Medicine Society (ANZICS) 3rd International Conference on Safety Quality Audit & Outcomes: Research in Intensive Care 2009, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Handover in Intensive Care, a Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Healthcare National Workshop 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rajbhandari, D., Merrick, E. (2009). Handover: Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS). 10th WFSICCM, 63rd Congress of SIAARTI, 6th Annual Congress of WFCCN and the International Meeting of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies - 2009, Florence, Italy.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Handover: Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS). Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Healthcare National Workshop 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Handover: Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS). Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) 2009 Congress, Hobart, Australia.

2014

  • Merrick, E., Fry, M., Duffield, C. (2014). Australian practice nursing: Collaboration in context. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(23-24), 3525-3532. [More Information]

2012

  • Merrick, E., Duffield, C., Baldwin, R., Fry, M., Stasa, H. (2012). Expanding the role of practice nurses in Australia. Contemporary Nurse. [More Information]
  • Merrick, E., Duffield, C., Baldwin, R., Fry, M. (2012). Nursing in general practice: organizational possibilities for decision latitude, created skill, social support and identity derived from role. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(3), 614-624. [More Information]

2011

  • Richmond, C., Merrick, E., Green, T., Dihn, M., Iedema, R. (2011). Bedside review of patient care in an emergency department: The Cow Round. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 23(5), 600-605. [More Information]
  • Merrick, E. (2011). Practice Nursing: contributing but not developing. Menzies Centre Conference for Health Policy Emerging Health Policy 2011, Sydney, Australia: Menzies Centre for Health Policy.

2010

  • Iedema, R., Merrick, E., Piper, D., Britton, K., Gray, J., Verma, R., Manning, N. (2010). Codesigning as a discursive practice in emergency health services: The architecture of deliberation. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 46(1), 73-91. [More Information]
  • Merrick, E. (2010). Designing Advantageous Service Delivery. Canberra Health Summit 2010, Canberra, Australia.

2009

  • Merrick, E. (2009). Bridging Architecture and Clinical Complexity for Patient Safety. 12th Health Facilities Planning and Design Summit 2009, Sydney, Australia.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Designing for Complexity. Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACSHE) National Congress for 2009 - Building our Healthcare System around people and their needs, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Engaging Frontline Staff in Sustainable Handover Improvement. Australia, New Zealand Intensive Care Medicine Society (ANZICS) 3rd International Conference on Safety Quality Audit & Outcomes: Research in Intensive Care 2009, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Handover in Intensive Care, a Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Healthcare National Workshop 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Iedema, R., Merrick, E., Kerridge, R., Herkes, R., Lee, B., Anscombe, M., Rajbhandari, D., Lucey, M., White, L. (2009). Handover--Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS): a report on achievements at two hospital sites. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(11 Suppl), S133-S136. [More Information]
  • Rajbhandari, D., Merrick, E. (2009). Handover: Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS). 10th WFSICCM, 63rd Congress of SIAARTI, 6th Annual Congress of WFCCN and the International Meeting of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies - 2009, Florence, Italy.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Handover: Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS). Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Healthcare National Workshop 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Merrick, E. (2009). Handover: Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS). Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) 2009 Congress, Hobart, Australia.
  • Iedema, R., Merrick, E., Rajbhandari, D., Gardo, A., Stirling, A., Herkes, R. (2009). Viewing the Taken-for-granted from under a Different Aspect: A Video-based Method in Pursuit of Patient Safety. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 3(3), 290-301.

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