Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield

RN RM, BN MN PGDip(Midwifery) UTS PGDip(Healthcare Ed) PhD Lond
Associate Dean (Education)

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield is Associate Dean (Education) at Sydney Nursing School. She is a registered nurse and experienced academic and has worked at universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. Prior to returning to Sydney in 2013, to take up the appointment of Director of Pre-registration programs at Sydney Nursing School, Jacqueline was Head of Pre-registration studies at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, where she retains links as an Honorary Senior lecturer.

Jacqueline’s nursing background is in haematology, oncology and palliative care nursing, in which she has extensive clinical and teaching experience and relevant post-graduate qualifications. She is also a qualified midwife. She was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 2008 for which she undertook a study that investigated the effectiveness of e-learning for clinical skills acquisition in first year nursing students.

Jacqueline has a strong educational background and extensive academic leadership experience at a senior level with expertise in curriculum design and development, innovative educational delivery, undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research supervision, quality assurance and educational policy development.

Research interests

Jacqueline’s research background and interests focus on two major areas: supportive care for patients with cancer; and nursing education and workforce development. She is particularly interested in how nurses can be educated and supported to care for patients in the cancer and palliative care setting. Jacqueline is a fellow in the Cancer Nursing Research Unit (CNRU) and is currently leading a study entitled ” Understanding the experience of healthcare professionals in supporting adolescent and young adult cancer patients transitioning to palliative care: insights from Australian and UK specialists”.

She is also a part of a research team that is currently evaluating innovative nursing workforce development models within primary care including a transition to professional practice program for graduate nurses entering practice nursing and a similar program within the community nursing setting.

Teaching and supervision

Dr Bloomfield has extensive teaching experience incancer, haematology and palliative care subjects as well as clinical skills, evidence-based practice and research methods.

She teaches both in Sydney and Singapore and is Unit of Study coordinator for:

  • NURS1004 Nursing Knowledge & Practice
  • SNGP3007 Inquiry & Research in Nursing

Jacqueline has supervised/ co-supervised PhD (1), Masters (3) and Honours (14) students to completion including:

2014: An exploratory trial exploring the use of a multiple intelligences approach for teaching clinical skills to first year undergraduate nursing students.

Linda Sheahan, Doctorate of Healthcare, King’s College London, United Kingdom.

Current research students

Project title Research student
The impact of chemotherapy-induced alopecia on cancer patients Jing HE

Current projects

Using simulation to enhance the skills and confidence of nursing and medical students when communicating with dying patients and their families: a pilot study

Associations

Australian College of Nursing

Cancer Nursing Society of Australia

Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom

Greater Metropolitan (Sydney) Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network

Northern Sydney Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network

International links

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London

Oxford International Learning Collaborative: Leadership for Practical Action around the Fundamentals of Care

Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing, UK): advisory panel member

Awards and honours

Selected grants and scholarships
Transition program for new graduates into general practice; Christopher Gordon, Christina Aggar, Jacqueline Bloomfield. Northern Sydney Medicare Local Research Support. 2014

2015: NSW Heath and Northern Sydney Local Health District ($12000) for a study entitled “Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Transition to Professional Practice Program”. Dr C Gordon, Dr C Aggar, Dr J Bloomfield.

2015: Northern Sydney Medicare Local ($30000) for evaluation of HealthOne program. Dr J Bloomfield, Dr C Aggar and Dr C Gordon: “Report of the Evaluation of HealthOne Northern Sydney 2015”.

2014: Northern Sydney Medicare Local ($247000) for a study entitled “Developing a Graduate Nurse Transition Program to Primary Health Care. Principal investigator: Dr C Gordon. Co- investigators: Dr Aggar, Dr J Bloomfield.

2012: King's College London Teaching Innovation Fund (£22975) for a study entitled "hapTELX -- Haptics to enhance the teaching and learning of healthcare courses and robotics" Led by Professor Margaret Cox. Interdisciplinary project team includes Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield as representative of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.

2010/11: University of London: Centre for Distance Education Teaching and Research Award (£3100.00) for study entitled; "Graduate Nursing Students perceptions and experiences of e-learning for the acquisition and development of clinical skills". Principal investigator: Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield. Co-investigator: Dr Anne Jones.

2002/2003: King's College London Teaching Fund Grant for "Clinical Skills for Health Professionals" Principal investigators: Jacqueline Bloomfield and Diane Tofts (£10,000).

CONFERENCES

March 2016: Bloomfield J, Gordon C and Aggar C (2016) 3rd International Primary Health Care Reform Conference, Brisbane, Australia. Concurrent session: “Supporting New Graduate Registered Nurses Entering the General Practice Setting: Findings from a pilot study”

October 2015: Bloomfield J, Gordon C and Aggar C (2015) The combined conference of the Australian Association of Practice Managers and Practice Managers & Administrators Association of New Zealand, Hobart, Australia. Concurrent session: "Practice managers: The X factor in Nursing Employment”.

July 2015: Aggar C, Gordon C and Bloomfield J (2015) Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia. Poster presentation: “Supporting newly qualified registered nurses entering the primary health care sector: attitudes of nursing students and primary health care nurses”.

June 2015: Bloomfield J, Gordon C, Aggar C (2015) International Council of Nurse (ICN) Conference, Seoul, Korea. Concurrent session: “Primary Health Care as a career option for nursing students in Australia: Findings from a national survey”.

May 2015: Aggar C, Gordon C and Bloomfield J (2015) APNA National Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia. Oral presentation: “Practice managers’ attitudes to new graduate nurse employment: A national survey”.

June 2013: Gillett K, Bloomfield J and O’Neil B (2013) RCN International Education Forum conference and exhibition, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Oral presentation: “I don’t know what to say: using simulated patients to increase the confidence of nursing and medical students when communicating with dying patients and their families”.

October 2012: Bloomfield Jand Jones A (2012) 9th European Conference of Nurse Educators International Conference 2012, Cardiff, Wales. Oral presentation: “Using e-learning to support clinical skills acquisition: exploring the experiences and perceptions of postgraduate first year pre-registration nursing students- a mixed methods study”.

June 2012: Bloomfield J, Gillett K and O’Neill B (2012) 6th Annual Excellence in Teaching Conference, King’s College London. Oral presentation: “Using simulation to enhance the skills and confidence of nursing and medical students when communicating with dying patients and their families: outcomes from an innovative interdisciplinary project.

Keywords

Nursing practice; Cancer; Palliative care

International links

United Kingdom

(King's College London ) Speaking into the void: using voice in podcasts and mobile learning". Principal investigator: Dr Ann Wilkinson. Co- investigators/project team: Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield, B Quinn, Dr S Zschalier, I Barrett, R Toorabally and N McGregor.

Selected grants

2015

  • Report of the Evaluation of HealthOne Northern Sydney 2015; Bloomfield J, Aggar C, Gordon C; Northern Sydney Medicare Local Ltd/Commissioned Research.
  • Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Transition to Professional Practice Program; Gordon C, Aggar C, Bloomfield J; Northern Sydney Local Health District/Research Support.

2014

  • Developing a Graduate Nurse Transition Program to Primary Health Care; Gordon C, Bloomfield J, Aggar C; Northern Sydney Medicare Local Ltd/Research Grant.

2012

  • hapTELX - Haptics to enhance the teaching and learning of healthcare courses and robotics; Cox M, Bloomfield J; Kings College London/Teaching Innovation Fund.
  • Speaking into the void: using voice in podcasts and mobile learning; Wilkinson A, Bloomfield J, Quinn B, Zschalier S, Barrett I, Toorabally R, McGregor N; Kings College London/Teaching Innovation Fund.

2011

  • Using simulation to enhance the skills and confidence of nursing and medical students when communication with dying patients and their families; Bloomfield J, Gillett K; Kings College London/Teaching Innovation Fund.

2010

  • A feasibility study assessing methods for evaluating an end of cancer treatment consultation; Moore J, Bloomfield J, Armes J, Ream E; Guys and Saint Thomas NHS Foundation Trust/Grant.
  • Graduate Nursing Students perceptions and experiences of e-learning for the acquisition and development of clinical skills; Bloomfield J, Jones A; Kings College London/Centre for Distance Education Teaching and Research Award.
  • Exploring the use of simulation and e-learning for clinical skills education in nursing: insights from the USA; Bloomfield J; Florence Nightingale Foundation/Travel Scholarship Award.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A., Jones, C. (2010). How to pass your OSCE: a guide to success in nursing and midwifery. Harlow, England: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Thain, C., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. In Debbie Wyatt, Nicholas Hulbert-Williams (Eds.), Cancer and Cancer Care, (pp. 217-232). London: Sage Publications.
  • Bloomfield, J. (2011). Nursing Patients with Blood Disorders. In Christine Brooker and Maggie Nicol (Eds.), Alexanders Nursing Practice. London, UK: Elsevier Science.

Journals

  • Gillett, K., O'Neill, B., Bloomfield, J. (2016). Factors influencing the development of end-of-life communication skills: A focus group study of nursing and medical students. Nurse Education Today, 36, 395-400. [More Information]
  • Armes, J., Shewbridge, A., Nordlund, J., Finnegan-John, J., Moore, J., Bloomfield, J., Ream, E. (2016). Patients' perceptions of end of treatment consultations for breast cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice, 15(4), 28-36.
  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J. (2015). A blended approach using e-learning to develop the clinical skill of aseptic technique. International Journal of Clinical Skills, 9(1), 3-11.
  • Sheahan, L., While, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). An exploratory trial exploring the use of a multiple intelligences teaching approach (MITA) for teaching clinical skills to first year undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 35(12), 1148-1154. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2015). Care, compassion and communication. Nursing Standard, 29(25), 45-50. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., O'Neill, B., Gillett, K. (2015). Enhancing student communication during end-of-life care: A pilot study. Palliative and Supportive Care, 13(6), 1651-1661. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Infection prevention and control. Nursing Standard, 29(29), 37-42. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Medicines management. Nursing Standard, 29(33), 36-43. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Nursing students blood pressure measurement accuracy during clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(5), 46-54. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Gordon, C., Williams, A., Aggar, C. (2015). Nursing students’ intentions to enter primary health care as a career option: Findings from a national survey. Collegian, 22(2), 161-167. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Nutrition and fluid management. Nursing Standard, 29(31), 38-42. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2015). Organisational aspects of care. Nursing Standard, 29(27), 35-40. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Aggar, C., Gordon, C. (2015). PHC workforce development. AAAPC Newsletter, 5(2), 4-5.
  • Aggar, C., Gordon, C., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Primary healthcare nursing workforce development. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(6), 43-43.
  • Gordon, C., Aggar, C., Williams, A., Walker, L., Willcock, S., Bloomfield, J. (2014). A transition program to primary health care for new graduate nurses: a strategy towards building a sustainable primary health care nurse workforce? BMC Nursing, 13, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Shewbridge, A., Nordlund, J., Finnegan-John, J., Moore, J., Bloomfield, J., Ream, E., Armes, J. (2014). Identifying and meeting survivorship needs. Cancer Nursing Practice, 13(6), 28-32. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J., Parry, A., Pegram, A., Moore, J. (2013). Clinical skills education for graduate-entry nursing students: enhancing learning using a multimodal approach. Nurse Education Today, 33(3), 247-252. [More Information]
  • McCrae, N., Bloomfield, J. (2013). Mental health nursing and the debate on assisted dying. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20(7), 655-661. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2013). The importance of measuring blood pressure in mental health care. Mental Health Practice, 16(6), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Jones, A. (2013). Using e-learning to support clinical skills acquisition: Exploring the experiences and perceptions of graduate first-year pre-registration nursing students - A mixed method study. Nurse Education Today, 33(12), 1605-1611. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Tanay, M. (2012). Chemotherapy in the community: the importance of patient assessment. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(6), 278-283.
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2012). Improving nutrition and hydration in hospital: the nurse's responsibility. Nursing Standard, 26(34), 52-56. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2011). Physical healthcare needs: oral hygiene in the mental health setting. Mental Health Practice, 15(6), 32-37.
  • Bloomfield, J., Fordham-Clarke, C., Pegram, A., Cunningham, B. (2010). The development and evaluation of a computer-based resource to assist pre-registration nursing students with their preparation for objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Nurse Education Today, 30(2), 113-117. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Roberts, J., While, A. (2010). The effect of computer-assisted learning versus conventional teaching methods on the acquisition and retention of handwashing theory and skills in pre-qualification nursing students: a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(3), 287-294. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A., Jones, A. (2008). Recommended procedure for bedmaking in hospital. Nursing Standard, 22(23), 41-44. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J., Jones, A. (2008). Safe use of rectal suppositories and enemas with adult patients. Nursing Standard, 22(38), 39-41. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., While, A., Roberts, J. (2008). Using computer assisted learning for clinical skills education in nursing: integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(3), 222-235. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Aggar, C., Bloomfield, J., Gordon, C., Thomas, T. (2016). Development of a General Practice Transition Program for new graduate registered nurses- findings from a pilot study. 2016 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra: Primary Health Care Research and Information Service.
  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J., Pegram, A. (2011). Clinical Skills Education for pre-registration nursing students: Meeting the diverse needs of learners using a multi-modal approach. 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Not-Known.
  • Pegram, A., Cornish, J., Bloomfield, J. (2011). Debating Clinical Skills Education: Identifying Innovations to enhance skill development. 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Not-Known.
  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J. (2011). Using e-learning to develop aseptic technique: patterns of use, influence on skill attainment and attitudes of nursing students. 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Not-Known.

Research Reports

  • Bloomfield, J., Aggar, C., Gordon, C. (2015). Report of the Evaluation of HealthOne, June 2015, (pp. 7 - 66). Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

2016

  • Aggar, C., Bloomfield, J., Gordon, C., Thomas, T. (2016). Development of a General Practice Transition Program for new graduate registered nurses- findings from a pilot study. 2016 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra: Primary Health Care Research and Information Service.
  • Gillett, K., O'Neill, B., Bloomfield, J. (2016). Factors influencing the development of end-of-life communication skills: A focus group study of nursing and medical students. Nurse Education Today, 36, 395-400. [More Information]
  • Armes, J., Shewbridge, A., Nordlund, J., Finnegan-John, J., Moore, J., Bloomfield, J., Ream, E. (2016). Patients' perceptions of end of treatment consultations for breast cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice, 15(4), 28-36.

2015

  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J. (2015). A blended approach using e-learning to develop the clinical skill of aseptic technique. International Journal of Clinical Skills, 9(1), 3-11.
  • Sheahan, L., While, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). An exploratory trial exploring the use of a multiple intelligences teaching approach (MITA) for teaching clinical skills to first year undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 35(12), 1148-1154. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2015). Care, compassion and communication. Nursing Standard, 29(25), 45-50. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., O'Neill, B., Gillett, K. (2015). Enhancing student communication during end-of-life care: A pilot study. Palliative and Supportive Care, 13(6), 1651-1661. [More Information]
  • Thain, C., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. In Debbie Wyatt, Nicholas Hulbert-Williams (Eds.), Cancer and Cancer Care, (pp. 217-232). London: Sage Publications.
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Infection prevention and control. Nursing Standard, 29(29), 37-42. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Medicines management. Nursing Standard, 29(33), 36-43. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Nursing students blood pressure measurement accuracy during clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(5), 46-54. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Gordon, C., Williams, A., Aggar, C. (2015). Nursing students’ intentions to enter primary health care as a career option: Findings from a national survey. Collegian, 22(2), 161-167. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Nutrition and fluid management. Nursing Standard, 29(31), 38-42. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2015). Organisational aspects of care. Nursing Standard, 29(27), 35-40. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Aggar, C., Gordon, C. (2015). PHC workforce development. AAAPC Newsletter, 5(2), 4-5.
  • Aggar, C., Gordon, C., Bloomfield, J. (2015). Primary healthcare nursing workforce development. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(6), 43-43.
  • Bloomfield, J., Aggar, C., Gordon, C. (2015). Report of the Evaluation of HealthOne, June 2015, (pp. 7 - 66). Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

2014

  • Gordon, C., Aggar, C., Williams, A., Walker, L., Willcock, S., Bloomfield, J. (2014). A transition program to primary health care for new graduate nurses: a strategy towards building a sustainable primary health care nurse workforce? BMC Nursing, 13, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Shewbridge, A., Nordlund, J., Finnegan-John, J., Moore, J., Bloomfield, J., Ream, E., Armes, J. (2014). Identifying and meeting survivorship needs. Cancer Nursing Practice, 13(6), 28-32. [More Information]

2013

  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J., Parry, A., Pegram, A., Moore, J. (2013). Clinical skills education for graduate-entry nursing students: enhancing learning using a multimodal approach. Nurse Education Today, 33(3), 247-252. [More Information]
  • McCrae, N., Bloomfield, J. (2013). Mental health nursing and the debate on assisted dying. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20(7), 655-661. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J. (2013). The importance of measuring blood pressure in mental health care. Mental Health Practice, 16(6), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Jones, A. (2013). Using e-learning to support clinical skills acquisition: Exploring the experiences and perceptions of graduate first-year pre-registration nursing students - A mixed method study. Nurse Education Today, 33(12), 1605-1611. [More Information]

2012

  • Bloomfield, J., Tanay, M. (2012). Chemotherapy in the community: the importance of patient assessment. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(6), 278-283.
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2012). Improving nutrition and hydration in hospital: the nurse's responsibility. Nursing Standard, 26(34), 52-56. [More Information]

2011

  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J., Pegram, A. (2011). Clinical Skills Education for pre-registration nursing students: Meeting the diverse needs of learners using a multi-modal approach. 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Not-Known.
  • Pegram, A., Cornish, J., Bloomfield, J. (2011). Debating Clinical Skills Education: Identifying Innovations to enhance skill development. 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Not-Known.
  • Bloomfield, J. (2011). Nursing Patients with Blood Disorders. In Christine Brooker and Maggie Nicol (Eds.), Alexanders Nursing Practice. London, UK: Elsevier Science.
  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A. (2011). Physical healthcare needs: oral hygiene in the mental health setting. Mental Health Practice, 15(6), 32-37.
  • Bloomfield, J., Cornish, J. (2011). Using e-learning to develop aseptic technique: patterns of use, influence on skill attainment and attitudes of nursing students. 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Not-Known.

2010

  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A., Jones, C. (2010). How to pass your OSCE: a guide to success in nursing and midwifery. Harlow, England: Routledge.
  • Bloomfield, J., Fordham-Clarke, C., Pegram, A., Cunningham, B. (2010). The development and evaluation of a computer-based resource to assist pre-registration nursing students with their preparation for objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Nurse Education Today, 30(2), 113-117. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., Roberts, J., While, A. (2010). The effect of computer-assisted learning versus conventional teaching methods on the acquisition and retention of handwashing theory and skills in pre-qualification nursing students: a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(3), 287-294. [More Information]

2008

  • Bloomfield, J., Pegram, A., Jones, A. (2008). Recommended procedure for bedmaking in hospital. Nursing Standard, 22(23), 41-44. [More Information]
  • Pegram, A., Bloomfield, J., Jones, A. (2008). Safe use of rectal suppositories and enemas with adult patients. Nursing Standard, 22(38), 39-41. [More Information]
  • Bloomfield, J., While, A., Roberts, J. (2008). Using computer assisted learning for clinical skills education in nursing: integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(3), 222-235. [More Information]

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