Associate Professor Patrea Andersen has extensive academic experience in Nursing Education. As Associate Professor for Nursing and Academic Director for Simulation and Visualisation for USC, Patrea’s primary focus is on simulation development and curricula integration. Her research interests include clinical education, simulation (including visualisation and game-based simulation, AR and VR applications), patient safety, professional competence and issues impacting on the preparation and development of health professionals. Her success is evidenced in collaborative research grants, publications, keynote presentations and referred conference presentations. Patrea was the recipient of an OLT citation for leadership in simulation in 2015 and is a Higher Education Academy (HCA) Senior Fellow. She holds a number of governance roles. She is Portfolio Leader for Simulation and Practice Learning for Undergraduate Programmes for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC, chair of national simulation education collective InSPIRE and The Australian chair for SimGHOSTS Australia.
- Innovation in Simulation Pedagogy Implementation Research and Evaluation (InSPIRE) National Simulation Collective - Chair
- SimGHOSTS - Australian Chair
- Advisory Group, Sunshine Coast Health Service - Member
- Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital, Consumer Advisory group - Member
- Wide Bay TAFE Diploma in Nursing Advisory Committee - Member
- ANMC/AHPRA Registered Nurse Australia
- Member APMSH
- Reviewer Journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing
- Reviewer Journal of Research in Nursing
- Reviewer Studies in Continuing Education Journal
- Reviewer Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
- Nurse Education in Practice International Journal Review Panel
- Reviewer of the International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
2015 - National Office of Learning and Teaching (Ministry of Education) – Citation for Sustained leadership in the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative simulation pedagogy that enhances student engagement and learning in the nursing and health disciplines. Recognition of outstanding contribution to student learning. National Teaching Excellence Award. Brisbane 23 September.
2016 - Andersen, P. Simulation: Translating exposure into learning. OzVis Conference. USC, Sunshine Coast Australia
2016 - Andersen, P., Guinea, S., Levett- Jones, T., Kelly, M., & Howes, P. (2016). Debriefing. Simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Sydney.
2016 - Andersen, P. (2016). Snaps shots of simulation pedagogy in New Zealand and Australia. Robert Morris University. Pittsburgh, USA. April
2016 - Andersen, P. (2016). Nursing in Australia and New Zealand. Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, USA. April
2016 - Andersen, P., (2016). An alternative to manikins: Training actors for simulated patient roles in health care simulation. International Conference on Simulation-Based Teaching in Health Care. Fooyin University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 21-22 April
- 2016 - Andersen, P., (2016). Simulation approaches in Australia and New Zealand: Snapshots of simulation pedagogy. International Conference on Simulation-Based Teaching in Health Care. Fooyin University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 21-22 April
- 2015 - Andersen, P., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., Reid-Searl, K., & Hawes, P. (2015). Transforming paper based case studies to simulation Facilitation simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Gold Coast, 29 May.
- 2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). Simulation: Researching the gap between learning and practice. Key note address. University Research Week. USC.
- 2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). Clinical Simulation in Australia and New Zealand. Key Note address. International Conference on Nursing Simulation. Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University Seoul, Republic of Korea. 23 May.
- 2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). The Pedagogy of Simulation. Key note address. International Conference on Nursing Simulation. Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University Seoul, Republic of Korea. 23 May.
- 2013 - Andersen, P. (2013). USC Opening address staff response – Visions of the future. Learning & Teaching conference. USC. 27 August.
- 2013 - Guinea, S. & Andersen, P. (2013). Exploring the relationship between Technology and pedagogy. Technology Enhanced learning in Health: Redesigning teaching & assessment in the digital era. Melbourne, Australia,(30 April).
Referred conference presentations
2017 - Clarke, KA & Andersen, P (2017) Using immersive mental health simulation to facilitate learning across disciplines. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Levett-Jones, T., Reid-Searl, K., Andersen, P., Guinea, S., Dwyer, T. (2017). Tag team patient safety simulation workshop: Addressing patient safety by building student confidence and resilience. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Andersen, P. & Mancini, M. (2017). Assessing competency in nursing: A roundtable discussion for best ideas and potential solutions. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Andersen, P., Downer, T., Spencer, A. & Wilcox, K. (2017). Using video simulation to enhance safety and improve quality health outcomes. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Andersen, P., Horton, E., & Clarke, KA (2017). Safe environments: A serious game transforming competency based health and safety simulation training. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Andersen, P., Coverdale, S., Kelly, M., Forester, S. (2017). Facilitating inter-professional learning and teamwork in simulation using two tiered debriefing. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Andersen, P., Harrison, P. & Budd, N. (2017). Performing and dramaturgy: Managing safety for children working as simulated patients in simulation. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Clarke, KA., Andersen, & P. Loth, J. (2017). Using simulation video to facilitate learning and assessment in mental health. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
2017 - Smith, A., Andersen, P., Cleary, M. (2016). Standardised of guidelines for clinical placement of undergraduate students to reduce confusion. Paramedic Australasia International Conference, Auckland NZ, 18-19 Nov
2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Andersen, P. & Mancini, M. (2016). Nursing competency: A universal problem and potential solutions. Pre conference workshop. Asia Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2016. Singapore 15-17 Nov
2017 - O’Rourke, M., Andersen, P., & Linegar, D. (2016) Analytics: More than just a game. Australasian Simulation Congress 27 September.
2017 - Budd, N., Andersen, P. & Harrison, P. (2016). Engaging child actors as simulated patients within Nursing & Midwifery higher education USC Learning and Teaching Seminar Series. USC. October
2017 - Budd, N., Andersen, P. & Harrison, P. (2016). Engaging child actors as simulated patients within nursing and midwifery higher education. Australasian Simulation Congress2016. Melbourne Australia, 27-29 September
2017 - Andersen, P. (2016). Introduction to the fundamentals of debriefing: Models and practice. USC Sessional Development Seminar. USC 12 March
|Evaluation of the efficacy of using 3D visualization technology to enhance learning drug therapy||Hanson, J., Andersen, P. & Broadbent, M.||2016-2017|
|An evaluation of the efficacy of using serious games to teach environmental safety in community care||Andersen, P., Horton, E., Clarke, K.||2016-2017|
|CARDs||Kardong-Edgren, S., Miller, C., Andersen, P & Walsh, K.||2016-2017|
|‘Following Ruby’: Using patient safety simulation to improve quality health outcomes. Collaborative project USC and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Buderim||Andersen, P., Downer, T., Spencer, A., & Willcocks, K.||2016-2017|
|Preparing undergraduates for the workforce in the context of patient safety through innovation in simulation.||Reid-Searl, K., Levett-Jones, T., Andersen, P., Guinea, S., Heaton, L. & Dwyer, T.||
Department of Education and Training A$300,000
|Using simulation to facilitate IPL and teamwork. Collaboration with Sunshine Coast Health Service||Andersen, P., Coverdale, S., Kelly, M. & Forster, S.||Wish List A$19,993||2015 →|
|Acting for Health with Children: the development of processes for the training and employment of child actors as ‘simulated patients’ within Nursing & Midwifery higher education.||Budd, N., Andersen, P., Harrison, P.||USC Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000||2015 →|
|Development, implementation and evaluation of a dedicated education unit across aged care settings in the Sunshine Coast region||Barnes, M., Andersen, P., Wallis, M., Murray, D., Oakley, M., Collins, M., Watson, K.||Queensland Regional Training Network (QRNT) A$24,514||2015|
|An evaluation of online simulation/ laboratory orientation. USC||Andersen, P., O’Brien, S., Cox, K., & Watson, K.||2014|
|Students as co-creators of simulation curriculum in undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes||Edwards, S., Barnes, M., Andersen, P., & Johnson-Cash, J.||USC Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000||2013-2015|
|The preparation of Drama students as ‘simulated patients’ for Learning Events within Nursing Midwifery and beyond||Loath, J., Andersen, P.||USC Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000||2013-2015|
|Enhancing Capacity for Quality Simulation. University of Wollongong.||Andersen, P., Crookes, P., Brown, R., & Brown, A.||Health Workforce Australia (FA 2011/132) A$732,542||2012-2013|
|Expanded Scopes of Practice Project – Evaluation Framework. Centre for Health Service Development. University of Wollongong.||Thompson, C., Williams, K., Morris, D., Quinsey, K., Bird, S., Kobel, K., Andersen, P., Eckermann, S., Masso, M.||Health Workforce Australia (FA CO42091033) A$1,035,468||2012-2014|
- simulation and visualisation
- teaching and learning
- competency assessment
- reflective practice
- Simulation in Practice Education
- Professional Internship
- HDR Supervision
Patrea Andersen's specialist areas of knowledge include simulation and visualisation, nursing, competence and the practice and professional development of health professionals.