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Dr Julie Hanson

PhD C.Qld., GradCertAdvNursPrac Sunshine Coast, BNurs E.Cowan, RN.

  • Clinical Program Coordinator, Central Region
  • Senior Lecturer, Nursing
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Dr Julie Hanson


Dr Julie Hanson is a senior lecturer of nursing in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. She is the current Clinical Program Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast region, a current member of the USC NURTURE research cluster, a Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) member and has a Visiting Research Fellowship with Sunshine Coast Hospital Health Service. Julie was a previous member and Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee. Julie’s prior international clinical career spanned 26 years in intensive care, specialist cardiothoracic nursing, cardiology and oncology.

Julie is an early career researcher and has established herself as a Chief Investigator on both clinical research studies and higher education research projects. The main focus of Julie’s clinical research is nursing interventions to enhance patients’ self care and disease management in the community setting. In her higher education research, she is passionate about using innovative technologies to engage students in authentic learning. Julie’s Advance award for Quality Teaching in 2018 addressed transition pedagogy using 3D visualisation technology.

Julie has 8 publications and reviews for two international peer reviewed journals. Since 2015, Julie and her colleagues have attracted approximately A$99,000 in research funds for projects that involve academic and clinical collaborations.

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body (A$) Year
Effect of education on time in therapeutic range for adults with atrial fibrillation receiving warfarin: a feasibility randomised controlled trial Hanson, J, Wu, J, Wallis, M NURTURE Cluster Seed Grant A$9,851 2019
Supporting transition from theory to practice: Evaluating the quality, effectiveness and appropriateness of teaching assertiveness skills to undergraduate nurses in preparation for first clinical placement Hanson, J, Walsh, S, Mason, M, Wadsworth, D, Framp, A USC, C-SALT First Year Experience Grant Scheme (FYEGS) A$4,000 2018
Whole of Hospital Pyxis Implementation: An evaluative Research Project Wallis, M, Craswell, A, Morris-Smith, B, Bennet, K, Dalgleish, B, Williams, P, Flynn, T & Hanson, J. BD/Care Fusion Research Donation A$46,460 2017
Hospital admissions, readmissions and length of stay as a result of medication error in community-dwelling older adults: A cross sectional study Wallis, M, Hanson, J, Coverdale, S, Manji, A, & Morris-Smith, B. Wishlist Collaborative Grant A$19, 249 2016
Mapping and evaluating the flipped classroom at USC: Integrative learning and teaching Taylor, J, Kynn, M, Foster, J-A, Tretheway, R, Graham, W, Gamble, T, Hamilton, A, Verdonck, M, Wright, H, Rushton, G, Costello, M, Hanson, J, Lilly, K, Lampard, J, Cole, R. USC Enhancement Learning and Teaching Grant A$19,978 2015

Research areas

  • Living well with chronic disease: medication safety, health literacy and eHealth
  • Health professionals education: blended learning, digital technologies and 3D visualisation
  • Fist Year Experience: patient safety and advocacy

Teaching areas

  • First Year Work Integrated Learning
  • Biosciences

Dr Julie Hanson specialist areas of knowledge include adult nursing, including medication management in chronic disease and other nursing interventions involving patient safety.

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