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Dr Yingyan (Lisa) Chen

PhD Griff., MAdv Prac Griff., MMed Res Griff., BNur Griff., RN Griff.

  • Lecturer, Nursing
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
+61 7 5456 5967
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Yingyan (Lisa) Chen

Dr Lisa Chen, a cardiac nurse, is a lecturer in School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. She is an early career researcher with her PhD conferred in 2019 from Griffith University. Lisa’s PhD evaluated the implementation of same-day discharge following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), including cardiac rehabilitation findings for those patients either sent home the same day or stayed overnight. Her PhD study has been recognised by Queensland Health and selected as the first exemplar for the Magnet-designated health service in Gold Coast Health in Australia.

Lisa is passionate about cardiovascular research, including disease prevention, in hospital settings, and beyond discharge, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Her other research interests and expertise include knowledge translation, hospital services redesign, the introduction of new models of care, and change management. She is committed to bridging the “know-do” gap between the best available evidence and clinical practice and improving the short- and long-term outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease. Currently, she is leading three projects, one of which involves researchers and clinicians across different institutions and hospitals to promote state-wide use of same-day PCI.

Professional Memberships

  • The Center for Implementation
  • The Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
  • The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd
  • Executive member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand cardiovascular nursing council
  • Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professionals
  • Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association

Professional Awards

  • Awarded the 2020 Australian Critical Care Gavin Leslie Best Nursing Paper
  • Won cardiovascular nursing prize of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand conference in 2019
  • End of year HDR celebration in 2017: Winner of the presentation, Health Group, Griffith University
  • Patricia Barlow Scholarship between 2014 and 2018, Griffith University

Professional Social Media

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Potential research projects for HDR & Honours students

  • Exploring cardiac patients’ educational needs
  • Implementing same-day percutaneous coronary intervention

Research areas

  • Mixed-methods study
  • Knowledge translation/implementation science
  • Hospital services redesign, the introduction of new models of care, and change management

Teaching areas