Faculty of Health

Ainsley James

photo Phone: (03) 5122 6839(03) 5122 6839
Email:
ainsley.james@federation.edu.au
Room:
2W142
Position:
Academic – Level B
Discipline:
Nursing

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing Monash University
  • Grad.CertHEd Monash University
  • Grad.CertPaeds Central Queensland University
  • Bachelor of Nursing Monash University

Teaching areas

  • General nursing
  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Paediatrics/adolescent health

Professional associations

  • Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Nurses Memorial Centre
  • Australian Nurse Teachers' Society
  • Victorian & Tasmanian At-Large Society - Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)  

Grants and awards

Grants

2014 - Raymond, A., James, A., Game, C., & Lyons, J: The influence of the perceptions and stereotypes of the nursing role on career choice in secondary students within the Gippsland region. Schools Accessing Monash (SAM) ($9,000)

2014 - Allen, S., James, A., & Taylor, B: Nursing Students' Attitudes to Ageing and Aged Care: A Pilot Study. Anglican Aged Care Services Group trading as Benetas.($31,826)

2008 – Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Sellick, K., James, A., Miles, M., Jones, J. Breaking the rules' sometimes: A study of compliance and non-compliance with mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect by four professional groups in rural Victorian communities. Department of Human Services ($20,000)

2006 – Barnett, T., Campbell, M., Sellick, K., Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Henderson, S., Walker, L., James, A., Faulks, L., Burns, V., Rickard, A. An analysis of current curricula to determine to what extent reform capabilities are integrated into undergraduate preparation – identify themes and inconsistencies. Collation and comparative analysis of data to explore the capacity for curricula review. Victorian Department of Human Services ($83,000)

Awards

2013 – Monash University School of Nursing and Midwifery Staff Award in recognition of "exceptional contribution to the enhancement of the School of Nursing and Midwifery".

2013 – Monash University Gippsland Campus Postgraduate Research Poster Competition Special Commendation: "Telling it like it is: the lived experience of young people with type 1 diabetes in rural Victoria" (PhD poster).

2012 – Monash University Vice Chancellor's Social Inclusion Award

2012 - Nominee Monash University Gippsland Student Union (MUGSU) for Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

2011 – Nominee Monash University Gippsland Student Union (MUGSU) for Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

2010 – Winner Monash University Gippsland Student Union (MUGSU) Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of "being very helpful, approachable, interesting, fun, entertaining, informative & being great at delivering lectures".

2009 – Monash University School of Nursing and Midwifery Staff Award in recognition of "exceptional contribution to the enhancement of the School of Nursing and Midwifery"

Research interests

  • Qualitative methods
  • Child & adolescent health
  • Lived experience
  • Diabetes in young people

Publications

Book chapter

Brown, A., James, A., & Bradley, A. (2014). Childhood and adolescence in rural communities. In K. Francis, Y. Chapman & C. Davies (Eds), Rural nursing: the Australian Context (p.86 – 106). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press

Journal articles

James, A., Taylor, B., & Francis, K. (2014). Researching with young people as participants: issues in recruitment. Contemporary Nurse 47 (1) April-June.  DOI: 10.5172/conu.2013.4564

Birks, M., James, A., Chung, C., Cant, R., & Davis, J. (2014).The teaching of physical assessment skills in pre-registration nursing programmes in Australia: Issues for nursing education. Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, 21, pp. 245-253.  DOI.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2013.05.001

Birks, M., Cant, R.P., James, A., Chung, C.S., Davis, J., (2013), The use of physical assessment skills by registered nurses in Australia: issues for nurse education, Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, 20 (1), pp. 27-33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2012.02.004

Barnett, T., Sellick, K.J., Cross, M., Walker, L., James, A., Henderson, T.S., (2012), Preparing student nurses for healthcare reform, Focus on Health Professional Education, 14 (1), pp. 23-34.

Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Sellick, K.J., James, A., Miles, M.A., Jones, J.M., Grant, J.A., (2012), The decision making processes adopted by rurally located mandated professionals when child abuse or neglect is suspected, Contemporary Nurse: Health Care Across the Lifespan 41 (1), pp. 58-69. DOI:10.5172/conu.2012.41.1.58

Porter, J., Al-Motlaq, M., Hutchinson, C., Sellick, K., Burns, V., James, A., (2011), Development of an undergraduate nursing clinical evaluation form (CEF), Nurse Education Today [P], vol 31, issue 8, pp. 58-62. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2010.12.016

James, A & Davis, J. (2011). Assessing culture (137-151). In Weber & Kelley's health assessment in nursing. Broadway NSW: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

James, A., & Francis, K. (2011). Mandatory continuing professional education: What is the prognosis?, Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia [P], 18, (3), pp. 131-136. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2011.03.001

James, A., & Chapman, Y.B. (2009). Preceptors and patients - the power of two: Nursing student experiences on their first acute clinical placement, Contemporary Nurse: Health Care Across the Lifespan [P], 34, (1), pp. 34-47 DOI:10.5172/conu.2009.34.1.034

McConnell-Henry, T.E., James, A., Francis, K.L., & Chapman, Y.B. (2009). Researching with people you know: issues in interviewing, Contemporary Nurse: Health Care Across the Lifespan [P], 34, (1), pp. 2-9 DOI:10.5172/conu.2009.34.1.002

Published research reports

Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Sellick, K., Miles, M., Jones, J., James, A. (2009). Breaking the Rules Sometimes: What informs mandated professionals decisions to report or not report child abuse and neglect? OCLC, Monash University, Churchill

Barnett, T., Cross, M., Walker, L., James, A., & Henderson, S. (2007). Developing Nurses' Health Care Reform Capabilities. Department of Human Services, Victoria. OCLC, Monash University, Churchill.