Faculty of Health

Dr Blake Peck

Phone: (03) 5327 9097

Email: b.peck@federation.edu.au

Room: H107

Discipline: Nursing

Qualifications: BN(Hon), RN, PhD

Teaching areas:

Blake has an extensive teaching and academic coordination background with a specific teaching experience in Medical & Surgical Nursing, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and the care of the Paediatric across the Lifespan.

Research interests:

Blake is involved in the theoretical development of new ways to understand human being for the purpose of qualitative research. He is the founder of Hermeneutic Constructivism a theoretical position that is committed to understanding the idiographic nature of human experience at a particularly high level of abstraction. Blake has also written on a variety of topics including the experience of loss and the processes of normalization for fathers of chronically ill children living in rural areas of Australia.

Examples of supervised projects: Honours Program

(2014)  'The Experience of Women Who Elect Not to Breastfeed in Regional Victoria' (Honours)

(2013) 'The Professional Status of Nurses in Hong Kong: A Nurses Perspective' - Masters (Research)

(2013) 'Depression in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease' – Masters (Course Work)

(2012) 'Development of Formal and Informal Ward-Level Communication Strategies to Reduce Adverse Incidents' – Masters (Course Work)

Publications:

Peck, B. (In Press). Who Took the Qualia Out of Qualitative Research?, Qualitative Research.

Peck, B. (In Press). The Construct and Language: Toward a Hermeneutic Constructivist Re-envisioning of Personal Construct Psychology.  Theory and Psychology.

Brown, S., Wakeling, L., Peck, B., Naiker, M.,1 Hill, D., & Naidu, K. (In Press)  Attitude to the subject of chemistry in the undergraduate nursing students at Fiji National University and Federation University Australia.  Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research.  

Miller, C., Lee, M., Rogers, L., Meredith, G., & Peck, B. (2011). Enhancing tertiary healthcare education through 3D MUVE based simulations.  In G. Vincenti, & J. Braman (Eds.), Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom (pp.341-364).  Hershey, PA: Information science Reference.

Peck, B., Deans, C., & Stockhausen, L. (2010). The Tin-Man and the TAM – A Journey into M-Learning in the Land of Aus. World Journal of Educational Technology, 2(1), 16-26.

Peck, B. & Miller, C. (2010). I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…I know I can.  Multi-user Virtual Environments (MUVEs) as a means of developing competence and confidence in undergraduate nursing students: An Australian perspective. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 4571-4575.

Peck, B. & Lillibridge, J. (2003). The experience of loss by fathers living with their chronically ill children in rural Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 21(1):21-27

Peck, B. & Lillibridge, J.  (2005).  Normalising behaviours of fathers living with their chronically ill children in rural Victoria, Australia. Journal of Child Health Care 9(1): 31-45

Smith, A., Peck, B. (2010). The teacher as the 'digital perpetrator': Implementing Web 2.0 technology activity as assessment practice for higher education.  Innovation or imposition?  Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 4800-4804.