Faculty of Health

Dr. Robyn Cant

Phone: (03) 51226232
Email: r.cant@federation.edu.au
Room: 2W Nursing visiting academic staff room
Position: Research Fellow (part-time)
Discipline: Nursing


PhD, MHlthSc, GDipHEducProm.


  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash Nursing and Midwifery, Australia
  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Nursing Midwifery and Nutrition, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Research interests

  • Applied nursing research
  • Teaching and learning
  • Inter-professional education
  • Simulation-based education
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Mixed methods research


Journal articles (Peer Review Journal Papers)

(limited to last 3 years)


Cant R P, Cooper SJ. Use of simulation-based learning in undergraduate nursing education: An umbrella systematic review. Nurse Education Today 2017, 49: 63-71. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.11.015

Ralph N, Birks M, Cant R, Chun-Tie Y, Hillman E. How should science be taught to nurses? Preferences of registered nurses and science teaching academics. Collegian (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2017.01.004

Crawford J, Cooper S, DeSouza R, Cant R. The impact of Walk-in Centres and GP Co-operatives on Emergency Department presentations: a systematic review of the literature. International Emergency Nursing 2017 – in press

Birks M, Cant RP, Budden LM, Russell-Westhead M, Sinem Üzar Özçetin Y, Tee S. Uncovering degrees of workplace bullying: A comparison of baccalaureate nursing students’ experiences during clinical placement in Australia and the UK. Nurse Education in Practice 2017, 25: 14-21. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.04.011.

McKenna L, Cooper SJ, Cant R, Bogossian F. h-index of Australian university Professors of Nursing and Midwifery [editorial] Journal of Advanced Nursing 2017, DOI: 10.1111/jan.13338

Birks M, Ralph N, Cant R, Chun Tie Y, Hillman E. Science knowledge needed for practice: A cross-sectional survey of registered nurses in Australia. Collegian 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2017.05.005

Cooper S, Hopmans R, Cant R, Bogossian F, Giannis A, King R. Deteriorating patients: Global reach and impact of an e-simulation program. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 2017, in press.


Cooper S, Cant R, Connell C, Sims L, Porter JE, Symmons M, Nestel D, Liaw SY. Measuring teamwork performance: Validity testing of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAMTM) with clinical resuscitation teams. Resuscitation 2016; 101: 96-101. doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.01.026

Cant R, Porter J, Cooper S, Roberts K, Wilson I, Gartside C. Improving the non-technical skills of hospital medical emergency teams: The Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAMTM). Emergency Medicine Australasia 2016, 28(6): 641-646. Doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12643 [IF 1.296]

Cooper S, Kinsman L, Chung C, Cant R, Boyle J, Bull L, Cameron A, Connell C, Kim J-A, McInnes D, McKay A, Nankervis K, Penz E, Rotter T. The impact of face-to-face and web-based simulation on patient deterioration and patient safety: Protocol for a multi-site multi-method design. BMC Health Services Research 2016, 16 (1), 475. Doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1683-0.

Birks Melanie, Davis Jenny, Smithson John, Cant Robyn P. Nursing Scope of Practice in Australia: An integrative review of the literature. Contemporary Nurse 2016; 52(5): 522- 543. At: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2016.1238773


Cooper S, Cant R, Bogossian F, Kinsman L, Bucknall T and the FIRST2ACT research team. Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 2015, 11(2), 97-105.

McLelland G, Hall H, Gilmour C, Cant R. Support needs of breastfeeding women: Views of Australian midwives and health nurses. Midwifery 2015, 31: e1-e6. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2014.09.008

Cant R, Young S, Cooper SJ, Porter J. E-simulation: pre-registration nursing students’ evaluation of an on-line patient deterioration program. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 2015, 3(3): 108-114. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000133

Birks M, Ralph N, Cant R, Hillman E, Chun Tie Y. Teaching science content in nursing programs in Australia: a cross-sectional survey of academics. BMC Nursing 2015, 14 (1): 24. doi: 10.1186/s12912-015-0074-x

Cooper S, Cant R, Bogossian F, Bucknall T, Hopmans R. Doing the right thing at the right time: Assessing responses to patient deterioration in electronic simulation scenarios using Course-of-Action analysis. Computers, Informatics, Nursing 2015, 33(5), 199–207. DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000141

Cant R, Cooper S. The time is right for Web-based clinical simulation programs in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2015; 5 (11): 113-119.

Cant R, Ball L. A decade of Medicare: contribution of Private Practice Dietitians to chronic disease management and diabetes group services. Nutrition and Dietetics 2015, 72: 284-290. DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12175

Bogossian FE, Cooper SJ, Cant R, Porter J, Forbes H, The First2ActTM team. A trial of e-simulation of sudden patient deterioration (FIRST2ACT WEB™) on student learning. Nurse Education Today 2015, 35(10): e36-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.08.003

Browning M, Cooper S, Cant R, Sparkes L, Bogossian F, Williams B, O’Meara P, Ross L, Munro G, Black B. The use and limits of eye-tracking in high-fidelity clinical scenarios: a pilot study. International Emergency Nursing 2015, 25: 43-47. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2015.08.002

Cant R, Leech M, Hood K. Factors affecting Australian medical students’ attitudes to interprofessional education; validity of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale-Med. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 2015, 1(3): 90-96. doi 10.1016/j.xjep.2015.10.002

Gibson, Simone J, Janet Golder, Robyn P Cant and Zoe E Davidson. An Australian mixed methods pilot study exploring students performing patient risk screening. Nursing and Health Sciences 2015, 18(2): 203-209. DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12250

Budden L, Birks M, Cant R, Bagley T, Park T. Australian nursing students' experience of bullying and/or harassment during clinical placement. Collegian 2015 - DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.11.004

[for full list of publications see ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-5430-3275]

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robyn_Cant/contributions]