Blake Peck

Phone: (03) 5327 9097
Room: H113
Position: Senior Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ballarat
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Deakin University

Teaching areas

  • Research Methods
  • Pathophysiology of Disease
  • Pharmacology

Professional associations

Australian College of Children and Young Peoples Nurses (ACCYPN) – Member

Australian Nursing Board Registration – Registered Nurse (Div1)

Research interests

  • Research that seeks to better understand and improve the lives of children and their families.
  • Experience and management of incontinence in children
  • Childhood long-term illness
  • Paediatric Injury
  • Paediatric Asthma
  • Health workforce
  • Qualitative Research Theory
  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology

Grants and awards


  • Evaluation of the Community Program: Quantum: Child and Adolescent Behaviour Program. Grant of $173,866, Latrobe Health Assembly, Victoria, Australia.
  • Ballarat for Kids: Hearing the voices of children as users of healthcare services in regional Victoria. Grant of $150,000, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, Australia.
  • Validity of the body-worn alarm system for the management of enuresis in children. Grant of $60,000, Western Alliance, Victoria, Australia.
  • The practice nurse study in Western Victoria. Grant of $37,000, Western Alliance, Victoria, Australia.
  • Pilot evaluation of structured group urotherapy sessions for children with complex elimination disorders in a regional hospital. Grant funding of $2,500, Ballarat Health Service, Grampians Regional Continence Service, Victoria, Australia.
  • Student placement and Nurse Burnout: Using Communities of Practice to solve a wicked business problem. Grant of $4,929, School of Health, Federation University Australia.
  • Childhood injury rates pre and post an independently run and well-established injury prevention program for children aged 4-6. Grant of $4,875, School of Health, Federation University Australia.
  • The impact of personality traits and rural practice intentions on nursing student career trajectory, nursing roles, and their longevity in the profession: Grant of $4,473, School of Health Seed Funding Grants, Federation University Australia.


  • Deans Award, School of Health, 2019
  • Lecturer of the Year (Nominee), 2012, UniSuper


Book Chapters

Smith, A., Peck, B., and Terry, D. (2020) Nursing Men. In Nursing in Australia: Contemporary Professional and Practice Insights. Eds.  Wilson, N. J., et al. (2020). Nursing in Australia: Contemporary Professional and Practice Insights, Taylor & Francis.

Recent Journal articles

Mornane, C., Peck, B., Terry., Ryan, M., (2021) Twice-Daily Moisturizer Application for Skin Tear Prevention among Older Adults in Acute Care, Advances in Skin & Wound Care: February.34(2) 1-4 doi:10.1097/01.ASW.0000725180.14180.da

Terry, D., Hoang, H., Peck, B., and Lê, Q. (In Press). The historic to contemporary challenges among International Medical Graduates seeking to practise in Australia. Health and History.

Peck, B., Terry, D., and Kloot, K. (2020). Understanding childhood injuries in rural areas: Using Rural Acute Hospital Data Register to address previous data deficiencies. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 32: 646–649. https://doi:10.1111/1742-6723.13565

Peck, B., Peck, B., Harvey, J., Green, A., Svedas, K., Whitaker, S., Nethercote, M., Shea, R., (2020) Body-Worn Versus Bell-and-Pad Alarm Device for the Management of Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis in Children, Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing: September/October - Volume 47 - Issue 5 - p 507-512 https://doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000678

Peck, B. & Mummery, J. (2020). Recovering the ‘individual’ for qualitative research: An idiographic approach.’ Forum: Qualitative Social Research (Sozialforschung), 20(3):

Terry, D., Peck, B., Kloot, K., and Hutchins, T. (2020). Pediatric emergency asthma presentations in Southwest Victoria: A retrospective cross-sectional study 2017 to 2020. Journal of Asthma. Free download:

Terry, D., and Peck, B. (2020). Academic and clinical performance among nursing students: What’s grit go to do with it? Nursing Education Today. 88: 104371.

Terry, D., and Peck, B. (2020). Factors That Impact Measures of Grit among Nursing Students: A Journey Emblematic of the Koi Fish. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 10(2): 564–574;

Terry, D., Peck, B., Smith, A., Stevenson, T., Nguyen, H., and Baker, E. (2020). What Australian Nursing Students Value as Important in Undertaking Rural Practice. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. 20(1):32-56.

Terry, D.,Peck, B., Carden, C., Perkins, A.J., and Smith, A. (2020). Traversing the funambulist’s fine line between nursing and male identity: A systematic review of the factors that influence men as they seek to navigate the nursing profession. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 10(3): 691–703. https://doi:10.3390/ejihpe10030051

Terry, D.,Peck, B., and Kloot, K (2020). The data deficit for asthma emergency presentations might surprise you: How RAHDaR addresses the data chasm. Rural and Remote Health. 20(2): 1-3.

Terry, D., Nguyen, H., Perkins, A.J., and Peck, B. (2020). Supervision in Healthcare: A Critical Review of the Role, Function and Capacity for Training. Universal Journal of Public Health. 8(1): 1- 14.

Terry, D., Nguyen, H., Peck, B., Smith, A. and Phan, H. (2020). Communities of Practice: A systematic review and meta- synthesis of what it means and how it really works among nursing students and novices. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29:370-380.

Terry, D., Peck, B., Smith, A, and Nguyen, H. (2020). Occupational self-efficacy and psychological capital amongst nursing students: A cross sectional study understanding the malleable attributes for success. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 10(1): 159–172.

Terry, D., and Peck, B. (2020). Television as a Career Motivator and Education Tool: A Final-Year Nursing Student Cohort Study. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 10(1): 346-357.

Terry, D., Peck, B., Smith, A., Stevenson, T., and Baker, E. (2019). Is nursing student personality important for considering a rural career? Journal of Health Organization and Management. 33(5): 617-634.

Wyett, R., Peck, B. and Terry, D. (2019). ‘Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Management: A Retrospective Study in Rural General Practice.’ Advances in Diabetes and Metabolism. 7(1): 1-7

Peck, B. & Mummery, J. (2019). ‘Engaging Gadamer and qualia for the Mot Juste of Individualised Care.’ Nursing Inquiry. 26:e12279.

Mornane, C., Franc, M., Waddington, M., Peck, B., and Terry, D. (2019). ‘Twinning with Tonga: The experience of Tongan stakeholders with a long-term partnership with Regional Victoria, Australia.’ Universal Journal of Public Health, 7(3): 144-150.

Porter, JE. Peck, B. McNabb, T. and Missen, K. (2019). ‘A review of Code Blue activations in a single Regional Healthcare Service: A retrospective descriptive study of RISKMan data’. Journal of Clinical Nursing JCN-2018-1672.R1

Hemstock, M., Peck, B., & Porter, J. (2018) ‘Evaluating a blended on-line learning model amongst undergraduate nursing students: A quantitative study" (the "Work"), Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Peck, B. & Mummery, J. (2018) ‘Hermeneutic Constructivism: An Ontology for Qualitative Research’, Qualitative Health Research. May, pp. 1-19.

Coombs, N, Allen L, Cooper S, Cant R, Beauchamp A, Laszcyk J, Giannis A, Hopmans R, Bullock S, Waller S, McKenna L,Peck B. (2018) ‘Exploring young Australian adults’ asthma management to develop an educational video’, Health Education Journal.