Julia Gilbert

Phone: (03) 53278417
Email: julia.gilbert@federation.edu.au
Room: H119a
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing


  • PhD
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing
  • Grad Dip Business Management
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Grad Dip in Legal Practice
  • Grad Dip in Higher Education

Teaching areas

Nursing – Determinants of health, Acute nursing, Legal and eEthical decision making

Grants and awards

2012- HWA grant $165,000 for integrative clinical placements.

2016- Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control Grant for $13,795 for research grant “No time for losers: producing infection control champions in the healthcare setting’.

2016- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology for Best International Abstract Award Charlotte USA.

Research interests

  • Aged care
  • Voluntary assisted dying legislation
  • Advanced care directives in emergency care
  • Dementia care
  • Law and ethics in healthcare
  • Public Health
  • Infection Control and Prevention


Completion of PhD: Nurses perceptions of quality nursing care in Dementia Specific Care Units. March 2020.

Gilbert, J., Ward, L. & Walter, R. Labour of Love. Dementia Journal 2020.

Zimmerman, P. A. P., Sladdin, I., Shaban, R. Z., Gilbert, J., & Brown, L. (2020). Factors influencing hand hygiene practice of nursing students: A descriptive, mixed-methods study. Nurse Education in Practice, 102746.

Terry, D., Kim, J., Hang, S., Gilbert, J., Cruickshank, M. (2019). Thank you for listening. International Journal of Health Services.

Kim, J., Terry, D., Jang, S., Gilbert, J. Cruickshank, M. (2019). A critical appraisal of what organisational approaches are pivotal to improve patient safety. Evidence Based Care.

Gilbert, J. & Kim, J. (2018) To err is human: Medication patient safety in Aged Care: A case study. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Journal . DOI10.1108/qaoa-11-2017-0048

Gilbert, J. & Boag, J. (2018). Nonstandard advance health care directives in Emergency Departments: ethical and legal dilemma or reality: A narrative review. Advanced Emergency Nursing 40 (4): 324-327..

Zimmerman, P., Sladdin, I., Shaban, R., Gilbert, J. & Brown, L. (2018) Actors influencing Hand Hygiene Practice of student nurses: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study. Nurse Education Today.

Gilbert, J., Ward, L. & Gwinner, K. (2018). Quality Nursing care in dementia specific care units: a scoping review. Dementia.

Gilbert, J. & Boag, J. (2018). 'To die, to sleep' - Assisted Dying legislation in Victoria: a case study. Nursing Ethics. doi.org/10.1177/0969733018806339. Completion of Critical care skills for

Elsevier online skill library. 2018. Caring for the person with confusion and dementia.

Revision of three chapters in Chronic Care Nursing Textbook for 2nd edition. (2018). Cambridge Press. 2019

Gilbert, J. & Coyne, E. (2018) ‘Acute care nursing’ Cambridge Press 2018.

Co-author of three chapters of the text ‘Chronic Care Nursing’ Cambridge University Press. 2016.

Gilbert, J. & Gillespie, B. (2017). ‘When no means no. Adolescent refusal of surgical treatment’. ACORN Journal.

Gilbert, J. & Gillespie, B. (2017). ‘Surgical consent and the importance of a substitute decision maker: A case study’ . ACORN Journal.

Gilbert, J., Ward, L. & Gwinner, K. (2017). ‘Quality Nursing care in dementia specific care units: a literature review’. Dementia.

Zimmerman, P., Gilbert, J. & Brown, L. (2016). Knowledge and Practice: Reconciling pre-registration nurses’ hand hygiene knowledge with the clinical environment. A review of literature. Nurse Education in Practice.

Gilbert, J. & Brown. L. (2015). Smoking in aged care: going up in a puff of smoke? Australian Journal of Nursing.

Gilbert, J. & Brown, L. (2015). ‘The clinical environment- do student nurses belong?’ Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. (Citations 10).