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School of Health

Elissa Dabkowski

Phone: 0402572651
Email: e.dabkowski@federation.edu.au
Room: Gippsland 2W-260
Position: PhD candidate & Research Assistant
Discipline: Nursing & Collaborative Evaluation Unit (CEU)

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching & Online Education (in progress)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Federation University
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Federation University
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Latrobe University
  • Registered Nurse

Teaching areas

Undergraduate nursing lecturer – Application of Research in Clinical Settings

Professional associations

  • Current member of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Current member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)

Awards

  • Emerging nurse leader with the Australian College of Nursing (2019-2020)
  • Recipient of Federation University Medal for Academic Excellence 2018
  • School of Health Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (2 x 2016, 2 x 2017).

Research interests

  • Falls prevention in a Hospital Environment
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Zero Suicide Prevention Framework

Publications

Journal articles

Dabkowski, E. Porter, J.E. & Barbagallo, M. (2021). A thematic analysis of the perceptions of a community-based exercise program on the health and wellbeing of ageing adults. Health and Social Care in the Community. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13343

Dabkowski, E. & Porter, J. E. (2021). An exploration into suicide prevention initiatives for mental health nurses: A systematic literature review. The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12872

Reports

Porter, J.E. Dabkowski, E. & Prokopiv, V. (2020). Zero Suicide Prevention Program 2020 Latrobe Regional Hospital Evaluation.

Porter, J.E. & Dabkowski, E. (2020). Make your move Latrobe 2020 Report on Preliminary Data.

Porter, J.E. Barbagallo, M. Dabkowski, E. & Prokopiv, V. (2020). FRRR Health and Wellness Program 2019 Evaluation Report.

Porter, J.E. Reimers, V. Barbagallo, M. James, M. Dabkowski, E. & Prokopiv, V. (2020). Changes to service provision due to Covid-19, June/July 2020 Evaluation Report.

Grants

2021 – Porter, JE. Peck, B. Prokopiv, V. Barbagallo, M. James, M. Dabkowski, E. Reimers, V. Evaluation of DELIVER: Delivering Enhanced heaLthcare at home through optImising Virtual tools for oldEr people in Rural and regional Australia. MRFF – Rapid Allied Research Translation Initiative – Department of Health. $750,000 – Pending

2021 – Porter, JE. Bailey, C. Barbagallo, M. Rahman, A. Reimers, V. Cross, W, Prokopiv, V. James, M. Dabkowski, E. Banik, B. Jones, J. Luders, E. Venning, K. Mercer, N. and Breach, R. Evaluation of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – National Awareness Campaign on Alcohol, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE). $970,000 - Pending

2020 – Porter, JE. Barbagallo, M. Reimers, V. Prokopiv, V. James, M. Dabkowski, E. Coombs, N. Kemel, P. Mesagno, C. Peck, B. Jones, J. Missen, K. Bailey, C. Snell, C. Brito, S. Hopwood, P.  The Latrobe Health Assembly Community programs evaluation. DHHS, Latrobe Health Assembly -$173,866 - Successful

2020 – Porter, JE. Reimers, V. Barbagallo, M. Prokopiv, V. James, M. Dabkowski, E. Mesagno, C. Peck, B. Jones, J. Missen, K. Bailey, C. Snell, C. & Brito, S. The Latrobe Health Assembly Community programs Evaluation. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Latrobe Health Assembly (LHA) - $143,866 – Successful

2020 - Porter, JE. Reimers, V. Barbagallo, M. James, M. Prokopiv, V. & Dabkowski, E. Impact of COVID-19 on youth engagement with community services. Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning & Employment Network (LLEN) - $10,000 - Successful