School of Health

Associate Professor Joanne Porter

Phone: (03) 5122 6440
Room: 2W262
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Nursing


  • Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD) Monash University, 2014
  • Graduate Diploma In Health Services Management Charles Sturt University, 2010
  • Graduate Cert In Higher Education Monash University, 2007
  • Master Of Nursing Monash University, 2002
  • Grad Diploma Of Nursing (Critical care) Monash University, 1997
  • Bachelor Of Nursing Monash University, 1993

Teaching areas

  • Honours, Masters and PhD supervision
  • Appreciating Research and Scholarship
  • Acute Care Nursing Practice

Professional associations

  • Australian Nursing Board Registration – Registered Nurse (Div1)
  • Singapore Nursing Board Registration
  • CENA – College of Emergency Nursing Australasian
  • RCNA – Royal College of Nursing
  • ANF – Australian Nursing Federation
  • ARNM - Australian Rural Nurses and Midwifes
  • Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International – Number 1242260

Grants and awards


  • 2019 – Porter, J. and Reimers, V. Evaluation of PHN’s Early Detection and Screening, including Tobacco Program. Gippsland Primary Health Network. $289,890 Successful – Contract pending
  • 2019 – Porter, J. Reimers, V.  Morgan, D. Missen, K. Prokopiv, V. Development of an Evaluation Model. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Extension grant $122,400 Successful
  • 2019 – Porter, J. Peel, R, and Powers, G. Feasibility study for the Gippsland Centre for Innovation, Research and Practice. $9760 – Successful
  • 2019 – Porter, J. Barbagallo, M. (2019). Evaluation of the Yinnar Exercise program. Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). $3000 – Successful.
  • 2019 - Porter, J. Barbagallo, M. Bur, J. Prokopiv, V. (2019). “I am Ready” Project Evaluation. Local learning and Employment Network (LLEN). Department of Health and Human Services grant. $46,838 – Successful
  • 2018 - Porter, JE, Edmondson, E, Morgan, D. Reimers, V. Missen, K. Whyte, S. Klein, B. Prokopiv, V. Development of an Evaluation Model. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). $389,957. Successful
  • 2017 – Edmondson, B. Porter, J. Whyte, S. Prokopiv, V. James, A. Yell, S. Wilson, R. Cooper, S. Development of the Latrobe Health Innovation Charter Project. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). $132,182. Successful
  • 2017 – Porter, J. Jones, L. James, A. and Jackson, M. Undergraduate nursing student’s preparation for clinical placement: Development and implementation of a simulated live ward experience. CLIPP $9,709 Successful
  • 2016 – Peck, B. Clough, M, Smith, A. Porter, J. and Jarrott, H. What are the learning practices used by students enrolled in the flexible mode in an Undergraduate Nursing program. - $3000 CLIPP Mini Grant Federation University.
  • 2015 – Porter, J. Chung, C. Raymond, A. Miller, N. Giannis, A. Interaction with family of acutely unwell patients using the ER-DRIP approach: The development of an online simulation education program. - $7692 CLIPP Mini Grant Federation University.
  • 2015 - Klein. B, Foale. C, Lauder. S, McLaren. S, Charchar. F, Meyer. D, Porter. J, Clinnick. L, Denham. J, Mitchell. J, Gill. P, Eime. R, Mesagno. C, Temple. E. Improving Wellness: A randomised controlled trial comparing the Mindfulness eHealth and Physical Activity eHealth programs – $5000 Faculty Research Grant.
  • 2014 – Cooper, S. Porter, J. Hopmans, R. Cant, R. Bogossian, F. (2014). Awarded $18,000 for a Learning and Teaching research grant (Monash University) titled: "Managing serious illness – advanced educational software for health professionals"
  • 2014 – Porter, J. Cooper, S. Cant, R (Research Fellow), Roberts, K. Wilson, I. Benton, G. (2014). Monash University Berwick Campus grant of $15,000 "The Team Emergency Assessment Measure: Validity, Reliability and Feasibility testing in clinical resuscitation teams: A collaborative project between Monash University, Central Gippsland Health Service and Northeast Health"
  • 2014 – Cooper, S. NestaI, D. Porter, J. Ireland, S. Connell, C. Symmonds, M. Awarded $15,000 for your project titled "The Team Emergency Assessment Measure: Validity, Reliability and Feasibility testing in clinical resuscitation teams: A translational collaboration with Monash University, Monash & Alfred Health". Faculty Strategic Grant Scheme 2014 – Strategic Project Grant – SPG-S 012
  • 2011 – Cooper, S, Porter, J. Cant, R. McKenna, L. Kinsman, L. Endacot, R. Fox-Young, S. Scholes, J. Whitely, P. De Veries, B. ID11-1914. Managing patient deterioration: Enhancing student nurses' competence through on line simulation and feedback techniques (the FIRST2ACT program) ALTC $211,000
  • 2008 – Cooper, S., Nestrel, D., Sellick. K., Somers. G., Kinsman. L., Porter. J., Monash University Gippsland Small Grant Research Support Scheme. Resuscitation Team Work: Assessment measures and training scheme development. $19,893
  • Porter, J,.Monash University Bursary Grant. Developing an undergraduate nursing clinical evaluation form. $2,500
  • 2010 – Birks, M. Mills, J, Porter, J & Coyle, M. Australian and Malaysian Government Grant: to conduct a series of research seminars in Malaysia and Borneo. $21,000
  • 2009 - Cooper, S., Birks, M. & Porter, J. Department of Human Services. Program evaluation of the Certificate of Advanced Rural and Remote Primary Health Care. $14,985
  • 2009 – Cooper, S, Porter, J. Birks, M. & Kinsman, L. Department of Human Services. Primary education and research consultancy for development of advanced rural and remote health care programme. $12,253
  • 2007 – Birks, M, Mills, J. Francis, K. Chapman, Y & Porter, J. Australian and Malaysian Government Grant. Introduction of research concepts a series of research seminars and workshops in Malaysia and Borneo. $17,500


  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Applicant ID: 232192 – APA stipend of $23,728 per annum (2012 Full time rate) Commenced Feb 2012 for the duration of 18 months completion date 6th October 2013.
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award – Monash University Gippsland Campus. 2013 NUR2002 Nursing unit Pharmacology content.
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award – Monash University Gippsland Campus. 2012 NUR2002 Nursing unit Pharmacology content.
  • Staff excellence award for community engagement (2008). Monash University Gippsland Campus. ($500 dollar gift voucher)
  • Outstanding Unit Evaluation for Introduction to High Dependency
  • Nursing, 3rd year Undergraduate unit. (NUR3106) Monash University (2005) Professor Stephen Parker Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Senior Vice-President

Research interests

  • Acute care practice
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Family Presence During Resuscitation
  • MET call / Code Blue activations
  • Teamwork
  • Community and project Evaluation

Supervised projects

Current student projects

  • PhD Title: Patient and Nurse Experiences of patient education in the emergency department
  • PhD Title: Using Physical Activity to Promote Stress Resilience among Australian Emergency Personnel
  • PhD Title: Psychological Contracting: Creating a new form of leadership practice
  • Honours thesis title: ADEA evaluation of the diabetic educators program: A quantitative study
  • Honours thesis title: Evaluation of the Yinnar health and wellbeing exercise program: A qualitative study
  • Honours thesis title: The exploration of the role of primary carers who are providing end of life care in the home: A qualitative study of carers in Gippsland, Victoria.
  • Honours thesis title: An exploration of the pressures faced by nursing staff within the working environment of a special care nursery: A regional centre experience

Completed student projects

  • PhD title: Family Presence During Resuscitation: An Iranian experience
  • Masters title: A Qualitative study exploring emergency nurse’s experience of teamwork within the emergency department.
  • Masters title: An evaluation of the effect of a mental health clinical placement on the mental health attitudes of student nurses
  • Masters title: ED-HOME: A new educating concept for emergency nurses to improve patient education in the Emergency Department.
  • Masters title: Home Visits: Identification of service-gap delivery and provision of support following stroke.
  • Honours thesis title: Caring for people you know: Rural nurses experience
  • Honours thesis title: Preparation of final year student’s transition to practice
  • Honours thesis title: Health promoting lifestyle behaviour of Federation Nursing students
  • Honours thesis title: Preparing nursing undergraduate students for practice: Evaluation of a live ward simulation exercise
  • Honours thesis title: How does Anatomy and physiology fit into an undergraduate nursing degree
  • Honours thesis title: A descriptive study of RISKMAN code blue presentations, in a single regional hospital within Victoria.
  • Honours thesis title:  Evaluating the BOLD (Blended On-Line and Digital) learning model amongst undergraduate nursing students: a quantitative study.
  • Honours thesis title: Family presence during resuscitation (and invasive procedures) in the Emergency Department


Book chapter

Jones, G., Moore, K.A., Porter, J., & Morgan, D., & (2018). Why does the psychological contract matter? Implications for leadership practice, workplace stress and anxiety. Stress and Anxiety: Theories and Realities (pp. 33-44). Logos: Berlin. ISBN 978-3-8325-4717-2

Porter, J. Perkins, A. Lyons, J. Sewgolam, S. (2018). Thinking like a Nurse. Chapter 8. In: The Road to Nursing. Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Beauchamp, A. Cooper, S. Porter, J. (2015) Identification and management of the acutely deteriorating hospital patient: Essential actions (2nd Edition-2015) ISBN 978-ISBN 978-1-876851-84-2 (Paperback) ISBN 978-1-876851-85-9 (Online)

Mills, Jane, Francis, Karen, Birks, Melanie, Coyle, Meaghan, Porter, Joanne, and Missen, Karen (2011) Nursing in remote or isolated areas of Queensland: role, resources and readiness for practice. In: Advances in Medicine and Biology. Advances in Medicine and Biology, 26 . Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 265-275. ISBN978-1-61324-065-6 11473_Mills_et_al_2011.pdf

Porter, J (2011).Survivor, page 56 In: Blakley G, Cooper, S.Skirton H Allum P Nelmes P. (Eds) (2011) Games Games Games: Educational games for Health Professionals. DVD Book. University of Plymouth Press ISBN9781841022741.

Journal articles

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(In Press)

Porter, JE. (2019). Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR): A qualitative descriptive study exploring the experiences of emergency personnel post resuscitation. Heart and Lung 48, 268-272.

Ota, M. Peck, Porter, J. (2018). Evaluating a Blended Online Learning Model among Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Quantitative Study. Computer Informatics Nursing. Oct; 36 (10):507-512. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000456.

Raymond, A. Porter, JE. Missen, K. Larkin, J. de Vent, K. Redpath, S. (2018). The meaning of Worried” in MET call activations: A regional hospitals examination of the clinical indicators. Collegian, (In Press)

Ramage, E. Porter, JE. Biedermann, N. (2018). Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR): Implementation in the emergency department a qualitative study. Australasian Emergency Care. ISSN 2588-994X. DOI 10.1016/j.auec.2018.05.002

Porter, JE. Cant, R. Missen, K. Raymond, A. Churchill, A.(2018). Physical deterioration in an acute mental health unit: A quantitative retrospective analysis of medical emergencies. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. DOI:10.1111/inm.12467

Hemstock, M. Peck, B. and Porter, J. (2018). Evaluating a blended on-line learning model amongst undergraduate nursing students: A quantitative study. Computers, Informatics and Nursing (In Press)

Hassankhani, H. Haririan, H. Porter, JE. Heaston, S. (2018). Cultural aspects of death notification following cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jan.13558

Missen, K. Porter, JE. Raymond, A. de Vent, K. and Larkins, J. (2018). Adult Deterioration Detection System (ADDS): An evaluation of the impact on MET and Code Blue activations in a regional healthcare service. Collegian. 25 (2):157-161. DOI:10.1016/j.colegn.2017.05.002

Porter, JE. Cant, R. Cooper, SJ. (2017). Rating teams' non-technical skills in the emergency department: A qualitative study of nurse's experience. International Emergency Nursing Journal DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2017.12.006

Hassankhani, H. Zamanzade, V. Rahmani, A. Haririan, H. Porter, JE. (2017). Corrigendum to Family support liaison in the witnessed resuscitation: A phenomenology study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Pages 95 -100 (S002074891730130X) (10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.06.005)

Grover, E. Porter, JE. Morphet, J. (2017). An exploration of emergency nurses’ perceptions attitudes and experience of teamwork in the emergency department. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal.

Hassankhani, H., Zamanzade, V., Rahmani, A. Haririan,H. Porter, JE. (2017).Family Presence during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A double-Edged Sword. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Porter, JE, Miller, N. Giannis, A. Coombs, N. (2017) Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR): Observational case studies of emergency personnel. International Emergency Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2016.12.002

Van Donk, P. Tanti, E. and Porter, JE. (2016). Triage and treat model of care: Effective management of minor injuries in the emergency department. In Press, Collegian.

Cant, RP, Porter, JE, Cooper, SJ, Roberts, K, Wilson, I, Gartside, C.(2016). Improving the non-technical skills of hospital medical emergency teams: The Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM™). Emergency Medicine Australasia 2016; doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12643

Coombs N.M, Porter J.E and Beauchamp A (2016). ED-HOME: Improving educator confidence and patient education in the Emergency Department. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, AENJ-D-15-00038R1

Cooper, S. J. Cant, R. Connell, C. Sims, L. Porter, J. Symmons, M. Nestel, D. Liaw, S.(2016) Measuring teamwork performance: Validity testing of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM) with clinical resuscitation teams. Resuscitation

Beauchamp, A. Cooper, S. Porter,J. (2015) Identification and management of the acutely deteriorating hospital patient: Essential actions (2nd Edition-2015) ISBN 978-ISBN 978-1-876851-84-2 (Paperback) ISBN978-1-876851-85-9 (Online)

Porter, J. Cooper, S. & Taylor, B. (2015). Family presence during resuscitation(FPDR): A survey of emergency personnel in Victoria, Australia. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal – AENJ

T.McConnell-Henry, Cooper, S. Endacott, R. Porter, J. Missen, K. Sparks, L. (2015) Designing a medical records review tool: An instructional guide. Contemporary Nurse. DOI:10.1080/10376178.2015.1010260.

Porter, J. Cooper, S. J. Taylor, B.(2014). Mixed Methods: Ideal for Research in the Emergency Department. (Conference Proceedings –Sigma Theta Tau International, 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong)

Chadwick,L. Porter, J. (2014). An evaluation of the effect of a mental health clinical placement on the mental health attitudes of student nurses. Journal of Nursing and Health. Vol 2, No (3).

Endacott, R. Bogossian. F, Cooper, S. Young, S. Forbes, H. King, V. & Porter,J. (2014) Leadership & teamwork in medical emergencies: performance of nursing students and

Registered Nurses in simulated patient scenarios. Journal of Clinical Nursing. DOI:10.1111/jocn.12611

Cooper, S. J, Porter, J. Peach, L. (2013). Measuring situation awareness in Emergency settings: a systematic review of tools and outcomes. Open Access Emergency Medicine (Accepted Oct 2013)

Bogossian, F. Cooper, S. J. Cant,R. Beauchamp, A. Porter, J. Kain, V. Bucknall, R. Phillips, N. The First 2 Act Research Team (2013) Undergraduate nursing students' performance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high fidelity simulated environments: an Australian multi-centre study. Nurse Education Today(In Press)

Porter, J. Cooper, S. & Taylor, B. (2013). Emergency Resuscitation team roles: What constitutes a team and who's looking after the family? Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

Tolson L, Hemingway S, Porter J, (2013) Clinical placement in an acute mental health unit: reflections of a student trip to Australia. Mental Health Nursing. vol. 33 (4):pp.14-16

Porter, J. Cooper, S, & Sellick, K., (2013) Family presence during resuscitation (FPDR): Perceived benefits, barriers and enablers to implementation and practice. International Emergency Nursing Journal

Porter, J. Morphet, J. Missen, K. & Raymond, A (2013).Preparation for high acuity clinical placement: Confidence levels of final year nursing students. Advances in Medical Education and Practice

Cooper S, Beauchamp A, Bogossian F, Bucknall T, Cant R, DeVries B, Endacott R, Forbes H, Hill R, Kinsman L, Kane V, McKenna L, Porter J, Phillips N,Young S. Managing patient deterioration: A protocol for enhancing student nurses' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques. BMC Nursing 2012

Missen, K, Sparkes, L, Porter, J, Cooper, S. & McConnell-Henry, T.(2012).Developing team based Acute Care scenarios: A rural hospital experience. International Emergency nursing Journal

Kinsman, L. Buykx, P. Cant, R.P.Champion, R. Cooper, S.J.R. Endacott, R. McConnell-Henry, T. Missen, K. Porter, J. Scholes, J. (2012).The FIRST2ACT simulation program improves nursing practice in a rural Australian hospital. Australian Journal of Rural Health 20(5) 270-274

Porter, J. Cooper, S. & Sellick, K. (2012). Attitudes,Implementation and practice of family presence during resuscitation (FPDR) in the emergency department: A review of the quantitative literature. International Emergency Nursing Journal.pp. 26-34

Cooper, S. Cant, R. Porter, J. Missen, K. Sparkes, L.McConnell-Henry, T. Endacott, R. (2012). Managing patient deterioration:Assessing teamwork and individual performance. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2013;30: pp. 377–381

Cooper S. Cant R. Porter J. Bogossian F. McKenna L. Brady S. Fox-Young S. (2012). Simulated based learning in midwifery education: a systematic review. Women and Birth. 25;64-74

Birks, M., Coyle, M., Porter, J.,& Mills, J. (2011). Perceptions of Hand Hygiene amongst health care workers in Sibu, East Malaysia. International Journal of Infection control.

Endacott, R. Scholes, J. Cooper,S. McConnell-Henry, T. Porter, J. Missen, K. Kinsman, L. Champion, R. (2011) Identifying patient deterioration:using simulation and reflective review to improve clinical skills in a rural hospital. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2011

Cant R, Birks M, Porter J, Jacob E, Cooper S (2011). Developing advanced rural nursing practice: "a whole new scope of responsibility". Collegian 18(4): 177-182

Cooper S., McConnell-Henry T.,Cant R., Porter J., Missen K.,Kinsman L., Endacott R., Scholes J. (2011) Managing deteriorating patients:Registered nurses' performance in a simulated setting. The Open Nursing Journal, 2011, 5: 120-126

Birks, M., Coyle, M., Porter, J., & Mills, J. (2011).Factors that make the health care professions an attractive career option in East Malaysia.  Singapore Nursing Journal. Vol 38 No. 1

Porter, J, Al-Motlaq, M. Hutchinson, C. Sellick, K. Burns, V.& James, A. (2011). Development of an undergraduate Nursing clinical evaluation form (CEF). Nurse Education Today. 31 (2011), pp. e58-e62

Cooper, S. Porter, J. & Endacott, R. (2010). Mixed methods research: a design for emergency care research? Emergency Medicine Journal. 28:682-685

Cooper, S. Cant, R, Porter, J, Summers, G. Sellick, K.Kinsman, L & Nestell, D (2009).Rating medical emergency teamwork performance: development of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM). Resuscitation. 81(4), 446-452

Birks, M. Francis, K. Chapman, Y.Mills, J. & Porter, J (2009). Supporting the evolution of a research culture among nurses in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 27 (1), 89-93

Buykx, P., Missen, K., Cooper,S., Porter, J. McConnell-Henry, T.,Cant, R. Kinsman, L., Endacott, R. & Scholes, J. (in press) (2012).Emergency management training boosts nurse confidence. Australian Nursing Journal.

Porter, J & Cooper, S. (2009). The Practice of Nursing research. Appraisal, Synthesis and Generation of Evidence. International Emergency Nursing. N. Burns & SK Grove. Saunders, 6th Ed. Elsevier. St Louis

Porter,J. (2009).Technology bridges distance. Australian Nursing Journal, 17 (6), 49

Porter, J. (2009) Reviving interest in a hot topic. Where is the best place for family to be during resuscitation of a loved one? Nursing Review

Published research reports

Cooper, S. Bogossain, F. Porter, J.Cant, R. (2013). Managing patient deterioration: Enhancing Nursing students 'Competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques. Office for Teaching and Learning. ISBN – 978-1-74361-581-2[PDF]