School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Dr Blake Peck

Phone: (03) 5327 9097


Room: H107

Discipline: Nursing

Qualifications: BN(Hon), RN, PhD

Teaching areas:

Blake has an extensive teaching and academic coordination background with a specific teaching experience in Medical & Surgical Nursing, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and the care of the Paediatric across the Lifespan.

Research interests:

Blake is involved in the theoretical development of new ways to understand human being for the purpose of qualitative research. He is the founder of Hermeneutic Constructivism a theoretical position that is committed to understanding the idiographic nature of human experience at a particularly high level of abstraction. Blake has also written on a variety of topics including the experience of loss and the processes of normalization for fathers of chronically ill children living in rural areas of Australia.

Examples of supervised projects: Honours Program

(2014) 'The Experience of Women Who Elect Not to Breastfeed in Regional Victoria' (Honours)

(2013) 'The Professional Status of Nurses in Hong Kong: A Nurses Perspective' - Masters (Research)

(2013) 'Depression in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease' – Masters (Course Work)

(2012) 'Development of Formal and Informal Ward-Level Communication Strategies to Reduce Adverse Incidents' – Masters (Course Work)


Peck, B.(In Press). Who Took the Qualia Out of Qualitative Research?, Qualitative Research.

Peck, B.(In Press). The Construct and Language: Toward a Hermeneutic Constructivist Re-envisioning of Personal Construct Psychology. Theory and Psychology.

Brown, S., Wakeling,L., Peck, B., Naiker, M.,1Hill, D., & Naidu, K. (In Press) Attitude to the subject of chemistry in the undergraduate nursing students at Fiji National University and Federation University Australia. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research.

Miller, C., Lee,M., Rogers, L., Meredith, G., & Peck, B. (2011). Enhancing tertiary healthcare education through 3D MUVE based simulations. In G. Vincenti, & J. Braman (Eds.), Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom(pp.341-364). Hershey, PA: Information science Reference.

Peck, B.,Deans, C., & Stockhausen, L. (2010). The Tin-Man and the TAM – A Journey into M-Learning in the Land of Aus. World Journal of Educational Technology,2(1), 16-26.

Peck, B.& Miller, C. (2010). I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…I know I can. Multi-user Virtual Environments (MUVEs) as a means of developing competence and confidence in undergraduate nursing students: An Australian perspective. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 4571-4575.

Peck, B.& Lillibridge, J. (2003). The experience of loss by fathers living with their chronically ill children in rural Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 21(1):21-27

Peck, B.& Lillibridge, J. (2005). Normalising behaviours of fathers living with their chronically ill children in rural Victoria, Australia. Journal of Child Health Care 9(1): 31-45

Smith, A., Peck,B. (2010). The teacher as the 'digital perpetrator': Implementing Web 2.0 technology activity as assessment practice for higher education. Innovation or imposition? Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences,2(2), 4800-4804.