School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Julia Gilbert

Phone: (03) 53278417
Room: H119a
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing


  • 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

  • PhD candidate
  • Dementia care
  • Law and ethics in healthcare
  • Public Health
  • Infection Control and Prevention


Gilbert, J. & Brown, L. (2015). The Clinical Environment: Do student nurses belong? Australian Journal of Nursing.

Co-authorship of three chapters for text- ‘Chronic Care Nursing’ (2016).  Cambridge University Press. Diabetes, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and Obesity.

Zimmerman, P., Gilbert, J. & Brown, L. (2018). Knowledge and Practice: Reconciling pre-registration nurses’ hand hygiene knowledge with the clinical environment. A review of literature. Australian Infection Prevention Journal.

Gilbert, J. & Gillespie, B. (2017).Surgical consent and the importance of a substitute decision maker: A case study. Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia. 30(1): 15-19.

Gilbert, J. & Gillespie, B. (2017). 'When no means no' - adolescent right to refuse an elective surgical procedure: A case study. Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia. 30(2): 33-6.

Lead editor and chapter author x 3 for Acute Nursing textbook. Cambridge Publishing. Due for publication February 2018. Gilbert, J. & Coyne , E. (2018). ‘Acute Care Nursing’. Cambridge University Press. Melbourne.

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

Gilbert, J. & Kim, J. Medication patient safety in Australian residential aged care: A case study.  (2018). Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Journal. DOI10.1108/qaoa-11-2017-0048

Gilbert, J. Ward, L. & Gwinner, K. (2018). Using Grounded Theory to examine the perspectives of nurses for quality nursing care in dementia specific care units.

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 Journal 40 (4): 324-327..

Gilbert, J. & Boag, J. (2018). 'To die, to sleep' - Assisted Dying legislation in Victoria: a case study. Nursing Ethics.