Adjunct Professor Penny Paliadelis
- Registered Nurse
- Bachelor of Nursing (ACU)
- Master of Nursing (Honours) (UNE)
- Doctor of Philosophy (UNE)
Director, Ballarat Health Services Board
Chair, Quality Care Committee, Ballarat Health Services Board
Professional development activities
July 2017 Board of Directors Training package, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
March-August 2016 Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
June 2016 Budget and Financial Management for Tertiary Education Managers, 2-day workshop, LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne
Penny Paliadelis has recently retired from her role as Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia, a role she held since 2014. Prior to this, Penny held a range of academic leadership roles at Federation University Australia and the University of New England in NSW spanning 20 years. In these roles Penny led the development of high quality, innovative, accredited health curricula across a number of health disciplines, many offered by flexible delivery using engaging online pedagogies. Prior to moving into an academic role in 1999, Penny taught health curricula at the New England Institute of TAFE and worked as a registered nurse in both Queensland and NSW. Her clinical career spanned both metropolitan and rural health services, where she worked in acute care setting, such as emergency departments, intensive care and cardiac investigation units and also in medical and aged care settings.
- Lifetime member, Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia and New Zealand.
- National Register of Experts for the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) for her skills in curriculum design, and healthcare education.
Penny’s research interests and experience are focused on leadership roles in health, particularly in the nursing profession and she has led a number of funded projects with national and international colleagues that have resulted in more collaborative inter-professional health education and practice, using digital story-telling approaches, always with a focus on workforce capacity-building.
Penny has successfully supervised and examined many PhD and Masters by Research students and she has publishes widely and presented her work at a number of national and international conferences.
Penny is passionate about encouraging, supporting and mentoring those who aspire to leadership positions in health and higher education settings and she has developed a reputation for encouraging and supporting scholarly and research collaborations within and across health disciplines. For the past 3 years she led a ‘women in leadership’ initiative at Federation University that supports academic women who aspire to leadership positions.
Supervised projects (current and completed)
|Higher degree||Role||Title of thesis||Status|
|Master of Nursing (Honours)||Principal supervisor||The experiences and perceptions of health and illness in patients suffering their first acute myocardial infarction and undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention||Graduated March 2009|
|Doctor of Health Service Management||Co-supervisor||The lived experience of health service managers, their perceptions of the health system and the health management role||Graduated March 2009|
|Doctor of Health Service Management||Co-supervisor||Exploring the working world of occupational therapy clinical leaders||Graduated March 2014|
|Doctor of Health Service Management||Principal supervisor||A phenomenological investigation of lived experiences of older people in residential aged care facilities||Graduated March 2014|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Principal supervisor||The lived experience of venous access||Graduated March 2015|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Principal supervisor||Job satisfaction among Saudi nurses who work in Hospital Operating Program (HOP) hospitals in the Ministry of Health||Graduated March 2015|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Principal supervisor||The lived experience of nursing preceptors and interns in Saudi Arabia||Graduated March 2016|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Principal supervisor||An appreciative inquiry into nurses’ experiences of administering medications||Graduated October 2016|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Principal supervisor||The perceived components of teamwork that influence successful implementation of total quality management programs in the healthcare sector of Saudi Arabia||Graduated October 2016|
Doctor of Philosophy|
|Principal supervisor||The development and dissemination of a comprehensive online safety policy for community sport in Australia||Graduated 2018|
Doctor of Philosophy
|Principal supervisor||A study to explore the application of reciprocal peer teaching to encourage lifelong learning skills in an undergraduate nursing program||Currently writing up thesis|
Doctor of Philosophy|
|Principal supervisor||Venous thromboembolism: Knowledge and perception among registered nurses in orthopaedic surgical units||Currently writing up thesis|
I have been an external examiner of PhDs and master’s level theses for the following universities:
- Monash University
- University of Newcastle
- University of Southern Queensland
- University of Canberra
- University of New England
Grants and awards
2009 University of New England Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award.
2003 New South Wales Minister for Education and Training and the Australian College of Educators Quality Teaching Award.
Successful grants and consultancies (Research and teaching)
Name of granting body: Western Alliance Academic Science Centre
Title: Inter-professional Graduate Transition Program for nursing / paramedicine double degree graduates – work outcomes and participant experiences in Western Victoria
Name of granting body: Federal Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Council for Australian-Arab Relations
Title: Exchanging Best Practice and Leadership Building in Nursing/Allied Health for Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Name of granting body: Health Education & Training Institute (HETI), NSW Ministry of Health
Title: Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network: A story-based learning program to enhance clinical supervision skills across health disciplines
Name of granting body: Structural Adjustment Funding :Dual-sector project
Title: School of Health dual sector awards in Health Practice and Community Services
Name of granting body: Structural Adjustment Funding :Trimesterisation project
Title: School of Health Trimesterisation mapping and implementation
Name of granting body: Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), NSW Ministry of Health
Title: Better Prepared, Better Placements Grant: Sharing stories: Promoting deep learning to support quality clinical education and training.
Name of granting body: Clinical Education & Training Institute (CETI), NSW Ministry of Health
Title: Team Health- Right Start Program Grant: All together now! : An integrated inter-professional learning program for rural health students at the University of New England.
Paliadelis, P., Cruickshank, M., Arnott, N. & Williams, D. (eds). 2019 The Road to Nursing: Empowering your undergraduate nursing journey, Cambridge University Press [currently in press]
Paliadelis, P. 2008, Developing Clinical Judgment: A Case Scenario Approach, Cengage, Melbourne.
Paliadelis, P. 2017. ‘Implementing & Evaluating’ in Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 3rd ed.Eds A. Berman, S. Snyder, T. Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer, M. Hales, N. Harvey,Y.,. Moxham, T. Park, B. Parker,K. Reid-Searl, D. Stanley; Pearson Education, Sydney.
Paliadelis, P. 2016. ‘A person centred approach to assessing the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems’ in LeMone and Bourke’s Medical-Surgical Nursing 3rd ed., Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer, T., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K., Berry, K.,Carville, K., Hales, M.,Luxford, Y. & Raymond, D. Pearson Education, Sydney, pp.936-980.
Paliadelis, P., Parmenter, G. & Lea, J. 2014. Chapter 16 ‘Disseminating Research’ in Understanding Nursing Research: Pathways for Evidence-based Practice, 2nd ed. eds S. Jirojwong, M. Johnson & A. Welch, Oxford University Press, Sydney, pp.337-354.
Paliadelis, P. 2013. ‘A person centred approach to assessing the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems’ in LeMone and Bourke’s Medical-Surgical Nursing 2nd ed., Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer, T., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K., Berry, K.,Carville, K., Hales, M.,Luxford, Y. & Raymond, D. Pearson Education, Sydney, pp.1083-1109
Paliadelis, P. 2012. ‘Implementing & Evaluating’ in Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd ed.eds A. Berman, S. Snyder, T. Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer,M. Hales, N. Harvey,Y. Luxford, L. Moxham, T. Park, B. Parker,K. Reid-Searl, D. Stanley Pearson Education, Sydney, pp. 274-287.
Paliadelis, P., Parmenter, G. & Lea, J. 2011. ‘Disseminating Research’ in Understanding Nursing Research: Methods for Evidence-based Practice, eds S. Jirojwong, M. Johnson & A. Welch, Oxford University Press, Sydney, pp.374-392.
White, A & Paliadelis, P. 2011. ‘Assessing Clients with Hematologic, Peripheral Vascular, and Lymphatic Disorders’ in LeMone and Bourke’s Medical-Surgical Nursing, eds P. LeMone, K. Bourke, Pearson Education, Sydney, pp.1084-1109.
Paliadelis, P. 2009 ‘Implementing and Evaluating’, in Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, eds A. Berman, S. Snyder, T. Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer,M. Hales, N. Harvey,Y. Luxford, L. Moxham, T. Park, B. Parker,K. Reid-Searl, D. Stanley Pearson Education, Sydney, pp.241-253
Paliadelis, P. 2004, ‘Nurses as Managers: Education and Support for the Role’ in Education : Concepts and Practices, eds A. Lazaridou, G. Papanikos & N, Pappas, Athens, Institute for Education and Research, Athens, pp. 559-567.
Bekker S, Paliadelis P & Finch CF. 2017 The translation of sports injury prevention and safety promotion knowledge: Insights from key intermediary organisations. BMC Health Research Policy and Systems.DOI 10.1186/s12961-017-0189-5
Gazula, S., McKenna, L., Cooper, S. & Paliadelis, P. 2017 ‘A systematic review of reciprocal peer tutoring within tertiary health profession educational programs’, Health Professions Education, pre-publication version available from:
Paliadelis, P & Wood, P. 2016 ‘Learning from clinical placement experience: Analysing nursing students' final reflections in a digital storytelling activity’. Nurse Education in Practice, 20:39-44
Walker, H. & Paliadelis. P. 2016 ‘Older peoples' experiences of living in a residential aged care facility in Australia’. Australasian Journal on Ageing DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12325
Robinson-Reilly, M. Paliadelis, P. & Cruickshank, M. 2016 ‘Venous access; the patient experience.’ Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3):1181-7
Alotaibi, J., Paliadelis, P. & Valenzuela-Abaca, F. 2016 ‘Factors that affect the job satisfaction of Saudi Arabian nurses’, Journal of Nursing Management, 24: 275-282. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12327
Alonaizi, N. & Paliadelis, P. 2015 'Triple Ps and Cs to solve the trouble of transition: A new theoretical model'. Journal of Health Specialties, 3(4):20-27.
Paliadelis, P., Parker, V., Parmenter, G. & Maple, M. 2015 ‘Right’ for publication: Strategies for supporting novice writers across health and medical disciplines. Australian Health Review 39, 165–168:
Paliadelis, P., Stupans, I., Parker,V., Piper,D., Gillan, P., Lea, J., Jarrott, H.M. Wilson, R., Hudson, J. & Fagan, A . 2015. The development and evaluation of online stories to enhance clinical learning experiences across health professions in rural Australia. Collegian,22(4),397-403.
Carr, S., Paliadelis, P., Lhussier, M., Forster, N., Eaton, S., Parmenter, G. & Death, C. 2014 ‘Looking after yourself: Clinical understandings of chronic-care self-management strategies in rural and urban contexts of UK and Australia. SAGE Open Medicine, DOI: 10.1177/2050312114532636
Parker, V., McNeil, K., Higgins, I., Mitchell, R., Paliadelis, P., Giles, M. & Parmenter, G.2013 ‘How health professionals conceive and construct inter-professional practice in rural settings: a qualitative study’, BMC Health Services Research, 13:500.
Lea,J., Paliadelis,P., Jarrott, H. M., Stupans I., Parker, V., Fagan, A., Gillan, P., Wilson R. , Piper, D., Arora,S., Gray,J., Kelly,K., & Hudson, J.2013 ‘Sharing stories to enhance work-integrated learning outcomes’, HNE Handover, available from: http://journals.sfu.ca/hneh/index.php/hneh/article/view/233/131
Mitchell, R., Paliadelis, P., McNeil, K., Parker, V., Giles, M., Higgins, I., & Parmenter, G.2013 ‘Effective interprofessional collaboration in rural contexts: A research protocol’, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(10):2317-26.
Paliadelis, P. 2013 ‘Nurse managers’ don’t get the corner office’, Journal of Nursing Management 21(2):377-86.
Parker,V., Mitchell,R., McNeil,K., Ahrens,Y., Higgins,I., Parmenter,G., Paliadelis,P. & Giles, M. 2012 ‘Negotiating Intersections: Inter-Professional Practice in Rural Health Care Contexts’, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(5), 750-751.
Briggs, D, Cruickshank, M. & Paliadelis, P. 2012 ‘Health managers and health reform’, Journal of Management and Organization, 18 (5), pp. 641-658.
Paliadelis, P., Parmenter, G., Parker, V., Giles, M. & Higgins, I. 2012 ‘The challenges confronting clinicians in rural acute care settings: A participatory research project’ Rural and Remote Health Research, Education, Practice and Policy, 12(2):1-12.
Parker, V., Giles. M,, Parmenter, G., Paliadelis, P. & Turner, C. 2010 ‘Writing across and within: Providing a vehicle for sharing nursing and midwifery projects and innovations in Australia’, Nurse Education in Practice, Nov;10(6):327-32.
Robinson-Reilly, M. Paliadelis, P. & Cruickshank, M. 2010 ‘This won’t hurt a bit – the lived experience of venous access’, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 18(4),19.
Vittrup, A. & Paliadelis, P. 2009 ‘The role of illness beliefs in motivating cardiac patients to change lifestyle following elective and primary PCI’, Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation, December, pp.1-3.
Robinson-Reilly, M., Paliadelis, P. & Cruickshank, M. 2009 ‘The Lived Experience of Venous Access’, Supportive Care in Cancer, vol.17, no. 7, p. 936.
Lea, J., Cruickshank, M.,Paliadelis, P., Parmenter, G., Sanderson, H. & Thornberry, P. 2008, ‘The lure of the bush: Do rural placements influence student nurses to seek employment in rural settings? Handover, vol. 2, pp. (re-printed with the permission of ‘Collegian, vol. 15, no.3, pp.77-82).
Paliadelis. P. & Cruickshank, M. 2008, ‘Using a voice-centred relational method of data analysis in a feminist study that explored the working world of nursing unit managers.’ Qualitative Health Research, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 1444-1453.
Paliadelis, P. 2008, ‘The working world of nursing unit managers: Responsibility without power’, Australian Health Review, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 256-264.
Lea, J., Cruickshank, M.,Paliadelis, P., Parmenter, G., Sanderson, H. & Thornberry, P. 2008,‘The lure of the bush: Do rural placements influence student nurses to seek employment in rural settings? ‘Collegian, vol. 15, no.3, pp.77-82.
Paliadelis, P., Cruickshank, M. & Sheridan, A. 2007, ‘Caring for each other: How nurse managers 'manage' their role’, Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 15, no 8, pp. 830-837.
Paliadelis, P. 2005, ‘Rural Nursing Unit Managers: Education and support for the role’. The International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research, Education, Practice and Policy, 5(325). Available from http://rrh.deakin.edu.au
Paliadelis, P., Cruickshank, M., Wainohu, D., Winskill, R, & Stevens, H. 2005, ‘Implementing family-centred care: An exploration of the beliefs and practices of paediatric nurses,’ Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 23 (1), pp.31-36
Paliadelis, P. & Cruickshank, M. 2003, 'An exploration of the role that expert knowledge plays in the assessment of undergraduate clinical competence: Registered Nurses' experiences', The International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research, Education,Practice and Policy, 3(191).