Prof Fiona Coyer

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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MSc (City University, London), Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Education (University of Surrey)

Professor Coyer is jointly appointed as a Professor in the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, and Critical Care and Clinical Support Services, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH), Metro North Hospital Health Service. She is an experienced researcher with a record of leading and working with multidisciplinary teams. To date, she has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and sits on numerous editorial and review panels.

Research Interests

  • skin integrity in critically ill patients
  • nursing care of the critically ill patient
  • patients and families perspectives of intensive care

Her research goal is to develop evidenced-based approaches to nursing care and management of skin integrity in critically ill patient in intensive care.

Project Highlights

  • (2019-2020) A novel implementation of best available evidence into practice for incontinence-associated dermatitis (IMBED). NSW Health, Translational Research Grant Scheme
  • (2019-2020) Effectiveness of a pressure injury clinical judgement risk-screening tool and prevention plan: A cluster randomised control trial (EmPiRIC RCT). MRFF & NSW Health, Rapid Applied Research Translation Fund
  • (2019) Evaluation of a closed loop-blood sampling system in intensive care: A pilot randomised controlled trial. RBWH Foundation Research Grant
  • (2019) The effects of renal replacement therapy on immunosuppressive drug concentrations. RBWH Foundation Research Grant
  • (2018-2019) Biochemical characteristics and healing rates of medical device-related pressure injuries (the MEDICI study): A prospective observational pilot study. QUT, SON Pilot Grant
  • (2018-2019) A multidisciplinary pre-operative optimisation care bundle for women undergoing vulval surgery: A feasibility study. RBWH Foundation Research Grant
  • (2018) Intensive care point of care testing for arterial gas analyses: The INCEPT audit. QUT, New Profesor Grant
  • (2018) Validity of laser speckle contrast imaging for assessment of superficial perfusion in the lower limb of patients with vascular leg and foot ulcers. QUT, IHBI Mid-Career Research Grant
  • (2017-2018) Reducing the prevalence and severity of wounds through implementation of the Champions for Skin Integrity Model – Protecting Skin Integrity (PSI). Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIRRO), Queensland Health
  • (2017-2019) Efficacy of incontinence-associated dermatitis interventions for critically ill patients in intensive care: The Distinct pilot randomised control trial. 3M
  • (2015-2018) Efficacy of nasogastric and endotracheal tube securement devices, preventative dressings and topical skin applications for reducing device-related pressure injuries in intensive care patients; the REMEDy study, a randomised controlled trial. Wound Management Innovation Centre for Research Collaboration
  • (2015) Academic-industry integration in health: Enhancing postgraduate professional learning. Office of Teaching and Learning (OLT)
  • (2015) The effect of time spent in a position on critically ill patient’s skin: the EXTREME pressure 2 study. Wound Management Innovation Centre for Research Collaboration
  • (2014) Translating evidenced-based pressure injury prevention into the intensive care environment. Health and Medical Research, Queensland Health
  • (2013-2015) Educating for health service reform: clinical learning, governance, and capability. Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • (2012) Nursing focused blood conversation practices across critical care settings. Australian College of Critical Care Nursing Systematic Review Grant
  • (2012) Establishment of the Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit. QUT School of Nursing Seeding grant
  • (2012-14) Educating nurse practitioners: advanced specialty competence, clinical learning and governance. Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)
  • (2011) Device related pressure ulcers in critical care. Atlantic Philanthropies, QUT & UCSF Grant
  • (2011) ReVAMP: Reducing ventriculitis in ICU patients. RBWH Foundation Grant
  • (2010) Interventional skin integrity patient protocol in a high risk environment (InSPiRE Study). RBWH Foundation Grant

Additional information

Title
Academic-industry integration in health: enhancing postgraduate professional learning
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SD15-5094
Start year
2015
Keywords
Curriculum; Industry-Academic Engagement; Postgraduate
Title
Educating Nurse Practitioners: advanced speciality competence, clinical learning and governance
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ID12-2182
Start year
2013
Keywords
Title
Educating for Health Service Reform: Clinical Learning, Governance and Capability
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP130100769
Start year
2013
Keywords
Nurse practitioner