• 135 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20002018
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Personal profile

Personal profile

Rachel’s extensive clinical experience includes working in primary health care in Madagascar and the Solomon Islands and clinical, teaching and research experience in public health, general practice and mental health settings in urban and rural areas of New South Wales, Australia.

As an academic at the University of Newcastle, Rachel developed and implemented the curriculum for a Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) program and revised the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) program. She then led these programs through the accreditation process required by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council for graduates to be eligible for endorsement to practice as Nurse Practitioners. She has extensive experience in subject and course development at several universities, including the University of Sharjah and now at Charles Sturt University.

Rachel’s research activities in Australia, Thailand, Egypt, East Africa and the United Arab Emirates include capacity building activities in cross-cultural settings, health promotion and early intervention, mindfulness-based interventions (MBSR and DBT), competency-based nursing curriculum, developing nursing capacity for advanced practice, Nurse Practitioner education and clinical practice development, mental health literacy and mental health workforce development and evaluating the effectiveness of on-line post-graduate academic education.

Education/Academic qualification

Tertiary Education, Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Health Science, Doctor of Health Science, University of Sydney

Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), University of Newcastle

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Research Output 2000 2018

Analysis of the Empathic Concern Subscale of the Emotional Response Questionnaire in a Study Evaluating the Impact of a 3D Cultural Simulation

Everson, N., Levett-Jones, T., Pitt, V., Lapkin, S., Van der Riet, P., Rossiter, R., Jones, D., Gilligan, C. & Courtney-Pratt, H., 2018, In : International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 15, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educational program
health professionals
Students
simulation
questionnaire

A pilot study exploring nursing knowledge of depression and suicidal ideation in Kenya

Muga, T., Mbuthia, G., Gatimu, S. & Rossiter, R., 16 Aug 2018, In : Issues in Mental Health Nursing. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Suicidal Ideation
Kenya
Nursing
Nurses
Depression
Nursing Services
Practice Guidelines
Parkinson Disease
Nursing Care
Caregivers

Building evidence to support best practice specialist nursing services for people with Parkinson's disease in regional NSW

Rossiter, R., Bramble, M., Matheson, A. & Carroll, V., 16 Aug 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: Other contribution to conferenceAbstract

Nursing Services
Practice Guidelines
Parkinson Disease
Caregivers
Nursing Care

Developing a national competency-based curriculum for technical nurses in Egypt

Brownie, S., Docherty, C., Al-Yateem, N., Gadallah, M. & Rossiter, R., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 24, 8, p. 711-721 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Egypt
Curriculum
Nursing
Nurses
Educational Models

Activities 2017 2018

  • 6 Invited talk
  • 4 Consultancy
  • 1 Participation in conference

The Chronic Diaries Art Exhibition Opening Event

Rossiter, R. (Speaker)
01 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Application of Competency-Based National Academic Reference Standards in Nursing Curriculum (II)

Rossiter, R. (Invited speaker)
07 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Familiarisation and Study Tour for Aswan Nursing Clinicians and Academics

Rossiter, R. (Consultant)
11 Mar 201818 Mar 2018

Activity: Consultancy

hear act change enable

Rossiter, R. (Participant)
09 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Self-portrait diaries capture life with chronic illness

Rachel Rossiter

29/07/18

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

CSU aids Parkinson's sufferers

Rachel Rossiter, Marguerite Bramble, Annabel Matheson & Vincent Carroll

26/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Parkinson's rates rising in the region

Rachel Rossiter, Marguerite Bramble, Annabel Matheson & Vincent Carroll

23/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media