Dr Jennie Barr School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences

Deputy Dean - Research

PhD BN (Hons)

Contact Details

Email: j.barr@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3295 1172 - Ext: 51172

Office Location

Level 6 (6.32)

160 Ann Street

Brisbane 4000

About Me

My name is Jennie Barr. I am the Deputy Dean of Research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am passionate about research, capacity building and knowledge transfer into workforce and practice. Whilst I am a nurse and midwife I engage in multi-disciplined research knowing that health care professionals do not work in isolation. I also believe in the synergy of many and encourage cross-institutional collaboration. Currently working with industry and overseas partners workforce development which includes capacity building and mentoring is a primary focus.

Awards

Student nomination for excellence in teaching for research higher degrees, Griffith University in 2009

Finalist Award – Faculty recognition award, and nominated and was to represent QUT for Citation, Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) in 2008 (had to withdraw as moving to Griffith University)

Nominated for the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) in 2001

Student Guild Best Lecturer Award for Kelvin Grove Campus, QUT in 1999

Student Guild Best Lecturer Award for all three campuses at QUT in 1999

Nomination for Student Guild Best Lecturer Award for Kelvin Grove Campus in 1998

Faculty recognition award and nomination for Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) in 2007

Media Citations

Australian Age, Health and Wellbeing of Australian nurses, February, 2014
NBN News, Nurses focus of Australian first health and wellbeing study, 13 November, 2012.

The Coffs Harbour Advocate, SCU research targets wellbeing of nurses, 13 November, 2012

2 GF Radio Interview, Remembering those mothers facing challenges: Postnatal depression in Focus, Mother’s Day release, 2012.

ABC interview, dial 612, Social isolation for women with postnatal depression (response to maternal murder of twins, Gold Coast, QLD), the Madonna Hour, July, 2008.

Canadian Wide media release – Dark secrets of Infanticide, December, 2008.

ABC interview, Conversation Hour with Richard Fidler (one hour), February, 2007.

7pm ABC News, Videoconferencing memorial service for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, 15 October, 2005.

Evening News, Brizzy21, Videoconferencing memorial service for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, 15 October, 2005.

7am News, dial B105 local radio, Videoconferencing memorial service for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, 15 October, 2005.

7am ABC Radio, Gold Coast, Videoconferencing memorial service for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, 15 October, 2005.

10am ABC live interview (20minutes), Roma local Radio, Videoconferencing memorial service for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, 15 October, 2005.

Videoconferencing to reach bereaved parents, Courier mail, 15 October, 2005. 

Professional Experience
2014- Deputy Dean of Research School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University
2011-2013 Director of Higher Degrees Research and Training School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University
2011-2013 Senior Lecturer School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus.
2011 Director of Research (3 month) School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University.
2009-2013 Adjunct Professional position – Clinical Associate for Research School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, USA.
2009-2010 Senior Lecturer Bachelor of Nursing Program Convenor School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Logan Campus.
2008-2011 Adjunct position – Visiting Research Fellow Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2010 Adjunct position – Visiting Fellow Logan Hospital, Logan.
2004-2009 Postgraduate Subject Area Coordinator, Women’s Health School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Postgraduate Subject Area Coordinator, Women’s Health Health Science, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Lecturer School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Research Workplace Health and Safety Office for Research Centre for Nursing Research, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
1995-2004 Associate Lecturer Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
1994-1996 Research Fellow and Project Manager Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
1993-1994 Senior Research Assistant Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane..
1993 Clinical Facilitator School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
1993 Associate Lecturer School of Nursing, Deakin University, Melbourne.
1992 Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Lecturer of Community and Family Programme, in Undergraduate Nursing Programme and Assistance to the Undergraduate Course Coordinator School of Nursing, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
1978-1991 A variety of clinical roles in both nursing and midwifery (including USA and England).
Professional Memberships

Australian College of Nursing

(Royal college of Nurses, Australia)

Queensland Honor Society of Nursing, Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International 2009

International Council of Women’s Health

International Marce’ Society

Member of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovations (IHBI, QUT)

Member of Research group, Health and Wellbeing, SCU, 2011-2012

Professional Interests

Workforce development

Adaptation and subsequent self-care (particularly for women). Key related areas have included:

Chronic illness and/or prevention of such

· Primary Healthcare

· Postnatal depression

Women’s health

Books

Textbook chapters

Barr, J. (2013). Chapter 35: Australian and New Zealand Nursing Research. In Cheryl Tatano Beck (ed) Routeledge International Handbook of Qualitative Research Across the Globe, Routeledge.

Dewar, A., & Barr, J. (1996). Chronic illness, Health and Illness: Mental health nursing in Australia and New Zealand. In M. Clinton & S. Nelson (Eds.), Mental health and nursing practice. New York, Sydney: Prentice Hall.

Journal articles

Mcleod, G., Barr, J., & Welch, A. (2015). Best practice for teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student reflection in pre-registration health professional education: An integrative review. Creative Education, 6(4), 440-454. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.64044

Lin, H., Knox, M., & Barr, J. A. (2014). A grounded theory of living a life with a physical disability in Taiwan. Disability & Society, 29(6), 968-979. doi: 10.1080/09687599.2014.902361

Ross, K., Barr, J., & Stevens, J. (2013). Mandatory continuing professional development requirements: What does this mean for Australian nurses? BMC Nursing. 12(9). doi:10.1186/1472-6955-12-9

Barr, J., & Welch, A. (2012). Keeping nurse researches safe: Workplace health and safety issues. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, 1538-1545.

Long, D., Young, J., Barr, J., Rickard, C. & Mitchell, M. L. (2012). Measuring paediatric critical care nursing knowledge in Australia and New Zealand: how the Basic Knowledge Assessment tool for paediatric nurses (PEDS-BKAT) performs. Australian Critical Care, 26(1), 36-42. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2012.02.004

Lovi, R., & Barr, J. (2009). Stigma reported by nurses related to those experiencing drug and alcohol dependency: A phenomenological Girogi study. Contemporary Nurse, 33(2), 166-178.

Barr, J., & Beck, C. (2008). Infanticide secretes: Qualitative study on postpartum depression. Canadian Family Physician, 54, 1716-1717. e1-5.

Barr, J. (2008). Postpartum depression, delayed maternal adaptation, and mechanical infant caring: A phenomenological hermeneutic study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45, 362-369.

Barr, J. (2005). Maintaining ethical integrity during clinical research in midwifery. Birth Issues, 14(3), 96-100.

Clinton, M., Lunney, P., Edwards, H., Weir, D., & Barr, J. (1997). Perceived social support and community adaptation in schizophrenia. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27, 955-965.

Reviews

Book and Program Reviews

Psychology for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier, 2008.

Mobile Women’s Health Nurse Training Program, Women’s Health Policy Unit, QLD, 2006.

 

Research/Scholarly Review

Reviewer for Journal of Child Health Care 2013 to date

Reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing 2012 to date

Reviewer for Journal of Qualitative Health Research 2012 to date

Reviewer for Canadian Family Physician 2008 to date

Reviewer for Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 2012 to date

Grants

Ross, K., & Barr, J. Primary health care for nurses: Developing strategies for the prevention of chronic illness in nurses. Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund, Department of Health and Ageing, 2012.

 

Barr, J. Primary health care translation into practice. Translation Recruitment Award, Southern Cross University, 2011

 

Silcock, R., Barr, J., & Welch, A. A exploring the experience of those living with chronic pain compared to those caring for those with chronic pain in an inpatient pain management program in the acute hospital setting. RBWH Foundation 2011 Research Grants, 2010-2011.

 

Welch, A., & Shahwan-Akl, L., & Barr, J. Identifying and exploring experiences of depression and abuse for women from the Australian Muslim Community. A seeding grant, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, 2008.

 

Anderson, D., Yates, P., Jones, J., Bryne, N., & Barr, J. Developing a novel method for delivering a behavioural intervention for decreasing morbidity in women with a chronic disease: a randomized controlled trial. ARC Linkage Project 2007 plus APAI Component, 2007.

 

Foster, E., Barr, J., & Theobald, K. To identify the learning needs and concerns of graduate entry students in the first semester of their Bachelor of Nursing program. School of Nursing, Teaching and Learning Grants, Queensland University of Technology, 2007.

 

Anderson, D., Yates, P., Bryne, N., & Barr, J. Reducing risk factors in women who have a chronic disease: A randomised controlled trial. Human Health & Wellbeing Domain (HHWB) Seeding Grant Scheme, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), 2006.

 

Colllins, D., Humphrey-Reid, L., & Barr, J. Contextualising the nurse’s role in promoting health and wellbeing for individuals across the lifespan, families and community via an activity-centred on-line learning environment. Queensland University of Technology, 2006.

 

Anderson, D., Byrne, N., Webster, J., & Barr, J. Cardiovascular risk factors and post menopausal women: A randomised controlled trial. Queensland University of Technology, ARC Discovery/NHMRC Incentive Scheme, 2004.

 

Barr, J., & Barnes, M. Adapting to a Grief State: Use of videoconferencing for Bereaved Parents (Providing an opportunity for bereaved parents to remember with the use of video-conferengin to like bereaved parents through QLD for a memorial service on “International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day”. Queensland University of Technolgoy, 1998.

 

Foster, J., Nash, R., Fentiman, B., Barr, J., Theobald, K., & Humphreys-Reid, L. Innovative self-directed clinical teaching for undergraduate nurses. School of Nursing, Teaching and Learning Grants, Queensland University of Technology, 1998.

 

Barr, J. Self directed modules for preparation for clinical laboratories. Queensland University of Technology, 1998.

 

Clinton, M., Barr, J., Edwards, H., Hart, G., & Nelson, S. Mental health nursing interventions: Evaluation of a collaborative education programme for people with schizophrenia and senior undergraduate students of nursing. RADGAC, 1998.

 

Clinton, M., Edwards, H., Oei, T., Weir, D., & Barr, J. Community adaptation in schizophrenia: Longitudinal study 1994-96. Queensland University of Technology, Development Grant, 1994. 

Conference Presentations

Conference Proceedings

Barr, J., & Tsai, L. (2013, 18-24 May). The right to accessible and appropriate care: The Burundi mothers experience as refugees living in Australia. Paper presented at ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress, Equity & Access to Health care, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Lovi, R., & Barr, J. (2013, 16-18 September). Tackling intimate partner violence: Are Australian universities educating health care students sufficiently? A “Fair go” for Health: Tackling physical, social and psychological inequity. Paper presented at 42nd Annual Conference for Public Health Association Australia, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne.

 

Lovi, R. & Barr, J. (2010, 14-16 July). Alcohol and Drugs – Not my responsibility!!!! Paper presented at Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australiasia 2010 Conference and Workshops, Drugs and Alcohol: Every Nurse’s Business, Gold Coast, Australia.

 

Xu, Q., Anderson, D., & Barr, J. (2009, 27-29 May). The relationship between mental health and chronic disease risk factors among midlife and older women in Australia. Paper presented at 4th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Perth, Australia.

Research Interests

Adaptation and subsequent self-care (particularly for women). Key related areas have included:

·         Chronic illness and/or prevention of such

·         Primary Healthcare

·         Postnatal depression

·         Workforce health

·         Women’s health

MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Nursing - Nursing not elsewhere classified
Also relate to midwifery
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Nursing - Midwifery
Health Workforce development; nursing and midwifery roles and scope of practice; and therapeutic partnerships with patients.
Journal article

Christensen, M., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2018). Nursing is for men: a descriptive phenomenological study. Contemporary Nurse, 54(6), 547-560. doi:10.1080/10376178.2018.1512876

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Christensen, M., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2018). Men are from Mars: The challenges of communicating as a male nursing student. Nurse Education in Practice, 33, 102-106. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2018.04.014

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Barr, J. A., Tsai, L. P., Welch, A., Faradz, S. M. H., Lane-Krebs, K., Howie, V., & Hillman, W. (2018). Current practice for genetic counselling by nurses: An integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 24(2), 1-9. doi:10.1111/ijn.12629

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Bakon, S., Craft, J., Wirihana, L., Christensen, M., Barr, J., & Tsai, L. (2018). An integrative review of graduate transition programmes: Developmental
considerations for nursing management. Nurse Education in Practice, 28, 80-85. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2017.10.009

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Craft, J., Christensen, M., Wirihana, L., Bakon, S., Barr, J., & Tsai, L. (2017). An integrative review of absenteeism in newly graduated nurses. Nursing Management, 24(7), 37-42. doi:10.7748/nm.2017.e1587

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Christensen, M., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2017). Husserlian descriptive phenomenology: A review of intentionality, reduction and the natural attitude. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(8), 113-118. doi:10.5430/jnep.v7n8p113

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Tsai, L. P., Barr, J. A., & Welch, A. (2017). Single mothering as experienced by Burundian refugees in Australia: A qualitative inquiry. BMC Nursing, 16(1), 1-7. doi:10.1186/s12912-017-0260-0

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McLeod, G., Barr, J., & Welch, A. (2015). Best practice for teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student reflection in pre-registration health professional education : an integrative review. Creative education., 6(4), 440-454. doi:10.4236/ce.2015.64044

Link to ACQUIRE

Lin, H. C., Knox, M., & Barr, J. (2014). A grounded theory of living a life with a physical disability in Taiwan. Disability and society., 29(6), 968-979. doi:10.1080/09687599.2014.902361

Link to ACQUIRE

Ross, K., Barr, J., & Stevens, J. (2013). Mandatory continuing professional development requirements : what does this mean for Australian nurses. BMC nursing., 12(1), 9-15. doi:10.1186/1472-6955-12-9

Link to ACQUIRE

Barr, J., & Welch, A. (2012). Keeping nurse researchers safe : workplace health and safety issues. Journal of advanced nursing., 68(7), 1538-1545. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05942.x

Link to ACQUIRE

Barr, J., & Beck, C. (2008). Infanticide secrets : qualitative study on postpartum depression. Canadian family physician., 54(12), 1.72E+08. Retrieved from http://www.cfp.ca/content/54/12/1716.full

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Barr, J. (2008). Postpartum depression, delayed maternal adaptation, and mechanical infant caring : a phenomenological hermeneutic study. International journal of nursing studies., 45(3), 362-369. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.10.002

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Conference paper

Al-Shamaly, H., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2018). Patterns of nurses’ responding to stressful moments in ICU.. In STTI 4th Biennial European Conference, (pp. 17). Cambridge - United Kingdom: Cambridge Unversity.

Book chapter

Barr, J. (2013). Australia and New Zealand qualitative nursing research. In C. T. Beck (Ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research (pp. 468-477). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Unit Coordinator
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Unit Coordinator
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Lead Lecturer
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