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Overview

Current Work

Senior Research Fellow, Continuum of Care: Joint appointment: Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery and QEII Jubilee Hospital  

Related Media Items

Expertise Keywords

  • Disability studies
  • Medical humanities
  • Nursing
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient experience
  • Vascular access

Subject Area Codes

  • Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
  • Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
  • Nursing

Country Affiliations

  • United States

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 28 (Other: 28)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Presentation
    Academic Communication Skills. Communicating Effectively course (1806NRS),   Griffith University,   2017,  
  • Presentation
    Nurses’ Experiences of Participating in the OMG PIVC Study,   Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds,   2017,  
  • Presentation
    Managing large projects: The OMG PIVC Study. Health Management course (8021NRS),   Griffith University,   2016,  
  • Presentation
    OMG: What happens now? Results from the OMG PIVC study and future directions for IV research,   Baptist Health South Florida, USA,   2016,  
  • Conference Paper
    Nurses’ Experiences of Participating in the OMG PIVC Study,   Association for Vascular Access ASM, Orlando, USA,   2016,  
  • Presentation
    Key findings from the OMG PIVC study,   . Orlando Health, USA,   2016,  
  • Keynote Address
    Key findings from the OMG PIVC study,   Becton Dickinson Catheter Solutions Extended Leadership Team Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA,   2016,  
  • Workshop
    Peripheral Vascular Access: The OMG PIVC study. Peripheral Intravenous Access and Care workshop,   Griffith University,   2016,  
  • Conference Paper
    The One Million Global Peripheral Catheters worldwide prevalence study: The Australian findings,   Australian Vascular Access Society inaugural conference, Brisbane,   2016,  
  • Conference Paper
    Cross cultural collaboration in peripheral intravenous catheter care: The One Million Global Peripheral Catheters study,   World Federation of Critical Care Nurses 12th Congress, Brisbane,   2016,  
  • Plenary
    Achieving excellence in peripheral intravenous catheter care: Can we do it?,   4th SEHA International Nursing Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE,   2015,  
  • Plenary
    Assessing phlebitis: Caution advised,   4th SEHA International Nursing Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE,   2015,  
  • Conference Paper
    The OMG PIVC study: Logistics and future directions. BD platinum showcase,   Association of Vascular Access ASM, Dallas TX,   2015,  
  • Presentation
    The humble IV catheter: Time for a rethink!,   Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital,   2015,  
  • Workshop
    Peripheral Vascular Access: The OMG PIVC study. Peripheral Intravenous Access and Care workshop,   Griffith University,   2015,  
  • Presentation
    Recent research in peripheral vascular access,   The Christie NHS Trust, Manchester, UK,   2015,  
  • Plenary
    Vascular access: A global perspective,   National Intravenous Access Society (UK),   2015,  
  • External examiner Masters
    Flushing of peripheral intravenous catheters: a mixed methods study examining current practice and nursing clinical decision making,   University of the Sunshine Coast,   2016,  

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

I am currently the Associate Supervision for a PhD dissertation, due for completion August 2018

Background

Bio

Gillian Ray-Barruel, RN, PhD, is a nurse researcher with the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) group at Griffith University, Australia. Gillian has extensive experience in critical care nursing, patient assessment, project management, medical writing and editing, and clinical trials coordination. As principal investigator and study coordinator for the One Million Global Peripheral Intravenous Catheters study (OMG PIVC study), Gillian has established broad global networks among nurses interested in research, and she enjoys the collaborative, writing, and travel opportunities of her research career. Gillian’s research interests also include developing nursing research capacity, patient assessment, patient experience, medical humanities, and disability studies.  

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University 2010 - 2015
  • BA Bachelor Of Arts With Honours, University of Queensland 2002 - 2007
  • Cert IV Training Assessment Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Moreton TAFE 2004 - 2004
  • GCertCritCareN Graduate Certificate In Critical Care Nursing, Queensland University of Technology 2001 - 2001
  • BS Bachelor of Science, New York University 1991 - 1996

Awards and Honours

  • AVATAR Researcher of the Year, Griffith University 2016 - 2016
  • University medal, University of Queensland 2007 - 2007
  • Founder's Day award, New York University 1996 - 1996
  • Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice, The Mount Sinai Medical Center 1997 - 1997

Professional experience

  • Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University and QEII Jubilee Hospital 2018 -
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University 2017 - 2018
  • Research Fellow, Griffith University 2015 - 2016
  • Senior Research Assistant, Griffith University 2008 - 2015
  • Registered Nurse, Princess Alexandra Hospital 1998 - 2012
  • Registered Nurse, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 1997 - 1998
  • Registered Nurse, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 1990 - 1997
  • Registered Nurse, Royal Brisbane Hospital 1987 - 1988

Internal service roles

  • Thesis supervisor (Associate), Griffith University 2016 -
  • Research Assistant supervision, Griffith University 2015 -
  • Communications Liaison, AVATAR Group, Griffith University 2015 -

External service roles

  • Editor-in-Chief, Australian Vascular Access Society journal: Vascular Access 2015 -
  • Reviewer: National Library of Australia history project, Australian College of Nursing 2017 -
  • Reviewer, Journal of Infection Prevention 2016 -
  • Reviewer, Guest editor, British Journal of Nursing 2015 -
  • Reviewer, Journal of the Association of Vascular Access 2015 -
  • Reviewer, BMC Nursing 2015 -
  • Reviewer, Cochrane Wounds Group 2015 -

Visiting appointments

  • Visiting Nurse Scholar, Princess Alexandra Hospital 2017 -
  • Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 2015 -

Editorial roles

  • Editor-in-Chief, Australian Vascular Access Society 2016 -
  • Thesis editing, Gillian Ray-Barruel 2013 -
  • Editor: ‘The Implementation of the National Framework for Decision Making by Nurses and Midwives on Scopes of Practice’ facilitation manual, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council 2009 - 2009
  • Health Service District Master Plan, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 2008 - 2008
  • Editor: Transition to Practice Nurse Education Program –Intensive Care (Adult), version 4, Queensland Health 2006 - 2006
  • Editing: Magnet recognition program, Princess Alexandra Hospital 2004 - 2006
  • Editor: Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Module, Queensland Health 2004 - 2004
  • Editor: The Critical Edge ICU monthly newsletter, Princess Alexandra Hospital 2001 - 2007

Professional memberships

  • AVA Member, Association of Vascular Access 2017 -
  • Member, ZONTA 2017 -
  • STTI Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2015 -
  • AVAS Member and Editorial Board, Australian Vascular Access Society 2015 -
  • ACIPC Member, Australian College for Infection Prevention & Control 2015 -
  • IVNNZ Member, Intravenous Nursing New Zealand 2014 -
  • ACN Member, Australian College of Nursing 2012 -
  • MLA Member, Modern Language Association 2012 -
  • DHA Member, Disability History Association 2012 -
  • Member, Dickens Fellowship 2012 -

Clinical roles

  • Project Officer, Princess Alexandra Hospital 2008 - 2011
  • Clinical Nurse: Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital 2001 - 2008
  • Staff Nurse: Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital 1998 - 2001
  • Staff Nurse: Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 1997 - 1998
  • Clinical Nurse: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 1992 - 1997
  • Staff nurse: Oncology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 1990 - 1991
  • Staff nurse, Royal Brisbane Hospital 1987 - 1988