Professor Vicki Parker

Vicki is a Professor of Nursing in the School of Health as well as the Chair in Rural Nursing jointly funded by the University of New England and the Hunter New England Health District. Her research interests include experiences of illness and health care, nursing workforce, inter-professional practice and patient safety. Professors Parker's research has expertise in qualitative methods, particularly interpretive description, phenomenological, critical ethnography and mixed methods. Much of her work involves supporting research within clinical practice environments aiming to inform understanding of health and illness and improve patient and practice outcomes. Over the last three years much of this work has been in rural areas with a focus on rural practice. Professor Parker teaches in in the areas of acute care, research and evidence based practice and teaching and learning in health, as well as supervising higher degree research students. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 40 of these in the past five years, and has a current H-index of 13(Scopus). Professor Parker has obtained over $1 million in competitive research funding, (30% as Lead Investigator), She has successfully supervised 10 RHD students to completion and has marked 12 PhD and Masters/ Honours theses

Vicki's main research interest and expertise includes:

  • Experiences of illness and health care
  • Patient safety
  • Models of care

Vicki's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research
  • Mixed methods
  • Clinical and applied research

Student to completion (PhD) (MHons), (BHons)

Number: 9

Contact details

Phone: +61 0457 714 528