Doctor Laynie Hall Pullin

Doctor Laynie Hall Pullin

School of Nursing and Midwifery

School of Nursing and Midwifery


Dr Laynie Hall Pullin is a Registered Nurse and lecturer with extensive experience in undergraduate and post-graduate nursing education. She has a background in Spinal Cord Injury and rehabilitation nursing and held the position of School Disability Coordinator from 2015-2020. Her teaching is in behavioural and social science, palliative care, research for nursing and midwifery and health promotion. Laynie obtained her PhD for her thesis entitled "Living with and providing support to people with spinal cord injury: Experiences of long-term family carers". Her research explained how family caregivers in this context provide active, lifetime support which aims to keep the family unit sustainable into the future. In 2014 she was awarded the Fellow 43 Medal for services to Spinal Nursing Research. Laynie is an active member of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association (ARNA) was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020 for a two-year term. She is a peer reviewer for several international journals focusing on aspects of spinal cord injury and rehabilitation.

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  • CertIV Training&Assessment Western Sydney University
  • PhD University of Sydney
  • MN (Hons) University of Sydney
  • MComN University of Sydney
  • BA Ballarat College of Advanced Education

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Omircron (2002)
  • Carers Australia (2013)
  • Spinal Injury Nurses Association (2011)
  • Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association (1996)


  • Fellow 43 medal 2014-04-05
  • ARNA Best Research Prize 2014-10-17


  • Poetry and the creative arts

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


  • WSU Disability Action Plan Advisory Committee


Phone: (02) 4570 1670
Location: G10.G.60

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400210 Health Promotion and the Nurse, 2021
  • 401005 Human Relationships and Life Transitions, 2019
  • 401208 Research for Nursing and Midwifery, 2021
  • 401212 Health Variations 5 - Palliative and End of Life Care, 2021


Journal Articles

  • Hall Pullin, L. and McKenzie, H. (2020), 'Lifetime active care : a qualitative study of long-term family carers of people with spinal cord injury in Australia', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol 28, no 5 , pp 1622 - 1631.
  • Hall Pullin, L. and McKenzie, H. (2017), 'Spinal cord injury and long-term carers : perceptions of formal and informal support', Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, vol 20, no 1 , pp 7 - 15.
  • Hall Pullin, L. (2015), 'Guest editorial : homelessness in our midst', Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, vol 18, no 1 , pp 5 - 8.
  • Hall Pullin, L. (2010), 'Caring for people with spinal cord injuries : a review of the family carer literature', Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, vol 13, no 3 , pp 7 - 12.
  • Pryor, J., Forbes, R. and Hall Pullin, L. (2004), 'Is there evidence of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in undergraduate nursing students' patient assessments?', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 10, no 3 , pp 134 - 141.
  • Chenoweth, L., Pryor, J., Jeon, Y. and Hall Pullin, L. (2004), 'Disability specific preparation programme plays an important role in shaping students' attitudes towards disablement and patients with disabilities', Learning in Health and Social Care Journal, vol 3, no 2 , pp 83 - 91.
  • Hall Pullin, L., Chenoweth, L. and Pryor, J. (2003), 'The impact of a clinical placement in rehabilitation on the attitudes of undergraduate nursing students' towards people with disabilities', Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, vol 6, no 3 , pp 8 - 13.

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Shadows: A Verse for Carers', Published Work

Previous Projects

Title: Long-term carers & SCI (Spinal Cord Injury)
  • Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association
Western Researchers: Laynie Hall Pullin
Years: 2013-02-01 - 2014-02-10
ID: P00021326

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