Doctor Peter Lewis

Doctor Peter Lewis

Director of Academic Workforce,
Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Senior Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Dr Lewis has been a registered nurse specialising in paediatrics for more than 20 years. He has practiced in major hospitals in Sydney and London. He joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University as a faculty member in 2015 after working as a researcher in the School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Australia and at the Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney. Since 2005 he has been an active researcher in the areas of paediatric acute care delivery, experiences of illness, peer support for chronic illness, adolescent health, and parents experiences of caring for a sick child. Dr Lewis attained his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2013 for his thesis entitled "Growing up with Cancer: A qualitative study of the impact of cancer on the experience of growing up".

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Council of Children's Nurses NSW (2017)
  • Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology and Oncology Group (2014 - 2015)

Interests

  • Adolescent health
  • Life cycle transitions
  • Paediatric and adolescent chronic illness
  • Paediatric health care delivery
  • Parenting of children and adolescents with a chronic illness

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: (02) 4570 1352
Mobile:
Location: G10.G.33
Hawkesbury

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 401022 Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery, 2016
  • 401028 Leadership in Nursing (Advanced), 2016
  • 401196 Contemporary Issues in Child and Adolescent Health, 2016

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Stancliffe, R., Durvasula, S., Wilson, N. and Lewis, P. (2020), 'Treatment engagement and people with intellectual disability', Wiley Handbook of Healthcare Treatment Engagement: Theory, Research and Clinical Practice, John Wiley & Sons 9781119129493.

Journal Articles

  • Lewis, P., Hunt, L., Ramjan, L., Daly, M., O'Reilly, R. and Salamonson, Y. (2020), 'Factors contributing to undergraduate nursing students' satisfaction with a video assessment of clinical skills', Nurse Education Today, vol 84 .
  • Wilson, N., Collison, J., Feighan, S., Howie, V., Whitehead, L., Wiese, M., O'Reilly, K., Jaques, H. and Lewis, P. (2020), 'A national survey of nurses who care for people with intellectual and developmental disability', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 37, no 3 , pp 4 - 12.
  • Hunt, L., Ramjan, L., Daly, M., Lewis, P., O'Reilly, R., Willis, S. and Salamonson, Y. (2020), 'Development and psychometric testing of the 10-item satisfaction with Nursing Skill Examination : Objective Structured Clinical Assessment scale', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 45 .
  • Lewis, P. and Weston, K. (2019), 'Representations of young cancer survivorship : a discourse analysis of online presentations of self', Cancer Nursing, vol 42, no 1 , pp 79 - 85.
  • Wilson, N., Lewis, P., O'Reilly, K., Wiese, M., Lin, Z., Devine, L., Booley, R., Jaques, H. and Goddard, L. (2019), 'Reframing the role, identity and standards for practice for registered nurses working in the specialty area of intellectual and developmental disability in Australia : the NDIS and beyond', Collegian, vol 26, no 1 , pp 132 - 139.
  • Robertson, E., Mitchell, R., Wakefield, C., Lewis, P., Cousens, N., Marshall, G., Russell, S., Ziegler, D., Anazodo, A., Trahair, T., Barbaric, D., Cohn, R., Alvaro, F. and O?Brien, T. (2019), 'Enrolment in paediatric oncology early-phase clinical trials : the health-care professionals' perspective', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol 55, no 5 , pp 561 - 566.
  • Wilson, N., Wiese, M., Lewis, P., Jaques, H. and O'Reilly, K. (2019), 'Nurses working in intellectual disability-specific settings talk about the uniqueness of their role : a qualitative study', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 75, no 4 , pp 812 - 822.
  • Lewis, P., Feighan, S., Whitehead, L., Howie, V., Collison, J., O'Reilly, K., Wiese, M., Jaques, H., Robinson, S., Rogers, I. and Wilson, N. (2019), 'Demographic profile of nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability in Australia', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 63, no 7 , pp 714 - 715.
  • Wilson, N., Feighan, S., Howie, V., Whitehead, L., Collison, J., O'Reilly, K., Wiese, M., Jaques, H., Robinson, S., Rogers, I. and Lewis, P. (2019), 'A review of the roles and practice domains of Australian nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 63, no 7 , pp 715 - 715.
  • Wilson, N., Lewis, P., Wiese, M., O'Reilly, K., Lin, Z. and Jaques, H. (2019), 'The role of nurses in a rapidly changing Australian disability policy landscape', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 63, no 7 , pp 714 - 714.
  • Lewis, P., Wilson, N., Jaques, H., O'Reilly, K. and Wiese, M. (2019), 'A qualitative study of nurses' perspectives of caring for children with intellectual disability and their families in a paediatric acute care setting', Journal of Child Health Care, vol 23, no 4 , pp 639 - 651.
  • Fijan, S., Frauwallner, A., Varga, L., Langerholc, T., Rogelj, I., Lorber, M., Lewis, P. and Brzan, P. (2019), 'Health professionals' knowledge of probiotics : an international survey', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 16, no 17 .
  • Wilson, N., Lin, Z., Villarosa, A., Lewis, P., Philip, P., Sumar, B. and George, A. (2019), 'Countering the poor oral health of people with intellectual and develoopmental disability : a scoping literature review', BMC Public Health, vol 19, no 1 .
  • Lewis, P., Collison, J., Whitehead, L., Howie, V., Feighan, S., Wiese, M., O'Reilly, K., Jaques, H. and Wilson, N. (2019), 'Demographic profile of the intellectual disability nursing workforce in Australia : findings from a national survey', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol 45, no 3 , pp 264 - 268.
  • Kopan, A., McNally, S., Cotton, A. and Lewis, P. (2019), 'Graduate nurses' experiences of reporting clinical incidents : what we don't know', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol 26, no 8 , pp 39 - 39.
  • Jaques, H., Lewis, P., O'Reilly, K., Wiese, M. and Wilson, N. (2018), 'Understanding the contemporary role of the intellectual disability nurse : a review of the literature', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 21-22 , pp 3858 - 3871.
  • O'Reilly, K., Lewis, P., Wiese, M., Goddard, L., Trip, H., Conder, J., Charnock, D., Lin, Z., Jaques, H. and Wilson, N. (2018), 'An exploration of the practice, policy and legislative issues of the specialist area of nursing people with intellectual disability : a scoping review', Nursing Inquiry, vol 25, no 4 .
  • Wilson, N., Lewis, P., Wiese, M., O'Reilly, K. and Jaques, H. (2018), 'Redeveloping the professional practice standards for nursing people with intellectual disability (ID) : mapping the diversity of ID nursing practice', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 31, no 4 , pp 585 - 585.
  • O'Reilly, K., Wilson, N., Lewis, P., Wiese, M. and Jaques, H. (2018), 'A 30-year overview of the uniqueness and diversity of intellectual disability (ID) nursing as reported by the research literature', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 31, no 4 , pp 585 - 585.
  • Lewis, P., Wiese, M., Jaques, H., O'Reilly, K. and Wilson, N. (2018), 'Nurses working in disability-specific settings and/or roles : perceptions about caring for people with intellectual disability', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 31, no 4 , pp 586 - 586.
  • Lewis, P., Gaffney, R. and Wilson, N. (2017), 'A narrative review of acute care nurses' experiences nursing patients with intellectual disability : underprepared, communication barriers and ambiguity about the role of caregivers', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 11-12 , pp 1473 - 1484.
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Lewis, P. and Kerridge, I. (2016), 'Discursive constructions of youth cancer : findings from creative methods research with healthy young people', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol 10, no 3 , pp 247 - 436.
  • Lewis, P., Klineberg, E., Towns, S., Moore, K. and Steinbeck, K. (2016), 'The effects of introducing peer support to young people with a chronic illness', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol 25, no 8 , pp 2541 - 2553.
  • Lewis, P. and Mooney-Somers, J. (2016), 'Parenthood in young cancer survivors is more than a combination of motivation and capacity', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol 25, no 3 , pp 524 - 525.
  • Lewis, P., Mooney-Somers, J., Jordens, C. and Kerridge, I. (2015), 'Parents as advocates for the psychosocial survival of adolescents and young adults with cancer', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol 24, no 4 , pp 872 - 881.
  • Lewis, P., Mooney-Somers, J., Patterson, P., Jordens, C., Bennett, D., McDonald, F., Smith, K. and Kerridge, I. (2014), 'Caring for young people with cancer : practical implications of qualitative engagement with cancer survivors and members of the multidisciplinary team', The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, vol 15, no 2 , pp 39 - 42.
  • Foster, K., Lewis, P. and McCloughen, A. (2014), 'Experiences of peer support for children and adolescents whose parents and siblings have mental illness', Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, vol 27, no 2 , pp 61 - 67.
  • Lewis, P., Jordens, C., Mooney-Somers, J., Smith, K. and Kerridge, I. (2013), 'Growing up with cancer : accommodating the effects of cancer into young people's social lives', Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, vol 30, no 6 , pp 311 - 319.
  • Smith, L., Brown, L., Bundy, A., Ronaldson, S., McKenzie, H., Lewis, P. and Bosnic-Anticevich, S. (2013), 'A learning and teaching resource on patient self-management of chronic pain', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, vol 77, no 2 .
  • Kelly, M., Jones, S., Wilson, V. and Lewis, P. (2012), 'How children's rights are constructed in family-centred care : a review of the literature', Journal of Child Health Care, vol 16, no 2 , pp 190 - 205.
  • Lewis, P., Kerridge, I. and Jordens, C. (2009), 'Creating space : hospital bedside displays as facilitators of communication between children and nurses', Journal of Child Health Care, vol 13, no 2 , pp 93 - 100.
  • Jordens, C., Lewis, P. and Kerridge, I. (2009), 'Decoration or communication? : a qualitative study of images displayed around the bedsides of hospitalized children', Communication and Medicine, vol 6, no 1 , pp 61 - 71.
  • Ceely, B., Davis, A., Hooke, N., Kelly, M., Lewis, P. and Watson, C. (2008), 'Learning action learning : a journey', Action Learning, vol 5, no 1 , pp 57 - 63.
  • Hooke, N., Lewis, P., Kelly, M., Wilson, V. and Jones, S. (2008), 'Making something of it : one ward's application of evidence into practice', Practice Development in Health Care, vol 7, no 2 , pp 79 - 91.
  • Lewis, P. (2007), 'Portrait of the patient as a young man : an exploration of the use of photographs in hospital', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol 4, no 1 , pp 51 - 55.
  • Lewis, P., Kelly, M., Wilson, V. and Jones, S. (2007), 'What did they say? : how children, families and nurses experience 'care'', Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing, vol 1, no 6 , pp 259 - 266.

Other Publications

  • 2019, 'A National Survey of Australian Nurses Who Work With People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability', Report
  • 2018, 'Report of the Research Project: Underpinning the Development of Future Intellectual and Developmental Disability Nursing Standards: For Professional Association Of Nurses In Developmental Disability, Australia (PANDDA) INC.', Report

Dr Lewis has expertise in qualitative research methods. He has used them in investigations of the experiences of illness and hospitalisation for children, young people, and their parents. He has also participated in evaluation research of peer support groups for young people affected by chronic physical or mental illness.  

This information has been contributed by Doctor Lewis.

Current Projects

Title: Redevelopment of the PANDDA Standards: 2020 and Beyond
Funder:
  • Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia
Western Researchers: Nathan Wilson and Peter Lewis
Years: 2020-05-01 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00026496

Previous Projects

Title: A National Survey of Australian Nurses who Work with People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Funder:
  • Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia
Western Researchers: Nathan Wilson, Peter Lewis, Michele Wiese, James Collison and Kate O'Reilly
Years: 2018-08-01 - 2019-07-31
ID: P00025154
Title: Underpinning the development of future intellectual and developmental disability nursing standards
Funder:
  • Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia
Western Researchers: Nathan Wilson, Peter Lewis, Michele Wiese and Kate O'Reilly
Years: 2017-03-31 - 2018-05-31
ID: P00023951
Title: Toward an NDIS-ready practice and economic framework for the role of nurses who care for people with intellectual disability
Funder:
  • Achieve Australia
  • Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia
Western Researchers: Nathan Wilson and Peter Lewis
Years: 2019-05-31 - 2020-06-01
ID: P00025936

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