Associate Professor Lucie Ramjan

Associate Professor Lucie Ramjan

Aca - International Programs,
School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Associate Professor,
School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Biography

Lucie Ramjan has been a tenured academic staff member in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University since 2008. She is currently an Associate Professor and Academic Course Advisor (ACA) for International Programs in the School. She is also a core member of the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI) and an affiliate member the Centre for Oral Health Outcomes & Research Translation (COHORT) and the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research.

Lucie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours – 1st Class) in 2003 and was awarded a PhD in 2007. She was the recipient of a UWS College of Health & Science Learning and Teaching Citation in 2011 and recipient of a National Teaching Award (OLT) in 2012 for outstanding contribution to students’ learning.

Lucie teaches in a range of first and second year theoretical and clinical based units in the undergraduate program and coordinates postgraduate units. Lucie has supervised Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Masters (Honours) and PhD students to completion.

Lucie is a qualitative and mixed method researcher who is committed to educational research and mental health research, particularly in the area of eating disorders. In 2014 Lucie received funding from The Ian Potter Foundation to develop a mentoring program for people with anorexia nervosa. In 2015 Lucie was awarded a UWS Women’s Research Fellowship to extend the latter pilot to all eating disorders. In 2017 Lucie received further Researcher Development Funding for eating disorder research. She is also a member of a research team that received Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Reserve Funding in 2017 for a mental health culture change initiative.

Prior to employment at Western Sydney University, Lucie was a clinician working with adolescents at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children) in roles as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Ramjan.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BNurs (Hons) University of Western Sydney
  • BNurs University of Western Sydney,Nepean

Awards

  • College of Health and Science Learning and Teaching Citation 2011-09-06
  • National OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2012-09-25

Interests

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Educational research
  • Mental Health - Anorexia Nervosa
  • Numeracy

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School Of Nursing And Midwifery
  • School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Committees

  • Academic Course Advisor Master of Primary Healthcare (Hong Kong)

Contact

Email: L.Ramjan@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9032
Mobile:
Location: EB.LG.35
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Peters, K., Mannix, J. and Ramjan, L. (2019), 'Using library resources : what, when and how?', Navigating the Maze of Research, Elsevier 9780729542999.
  • Peters, K., Mannix, J. and Ramjan, L. (2016), 'Using library resources : what, when and how!', Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice, Elsevier 9780729542135.

Journal Articles

  • Alananzeh, I., Kwok, C., Ramjan, L., Levesque, J. and Everett, B. (2019), 'Information needs of Arab cancer survivors and caregivers : a mixed methods study', Collegian, vol 26, no 1 , pp 40 - 48.
  • Salamonson, Y., Glew, P., Everett, B., Woodmass, J., Lynch, J. and Ramjan, L. (2019), 'Language support improves oral communication skills of undergraduate nursing students : a 6-month follow-up survey', Nurse Education Today, vol 72 , pp 54 - 60.
  • Ramjan, L. and Fogarty, S. (2019), 'Clients' perceptions of the therapeutic relationship in the treatment of anorexia nervosa : qualitative findings from an online questionnaire', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol 25, no 1 , pp 37 - 42.
  • Gregory, L., Villarosa, A., Ramjan, L., Hughes, M., O'Reilly, R., Stunden, A., Daly, M., Raymond, D., Fatayer, M. and Salamonson, Y. (2019), 'The influence of mathematics self-efficacy on numeracy performance in first-year nursing students : a quasi-experimental study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 28, no 19-20 , pp 3651 - 3659.
  • Elmir, R., Ramjan, L., Everett, B. and Salamonson, Y. (2019), 'Nursing students' experiences of repeating units in an undergraduate program : a qualitative study', Nurse Education Today, vol 79 , pp 147 - 152.
  • Dickens, G., Ramjan, L., Endrawes, G., Barlow, E. and Everett, B. (2019), 'Effectiveness and experiences of mental health nurses in cases of medical emergency and severe physiological deterioration : a systematic review', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 95 , pp 73 - 86.
  • Carter, R., Halcomb, E., Ramjan, L., Wilson, N., Glew, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2019), 'Does the use of annotated exemplars by nursing students predict academic performance? : a cohort study', Nurse Education Today, vol 80 , pp 34 - 39.
  • Christiansen, A., Salamonson, Y., Crawford, R., McGrath, B., Roach, D., Wall, P., Kelly, M. and Ramjan, L. (2019), '[In Press] 'Juggling many balls' : working and studying among first-year nursing students', Journal of Clinical Nursing, .
  • Glew, P., Ramjan, L., Salas, M., Raper, K., Creed, H. and Salamonson, Y. (2019), 'Relationships between academic literacy support, student retention and academic performance', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 39 , pp 61 - 66.
  • Algoso, M., Ramjan, L., East, L. and Peters, K. (2019), 'An exploration of undergraduate nursing assistant employment in aged care and its value to undergraduate nursing education', Nurse Education Today, vol 82 , pp 32 - 36.
  • Dickens, G., Salamonson, Y., Ramjan, L., Steel, K. and Everett, B. (2019), '[In Press] Safety attitudes, perceived organizational culture and knowledge of the physiologically deteriorating patient among mental health nurses : cross-sectional, correlational study', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, .
  • Hussein, R., Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Hu, W. and Ramjan, L. (2019), '[In Press] Good clinical support transforms the experience of new graduates and promotes quality care : a qualitative study', Journal of Nursing Management, .
  • Kong, A., Ramjan, L., Souza e Sousa, M., Gwynne, K., Goulding, J., Jones, N., Srinivas, R., Rambaldini, B., Moir, R. and George, A. (2019), '[In Press] The oral health of Indigenous pregnant women : a mixed-methods systematic review', Women and Birth, .
  • Wilbourn, M., Salamonson, Y., Ramjan, L. and Chang, S. (2018), 'Development and psychometric testing of the attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control, and intention to pursue a career in mental health nursing scale', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 27, no 1 , pp 72 - 81.
  • Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., DiGiacomo, M., Everett, B., Davidson, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Negotiating health and chronic illness in Filipino-Australians : a qualitative study with implications for health promotion', Ethnicity and Health, vol 23, no 6 , pp 611 - 628.
  • Salamonson, Y., Ramjan, L., Villarosa, A. and Marjadi, B. (2018), 'Does clinical placement in a community alcohol and other drugs rehabilitation centre influence students' career intention?', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 27, no 2 , pp 794 - 803.
  • Ramjan, L., Fogarty, S., Nicholls, D. and Hay, P. (2018), 'Instilling hope for a brighter future : a mixed-method mentoring support program for individuals with and recovered from anorexia nervosa', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 5-6 , pp 845 - 857.
  • Fogarty, S. and Ramjan, L. (2018), 'The tipping point of change in Anorexia Nervosa (AN) : qualitative findings from an online study', Women and Health, vol 58, no 9 , pp 1050 - 1061.
  • Poudel, C., Ramjan, L., Everett, B. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Exploring migration intention of nursing students in Nepal : a mixed-methods study', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 29 , pp 95 - 102.
  • Ramjan, L., Maneze, D., Everett, B., Glew, P., Trajkovski, S., Lynch, J. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Students' experiences of embedded academic literacy support in a graduate entry nursing program : a qualitative study', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 28 , pp 302 - 309.
  • Carter, R., Salamonson, Y., Ramjan, L. and Halcomb, E. (2018), 'Students use of exemplars to support academic writing in higher education : an integrative review', Nurse Education Today, vol 65 , pp 87 - 93.
  • Villarosa, A., Villarosa, A., Salamonson, Y., Ramjan, L., de Souza e Sousa, M., Srinivas, R., Jones, N. and George, A. (2018), 'The role of indigenous health workers in promoting oral health during pregnancy : a scoping review', BMC Public Health, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Algoso, M., Ramjan, L., East, L. and Peters, K. (2018), 'Undergraduate nursing assistant employment in aged care has benefits for new graduates', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 74, no 8 , pp 1932 - 1954.
  • Brunero, S., Ramjan, L., Salamonson, Y. and Nicholls, D. (2018), 'A constructivist grounded theory of generalist health professionals and their mental health work', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 27, no 6 , pp 1816 - 1825.
  • Brunero, S., Ramjan, L., Salamonson, Y. and Nicholls, D. (2018), 'Generalist health professional's interactions with consumers who have a mental illness in nonmental health settings : a systematic review of the qualitative research', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 27, no 6 , pp 1634 - 1649.
  • Alananzeh, I., Ramjan, L., Kwok, C., Levesque, J. and Everett, B. (2018), 'Arab-migrant cancer survivors' experiences of using health-care interpreters : a qualitative study', Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol 5, no 4 , pp 399 - 407.
  • Salamonson, Y., Priddis, H., Woodmass, J., Everett, B., Lynch, J., Curtis, E. and Ramjan, L. (2018), 'The price of journeying towards the prize : commencing nursing students' experiences of working and studying : a qualitative study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 21-22 , pp 4141 - 4149.
  • Villarosa, A., George, D., Ramjan, L., Srinivas, R. and George, A. (2018), 'The role of dental practitioners in addressing overweight and obesity among children : a scoping review of current interventions and strategies', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, vol 12 , pp 405 - 415.
  • Martin, M., Ramjan, L., Everett, B., Glew, P., Lynch, J. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Exploring nursing students' experiences of a drop-in support-centre : a mixed-methods study', Nurse Education Today, vol 69 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Al-Amer, R., Ramjan, L., Glew, P., Darwish, T., Randall, S. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'A reflection on the challenges in interviewing Arab participants', Nurse Researcher, vol 26, no 1 .
  • Ramjan, L. (2018), 'An exploration of different qualitative analysis techniques', Nurse Researcher, vol 26, no 2 , pp 6 - 7.
  • Lynch, J., Everett, B., Ramjan, L., Callins, R., Glew, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2017), 'Plagiarism in nursing education : an integrative review', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 19-20 , pp 2845 - 2864.
  • Ramjan, L., Watanabe, H. and Salamonson, Y. (2017), 'Diabetes knowledge and perceptions among nursing students, and curriculum differences in Japan and Australia : a cross-sectional study', Nurse Education Today, vol 53 , pp 7 - 12.
  • Walker, C., Wilson, N., Ramjan, L. and Glew, P. (2017), 'Unleashing the potential and pitfalls of the iPad on undergraduate nursing students in tertiary education', Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, vol 25, no 2 , pp 39 - 50.
  • Hussein, R., Everett, B., Ramjan, L., Hu, W. and Salamonson, Y. (2017), 'New graduate nurses' experiences in a clinical specialty : a follow up study of newcomer perceptions of transitional support', BMC Nursing, vol 16 .
  • Ramjan, L., Hay, P. and Fogarty, S. (2017), 'Benefits of a mentoring support program for individuals with an eating disorder : a proof of concept pilot program', BMC Research Notes, vol 10 .
  • Algoso, M., Peters, K., Ramjan, L. and East, L. (2016), 'Exploring undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of working in aged care settings : a review of the literature', Nurse Education Today, vol 36 , pp 275 - 280.
  • Fogarty, S., Ramjan, L. and Hay, P. (2016), 'A systematic review and meta-synthesis of the effects and experience of mentoring in eating disorders and disordered eating', Eating Behaviors, vol 21 , pp 66 - 75.
  • Al-Amer, R., Ramjan, L., Glew, P., Darwish, M. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'Language translation challenges with Arabic speakers participating in qualitative research studies', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 54 , pp 150 - 157.
  • Kim, D., Ramjan, L. and Mak, K. (2016), 'Prediction of vehicle crashes by drivers' characteristics and past traffic violations in Korea using a zero-inflated negative binomial model', Traffic Injury Prevention, vol 17, no 1 , pp 86 - 90.
  • Northall, T., Ramjan, L., Everett, B. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'Retention and academic performance of undergraduate nursing students with advanced standing : a mixed-methods study', Nurse Education Today, vol 39 , pp 26 - 31.
  • Ramjan, L., Hunt, L. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'Predictors of negative attitudes toward Indigenous Australians and a unit of study among undergraduate nursing students : a mixed-methods study', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 17 , pp 200 - 207.
  • Salamonson, Y., Ramjan, L., Van Den Nieuwenhuizen, S., Metcalfe, L., Chang, S. and Everett, B. (2016), 'Sense of coherence, self-regulated learning and academic performance in first year nursing students : a cluster analysis approach', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 17 , pp 208 - 213.
  • Ramjan, L., Cotton, A., Algoso, M. and Peters, K. (2016), 'Barriers to breast and cervical cancer screening for women with physical disability : a review', Women & Health, vol 56, no 2 , pp 141 - 156.
  • Fogarty, S. and Ramjan, L. (2016), 'Factors impacting treatment and recovery in anorexia nervosa : qualitative findings from an online questionnaire', Journal of Eating Disorders, vol 4 .
  • Nicholls, D., Fogarty, S., Hay, P. and Ramjan, L. (2016), 'Participatory action research for women with anorexia nervosa', Nurse Researcher, vol 23, no 5 , pp 26 - 30.
  • Flannery, L., Ramjan, L. and Peters, K. (2016), 'End-of-life decisions in the intensive care unit (ICU) : exploring the experiences of ICU nurses and doctors : a critical literature review', Australian Critical Care, vol 29, no 2 , pp 97 - 103.
  • Algoso, M., Peters, K., Ramjan, L. and East, L. (2016), 'Adaptation and validation of a survey instrument measuring perceived preparedness of nursing graduates', Nurse Researcher, vol 23, no 6 , pp 37 - 41.
  • Ramjan, L., Peters, K., Villarosa, A., Villarosa, A., Curmi, C. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'Debriefing as a form of reflection and catharsis for researchers', Nurse Researcher, vol 24, no 1 , pp 20 - 25.
  • Al-Amer, R., Ramjan, L., Glew, P., Randall, S. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'Self-efficacy, depression, and self-care activities in adult Jordanians with type 2 diabetes : the role of illness perception', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 37, no 10 , pp 744 - 755.
  • Fogarty, S. and Ramjan, L. (2015), 'Practice guidelines for acupuncturists using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for anorexia nervosa', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol 23, no 1 , pp 14 - 22.
  • Hunt, L., Ramjan, L., McDonald, G., Koch, J., Baird, D. and Salamonson, Y. (2015), 'Nursing students' perspectives of the health and healthcare issues of Australian Indigenous people', Nurse Education Today, vol 35, no 3 , pp 461 - 467.
  • Al-Amer, R., Ramjan, L., Glew, P., Darwish, M. and Salamonson, Y. (2015), 'Translation of interviews from a source language to a target language : examining issues in cross-cultural health care research', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 24, no 9-10 , pp 1151 - 1162.
  • Al-Amer, R., Ramjan, L., Glew, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2015), 'Diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes : the experience of Jordanian patients with co-existing depression', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 36, no 3 , pp 231 - 238.
  • Peters, K., Staines, A., Cunningham, C. and Ramjan, L. (2015), 'The Lifekeeper Memory Quilt : evaluation of a suicide postvention program', Death Studies, vol 39, no 6 , pp 353 - 359.
  • Fernandez, R., Tran, D., Ramjan, L., Ho, C. and Gill, B. (2014), 'Comparison of four teaching methods on evidence-based practice skills of postgraduate nursing students', Nurse Education Today, vol 34, no 1 , pp 61 - 66.
  • Ramjan, L., Stewart, L., Salamonson, Y., Morris, M., Armstrong, L., Sanchez, P. and Flannery, L. (2014), 'Identifying strategies to assist final semester nursing students to develop numeracy skills : a mixed methods study', Nurse Education Today, vol 34, no 3 , pp 405 - 412.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ramjan, L., Murphy, J., Hunt, L., Betihavas, V. and Frost, S. (2012), 'Training of undergraduate clinicians in vascular access : an integrative review', The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), vol 17, no 3 , pp 146 - 158.
  • Salamonson, Y., Ramjan, L., Lombardo, L., Lanser, L., Fernandez, R. and Griffiths, R. (2012), 'Diversity and demographic heterogeneity of Australian nursing students : a closer look', International Nursing Review, vol 59, no 1 , pp 59 - 65.
  • Wan Chik, W., Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Ramjan, L., Attwood, N., Weaver, R., Saad, Z. and Davidson, P. (2012), 'Gender difference in academic performance of nursing students in a Malaysian university college', International Nursing Review, vol 59, no 3 , pp 387 - 393.
  • Ramjan, L. and Gill, B. (2012), 'An inpatient program for adolescents with anorexia experienced as a metaphoric prison', American Journal of Nursing, vol 112, no 8 , pp 24 - 33.
  • Gill, B., Ramjan, L., Koch, J., Dlugon, E., Andrew, S. and Salamonson, Y. (2011), 'A standardised orientation program for 1st year undergraduate students in the College of Health and Science at UWS. A practice report', The international journal of the 1st year in higher education, vol 2, no 1 , pp 63 - 69.
  • Alexandrou, E., Ramjan, L., Spencer, T., Frost, S., Salamonson, Y., Davidson, P. and Hillman, K. (2011), 'The Use of Midline Catheters in the Adult Acute Care Setting - Clinical Implications and Recommendations for Practice', Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), vol 16, no 1 , pp 8 - 13.
  • Ramjan, L. (2011), 'Contextualism adds realism : nursing students' perceptions of and performance in numeracy skills tests', Nurse Education Today, vol 31, no 8 , pp 16 - 21.
  • Ramjan, L. (2004), 'Nurses and the 'therapeutic relationship': caring for adolescents with anorexia nervosa', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 45, no 5 , pp 495 - 503.
  • Ramjan, L. (2003), 'Book Review. Marilyn Duker and Roger Slade. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia: how to help', Health Sociology Review, vol 12, no 2 , pp 182 - 184.

Conference Papers

  • Glew, P., Starr, J., Salas, M., Daly, M., Ramjan, L., Everett, B., Dixon, K. and Salamonson, Y. (2019), 'Cross-disciplinary collaboration to facilitate clinical communication workshops for undergraduate nursing students', Worldwide Nursing Conference, Singapore.

I currently supervise Honours, Masters and PhD research students. I am a qualitative researcher with mixed methods experience.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Ramjan.

Current Projects

Title: Capacity building Aboriginal health workers in oral health promotion: A new model of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women
Funder:
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Researchers: Ajesh George and Lucie Ramjan
Years: 2018-12-31 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00025135
Title: Capacity building Aboriginal Health Workers: Improving the oral health of Aboriginal pregnant women and children
Funder:
  • Maridulu Budyari Gumal
Western Researchers: Ajesh George and Lucie Ramjan
Years: 2019-03-01 - 2020-02-29
ID: P00025553

Previous Projects

Title: Instilling hope for a brighter future: Mentor-mentee program for young people with anorexia nervosa
Funder:
  • The Ian Potter Foundation Limited
Western Researchers: Lucie Ramjan, Sarah Fogarty and Phillipa Hay
Years: 2014-06-01 - 2015-12-31
ID: P00021964
Title: Development and implementation of the Children's Healthy Eating and Weight Intervention (CHEWI) program for dental therapists in South Western Local Health District
Funder:
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Researchers: Ajesh George, Lucie Ramjan and Amy Villarosa
Years: 2018-06-01 - 2019-06-01
ID: P00025002

Supervision

Associate Professor Ramjan is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Developing a Dietitian Initiated program for oral health and eating disorders
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Intention to Pursue a Career in Mental Health Nursing Among Undergraduate Students (Intent) Project
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Impact of Professional Communications Academic Literacy Support in the Nursing and Midwifery Programs (IMPACT) Project
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Exploring the Benefits of Undergraduate Assistant in Nursing (AIN) Employment in Preparing Nursing Students for the Clinical Work Environment
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Capacity Building Aboriginal Health Workers in Oral Health Promotion: A New Model of Care for Indigenous Pregnant Women
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Exploring the experiences of family members of patients with severe burns in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Intention to Pursue a Career in Mental Health Nursing Among Undergraduate Students (Intent) Project
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Career Intention of Nursing Students in Nepal: The CARINA Study
Field of Research: Nursing Education Teacher Training
Thesis Title: Depression and Self-Care in Jordanian Adults With Diabetes: The POISE Study
Field of Research: Mental Health Nursing; Mothercraft Nursing And Family & Child Health Nursing
Thesis Title: The unmet supportive care needs of Arab people affected by cancer (The SNAP Study)
Field of Research: Mothercraft Nursing And Family & Child Health Nursing; Public Health Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: A Constructivist Grounded Theory of Generalist Health Professionals and their Mental Health Work. The ACUMEN study.
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Mental Health Nursing

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