Professor Martin Christensen

Professor Martin Christensen

Professor of Nursing, Director Centre For Applied Nursing Research,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Professor Martin Christensen has been a registered nurse for over 30 years, 15 of which have been as a nursing academic and researcher. His main area of research interest is advancing critical care nursing practice. He has written extensively around issues related to critical nursing and learning and teaching education. Previous to his current role as Director of CANR, Martin developed and ran two Nursing Professorial Units with the core aim to promote and develop translational nursing research. In addition to his current position, Martin is a visiting research fellow with Portsmouth University.

This information has been contributed by Professor Christensen.

Qualifications

  • PhD Bournemouth University
  • MAHPE University of Portsmouth
  • MSN University of London
  • BSc Bournemouth University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: M.Christensen@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 8738 9355
Mobile: 0437329385
Location:

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Christensen, M., Craft, J. and white, S. (2020), 'Nurse academics' experience of contra-power harassment from undergraduate nursing students in Australia', Nurse Education Today, vol 84 .
  • Morris, L., Cook, N., Ramsey, A., Alacapa, J., Smith, L., Gray, C., Craft, J., Chin, R. and Christensen, M. (2020), 'Weaning humidified high flow oxygen therapy among paediatric patients : an integrative review of literature', Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol 50 , pp 37 - 45.
  • Dickens, G., O'Shea, L. and Christensen, M. (2020), 'Structured assessments for imminent aggression in mental health and correctional settings : systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 104 .
  • Christensen, M. and Lynch, J. (2020), 'Supporting student learning through the use of a sequential case study workbook : an inductive content analysis of student feedback', Nurse Education Today, vol 88 .
  • Bakon, S., Craft, J. and Christensen, M. (2019), 'Hypocalcaemia-induced tetany secondary to total thyroidectomy : a nursing case review', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 24, no 6 , pp 349 - 354.
  • Vasquez, D., Deland, L., Spears, K., Metcalfe, L., Frost, S. and Christensen, M. (2019), 'Time is Precious : person-centred end of life care in an emergency department : a quality improvement project', Emergency Nurse, vol 27, no 4 .
  • Christensen, M., Medew, K. and Craft, J. (2019), '"Nursing Tree Time" : an inter-professional team approach to supporting student nurse learning at a regional university campus', Nurse Education Today, vol 80 , pp 22 - 27.
  • Christensen, M. and Trapl, M. (2018), 'Development of a modified swallowing screening tool to manage post-extubation dysphagia', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 23, no 2 , pp 102 - 107.
  • Christensen, M. and Craft, J. (2018), 'The cardio-respiratory effects of intra-abdominal hypertension : considerations for critical care nursing practice', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 44 , pp 53 - 58.
  • Bakon, S., Craft, J., Wirihana, L., Christensen, M., Barr, J. and Tsai, L. (2018), 'An integrative review of graduate transition programmes : developmental considerations for nursing management', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 28 , pp 80 - 85.
  • Gray, S., Christensen, M. and Craft, J. (2018), 'The gastro-renal effects of intra-abdominal hypertension : implications for critical care nurses', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 48 , pp 69 - 74.
  • Wirihana, L., Welch, A., Williamson, M., Christensen, M., Bakon, S. and Craft, J. (2018), 'Using Colaizzi's method of data analysis to explore the experiences of nurse academics teaching on satellite campuses', Nurse Researcher, vol 25, no 4 , pp 30 - 34.
  • Brand, C., Craft, J. and Christensen, M. (2018), 'Post-cholecystectomy dietary factors and implications for nursing practice', Gastrointestinal Nursing, vol 16, no 7 , pp 44 - 50.
  • Ragau, S., Hitchcock, R., Craft, J. and Christensen, M. (2018), 'Using the HALT model in an exploratory quality improvement initiative to reduce medication errors', British Journal of Nursing, vol 27, no 22 , pp 1330 - 1335.
  • Frost, S., Hou, Y., Lombardo, L., Metcalfe, L., Lynch, J., Hunt, L., Alexandrou, E., Brennan, K., Sanchez, D., Aneman, A. and Christensen, M. (2018), 'Evidence for the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients : a trial sequential meta-analysis', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Christensen, M., Welch, A. and Barr, J. (2018), 'Nursing is for men : a descriptive phenomenological study', Contemporary Nurse, vol 54, no 6 , pp 547 - 560.
  • Christensen, M. (2017), 'Men in nursing : the early years', Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, vol 7, no 5 , pp 94 - 103.
  • Foley, M. and Christensen, M. (2017), 'Negligence and the duty of care : a case study discussion', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 43, no 1 , pp 7 - 11.
  • Wirihana, L., Craft, J., Christensen, M. and Bakon, S. (2017), 'A nursing education perspective on the integration of video learning : a review of the literature', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 44, no 1 , pp 24 - 32.
  • Christensen, M. and Craft, J. (2017), 'The nursing professorial unit : translating acute and critical care nursing research', International Practice Development Journal, vol 7, no 2 .
  • Christensen, M., Welch, A. and Barr, J. (2017), 'Husserlian descriptive phenomenology : a review of intentionality, reduction and the natural attitude', Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, vol 7, no 8 , pp 113 - 118.
  • Christensen, M. (2017), 'The empirical-phenomenological research framework : reflecting on its use', Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, vol 7, no 12 , pp 81 - 88.
  • Gordan, J., Stankiewicz, M., Pollack, H., Christensen, M., Barker-Gregory, N. and Dulhunty, J. (2017), 'A trial of two prophylactic sacral dressings (2PSD) in the prevention of stage 1 sacral pressure injury in the critically ill patient : a study protocol', Wound Practice and Research, vol 25, no 2 , pp 82 - 86.
  • Craft, J., Christensen, M., Wirihana, L., Bakon, S., Barr, J. and Tsai, L. (2017), 'An integrative review of absenteeism in newly graduated nurses', Nursing Management, vol 24, no 7 , pp 37 - 42.
  • Craft, J., Christensen, M., Shaw, N. and Bakon, S. (2017), 'Nursing students collaborating to develop multiple-choice exam revision questions : a student engagement study', Nurse Education Today, vol 59 , pp 6 - 11.
  • Wirihana, L., Welch, A., Williamson, M., Christensen, M., Bakon, S. and Craft, J. (2017), 'The provision of higher education in regional areas : an integrative review of the literature', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol 39, no 3 , pp 307 - 319.
  • Craft, J., Christensen, M., Bakon, S. and Wirihana, L. (2017), 'Advancing student nurse knowledge of the biomedical sciences : a mixed methods study', Nurse Education Today, vol 48 , pp 114 - 119.
  • Bakon, S., Wirihana, L., Christensen, M. and Craft, J. (2017), 'Nursing handovers : an integrative review of the different models and processes available', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 23, no 2 .
  • Christensen, M., Craft, J. and Bakon, S. (2017), 'An Australian perspective on the influences that drive mature aged nursing students to study : a review of the literature', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 44, no 2 , pp 20 - 28.
  • Christensen, M. (2016), 'Nurses' knowledge of delirium : a survey of theoretical knowing', Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, vol 7, no 1 , pp 11 - 18.
  • Bakon, S., Christensen, M. and Barker-Gregory, N. (2016), 'Appropriate staffing in critical units : a review of the literature', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 43, no 3 , pp 16 - 25.
  • Gray, C., Christensen, M. and Bakon, S. (2016), 'Nurse-initiated and criteria-led discharge from hospital for children and young people', Nursing Children and Young People, vol 28, no 8 , pp 26 - 29.
  • Gray, C. and Christensen, M. (2016), 'How a short stay unit can reduce children's waiting times', Nursing Children and Young People, vol 28, no 5 , pp 34 - 39.
  • Gray, C., Hutch, M. and Christensen, M. (2016), 'Advanced practice in emergency care : the paediatric flow nurse', Nursing Children and Young People, vol 28, no 4 , pp 33 - 38.
  • Bakon, S., Craft, J., Christensen, M. and Wirihana, L. (2016), 'Can active learning principles be applied to the bioscience assessments of nursing students? : a review of the literature', Nurse Education Today, vol 37 , pp 123 - 127.
  • Christensen, M., Aubeeluck, A., Fergusson, D., Craft, J., Knight, J., Wirihana, L. and Stupple, E. (2016), 'Do student nurses experience Imposter Phenomenon? : an international comparison of final year undergraduate nursing students readiness for registration', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 72, no 11 , pp 2784 - 2793.
  • Christensen, M. (2015), 'Patient group directions : the application and integration of knowledge in advancing nursing practice', Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, vol 5, no 2 , pp 103 - 109.
  • Inggs, R. and Christensen, M. (2015), 'To feed or not to feed : using an ethical decision making model to support patient choice', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 42, no 3 , pp 17 - 21.
  • Inggs, R. and Christensen, M. (2015), 'Takotsubo cardiomyopathy : considerations for nursing practice', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 42, no 2 , pp 17 - 22.
  • Christensen, M. and Probst, B. (2015), 'Barbara's story : a thematic analysis of a relative's reflection of being in the intensive care unit', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 20, no 2 , pp 63 - 70.
  • Christensen, M., Craft, J., Wirihana, L. and Gordon, C. (2015), 'Pathophysiology team teaching : bioscientist contribution to knowledge integration in a nursing subject', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 24, no 23-24 , pp 3739 - 3741.
  • Christensen, M. and Knight, J. (2014), '"Nursing is no place for men" : a thematic analysis of male nursing students experiences of undergraduate nursing education', Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, vol 4, no 12 , pp 95 - 104.
  • Yang, Y. and Christensen, M. (2014), 'Autism : an introduction to behavioural therapy models used for autism and nursing the person with autism in the primary care setting', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 39, no 3 , pp 18 - 24.
  • Christensen, M. (2014), 'An exploratory study of staff nurses' knowledge of delirium in the medical ICU : an Asian perspective', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 30, no 1 , pp 54 - 60.
  • Christensen, M., Dodds, A., Sauer, J. and Watts, N. (2014), 'Alarm setting for the critically ill patient : a descriptive pilot survey of nurses' perceptions of current practice in an Australian Regional Critical Care Unit', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 30, no 4 , pp 204 - 210.
  • Lieow, Y. and Christensen, M. (2014), 'Graft-versus-host disease in oncology nursing practice', British Journal of Nursing, vol 23, no Suppl. 10 , pp 4 - 10.
  • Tan, Y. and Christensen, M. (2013), 'Pulmonary embolism in the emergency department : a Singaporean nursing case review', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 29, no 1 , pp 48 - 56.
  • Christensen, M. and Chen, F. (2013), 'Advanced arterial blood gas analysis in septic shock : a Singaporean nursing case review', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 29, no 2 , pp 70 - 77.
  • Christensen, M. and Barnes, A. (2013), 'Intra-arterial waveform analysis : a study of senior nurse knowledge in a general intensive care unit', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 22, no 11-12 , pp 1783 - 1785.
  • Tan, Y. and Christensen, M. (2012), 'The pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke : considerations for emergency department advanced practice nursing', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 39, no 2 , pp 31 - 39.
  • Iskhandar Shah, L. and Christensen, M. (2012), 'Ineffective cerebral perfusion related to increased intracranial pressure secondary to subarachnoid haemorrhage : an examination of nursing interventions', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 39, no 2 , pp 15 - 24.
  • Christensen, M. (2012), 'Mixed venous oxygen saturation monitoring revisited : thoughts for critical care nursing practice', Australian Critical Care, vol 25, no 2 , pp 78 - 90.
  • Mok, W., Ang, J. and Christensen, M. (2011), 'Meeting the nutrition challenge of stage 3 kidney failure : considerations for nursing practice', Singapore Nursing Journal, vol 38, no 4 , pp 10 - 13.
  • Christensen, M. (2011), 'Advancing nursing practice : redefining the theoretical and practical integration of knowledge', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 20, no 5-6 , pp 873 - 881.
  • Christensen, M. (2009), 'Advancing practice in critical care : a model of knowledge integration', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 14, no 2 , pp 86 - 94.
  • Christensen, M. (2009), 'The consultative process used in outreach : a narrative account', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 14, no 1 , pp 17 - 25.
  • Arend, E. and Christensen, M. (2009), 'Delirium in the intensive care unit : a review', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 14, no 3 , pp 145 - 154.
  • Andrews, S., Catlin, S., Lamb, N. and Christensen, M. (2008), 'A dedicated retrieval and transfer service : the QUARTS Project', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 13, no 3 , pp 162 - 168.
  • Pinder, S. and Christensen, M. (2008), 'Sedation breaks : are they good for the critically ill patient? : a review', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 13, no 2 , pp 64 - 70.
  • Christensen, M. and Hewitt-Taylor, J. (2007), 'Patient empowerment : does it still occur in the ICU?', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 23, no 3 , pp 156 - 161.
  • Christensen, T. and Christensen, M. (2007), 'The implementation of a guideline of care for patients with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube in situ in a general intensive care unit using transitional change theory', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 23, no 4 , pp 234 - 242.
  • Christensen, M. (2007), 'Noise levels in a general intensive care unit : a descriptive study', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 12, no 4 , pp 188 - 197.
  • Mattison, S. and Christensen, M. (2006), 'The pathophysiology of emphysema : considerations for critical care nursing practice', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 22, no 6 , pp 329 - 337.
  • Christensen, M. and Hewitt-Taylor, J. (2006), 'Empowerment in nursing : paternalism or maternalism?', British Journal of Nursing, vol 15, no 13 , pp 695 - 699.
  • Christensen, M. and Hewitt-Taylor, J. (2006), 'Defining the expert ICU nurse', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 22, no 5 , pp 301 - 307.
  • Christensen, M. and Hewitt-Taylor, J. (2006), 'From expert to tasks, expert nursing practice redefined?', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 15, no 12 , pp 1531 - 1539.
  • Christensen, M. (2005), 'Homophobia in nursing : a concept analysis', Nursing Forum, vol 40, no 2 , pp 60 - 71.
  • Christensen, M. (2005), 'Noise levels in a General Surgical Ward : a descriptive study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 14, no 2 , pp 156 - 164.
  • Christensen, M. (2005), 'What knowledge do ICU nurses have with regard to the effects of noise exposure in the Intensive Care Unit?', Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, vol 21, no 4 , pp 199 - 207.
  • Christensen, M. (2002), 'Nurse-led chest drain removal in a cardiac high dependency unit', Nursing in Critical Care, vol 7, no 2 , pp 67 - 72.

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