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Senior Lecturer, Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition at James Cook University

Dr Lea Budden has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and worked in the Higher Education Industry for 25 years. She is a nurse academic researcher who works at James Cook University in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition as a Senior Lecturer. Dr Budden's doctoral research (Phd) studied Australian women's decision styles and decision satisfaction for early breast cancer treatment. She is a member of the scientific working group for the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) funded by Cancer Australia to develop and conduct cancer research in primary care.

Experience

  • 1998–present
    Senior Lecturer, James Cook University
  • 1990–1997
    Lecturer, James Cook University
  • 1985–1989
    Nurse Educator, Townsville Genral Hospital, Australia
  • 1979–1984
    Registered Nurse, Liverpool Hospital, NSW Australia

Education

  • 2008 
    James Cook University, Australia, PhD Doctor of Philosopyc(Nursing)
  • 1996 
    Flinder University, Australia, Master of Nursing
  • 1992 
    Unversity of Central Queensland, Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)
  • 1988 
    University of Southern Queensland, Graduate Diploma of Education (Tertiary)
  • 1986 
    Queensland University of Technology, Diploma of Health Science (Nurse Education)
  • 1979 
    Liverpool Hospital, NSW Australia, Registered Nurse Certificate

Publications

  • 2014
    Osteoarthritis: more than a stiff joint. , Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 21 (7). p. 45.
  • 2014
    Women's decision satisfaction and psychological distress following early breast cancer treatment: a treatment decision support role for nurses., International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20 (1). pp. 8-16
  • 2014
    Role modeling in undergraduate nursing education: an integrative literature review. , Nurse Education Today, 34 (6). pp. e18-e26
  • 2014
    Breast cancer during pregnancy. , Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 21 (9). p. 50
  • 2014
    Turning the tables: the growth of upward bullying. , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (8). pp. 1685-1687.
  • 2013
    Men's decision-making for prostate cancer., Australian Nursing Journal, 20 (5). pp. 50-51.
  • 2013
    Cancer in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. , Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 21 (6). p. 42.
  • 2013
    Ovarian cancer: not the silent killer. , Australian Nursing Journal, 21 (2). p. 39.
  • 2013
    Tuberculosis in Australian and Torres Islander peoples. , Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 21 (6). p. 44.
  • 2013
    Obstructive sleep apnoea. , Australian Nursing Journal, 21 (1). p. 45.
  • 2013
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco smoking: tackling the challenge. , Australian Nursing Journal, 21 (1). p. 43.
  • 2007
    Australian women’s prediagnostic values and sociodemographic variables relating to breast cancer, Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 8, 9-20.
  • 2004
    Assisting women's treatment decisions. , Australian Nursing Journal, 11 (8). p. 39.
  • 2004
    Assisting women's treatment decisions., Australian Nursing Journal, 11(8), 39.
  • 2003
    Australian women's prediagnostic decision-making styles, relating to treatment for early breast ca., Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 17(2), 117-136
  • 1999
    Student nurses' breast self-examination health beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and performance during the first year of a pre-registration degree program., Cancer Nursing, 22 (6). pp. 430-437.
  • 1998
    Registered nurse's breast self-examination practice and teaching to female clients., Journal of Community Health Nursing, 15 (2). pp. 101-112.
  • 1996
    Paracetamol overdosage: pathophysiology and nursing management. , British Journal of Nursing, 5 (3). pp. 145-152.
  • 1995
    Young women's breast self-examination knowledge and practice., Journal of Community Health Nursing, 12 (1). pp. 23-32.
  • 1994
    Nursing faculty practice: benefits vs costs, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 (6). pp. 1241-1246.

Professional Memberships

  • FCNA

Research Areas

  • Nursing (1110)
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) (111002)
  • Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
  • Nursing Not Elsewhere Classified (111099)

Contact Lea for

  • Expert Opinion
  • Research Collaboration
  • Research Supervision