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Professor, Chair in Nursing & Director of Nursing Research, Alfred Health, Deakin University

Professor Tracey Bucknall's primary research interest is in improving clinical decision making. As a decision scientist she focuses on improving patient safety, augmenting clinical decision-making and the use of research in practice. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, and published over 200 scholarly publications in decision making and knowledge translation. Based at Alfred Health, Professor Bucknall has three programs of research. One program focuses on issues concerning patient safety, particularly identifying and managing deteriorating patients, improving clinical communication and preventing medical error. The second program focuses on symptom management across clinical settings, predominantly in pain management. The third program concentrates on the implementation of research evidence into practice studying different approaches to increase the uptake of research by clinicians to improve patient outcomes.


  • –present
    Chair In Nursing, Deakin University