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Fernandez, Ritin Prof.

Faculty Member

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Nursing
  • Head of Department - St George Hospital
  • Director - Centre for Evidence Based Initiatives in Health Care: a JBI Centre of Excellence

Overview


Dr Ritin Fernandez is the recipient of international and national awards related to her work in evidence synthesis for clinical practice. She is currently the Professor (Clinical Excellence) at the Centre for Research in Nursing and Health which is a joint initiative between the University of Wollongong and St George Hospital Kogarah, Australia. Ritin is also the Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Initiatives in Health Care: A collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute. At the University of Wollongong and St. George hospital, Ritin plays a leadership role in engaging nursing and multidisciplinary clinicians in order to develop Clinical research to address the growing challenges in providing evidence based health care to patients.

Ritin is passionate about Evidence synthesis and is leading evidence synthesis projects in heart disease and diabetes with investigators from India and Turkey. Ritin has undertaken extensive work in multicultural health specifically large scale research in the Indian community in Australia and has contributed towards improving the Heart health of Indian Australians. Additionally, Ritin has undertaken research around the clinical nursing workforce and teaching and learning in the clinical setting. Ritin has extensive experience in population studies, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and quantitative research methods having published numerous reviews in the Cochrane Library and the Joanna Briggs database. Her research and teaching are strongly linked. Ritin has developed and taught courses in Systematic reviews, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis and quantitative analysis to postgraduate coursework students and higher degree research students at UOW. Her goal is to generate evidence in order to inform health policy and change clinical practice thus improving health outcomes for people globally.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2012 Water for wound cleansing
    Published in   Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Research Overview


  • Research Interests 
    • Multicultural health
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Chronic disease
    • Technology in health
    • Systematic reviews and evidence-based practice
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Quantitative  research
    • International students and education
    • Nursing workforce

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development and application of a technology mediated strategy: "Eye Donor Aust" App to Improve eye donation Chumkasian, Waraporn
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Evaluating the impact of the professional practice environment, staffing and care processes on five patient outcomes: A cross-sectional stud Al-ghraiybah, Tamer
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring Social Determinants of Health among Australians during COVID-19 Green, Heidi
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Designing and implementing a woman-centred educational intervention to enhance maternal self-efficacy and satisfaction among a group of Saudi Arabian women during the early postpartum period. Alahmed, Salma Salman H
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Health Related life-style impact on female fertility in Saudi Arabia. Hawsawi, Abeer
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Effect of Post Stroke Fatigue on Patient Outcomes Paudel, Sulochana
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Criteria Led Discharge within Acute Medicine Setting Smeaton, Alexander
    Doctor of Philosophy Frailty and its impact on quality of life of older adults living with chronic medical conditions: Institutional based study Kasa, Ayele Semachew
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety and feasibility of medications for radial artery spasm prevention (med-RASP) in unselected populations Curtis, Elizabeth

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2012 Water for wound cleansing
    Published in   Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Research Overview


  • Research Interests 
    • Multicultural health
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Chronic disease
    • Technology in health
    • Systematic reviews and evidence-based practice
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Quantitative  research
    • International students and education
    • Nursing workforce

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development and application of a technology mediated strategy: "Eye Donor Aust" App to Improve eye donation Chumkasian, Waraporn
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Evaluating the impact of the professional practice environment, staffing and care processes on five patient outcomes: A cross-sectional stud Al-ghraiybah, Tamer
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring Social Determinants of Health among Australians during COVID-19 Green, Heidi
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Designing and implementing a woman-centred educational intervention to enhance maternal self-efficacy and satisfaction among a group of Saudi Arabian women during the early postpartum period. Alahmed, Salma Salman H
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Health Related life-style impact on female fertility in Saudi Arabia. Hawsawi, Abeer
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Effect of Post Stroke Fatigue on Patient Outcomes Paudel, Sulochana
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Criteria Led Discharge within Acute Medicine Setting Smeaton, Alexander
    Doctor of Philosophy Frailty and its impact on quality of life of older adults living with chronic medical conditions: Institutional based study Kasa, Ayele Semachew
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety and feasibility of medications for radial artery spasm prevention (med-RASP) in unselected populations Curtis, Elizabeth
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