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Fernandez, Ritin S. 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 of Nursing (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
    2020 Pharmacological Treatment for Obesity in Adults: An Umbrella Review
    Published in   Annals of Pharmacotherapy
    2015 Reducing the risk of heart disease among Indian Australians: knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding food practices - a focus group study
    Published in   Food and Nutrition Research
    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


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    International Journal of Nursing Studies
    Volume
    Online First
    ISSN
    0020-7489
    2020

    Published In
    International Journal of Integrated Care
    Volume
    20
    Pages
    3-1 - 3-7
    ISSN
    1568-4156
    2020

    Published In
    Annals of Pharmacotherapy
     
    2020

    Published In
    Clinical Nursing Research
    2019

    Published In
    Nursing Open
    Volume
    6
    Pages
    1038 - 1046
    2019

    Published In
    Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    2019

    Published In
    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    177-1 - 177-9
    ISSN
    1477-7525
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    660 - 666
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    2075 - 2105
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    2517 - 2524
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    SAGE Open Nursing
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    1 - 10
    2019

    Published In
    Quality of Life Research
    Volume
    28
    Pages
    1413 - 1427
    ISSN
    1573-2649
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    2350 - 2356
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    1334 - 1340
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    Nurse Education Today
    Volume
    70
    Pages
    28 - 33
    ISSN
    0260-6917
     
     
     
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
    Volume
    35
    Pages
    6 - 16
    ISSN
    0813-0531
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    2103 - 2108
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    2304 - 2329
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    1772 - 1778
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
     
    2018

    Published In
    SAGE Open Nursing
    Volume
    4
    Pages
    1 - 8
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    648 - 652
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    Nursing Open
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    376 - 383
    2018

    Published In
    Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
    Volume
    91
    Pages
    1273 - 1280
    ISSN
    1522-1946
    2018

    Published In
    Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research
    Volume
    22
    Pages
    304 - 318
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    738 - 751
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia
    Volume
    38
    Pages
    12 - 18
     
     
     
    2017

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Pages
    2300 - 2306
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2017

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    15
    Pages
    2307 - 2332
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2016

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    14
    Pages
    26 - 33
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2015

    Published In
    Food and Nutrition Research
    Volume
    59
    Pages
    25770-1 - 25770-7
    ISSN
    1654-6628
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2012

    Published In
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Pages
    1 - 30
    ISSN
    1469-493X
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Health Related life-style impact on female fertility in Saudi Arabia.
    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 Exploring Social Determinants of Health in the Cardiovascular Health of Urban-Living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Lord, 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
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Effect of Post Stroke Fatigue on Patient Outcomes Paudel, Sulochana
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety and feasibility of medications for radial artery spasm prevention (med-RASP) in unselected populations Curtis, Elizabeth

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2020 Pharmacological Treatment for Obesity in Adults: An Umbrella Review
    Published in   Annals of Pharmacotherapy
    2015 Reducing the risk of heart disease among Indian Australians: knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding food practices - a focus group study
    Published in   Food and Nutrition Research
    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


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    International Journal of Nursing Studies
    Volume
    Online First
    ISSN
    0020-7489
    2020

    Published In
    International Journal of Integrated Care
    Volume
    20
    Pages
    3-1 - 3-7
    ISSN
    1568-4156
    2020

    Published In
    Annals of Pharmacotherapy
     
    2020

    Published In
    Clinical Nursing Research
    2019

    Published In
    Nursing Open
    Volume
    6
    Pages
    1038 - 1046
    2019

    Published In
    Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    2019

    Published In
    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    177-1 - 177-9
    ISSN
    1477-7525
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    660 - 666
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    2075 - 2105
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    2517 - 2524
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    SAGE Open Nursing
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    1 - 10
    2019

    Published In
    Quality of Life Research
    Volume
    28
    Pages
    1413 - 1427
    ISSN
    1573-2649
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    2350 - 2356
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2019

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    17
    Pages
    1334 - 1340
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    Nurse Education Today
    Volume
    70
    Pages
    28 - 33
    ISSN
    0260-6917
     
     
     
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
    Volume
    35
    Pages
    6 - 16
    ISSN
    0813-0531
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    2103 - 2108
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    2304 - 2329
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    1772 - 1778
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
     
    2018

    Published In
    SAGE Open Nursing
    Volume
    4
    Pages
    1 - 8
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    648 - 652
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    Nursing Open
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    376 - 383
    2018

    Published In
    Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
    Volume
    91
    Pages
    1273 - 1280
    ISSN
    1522-1946
    2018

    Published In
    Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research
    Volume
    22
    Pages
    304 - 318
    2018

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    16
    Pages
    738 - 751
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2018

    Published In
    Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia
    Volume
    38
    Pages
    12 - 18
     
     
     
    2017

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Pages
    2300 - 2306
    ISSN
    1838-2142
    2017

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    15
    Pages
    2307 - 2332
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2016

    Published In
    The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
    Volume
    14
    Pages
    26 - 33
    ISSN
    1838-2142
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2015

    Published In
    Food and Nutrition Research
    Volume
    59
    Pages
    25770-1 - 25770-7
    ISSN
    1654-6628
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2012

    Published In
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Pages
    1 - 30
    ISSN
    1469-493X
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Health Related life-style impact on female fertility in Saudi Arabia.
    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 Exploring Social Determinants of Health in the Cardiovascular Health of Urban-Living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Lord, 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
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Effect of Post Stroke Fatigue on Patient Outcomes Paudel, Sulochana
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety and feasibility of medications for radial artery spasm prevention (med-RASP) in unselected populations Curtis, Elizabeth
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