Sharon has dual appointments, as a senior lecturer/research fellow at The University of Melbourne and as a nurse consultant in the Nursing Research Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She coordinates the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice program and oversees the Graduate Certificate programs in paediatrics, paediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care.
She worked for many years in paediatric critical care and has held clinical and educational appointments within the area. Her program of research focuses on improving the safety and quality of care of hospitalised children with a particular focus on improving the detection and response to paediatric clinical deterioration. She is the nursing lead on the Victorian Children’s Tool for Observation and Response (ViCTOR) projects in Victoria. Sharon is passionate about supporting clinical nurses to engage with evidence-based practice and to conduct clinically relevant research where the findings can be readily translated into practice.
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Towards Improved Communication For Medication Safety: Addressing The Complexities Of Manag..
Medication error trends and effects of person-related, environment-related and communicati..
Nurses New to Paediatric Intensive Care: Knowledge Outcomes of a 12-week Transition to Spe..
LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF SALINE INSTILLED DURING ENDOTRACHEAL SUCTION IN PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE C..
True Pathogen or Contamination: Validation of Blood Cultures for the Diagnosis of Nosocomi..
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Medication error trends and effects of person-related, environment-related and communication-related factors on medication errors in a paediatric hospital
Elizabeth Manias, Noel Cranswick, Fiona Newall, Ellie Rosenfeld, Carlye Weiner, Allison Williams, Ian CK Wong, Narelle Borrott, Jerry Lai, Sharon Kinney
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Interdisciplinary medication decision making by pharmacists in pediatric hospital settings: An ethnographic study
Ellie Rosenfeld, Sharon Kinney, Carlye Weiner, Fiona Newall, Allison Williams, Noel Cranswick, Ian Wong, Narelle Borrott, Elizabeth Manias
Journal article | 2018 | Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Difficulties with assessment and management of an infant's distress in the postoperative period: Optimising opportunities for interdisciplinary information-sharing
Carlye Weiner, Sueann Penrose, Elizabeth Manias, Noel Cranswick, Ellie Rosenfeld, Fiona Newall, Allison Williams, Narelle Borrott, Sharon Kinney
Journal article | 2016 | SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Research Priorities-Initiating International Dialogue
Lyvonne N Tume, Minette Coetzee, Karen Dryden-Palmer, Patricia A Hickey, Sharon Kinney, Jos M Latour, Mavilde LG Pedreira, Gerri R Sefton, Lauren Sorce, Martha AQ Curley
Journal article | 2015 | Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Part 10: Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations
ME Kleinman, AR de Caen, L Chameides, DL Atkins, RA Berg, MD Berg, F Bhanji, D Biarent, R Bingham, AH Coovadia, MF Hazinski, RW Hickey, VM Nadkarni, AG Reis, A Rodriguez-Nunez, J Tibballs, AL Zaritsky, D Zideman
Journal article | 2010 | Circulation
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Training Research Scholarship
School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne Scholarship
Associate Professor (Nursing)
Member of the Australian College of Nursing
Australian College of Critical Care Nurses
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Nursing
La Trobe University
Diploma in Nursing
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology