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Philippa SeatonDirector, Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies

MA(Massey) PhD (Griffith) RN

Email philippa.seaton@otago.ac.nz

Dr Philippa Seaton joined the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Otago, Christchurch in 2014.

Philippa has held academic positions in both New Zealand and Australian tertiary institutions, and in her current role is responsible for the academic and strategic management of the Centre.

Philippa’s main research interests are how to best utilise the health workforce for quality care, and how technology can enhance health professionals' learning. She has particular expertise in planning and implementing technology-enhanced programmes in health professionals’ education.

Research interests

  • Nursing/Health workforce
  • Technology enhanced teaching and learning
  • Health service delivery (including e-health)
  • Clinical simulation

Teaching responsibilities

Supervision responsibilities

  • PhD students and Masters students

Professional memberships/affiliations

  • Member, University of Otago, Christchurch Research Committee, 2015–current
  • Member, Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia and New Zealand, 2014–current
  • Member, Canterbury District Health Board eLearning Capability Group, Christchurch, NZ. 2012–current
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches (ISSN 1834-0806) 2006-current
  • Reviewer Contemporary Nurse (ISSN 1037-6178) 2008-current
  • Reviewer Nursing Inquiry (ISSN 1320-7881) 2005-current

Grants (since 2006)

  • Seaton, P., Crowe, M., Jones, V., McCall, C., Huria, T., Burrell, B., & Dean, J., (2015) University of Otago Teaching Development Grant. Think like a nurse: Crossing the threshold with technology enhanced learning.
  • Seaton, P., Seaton, L., Christie, D., Dallas, J., & Walker, L. (2013). The McCutchan Trust Fund (New Zealand Nursing Education and Research Foundation). Positive Impacts of nursing on patient care: How do nurses make a difference?
  • Edgecombe, K., Seaton, P. (Project Mentor), Monahan, K., LePage, S., Meyer, S., Erlam, G., & Jeffries, P. (2011). Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence – National Project Collaboration Grant. Collaboration in clinical simulation – leading the way.
  • Seaton, L., Seaton, P., Yarwood. J. (2011). Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Preparedness for sudden change: Lessons from managing large scale disruption within a Bachelor of Nursing learning community.
  • Sims, D., Watson, P., Saarikoski, M., Seaton, P., Whittle, R., & Jamieson, I. (2009). Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Evaluating the quality of workplace learning for student nurses in community settings.
  • University of Canterbury, University of Auckland, & Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology – (Health Project Team: Basu, A., Seaton, P., [Nursing Project Leader] & Kirk, R.). (2008). New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission. Immersive learning through virtual reality.
  • Seaton, P., Watson, P., Jamieson, I., Sims, D., & Saarikoski, M. (2008). Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Evaluating the quality of workplace learning for student nurses.
  • Watson, P., Seaton, P., Frost, S., Manderson, D., McConchie, R., Richardson, A., Yarwood, J., & Andrew, C. (2008). Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Learners’ needs and practice-based learning informing tertiary teaching (Community nurses & child & youth health focus).
  • Basu, A., Seaton, P., Kirk, R., Hanley, E., O’Steen, B., Sheehan, D., & Allan, M. (2008). Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Review of the effectiveness of educational tools for teaching telehealth care.

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Publications

Cooper, S., Cant, R., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., McKenna, L., Seaton, P., & Bogossian, F. (2019). An evidence-based checklist for improving scoping review quality. Clinical Nursing Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1054773819846024

McKenna, L., Cant, R., Bogossian, F., Cooper, S., Levett-Jones, T., & Seaton, P. (2019). Clinical placements in contemporary nursing education: Where is the evidence? Nurse Education Today. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.104202

Bogossian, F. E., Cant, R. P., Ballard, E. L., Cooper, S. J., Levett-Jones, T. L., McKenna, L. G., … Seaton, P. C. (2019). Locating 'gold standard' evidence for simulation as a substitute for clinical practice in pre-licensure health professional education: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14965

Bogossian, F., Cooper, S., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., McKenna, L., Slark, J., & Seaton, P. (2018). Best practice in clinical simulation education: Are we there yet? A cross-sectional survey of simulation in Australian and New Zealand undergraduate nursing education. Collegian, 25(3), 327-334. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2017.09.003

Seaton, P., Levett-Jones, T., Cant, R., Cooper, S., Kelly, M. A., McKenna, L., … Bogossian, F. (2018). Exploring the extent to which simulation-based education addresses contemporary patient safety priorities: A scoping review. Collegian. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2018.04.006

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Betony, K., Yarwood, J., Hendry, C., & Seaton, P. (2012). Student nurses exposure to Primary Health Care nursing: Issues and innovations. Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Seaton, L., Seaton, P., Yarwood, J., & Ryan, M. (2012). Preparedness for sudden change: Lessons from managing large-scale disruption within a Bachelor of Nursing community. Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

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Journal - Research Article

Cooper, S., Cant, R., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., McKenna, L., Seaton, P., & Bogossian, F. (2019). An evidence-based checklist for improving scoping review quality. Clinical Nursing Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1054773819846024

McKenna, L., Cant, R., Bogossian, F., Cooper, S., Levett-Jones, T., & Seaton, P. (2019). Clinical placements in contemporary nursing education: Where is the evidence? Nurse Education Today. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.104202

Bogossian, F., Cooper, S., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., McKenna, L., Slark, J., & Seaton, P. (2018). Best practice in clinical simulation education: Are we there yet? A cross-sectional survey of simulation in Australian and New Zealand undergraduate nursing education. Collegian, 25(3), 327-334. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2017.09.003

Seaton, P., Levett-Jones, T., Cant, R., Cooper, S., Kelly, M. A., McKenna, L., … Bogossian, F. (2018). Exploring the extent to which simulation-based education addresses contemporary patient safety priorities: A scoping review. Collegian. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2018.04.006

Sheehan, D., Jowsey, T., Parwaiz, M., Birch, M., Seaton, P., Shaw, S., … Wilkinson, T. (2017). Clinical learning environments: Place, artefacts and rhythm. Medical Education, 51(10), 1049-1060. doi: 10.1111/medu.13390

Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Seaton, P., Jordan, J., McCall, C., Maskill, V., & Trip, H. (2017). Qualitative meta-synthesis: The experience of chronic pain across conditions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(5), 1004-1016. doi: 10.1111/jan.13174

Watson, P. B., Seaton, P., Sims, D., Jamieson, I., Mountier, J., Whittle, R., & Saarikoski, M. (2014). Exploratory factor analysis of the clinical learning environment, supervision and nurse teacher scale (CLES+T). Journal of Nursing Measurement, 22(1), 164-180. doi: 10.1891/1061-3749.22.1.164

Seaton, L., Seaton, P., & Yarwood, J. (2013). Preparedness: Lessons for educators from the Christchurch disaster. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 4(1), 11-16.

Schluter, J., & Seaton, P. (2011). Understanding nursing scope of practice: A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48(10), 1211-1222. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.03.004

Chaboyer, W., Wallis, M., Duffield, C., Courtney, M., Seaton, P., Holzhauser, K., … Bost, N. (2008). A comparison of activities undertaken by enrolled and registered nurses on medical wards in Australia: An observational study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45(9), 1274-1284. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2007.10.007

Creedy, D. K., Mitchell, M., Seaton-Sykes, P., Cooke, M., Patterson, E., Purcell, C., & Weeks, P. (2007). Evaluating a web-enhanced Bachelor of Nursing curriculum: Perspectives of third-year students. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(10), 460-467.

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Journal - Research Other

Bogossian, F. E., Cant, R. P., Ballard, E. L., Cooper, S. J., Levett-Jones, T. L., McKenna, L. G., … Seaton, P. C. (2019). Locating 'gold standard' evidence for simulation as a substitute for clinical practice in pre-licensure health professional education: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14965

Cooper, S., Seaton, P., Absalom, I., Cant, R., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., & McKenna, L. (2018). Can scholarship in nursing/midwifery education result in a successful research career? Journal of Advanced Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jan.13698

Whitehead, L., & Seaton, P. (2016). The effectiveness of self-management mobile phone and tablet apps in long-term condition management: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(5), e97. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4883

Schluter, J., Seaton, P., & Chaboyer, W. (2008). Critical incident technique: A user's guide for nurse researchers. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61(1), 107-114. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04490.x

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Seaton, P., Seaton, L., & Yarwood, J. (2013). Seismic shifts in trends, traditions, and technologies: Education management in a natural disaster. In I. R. Dobson, R. Sharma & M. Conway (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Management Conference: Refereed Papers. (pp. 157-167). Retrieved from https://www.atem.org.au

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Birch, M., Parwaiz, M., Sheehan, D., Jowsey, T., Wilkinson, T., & Seaton, P. (2017). Opportunities for learning: The intersection of location, artefacts and the rhythm of the clinical environment on a general medical ward. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference. (pp. 49). Retrieved from http://www.anzahpe.org

Meeks, M., Josland, H., Milligan, K., Bowen-Withington, J., Beasley, C., & Seaton, P. (2017). Collaborating on an interprofessional patient safety curricula. Proceedings of the Interprofessional Education Showcase: Incorporating Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice into the Curriculum. Retrieved from https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/faculty/about/news-and-events/events/2017/nov0/21/interprofessional-education-showcase---cmhse.html

Robertson, L., & Seaton, P. (2017). Optimising learning in interprofessional simulation programmes and sustaining simulation-based education into the future. Proceedings of the Australasian Nurse Educator (ANEC) Conference: Transition, Technology, Transformation. 1303. Retrieved from http://nurseducation.org.nz

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Seaton-Sykes, P. (2004). Teaching and learning in internet environments in Australian nursing education (PhD). Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

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