Ethical and practical issues in image-based research

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Presented by Dr Patricia Nicholson, Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of the Master of Nursing (Perioperative) Course and Higher Degree Research Coordinator at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University

This interactive session will: 

  • explore the value of using imagery in research
  • discuss how the use of imagery enhances the richness of data
  • explore how visual methods increase the trustworthiness of research findings
  • discuss some ethical issues that surround the use of imagery in research
  • answer some of your questions about these issues.

Webinar times by state

2.00 pm VIC, NSW, TAS
1.00 pm QLD
1.30 pm SA
12.30pm NT
11.00 am WA

Associate Professor Dr Patricia Nicholson

Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of the Master of Nursing (Perioperative) Course and Higher Degree Research Coordinator School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University

Pat coordinated the Anaesthetic and Perioperative course at the University of Melbourne for many years. After completing a Master of Education degree she completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Pat explored instrument design and measurement of nursing competencies using item response modeling and has published and presented her work both at national and international levels. Her current research includes education, nursing competencies, pressure injuries in the operating suite and medication safety in surgical patients. Pat is currently supervising a number of honours, masters and PhD students who are exploring issues in the operating suite, midwifery, nursing education and medication administration.


Pat was a committee member of the VPNG executive for ten years, holding the positions of ACORN director, vice-president and president. She held the position of president for five years before resigning from the committee in 2017. Pat was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) in 2010 and was nominated to present the Judith Cornell Oration at the 2014 ACORN National Conference. In 2016 she was awarded the ACORN Excellence in Perioperative Nursing Award and Honorary VPNG membership in 2017. Pat is currently involved in a number of ACORN committees including as lead author for the development of standards of practice for the College. 

The webinar will be recorded and available in the member section of the ACORN website if you are not able to attend at the scheduled time.

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