Dr Sally Britnell

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Lecturer

Email: sally.britnell@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7308-7245

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Academic appointments:

  • Lecturer, AUT University (2011 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • MHSc, AUT University
  • BHSc, AUT University
  • PG Cert Health Science (Emergency Nursing), Otago University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Auckland University of New Zealand
  • NZ Registered Nurse, New Zealand Nursing Council
  • Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, Auckland University Of Technology

Overview:

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Research interests:

Nursing
Paediatric Emergency Nursing
Nursing Informatics
Health Informatics
Mobile Application Development
Design Sience
Blended Learning
Online Learning

Fields of research:

  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Software
  • Bioinformatics Software
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Health Informatics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Community Child Health
  • Design Innovation
  • Higher Education
  • Innovation and Technology Management

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Associate Member, IT Professionals NZ (2020 - ongoing)
  • Member of AUT Academy, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • National CHIA NZ Exam Committee, Certified Health Informatics Australasia (CHIA) (2019)
  • Executive Health Informatics NZ - Nursing Special Interest Group, Health Informatics New Zealand (2018 - ongoing)
  • Member of the Clinical Informatics Leadership Network, Clinical Informatics Leadership Network (2018 - ongoing)
  • Member Australasian College of Health Informatics, Australasian College of Health Informatics (2017 - ongoing)
  • Member of College of Child and Youth Health Nurses, New Zealand Nurses Organiation (2017 - ongoing)
  • Member of the Nursing Research Section, New Zealand Nurses Organisation (2017 - ongoing)
  • Country Representative Internatlational Medical Informatics Special Interest Group Nursing Informatics Emerging Professionals and Students, IMIA SIG Nursing Informatics Emerging Professional (2017 - ongoing)
  • Nursing Department Assessment Comittee, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Co-Chair Clinical Case Studies at Digital Health Week (Health Informatics New Zealand), Health Informatics New Zealand (2016 - ongoing)
  • Member of the Order of St John or Jerusalem (MStJ), St John (Queens Honour) (2015 - ongoing)
  • Health Informatics New Zealand Member, Health Informatics New Zealand (2014 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics, Health Informatics New Zealand (2019)
  • VC Doctoral Completion Scholarship, Auckland University of Technology (2019)
  • Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching - Innovation, Auckland University of Technology
  • Faculty Award for Excellence - Teaching Team, Faculty of Health and Environmental Science, Auckland University of Technology
  • Health Hackathon - Developers on FHiR 1st Place, HL7 and University of Auckland (2018)
  • Best Paper at the National Nursing Informatics Conference 2017, National Nursing Informatics Conference
  • Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences Teaching Assistant Award 2014, AUT University
  • LTDF Funding 2013, Learning and Teaching Fund (AUT University)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Thesis Examiner, University of Auckland (2020 - ongoing)
  • Thesis Examiner, University of Auckland (2020 - ongoing)
  • Judge, Health Informatics New Zealand (2019)
  • PG Research Proposal Review, Auckland University of Technology (2019)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Nursing (2018 - ongoing)
  • PG Proposal Reviewer, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - 2020)
  • Nurse Education in Practice, (2017 - ongoing)
  • Thesis Examiner, University of Auckland (2016 - 2018)
  • Innovation and Project Review Comittee, Health Informatics New Zealand (2016 - ongoing)
  • Emergency Medicine Journal (Paper Reviewer), (2016 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, Clinical Case Studies and Scientific Case Studies (2016 - ongoing)
  • Health Informatics New Zealand Conference (Paper Reviewer), Health Informatics New Zealand (2015 - ongoing)
  • Contemporary Nurse (Paper Reviewer), (2015 - ongoing)
  • Health Informatics Review Online / Health Informatics New Zealand, (2013 - ongoing)

Facilitation, networking and collaboration

  • Webinar on Mobile Teaching and Learning, ASCELITE Special Interest Group / Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Group (2019 - ongoing)
  • Co-Chair Clinical Case Studies, Health Informatics New Zealand (2017 - ongoing)

Contribution to academic environment

  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2019)
  • Honourable Mention, Health Informatics New Zealand (2018 - ongoing)
  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Consultation for Health Informatics New Zealand, Health Informatics New Zealand (2016)

Other professional recognition

  • INFORMATICS GUIDELINES FOR NEW NURSES, University of Auckland (2018 - ongoing)

Outreach and engagement

  • Strategic Plan Launch Blind and Low Vision NZ (2020)
  • Interview (2019)
  • #alttextforall Campaign (2019)
  • 2018 “Developers on FHIR” Challenge (2018)
  • College of Child & Youth Nurses NZNO (2017)
  • University of Auckland and HiNZ Health Hackathon (2016)
  • eHealth Unconference (2014)

Invitation to present research

  • eHealth Nursing at Digital Health Week, Hamilton (2019)
  • eHealth Allied at Digital Health Week, Hamilton (2019)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Britnell, S. (2020). Weight Estimation Without Waiting: Design, development and testing of a mobile application to measure the length and estimate the weight of New Zealand children for advanced paediatric resuscitation. (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand). Retrieved from https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/13252

  • Mearns, G., Chepulis, L., Britnell, S., & Skinner, K. (2017). Health and nutritional literacy of New Zealand nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(1). doi:10.3928/01484834-20161219-09

  • Britnell, S., Taylor, S. M., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2016). Emergency weight estimation lookup tables for New Zealand children aged 5–10 years. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(5). doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12637

  • Britnell, S., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2015). Weight estimation in paediatric resuscitation: A hefty issue in New Zealand. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(3). doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12389

Books

  • Honey, M., Collins, E., & Britnell, S. (2018). Guidelines: Informatics for nurses entering practice 2018. University of Auckland via Figshare.com. doi:10.17608/k6.auckland.7273037

Journal articles

  • Honey, M., Collins, E., & Britnell, S. (2020). Education into policy: Embedding health informatics to prepare future nurses - a New Zealand case study. JMIR Nursing, 3(1). doi:10.2196/16186

  • Water, T., McCall, E., Britnell, S., Rae, M., Thompson, S., & mearns, G. (2018). Paediatric nurses’ understanding and utilisation of evidence based practice. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 34(1).

  • Cochrane, T., Stretton, T., Aiello, S., Britnell, S., Cook, S., & Naryan, V. (2018). Authentic interprofessional health education scenarios using mobile VR. Research in Learning Technology, 26. doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2130

  • Collins, E., Britnell, S., Ditzel, L., & Honey, M. (2017). Using curriculum mapping todevelop undergraduate nursing informatics: A New Zealand study. International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science (IJIRMS), 2(11).

  • Mearns, G., Chepulis, L., Britnell, S., & Skinner, K. (2017). Health and nutritional literacy of New Zealand nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(1). doi:10.3928/01484834-20161219-09

  • Britnell, S., Taylor, S. M., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2016). Emergency weight estimation lookup tables for New Zealand children aged 5–10 years. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28(5). doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12637

  • Britnell, S., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2015). Weight estimation in paediatric resuscitation: A hefty issue in New Zealand. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(3). doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12389

Conference contributions

  • Honey, M., Britnell, S., & Collins, E. (2019). What nurse educators want to assist them develop a nursing workforce for the future: Nursing Informatics Competencies for New Zealand nurses. In Health Informatics New Zealand (Digital Health Week). Hamilton: Health Informatics New Zealand. Retrieved from https://cdn.ymaws.com/

  • Honey, M., Britnell, S., & Collins, E. (2019). Challenges and enablers nurse educators face teaching nursing informatics. In eHealth Nursing Conference 2019 (Digital Health Week 2019). Hamilton: Health Informatics New Zealand. Retrieved from https://www.hinz.org.nz/page/eHealthNursing19

  • Britnell, S. (2019). What does it mean to be a digitally competent clinician?. In eAllied Health Conference 2019 (Digital Health Week 2019). Hamilton: Health Informatics New Zealand. Retrieved from https://www.hinz.org.nz/page/eHealthAH19

  • Honey, M., Collins, E., & Britnell, S. (2019). Connecting nurse educators for a common approach to nursing informatics teaching. In Australasian Nurse Educators Conference. Dunedin. Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/akBANEC/welcome.html

  • Cochrane, T., Aiello, S., Cook, S., Stretton, T., Britnell, S., Narayan, V., & Aguayo, C. (2018). Designing a Virtual Health Faculty Hub. In Open Oceans: Learning without borders. Proceedings ASCILITE 2018 Geelong (pp. 82-99). Geelong.

  • Britnell, S. (2018). Mobile technology can help in paediatric resuscitation. In Health Informatics New Zealand. Wellington. Retrieved from https://www.eventsforce.net/

  • Honey, M., Collins, E., & Britnell, S. (2018). The Future is here: Informatics Guidelines for Nurses Entering Practice. In Health Informatics New Zealand. Wellington. Retrieved from https://www.eventsforce.net/

  • Britnell, S., Neufeld, M., & Ripley, P. (2018). Challenging the status quo: Adapting nursing education for the modern student. In eHealth Nursing Forum. Wellington.

  • Britnell, S. (2018). Tracking student attendance using QR codes.. In SoTEL: Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning Symposium 2018. Auckland. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/

  • Britnell, S., Honey, M., & Colins, E. (2017). Embedding nursing informatics in the curriculm to connect nursing to digital health. In National Nursing Informatics Conference 2017. Rotorua.

  • Cochrane, T., Stretton, T., Aiello, S., Britnell, S., Christie, D., Cook, S., & Narayan, V. (2017). Developing virtual collaborative health team educational environments. In Me, Us, IT! Proceedings ASCILITE2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education . (pp. 37-41). University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba: Ascilite. Retrieved from http://2017conference.ascilite.org/

  • Britnell, S. (2014). Weight estimation in paediatric resuscitation – a hefty issue. In 2014 Post Graduate Symposium. Auckland.

  • Britnell, S. (2015). Students as agents of change: Empowering patients using mobile technology for health promotion. In 2015 Australasian Nurse Educators Conference. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.anec.ac.nz/abstract.asp?id=9

  • Britnell, S., Best, G., Shrestha-Ranjit, J., Johns, S., Reed, F., Shannon, K., . . . Tatton, A. (2014). Students as agents of change: Empowering households and communities through the use of mobile social media in a clinical paper. In LTDF Showcase 2013. Auckland.

  • Britnell, S. (2014). Weight estimation in paediatric resuscitation: A hefty Issue. In Postgraduate Symposium 2014. WG 308.

  • Britnell, S. (2014). Weight estimation in paediatric resuscitation: A hefty issue in New Zealand. In National Paramedic Research Forum. Auckland.

  • Britnell, S., Conaglen, J., Johns, S., & Narayan, V. (2014). Nursing students as agents of change: Empowering patients using mobile technology in health promotion. In 13th Annual HINZ Conference & Exhibition. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/

  • Britnell, S. (2009). Intranasal Fentanyl - An effective first line analgesia for Children. In Emergency and Flight Nurses Conference. : Emergency Nurse New Zealand. Retrieved from http://intranasal.net/

  • Britnell, S. (2009). POSTER: Intranasal Fentanyl Is an effective first line analgesia for pain management
    in the Children's Emergency Department.. In Sally Britnell. New Zealand.

Reports

  • Britnell, S. (2017). Emerging technology in nursing – my journey. Health Informatics New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.hinz.org.nz/page/ReportETIH2017

  • Britnell, S., Collins, E., & Honey, M. (2017). Report on Nursing Informatics Curriculum Mapping for Auckland University of Technology Auckland.

  • Collins, E., Honey, M., & Britnell, S. (2017). Report to Head of School, School of Nursing, Nursing Informatics Curriculum Mapping.

  • Honey, M., Britnell, S., & Collins, E. (2017). Report to Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: Nursing informatics curricula mapping project..

Theses

  • Britnell, S. (2020). Weight Estimation Without Waiting: Design, development and testing of a mobile application to measure the length and estimate the weight of New Zealand children for advanced paediatric resuscitation. (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand). Retrieved from https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/13252

  • Britnell, S. (2014). To compare the accuracy of the Broselow-Luten Tape and APLS, Theron and Shann’s formulae in prediction of weight in children aged 5 to 10 years in Auckland. (AUT Univesity, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/7342

Other outputs

  • Britnell, S. (2017). Sharing data to improve patient care. In Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand (Vol. 23, Iss. 7, pp. 33). New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

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