Dr Gylo Hercelinskyj - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor

Gylo (preferred name Julie) Hercelinskyj is an experienced Senior Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Her clinical, teaching and research expertise are in the areas of mental health nursing, particularly, emotional labor resilience, emotional intelligence in nursing practice and professional identity. Other research interests are family decision-making in organ donation, transition of older people to residential aged care and promotion of health lifestyle in older people in residential aged care.


Phone :8128 (Melbourne)
Email :gylo.hercelinskyj@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Mental Health Nursing ; Nurse Education ; professional identity ; Resilience and Emotional Intelligence ;

Methods Expertise

qualitative methods ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Emotional labour in mental health nursing: an integrative systematic review, , in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26(3) 215-225


Promoting Interprofessional Collaboration: A pilot project using simulation in the virtual world of Second Life. , in Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education 6(2) (E Journal)


Developing culturally sensitive end of life care in critical care environments, in Australian Critical Care (Jan 2015, E-Pub)

Perceptions and motivations of nursing students regarding their educational preparation for mental health nursing in Australia and the United Kingdom: A survey evaluation, in BMC Nursing, 14, (Online)


Perceptions from the front line: professional identity in mental health nursing, in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.23, 24-32

A Brief History: caring for the mentally ill in Australia and New Zealand (Aotearoa), in Mental health nursing. Dimensions of praxis (2nd ed.)

This is how its got to happen., in Transplant Journal of Australasia. 23(1), 9-13.


Assumed understandings of organ donation conversations, in Australian Critical Care, 26(2): 81-82.


An Internal Audit of a virtual learning space to facilitate clinical decision-making in nursing. , in Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 5132-136


The Charles Darwin University vHospital: Creating an authentic virtual learning environment for undergraduate nursing students,, in Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education.

Other information

Hercelinskyj, G. (2015). Transition to care: The impact of a pre-admission clinic on the transition to residential living: Promoting wellbeing and satisfaction through Experience Based Design Report on interviews conducted with residents and staff at IRT Kangara Waters ACT, 2014.

Grealish, L., Henderson, A., Nicholls, D., Kennedy, M., Hercelinskyj, G., & Northam L, (2012). Investigation into the impact of team-generated learning strategies on organisational learning culture in aged care. Final report.

Kallin, J (2013). Interview with Gylo Hercelinskyj and Daniel Nicholls [Dewart]: ICN 3013 - Filosofer tycker att sjuksk??terskor ska ifr?Ygas??tta mer, Vardfokus (on-line journal) https://vardforbundet.se/Vardfokus/Webbnyheter/2013/Maj/ICN-2013-Utmana-dig-sjalv-med-svara-fragor/

CDU Virtual Hospital unveils its showcase (2009). Interview with Gylo (Julie) Hercelinskyj. http://ext.cdu.edu.au/newsroom/a/2009/Pages/090630-CDU-VHospital.aspx