Prof Patrick Crookes - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Professor Patrick Crookes is Head of the National School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at ACU. This is the largest Nursing School in Australia. He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Wollongong and Director of the Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence. He was the Chair of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery ANZ from 2009-2013. In 2015, Professor Crookes was appointed a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (one of circa 350 globally) for his contributions to nursing education and scholarship. He is an Associate Editor for the international journal 'Nurse Education Today'.

Professor Crookes has a keen interest in 'assuring competence'. In 2010, he led the development of the Nursing Competency Assessment Schedule and its implementation, using funds competitively sourced from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council and Health Workforce Australia. More recently his scholarly interests have focused on 'expanding conceptions of scholarship' and in 'facilitating academics to evidence the impact of their work'.

Further information on Professor Crookes' academic profile can be found at his Orcid site -


Phone :(02) 9465 9156 (North Sydney)
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Research Interests

Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education ; Measuring Academic Engagement and Impact ; Learning and Teaching Analytics ; Clinical Simulation ; Competency Assessment ; Clinical Leadership ; Implementing research into practice ; The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) ;

Methods Expertise

Multi-methods research ; Delphi technique ; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods ; Survey methods ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Brown, Roy; Crookes, Patrick A. - What are the 'necessary' skills for a newly graduating RN? Results of an Australian survey, in BMC Nursing, Vol 15, Issue nbr 1. pp. 1-8

Brown, Angela; Dewing, Jan; Crookes, Patrick A. - Leadership and pre-registration nursing programmes: A model for clinical leadership and a prospective curriculum implementation and evaluation research strategy, in Nurse Education Today (print version) Vol 42, pp. 30-34

Patrick A. Crookes, Kylie M. Smith, Fabienne C. Else and Ellie Crookes - Performance expectations for scholarship at an Australian regional university, in Tertiary Education and Management Vol. 22, Issue 1. pp. 82-97


Patrick A. Crookes, Fabienne C. Else, and Kylie M. Smith - Embedding the scholarship of engagement at a regional university, in Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Vol. 19. Issue 3. pp. 149-170

Fabienne C. Else and Patrick A. Crookes, in The online presence of teaching and learning within Australian university websites - Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (print version) Vol 37, Nbr 4. pp. 363-373

Other information

2016 - Facilitator Commonwealth Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), Transforming Practice Programme (TPP) on 'Students as Partners in HE'
2015 - appointed a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) via the Educational Fellowship Scheme at the Australian National University
2014-15 Academic Secondee to the OLT, to develop and facilitate a TPP on 'Enhancing Reward and Recognition for Teaching Excellence in HE'
Past Chair, Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery ANZ (2009-2013)
Member Royal College of Nursing Australia
Chair, RN Accreditation Committee, ANMAC 2010-2015
Visiting Professor, University of Huddersfield, UK
Previously Visiting Professor, University of Stavanger, Norway
International Editorial group member: Nurse Education in Practice; Nurse Education Today; and International Journal of Nursing Practice (International Peer-Reviewed Journals). Reviewer, Journal of Advanced Nursing and Nursing Outlook