A/Prof Peter Lewis - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Associate Professor Peter Lewis practised clinically as a registered nurse for 15 years before moving into the tertiary education sector. The majority of his clinical practice was in intensive care where he worked as both a nurse and a manager. His management experience extends from within the intensive care unit to hospital management in positions which included the day to day running of a 500 bed cardiothoracic tertiary referral hospital. After moving into the tertiary sector in 2005, Peter has undertaken clinical research, learning and teaching research, taught across undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines and also successfully supervised higher degree research students to completion. Peter's current position is the National Learning and Teaching Coordinator for ACU's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. This is Australia's largest School of Nursing and is spread across five campuses (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat and Canberra). Peter has responsibility for leading School learning and teaching including curriculum development and implementation, academic quality and standards, strategic planning, innovation and widening access.


Phone :6094 (Brisbane)
Email :peter.lewis@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Learning and Teaching ; Emergency care ;

Methods Expertise

Quantitative ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


High fidelity simulation: A descriptive analysis of student learning styles. , in Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Standard instruction versus simulation: educating registered nurses in the early recognition of patient deterioration in paediatric critical care., in Nurse Education Today


Effectiveness of an emergency nurse practitioner service for adults presenting to rural hospitals with chest pain: Protocol for a multicentre, longitudinal nested cohort study. , in British Medical Journal Open.

A two-arm cluster randomized control trial to determine the effectiveness of a pressure ulcer prevention bundle for critically ill patients. , in Journal of Nursing Scholarship


A prospective cohort study examining the preferred learning styles of acute care registered nurses. , in Nurse Education in Practice.