Associate Professor Stephen Elsom

DirectorStephen Elsom

Tel     : +61 3 8344 9460
Email : sjelsom@unimelb.edu.au

 

Brief CV  

2007 - Current

Director, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing

2006 - 2007

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing

2005 – 2006

Registered Nurse (Nurse bank), Beleura Private Hospital, Victoria

2003 – 2006

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Monash University

1988 – 2002

Lecturer, School of Nursing, Monash University

1993

Research Fellow, Institute for Cultural Studies in Psychiatric Nursing Care

1988 - 1989

Psychiatric Nurse (Bank), Dandenong Psychiatric Centre

1987 - 1988

Clinical Education Supervisor, Dept. of Nursing Studies, Newcastle College of Advanced Education

1978 - 1987

Psychiatric Nurse, Hunter Region Mental Health Service (Newcastle)

 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Melbourne
  • Master of Nursing, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Registered Nurse (Div 1)
  • Credentialled Mental Health Nurse

Research Areas

  • Expanded and advanced practice in mental health nursing
  • Medication safety
  • Therapeutic optimism
  • Community mental health

Recent Grants

  • Kelly, T., Elsom, S.J., Gaskin, C.J. & Roper, C. (2007). Getting the Right Patient: Nurse and Patient Perspectives on How to Verify Patient Identity During Medication Administration. Australian College of Mental Health Nurses & Bristol Meyers Squib. $10,000
  • Sands, N., Gerdtz, M. & Elsom S.J. (2007). Developing Clinical Guidelines for violence risk assessment in mental health triage. Mona Menzies post-doctoral research award. Nurses Board of Victoria. $50,000
  • Kulkarni, J., McCauley, K., McGrath, J., Ives, G., Elsom, S.J., Fitzgerald, P. & de Castella, A. (2006). Best Practice in the Management of Psychosis in Pregnancy.  Australian Rotary Health Research Fund. $33,500 
  • Kulkarni, J., McCauley, K., McGrath, J., Ives, G., de Castella, A., Fitzgerald, P., Elsom, S.J. & Vajda, F. (2005). National Register of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Pregnancy. Janssen-Cilag Australia. $150,000
  •  Kulkarni, J., McCauley, K., McGrath, J., Ives, G., de Castella, A., Fitzgerald, P., Elsom, S.J. & Vajda, F. (2005). National Register of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Pregnancy. AstraZeneca Australia. $100,000 
  • Kulkarni, J., McCauley, K., McGrath, J., Ives, G., de Castella, A., Fitzgerald, P., Elsom, S.J. & Vajda, F. (2005). National Register of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Pregnancy. Mayne Pharma. $30,000 
  • McCauley, K., Elsom, S.J. & Keeble-Devlin, B. (2003). Clinical Supervision & Practice Development. Monash Small Grant Scheme. $8,000

 


Teaching Areas

  • Mental health and psychiatric nursing

Recent Publications

  • Elsom, S. J., Happell, B., & Manias, E. (In press). Australian Mental Health Nurses’ Attitudes to Role Expansion. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.
  • McCauley-Elsom, K. M., Gurvich, C., Lee, S., Elsom, S. J., O'Connor, M., & Kulkarni, J. (In press). Vulnerable populations and multi centred research. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
  • Elsom, S. J., Happell, B., & Manias, E. (2009). Informal Role Expansion in Australian Mental Health Nursing. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 45(1), 45-53
  • Elsom, S. J., Happell, B., & Manias, E. (2009). Nurse practitioners and medical practice: opposing forces or complimentary contributions? Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 45(1), 9-16
  • Elsom, SJ & McCauley-Elsom, KM. (2008). Measuring therapeutic optimism. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42 (3): A51
  • Elsom, S. J., Happell, B., & Manias, E. (2008). Expanded practice roles for community mental health nurses in Australia: confidence, critical factors for preparedness, and perceived barriers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29(7), 767-780
  • Gaskin, C. J., Elsom, S. J., & Happell, B. (2008). Authors' reply. The British journal of psychiatry. 192, 232
  • Byrne, M. K., Sullivan, N. L., & Elsom, S. J. (2007). Clinician optimism: Development and psychometric analysis of a scale for mental health clinicians. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 12(1), 11-20
  • Dunn, K., Dunn, K., Elsom, S., & Cross, W. (2007). Self-efficacy and locus of control affect management of aggression by mental health nurses. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(2), 201-217
  • Elsom, S., Elsom, S., Happell, B., & Manias, E. (2007). Exploring the expanded practice roles of community mental health nurses. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 413-429
  • Elsom, S., Happell, B., & Manias, E. (2007). Expanded practice roles for community mental health nurses: what do consumers and carers have to say? Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(9), 1065-1079
  • Elsom, S., Happell, B., Manias, E., & Lambert, T. (2007). Expanded practice roles for community mental health nurses: a qualitative exploration of psychiatrists' views. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 324-328
  • Gaskin, C. J., Elsom, S. J., & Happell, B. (2007). Interventions for reducing the use of seclusion in psychiatric facilities: review of the literature. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science, 191, 298-303
  • Elsom, SJ & Gaskin, CJ. (2007). Reducing seclusion in acute psychiatric inpatient settings: A need for strong leadership. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41 (1): A294
  • Elsom, SJ, Gaskin, CJ, Roper, C. (2007). An intervention designed to reduce the use of summary execution in acute psychiatric inpatient settings. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41 (1): A301
  • Happell, B. & Elsom, SJ. (2007). Are nurse practitioners really that different? Exploring the expanded practice roles of community mental health nurses in Victoria . Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41 (1): A294
  • Sands, N., Gerdtz, M. & Elsom, SJ. (2007). Violence risk assessment in mental health triage: A works in progress research presentation on developing clinical Guidelines for practice. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41 (1): A309
  • Elsom SJ, Happell B & Manias E. (2007). The clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner roles: Room for both or take your pick? Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 24(2) : 56-59
  • Elsom, SJ. (2006). Defining our scope of practice. Contemporary Nurse. 21(1): 41-42
  • Elsom SJ, Happell B & Manias E. (2005). Mental health nurse practitioner: expanded or advanced? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 14:181-186