Dr Ian McGrath is currently a senior lecturer in nursing and midwifery at RMIT University. His responsibilities include:
- supervision of postgraduate research students
- teaching, course development and coordination in Critical Care, Acute Care and undergraduate research.
- Health informatics, particularly interface usability of clinical information systems and utilization of handheld computing devices in the clinical area
- The use of computer assisted learning and web based educational technology
Dr McGrath is also co-investigator for an ARC funded project: Improving patient health outcomes in acute care hospital settings using mobile wireless technology and handheld computers. He has also successfully supervised Master by research and minor theses Master by coursework and Honours students.
Educational development work
Dr McGrath has had extensive experience in the use of computers in education. He has contributed consistently to the design and delivery of courses using technology, including the introduction of CAL programs and web-based teaching and learning resources for the undergraduate nursing course, IP videoconferencing for rural site students, and has acted as a learning technology mentor.
Dr McGrath has had extensive teaching experience in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered within the School. He currently:
- coordinates year 3 undergraduate courses in Critical Care Nursing and Research in Nursing
- lectures in year 2 courses Acute Care 1 and 2
- lectures in courses in the postgraduate program in Critical care, Emergency and Neuro science.
He has been utilising computers for learning in his courses for many years and pioneered the use of web-based materials for teaching nursing courses at RMIT.
- Doctor of Philosophy (La Trobe University), 2013
- Master of Nursing (Research), RMIT University (Australia), 2000
- Bachelor of Applied Science, Phillip Institute of Technology (Australia), 1990
- Registered Nurse, Nurses Board Victoria, 1979
- Intensive Care certificate, Royal Melbourne Hospital (Australia), 1981
- Renal Nursing Certificate, Royal Melbourne Hospital (Australia), 1983
Credentials granted by professional bodies
- Member, Royal College of Nursing, Australia (MRCNA)
Dr MrGrath holds current membership with the following organisations and institutions:
- Member Royal College of Nursing Australia
- Member Health Informatics Society Australia (HISA)
- Doyle, K.,Sainsbury, K.,Cleary, S.,Parkinson, L.,Vindigni, D.,McGrath, I.,Cruickshank, M. (2017). Happy to help/happy to be here: Identifying components of successful clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students In: Nurse Education Today, 49, 27 - 32
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2017). The Experiences of Clinicians Caring for Older Adults with Dual Diagnosis: An Exploratory Study In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38, 805 - 811
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2016). Prevalence of co-occurring alcohol and other drug use in an Australian older adult mental health service In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25, 151 - 158
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2015). Dual diagnosis in older adults: A review In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36, 104 - 111
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2015). Growing old with ice: a review of the potential consequences of methamphetamine abuse in Australian older adults In: Journal of Addictions Nursing, 26, 93 - 98
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2015). Drugs, alcohol, older adults and mental health In: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 22, 41 - 41
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2015). Problematic alcohol consumption in older adults: why all nurses need to be concerned In: Proceedings 3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2015), Singapore, 29-30 June 2015
- McGrath, I.,Barroclough, S. (2015). Usability and Utility: The missing link in evaluation of Healthcare information systems In: Proceedings 3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2015), Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore, 29-30 June 2015
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2015). An ageing methadone population: A challenge to aged persons' mental health services? In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36, 927 - 931
- Searby, A.,Maude, P.,McGrath, I. (2015). Maturing out, natural recovery, and dual diagnosis: What are the implications for older adult mental health services? In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24, 478 - 484
- Improving patient health outcomes in acute care hospital settings using mobile wireless technology and handheld computers. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2005 Round 2 from (2006 to 2009)
2 PhD Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions