About Dr Jennifer Hardy

Jennifer is a registered nurse and midwife. She joined the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery early 2009 as a Senior Lecturer, and the Coordinator of Clinical Practice. Her nursing qualifications include certificates in special care neonates, adult intensive care, and clinical teaching. Jennifer has a Diploma in Nurse Education, and an undergraduate degree in science (BSc). She has particular expertise and interest in information and computer literacy. She completed a Master of Health Personnel Education (MHP Ed), which involved researching first year nursing students’ attitudes and skills related to research and computer studies. Her PhD topic was on communication patterns and behaviours of healthcare providers working within a case management model of care (CMMC) and the implications this has for IT. Jennifer’s academic activities have involved research projects both clinically and educationally based, ranging from clinical handover issues (clinical) to the use of simulation as a teaching and learning model using medium and high fidelity mannequins (education). She has national and international conference publications on computing, nursing and education, and has contributed to chapters in three books on these topics. Jennifer areas of expertise are application of information and communication technologies (theories and pedagogy) in nurse education including simulation and e-portfolios



Selected publications

Journals/referred conference publications

McDonald T, Hardy J, Lee C & Kwok C (2008) Implementing technology-based care and management systems for effective aged care outcomes: Issues and recommendations. Health Informatics Society of Australia, HISA 2008 “The person in the centre” Melbourne, 31 August–2 September.

Matejka D, Hardy J & Dennis C (2008) A case study on implementing Portfolios and ePortfolios: more than a learning curve. In Proceedings of Ed-Media 2008, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Vienna, Austria, 30 June–4 July, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Paper ID: 2282

Recent presentations

McDonald T, Hardy J, Lee C & Kwok C (2008) Implementing technology-based care and management systems for effective aged care outcomes: Issues and recommendations. Health Informatics Society of Australia, HISA 2008 “The person in the centre” Melbourne, 31 August–2 September

Saghafi F, Hardy J & Hillege S (2008) New graduate nurses in critical care setting: novices in intensive care unit. Paper presented at 3rd EfCCNa Congress & 27th Aniarti Congress, October 2008, Florence, Italy

Hardy JL, McDonald T, Lee C, Kwok C (2008) Preamble to the development of an integrated information management system in an aged care facility. 17th Annual Health Informatics Conference, March 2008, Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach Sydney

Frotjold A, Hardy J, Hillege S, Guinea S (2008) Embedding High Fidelity Simulators (Sim Man®) with AVS into Nursing Curricula SimTech Conference, Brisbane

Dennis C, Matejka D & Hardy J (2007) Development of a Model to Advance the Uptake of e-Portfolios for Undergraduates in Teacher Education and Registered Nurse Preparation: An Exemplar of Best Practice. Presentation by the School of Education and the School of Nursing at the Beyond the Grade Video Conference, ACU National, Sydney, NSW, 28 November 2007

Hardy JL, Howarth T** & Hyde, G** (2007) Developing and implementing new clinical communication practices: changing the nursing handover. Improving clinical handover: sharing the lessons learnt Change Champions, 25–26 October, Sydney, NSW Australia (presenters: **)

Hardy JL,* Frotjold A & Butler M (2007) NSW Operating Theatre Association – Educators Seminar. Perioperative elective – 3rd Year BN Undergraduates. Sydney, NSW 24 August 2007 ( presenter: *)