• Dr Adam Burston

    Lecturer/Australian Catholic University

  • Dr Adam Burston is a Lecturer in Nursing and the Course Coordinator Master of Health Administration at the Australian Catholic University. As a registered nurse for the past 25 years, Adam has an extensive clinical background including aged care and multiple acute care specialties. As an academic Adam has a principal interest in undergraduate nursing education, with interests in the pedagogy of 1st year undergraduate student learning and transition to university, transition to clinical practice for completing students, healthcare ethics and inter-professional clinical practice.
    Adam completed his PhD at The University of Queensland in 2018 exploring the incidence of moral distress in the aged care workforce. Adam has authored/co-authored multiple book chapters on many aspects of acute clinical nursing care and ethical decision making. He has published and presented research on moral distress, inter-professional education, and transitional pedagogy. Current projects include an exploration of the ethical challenges experienced by undergraduate students on overseas clinical placement, the integration of digital learning into clinical simulation for 1st year undergraduate students, and the patient/carer experience of pressure injury.