• Sharon Latimer

    Senior Research Fellow/Griffith University And Gold Coast Hospital And Health Service

  • Dr Sharon Latimer is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years’ clinical experience. Since 2009, she has taught into the Bachelor of Nursing program at Griffith University and undertaken clinical research. Dr Latimer is a Senior Research Fellow in Patient Safety, in a conjoint position between Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. She completed her PhD in patient participation in pressure injury prevention in 2016 and her other research areas include medication safety and adult education. She has methodological experience in quantitative (surveys, observations), qualitative (interviews) and mixed methods (meta-synthesis). Dr Latimer has been awarded $1.9 million in grant funding and is an Associate Investigator on a NHMRC funded multi-site RCT testing the efficacy of prophylactic sacral dressings in preventing pressure injuries.