Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Marijke Mitchell

Congratulations to Marijke Mitchell - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 29 July 2021

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Katrina Williams and Fiona Newall
Advisory Committee: Paul Monagle and Amy Gray

Thesis Title: Using simulation-based education to teach hospital staff how to manage behavioural emergencies in children with autism

Thesis Summary: Behavioural emergencies are increasing globally in paediatric health care settings, including in children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Having a critical mass of well-trained staff who are confident in preventing and managing behavioural emergencies is important. Based on existing data and evidence we designed a simulation training program focussed on managing aggression in children and young people with autism spectrum disorder. Our pilot and feasibility trial indicated that changes in knowledge and skill following training, can be measured.

Date awarded: 29 July 2021

Marijke Mitchell