Core First Year Advisor, Health Science Programme at LRHS Shepparton Campus. Lecturer in Health Science and Nursing at La Trobe Rural Health School (Core First Year Advisor, Health Science Programme at LRHS Shepparton Campus). The Teaching and Research appointment at La Trobe University requires co-supervision with HDR students to timely completion, with contribution to relevant research-based committees. This contribution is reflected in the work of participation in, and contribution to, research groups, publications and grants with the School of Allied Health, Rehabilitation, Sport and Nutrition.
Current research engages and is reflected in the pending publication: "The use of Electromyography for the assessment of sense of Force: a Test-Retest Reliability Study" (Weerakkody, Nivan; De Noronha, Marcos, Sleeth, Peter; Wiseman, Peter and Jayalath, Lakshmi). The study seeks to determine that EMG as an instrument of measurement in Ankle Proprioception, has reliability of effort perception in ankle dorsi-flexion (with visual feedback and without visual feedback).The study is considered for publication in the Journal of Physiological Measurement. http://iopscience.iop.org/Journal/0967-3334
As part of post-graduate education, I facilitate the Perioperative Nursing component of the Surgical Trauma Course. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons co-operates with the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC) to develop the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course, a three-day course that provides hands-on practical experiences and embedded simulation that focuses on surgical operative technique and surgical decision-making processes. The course provides insight into difficult trauma situations by portraying that with learned techniques of haemorrhage control and the ability to handle major thoracic, cardiac and abdominal injuries, through high fidelity simulation. Jeffries (2005) confirms that: "simulation affords students the opportunity to make connections between concepts through their active engagement in the learning process." http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221413911400002X
HDR Research will engage concepts surrounding resilience of communities in, and around, Sudden Onset Disasters. David Eisenman (Professor in Residence, Department of Community Health Sciences UCLA Fielding School of Public Health) is a foremost authority on Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, and is a mentor in this area of research. My professional and military training is orientated to this area of research and contributes at a national and international level.