G 09 SPECIAL SESSION: Evidence of Research Excellence

Wednesday, 24 July 2013: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Description/Overview: 1. Integrated scholarship in Psychiatric Nursing and significant and sustained level of achievement in nursing research I have been rated as an established researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa in 2002, 2007 and again in 2013. I will retain this rating until 2018. I am a tenured professor since 1989. I have received a number of rewards in recognition of my scholarship and sustained level of achievement in nursing research. 2. Distinguished record of publications in nursing and non-nursing peer reviewed journals - Brief description of research outputs I have published 150 articles in nursing and non-nursing peer reviewed journals and five chapters in books. - Discussion of the most relevant peer reviewed articles In this section I will address the most prominent aspects in 10 of my peer reviewed articles selected for this award. 3. Demonstration of sustained organizational or university or external funding I have received funding from the Human sciences Research Council for the research project : Dimensions regarding the Freedom of choice to terminate a pregnancy; from the National Research Foundation for the : Aggression in secondary schools (2002 – 2003) and again from 2004 – 2007. The National Research Foundation further provides annually a research incentive funding from 2008 until 2018 for the project: Aggression in the Southern African society. 4. Evidence of mentorship of novice researchers with demonstrated scholarly outputs I have been supervisor and co-supervisor of 110 successfully completed PhD candidates and 160 completed masters candidates. A large number of these graduates are in senior positions at universities, health services and private sector. Numerous peer reviewed article were published based on the research of these novice researchers. 5. Program of research has a measurable impact on policy and/or has promoted quality and value of service delivery I contributed to research in nursing in South Africa and internationally through my own research projects, research workshops, research supervision of post-graduate candidates and mentoring of colleagues. During the past 12 years my research focus had been on “Aggression in secondary schools and aggression in the Southern African society”. This included the development, implementation and evaluation of psycho-educational programmes to manage aggression and facilitate the mental health of individuals and groups and communities. Numerous psycho-educational models were developed, implemented and evaluated. Further, strategies aimed at addressing various challenges were also some of the outcomes. Qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods approaches and meta-syntheses were utilized in the various research projects. Closing comments
Learner Objective #1: The learner will be able to identify the chain of evidence of research excellence in the body of work of Marie Poggenpoel
Learner Objective #2: The learner will be able to assess their own research and its contribution to nursing science
Organizers:  Marie Poggenpoel, BArtetSci, MSocSc, PhD, Department of Nursing Science, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Moderators:  Louis S. Nadelson, BS, PhD, Education, Boise State, Boise, ID