Professor Leanne Monterosso
PhD (Level 1), BN(1st Class Hons), GCert TerTeach,RN, RM, NNT
Joint appointment as Chair of Nursing (Clinical Nursing),
The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)
and St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

Email: Leanne.Monterosso@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0103

Biography
Leanne has been inaugural Chair of Nursing (Clinical Nursing) at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle Campus) and St John of God Hospital Murdoch since 2011. Leanne provides academic and clinical leadership to promote and enable excellence in research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and innovation in nursing and multidisciplinary practice.

In the past 15 years Leanne has held a number of joint appointments. Most recently she held a joint appointment between the Western Australian Cancer and Palliative Care Network, Curtin University/Edith Cowan University (ECU) as Associate Professor of Cancer Nursing. Prior to this Leanne held positions as Associate Professor of Paediatric Healthcare at ECU and Bluey Day Senior Research Fellow at ECU/Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. She also has considerable experience in the tertiary neonatal and paediatric clinical setting since 1983. Prior to her academic roles, Leanne worked extensively as a registered nurse and midwife in neonatal intensive care at King Edward memorial Hospital for Women where she conducted a number of randomised controlled trials of nursing interventions with very low birthweight infants for her Honours and Doctoral degrees.

Leanne has a comprehensive research background and has attracted significant research funding including grants from the ARC, NHMRC and the Canadian Health Institute. She has received numerous research awards including Nurse Researcher of the Year in 2005 from the WA Nurses and Midwives Board and has published widely in peer reviewed journals. Her research interests include cancer, palliative care, neonates, paediatrics, midwifery, clinical ethics and translational research. Leanne’s research findings have influenced clinical practice and policy in neonatal care, cancer and paediatric palliative care.
Teaching Areas
Research
Palliative Care
Research Expertise and Supervision
Areas of research expertise: cancer, survivorship, palliative care, paediatrics, neonatal care, midwifery, quantitative methods
Higher degree supervision: Masters x 10, PhD x 6

 

Research and engagement

Book Chapters
Monterosso L, De Graves S. (2012). Paediatric Palliative Care (3rd ed). In S. Aranda, & S Lee, M. O’Connor (Eds.), Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. Melbourne, VIC: Ausmed Publications.

Monterosso L, De Graves S. (2003). Paediatric Palliative Care. In S. Aranda, & M. O’Connor (Eds.), Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice (341-353). Melbourne, VIC: Ausmed Publications.
Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • Shearer FM, Bailey PM, Hicks BL, Harvey BV, Monterosso L, Ross-Adjie G, Rogers IR. (2014). Why do patients choose to attend a private emergency department? Emergency Medicine Australasia, [Epub 2014 Nov 19].
  • Shearer FM, Rogers I, Monterosso L, Ross-Adjie G, Rogers J. (2014). Understanding emergency department staff needs and perceptions in the provision of Palliative Care. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26, 249-255.
  • Ross-Adjie G, Monterosso L, Bulsara M. Bowel management post major joint arthroplasty: results from a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. Available online 3 July 2014.
  • Davies K, Monterosso L, Bulsara M, Ramelet AS. Clinical indicators for the initiation of endotracheal suction in children: An integrated review. Australian Critical Care. pii: S1036-7314(14)00028-9. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Fenella GJ, Pascoe E, Monterosso L, Young J, Burr C, Tanner A, Shields L. (2013). Parent and staff perceptions of family-centred care in two Australian children’s hospitals. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 1(2), 317-325.
  • Gringart E, Jones B, Helmes E, Jansz J, Monterosso L, Edwards BA. (2012). Negative Stereotyping of Older Nurses Despite Contact and Mere Exposure: The Case of Nursing Recruiters in Western Australia. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 24, 400-416.
  • Foster C, Monterosso L. (2012). The ventilator dependent infant requiring palliative care in the neonatal intensive care unit: A literature review. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 15(1), 8-19.
  • Tanner P, Lindsay G, Kerrison S, Monterosso L. (2011). Prevention of vaginal stenosis after treatment for gynaecological cancer. The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 12(1), 21-27.
  • Davies K, Monterosso L, Leslie G. (2011). Determining standard criteria for endotracheal suctioning in the paediatric intensive care patient: An exploratory study. Australian Critical Care, 27(2), 85-93.
  • Aoun S, Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, McConigley R. (2011). Measuring symptom distress in palliative care: Psychometric properties of the Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS). Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(3), 315-321.
  • McConigley R, Holloway K, Smith J, Halkett G, Keyser J, Monterosso L. (2011). The diagnosis and treatment decisions of cancer patients in rural Western Australia. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, 34(4), E1-E9.
  • Ruanjahn G, Roberts D, Monterosso L. (2010). An exploration of factors influencing adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) among people living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand. AIDS Care, 22(12), 1555-1561.
  • Lobb EA, Kristjanson LJ, Aoun S, Monterosso L, Halkett G, Davies A. (2010). Predictors of complicated grief: A systematic review of empirical studies. Death Studies, 34(8), 673-698.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Phillips M. (2009). The supportive and palliative care needs of Australian families of children who die from cancer. Palliative Medicine, 23(6), 526-536.
  • Platt V, Plaster M, Jenkin R, Sykes J, Young K, Jackson K, Broderick C, Cooper A, Monterosso L. (2008). Development of the Western Australia Cancer Nurse Coordination Service. The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 9(1), 17-21.
  • Zilembo M, Monterosso L. (2008). Towards a conceptual framework for preceptorship in the clinical education of undergraduate nursing students. Contemporary Nurse, 30(1), 89-94.
  • Zilembo M, Monterosso L, Metcalfe H. (2008). Nursing students’ perceptions of desirable leadership qualities in nurse preceptors: A descriptive study. Contemporary Nurse, 27(2), 194-206.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ. (2008). Supportive and palliative care needs of families of children who die from cancer: An Australian study. Palliative Medicine, 22(1), 59-69.
  • Malata A, Hauck Y, Monterosso L, McCaul K. (2007). Development and evaluation of a childbirth education programme for Malawian women. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 60(1), 67-78.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Phillips M, Aoun S. (2007). Supportive and palliative care needs of families of children with life-threatening illnesses in Western Australia: Evidence to guide the development of a palliative care service. Palliative Medicine, 21(8), 689-696.
  • Fenwick J, Butt J, Downie J, Monterosso L, Wood J. (2006). Priorities for midwifery research in Perth, Western Australia: A Delphi study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12(2), 78-93.
  • Decinque N, Monterosso L, Dadd G, Sidhu R, Lucas R, Aoun S. (2006). Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: Experience of bereaved parents. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 24(2), 65-83.
  • Lobb E, Kristjanson LJ, Aoun S, Monterosso L. (2006). An overview of complicated grief terminology and diagnostic criteria. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Death & Dying, 9(2), 28-32.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ. (2006). Content validity and reliability testing of the FIN-PED II: A tool to measure care needs of parents of children with cancer. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 14(1), 31-44.
  • Woodgate RL, Clark J, Gibson F, Hallström I, Kline N, Monterosso L, et al. (2005). Development of an International Pediatric Oncology Research Network: Setting the stage for international collaborative psychosocial-behavioral research. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 45(4), 400.
  • Wright D, Fenwick J, Stephenson P, Monterosso L. (2005). Speculum self-insertion: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14(9), 1098-1111.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Sly P, Mulcahy M, Holland BG, Grimwood S, et al. (2005). The role of the Neonatal intensive care nurse in decision making: Advocacy involvement in ethical decisions and communication. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 11(3), 108-117.
  • Corcoran E, Pollock A, Stoddart N, Monterosso L. (2005). The role of chlorhexidine in staphyloccal aureus prophylaxis. Neonatal Nursing and Child Health, 8(2), 13-18.
  • Decinque N, Monterosso L., Dadd G, Sidhu R, Lucas R. (2004). Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: Practice characteristrics of Australia and New Zealand paediatric oncology units. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 40(3), 131-135.
  • Dadd L, McMinn P, Monterosso L. (2003). Protective isolation in hemopoietic stem cell transplants: A review of the literature and single institution experience. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 20(6), 293-300.
  • Monterosso L, Young J, Morey S. (2003). Relocation information needs of lung transplant recipients and carers. Journal of the Transplant Nurses Association Inc, 12(2), 16-22.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Cole J, Evans SF. (2003). Effect of postural supports on neuromotor function in very preterm infants to term equivalent age. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39(3), 197-205.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Cole J. (2002). Neuromotor development and the physiological effects of positioning in very low birth weight infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynaecological and Neonatal Nursing, 31(2), 138-146.
  • Monterosso L, Dadd G, Ranson K, Toye C. (2001). Priorities for paediatric cancer nursing research in Western Australia: A Delphi study. Contemporary Nurse, 11(2-3), 142-152.
  • Monterosso L, Evan SF, Cole J, Kristjanson LJ. (1999). Effect of nappy liners on temperature stability in very preterm infants. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 35(4), 363-366.
  • Monterosso L, Coenen A, Percival P, Evans SF. (1995). Effect of a postural support nappy on flattened posture of the lower extremities in very preterm infants. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 31(4), 350-354.
  • Monterosso L, Coenen A, Percival P, Evans SF. (1995). Effect of a postural support nappy on flattened posture of the lower extremities in very preterm infants. Pediatrics – Citations and Comments on Important Articles, 8(4), 113.
Refereed Conference Papers
  • Gallagher O, Saunders R, Tambree K, Alliex S, Monterosso L, Naglazas Y. (2014). Nursing student experiences of death and dying during a palliative care clinical placement: Teaching and learning implications, Transformative, innovative and engaging: 23rd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, Perth, Western Australia, 23, pp. e1-10.
Non-Refereed Journals
  • Monterosso L. (2014). The Palliative Proposition. Staff reveal palliative-care opinions in survey. Nursing Review, Issue 11, December.
  • Monterosso L. (2008). Palliative care and young people. Australian Nursing Journal, 15(8), 35.
  • Monterosso L, Coenen A, Percival P, Evans SF. (1995). Prevention of flattened posture in the very preterm. Paediatric Special Group. Australian Physiotherapy Association, 1, 2-3.
  • Monterosso L. (1994). New nappy solves posture problem. Australian Nursing Journal, 2(3), 13.
Published Abstracts
  • Monterosso L, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Platt V, Berg M. (2011). Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role [Abstract]. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 7(Supp 4).
  • Monterosso L, Platt V, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Berg M. (2010). Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role [Abstract]. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 6(Supp 3).
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Sawyer S, Yates P, et al. (2007). The supportive and palliative care needs of families of children who die from cancer: an Australian study [Abstract]. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 3(Supp 1).
  • Monterosso L, Coenen A, Percival P, Evans SF. (1998). Effect of a postural support nappy on flattened posture of the lower extremities in very preterm infants [Abstract]. Compendium of Research Abstracts - National Association of Neonatal Nurses, USA.
Reports
  • Monterosso L, Young K. (2014). Physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of adult patients diagnosed with a haematological malignancy following diagnosis and during the treatment trajectory: an exploratory study. University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA
  • Williams AM, Allen J, Zeps N, Pienaar C, Bulsara C, Monterosso L. (2013). Biobanking: Developing the Process of Consent to Donate Tissue for Research Purposes. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA.
  • Monterosso L, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Platt, V. (2012). Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role. Final Report. Health Department of Western Australia; Western Australian Cancer and Palliative Care Network.
  • Yates P, Monterosso L. (2011). An Evaluation of the QLD Statewide Cancer Care Coordination Program. Final Report. Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation (ihbi), Queensland.
  • Gringart E, Jones B, Janz J, Monterosso L, Helmes E. (2009). Attitudes of employers and older nurses to prolonged working life in the nursing profession in Western Australia. Perth, Australia: Centre for Social Research, Edith Cowan University.
  • Kristjanson LJ, Lobb E, Aoun S, Monterosso, L. (2006). A systematic review of the literature on complicated grief. Edith Cowan University, Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care. Publisher: Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ. (2005). An Australian analysis of the palliative and supportive care needs of children dying from cancer and their families. (ISBN: 0-1298-0606-5). Churchlands: Edith Cowan University, Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Phillips M, Macpherson R, Watson M. (2005). Paediatric palliative and supportive care. Caring for life: The needs of children and families in Western Australia (ISBN: 0-7298-0605-7). Churchlands: Edith Cowan University, Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care.
  • Monterosso L. (2001). Interim report for reference group to review recommendation from NHMRC report 1998 on services offered by midwives. Perth: Health Department of Western Australia.
Conference Papers
  • Patient-reported experience of care by prostate cancer specialist nursing service. Liu W-H, Langbecker D, Carnew L, Sykes J, Monterosso L, Aranda S, Roos I, Yates P. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting/2014 World Cancer Congress, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia, (December 2014) (poster presentation).
  • Did the implementation of a prostate cancer specialist nursing service reduce unmet supportive care needs amongst carers? Sykes J, Monterosso L, Aranda S, Roos I, Liu W-H, Langbecker D, Carnew L, Yates P. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting/2014 World Cancer Congress, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia, (December 2014) (poster presentation).
  • Qualitative analysis of interviews with men with prostate cancer: understanding the impact of a prostate cancer specialist nursing intervention on the post-treatment experience. Carnew L, Langbecker D, Liu W-H, Sykes J, Monterosso L, Aranda S, Roos I, Yates P. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting/2014 World Cancer Congress, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia, (December 2014) (oral presentation).
  • Integrative Literature Review of the Tools used to assess the Informational and Practical Needs of Acute Leukaemia and Lymphoma Survivors. Taylor K, Monterosso L. World Cancer Conference, Melbourne, (December 2014) (e-poster and presentation).
  • A population study of the severity of symptoms and their correlates among 1127 men treated for prostate cancer in the Australian healthcare setting. Sykes J, Monterosso L, Aranda S, Graves N, Roos I, Liu W-H, Langbecker D, Carnew L, Yates P. World Cancer Congress, Melbourne, (December 2014).
  • Integrative Literature Review of the Tools used to assess the Informational and Practical Needs of Acute Leukaemia and Lymphoma Survivors. Taylor K, Monterosso L. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, (December 2014) (poster presentation).
  • Living with Multiple Myeloma: A Focus Group Study of Concerns and Unmet Needs. Monterosso L, Platt V, Joske D, Musiello T, Bulsara C, Taylor K. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, (December 2014) (poster presentation).
  • Understanding Lymphoma and Leukaemia Survivors’ Concerns: A Focus Group Study. Monterosso L, Platt V, Joske D, Musiello T, Bulsara C, Taylor K. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, (December 2014) (poster presentation).
  • Orthopaedic bowel management post major joint arthroplasty: results from a randomised controlled trial. Ross-Adjie G, Monterosso L, Bulsara M. 7th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Perth, WA, Australia, (November 2014).
  • Evaluating the team nursing model of care: a pilot study. Harris S, Monterosso L, Ross-Adjie G. 7th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Perth, WA, Australia, (November 2014).
  • Palliative care: understanding staff needs and perceptions. Monterosso L, Ross-Adjie G, Rogers I, Shearer F, Rogers J. 7th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Perth, WA, Australia, (November 2014).
  • Living with multiple myeloma: a focus group study of concerns and unmet needs. Monterosso L. Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Research (IHRR), Annual Research Seminar, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA, (November 2014).
  • Integrative Literature Review of the Tools used to assess the Informational and Practical Needs of Acute Leukaemia and Lymphoma Survivors. Taylor K, Monterosso L. Annual Scientific HAA (Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis) Annual Meeting, Perth, (October 2014) (poster presentation).
  • Impact of a prostate cancer specialist nursing program on men’s experiences of in-hospital care. Sykes J, Monterosso L, Aranda S, Graves N, Roos I, Liu W-H, Langbecker D, Carnew L, Yates P. International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN), Panama City, Panama, (September 2014).
  • Understanding lymphoma and leukemia survivors’ concerns: A focus group study. Monterosso L, Platt V, Joske D. International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN), Panama City, Panama, (September 2014).
  • Living with multiple myeloma: A focus group study of concerns and unmet needs. Platt V, Monterosso L, Joske D, Musiello T, Taylor KM. International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN), Panama City, Panama, (September 2014).
  • Reduced unmet supportive care needs after implementation of a prostate cancer specialist nursing service. Sykes J, Monterosso L, Aranda S, Graves N, Roos I, Liu W-H, Langbecker D, Carnew L, Yates P. Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia, (August/September 2014).
  • Postnatal psychosocial screening and referral: implementation of a new model at a private Western Australian Hospital. Bradshaw S, Monterosso L, Austin MP, Neale K. 30th Triennial Congress, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Prague, Czech Republic, (June 2014).
  • Consent for the Donation of Surplus Surgical Tissue for Research: ‘The furthest thing from my mind’. Zeps N, Allen J, Williams A, Pienaar C, Bulsara C, Monterosso L. Australasian Ethics Network Conference, Fremantle, WA, (November 2013).
  • Understanding Emergency Department staff needs and perceptions in the provision of palliative care. Rogers I, Monterosso L, Shearer F, Ross-Adjie G. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine 30th Annual Scientific Meeting (ACEM), Adelaide, SA, (November 2013).
  • Consent for Biobanking is ‘No big deal’ Compared to the Diagnosis of Cancer. Allen J, Zeps N, Pienaar C, Bulsara C, Monterosso L. Cancer Council Western Australia’s 8th State Cancer Conference, Perth, WA, (October 2013).
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Jordan: Using Education to Create a Ripple of Change. Hamadneh SH, Williams AM, Smith G, Monterosso L. The Australian College of Children & Young People’s Nurses Conference (ACCYPN), held in association with the 4th International Congress on Paediatric Nursing, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia, (August 2013).
  • The ventilator dependent infant requiring palliative care in the neonatal intensive care unit: A literature review. Foster C, Monterosso L. The Australian College of Children & Young People’s Nurses Conference (ACCYPN), held in association with the 4th International Congress on Paediatric Nursing, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia, (August 2013).
  • Developing a Private Hospital Research Agenda for Nursing and Midwifery: An Exploratory Study. Monterosso L, Ross-Adjie G. 6th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing. Perth, WA, (November 2012).
  • The effect of an evidence-based bowel protocol on time taken to return to normal bowel function in major joint replacement patients. Ross-Adjie G, Monterosso L. Institute for Health & Rehabilitation Research, Annual Research Seminar. University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, WA, (November 2012).
  • Nursing student experiences of death & dying during a palliative care clinical placement. Hill O, Tambree K, Saunders R, Alliex S, Monterosso L. The 2012 Western Australian Palliative Care Conference, Perth, WA. (2012).
  • Evidence based care planning: taking NSAP and PCOC to the bedside. Morrison L, North S, Johnson C, Pidgeon T, Jones M, Harris E, Monterosso L. The 2012 Western Australian Palliative Care Conference, Perth, WA. (2012).
  • Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role. Monterosso L, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Platt V. 17th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, International Society of Nurses (ICCN), Prague, Czech Republic. (2012).
  • Survivors Experiences on Completion of Chemotherapy (poster). Platt V, Monterosso L, Williams A. 17th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, International Society of Nurses (ICCN), Prague, Czech Republic, (2012).
  • From Clinical audit to multi-centre trial: closing the gaps on orthopaedic bowel management. Ross-Adjie G, Monterosso L, Bulsara M. National Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Clinical Leadership, Joanna Briggs Institute, Adelaide, SA, (August 2012).
  • Meet the experts: The future of cancer nursing research. Monterosso L. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, 14th Winter Congress, Sydney. NSW, (2011).
  • Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role. Monterosso L, Platt V, Krishnasamy M, Yates P. Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, WA, (2011).
  • Differences in health professionals perceptions of family-centred care in two Australian children’s hospitals. Gill F, Pascoe E, Monterosso L, Young J, Shields L. 36th Australian & New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care and the 17th Annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, Brisbane, Queensland. (2011).
  • Parent and staff perceptions of family-centred care in two Australian children’s hospitals. Gill F, Pascoe E, Monterosso L, Young J, Burr C, Tanner A, Shields L. 1st Australian College Children’s and Young People’s Nurses Conference, Sydney, NSW. (2011).
  • Parent and staff perceptions of family-centred care in two Australian children’s hospitals. Gill F, Pascoe E, Monterosso L, Young J, Burr C, Tanner A, Shields L. International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Perth, WA. (2011).
  • Parent and staff perceptions of family-centred care in two Australian children’s hospitals. Gill F, Pascoe E, Monterosso L, Young J, Burr C, Tanner A, Shields L. 6th World Congress Paediatric Critical Care, Sydney, NSW. (2011).
  • Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role. Monterosso L, Platt V, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Berg M. Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, Melbourne. (2010).
  • Parent and staff perceptions of family-centred care in two Australian children’s hospitals. Gill F, Shields L, Monterosso L, Pascoe E, Young J, Tanner A, Burr C. Child and Adolescent Health Research Symposium, Perth, WA. (2010).
  • Parent and staff perceptions of family-centred care in two Australian children’s hospitals. Gill F, Shields L, Monterosso L, Pascoe E, Young J, Tanner A, Burr C. Research and Advances, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, (2010).
  • The paediatric palliative care-symptom assessment tool (ppc-sat) for children with non-malignant conditions receiving palliative care. Dowden SJ, Monterosso L. Research and Advances, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, (2010).
  • Palliative and bereavement care guidelines for children who die from cancer and their families: an evaluation of parent perceptions and clinical management. Barten I, Cole C, Monterosso L, Phillips M, Berg M. Research and Advances, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, (2010).
  • Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role: Perceptions of the coordinators. Monterosso L, Platt V, Krishnasamy M, Yates V. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 13th Winter Congress. Perth, WA. (2010).
  • Recommendations and guidelines for the establishment and development of rural chemotherapy units in Western Australia. Henneker C, Platt V, Monterosso L, Godbold R, Davidson C, Keyser J, Newsome L, Murray A, Holt M, Mooney K. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 13th Winter Congress. Perth, WA. (2010).
  • Chemotherapy administration in rural WA. King A, Platt V, Monterosso L. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 13th Winter Congress. Perth, WA. (2010).
  • Reflective practice: A tool for decreasing stress and burnout amongst oncology nurses. Wilcox S, Boer J, Patton L, Vernon M, Monterosso L. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 13th Winter Congress. Perth, WA. (2010).
  • How to write an abstract. Jenkin R, Hyde S, Patton L, Gibson S, Monterosso L, Knight L, McKiernan S, Fosbery A, Platt V, McCarthy B, Stott R. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 13th Winter Congress. Perth, WA. (2010).
  • Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role. Monterosso L, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Platt V. 16th International Cancer Care Nurses Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (2010).
  • Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role: Phase 1. Monterosso L, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Platt V. Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. Gold Coast. (2009).
  • Determining endotracheal suctioning criteria for the ventilated paediatric intensive care patient. Davies K, Monterosso L, Leslie G. 10th Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine; 63rd Congress of the Italian Society of Anaesthesia; 6th Annual congress of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses & International Meeting of the World Federation of Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. Florence, Italy. (2009).
  • Determining endotracheal suctioning criteria for the ventilated paediatric intensive care patient. Davies K, Monterosso L, Leslie G. ANZICS (Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society) and ACCCN (Australian College of Critical Care Nurses) Annual Scientific Meeting. Perth (2009).
  • Improving Medication Adherence in Patients Commencing Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in Northern Thailand. Ruanjahn G, Roberts D, Monterosso L. 1st International Conference on Health Services Delivery Management, Thailand (2009).
  • An Exploration of Factors Influencing Adherence to Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand. Ruanjahn G, Roberts D, Monterosso L. The International Conference 2008: Health and the changing world. Bangkok, (2008).
  • The supportive and palliative care needs of families of children who die from cancer: an Australian study. Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Sawyer S, Yates P, et al. Cancer Nursing Society of Australia 10th Winter Congress, Melbourne, Victoria. (2007).
  • The Western Australian analysis of supportive and palliative care needs of families of children with a life threatening or chronic illness. Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Phillips MJ. European Association of Palliative Care, Budapest (2007).
  • The supportive and palliative care needs of children with cancer and their families: An Australian study. Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ. European Association of Palliative Care, Budapest (2007).
  • Complicated Grief: A systematic review of the literature. Lobb EA, Kristjanson LJ, Aoun S, Monterosso L. Palliative Care WA Conference, Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Perth (2006). Complicated Grief: A systematic review of the literature. Lobb EA, Kristjanson LJ, Aoun S, Monterosso L. Research and Advances, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth (2006).
  • The Western Australian Analysis of Supportive and Palliative Care Needs of Families of Children with a Life Threatening or Chronic Illness. Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ. University of the Agean, Rhodes (2006).
  • Caring for Life: The Supportive and Palliative Care Needs of Western Australian Families of Children with life Threatening Illnesses. 5th State Cancer Nursing Conference, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle (2005).
  • Western Australian Analysis of Palliative and Supportive Care Needs of Families of Children with Life Threatening Illnesses. Princess Margaret Grand Round (2005).
  • Western Australian Analysis of Palliative and Supportive Care Needs of Families of Children with Cancer. Research and Advances, Princess Margaret Hospital (2004).
  • Western Australian Analysis of Palliative and Supportive Care Needs of Families of Children with Cancer. Research and Advances, Palliative Care WA (2004).
  • Advocacy and Involvement of Paediatric Oncology Nurses in Clinical and Ethical Decision Making. Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology and Oncology Group Conference, Hyatt Regency, Coollum (2004).
  • An Australian Analysis of the Supportive and Palliative Care Needs of Australian Families whose Children Die from Cancer. Research and Advances, Princess Margaret Hospital (2004).
  • The Role of Paediatric Oncology Nurses and Ethical Decision Making: Advocacy, Professionalism and Clinical Judgment. Palliative Care WA Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency (2003).
  • Paediatric Oncology Nurses and Ethical Decision Making: Advocacy, Professionalism and Clinical Judgment. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia. Olympic Park, Sydney (2003).
  • The Role of Neonatal Nurses in Ethical Decision Making. 7th Annual Australian & New Zealand Perinatal Congress, Hobart (2003). Neonatal Nurses: Perceptions of Advocacy and Ethical Decision Making. Research and Advances Seminar, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth (2002).
  • Neonatal Nurses and Ethical Decision Making: Advocacy, Professionalism and Clinical Judgement. Research and Advances Seminar, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth (2002).
  • Bereavement Needs of Parents whose Child has Died from Cancer. Cancer Nursing Society of Australia Annual Conference, Canberra (2002).
  • Hospital Based Bereavement Support Needs of Parents whose Child has Died from Cancer. Australian and New Zealand Children’s Cancer Study Group Conference, Adelaide (2002).
  • Paediatric cancer and palliative care nursing research priorities in Western Australia: A Delphi Study. 33rd International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Brisbane (2001).
  • Paediatric cancer and palliative care nursing research priorities in Western Australia. Cancer Nursing Society of Australia Annual Conference, Melbourne (2001).
  • Families’ Support Needs: Development and Testing of a Hospital Based Bereavement Support Programme. 2nd Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Edmonton Canada, (2001).
  • Hospital Based Bereavement Support for Parents and their Families Following the Death of a Child from Cancer. Conference 2000 – Palliative Care WA Inc., Perth, (2000).
  • Postural Nursing Interventions for Very Preterm Infants. Sixth Nursing Practice Conference, Adelaide, (2000).
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses Involvement in Ethical Decision Making of Critically Ill Neonates. West Australian Neonatal Nurses Association Seminar, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, (2000).
  • Effect of Postural Nursing Interventions on the Development of Posture in Very Preterm Infants Nursed Prone in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Innovative practice in Women’s and Children’s Health – Seminar Day for Nurses and Midwives, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, (1999).
  • Positioning Preterm Infants. Rising Stars Symposium. Women and Infants Research Foundation, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, (1999).
  • Effect of Postural Nursing Interventions on the Development of Posture in Very Preterm Infants Nursed Prone in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 3rd International Neonatal Nursing Conference, Harrogate, UK. (1999).
  • Effect of Postural Supports on Postural Alignment and Neuromotor Function in Very Preterm Infants Nursed Prone. Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand 3rd Annual Congress. Melbourne, (1999).
  • Tracheostomy Care in Children nursed in Australian Paediatric Hospitals. Inaugural Meeting of Australian Paediatric Teaching Hospitals Tracheostomy Nursing Care Interest Group. Adelaide, (1998).
  • Effect of Nappy Liners on Temperature Regulation in Infants <31 Weeks. National Association of Neonatal Nurses 14th Annual National Meeting. Cincinnati, USA (1998).
  • Assessment of Postural Alignment of the Shoulders and Hips Following Very Preterm Birth. Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand 2nd Annual Congress. Alice Springs, (1998).
  • Effect of Nappy Liners on Temperature Regulation in Infants <31 Weeks. Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand 1st Annual Congress. Perth, WA (1997).
  • Use of Postural Supports in Very Preterm Infants. Australian Neonatal Nurses Association Annual Conference, Fremantle, (1997).
  • Use of Postural Support Nappies in Infants <31 Weeks for the Prevention of “Flattened Posture”. National Association Neonatal Nurses 12th Annual International Meeting, Nashville, USA. (1996).
  • Presentation PhD Proposal – Postgraduate Seminar, Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, (1996).
  • Prevention of ‘Flattened Posture” in Very Preterm Infants. Edith Cowan University 10th Anniversary Nursing Research Conference, Churchlands, (1995).
  • Expanding Nursing Horizons - Presentation of Honours Nursing Thesis. Sir Charles Gardner Hospital 5th Annual Nursing Conference, Radisson Observation City, Perth, (1994).
  • Effect of Postural Support Nappies on ‘Flattened Posture’ in Infants <31 Weeks Gestation. The Adventure of Nursing Practice through Research. Sigma Theta Tau/Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Congress - A Brave New World. University of Sydney, (1994).
  • Effect of Postural Support Nappies on ‘Flattened Posture’ in Very Preterm Infants. Australian Perinatal Society, Sydney, (1994).
Speaker Oration
  • Nursing and Midwifery research: Changing practice and changing lives. 3rd Nursing and Midwifery Oration Series. Department of Health Western Australia, UNDA and St John of God Healthcare. St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Perth, WA (15 November, 2012).
Keynote Speaker
  • Fatigue in Children and Adolescents with Cancer. Keynote Address for Nurses Day. Australian and New Zealand Children’s Cancer Study Group Conference, Sydney, NSW (2001).
Invited Speaker
  • Cancer Care Coordination Professional Development Day: Updating this Key Role. CNSA Winter Congress, Brisbane, QLD (2013).
  • Cancer Care Coordination – Progress, Achievements and future directions. Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, WA (2011).
  • Meet the Experts Workshop, Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 14th Winter Congress, Sydney (2011).
  • The Palliative and Supportive Care Needs of Western Australian Children and their families. Children’s Hospice International 18th Congress, Singapore (2007).
  • Evolution of a New Career Path in Nursing: The Specialist Nurse Researcher in Paediatric Oncology and Palliative Care. Australian and New Zealand Children’s Cancer Study Group Conference, Sydney, NSW (2001).
In the Media
Newspapers
  • Fremantle Gazette, July 9, 2013. “Western Australian at Large Honor Society of Nursing inductees”
  • Cockburn Gazette, June 4, 2013. “Research aims to help women after cancer”
  • Fremantle Gazette, June 4, 2013. “Research aims to help women after cancer”
  • Melville Times, May 21, 2013. “Research Centre opens at St John of God Murdoch”
  • The Record. The Parish. The Nation. The Word. June 8, 2011. “New Midwifery course at University of Notre Dame. “Inaugural UNDA Nursing Chair promotes research, clinical links”
  • Western Suburbs Weekly, June 14, 2005. “Call to care for carers”
  • Subiaco Post, Community News, May 28, 2005. “Top researcher is from ECU”
  • The West Australian, March 22, 2004. “Child cancer survivors get help for the future”
  • The West Australian, April 12, 2000. “Early babies can walk tall”
  • West Australian, Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, March 1994.
Newsletters
  • Murdoch Monthly, (St John of God Murdoch Hospital), July 2013. “Palliative Care Study”
  • Murdoch Messenger, (St John of God Murdoch Hospital), Autumn 2013. “Searching for Answers at Murdoch”
  • Murdoch Messenger, (St John of God Murdoch Hospital), Summer 2012. “Murdoch hosts Nursing & Midwifery Oration Series”
  • Murdoch Messenger, (St John of God Murdoch Hospital), Winter 2012. “New Centre for Nursing & Midwifery”
  • Murdoch Messenger, (St John of God Murdoch Hospital), Winter 2011. “Patients the big winners in Chair of Nursing appointment”
  • Newsletter, Faculty of Communications, Health & Science, Edith Cowan University. Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2000. Prize giving, “Faculty Research Medal”
  • Research Contact, Publication of the Graduate School, Division of Research & Advancement, Edith Cowan University. Volume 12, No.2, May 2000. “University Research Medal Winner”
  • Gazette, Staff Newsletter of Edith Cowan University. Volume 11, No.4, May 2000. “Receiving Faculty Research Medal, University Research Medal, Doctorate of Philosophy”
Magazines
  • The Health Scoop, (The Career and Education Magazine for Health Professionals), “Improving Health Outcomes for Cancer Survivors”, 27 May 2013, Issue10
Electronic Media
  • University of Notre Dame, Australia. Media release, 10 May 2013: “Notre Dame collaboration to deliver improved health outcomes for cancer survivors”
Radio
  • ABC Perth Liam Bartlett’s Morning Program, April 2005 (with Director General WA Health Department)
  • ABC Regional, March 2003 (Kalgoorlie and Kimberley Stations)
  • Curtin Radio Station, March 2000
Television
  • Channel 2, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10 News Perth, April 2005
  • Channel 9 News Perth, February 1994, 2000
Professional Affiliations
Fellow, Australian College of Nursing.
Nursing Leader, Western Australian at-Large Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Primary Care Cancer Collaboration Trials Group (PC4) Survivorship & Shared Care Scientific Working Group Member
Primary Care Cancer Collaboration Trials Group (PC4), Palliative Care Scientific Working Group Committee Member
Primary Care Cancer Collaboration Trials Group (PC4), Survivorship & Shared Care Scientific Working Group Member
Primary Care Cancer Collaboration Trials Group (PC4), PC4 Scientific Advisory Committee
Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Care Coordination Research Group
Cancer Nursing Society Nursing Research Committee, Chair
VARIO Health Institute, Edith Cowan University
Australian & New Zealand Urogenital & Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP)
Palliative Care Society of Australia (PCA)
Cancer Nursing Society of Australia (CNSA)
Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
he Australian College of Children and Young People's Nurses (ACCYPN)
Alumni Association, Edith Cowan University
Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand
Community Engagement
Volunteer, Red Cross Soup Patrol
Volunteer, Santos Bike Ride (Social Outreach: St John of God Horizon House and Hope for Children)
Awards
  • Inducted into the Western Australian at Large Honor Society of Nursing (2013)
  • Nursing Oration, St John of God Bunbury Hospital/WA Country Health/Edith Cowan University (2013)
  • 3rd Nursing and Midwifery Oration, Department of Health Western Australia/University of Notre Dame Australia/St John of God Healthcare (2012)
  • International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ICCN), 17th International Conference, Best Poster (Masters Student Violet Platt: Supervisor) (2012)
  • 20 Year Service – Princess Margaret Hospital (2008)
  • Long Service Award in Recognition of 20 years Service – King Edward Memorial Hospital (2008)
  • Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 11th Winter Congress, Best Poster (2008)
  • JD Clarkson Scholarship, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (2007)
  • Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Travel Scholarship (2006)
  • Nurse Researcher of the Year, Nurses and Midwifery Board of Western Australia (2005)
  • Bluey Day Funding Recipient (2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Lady Court Scholarship, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (2002)
  • Cancer Nursing Society of Australia Travel Grant (2002)
  • Edith Cowan University Medal for the Most Outstanding Masters or Doctoral Thesis (2000)
  • Edith Cowan University Faculty of Communications, Health and Science Research Medal for the Most Outstanding Masters or Doctoral Thesis (2000)
  • Fellow, Australian College of Nursing (1998)
  • Australian Postgraduate Scholarship (1998)
  • Nursing Research Fellowship Award, Nurses Board of Western Australia (1998)
  • Higher Education Scholarship Contribution Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship (1994 – 1998)
  • Best Presentation in the Discipline of Neonatal Nursing – 1st Annual Congress of Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand (1997)
  • Certificate of Appreciation – In Recognition of Professional Achievement in Nursing and Midwifery Practice at King Edward Memorial Hospital (1997)
  • Honorary Research Fellow of the Women and Infants Research Foundation (1996)
  • Best Presentation in the Discipline of Nursing & Midwifery – 12th Annual Congress of the Australian Perinatal Society (1994)
  • Hospital Benefit Fund Prize for Most Outstanding Honours Thesis in Nursing (1994)
  • Dorothy Clarke Paediatric Nursing Prize for Most Outstanding Honours or Masters Thesis in a Field Related to Paediatrics (1994)
Other
Career Funding

$6,285,829.00

Reports
  • Monterosso L, Young K. (2014). Physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of adult patients diagnosed with a haematological malignancy following diagnosis and during the treatment trajectory: an exploratory study. University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA
  • Williams AM, Allen J, Zeps N, Pienaar C, Bulsara C, Monterosso L. (2013). Biobanking: Developing the Process of Consent to Donate Tissue for Research Purposes. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA.
  • Monterosso L, Krishnasamy M, Yates P, Platt, V. (2012). Evaluation of the Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Role. Final Report. Health Department of Western Australia; Western Australian Cancer and Palliative Care Network.
  • Yates P, Monterosso L. (2011). An Evaluation of the QLD Statewide Cancer Care Coordination Program. Final Report. Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation (ihbi), Queensland.
  • Gringart E, Jones B, Janz J, Monterosso L, Helmes E. (2009). Attitudes of employers and older nurses to prolonged working life in the nursing profession in Western Australia. Perth, Australia: Centre for Social Research, Edith Cowan University.
  • Kristjanson LJ, Lobb E, Aoun S, Monterosso, L. (2006). A systematic review of the literature on complicated grief. Edith Cowan University, Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care. Publisher: Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ. (2005). An Australian analysis of the palliative and supportive care needs of children dying from cancer and their families. (ISBN: 0-1298-0606-5). Churchlands: Edith Cowan University, Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care.
  • Monterosso L, Kristjanson LJ, Phillips M, Macpherson R, Watson M. (2005). Paediatric palliative and supportive care. Caring for life: The needs of children and families in Western Australia. (ISBN: 0-7298-0605-7). Churchlands: Edith Cowan University, Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care.
  • Monterosso L. (2001). Interim report for reference group to review recommendation from NHMRC report 1998 on services offered by midwives. Perth: Health Department of Western Australia.