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Dr. Geller is the Principal Owner of Nursing Tutoring Essentials and Nursing Essentially. She is a Dr. in Nursing (PhD: Psychiatric Risk Assessment and Management, GPA 7.0), Registered Nurse, has completed Honors (First Class), Sociologist and a peer reviewer for four major journals and has been for the last 5 years. She was awarded an APA Scholarship to complete her doctoral studies, and tutors privately in enrolled, undergraduate and post graduate nursing topics Australia wide. Her specialty is PhD, Masters, Honours thesis writing support and editorial assistance across the world.

She is also the Director, Canine Behaviourist, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Head Trainer of Canine Essentials with a nationally recognised canine behaviour and training qualification. She trains and independantly assesses Assistance Dogs (with a client base that focuses on mental health animal assisted treatment modalities) and conducts Animal Assisted Therapy sessions (fully insured).

Of particular interest to her is advocacy for health care issues such as the ethical aspects of patient admissions and need for holistic care, assistance animals as a treatment modality, legislative and policy adherence in relation to the use of assistance animals and protecting vulnerable groups in Australia. Her focus of research is in the area of dog-human relations in the context of health, concentrating on assistance animals and mental health. Current: National Police Clearance (includes working with children).

The research expertise of the Principal Owner and Senior Manager Dr. Geller is extensive, widespread and encompasses the following elements that can be utilised in a variety of ways:


  • Disability Discrimination and the laws surrounding the Act.
  • Harassment, Victimisation and the Law.
  • Advocacy
  • Assistance Dogs and the Law.
  • Canine Communication.
  • Debunking Dominance (Canine Theory).
  • Force Free Training.


  • Dog-human relations in the context of health, focusing on assistance animals and mental health.
  • Veterans diagnosed with PTSD and the efficacy of assistance dogs in their mental health care plan.
  • Psychiatric risk assessment and risk management.
  • Physical restraint in aged care.
  • Case Management.
  • Indigenous Health.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Population Groups.

Research Assistance

  • Descriptive Statistics;
  • Thematic Analysis;
  • Systematic Literature Reviews;
  • Focus Groups;
  • Structured / Semi-Structured Interviews;
  • Analysis of Transcripts;
  • Sociological Critique and Investigation;
  • Editing & Proof Reading such as:
    • Journal articles, Manuscripts and Books
    • Research Papers and Conferences
    • Book Reviews
    • Funding Applications
    • Abstracts
    • Chapters
    • Other forms of academic documents, and;
  • Formatting references (EndNote) to university or journal requirements.


  • Nursing.
  • Disability.
  • Health Promotion.
  • Indigenous Health.
  • Risk Theory.

Recent Research Activities


  • Geller, G 2017, ‘Treading the Tricky Terrain of Disclosure’, in McMaster et al (eds), Postgraduate Study in Australia: Surviving and Succeeding, Peter Lang Publishers, New York. [Read a review on this book: “Its Gold!”]
  • Geller, G (2019), ‘Supporting the Dynamic Duo’, in McMaster et al (eds), Disability at the University: A Disabled Students’ Manifesto, Peter Lang Publishers, New York.

Conferences | Presentations

  • Geller, G 2018, ‘Supporting the Dynamic Duo in Healthcare: Preventing traumatisation and traumatisation – force free handling of Assistance Dogs by paramedics’, Flinders University, June.
  • Geller, G 2017, ‘From clinician to consumer: using an Assistance Dog in recovery’, Mental Health and Addiction: Insights for pre-hospital clinicians, Chifley Hotel, March.
  • Geller, G 2016, ‘Assistance Dogs and the Law: Animal Assisted Therapy in Action’, presented at Flinders University, September.

Reviews [Exemplar]

  • Practitioners’ experiences of adolescent suicidal behaviour in peer groups
  • The NICE 10 Minute Physical Restraint Rule: A Discussion of the Relative Risks
  • Violence assessment in people with schizophrenia in a Beijing community: the predictive efficacy of HCR-20 V3

Reviewer for:

  • International Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
    • Impact Factor 1.869
  • Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
    • Impact Factor 1.131
  • International Journal of Health Management and Policy
    • Impact Factor 1.36

Dr. Geller placed in the 91st percentile for verified review contributions on Publons up until May 2017.


  • Geller, G 2008. Bng (Hons) Thesis, Flinders University. FIRST CLASS. GPA 7.0 out of a potential 7.0.
  • Geller, G 2017, Psychiatric risk assessment and management: an exploration of clinical perceptions, knowledges and attitudes existing within the context of risk. Doctor of Philosophy (Psychiatric, Acute Care Nursing and Sociological Discourse) Thesis, Flinders University.  GPA 7.0 out of a potential 7.0.

Publons Year in Review: 2017

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