Consultancy

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Consultancy

Dr. Geller is the Principal Owner of Nursing Essentially and Nursing Tutoring Essentials. She is a Dr. in Nursing (PhD: Psychiatric Risk Assessment & Management – GPA 7.0), a Registered Nurse, has completed Honors (First Class), Sociologist and a peer reviewer for four major journals and has been for the last 8 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 currently works at three sandstone universities across Australia. Work includes:

  • Postgraduate lecturer and marker:
      • Introductory and advanced research.
  • Postgraduate web marker:
      • Mental health nursing.
  • Research analyst:
    • Research projects include:
      • Assistance dog refusals,
      • Critical thinking in midwifery students,
      • IELTS and,
      • Psychometric testing in T1DM postnatal patients.

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 is authorised to train and accredit 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:

Consultancy

  • 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.

Research

  • 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.

Teaching

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

Recent Research Activities

Book Chapters

Geller, G. & Müller, A. (in draft), ‘Assistance dogs and academia: Supporting the dynamic duo: “The New World”’, in Disability and the university: A disabled students’ manifesto, 2nd ed. McMaster, C and Whitburn, B, Peter Lang, New York,.

Research output: Contribution to book › Chapter › editorial review

Geller, G. (2019), ‘Assistance dogs and academia: Supporting the dynamic duo’, in Disability and the university: A disabled students’ manifesto, McMaster, C and Whitburn, B, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 119-127.

Research output: Contribution to book › Chapter › editorial review

Geller, G. (2017), ‘Treading the tricky terrain of disclosure’, in Postgraduate study in Australia: Surviving and succeeding, McMaster, C, et al., Peter Lang, New York, pp. 171-178.

Research output: Contribution to book › Chapter › editorial review

Journal Publications

Pitts, J., Geller, G., & Müller. A, (in draft). What is the experience of carers administering subcutaneous medications to community palliative care patients? An integrative literature review.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › in draft

Steward, J., Geller, G., & Müller. A, (2022). Hyaluronidase use in aesthetic medicine: a review. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing11(1), 6-13.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

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

Theses

  • Geller, G 2008. Bng (Hons) Thesis, Flinders University. FIRST CLASSGPA 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.


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