Tracey Bucknall PhD, RN. is an Alfred Deakin Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Australia. She holds a joint appointment at Alfred Health as the Director of Nursing Research, Foundational Chair of Clinical Nursing and Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Patient Safety Research-Alfred Health Partnership. She holds Adjunct Professorial appointments at Bangor University, United Kingdom; University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; and Monash University, Australia.
For more than a decade Tracey’s practice specialty was critical care. Since 2005, she has held joint clinical and academic appointments. As a decision scientist she focuses on improving patient safety, augmenting clinical decision-making and integrating research in practice. She has a sustained record of competitive research funding, presented her research nationally and internationally, and published over 200 scholarly publications in decision making and knowledge translation. Her recent awards include the title of Alfred Deakin Professor, the highest academic award granted to Deakin University Professors and a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee.