My tertiary studies incuded psychology and anthropology (University of Otago, BA/Dip Grad), nursing (AUT University, BHSc Nursing; Thames Valley University of London, ENB249; Victoria University of Wellington, MN; current Registered Nurse in NZ & Australia) and tertiary teaching (AUT University, Certificate in Tertiary Teaching). My PhD (AUT University) was a mixed methods program of research focusing on conceptualising intensive care nurse work wellbeing.
I've primarily nursed in cardio-thoracics and tertiary critical care across a range of roles including flight retrieval and associate charge nurse manager - largely at Wellington Regional Hospital ICU. In 2014 I transitioned into a formal teaching role at Auckland University of Technology as a nurse lecturer, then to the University of Melbourne. I maintain a passion for critical care nursing, leadership and management, quality improvement in healthcare, and creating positive workplaces. Closely aligned with this passion for creating positive workplaces is workonwellbeing.com (WOW).
Current Research and Projects
My research and practice interests include critical care nursing, quality in healthcare, student and workplace engagement and motivation, with a particularly focus on wellbeing, positive leadership and positive organisations.
Research in progress:
Research in progress:
- Jarden, R., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (in progress). Paper: General wellbeing prototype analysis.
- Jarden, A., Chin, T., & Jarden, R. (submitted). Book chapter: Assessing wellbeing in school communities.
- Jarden, R., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (in progress). Research: Systematic review and quality appraisal of workers' wellbeing measures.
- Jarden, R., Jarden, A., Weiland, T., Taylor, G., & Gerdtz, M. (Rosemary Bryant Foundation grant; 2019-2020; in progress). Grant: Nurse wellbeing, work wellbeing and mental health.
- Jarden, R., & Jarden, A. Book chapter: A systems pathway to self-care in academia: Me, We, and Us as avenues to integrated long-term self-care.
- Mohanna, Z., Jarden, R., Kusljic, S. (submitted). Paper: Investigation of interventions to reduce nurses' medication errors in adult intensive care units: A systematic review
- Jarden, A., & Jarden, R. (submitted). Book Chapter: Wellbeing systems, processes, and change.
- Aloufi, M., Jarden, R., Gerdtz, M., & Kapp, S. (submitted). Paper: Reducing stress, anxiety and depression in undergraduate nursing students: A systematic review.
- Jarden, RJ, Jarden, A, Weiland, TJ, Taylor, G, Brockenshire, N, Gerdtz, M. Registered nurses’ experiences of psychological well‐being and ill‐being in their first year of practice: A qualitative meta‐synthesis. J Adv Nurs. 2020; 00: 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14667
- Gerdtz, M., Daniel, C., Jarden, R. & Kapp, S. (2020). The use of the Safewards Model in healthcare services. A mixed method scoping review protocol. BMC Systematic Reviews. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039109
Hamling, K., Jarden, R., Jarden, A., & Synard, J. (2020) Epistemological fruit salad: Broadening methodology in positive psychology research to develop contextualised interventions and understandings of well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2020.1789708
- What does a great day at work look like? https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/what-does-a-great-day-at-work-look-like pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/what-does-a-great-day-at-work-look-like
- Health times. (2020). Empowering nurses with Critical Care Essential knowledge. https://healthtimes.com.au/hub/critical-care/21/news/ht1/empowering-nurses-with-critical-care-essential-knowledge/5057/
- Jarden, R., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2019). Conceptual model for intensive care nurse work wellbeing: A qualitative secondary analysis. Nursing in Critical Care. https://doi.org/10.1111/nicc.12485
- Jarden, R. (2019). Conceptualising intensive care nurse work wellbeing: A mixed methods study, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis. https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10292/12584/JardenRJ.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y
- Jarden, R., Narayanan, A., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2019). Bibliometric mapping of intensive care nurses' wellbeing: Development and application of the new iAnalysis model. BMC Nursing, 18(21), 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12912-019-0343-1
- Jarden, R., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2019). Intensive care nurse wellbeing: A systematic review. Australian Critical Care. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.11.068
- Jarden, R., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2018). Intensive care nurse conceptions of wellbeing: A prototype analysis. Nursing in Critical Care, 23(6), 324-331. doi: 10.1111/nicc.12379
- Jarden, R., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2018). Strengthening workplace wellbeing: Perceptions of intensive care nurses. Nursing in Critical Care. doi:10.1111/nicc.12386
- Jarden, R., Sandham, M., Siegert, R., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2018). Systematic review and quality appraisal of workers' wellbeing measures: A protocol. BMC Systematic Reviews, 7(240), 1-5. doi:10.1186/s13643-018-0905-4
- Jarden, R, Sutton-Smith, L, Boulton, C. (2018). Oral intake evaluation in patients following critical illness: An ICU cohort study. Nursing in Critical Care. doi: 10.1111/nicc.12343
- Sutton-Smith, L, & Jarden, R. (2018) Why malnutrition is an issue for more than half of patients in intensive care. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/why-malnutrition-is-an-issue-for-more-than-half-of-patients-in-intensive-care-100880
- Jarden, R., Jarden, A., & Oades, L. (2017). Wellbeing policy in Australia and New Zealand. In M. Slade, L. Oades & A. Jarden. (Eds.), Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health (pp 207-214). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Thin, N., Tarragona, M., Wong, P., Jarden, R., Bartholomaeus, J., & Jarden, A. (2017). Book review for International Journal of Wellbeing. Estes, Richard J., and M. Joseph Sirgy [eds] (2017), The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History. International Journal of Wellbeing, 7(1), 84-91. doi:10.5502/ijw.v7i1.636
- Invited book contribution: Shaw, S., Horne, W., Reid, D., & Reed, K. (2017). A guide to clinical skills for health students. Oxford University Press.
- Invited conference presentation (presented by first author L. Sutton-Smith): ANZICS 2017 conference free paper presentation based on the 2016 publication: Improving the quality of nurse-influenced patient care in the intensive care unit (Sutton & Jarden, 2016).
- Jarden, A., and Jarden, R. (2016). Positive psychological assessment for the workplace. In L Oades et al. (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. doi: 10.1002/9781118977620.ch22
- Sutton, L., & Jarden, R. (2016). Improving the quality of nurse-influenced patient care in the intensive care unit. Nursing in Critical Care. doi: 10.1111/nicc.12266.
- Jarden, A., & Jarden, R. (2015). Applied positive psychology in higher education, (Ch 5). In M. Henning, C. Krägeloh, & G. Wong-Toi (Eds), Student Motivation and Quality of Life in Higher Education. NY: Routledge
- Jarden, R. & Sutton, L. (2015). A practice change initiative to improve the provision of enteral nutrition to intensive care patients. Nursing in Critical Care, 20(5), doi: 10.1111/nicc.12107.
- Jarden, R., & Quirke, S. (2010). Improving safety and documentation in intrahospital transport: Development of an intrahospital transport tool for critically ill patients. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 26(2). 101-107.
- Jarden, R. (2009). Gastric residual volumes in the adult intensive care patient: A systematic review. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Nursing. Victoria University of Wellington. 2008
- Scrimgeour, R. (2008). Development and Implementation of an Intrahospital Transport Record. Poster presentation ANZICS Conference 2008. Retrieved from: http://www.wellingtonicu.com/Data/Presentations/Development%20And%20Implementation%20of%20an%20Intrahospital%20Transport%20Record.pdf