Dr Lori Delaney

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Lori is an experienced intersive care nurse who has worked in a range of Intensive Care environments, and with an interest in advance mechancial ventilation, ECMO and VAD management. She completed her PhD in 2023, which investigated sleep monitoring techniques and sleep distruabnce among ICU patients, and impact of the clinical environment. Lori is the program lead in nursing at the University of Queensland and has an interest in how emerging technologies can be leveraged in nursing education and clinical simulation to enhance nursing students knowledge and critical thinking skills. Her career has focussed on providing high quality patient care to the critically ill, and undertaking clinical research to optimise patient care and outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Sleep and sleep disturbance in acute illness
  • Clinical simulation
  • Delirium


  • Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
  • Member, Australian College of Nursing, Australian College of Nursing
  • Member, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ranse, Kristen, Delaney, Lori, Ranse, Jamie, Coyer, Fiona and Yates, Patsy (2019). End-of-life Care in Postgraduate Critical Care Nurse Curricula: An Evaluation of Current Content Informing Practice. 43rd Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care and the 24th Annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, Adelaide, SA Australia, 11-13 October 2018. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.11.055

  • Delaney, L., Parke, J., Robinson, R., Da Fonte, N. and Lopez, V. (2014). What hath night to do with sleep; noise levels in ICU-Preliminary findings. International Society of Evidence-Based Healthcare Conference 2014, Taipei, Taiwan, 6-9 November 2014. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2013.10.030

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor