Dr Sai (Lucy) Lu is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing with the College of Health & Biomedicine.

Lucy is an overseas trained clinician migrated from China, and has worked in Australian Universities for over 10 years since obtaining her PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Prior to joining Victoria University, Lucy was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.

Lucy’s diverse research activities have resulted in her co-authorship of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications in three closely related disciplines: Nursing, Pharmacology and Medicine. Lucy is also an invited reviewer for three international journals. Her current areas of research interest include medication safety, pharmacological education and nursing performance measures.

Selected publications

Lu S, Kerr D, McKinlay L. (2013) Bedside nursing handover: patients' opinions International Journal of Nursing Practice. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1111/ijn.12158. ERA=A, Citations=NA

Kerr D, Lu S, McKinlay L & Fuller C. (2011) Examination of current handover practice: evidence to support changing the ritual. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 17(4): 342–350. ERA=A, Citations=7

McCann T, Clark E & Lu S. (2010) Bachelor of Nursing students career choices: A three-year longitudinal study. Nurse Education Today.30 (1), 31-36. ERA=A, Citations=13

McCann T, Clark E & Lu S. (2009) Subjective side-effects of antipsychotics and medication adherence in people with schizophrenia. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 65 (3), 534 – 543. ERA=A*, Citations=10

McCann T, Boardman G, Clark E & Lu S. (2008) Risk profiles for non-adherence to antipsychotic medications. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 15, 622-629. ERA=A*, Citations=22

Burrell L, Risvanis J, Kubota E, Dean R, MacDonald P, Lu S, et al. (2005) Myocardial infarction increases ACE2 expression in rat and humans. European Heart Journal. 26(4): 369-375. ERA=A*, Citations=171

Postgraduate research students and fellows

Completions: 2 PhD students (1 principle, 1 co-supervision)

Current supervision: Co-supervision of 2 PhD students

Teaching responsibilities

  • Working with Evidence in Practice
  • Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines (joint unit coordinator)

Research grants

Internal Grants from Victoria University 2010-2011, totalling $40,620

Australian Rotary Health Research Grant 2008-2009, totalling $127,548

Internal Grants from Victoria University 2008, totalling $60,000

National Heart Foundation of Australia 2004, totalling $99,384

Areas of expertise

  • Pharmacology
  • Quantitative research

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