Federation University Australia, Australia
Ainsley James is a Published Researcher with over twelve years in Clinical Practice and twelve years in Academia. Her clinical practice experience includes general nursing, orthopaedics, child and adolescent health, and experience as an Undergraduate Clinical Educator. She currently teaches undergraduate nursing and midwifery students at Federation University Australia. She has an extensive list of publications with her most recent being issues in recruiting young people to research. She was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Association (APA) Scholarship, enabling fulltime PhD candidature with Monash University. Her PhD research explored and described the lived experience of young people aged 16-24 years with type 1 diabetes. Using Max van Manen’s approach to phenomenology, her research utilised visual images created by the participants and textual descriptions from interviews, to discover and provide insights into the lived experience of young people with type 1 diabetes.