Dr Catherine Clarissa (Clarissa)

Lecturer in Nursing (Life Sciences)

Background

Clarissa is a Registered Nurse (RN) in Indonesia and the UK. She earned her Professional Degree in Nursing (RN), as well as her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Universitas Indonesia. She completed her MSc in Advancing Nursing Practice and her PhD in Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Clarissa started her career as an intensive care nurse at Premier Surabaya Hospital for five years prior to relocating to Premier Bintaro Hospital, where she was involved in hospital-wide quality improvement projects. Her experience working with critically ill patients has inspired her passion for improving patient outcomes and recovery.  Clarissa's research interests lie in the area of the recovery and rehabilitation of critically ill patients and young adults after stroke. Her doctoral research explored staff experiences relating to early mobilisation of mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care. She has been involved in research projects looking at post-stroke rehabilitation for young adults. 

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PgCAP), University of Edinburgh
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Master of Science (MSc), Advancing Nursing Practice, University of Edinburgh
  • Professional Degree in Nursing (RN), Universitas Indonesia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Universitas Indonesia

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Member — Nursing Now Challenge Board (2022 - Present)
  • Co-Chair — Nursing Now Challengers' Committee (2022 - Present)
  • Co-Chair of the South East Asia Region Hub — Nursing Now Challengers' Committee (2021 - 2022)
  • Nightingale Challenge Cohort 2 Member — Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) (2020 - Present)
  • Member — Omega Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) (2019 - Present)
  • Member — British Association of Critical Care Nurses (2020 - Present)
  • Member — Grounded Theory Group, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh (2017 - 2021)
  • Social Media Coordinator — Research Bow, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh (2020 - 2021)
  • Member — The Intensive Care Society (2020)
  • Student Parents' Representative — Edinburgh University Students' Association (2018-2019)
  • Secretary — Global Health PhD Network, University of Edinburgh (2017 - 2021)

Undergraduate teaching

  • Supervision - Bachelor of Nursing with Honours' student dissertation (2020/2021)
  • Teaching Fellow - Innovations in Healthcare: Society, Culture and Health 2 (2020/2021)
  • Tutor - Mind and Body: Life Sciences and Nursing Care 2 (2020/2021)
  • Tutor - Evidence and Research: Avenues of Inquiry 1 (2018/2019)
  • Tutor - Nursing Care and Decision Making (2017/2018)

Postgraduate teaching

  • Supervision - MSc Advanced Nursing's student dissertation (2019/2020) (2020/2021)
  • Tutor - Conducting Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care (2018/2019)
  • Tutor - Designing Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care (2018/2019)
  • Online Tutor - Introduction to Qualitative Research (2017/2018)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Research summary

Clarissa's research interests lie in the area of the recovery of critically ill people and young adults' stroke rehabilitation. Her other interests include:

  • Post-intensive care syndrome

  • Intensive care unit delirium

  • Science communication

  • Social media research

  • Data Science

  • Evidence synthesis

Research activities

View all 2 activities on Research Explorer

Project activity

Clarissa was a Research Fellow for the Young Adults Rehabilitation experiences and Needs following Stroke (YARNS) project within the Department of Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh, working closely with Dr Colin Chandler and research partners across the UK. The project aims to scope the range of experiences of young adult stroke survivors. Clarissa's roles included identifying and collating the existing narratives from online resources and social media, conducting a scoping review of the existing literature and mapping the rehabilitation resources available for such individuals in the UK.

Current project grants

2022: The Step One Seed Fund, University of Edinburgh - awarded to ' A rapid realist review of post-stroke rehabilitation for young adults: what works, for whom, why and in what circumstances?'; Principal Investigator

2021: The Student Experience Grant, University of Edinburgh– awarded to 'Research Bow: An Initiative to strengthen our PGR community and outreach' which I co-applied; valued at £720

2020 - present: College of Medicine Research Fund, National Taiwan University – awarded to ’The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline nurses’ mental well-being in Chile, Indonesia and Taiwan’ project which I co-applied; valued at £ 6,600

Past project grants

2018: The Inspiring Students Award Scheme, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh – awarded to the Grounded Theory Group which I co-founded; valued at £800

2016: PhD Studentship, Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) – covered three years of tuition, living costs and research costs

2014: Master's Scholarship, Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) – covered a year of tuition and living costs

View all 6 publications on Research Explorer

Conference details

  • Clarissa C, Putri A, Aviles L, Choi H. Current research suggests a lack of Age-appropriate resource for young strokes - Symposium 3, RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2021, 7 September 2021. 
  • Smart A, Clarissa C. Patient experience and roles within YARNS, the PPI group input - Symposium 3, RCN International Nursing Research Conference, 7 September 2021.
  • Chandler C, Aviles L, Choi H, Putri A, Clarissa C, Mitra U, Pan J. ‘Stories of stroke’: learning from the experiences of young adults (18-45) in the UK – UK Stroke Forum 7th – 9th December 2020 (Online)
  • The 6th Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Annual Postgraduate Research Student Virtual Scholarly event, 18 November 2020: oral presentation
  • The 35th Annual BACCN Virtual Conference 2020, 15 September 2020: oral presentation
  • The Virtual Postgraduate Research Conference 2020, School of Health in Social Science, 4 September 2020: oral presentation
  • Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group, The Doctoral Student Forum (Virtual), 25 August 2020: oral presentation
  • The 1st International Conference of Health Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, 19 August 2020: oral presentation (best presenter)
  • Postgraduate Research Conference, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, 18 May 2018: oral presentation
  • The SGSSS Summer School 2017, The University of Edinburgh, 6 June 2017: poster presentation
  • Joanna Briggs Collaboration – European Symposium 2017, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 19 May 2017: oral and poster presentation
  • Postgraduate Research Conference, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, 4 May 2017: oral presentation

Invited speaker

  • The 34th Annual BACCN Conference 2019, Edinburgh, 16 September 2019: oral presentation

In the press