Academic publications


McMahon-Coleman, K., & Weaver, R. (2020). Mental health disorders on television: Representation versus reality. Jefferson: McFarland

McMahon-Coleman, K., & Weaver, R. (2012). Werewolves and other shapeshifters in popular culture: A thematic analysis of recent depictions. Jefferson: McFarland.

Weaver, R. (2011). Apocalypse in Australian fiction and film: A critical study. Jefferson: McFarland.

Book Chapters

Weaver, R. (2017). Popular Fiction in Australia – Chapter 20 in The Oxford History of the Novel in English – Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950. Eds: C A Howells, P Sharrad, G Turcotte. Oxford University Press.

Weaver, R. (2013).Apocalypse now and again: The apocalyptic paradigm and the meaning of life and (un)death in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In A. R. Mills, J. W. Morehead, & J. R. Parker (Eds.), Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist’s Explorations of the Sacred (69-82). Jefferson: McFarland.

Weaver, R., & McMahon-Coleman, K. (2012). Harry Potter and the myriad mothers: The maternal figure as lioness, witch, and wardrobe. In C.J. Hallett & P.J. Huey (Eds.), J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter (p. 149-162). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Weaver, R. (2010). “Smudged, distorted and hidden”: Apocalypse as protest in Indigenous speculative fiction. In E. Hoagland & R. Sarwal (Eds.), Science fiction, imperialism, and the third world: Essays on postcolonial literature and film (pp. 99-114). Jefferson: McFarland.

Weaver, R. (2009). “The shadow of the end”: The appeal of apocalypse in literary science fiction. In J. Walliss & K.G.C. Newport (Eds.), The end all around us: Apocalyptic texts and popular culture (pp. 173-197). London: Equinox.

Journal Articles

Maneze, D., Weaver, R., Kovai, V., Salamonson, Y., Astorga, C., Yogendran, D., & Everett, B. (2019). “Some say no, some say yes”: Receiving inconsistent or insufficient information from healthcare professionals and consequences for diabetes self-management: A qualitative study in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 156, 107830.

Weaver, R., Fernandez, R., & Curmi, C. (2016) Health promotion messages: A profile of community soccer websites. Journal of Sport and Health Research, 8.1, 23-34

Kwan, J., Crampton, R., Mogensen, L. L., Weaver, R., van der Vleuten, C. P. M. & Hu, W. C. Y. (2016). Bridging the gap: a five stage approach for developing specialty-specific entrustable professional activities. BMC Medical Education, 16:117.

Weaver, R. (2015). North and South and the intersections of environment and health. Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities, Spring issue.

Weaver, R., & Menzies, J. (2015). Freak show bodies and abominations: Teaching research ethics from Dark Angel. Teaching Ethics, 15.2, 261-275.

Power, T., Jackson, D., Carter, B., & Weaver, R. (2015). Misunderstood as mothers: women’s stories of being hospitalized for illness in the postpartum period. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(2), 370-380.

Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Halcomb, E., Hutchinson, M., Jackson, D., Mannix, J., Peters, K., & Weaver, R. (2015). Unravelling the complexities of nursing students’ feedback on the clinical learning environment: a mixed methods approach. Nurse Education Today, 35(1), 206-211.

Weaver, R. (2014). Dystopian states of mind: Identity, mental health, and the private-public sphere in The Hunger Games and Chaos Walking. Deletion 6, online.

Weaver, R., Wilson, I., & Langendyk, V. (2014). Medical professionalism on television: Student perceptions and pedagogical implications. Health 18(6), 597-612.

Weaver, R., Ferguson, C., Wilbourn, M., & Salamonson, Y. (2014). Men in nursing on television: Exposing and reinforcing stereotypes. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(4), 833-842.

Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Cooper, M., Lombardo, L., Weaver, R., & Davidson, P. M. (2014). Nursing as first choice predicts nursing program completion. Nurse Education Today 34(1), 127-131.

Weaver, R. (2013). Games, civil war, and mutiny: Metaphors of conflict for the nurse-doctor relationship in medical television programs. Nursing Inquiry 21(4), 280-292.

Weaver, R., Salamonson, Y., Koch, J., & Jackson, D. (2013). Nursing on television: Student perceptions of television’s role in public image, recruitment and education. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(12), 2635-2643.

Weaver, R. (2013). Medical mysteries and detective doctors: Metaphors of medicine. Hektoen 5(3).

Weaver, R. (2013). ‘Don’t you have to care about people?’ Challenges of caring. Medical Education 47, 434-435. Invited commentary.

Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R., Chang, S., Koch, J., Bhathal, R., Khoo, C., & Wilson, I. (2013). Learning approaches as predictors of academic performance in first year health and science students. Nurse Education Today 33, 729-733.

Salamonson, Y., Attwood, N., Everett, B., Weaver, R., & Glew, P. (2013). Psychometric testing of the English language acculturation scale in first year nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing 69(10), 2309-2316.

Worthington, M., Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R., & Cleary, C. (2013). Predictive validity of the Macleod Clark Professional Identity Scale for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today 33(3), 187-191.

Weaver, R. (2012). Power, professional identity, and the doctor who can cure all ailments. Medical Education 46(12), 1143-1144. Invited commentary.

Weaver, R., & Jackson, D. (2012). Tragic heroes, moral guides and activists: Representations of maternal grief, child death and tragedy in Australian newspapers. Health Sociology Review 21(4), 432-440.

Weaver, R., Salamonson, Y., Koch, J., & Porter, G. (2012). The CSI effect at university: Forensic science students’ television viewing and perceptions of ethical issues. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences 44(4), 381-391.

Power, T., Jackson, D., Weaver, R., Wilkes, L, & Carter, B. (2012). Autobiography as genre for qualitative research: A reservoir of experience for nursing research. Collegian 19, 39-43.

Chik, W. Z., Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Ramjan, L., Attwood, N., Weaver, R., Saad, Z., & Davidson, P. (2012). Gender difference in academic performance of nursing students in a Malaysian university. International Nursing Review 59, 387–393.

Weaver, R. (2011).Shapeshifting from the margins: Ethnicity and werewolves in the Twilight series. Journal of Children’s Literature Studies 8(1), 67-86.

Weaver, R., & Jackson, D. (2011). Evaluating an academic writing program for English as a second language nursing students. Contemporary Nurse: Advances in Nurse Education, 38(1-2), 130-138.

Weaver, R., Peters, K., Koch, J., & Wilson, I. (2011) “Part of the team”: Professional identity and social exclusivity in medical students. Medical Education 45, 1220-1229.

Weaver, R., & Wilson, I. (2011). Australian medical students’ perceptions of professionalism and ethics in medical television programs. BMC Medical Education, 11(50), 1-6.

Power, T., Jackson, D., Weaver, R., & Carter, B. (2011). Social support for mothers in illness: a multifaceted phenomenon. Advances in Contemporary Nursing 40(1): 27-40.

Salamonson, Y., Bourgeois, S., Everett, B., Weaver, R., Peters, K., & Jackson, D. (2011). Psychometric testing of the abbreviated clinical learning environment inventory (CLEI-19). Journal of Advanced Nursing 67(12), 2668-2676.

Wilson, I., Weaver, R., & Salamonson, Y. (2011). Changes in learning approaches in first-year medical students. Focus on Health Professional Education 13(2), 65-72.

Wilkes, L., Peters, K., Weaver, R., & Jackson, D. (2011). Nurses involved in whistleblowing incidents: Sequelae for their families. Collegian, 18(3), 101-106.

Jackson, D., Hutchinson, M., Everett, B., Mannix, J., Peters, K., Weaver, R., & Salamonson, Y. (2011). Struggling for legitimacy: Nursing students’ stories of organisational aggression, resilience and resistance. Nursing Inquiry, 18(2), 102-110.

Weaver, R. (2010). Metaphors of monstrosity: The werewolf as disability and illness in Harry Potter and Jatta. Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature, 40(2), 69-82.

Weaver, R. (2010). Terminal (mis)diagnosis and the physician-patient relationship in LM Montgomery’s The Blue Castle. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(10), 1129-31.

Jackson, D., Peters, K., Andrew, S., Edenborough, M., Halcomb, E., Luck, L., Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R., & Wilkes, L. (2010). Trial and retribution: A qualitative study of whistleblowing and workplace relationships in nursing. Advances in Contemporary Nursing: Workforce and Workplaces, 36(1-2), 34-44.

Salamonson, Y., Koch, J., Weaver, R., Everett, B., & Jackson, D. (2010). Embedded academic writing support for nursing students with English as a second language. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(2), 413-421.

Weaver, R. (2009). Cut and Manic [Excerpts] by Plumb. Commentary. [Medicine and the Arts] Academic Medicine, 84(12), 1840-41.

Weaver, R. (2009). The shield of distance: Fearful borders at the edge of the world. Terror Australis Incognita? [Special issue]. Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature, 23(1), 69-74.

Weaver, R. (2008). The “sacred heart”: Sam Watson’s The Kadaitcha Sung. Studies in Australian Weird Fiction, 2, 39-48.

Andrew, S., Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R., Smith, A., O’Reilly, R., & Taylor, C. (2008). Hate the course or hate to go: Semester differences in first year nursing attrition. Nurse Education Today, 28, 865-872.

Weaver, R. (2007). “The four horsemen of the greenhouse apocalypse”: Apocalypse in the science fiction novels of George Turner. Apocalypse Now. Spec. issue of Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, 5. Online.

Weaver, R. (2006). At the end of the world: Australian adolescent literature and apocalypse. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 17(2), 155-68.