Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Volunteers improving person-centred dementia and delirium care in a rural Australian hospital

Catherine  Bateman

Catherine Bateman

qualifications: MNursing(Research)

contribution: Original concept, development and implementation of project, collection of data, analysis of data, writing and re-drafting of manuscript

position: Dementia delirium clinical nurse consultant

Catherine is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) and Master of Nursing (Research). She has over 36 years nursing experience working in rural acute, community and residential care settings. In 2014 she was awarded the New South Wales (NSW) Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery - Judith Meppem Lifetime Achievement Award. Catherine is the nursing representative on the Greater Western Human Research Committee, NSW, Australia and has been a Quality Systems Assessor with the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission since 2012. Catherine is passionate about improving quality and systems of care, particularly for vulnerable older adults.

Katrina  Anderson

Katrina Anderson

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Contributed to the research design. Assistance with data analysis and interpretation. Re-drafting of manuscript.

position: Clinical psychologist

Michael  Bird

Michael Bird

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Contributed to the research design. Research supervision. Helped with writing and rewriting of manuscript.

position: Director Aged Care Evaluation Unit

Catherine  Hungerford

Catherine Hungerford

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Academic supervision of analysis of data, and writing up. Re-drafting of manuscript

position: Senior lecturer


Catherine Hungerford is Professor and Head, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, at Charles Sturt University. In addition to being a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Catherine has wide experience in the clinical, management, education, research and policy- related areas of nursing. Catherine has a particular interest in the issues that affect rural and remote populations.

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