I undertake clinical nursing research and applied health research in the community, child, adolescent and family health areas. Past research projects have been completed in the following areas:
Child and youth health
Family health and family strengths
Rural and community health
University Teaching and Learning.
I completed my PhD at the Quality of Life and Social Justice Research Centre, Australian Catholic University.
I commenced my academic career at the University of Technology, Sydney. I then moved to the School of Clinical Sciences at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW where I coordinated the Child Health stream. I commenced at the School of Nursing & Midwifery Launceston, Tasmania, in 2000 and coordinated a curriculum development project which resulted in the SNM offering the first fully online unit at UTas.
My current teaching includes strengths-based nursing, family nursing, community nursing and supervision of Higher Degree research and BN(Honours) students.
Clinical Nursing Summary:
I commenced my nursing career in 1984 in Sydney, NSW. During my career I have held clinical positions in medical/surgical units, cardio-thoracic units and community nursing in both metropolitan and rural areas. I was the Cardiac rehabilitation coordinator, Mt Wilga Community program and for awhile I nursed in the Royal Alexander Children's Hospital, Sydney.
Review Article 29 August 2008
Distance learning in the COVID-19 pandemic: acceptance and attitudes of physical therapy and rehabilitation students in Turkey
Connecting Communities and Services to Close the Gap in Social & Emotional Wellbeing
WONCA Asia Pacific Region Conference 2022, Myanmar
29th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Conference, Ottawa
6th Nordic Conference for Rural Research
16th National Rural Health Conference, Australia
WONCA Europe Region Conference 2022
WONCA World Rural Health Conference 2022
WONCA World Conference 2023, Australia