Potential Supervisors

All potential PhD candidates are required to discuss their proposed topic of research with a suitable research supervisor before they are accepted into the program. As a research candidate, having the right supervisory team is crucial to your success.

Below you will find a list of researchers who are active within the school. You will find a summary of their research expertise and interests along with their contact details.

To learn more about program offerings and graduate education with the School of Nursing and Midwifery, please visit our courses information page.


Dr Evan Alexandrou

Dr Evan Alexandrou

Evan Alexandrou has authored 33 refereed articles and has published in leading Nursing and Medical Journals including International Journal of Nursing Studies, Resuscitation and Critical Care Medicine. Evan has had over 200 citations in Google scholar(July, 2015) with a personal h-index of 9.

Evan is involved in large multi – centre research studies. He is currently a primary investigator in a large randomised control trial testing the effectiveness of prolonging administration set changes with central venous catheters, this study involves 6,500 patients across 5 hospitals and has attracted the largest nurse led NHMRC grant ($1.6 million).

Evan is the initiator and chief investigator The One Million Global – Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Study (The OMG PIVC study) it is the largest prevalence study in vascular access ever to be undertaken. The study (in its final stages) has attracted over 400 hospitals in 43 countries. Over 40,000 peripheral devices have been reviewed across the globe with an estimated 65,000 patients screened. Evan has negotiated with global corporations supplying vascular access devices to provide logistical and financial support for this project. The OMG PIVC study is an exciting and innovative project exemplifying true collaboration with clinicians and researchers across the globe.

Locally, Evan is involved in single centre observational studies involving ultrasound guided insertion of peripheral cannulas and a randomised trial testing the effectiveness of ECG guided insertion of central venous catheters at his local hospital.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9506

Email: e.alexandrou@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Virginia Stulz

Associate Professor Virginia Stulz

Virginia has both qualitative and quantitative methodological expertise. Virginia’s PhD focused on developing a unique tool to assess workplace stress and burnout within the nursing and midwifery profession. She is particularly interested in development and assessment of continuity of care midwifery models.

In 2016 she was involved in a national research project that developed a tool to assess organisational cultural competence in maternity public hospitals in Australia. She is particularly interested in promotion of normal birth and midwives’ use of non-pharmacological methods in achieving this goal. Virginia also established international relationships with universities in Indonesia to enable midwifery student clinical placement to enhance a better understanding of maternal and neonatal issues from a global perspective. She has collaborated with researchers from the areas of law and public health that have focused on human rights and women’s health issues.

Virginia is currently a member on the Editorial Committee for the Australian Midwifery News for the Australian College of Midwives and has held this position since January, 2013. She is also a current member of the Midwifery Education Advisory Committee and works with this committee to ensure midwifery issues and topics are addressed and operationalised for midwives working in Australia.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Co-supervision of PhD student- at University of Newcastle, a midwfe-led antenatal breastfeeding education intervention for primiparous women to increase predominant breastfeeding rates to a minimum of one, three and six months after birth in Thailand: A pilot randomised control trial. Graduated in March, 2016.
  • Co-supervision of PhD student- - at Southern Cross University, skin to skin contact and breastfeeding affecting postpartum haemorrhage. Graduated in April, 2016

Contact details

Phone: +61 (0)408 427 612

Email: v.skinner@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Lesely Wilkes

Professor Lesley WilkesProfessor Lesely Wilkes

Professor Lesley Wilkes research expertise includes:
  • Cancer and palliative care
  • Chronic and complex care
  • Pastoral care
  • Spiritual needs of families
  • Family support in health and illness
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing workforce issues
  • Adolescent health
  • Women's health
  • Role descriptions of nurses
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Child and parental abuse
Lesley's methodological expertise includes:
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

Western Sydney University

  • 17 PhD
  • 7 MHons
  • 10 BNHons

Australian Catholic University

  • 3 PhD
  • 6 MHons
  • 12 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4734 3181

Email: l.wilkes@westernsydney.edu.au

Aged Care and Palliative Care

Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher

Associate Professor Deborah HatcherAssociate Professor Deborah Hatcher

Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher has a Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor of Health Science, Master of health Personnel Education and PhD.

Deborah's research expertise includes:
  • Ageing and aged care
  • Diabetes and management of chronic health conditions
  • Primary health care
Deborah has methodological expertise includes:
  • Grounded theory and other qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods research

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 PhD
  • 1 BNHons

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9311

Email: d.hatcher@westernsydney.edu.au

Cancer Screening

Dr Cannas Kwok

Dr Cannas Kwok

Cannas' main research interests and expertise includes:

Dr Cannas Kwok is a registered nurse specialised in oncology nursing. After completion her PhD in 2005, Dr Kwok has received the prestigious 'Early Career Development Fellowship' from the Cancer Institute NSW to continue her groundbreaking work in breast cancer research. This was an expansion of her doctoral research which focused on the attitudes of Chinese-Australian women to breast cancer prevention. Over the last ten years, she has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in breast cancer screening behaviours and breast cancer survivorship among Chinese community and other ethnic groups.

Dr Kwok is interested in contributing to ethnic health research, particularly in the field of breast cancer screening. Dr Kwok has established a substantial network in the breast health and cancer screening promotion field. In 2012, Dr Kwok and the team have launched a culturally sensitive breast cancer support group for Chinese women with breast cancer, the first of its kind in Australia. The programs were well received by the community. As a result, Dr Kwok has built up a substantial network with community organizations. Being recognised as a leader in cancer research within CALD communities, she was invited to be the member of advisory board for a number of cancer screening promotion projects.

Cannas' methodological expertise includes:

Dr Kwok's expertise includes cancer screening and survivorship care among ethnic groups. She has substantial experiences in both quantitative and qualitative methodology.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BNHons
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9531

Email: c.kwok@westernsydney.edu.au

Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr Stephen McNally

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Dr Stephen McNally

Dr Stephen McNally research expertise includes:
  • Clinical nursing practice issues
  • Nurse education
Stephen's methodolgical expertise includes:
  • Quantitative research
  • Systematic Review
  • Qualitative research limited to content and thematic analysis

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9508

Email: s.mcnally@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith Image Prof. Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Cardiothoracic Postgraduate Certificate, a Master of Social Planning and Development, a Graduate Certificate of Health Economics and a PhD in Public Health.

Sheree's research expertise includes:
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Respiratory health services
  • Mental health and,
  • Primary health care
Sheree's methodological expertise includes:

Sheree has experience in quantitative methods such as randomised controlled trials, and qualitative methods.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 M(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3532

Email: sheree.smith@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Yenna Salamonson

Professor Yenna Salamonson Image Assoc. Prof. Yenna Salamonson

Dr. Yenna Salamonson has committed over 25 years of her academic career to creating a positive learning experience for nursing students, and at the same time, worked in the clinical setting as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Coronary Care units. Yenna's program of research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality of teaching and learning to build nursing workforce capacity towards better healthcare outcomes. In addition, her scope of research extends to patient safety in acute care, cardiovascular nursing and organisational culture.

Yenna has expertise in survey construction, psychometric assessment and mixed methods designs. She also has experience in multivariate statistical techniques including Structural Equation Modelling. She has undertaken several educational projects to improve the academic performance of nursing students for whom English is an additional language, and has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and numerous conference proceedings.  She has been a recipient of a number of teaching awards at the university and national levels.
Yenna's research expertise includes:
  • Academic success and supporting first year nursing student experience
  • Patient Safety in acute care
  • Critical care and cardiovascular nursing
  • Nursing workforce and organisational culture
Yenna's methodological expertise includes:
  • Survey construction
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Mixed methods designs

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

Yenna has supervised 17 research students to completion.

  • 6 PhD
  • 1 Masters
  • 10 BNHons

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 7 PhD
  • 3 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3322

Email: y.salamonson@westernsydney.edu.au

Child and Family Health

Dr Stacy Blythe

Dr Stacy Blythe Dr Stacy Blythe

Stacy Blythe is an Lecturer and the Director of International and Engagement at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Stacy Graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours – 1st Class) in 2009 and was awarded her PhD in 2013 by the University of Western Sydney. Stacy teaches in a variety of theoretical and clinical units at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her doctoral research was a qualitative investigation in the area of foster care. Current research endeavours are investigating ways to protect and promote mental health in infants who are born substance exposed.

Stacy's main research interests and expertise includes:
  • Foster Care
  • Substance Exposed Infants
  • Women's Health
  • Child and Family Health
Stacy's main methodological expertise includes:
  • Qualitative and systematic reviews

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1930

Email: s.blythe@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir is a lecturer in both the nursing and midwifery directorates. Her passion is midwifery and believes in providing women the 'choice' to make informed decisions. Rakime completed her PhD in 2012 focusing on women's experiences of severe postpartum haemorrhage and emergency hysterectomy. Since completing her doctoral work, she has extended her research interests around father's experiences of traumatic birth and midwives experiences of obstetric emergencies.

Rakime's main research interests and expertise includes:
  • Qualitative research
  • Birth trauma
  • High risk / complications in pregnancy and birth
  • Father's birth
  • Postnatal experiences
  • Women's health

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3372

Email: r.elmir@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Peter Lewis

Dr Peter Lewis Image

Dr Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis is a registered nurse with more than 20 years' clinical experience in paediatrics in Australia and the UK. He has held positions on acute care inpatient wards, in critical care areas, and as a clinical nurse consultant with services providing holistic care for children and young people with chronic respiratory illnesses. His recent appointment to the academic staff of Western Sydney University enables him to combine his extensive clinical and research experience with a developing interest in undergraduate nurse education to provide him with a well-rounded academic career. His current teaching focus is on nursing leadership and professional communication.

Peter's main methodological expertise includes:

Peter maintains research interests in paediatric, adolescent, and young adult patient populations. He has expertise in conducting research into experiences of chronic illness, experiences of hospitalisation, and in health care service evaluation. He is currently engaged in an evaluation of the Chronic Illness Peer Support program at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. Peter has extensive experience in using both traditional and innovative qualitative methodologies. His study of young people's experiences of transition from adolescence to young adulthood with a cancer diagnosis combined interviews with the production of digital self-portraits to explore the experiences of Growing up with Cancer.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1352

Email: p.lewis@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Judy Mannix

Judy Mannix

Dr Judy Mannix

Judy is currently Director of Academic Programs - Postgraduate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her clinical experience has been gained in acute, high dependency settings in rural and metropolitan hospitals in NSW. Judy is an experienced academic, actively contributing to nurse education since 1985. She has extensive experience teaching on-campus and online students in nursing programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has held a number of governance roles in the university setting. Her professional interests focus on nurse education and practice, clinical leadership, workforce issues, and family health. Judy has recently completed her PhD and has been involved in funded research projects around her areas of interest, including an ARC Linkage grant. She has successfully co-supervised BN (Hons) students and research higher degree students in related areas and has a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas.

Judy's main methodological expertise includes:
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Mixed methods research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 3 BN(Hons)
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3760

Email: j.mannix@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Olayide Ogunsiji

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Dr Olayide Ogunsiji

Dr Olayide Ogunsiji is a Registered Nurse and Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Australia. Her research interest are in the area of Women's and Family health; Migrant and refugee women's health; African women's health. She has successfully obtained internal and external grant to the tune of $120,000. Her research has focused on female genital mutilation, intimate partner violence, breast cancer screening practices among African migrant women and nursing workforce in refugee health. She has published in reputable journals..

Olayide's main research interests and expertise includes:
  • Women's and Family Health
  • Migrant and Refugee Women's Health
  • African Women's Health
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Practices
Olayide's main methodological expertise includes:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Naturalistic inquriy
  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1897

Email: o.ogunsiji@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters RN BN (Hons) PhD is an academic in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University.  Kath has extensive clinical nursing and research experience with a strong background in health research and qualitative methodologies.  Kath is actively engaged in research and regularly disseminates research outcomes in peer reviewed journals and at national and international conferences.

Kath's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Workforce issues
  • Women's and Family Health
  • Vulnerable Populations

Kath's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 PhD
  • 6 BN (Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3567

Email: k.peters@westernsydney.edu.au

Chronic Respiratory Disease

Dr Evan Atlantis

Dr Evan Atlantis Image

Dr Evan Atlantis

Dr Evan Atlantis is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, and Affiliate Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Medicine at The University of Adelaide.

Evan's main research interests and expertise includes:
  • Interpretation and publication of results from original research on obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Health service use
  • Mental illness
  • Health promotion based on large population-based randomized controlled trials
Evan's main methodological expertise includes:
  • Study conception
  • Study design
  • Data analysis
  • Cross-sectional and prospective cohort studies, as well as systematic reviews with meta-analysis

Evan has been awarded major NHMRC project funding totalling over $1.85 million. His has published (or in press) 46 scientific articles and a book chapter, 34 of which he has first authored, which have received more than 1600 citations (4 articles have been cited over 100 times; with an overall H-index of 18 in Google Scholar). He was invited speaker at national and international scientific meetings, and collaborates with groups nationally and worldwide. He has served as a peer reviewer for over 55 international scientific journals, Editorial board member for the Journal of Diabetes Research and lead Guest Editor for the International Journal of Endocrinology.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD
  • 1 M.Sc
  • 1 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3263

Email: e.atlantis@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith Image Prof. Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Cardiothoracic Postgraduate Certificate, a Master of Social Planning and Development, a Graduate Certificate of Health Economics and a PhD in Public Health.

Sheree's research expertise includes:
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Respiratory health services
  • Mental health and,
  • Primary health care
Sheree's methodological expertise includes:

Sheree has experience in quantitative methods such as randomised controlled trials, and qualitative methods.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 M(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3532

Email: sheree.smith@westernsydney.edu.au

Cross Cultural Studies

Dr Gihane Endrawes

Dr Gihane Endrawes Dr Gihane Endrawes

Expertise in mental health especially women's mental health, consumers' rights, ethical issues related to management of aggression, carers issues, Evidence based practice, leadership, transcultural nursing, nursing education, clinical supervision, reflective practice, curriculum development.

Gihane's main research interests and expertise includes:
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9116

Email: g.endrawes@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Yenna Salamonson

Professor Yenna Salamonson Image Assoc. Prof. Yenna Salamonson

Dr. Yenna Salamonson has committed over 25 years of her academic career to creating a positive learning experience for nursing students, and at the same time, worked in the clinical setting as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Coronary Care units.Yenna's program of research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality of teaching and learning to build nursing workforce capacity towards better healthcare outcomes. In addition, her scope of research extends to patient safety in acute care, cardiovascular nursing and organisational culture.

Yenna has expertise in survey construction, psychometric assessment and mixed methods designs. She also has experience in multivariate statistical techniques including Structural Equation Modelling. She has undertaken several educational projects to improve the academic performance of nursing students for whom English is an additional language, and has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and numerous conference proceedings.  She has been a recipient of a number of teaching awards at the university and national levels.
Yenna's research expertise includes:
  • Academic success and supporting first year nursing student experience
  • Patient Safety in acute care
  • Critical care and cardiovascular nursing
  • Nursing workforce and organisational culture
Yenna's methodological expertise includes:
  • Survey construction
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Mixed methods designs

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

Yenna has supervised 17 research students to completion.

  • 6 PhD
  • 1 Masters
  • 10 BNHons

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 7 PhD
  • 3 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3322

Email: y.salamonson@westernsydney.edu.au

Diabetes and Obesity

Dr Evan Atlantis

Dr Evan Atlantis Image

Dr Evan Atlantis

Dr Evan Atlantis is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, and Affiliate Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Medicine at The University of Adelaide.

Evan's main research interests and expertise includes:
  • Interpretation and publication of results from original research on obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Health service use
  • Mental illness
  • Health promotion based on large population-based randomized controlled trials
Evan's main methodological expertise includes:
  • Study conception
  • Study design
  • Data analysis
  • Cross-sectional and prospective cohort studies, as well as systematic reviews with meta-analysis

Evan has been awarded major NHMRC project funding totalling over $1.85 million. His has published (or in press) 46 scientific articles and a book chapter, 34 of which he has first authored, which have received more than 1600 citations (4 articles have been cited over 100 times; with an overall H-index of 18 in Google Scholar). He was invited speaker at national and international scientific meetings, and collaborates with groups nationally and worldwide. He has served as a peer reviewer for over 55 international scientific journals, Editorial board member for the Journal of Diabetes Research and lead Guest Editor for the International Journal of Endocrinology.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD
  • 1 M.Sc
  • 1 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3263

Email: e.atlantis@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Ajesh George

Ajesh George

Dr Ajesh George

Dr Ajesh George is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University and Group Leader of the COHORTE (Collaboration for Oral Health Outcomes, Research, Translation & Evaluation) research group based at the Ingham Institute Applied Medical Research, Liverpool Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Population Oral Health at the University of Sydney.  Dr George has published in 36 peer-reviewed journals, been awarded 11 grants (including a NHMRC project grant), presented at 25 conferences (9 international) and received numerous awards including the Ingham Institute best poster award, SWSLHD Quality Awards for 2011/2013/2015, NSW Health Finalist Awards for 2011/2013, Ingham Institute 2013 Early Career Researcher Award and 2014 UWS Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award as Early Career Researcher.

In addition, Dr George has contributed significantly to translation research with his research programs being implemented into policy and practice in both NSW and Victoria. Ajesh has contributed to oral health policy directions in NSW and has been an invited guest speaker at international conferences and at the executive committee meetings of NSW Ministry of Health. Dr George's research has also received a lot of attention through media releases and television including Channel 10 news.

Ajesh's main methodolgical expertise includes:

Dr George's main area of expertise include maternal and infant oral health, chronic illness/disability and oral health, translating oral health  into practice and oral health education for non-dental professionals . Dr George's main methodological expertise include: Qualitative/quantitative research, mixed methods design, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 8738 9356

Email: a.george@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Rhonda Griffiths AM

Professor Rhonda Griffiths image

Professor Rhonda Griffiths

Professor Rhonda Griffiths is an experienced administrator, researcher and educator and has held senior positions in public health services and Universities.  She was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) … for service to public health, particularly through contributions to diabetes research and education, and to the nursing profession. 

Professor Griffiths was also recognised with the award of Honorary Life Member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and the Sir Kempton Maddox Award in recognition of her contributions to Diabetes Australia and to people with diabetes.  She completed her first research project in 1988 and since then has been awarded research grants of $3,6 million (Aust) and has published 160 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and over 200 peer reviewed and invited conference presentations.  She is an experienced supervisor for Higher Degree by Research students, both Doctoral and Masters level degrees.

Professor Griffiths has made a significant contribution to the development of diabetes education and diabetes educators in Australia.  She is a Past National President of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and Past National Vice President of Diabetes Australia and Diabetes Australia New South Wales. She is a current Board Member of Carrington Centennial Aged Care and is Chairperson of the Care Review Committee. Professor Griffiths is also a Board Member of the South West Sydney Medicare Local.

Rhonda's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetes care and Education
  • Research Translation
  • Research Utilisation
  • Systematic Reviews

Professor Griffiths is also on the following Boards:

  • Carrington Centennial Trust Aged Care
  • South West Sydney Primary Health Network

Rhonda's main methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Systematic reviews
  • Mixed methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Randomised Control Trials

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 9958

Email: r.griffiths@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher

Dr Deborah HatcherAssociate Professor Deborah Hatcher

Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher has a Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor of Health Science, Master of health Personnel Education and PhD.

Deborah's research expertise includes:

  • Ageing and aged care
  • Diabetes and management of chronic health conditions
  • Primary health care

Deborah has methodological expertise includes:

  • Grounded theory and other qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods research

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 PhD
  • 1 BNHons

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9311

Email: d.hatcher@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Lucie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours-1st Class) in 2003 and was awarded a PhD in 2007 from University of Western Sydney. Lucie teaches in a range of clinical based units in the undergraduate nursing program and coordinates postgraduate units. Her teaching philosophy is based on contextualising student learning. She was a recipient of a UWS College of Health & Science Learning and Teaching Citation in 2011 and recipient of a National Teaching Award (OLT) in 2012 for outstanding contribution to students' learning.

Lucie's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Health Care
  • Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa
  • Women's Health
  • Clinical Nursing Practice Issues
  • Numeracy
  • Education Research
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Lucie's main methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Methods Research
  • Naturalistic Inquiry

Lucie is an experienced qualitative researcher and her research interests include:

  1. child and adolescent health care, with a particular interest in eating disorder research (anorexia nervosa) and;
  2. educational research (teaching and learning).
In 2014 Lucie was the successful recipient of funding from The Ian Potter Foundation to develop and pilot a mentoring program for young people with anorexia nervosa in NSW. In 2015 Lucie received a UWS Women's Research Fellowship to extend the latter pilot program to include all Eating Disorders. Lucie supervises both Honours and Research Higher Degree students and regularly publishes her work in national and international nursing journals.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 BN(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9032

Email: l.ramjan@westernsydney.edu.au

Intensive Care

Dr Paul Glew

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Dr Paul Glew

Dr Paul Glew has a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Certificate in TESOL, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Science (Intensive Care Nursing), Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (TESOL), Master of Nursing, and a Doctor of Education degree.

Paul's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Clinical communication in nursing education and healthcare
  • Academic literacy and English second language assessment, teaching and learning
  • Literacy and language program design in education and nursing

Paul's methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative and mixed methods research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 3 BNHons
  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1163

Email: p.glew@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Stephen McNally

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Dr Stephen McNally

Dr Stephen McNally research expertise includes:

  • Clinical nursing practice issues
  • Nurse education

Stephen's methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Quantitative research
  • Systematic Review
  • Qualitative research limited to content and thematic analysis

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9508

Email: s.mcnally@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Yenna Salamonson

Professor Yenna Salamonson Image Assoc. Prof. Yenna Salamonson

Dr. Yenna Salamonson has committed over 25 years of her academic career to creating a positive learning experience for nursing students, and at the same time, worked in the clinical setting as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Coronary Care units. Yenna's program of research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality of teaching and learning to build nursing workforce capacity towards better healthcare outcomes. In addition, her scope of research extends to patient safety in acute care, cardiovascular nursing and organisational culture.

Yenna has expertise in survey construction, psychometric assessment and mixed methods designs. She also has experience in multivariate statistical techniques including Structural Equation Modelling. She has undertaken several educational projects to improve the academic performance of nursing students for whom English is an additional language, and has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and numerous conference proceedings.  She has been a recipient of a number of teaching awards at the university and national levels.

Yenna's research expertise includes:

  • Academic success and supporting first year nursing student experience
  • Patient Safety in acute care
  • Critical care and cardiovascular nursing
  • Nursing workforce and organisational culture

Yenna's methodological expertise includes:

  • Survey construction
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Mixed methods designs

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

Yenna has supervised 17 research students to completion.

  • 6 PhD
  • 1 Masters
  • 10 BNHons

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 7 PhD
  • 3 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3322

Email: y.salamonson@westernsydney.edu.au

Men's Health

Dr Nathan Wilson

Dr Nathan Wilson Nathan Wilson

Dr Nathan Wilson has a Diploma of Nursing, a social science degree in habilitation, a masters degree (with distinction) in learning disability studies from the UK, and a PhD about the sexual health of men and boys with intellectual and developmental disability

Nathan's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Social and Economic Participation
  • Men's Health and Men's Sheds
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disability
  • Sexuality and Sexual Health

Nathan's main methodological expertise includes:

Nathan has experience in applied research, social interventions, surveys, and qualitative methods.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 3 (PhD)
  • 7 (Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1926

Email: nathan.wilson@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir is a lecturer in both the nursing and midwifery directorates. Her passion is midwifery and believes in providing women the 'choice' to make informed decisions. Rakime completed her PhD in 2012 focusing on women's experiences of severe postpartum haemorrhage and emergency hysterectomy. Since completing her doctoral work, she has extended her research interests around father's experiences of traumatic birth and midwives experiences of obstetric emergencies.

Rakime's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research
  • Birth trauma
  • High risk / complications in pregnancy and birth
  • Father's birth
  • Postnatal experiences
  • Women's health

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3372

Email: r.elmir@westernsydney.edu.au

Mental Health

Dr Stacy Blythe

Dr Stacy Blythe Dr Stacy Blythe

Stacy Graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours – 1st Class) in 2009 and was awarded her PhD in 2013 by the University of Western Sydney. Stacy teaches in a variety of theoretical and clinical units at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her doctoral research was a qualitative investigation in the area of foster care. Current research endeavours are investigating ways to protect and promote mental health in infants who are born substance exposed.

Stacy's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Foster Care
  • Substance Exposed Infants
  • Women's Health
  • Child and Family Health

Stacy's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative and systematic reviews

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1930

Email: s.blythe@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Gihane Endrawes

Dr Gihane Endrawes Dr Gihane Endrawes

Expertise in mental health especially women's mental health, consumers' rights, ethical issues related to management of aggression, carers issues, Evidence based practice, leadership, transcultural nursing, nursing education, clinical supervision, reflective practice, curriculum development.

Gihane's main research interests and expertise includes:
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9116

Email: g.endrawes@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Diana Jefferies

Diana Jefferies

Dr Diana Jefferies

Dr Diana Jefferies is a lecturer in the school of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. She has twenty-five years' experience in acute clinical nursing specialising in mental health and HIV Nursing. She has academic qualifications in Arts Based research methods such as historical analysis and literary criticism. Her current research program integrates her nursing and arts-based background to examine descriptions of mental health issues in historical and literary contexts.

Diana's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • The Lived Experience of Illness
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Centred Care
  • Medical and Health Humanities

Diana's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Research - Narrative
  • Arts based research methods especially historical and literary analysis

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9304

Email: d.jefferies@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Daniel Nicholls

Dr Daniel Nicholls Image of Daniel Nicholls

Daniel's clinical expertise spans all areas of mental health, with a particular focus on clinical supervision as reflective practice. My methodological experience includes areas influenced by various traditions: general philosophy, phenomenology, discourse and narrative analyses, ethnography, positivist approaches: hence I have research experience in philosophical research as well as empirical research which utilises mixed methods or qualitative or quantitative analyses. My research interests cover a range of areas, including: imagination and consciousness, eating disorders, puerperal psychosis, trauma and violence, identity, dementia care, ward environments. My own PhD was centred on the work of Michèle Le Dœuff, drawing on traditions from Descartes to Postmodernism and Feminism, and including psychoanalytic theory. I undertook postdoctoral studies in Paris on the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. I supervised a nursing PhD (2015) which was situated in French postmodernism (Deleuze & Guattari). I have presented my research at many conferences: in health, philosophy and international relations.

Daniel's research expertise includes:

  • Mental health with a particular focus on clinical supervision as reflective practice
  • Imagination and consciousness
  • Eating disorders
  • Puerperal psychosis
  • Trauma and violence
  • Identity
  • Dementia care
  • Ward environments

Daniel's methodolgical expertise includes:

  • General philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Discourse and narrative analyses
  • Ethnography
  • Positivist approaches
  • Philosophical research
  • Empirical research which utilises mixed methods or qualitative or quantitative analyses

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

Western Sydney University

  • 1 MHons
  • 1 BNHons

University of Canberra

  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9565

Email: d.nicholls@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters RN BN (Hons) PhD is an academic in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University.  Kath has extensive clinical nursing and research experience with a strong background in health research and qualitative methodologies.  Kath is actively engaged in research and regularly disseminates research outcomes in peer reviewed journals and at national and international conferences.

Kath's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Workforce issues
  • Women's and Family Health
  • Vulnerable Populations

Kath's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 PhD
  • 6 BN (Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3567

Email: k.peters@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Lucie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours-1st Class) in 2003 and was awarded a PhD in 2007 from University of Western Sydney. Lucie teaches in a range of clinical based units in the undergraduate nursing program and coordinates postgraduate units. Her teaching philosophy is based on contextualising student learning. She was a recipient of a UWS College of Health & Science Learning and Teaching Citation in 2011 and recipient of a National Teaching Award (OLT) in 2012 for outstanding contribution to students' learning.

Lucie's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Health Care
  • Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa
  • Women's Health
  • Clinical Nursing Practice Issues
  • Numeracy
  • Education Research
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Lucie's main methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Methods Research
  • Naturalistic Inquiry

Lucie is an experienced qualitative researcher and her research interests include:

  1. child and adolescent health care, with a particular interest in eating disorder research (anorexia nervosa) and;
  2. educational research (teaching and learning).
In 2014 Lucie was the successful recipient of funding from The Ian Potter Foundation to develop and pilot a mentoring program for young people with anorexia nervosa in NSW. In 2015 Lucie received a UWS Women's Research Fellowship to extend the latter pilot program to include all Eating Disorders. Lucie supervises both Honours and Research Higher Degree students and regularly publishes her work in national and international nursing journals.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 BN(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9032

Email: l.ramjan@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith Image Prof. Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Cardiothoracic Postgraduate Certificate, a Master of Social Planning and Development, a Graduate Certificate of Health Economics and a PhD in Public Health.

Sheree's research expertise includes:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Respiratory health services
  • Mental health and,
  • Primary health care

Sheree's methodological expertise includes:

Sheree has experience in quantitative methods such as randomised controlled trials, and qualitative methods.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 M(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3532

Email: sheree.smith@westernsydney.edu.au

Midwifery, Maternal and Child Health

Dr Stacy Blythe

Dr Stacy Blythe Dr Stacy Blythe

Stacy Graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours – 1st Class) in 2009 and was awarded her PhD in 2013 by the University of Western Sydney. Stacy teaches in a variety of theoretical and clinical units at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her doctoral research was a qualitative investigation in the area of foster care. Current research endeavours are investigating ways to protect and promote mental health in infants who are born substance exposed.

Stacy's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Foster Care
  • Substance Exposed Infants
  • Women's Health
  • Child and Family Health

Stacy's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative and systematic reviews

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1930

Email: s.blythe@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Elaine Burns

Dr Elaine Burns Image Elain Burns

Dr Elaine Burns is a Lecturer and Deputy Director of Clinical Education (Midwifery) and Higher Degree Research at Western Sydney University. She holds a PhD and a Masters in Community Health (Midwifery). Over the past two decades Elaine has worked exclusively in the area of midwifery and women's health as a clinician, researcher and more recently as an educator.  Elaine completed her doctoral studies in 2011 where she explored the language and practice of midwives, and lactation consultants, during interactions with women who were breastfeeding. Elaine has 13 refereed publications and one book chapter and has given more than 30 Conference presentations including 7 as invited speaker and 2 as invited Plenary. Elaine currently has a H Index of 6 (Google Scholar) and more than 140 citations to published work. Elaine has also had successful grant capture to support 4 ongoing research projects exploring women's experiences of midwifery care, peer support and postnatal journey mapping.

Elaine's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Discourse analysis
  • Ethnography
  • Women's experiences of maternity care
  • Midwifery care provision
  • Migrant and refugee women's experiences
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postnatal care
  • Peer support
  • Women's health

Elaine's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research in particular discourse analysis and ethnography

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9818

Email: e.burns@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Hannah Dahlen

Professor Hannah Dahlen Professor Hannah Dahlen

Hannah Dahlen is a Professor of Midwifery and Higher Degree Research Director in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Western Sydney University.

Qualifications: RN, RM, BN (Hons 1st class), MCommN, PhD, Grad Cert Midwifery (pharmacology), FACM.

Hannah Dahlen is a Professor of Midwifery and Higher Degree Research Director in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Western Sydney University. Hannah has had national and international success with grants (two NHMRC and one ARC, two COST). Hannah has published more than 100 papers and has given papers at over 100 conferences and seminars with half of these being invited keynote addresses. Hannah is one of the top ranking UWS authors for The Conversation. Hannah has been cited in the media over 1000 times and has been a part of three documentary films. Hannah has strong international collaborations. She is co-founder of the international research collaboration EPIIC (Epigenetic Impact of Childbirth). In November 2012 she was named in the Sydney Morning Herald's list of 100 "people who change our city for the better". She was named as one of the leading "science and knowledge thinkers" for 2012 due to her research and public profile. Hannah has a strong profile in the profession of midwifery. She is a past National President of the Australian College of Midwives and she sits on several peak National and State committees. Hannah sits on several state and National Health committees. Hannah is still a practising midwife and works in a private group practice in Sydney.

Hannah's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Midwifery
  • Normal birth
  • Birth interventions
  • Media
  • Water Birth
  • Perineal trauma
  • Incontinence
  • Epigenetics
  • Oral Health
  • Health Policy
  • Acupuncture
  • Homebirth
  • Birth Centres
  • Fear
  • Risk
  • Birth trauma
  • Human rights in childbirth
  • Models of care
  • Vaginal examination
  • Maternal death
  • Maternal complications
  • Perinatal outcomes
  • Young parents
  • Obesity
  • CALD women's outcomes
  • Birth positions
  • Birth experiences

Hannah's main methodological expertise includes:

Hannah has experience with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.  She has undertaken systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, prospective cohort studies, retrospective cohort studies, population based studies, surveys, grounded theory, narrative analysis, ethnography, thematic analysis, content analysis (qual and quant), and mixed methods.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

I currently supervise three Honours students and have had three Honours completions, all First Class Honours. One of my Honours students received the University Medal at UWS in 2011. I currently supervise five PhD students and I have had six PhD completions. I have had four Masters Honours completions. In total I have had nine higher degree completions. Six of my students have received scholarships.

  • 3 BN(Hons)
  • 4 M9Hons)
  • 6 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9118

Email: h.dahlen@westernsydney.edu.au

Twitter: @Hannahdahlen

Dr Holly Priddis

Dr Holly Priddis Holly Priddis

Dr Holly Priddis is a lecturer of Midwifery at Western Sydney University.  Holly undertook her Honours in 2010 where she received a First class Honours and was awarded the University Medal for Outstanding Scholarship. Holly then went on to complete her PhD in 2015 titled:  "An evaluation of health services for women who have experienced severe perineal trauma: A mixed methods study". Holly is a mother of four children, is a successful birth photographer and runs a charity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders based on her own experience of parenting a special needs child.

Holly's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Pregnancy, labour and birth
  • Postnatal period
  • Transition to parenting
  • Severe perineal trauma
  • Birth positions

Holly's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Ethnographnic methods including autoethnography
  • Qualitative research
  • Mixed methods research
  • Transformative emancipatory research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9592

Email: h.priddis@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir is a lecturer in both the nursing and midwifery directorates. Her passion is midwifery and believes in providing women the 'choice' to make informed decisions. Rakime completed her PhD in 2012 focusing on women's experiences of severe postpartum haemorrhage and emergency hysterectomy. Since completing her doctoral work, she has extended her research interests around father's experiences of traumatic birth and midwives experiences of obstetric emergencies.

Rakime's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research
  • Birth trauma
  • High risk / complications in pregnancy and birth
  • Father's birth
  • Postnatal experiences
  • Women's health

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3372

Email: r.elmir@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Jann Foster

Dr Jann Foster Image of Dr Jann Foster

Dr Jann Foster research expertise includes:

  • Neonatal
  • Infant and paediatric nursing and reflective practice: Including pain management of neonates, infants and children
  • Nutrition and feeding of neonates and infants including gastrointestinal disorders
  • Respiratory management of neonates and infants
  • The use of technology in the neonatal intensive care setting

Jann's methodological expertise includes:

  • Historical research
  • Descriptive qualitative research
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Surveys
  • Quantitative comparative studies
  • Systematic reviews

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3667

Email: j.foster@westernsydney.edu.au

Nursing Communication

Dr Paul Glew

Dr Paul Glew Image

Dr Paul Glew

Dr Paul Glew has a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Certificate in TESOL, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Science (Intensive Care Nursing), Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (TESOL), Master of Nursing, and a Doctor of Education degree.

Paul's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Clinical communication in nursing education and healthcare
  • Academic literacy and English second language assessment, teaching and learning
  • Literacy and language program design in education and nursing

Paul's methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative and mixed methods research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 3 BNHons
  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1163

Email: p.glew@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Diana Jefferies

Diana Jefferies

Dr Diana Jefferies

Dr Diana Jefferies is a lecturer in the school of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. She has twenty-five years' experience in acute clinical nursing specialising in mental health and HIV Nursing. She has academic qualifications in Arts Based research methods such as historical analysis and literary criticism. Her current research program integrates her nursing and arts-based background to examine descriptions of mental health issues in historical and literary contexts.

Diana's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • The Lived Experience of Illness
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Centred Care
  • Medical and Health Humanities

Diana's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Research - Narrative
  • Arts based research methods especially historical and literary analysis

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9304

Email: d.jefferies@westernsydney.edu.au

Primary Healthcare

Dr Ajesh George

Ajesh George

Dr Ajesh George

Dr Ajesh George is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University and Group Leader of the COHORTE (Collaboration for Oral Health Outcomes, Research, Translation & Evaluation) research group based at the Ingham Institute Applied Medical Research, Liverpool Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Population Oral Health at the University of Sydney.  Dr George has published in 36 peer-reviewed journals, been awarded 11 grants (including a NHMRC project grant), presented at 25 conferences (9 international) and received numerous awards including the Ingham Institute best poster award, SWSLHD Quality Awards for 2011/2013/2015, NSW Health Finalist Awards for 2011/2013, Ingham Institute 2013 Early Career Researcher Award and 2014 UWS Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award as Early Career Researcher.

In addition, Dr George has contributed significantly to translation research with his research programs being implemented into policy and practice in both NSW and Victoria. Ajesh has contributed to oral health policy directions in NSW and has been an invited guest speaker at international conferences and at the executive committee meetings of NSW Ministry of Health. Dr George's research has also received a lot of attention through media releases and television including Channel 10 news.

Ajesh's main methodolgical expertise includes:

Dr George's main area of expertise include maternal and infant oral health, chronic illness/disability and oral health, translating oral health  into practice and oral health education for non-dental professionals . Dr George's main methodological expertise include: Qualitative/quantitative research, mixed methods design, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 8738 9356

Email: a.george@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher

Dr Deborah HatcherAssociate Professor Deborah Hatcher

Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher has a Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor of Health Science, Master of health Personnel Education and PhD.

Deborah's research expertise includes:

  • Ageing and aged care
  • Diabetes and management of chronic health conditions
  • Primary health care

Deborah has methodological expertise includes:

  • Grounded theory and other qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods research

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 PhD
  • 1 BNHons

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9311

Email: d.hatcher@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Stephen McNally

Dr Stephen McNally Image

Dr Stephen McNally

Dr Stephen McNally research expertise includes:

  • Clinical nursing practice issues
  • Nurse education

Stephen's methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Quantitative research
  • Systematic Review
  • Qualitative research limited to content and thematic analysis

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9508

Email: s.mcnally@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Lucie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours-1st Class) in 2003 and was awarded a PhD in 2007 from University of Western Sydney. Lucie teaches in a range of clinical based units in the undergraduate nursing program and coordinates postgraduate units. Her teaching philosophy is based on contextualising student learning. She was a recipient of a UWS College of Health & Science Learning and Teaching Citation in 2011 and recipient of a National Teaching Award (OLT) in 2012 for outstanding contribution to students' learning.

Lucie's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Health Care
  • Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa
  • Women's Health
  • Clinical Nursing Practice Issues
  • Numeracy
  • Education Research
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Lucie's main methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Methods Research
  • Naturalistic Inquiry

Lucie is an experienced qualitative researcher and her research interests include:

  1. child and adolescent health care, with a particular interest in eating disorder research (anorexia nervosa) and;
  2. educational research (teaching and learning).
In 2014 Lucie was the successful recipient of funding from The Ian Potter Foundation to develop and pilot a mentoring program for young people with anorexia nervosa in NSW. In 2015 Lucie received a UWS Women's Research Fellowship to extend the latter pilot program to include all Eating Disorders. Lucie supervises both Honours and Research Higher Degree students and regularly publishes her work in national and international nursing journals.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 BN(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9032

Email: l.ramjan@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith Image Prof. Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Cardiothoracic Postgraduate Certificate, a Master of Social Planning and Development, a Graduate Certificate of Health Economics and a PhD in Public Health.

Sheree's research expertise includes:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Respiratory health services
  • Mental health and,
  • Primary health care

Sheree's methodological expertise includes:

Sheree has experience in quantitative methods such as randomised controlled trials, and qualitative methods.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 M(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3532

Email: sheree.smith@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Yenna Salamonson

Professor Yenna Salamonson Image Assoc. Prof. Yenna Salamonson

Dr. Yenna Salamonson has committed over 25 years of her academic career to creating a positive learning experience for nursing students, and at the same time, worked in the clinical setting as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Coronary Care units. Yenna's program of research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality of teaching and learning to build nursing workforce capacity towards better healthcare outcomes. In addition, her scope of research extends to patient safety in acute care, cardiovascular nursing and organisational culture.

Yenna has expertise in survey construction, psychometric assessment and mixed methods designs. She also has experience in multivariate statistical techniques including Structural Equation Modelling. She has undertaken several educational projects to improve the academic performance of nursing students for whom English is an additional language, and has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and numerous conference proceedings.  She has been a recipient of a number of teaching awards at the university and national levels.

Yenna's research expertise includes:

  • Academic success and supporting first year nursing student experience
  • Patient Safety in acute care
  • Critical care and cardiovascular nursing
  • Nursing workforce and organisational culture

Yenna's methodological expertise includes:

  • Survey construction
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Mixed methods designs

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

Yenna has supervised 17 research students to completion.

  • 6 PhD
  • 1 Masters
  • 10 BNHons

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 7 PhD
  • 3 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3322

Email: y.salamonson@westernsydney.edu.au

Professional Issues

Dr Leanne Cowin

Dr Leanne Cowin

Leanne has over 20 years of academic experience from Victoria and NSW. Leanne began with a certificate in psychiatric nursing and then general nursing which led to a Bachelor of Nursing, followed by a Master in Nursing, and then finally followed by a PhD in Health. A recent Master of Science (Applied Statistics) was just for interest sake.

Leanne's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Professional and vocational issues
  • New Graduate Nurses
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Professional Identity
  • Self-concept
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Seclusion and De-escalation

Leanne's main methodological expertise includes:

Quantitative methods including:

  • Instrument design and development
  • Psychometric testing
  • Sampling
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Structural Equation Modelling and Regression Analyses
  • Data Analysis program experiences include R, SAS, SPSS, HLM, MBA and others
  • Survey methodology

Qualitative methods including:

  • Phenomenology
  • Thematic analysis
  • Focus group technique

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1656

Email: l.cowin@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck

Lauretta Luck

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck is the Director of the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, a conjoint position of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. I support and mentor Nurse Clinicians undertaking research focused on evidence based changes to nursing practice and improving patient care and outcomes. I have many years teaching in the tertiary sector both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students. I have published in, and review, national and international journals and presented a national and international conferences.

Lauretta's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Case Study Designs
  • Qualitative Research

Current Students (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BN(Hons)
  • 3 Master of Research
  • 3 PhD

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 2 BN(Hons)
  • 1 MN(Hons)
  • 2 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4734 3781

Email: lauretta.luck@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Yenna Salamonson

Professor Yenna Salamonson Image Assoc. Prof. Yenna Salamonson

Dr. Yenna Salamonson has committed over 25 years of her academic career to creating a positive learning experience for nursing students, and at the same time, worked in the clinical setting as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Coronary Care units. Yenna's program of research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality of teaching and learning to build nursing workforce capacity towards better healthcare outcomes. In addition, her scope of research extends to patient safety in acute care, cardiovascular nursing and organisational culture.

Yenna has expertise in survey construction, psychometric assessment and mixed methods designs. She also has experience in multivariate statistical techniques including Structural Equation Modelling. She has undertaken several educational projects to improve the academic performance of nursing students for whom English is an additional language, and has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and numerous conference proceedings.  She has been a recipient of a number of teaching awards at the university and national levels.

Yenna's research expertise includes:

  • Academic success and supporting first year nursing student experience
  • Patient Safety in acute care
  • Critical care and cardiovascular nursing
  • Nursing workforce and organisational culture

Yenna's methodological expertise includes:

  • Survey construction
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Mixed methods designs

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

Yenna has supervised 17 research students to completion.

  • 6 PhD
  • 1 Masters
  • 10 BNHons

Currently supervising (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 7 PhD
  • 3 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3322

Email: y.salamonson@westernsydney.edu.au

Respiratory Health Services

Professor Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith Image Prof. Sheree Smith

Professor Sheree Smith has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Cardiothoracic Postgraduate Certificate, a Master of Social Planning and Development, a Graduate Certificate of Health Economics and a PhD in Public Health.

Sheree's research expertise includes:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Respiratory health services
  • Mental health and,
  • Primary health care

Sheree's methodological expertise includes:

Sheree has experience in quantitative methods such as randomised controlled trials, and qualitative methods.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 M(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3532

Email: sheree.smith@westernsydney.edu.au

Women's Health

Dr Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir is a lecturer in both the nursing and midwifery directorates. Her passion is midwifery and believes in providing women the 'choice' to make informed decisions. Rakime completed her PhD in 2012 focusing on women's experiences of severe postpartum haemorrhage and emergency hysterectomy. Since completing her doctoral work, she has extended her research interests around father's experiences of traumatic birth and midwives experiences of obstetric emergencies.

Rakime's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research
  • Birth trauma
  • High risk / complications in pregnancy and birth
  • Father's birth
  • Postnatal experiences
  • Women's health

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3372

Email: r.elmir@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Judy Mannix

Judy Mannix

Dr Judy Mannix

Judy is currently Director of Academic Programs - Postgraduate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her clinical experience has been gained in acute, high dependency settings in rural and metropolitan hospitals in NSW. Judy is an experienced academic, actively contributing to nurse education since 1985. She has extensive experience teaching on-campus and online students in nursing programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has held a number of governance roles in the university setting. Her professional interests focus on nurse education and practice, clinical leadership, workforce issues, and family health. Judy has recently completed her PhD and has been involved in funded research projects around her areas of interest, including an ARC Linkage grant. She has successfully co-supervised BN (Hons) students and research higher degree students in related areas and has a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas.

Judy's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Mixed methods research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 3 BN(Hons)
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3760

Email: j.mannix@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Olayide Ogunsiji

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Dr Olayide Ogunsiji

Dr Olayide Ogunsiji is a Registered Nurse and Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Australia. Her research interest are in the area of Women's and Family health; Migrant and refugee women's health; African women's health. She has successfully obtained internal and external grant to the tune of $120,000. Her research has focused on female genital mutilation, intimate partner violence, breast cancer screening practices among African migrant women and nursing workforce in refugee health. She has published in reputable journals.

Olayides's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Women's and Family Health
  • Migrant and Refugee Women's Health
  • African Women's Health
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Practices

Olayides's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Naturalistic Inquiry
  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1897

Email: o.ogunsiji@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Rebecca O'Reilly

Dr Rebecca O'Reilly Dr Rebecca O'Reilly

Rebecca is a Lecturer and Academic Course Advisor of the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) courses in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney (UWS).  Rebecca's PhD focused on the child protection workforce using a mixed methods case study approach. Rebecca has numerous publications in women's and family health care and has been the principle researcher in research projects in this area. Recently, she was successful in gaining funding for a research project that investigates opportunistic screening for domestic violence. Rebecca's clinical practice experience includes General Registered Nursing; High Dependency Nursing, Midwifery, and Community Nursing. Currently, Rebecca is co-supervisor of Masters Honours and PhD candidates.

Rebecca's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Women's and Family Health

Rebecca's main methodological expertise includes:

Rebecca's area of expertise is in Women's and Family health, specifically domestic violence and the implications of this for women, children, families and health care providers. Rebecca also has experience in nursing education. Her methodological expertise is mainly in the qualitative arena; however, Rebecca also has some experience in mixed methods research.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil
  • Rebecca is currently co-supervisor of Masters Honours student due to complete in 2016, and a PhD student with another PhD student to begin in 2016

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9490

Email: re.oreilly@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters RN BN (Hons) PhD is an academic in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University.  Kath has extensive clinical nursing and research experience with a strong background in health research and qualitative methodologies.  Kath is actively engaged in research and regularly disseminates research outcomes in peer reviewed journals and at national and international conferences.

Kath's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Workforce Issues
  • Women's and Family Health
  • Vulnerable Populations

Kath's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 PhD
  • 6 BN (Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3567

Email: k.peters@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Lucie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours-1st Class) in 2003 and was awarded a PhD in 2007 from University of Western Sydney. Lucie teaches in a range of clinical based units in the undergraduate nursing program and coordinates postgraduate units. Her teaching philosophy is based on contextualising student learning. She was a recipient of a UWS College of Health & Science Learning and Teaching Citation in 2011 and recipient of a National Teaching Award (OLT) in 2012 for outstanding contribution to students' learning.

Lucie's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Health Care
  • Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa
  • Women's Health
  • Clinical Nursing Practice Issues
  • Numeracy
  • Education Research
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Lucie's main methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Methods Research
  • Naturalistic Inquiry

Lucie is an experienced qualitative researcher and her research interests include:

  1. child and adolescent health care, with a particular interest in eating disorder research (anorexia nervosa) and;
  2. educational research (teaching and learning).
In 2014 Lucie was the successful recipient of funding from The Ian Potter Foundation to develop and pilot a mentoring program for young people with anorexia nervosa in NSW. In 2015 Lucie received a UWS Women's Research Fellowship to extend the latter pilot program to include all Eating Disorders. Lucie supervises both Honours and Research Higher Degree students and regularly publishes her work in national and international nursing journals.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 BN(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9032

Email: l.ramjan@westernsydney.edu.au

Workforce/Education Research

Dr Cathy Dickson

Dr Cathy Dickson Dr Cathy Dickson

Cathy is committed to supporting students achieve their best at all levels of study. Utilising her 20 years clinical experience in nursing (emergency department & special care nursery), midwifery (antenatal & postnatal care) and 13 years in university education (undergraduate & postgraduate), she encourages her students to be engaged and inspires leadership. A strong foundation in social constructivism underpins Cathy's teaching philosophy where student and teacher are able to learn from the experiences of each other, to create meaning for learning. Students have referred to Cathy as nurturing, enthusiastic, trustworthy, friendly, approachable, encouraging and passionate. Through Cathy's mentorship and tutelage, students have been successful at winning academic prizes and the prestigious Deans Medal for academic achievement. This stands as a testament to her commitment to helping students achieve success at any level.

Cathy's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Nursing Practice
  • Patient, Client and Woman Experience
  • Child and Family Health Issues
  • Nursing and Midwifery Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Online Education

Cathy's main methodological expertise includes:

Cathy is primarily a qualitative researcher with experience in Interpretive Description and Hermeneutic Phenomenology. Cathy's master's research utilised hermeneutic phenomenology to explore the lived experience of clinical facilitators and her Doctoral thesis was an interpretive descriptive study to understand how international students learn in the clinical environment. Cathy's methodological experience lends itself to research in nursing, midwifery and any question that seeks to understand or explore the personal. Cathy is also a registered Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) systematic reviewer. Cathy welcomes supporting research students interested in understanding the personal journeys of their participants to inform and transform practice

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BN (Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1904

Email: c.dickson@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Leanne Cowin

Dr Leanne Cowin

Leanne has over 20 years of academic experience from Victoria and NSW. Leanne began with a certificate in psychiatric nursing and then general nursing which led to a Bachelor of Nursing, followed by a Master in Nursing, and then finally followed by a PhD in Health. A recent Master of Science (Applied Statistics) was just for interest sake.

Leanne's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Professional and vocational issues
  • New Graduate Nurses
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Professional Identity
  • Self-concept
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Seclusion and De-escalation

Leanne's main methodological expertise includes:

Quantitative methods including:

  • Instrument design and development
  • Psychometric testing
  • Sampling
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Structural Equation Modelling and Regression Analyses
  • Data Analysis program experiences include R, SAS, SPSS, HLM, MBA and others
  • Survey methodology

Qualitative methods including:

  • Phenomenology
  • Thematic analysis
  • Focus group technique

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1656

Email: l.cowin@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Gihane Endrawes

Dr Gihane Endrawes Dr Gihane Endrawes

Expertise in mental health especially women's mental health, consumers' rights, ethical issues related to management of aggression, carers issues, Evidence based practice, leadership, transcultural nursing, nursing education, clinical supervision, reflective practice, curriculum development.

Gihane's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • Nil

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9116

Email: g.endrawes@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Paul Glew

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Dr Paul Glew

Dr Paul Glew has a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Certificate in TESOL, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Science (Intensive Care Nursing), Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (TESOL), Master of Nursing, and a Doctor of Education degree.

Paul's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Clinical communication in nursing education and healthcare
  • Academic literacy and English second language assessment, teaching and learning
  • Literacy and language program design in education and nursing

Paul's methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative and mixed methods research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 3 BNHons
  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4570 1163

Email: p.glew@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck

Lauretta Luck

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck is the Director of the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, a conjoint position of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. I support and mentor Nurse Clinicians undertaking research focused on evidence based changes to nursing practice and improving patient care and outcomes. I have many years teaching in the tertiary sector both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students. I have published in, and review, national and international journals and presented a national and international conferences.

Lauretta's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Case Study Designs
  • Qualitative Research

Current Students (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 BN(Hons)
  • 3 Master of Research
  • 3 PhD

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 2 BN(Hons)
  • 1 MN(Hons)
  • 2 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4734 3781

Email: lauretta.luck@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Judy Mannix

Judy Mannix

Dr Judy Mannix

Judy is currently Director of Academic Programs - Postgraduate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her clinical experience has been gained in acute, high dependency settings in rural and metropolitan hospitals in NSW. Judy is an experienced academic, actively contributing to nurse education since 1985. She has extensive experience teaching on-campus and online students in nursing programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has held a number of governance roles in the university setting. Her professional interests focus on nurse education and practice, clinical leadership, workforce issues, and family health. Judy has recently completed her PhD and has been involved in funded research projects around her areas of interest, including an ARC Linkage grant. She has successfully co-supervised BN (Hons) students and research higher degree students in related areas and has a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas.

Judy's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Mixed methods research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 3 BN(Hons)
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 PhD

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3760

Email: j.mannix@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Stephen McNally

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Dr Stephen McNally

Dr Stephen McNally research expertise includes:

  • Clinical nursing practice issues
  • Nurse education

Stephen's methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Quantitative research
  • Systematic Review
  • Qualitative research limited to content and thematic analysis

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 BNHons

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9508

Email: s.mcnally@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters Associate Professor Kath Peters

Associate Professor Kath Peters RN BN (Hons) PhD is an academic in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University.  Kath has extensive clinical nursing and research experience with a strong background in health research and qualitative methodologies.  Kath is actively engaged in research and regularly disseminates research outcomes in peer reviewed journals and at national and international conferences.

Kath's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Workforce issues
  • Women's and Family Health
  • Vulnerable Populations

Kath's main methodological expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Research

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 4 PhD
  • 6 BN (Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 4620 3567

Email: k.peters@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Dr Lucie Ramjan

Lucie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours-1st Class) in 2003 and was awarded a PhD in 2007 from University of Western Sydney. Lucie teaches in a range of clinical based units in the undergraduate nursing program and coordinates postgraduate units. Her teaching philosophy is based on contextualising student learning. She was a recipient of a UWS College of Health & Science Learning and Teaching Citation in 2011 and recipient of a National Teaching Award (OLT) in 2012 for outstanding contribution to students' learning.

Lucie's main research interests and expertise includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Health Care
  • Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa
  • Women's Health
  • Clinical Nursing Practice Issues
  • Numeracy
  • Education Research
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Lucie's main methodolgical expertise includes:

  • Qualitative Methods Research
  • Naturalistic Inquiry

Lucie is an experienced qualitative researcher and her research interests include:

  1. child and adolescent health care, with a particular interest in eating disorder research (anorexia nervosa) and;
  2. educational research (teaching and learning).
In 2014 Lucie was the successful recipient of funding from The Ian Potter Foundation to develop and pilot a mentoring program for young people with anorexia nervosa in NSW. In 2015 Lucie received a UWS Women's Research Fellowship to extend the latter pilot program to include all Eating Disorders. Lucie supervises both Honours and Research Higher Degree students and regularly publishes her work in national and international nursing journals.

Students to completion (PhD), (MHons), (BNHons)

  • 1 PhD
  • 1 M(Hons)
  • 1 BN(Hons)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9685 9032

Email: l.ramjan@westernsydney.edu.au