Our People


Deborah Hatcher


Nursing and midwifery are rewarding professions that provide career opportunities in clinical, academic and business environments and challenge graduates to define and identify their own boundaries and horizons. Our School is a national leader in nursing and midwifery education, research and scholarship, with one of the largest undergraduate pre-registration nursing degree course in Australia. We have over 4,500 students, including 700 international students, yet despite our size, we provide individual attention in our teaching and learning activities. 

If you are interested in studying a challenging course in one of Australia's leading schools of nursing and midwifery, take time to look at our website and if you would like further information,  please contact the School and we will be able to provide you with information about our courses.

- Deborah Hatcher,  Dean School of Nursing and Midwifery

Key People in our School 

Dean's Unit

Dean
Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher
02 4620 3352
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Deputy Dean Operations & Strategy
Dr Kathleen Dixon

02 4570 1927
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Deputy Dean Teaching & Learning
Dr Stephen McNally
02 9685 9508
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School Manager
Stephen Stokes
02 4620 3256
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Directors Academic Programs

Postgraduate
Dr Judy Mannix
02 4620 3760
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Undergraduate
Dr Rebecca O'Reilly
02 9685 9490
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Clinical
Ms Sue Willis
02 4570 1988
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International Programs
Associate Professor Kath Peters
02 4620 3567
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Midwifery
Associate Professor Athena Sheehan
02 9685 9068
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Academic Workforce - Campbelltown
Professor Yenna Salamonson
02 4620 3322
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Academic Workforce - Hawkesbury
Dr Kathleen Dixon
02 4570 1927
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Academic Workforce - Parramatta
Dr Christine Taylor
02 9685 9029
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Casual Workforce & Program Resource Allocation
Robyn Moroney
02 4570 1931
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Directors

Engagement & International
Dr Stacy Blythe

02 4570 1930
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HDR
Professor Hannah Dahlen
02 9685 9118
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Research
Professor Virginia Schmied
02 9685 9505
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CANR
Acting Associate Professor Bronwyn Everett
(02) 8738 9360
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CNRU
Professor Lesley Wilkes
02 4734 3181
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TReSI
Professor Lynn Kemp
02 8738 9394
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Academic Course Advisors

Bachelor of Midwifery
Associate Professor Athena Sheehan

02 9685 9068
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Bachelor of Nursing (Campbelltown Campus)
Gloria Teale
02 4620 3658
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Bachelor of Nursing (Hawkesbury Campus), (Lithgow Campus) & Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Ms Maxine Veale
02 4570 1474
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Bachelor of Nursing A-L (Parramatta Campus)
Dr Rona Pillay
02 9685 9504
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Bachelor of Nursing M-Z (Parramatta Campus) & Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Toni Azzopardi
02 9685 9033
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Bachelor of Nursing Advanced, Bachelor of Nursing Honours & Academy
Dr Antoinette Cotton
02 9685 9501
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Graduate Diploma Midwifery
Fiona Arundell
02 9685 9567
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Master Primary Healthcare
Dr Lucie Ramjan
02 9685 9032
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Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) (Onshore)
Dr Lauretta Luck
02 9685 9568
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Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) (Hong Kong)
Associate Professor Kath Peters
02 4620 3567
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Master of Nursing (Generic and Specialisation)
Dr Lauretta Luck
02 9685 9568
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Master of Nursing (Professional Studies)
Dr Cannas Kwok 
02 9685 9531
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Master of Mental Health Nursing 
Dr Greg Clark 

02 9685 9719
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Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
Dr Greg Clark
02 9685 9719
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Master of Child and Family Health (Karitane)
Dr Cathy Dickson
02 4570 1904
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Academic Campus Advisors  

Campbelltown
Ms Tiffany Northall

02 02 4620 3368
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Hawkesbury
Dr Leanne Cowin

02 4570 1292
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Parramatta
Dr Diana Jefferies
02 9685 9304
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Professorial Staff  

Professor Esther Chang
Professor of Nursing

02 9685 9046
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Professor Hannah Dahlen
Professor of Midwifery
Director of HDR
02 9685 9118
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Professor Lynn Kemp
Professor of Nursing
Director of TReSI
02 8738 9394
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Professor Phillip Newton
Professor of Nursing 
02 9881 6057
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Professor Virginia Schmied
Professor of Maternal, Infant and Family Health
Director of Engagement and International
Director of Research
02 9685 9505
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Professor Sheree Smith
Professor of Nursing
02 4620 3532
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Professor Lesley Wilkes
Professor of Nursing
02 4734 3181
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Professor Roger Watson (external to UWS)
Professor
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Professor Yenna Salamonson
Professor
Director Academic Workforce (Campbelltown)
02 4620 3567
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Associate Professor Bronwyn Everett
Associate Professor
Acting Director of CANR
02 8738 9360
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Associate Professor Deborah Hatcher
Associate Professor
Dean
02 4620 3352
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Associate Professor Kath Peters
Associate Professor
Director International Programs
02 4620 3567
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Associate Professor Athena Sheehan
Associate Professor
Director Midwifery Programs
02 9685 9068
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