Doctor Greg Clark

Doctor Greg Clark

Academic Course Advisor, Mental Health,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Greg has worked as a mental health nurse since 1978, originally qualifying at Macquarie Hospital, North Ryde. He has worked in a diverse range of mental health settings, mostly in community mental health services and has worked with people of all ages. He was endorsed as a mental health nurse practitioner in 2007. His academic career to date has involved sessional lecturer positions, between 2009 and 2013, at the University of Western Sydney, the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle and Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. He has also developed educational resources for the National Prescribing Service and The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association. Greg has worked full time at Western Sydney University since 2015. He is currently Academic Course Adviser for Postgraduate Mental Health Courses and co-ordinates several units for the Master of Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health). He also teaches in undergraduate mental health units.

Greg has a Psychiatric Nursing Certificate, Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health Nursing), Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) and Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner). He has recently completed a doctoral study at the University of Newcastle. His study is a history of ideas in psychiatric nursing scholarship. His research interests are the essential elements of mental health nursing practice and the articulation of these essential elements for the benefit of students and others who are interested in understanding how to work effectively in a mental health setting. 

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • MNurs University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • MNurs University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • BSc(MenHeaSc) Charles Sturt University

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (1999)

Awards

  • Stan Alchin Award 2007-10-05
  • Stan Alchin Runner Up Award 2008-10-03
  • Hunter Mental Health Award 2008-05-16

Interests

  • History of Ideas
  • Mental Health Nurse Education
  • Mental Health Nursing

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: G.Clark@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
(02) 9685 9411
Mobile:
Location: EB.LG.72
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400228 Assessment for Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses, 2010
  • 400858 Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses, 2015
  • 400858 Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses, 2018
  • 401013 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1, 2016
  • 401013 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1, 2018
  • 401017 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 2, 2016
  • 401017 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 2, 2018
  • 401202 Advanced Clinical Practice in Mental Health Nursing, 2017
  • 401202 Advanced Clinical Practice in Mental Health Nursing, 2018

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Ramjan, L. and Clark, G. (2021), 'Mental disorders of childhood and adolescence', Mental Health in Nursing: Theory and Practice for Clinical Settings, Elsevier Australia 9780729543392.

I have recently completed my PhD at the University of Newcastle. My study is a history of ideas in psychiatric nursing scholarship from 1885 to 2013. The study uses textbooks as the primary source documents. Post-analytic philosophy is the epistemological framework, specificially, The Logic of the History of Ideas by Mark Bevir. 

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