Associate Professor Caleb Ferguson


Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Dr Caleb Ferguson is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Western Sydney University. He is a Registered Nurse with over a decades clinical experience caring for individuals with stroke, neurological and cardiovascular conditions.

He undertook his PhD at the UTS: Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care which was awarded by UTS in 2015, for his thesis titled: The AFASTER Study: Patient-centered approaches to thromboprophylaxis in individuals with heart failure and concomitant atrial fibrillation. (opens in a new window) His program of research focuses on patient-centred approaches to the management of atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention and digital health. He has previously held appointments as Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, where he continues to hold an honorary appointment. Since 2012, he has published over 60 academic works. Including peer reviewed journal articles, editorials, book chapters and scientific abstracts. Associate Professor Ferguson is a Managing Editor of Contemporary Nurse (opens in a new window) and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. (opens in a new window) He also contributes to peer review for the Journal of Advanced Nursing, International Journal of Nursing Studies, International Journal of Cardiology, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes and the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. In 2015, Caleb was awarded a National Stroke Foundation Fostering Future Leader Award. Since 2012 he has been a volunteer StrokeSafe Ambassador for the Stroke Foundation undertaking community advocacy work. He is a member of the Stroke Foundation Research Advisory Committee and 2017 Stroke Guideline Executive Development Group and the Heart Foundation's Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Working Group (2016-).

Associate Professor Ferguson is available to supervise higher degree research students. He particularly welcomes interest from high achieving students from the nursing discipline, employees of WSLHD or those with an interest in stroke or cardiovascular care.

Research Interests

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Anticoagulation
  • Caregivers Research
  • Digital Media
  • Medication Management
  • Nursing Research
  • Social Media
  • mHealth


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2005, University of Stirling, Scotland)
  • Master of Health Leadership (2012, University of Tasmania, Australia)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2015, University of Technology Sydney Australia)

Awards and Recognition

  • UTS Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2015-12-31
  • Stroke Foundation Future Leader Award 2015-12-31
  • CSANZ Affiliate Clinical Development Award 2015-08-02
  • CSANZ Travel Fellowship 2014-08-01
  • Australian Cardiovascular Nursing College - Outstanding Presentation Award 2014-03-01
  • John Sheard Travel Award 2013-01-01
  • University 3 Minute Thesis University Competition Finalist 2012-10-01
  • UTS Doctoral Scholarship 2012-10-01
  • John Sheard Travel Award 2012-01-01
  • GMCT Neurosurgical Nursing Professional Development Scholarship 2009-12-31
  • NSW Health Masters Scholarship 2008-12-31

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone +61 2 9851 6058 | +61 410 207 543
Location Off Campus