Academic Status
College of Nursing and Health Sciences


PhD, University of South Australia
M.EdAdmin, Univeristy of New England, Armidale, N.S.W.
Grad.DipEdAdmin, SACAE, Adelaide, S.A.
B.Ed (Ns), SACAE, Sturt, S.A.
LLB, University of Adelaide, S.A.
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Adelaide, S.A.
R.N. Woodville, S.A.

Honours, awards and grants

2011  Awarded the Johnson Winter & Slattery Prize in Corporate Law for Outstanding Academic Achievement at Universisty of Adelaide.

2010-current  Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Flinders University of South Australia,

2004-2005 Research Fellow, University of South Australia.

1998-2000 Adjunct Research Fellow, University of South Australia.

1996-2000 Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Flinders University of South Australia.

1995 Dora Nichterlein Scholarship, R.D.N.S. (SA).

1988 Staff Development Grant, SA Health Commission.

1987 Florence Nightingale Education & Research Grant, A.N.F. (SA Branch).

Teaching interests

Workplace Relationships, Workplace Law, Legal, Ethical & Human Rights concerns in nursing.

Research expertise

  • Nursing

Research interests

Workplace relationships,Workplace violence and bullying, Exploring legal, ethical and human rights concerns in nursing.

Professional and community engagement

Admitted in the Supreme Court of South Australia to Practise as a Barrister and Solicitor.

Australian College of Nursing (FACN). Fellow.

International Forensic Nurses Association,, Member

Sturt Honor Society, Leadership and Succession Committee 2016-2017

Phi Gamma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International. Member

Phi Gamma Chapter, Governance Committee

Psi Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Member

Psi Eta, Leasership Committee

Scientific Committee, International Conferences on Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Sector. Member, 2008 - current

Law Society of South Australia. Member

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (AHLR). Member

Justice of the Peace (JP).

Justices Association, Member

The Pioneers Association of South Australia, Member.

South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc., Member.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Bullying
  • Violence


  • workplace relationships (domestic/family violence in the workplace)
  • workplace violence and bullying (including stalking, and other inappropriate behaviours)


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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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