School of Nursing & Midwifery
Lynette works as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow, in the area of population health with a specific focus on vulnerable groups and disaster preparedness, community disaster resilience, mass-gatherings, and alcohol and other drugs. Lynette also has an interest in community nursing and nursing issues that impact on the culture and practices in the workplace. Lynette previously worked in a range of community health settings, including home nursing, community health centers and in an executive role with the Drug and Alcohol Services SA. Has extensive experience in working in collaboration with a range of health and welfare professionals to develop training initiatives, program development and evaluation.
2001 Department of Human Services Nursing Excellence Awards- Winner of the Nursing Excellence in Leadership.
2010 Australian Safer Communities Award, sponsored by Commonwealth Attorney Generals Department. Highly Commended Award 'Staying Safe and Healthy at Adelaide Schoolies Festivals' Hutton, A., Cusack, L., Munt, R., Roderick A., Arbon, P.
Lynette's research interest is in the qualitative paradigm and includes the application of critical social theory which was the philosophical approach applied in her PhD. Also has experience in Participatory Action Research and Phenomenology.
Current research interests includes management of vulnerable populations in heatwaves, including those with alcohol and other drug problems and mental health; health needs of homeless people during extreme weather events; preparation of Aged Care Facilities for a disaster, and indicators of community disaster resilience. Lynette nursing research interests includes understanding the use of competencies in the workplace; nursing workforce implications in a disaster, and community nursing.
Board Member- Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia.