Professor Alison Hutton

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences (N125)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Alison's work revolves around young people health promotion and harm minimisation. The philosophy underpinning Alison's work is that by involving youth in decisions about their behaviour and life choices, they will feel supported and safe in choices that can impact on the health and their behaviour. Alison works with non-government organisations in Adelaide such as Encounter Youth and St John Ambulance Australia. Alison has authored many publications on Schoolies events and Outdoor Music Festivals as well as other publications on creating safe and supportive environments for young people in health care.
Alison is the President on the board of the Association for the Well-being of Children in Health care a not for profit whcih advocates for the rights of children and young people in health care
Alison has been highly commended for her Schoolies work by receiving a South Australian Safe Communities Award.

RN, DipAppSc (Nsg), Paediatric Certificate, BNg, MNg PhD FACN

Honours, awards and grants
Australian Post Graduate Award
South Australian Safe Communities Award - Highly Commended
Endeavour Executive Fellowship
Key responsibilities

Associate Dean (Research) School of Nursing and Midwifery
Board Member - Torrens Resilience Institute Flinders University

Board Member - World Association for Disaster Emergency Medicine

Chair - Mass Gathering Section - World Association for Disaster Emergency Medicine
World Health Organisation; Virtual Advisory Group for Mass Gatherings
World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre - Mass Gatherings and High Visibility Events

Teaching interests
"The relationship between teacher and student should be based on mutual respect and open communication. Students will optimally learn and discover in relationships and environments that are honest and where they feel safe to participate in class".
Topic coordinator
NURS8828 Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing
Topic lecturer
NURS8828 Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing
Supervisory interests
Adolescent health
Alcohol consumption
Child safe environments
Mass gatherings
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: paediatrics, Child safe environments (1), Diabetes, Self-management (1)
Associate supervisor: Adolescents. Sexual health (1), Emergency Nursing, Disasters (1)
Associate supervisor: Nursing (1)
Expert for media contact
Child/Youth Health
Young people and mass gatherings
Available for contact via
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Child/Youth Health
  • Youth
  • Schoolies
  • Young people and mass gatherings