I have been at Flinders University since January 2015. I relinquished my formal contract with the university in late January 2019 - but retain Full Academic Status in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
I sit/sat on several international Executive Editorial / Advisory Journal Boards, including the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nurse Education Today, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing and ISRN – Nursing(International Scholarly Research Network). I am a Regional Editor for Health Education and an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health and The Open Nursing Journal. I also have extensive experience of reviewing and advising for 40 journal review panels – involving a number of prominent international nursing journals - but also including leading generic journals in my area of expertise – including Health Promotion International, Health Education, Health Education Research, Health Education & Behavior, Global Health Promotion, Health Policy and Preventative Medicine.
I am an active researcher and publisher where the main focus lies with my research interests in health promotion and health education theory and practice, health policy, public health and primary health care. I have over 150 theoretical/research publications in these fields and received the Emerald LiteratiNetwork ‘Highly Commended Award for Excellence’ for my work in this area. I have co-edited/co-authored four editions (2007, 2013, 2016, 2020 [in press]) of the popular Elsevier 'Nursing and Midwifery Research' text – and co-editor of the successful second edition of a text on community and primary health care (third edition 'in press' - 2020) published through Cambridge University Press. My current research focus lies with several New Zealand and Australian-based health promotion projects that investigate the assessment of issues related to Settings-based Health Promotion networks. My PhD was an epistemology of health promotion as it related to clinical theory, policy and practice issues.
PhD - Griffith University - 2008
MSc/MPH in Health Promotion/Health Education - Leeds University - 1998
BEd - University of Huddersfield - 1994
RN - 1986
Emerald LiteratiNetwork ‘Highly Commended Award for Excellence 2006
Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa New Zealand - FCNA (NZ)
Committee member - Academic Senate
Academic community engagement i.e. Journal associate editor, journal boards, journal expert review advisor, journal international advisor, grant reviewer, international scientific committees
My teaching interests centre mainly on health promotion, health education, health policy, primary health care and public health. In addition, another main teaching interest lies with the theory and practice of research and research methodology - especially as teaching and learning related to research supervision. I'm also interested in academic process related to assignment, thesis and publication development.
Flinders University committe member - Academic Senate
Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Contact Office - RHD supervision
Flinders University mentor - Early Career Researcher Mentor Scheme
Committee member - Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) - SA Branch
National symposium committee member - Australian Health Promotion Association
Associate Editor - BMC Public Health - 2017- present
Associate Editor for The Open Nursing Journal – 2007 – 2018
Media Review Editor and member of Executive Editorial Board for Journal of Clinical Nursing – 2006 - 2010
Editorial Board for Journal of Clinical Nursing – 2004 – 2006 and 2010 - 2013
International Advisory Board for Nurse Education Today - 2004 – 2016
Distinguished Editorial Advisor for Nurse Education Today – 2016 - present
Editorial Board for Nursing Praxis in New Zealand – 2007 – 2015
International Advisory Board of International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - 2010 – 2017
Editorial Board for International Scholarly Research Network – Nursing - 2010 – present
International Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP) for current and future Royal College of Nursing's annual International Nursing Research Conferences – 2006 - present.
Nurse Education Today/Nurse Education in Practice (NET/NEP) Conference Scientific Review Committee member - 017 - current
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