Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane is Chair of Nursing (Mental Health) and Adjunct Professor at UniSa. Eimear is also a Visiting Professor at City, London University, UK.
Eimear was elected as President to the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing in 2017 for a three year term.
Eimear is a current TEQSA expert and an expert member of the Mental Health Professional Online Development Program MHPOD.
She undertook a BSc Hons in Nursing at the University of London, then her mental health nurse training at the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals in London in the mid 1980s. Eimear has published multiple books, chapters, monographs and papers in mental health since the early 1980s with funded research on seclusion, aggression and violence, physical restraint, youth homelessness and absconding. She is passionate about making a difference to patients experiences of psychiatric hospitalisation, to reduce the use of restrictive practices used on patients and to contribute to nursing knowledge in mental health.
2018 Best paper at the International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, UK
2014 Best paper presentation at the National Nursed Education Conference, Australia
2011 Department of Health SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award for Research
2007 Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching
Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2000 Inaugural Postgraduate Lecturer of the year (student nominated) UniSa
Professor of Nursing (Mental Health)
Current research projects focus on a number of areas including absconding, restraint and seclusion of psychiatric patients, community mental health nursing, resilience and recovery in mental health, the role of peer support workers in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, aggression and violence.
For further information please see our mental health site.
Mental health and illness, research methodologies, interdisciplinary learning, use of innovative media in teaching and learning
Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - MAR 2019
SA International Student of the year - DEC 2018
Flinders University Academic Excellence - Postgraduate Research Award - DEC 2018