Professor Kristine Gebbie

Academic Level E

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Gebbie was named Joan Grabe Dean at Hunter in September of 2009. She served for 14 years as Elizabeth Standish Gill Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing where she led multiple research projects related to emergency preparedness, competency-based education, public health practice and nursing. Professor Gebbie is widely published in nursing, public health and policy journals.

BSN(St Olaf College, Minnesota); RN; MN(UCLA School of Nursing); DrPH(University of Michigan School of Public Health).
Honours, awards and grants

2011     Public Health Nurse of the Year, University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing

2010     Pioneering Spirit Award, GE Healthcare-American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

2010     Honorary Member, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society

2010     Isabel Maitland Stewart Lecture, Teachers College, Columbia University

2008     Distinguished Trustee (Lutheran Healthcare).  United Hospital Fund.

2008    Balderson Lifetime Public Health Leadership Award.  National Public Health Leadership Development Network.

2007     Theodore Ervin Award for Outstanding Service,  Public Health Foundation

2004     Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing Recognition Award

2003     Ruth B. Freeman Award, American Public Health Association Public Health Nursing Section

Key responsibilities
Supervision of PhD and Honours students interested in disaster-related topics and competency-based education; research in the same areas at the Torrens Resilience Institute.
Teaching interests

Dr. Gebbie gives occasional invited lectures on topics such as disaster and emergency preparedness, resilience, public health nursing and competency development.

Supervisory interests
Disaster response health and community focus/resilience
Public health law
Workforce development research
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Emergency event bystander; bystander response (1), Disaster experience, emergency department nurses (1), Disaster role perception, public health nurses in Australia (1), Family disaster resilience in China (1)