Dean, College of Healthcare Sciences
Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research
James Cook University
As a health professional for four decades, my passion long has been the contribution that health professionals make to the health and wellbeing of their communities. Working in public hospitals, private hospitals and community health services in Queensland and New South Wales, as a clinical nurse, midwife, educator, and leader/manager, I’ve had the opportunity to experience the expanding role that health professionals have had and will continue to have in supporting people to achieve their health outcomes. At James Cook University over the past fourteen years, I’ve had the chance to work with terrific colleagues as we prepare the health professionals of the future, engage in research that makes a difference to communities, and negotiate best practice with our clinical partners.
His major research interest is about the link between effective leadership/management, the conditions in which health professionals undertake their work, and client safety.