Meet the Faculty of Health

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Professor Julie Jomeen

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Professor of Midwifery

Julie Jomeen, Professor of Midwifery is the Executive Dean, Facuty of Health. Prior to Southern Cross University, she was Dean, Faculty of Health at the University of Hull, UK. Julie is a nurse and midwife who moved into academia following a PhD at the University of Leeds, UK; she remains an active maternity researcher. Julie's role is to ensure the Faculty is a major contributor to the region's healthcare workforce and carries out world-leading research to tackle some of the biggest health challenges facing society. Donna Simon is the Executive Assistant to Julie and can be contacted at execdeanhealth@scu.edu.au 

 

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Faculty Executive

Fiona Naumann

Professor Fiona Naumann

Associate Dean Education

Professor Naumann is a teaching and learning scholar in the field of digital innovation, course transformation, Interprofessional Education and clinical assessment. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Fiona is also a Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, specialising in the field of exercise oncology.

Professor Marianne Wallis

Associate Dean Research

Professor Marianne Wallis has been a Chief Investigator in numerous large projects that have aimed at improving the nursing care of hospitalised patients, with impaired skin integrity, and improving health service delivery, especially for the frail elderly in the emergency department.

John Hurley

Professor John Hurley

Director Higher Degrees Research

John is a Professor of Mental Health and works clinically at Headspace as a credentialed mental health nurse and experiential psychotherapist. John is a Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Topics of expertise are mental health, emotional intelligence and health workforce.

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Professor Mark Hughes

Chair of Social Work and Community Welfare

Has worked in health, aged care, mental health in UK and Australia. Teaching expertise is organisational dimensions of social work practice. Research focus is ageing and delivery of health and aged care services.

Jennene Greenhill

Professor Jennene Greenhill

Chair of Nursing

As a nurse leader, Jennene is passionate about socially accountable health professional education and research that benefits communities, especially disadvantaged populations. Her international research profile encompasses rural health workforce, transformative learning, and health service improvement in underserved communities.

Chris Stevens

Dr Chris Stevens

Chair of Human Sciences

Dr Chris Stevens teaches into the units ‘Exercise Physiology’ and ‘Exercise Physiology and Prescription’. His research interests include improving all aspects of sports performance, specifically the areas of sports physiology and environmental physiology.

Jacqui Yoxall

Associate Professor Jacqui Yoxall

Chair of Allied Health & Midwifery

Associate Professor Yoxall has been a registered psychologist since 1997. Much of her work has involved inter-professional collaboration and establishment of innovative approaches to healthcare, particularly in regional and rural areas. Her research interests lie in human response to trauma, the nexus between psychology and criminal or civil law, and psychological assessment.

Prue Berry

Prue Berry

Faculty Manager

Prue has 15 years’ experience as a professional in the higher education sector, having worked as the Domestic Recruitment Director and Law Faculty Business Director at Bond University and the Engagement Manager with the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre before coming to SCU.

Course Coordinators

Alex Barwick

Dr Alex Barwick

Bachelor of Podiatry; Bachelor of Podiatry & Pedorthics

Dr Alex Barwick is a registered podiatrist with experience in private and public practice. Teaching focus on research skills for health workers, foot wound prevention and management and interprofessional practice. Research focus is on the at-risk foot and prevention of non-traumatic amputations.

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Dr Kyle Bennett

Bachelor of Health & Human Sciences (Honours)

Dr Kyle Bennett is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, located at the Coffs Harbour Campus. Kyle is an active early career researcher interested in skill acquisition, expertise, talent, and youth development.

Lisa Charmer

Bachelor of Midwifery

Lisa is a registered midwife and nurse with over twenty years of experience working in the UK and Australia in clinical, academic and management roles. Lisa's current research explores midwifery care practitioners personal experience of trauma during the child birthing journey.

Mike Climstein

Associate Professor Mike Climstein

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Mike has 125 papers, 11 book chapters, 38 grants totalling $7.8m. Research directions: clinical exercise physiology, masters athletes (medical/health history), aging/disease on bone health/segmental body composition (DXA) cardiac rehabilitation, surfing performance and more.

Sheri Cooper

Dr Sheri Cooper

Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management

Sheri is an Accredited Practising Dietitian - Nutritionist, and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with 20 years’ experience working in the areas of public health nutrition and chronic disease management. Sheri is a member of the Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) Education Review Expert Reference Group and is investigating the current CDE education pathway.

Corinne Cribb

Corinne Cribb

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Corinne has an extensive background in community and not for profit organisations working primarily with individuals with a disability, across the lifespan. She has a strong interest in autism, as well as supporting clinical education in students and early career Speech Pathologists.

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Michelle Bissett

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Michelle Bissett is the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Michelle’s research relates primarily to the occupational engagement of older adults across community and residential care environments. This work is motivated by her commitment to ensure that older adults age well and maintain opportunities to stay connected in their communities. She also pursues research related to ensuring that students experience high-quality educational experiences.

Anna Foster

Anna Foster

Bachelor of Nursing - Enrolled Nurse Pathway

Anna has worked in intensive care for fifteen years in both Australia and the UK. She moved tertiary education ten years ago, with a focus on bridging the gap in enrolled nursing qualification to registered nursing. Her research interest is in climate change and the impact on health, as well simulated health education.

Bimbi Gray

Bimbi Gray

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies); Masters of Osteopathic Medicine

Bimbi’s primary focus is to support safe and professional student placement and facilitate evidence-informed clinical education in osteopathy. Bimbi is a registered osteopath and has clinical interest in interdisciplinary care, with a particular focus on chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Desirée Kozlowski

Dr Desirée Kozlowski

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Desirée is a highly engaged and successful researcher and educator in psychology. Desirée’s research is in the areas of pleasure, emotional intelligence, and gender roles and she specialises in multidisciplinary research in real life settings.

Richard Lakeman

Dr Richard Lakeman

Postgraduate Mental Health Programmes

Richard has worked in New Zealand, Ireland and Australia in clinical, academic and management roles relating primarily to the provision of mental health services. Teaching experience has encompassed all aspects of mental health care, case-management, health care ethics, philosophy, numeracy and research methods.

Nasim Salehi

Dr Nasim Salehi

Master of Healthcare Leadership; Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

Dr Nasim Salehi has been involved in multidisciplinary research projects, focusing on providing advanced models of care through improved health and wellbeing (particularly prevention and health promotion), reducing disparities for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, and increasing efficiency and cost-effectiveness of services.

Lucy Shinners

Lucy Shinners

Bachelor of Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Australian Nursing

Lucy Shinners is an experienced intensive care nurse who has worked in Australia and overseas for the past twenty years. Lucy is interested in digital health technology and its impact on the healthcare system, the journey of the student, and the healthcare workforce.

Chris Stevens

Dr Chris Stevens

Bachelor of Exercise Science & Psychological Science

Dr Chris Stevens teaches into the units ‘Exercise Physiology’ and ‘Exercise Physiology and Prescription’. His research interests include improving all aspects of sports performance, specifically the areas of sports physiology and environmental physiology.

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Alex Terrill

Bachelor of Pedorthics

Alex is a podiatrist and mechanical engineer. Alex’s teaching focuses are lower limb biomechanics, orthoses, and clinical skills, with interest in applying emerging technologies to healthcare.

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Dr Louise Whitaker

Bachelor of Social Welfare; Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Welfare. Worked in human services sector for more than 20 years.

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Dr Zachary Crowley-McHattan

Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science

Zac has lectured at Southern Cross since 2012. His primary area of research is in neuromuscular changes with sport and exercise, with a particular interest in cross-education and its application to ageing, injury, and rehabilitation.

Ken Wojcikowski

Dr Ken Wojcikowski

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Dr Wojcikowski, has a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Queensland and an MSc in pharmacology/pharmacognosy from Southern Cross University. In 2015, he was awarded an Australian National Teaching Citation for 'Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning'.

Academic Staff

Discipline Name Job Title Link to Staff Directory
BioMedical Science Jessica Browne Lecturer Staff profile
BioMedical Science Nedeljka Rosic Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Centre for Children and Young People Antonia Canosa Research Fellow Staff profile
Centre for Children and Young People Anne Graham Professor of Childhood Studies Staff profile
Exercise Physiology Rosanne Coutts Associate Professor Staff profile
Exercise Physiology Luke Del Vecchio Lecturer Staff profile
Exercise Science Rosalind Beavers Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Exercise Science Kyle Bennett Lecturer Staff profile
Exercise Science Zachary Crowley-Mchattan Lecturer Staff profile
Exercise Science Holly Muggleston Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Exercise Science Christian Swann Associate Professor Staff profile
Healthcare Leadership Diarmuid Hurley Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Human Anatomy Roxy Davies Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Human Physiology Lily Guo Lecturer Staff profile
Mental Health Nursing Katrina Campbell Lecturer Staff profile
Mental Health Nursing Kate Currey Lecturer Staff profile
Mental Health Nursing Daniel Sullivan Lecturer Staff profile
Midwifery Rachel Connolly Lecturer Staff profile
Midwifery Maree Crepinsek Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Midwifery Lyn Ebert Associate Professor Staff profile
Midwifery Karin Mills Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Midwifery Julie Young Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Christina Aggar Associate Professor Staff profile
Nursing Katrina Austen Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Sherryn Bailey Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing Andrew Cashin Professor Staff profile
Nursing Frances Doran Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Elizabeth Emmanuel Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Anna Foster Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing La-Ling Huang Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Marie Hutchinson Professor Staff profile
Nursing Elicia Kunst Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing Willa Maguire Associate Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing Kaylene Barchetta Associate Lecturer (teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing Stephanie Cognet Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Sue Dean Lecturer Practitioner Staff profile
Nursing Nicole Graham Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Khoka Hamiduzzaman Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Brenda Happell Professor Staff profile
Nursing Claire Hutchinson Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Ron McAndrew Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Gayle Pooley Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Debbie Proctor Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Megan Rodgers Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Kolleen Miller-Rosser Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing Dima Nasrawi Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Liz Rix Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Taya Straw Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing Theane Theophilos Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Nursing Stephen Van Vorst Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Felicity Walker Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Nicci Whiteing Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Donna Wilson Lecturer Staff profile
Nursing Andrew Woods Lecturer(Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Charmaine Bernie Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Lisa Couzens Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Maggie Palmer Associate Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Vicki Tillott Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Amanda Barnes Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Elizabeth Besgrove Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Kristy Buist Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Kirsten Deutschmann Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Linda Furness Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Morgan Pearson Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Occupational Therapy Steph Smith Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Osteopathy Raymond Blaich Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Osteopathy Shaun Coleman Lecturer Staff profile
Osteopathy Stephen Dullard Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Osteopathy Sandra Grace Professor Staff profile
Osteopathy Sarah Mcpherson Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Osteopathy Paul Orrock Associate Professor Staff profile
Public Health Marilyn Clark Academic Advisor Staff profile
Public Health Gillian Gould Professor Staff profile
Public Health Ratika Kumar Research Fellow Staff profile
Public Health Julia Caldwell Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Staff profile
Podiatry & Pedorthics Paul Butterworth Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Podiatry & Pedorthics Rebecca Gilroy Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) Staff profile
Psychology Kachina Allen Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Belinda Barton Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Eric Brymer Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Peter Hassmen Professor Staff profile
Psychology Emily Hindman Research Fellow Staff profile
Psychology Louise Horstmanshof Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Mitchell Longstaff Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Gail Moloney Associate Professor Staff profile
Psychology Dylan Poulus Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Steve Provost Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Mary-Anne Kate Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Ruben Laukkonen Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Suzanne McDonald Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Royce Willis Lecturer Staff profile
Psychology Sally Sargeant Associate Professor Staff profile
Statistics Joanne Bradbury Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Social Work Kathomi Gatwiri Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Social Work Clarissa Hitchcock Associate Lecturer Staff profile
Social Work Lynne Mcpherson Associate Professor Staff profile
Social Work Liz Reimer Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Social Work Erica Russ Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Social Work Darran Stonehouse Lecturer Staff profile
Social Work Louise Whitaker Senior Lecturer Staff profile
Social Work Menka Tsantefski Associate Professor Staff profile
Social Work Meaghan Vosz Research Fellow Staff profile
Speech Pathology Lisa Carey Lecturer Staff profile
Speech Pathology Corinne Cribb Lecturer Staff profile
Speech Pathology Bridgette Hill Associate Lecturer (PEL) Staff profile
Speech Pathology Melissa Kemp Lecturer Staff profile
Speech Pathology Kirstine Shrubsole Lecturer Staff profile

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Professional Staff

Name Job Title Link to Staff Directory
Brenda Allan SCU Health Clinic Manager Staff profile
Juan Arrieta Terreros Senior Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Robert Baglin Technical & Laboratory Manager Staff_profile
Liz Bartlett Curriculum & Accreditation Manager Staff_profile
Brooke Bingon Professional Experience Coordinator Staff profile
Duncan Blair Senior Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Elise Boardman Technical & Laboratory Team Leader Staff_profile
Bronwyn Brown Technical Officer Staff profile
Nelson Burgos Rodriguez Professional Experience Coordinator Staff_profile
Ross Callan Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Kirsten Cameron Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Louise Casson Administrative Assistant Staff profile
Teneille Clark Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff profile
Natasha Cook Administrative Assistant Staff profile
Theresa Crawford Professional Experience Officer Staff profile
Emilee Devine Receptionist Staff profile
Renea Duignan General Manager Staff profile
Amanda Ensbey Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Gina La Hera Fuentes Research Assistant - iSISTAQUIT Project Staff profile
Charlie Foxlee Professional Experience Team Leader Staff_profile
Melissa Friend Professional Experience Officer Staff_profile
Rach Ganesan Technical Officer Staff profile
Sonia Gardner Hillgrove Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Sophia Gerontakos Research Assistant Clinical Trials Staff profile
Karlyn Gibson Communications and Outreach Officer Staff profile
Kate Giles Technical and Laboratory Team Leader Staff profile
Kylie Graham Administrative Assistant Staff profile
Kate Haines Administrative Assistant Staff_profile
Nicole Hannan Research Assistant Clinical Trials Staff profile
Zoe Hayes Professional Experience Officer Staff_profile
Jamie hetherington Bioscience Technical and Laboratory Officer Staff profile
Jennifer Hollier Senior Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Rebecca Hyland Senior Project Manager - iSISTAQUIT Project Staff profile
Lana Kairey Research Assistant Clinical Trials Staff profile
Annabelle Keene Technical and Laboratory Team Leader Staff profile
Charlotte Kelly Professional Experience Team Leader Staff_profile
Bill Latimer Professional Experience Coordinator Staff_profile
Inga Lie Field Education Officer Staff profile
Fiona Lotherington Technical & Laboratory Team Leader Staff_profile
Amanda Madden Administrative Assistant Staff profile
Debbie Mcewan Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Kirsty Mitchell Project Manager Staff profile
Ruth Orr Administrative Assistant Staff profile
Vanessa O'rourke Professional Experience Coordinator Staff_profile
Renee Parker Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator Staff_profile
Fraser Perrott Professional Experience Officer Staff_profile
Fiona Pirlo Administrative Coordinator Staff profile
Anna Poulsen Technical & Laboratory Team Leader Staff_profile
Amy Pracilio Senior Project Manager Staff profile
Laura Robson Professional Experience Coordinator Staff_profile
Emma Shannon Administrative Assistant Staff profile
Donna Simon Executive Assistant Staff_profile
Siobhan Starr Professional Experience Officer Staff profile
Paula Steffensen Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Tanya Stewart Research Support Officer Staff profile
Justine Stratton Professional Experience Coordinator  Staff  profile 
Hannah Sunde Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Joshua Targett Technical & Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Jessica Taylor Clinical Trials Coordinator Staff profile
Tina Taylor Research Assistant Clinical Trials Staff profile
Kate Giles Technical & Laboratory Team Leader Staff_profile
Jacoba Van Crugten Senior Technical and Laboratory Officer Staff_profile
Nicole Waller Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator Staff_profile
Brendan Webb Professional Experience Coordinator Staff_profile
Tayla Wood Professional Experience Officer Staff_profile

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