Deb Massey

Associate Professor Deb Massey

Chair of Nursing

Deb is a critical care nurse and still works clinically. Deb's teaching expertise is in health assessment, recognising and responding to patient deterioration and all aspects related to patient safety. Her research focus is health service research and student experience.

Professor Marianne Wallis

Director of Research, Professor of Nursing

Professor Marianne Wallis is a passionate clinical and health services researcher. She 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.

Marie Hutchinson

Professor Marie Hutchinson

Professor of Nursing and Healthcare of Vulnerable Populations

Marie is an experienced nurse, nurse researcher and supervisor. She has experience in health planning and policy roles, as well as health service administration and clinical leadership. Her research interest centre on the quality of the nursing work environment, clinical leadership, and improving healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations. She leads research programs in domestic and family violence, workplace bullying, nursing practice and safety, nursing workforce and moral engagement.

Richard Lakeman

Dr Richard Lakeman

Senior Lecturer & Course Coordinator, 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. He has been involved in developing novel programmes for homeless sector workers, GROW facilitators and mental health industry partners. He has a nurse and psychotherapist background.

Nasim Salehi

Dr Nasim Salehi

Course Coordinator, Master of Healthcare Leadership

Dr Nasim Salehi began her work in health-related areas in 2004, including healthcare leadership and health promotion (in teaching, research and practice). She 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.

Ms Anna Foster

Ms Anna Foster

Course Coordinator, 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.

Lucy Shinners

Lucy Shinners

Course Coordinator, 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 specialises in teaching international qualified registered nurses and is also interested in digital health technology and its impact on the healthcare system, the journey of the student, and the healthcare workforce. Lucy’s PhD pursuits explore healthcare professionals’ experiences and perceptions of artificial intelligence in the delivery of care.

Andrew Woods

Mr Andrew Woods

Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Nursing

Mr Woods is a Registered Nurse with over twenty year’s in critical care, and clinical experience both locally and overseas. Following his passion for nursing education, Andrew became a nursing lecturer at Southern Cross in 2011. He is interested in aspects of curriculum design that optimise the student learning experience. His research has included community engagement and workforce development.