Researcher profiles

Professoriate

Professor Andrew Cashin

Professor Andrew Cashin

Research Interests: Autism spectrum disorders; health policy and nursing workforce
Methodological Expertise: A wide range of quantitative and qualitative approaches; policy analysis
Industry Collaboration Interests: Autism spectrum disorders
School Research Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

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Professor Iain Graham

Professor Iain Graham

Research Interests: Health policy and practice; health and nursing history; nursing philosophy; discipline development
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative; histography; hermeneutics; ethnography
Industry Collaboration Interests: Work with health service partners; collaboration with international nursing academics
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Health Workforce Development; Nursing and Midwifery; Pedagogical Research

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Professor Peter Hassmen

Professor Peter Hassmen

Research Interests: Sport and exercise psychology; sport performance; mental health in elite sport; burnout; overtraining syndrome; motivational climate; team cohesion; ratings of perceived exertion
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative methods
Industry Collaboration Interests: National sporting organisations; sport clubs; performance enhancement; psychological skills
School Research Areas: Human Behaviour and Communication

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Professor Susan Nancarrow

Professor Susan Nancarrow

Research Interests: Health workforce; primary care; health systems; service organisation and delivery
Methodological Expertise: systematic review; mixed methods; qualitative analysis; epidemiology
Industry Collaboration Interests: Health policy; aged care; health service providers; community health; primary health networks
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Health Workforce Development

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Professor Shi Zhou

Professor Shi Zhou

Research Interests: Neuromuscular responses and adaptations to exercise and training; exercise testing and intervention for selected populations; nutritional supplementation for health and performance. Current research projects include effects of hypoxia intervention on exercise performance and hyperglycemia; fitness survey for adult populations; and bilateral effects of unilateral exercise.
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative research; exercise and fitness testing; anthropometry; EMG; muscle physiology
Industry Collaboration Interests: Exercise science and fitness; exercise interventions for health and chronic diseases; sports science research
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance

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Dr Michelle Donelly

Associate Professor Michelle Donelly

Research Interests: Lived experience and the ecology of human participation, engagement, tasks, activities and routines; social inclusion and inclusive communities; advocacy
Methodological Expertise: Range of qualitative methodologies including ethnography, hermeneutic phenomenology and participatory research
Industry Collaboration Interests: 'Living a Good Life: Personal support networks' DVD series - collaborative research project
School Research Areas: Health Workforce Development; Health Pedagogical Research


Associate Professor Wendy Gilleard

Associate Professor Wendy Gilleard

Research Interests: Biomechanics; functional adaptation to increased mass and dimensions such as occurs in pregnancy and obesity; mechanics of the trunk during football (soccer) kicking; mechanics of the pelvis
Methodological Expertise: 3D motion analysis
Industry Collaboration Interests: Physiotherapy of the pelvis and trunk; sports research; maternal health
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance

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Associate Professor Sandra Grace

Associate Professor Sandra Grace

Research Interests: Models of care; inter-professional education and practice; clinical pedagogy
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative research, particularly hermeneutic phenomenology
Industry Collaboration Interests: Clinical pedagogical research, integrative medicine, health services research
School Research Areas: Health Workforce Development; Health Pedagogical Research

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Associate Professor John Hurley

Associate Professor John Hurley

Research Interests: Emotional Intelligence; health workforce; mental health (nursing); leadership
Methodological Expertise: A range of qualitative approaches; realistic evaluation; appreciative enquiry
Industry Collaboration Interests: Workforce; integration of academic and clinical capabilities and learning; wellbeing; mental health; leadership
School Research Areas: Health Workforce Development; Human Behaviour and Communication; Nursing and Midwifery

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Associate Professor Marie Hutchinson

Associate Professor Marie Hutchinson

Research Interests: Nursing; nursing workforce; safety and quality; child and family nursing; patient participation; workplace bullying; domestic and family violence
Methodological Expertise: Mixed methods; qualitative; instrument design; secondary analysis; systematic reviews; statistical modelling
Industry Collaboration Interests: Translational research; nursing workforce; safety and quality; patient participation
School Research Areas:  Clinical Outcomes; Health Workforce Development; Human Behaviour and Communication; Nursing and Midwifery

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Associate Professor Sally Sargeant

Research Interests: Critical health psychology, psycho-oncology, adaptation to illness and decision making, communication ion healthcare, health information seeking behaviour, health professions education, student learning and experience
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative (thematic, discourse and conversation analysis), quantitative (factor/principal component analysis)
Industry Collaboration Interests: Health service partners, collaboration with international psychology academics, mental health and wellbeing of health service personnel
School Research Areas: Human behaviour and communications, health pedagogical research

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Associate Professor Lynette Stockhausen

Associate Professor Lynette Stockhausen

Research Interests: Clinical education; nurse education
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Teaching and learning in clinical contexts
School Research Areas: Nursing and Midwifery; Health Pedagogical Research

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Academic research staff

Ms Christina Aggar

Dr Christina Aggar

Research Interests: primary health care, transition programs for new graduate nurses, clinical skills education, chronic care and rehabilitation; carers and caregiving
Methodological Expertise: quantitative, qualitative and mixed method
Industry Collaboration Interests: Primary Health Networks and service providers, and Local Health Districts. Christina's most recent projects have involved interdisciplinary research in collaboration with health care professionals from various fields of expertise including nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, social science and public health 

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Dr Alex Barwick

Dr Alex Barwick

Research Interests: the diabetic foot, lower limb mechanics, footwear and foot orthoses
Methodological Expertise: vascular assessment, quantitative and clinical approaches
Industry Collaboration Interests: provision of podiatry care services, foot orthoses and footwear

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Dr Alison Bowling

Dr Alison Bowling

Research Interests: Cognition and ageing; eye-tracking to study inhibitory control in older adults
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative statistics; SPSS; statistical modelling (general linear mixed models); computer programming
Industry Collaboration Interests: Ageing research
School Research Areas: Human Behaviour and Communication

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Dr Joanne Bradbury

Dr Joanne Bradbury

Research Interests: Psychological stress and resilience; mental health; nutrition; complementary medicine; health workforce; public health
Methodological Expertise: Clinical trial design; structural equation modelling; biostatistics; statistical software packages Stata, SPSS, and MPlus.
Industry Collaboration Interests: Complementary medicine; nutrition; mental health; health workforce
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Exercise, Health and Human Performance; Health Workforce Development; Natural and Complementary Medicine

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Paul Butterworth

Mr Paul Butterworth

Research Interests: Obesity and foot pain; foot surgery
Methodological Expertise: Correlation research
Industry Collaboration Interests: Chronic disease
School Research Areas: Health Workforce Development

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Sonja Coetzee

Dr Sonja Coetzee

Research Interests: Clinical exercise physiology and health; women's health; exercise and health; clinical teaching and learning
Methodological Expertise: Predominantly qualitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Clinical research and women's health in general
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Exercise, Health and Human Performance


June Colgrave

Ms June Colgrave

Research Interests: Child protection; self-efficacy
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Paediatrics; clinical nurse education; child protection; child and family health
School Research Areas: Nursing and Midwifery


Dr Rosanne Coutts

Dr Rosanne Coutts

Research Interests: Sport Psychology; chronic illness and exercise; health and wellbeing; sport performance; muscle dysmorphia; chronic fatigue syndrome
Methodological Expertise: Mixed method; qualitative; quantitative
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Exercise, Health and Human Performance; Human Behaviour and Communication; Health Pedagogical Research


Zac Crowley

Dr Zachary Crowley-McHattan

Research Interests: Motor control; motor learning; neurophysiology
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; electromyography (EMG)
Industry Collaboration Interests: Cross education for rehabilitation and skills learning; applied sports research in the area of motor control and motor learning
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance

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Dr Jim Donnelly

Dr Jim Donnelly

Research Interests: Psychophysiology; paediatric and adult neuropsychological assessment; paediatric and adolescent concussion; aged care; wellness/mindfulness and mood effects; executive functioning; human emotion; parenting and work-related stress; psychological and physiological factors influencing perception, emotional response, and cognitive and exercise performance; assessment of attendee satisfaction for community events
Methodological Expertise: Psychophysiological techniques (e.g. electroencephalogram/event related potentials, eye-blink startle response, electromyography, temperature); biofeedback; neuropsychological and cognitive testing; questionnaire construction; motivational interviewing; univariate and multivariate statistics; eye-tracking analyses
Industry Collaboration Interests: Aged care research; assessment of community events; sport research regarding recovery from injuries and maximising performance; paediatric and adult concussion assessment and rehabilitation; development of cognitive testing strategies for use in aged care and head trauma; use of Motivational Interviewing for supporting change in business, leadership, educational or sports settings; Indigenous wellbeing; applications of psychophysiological indices; staff wellbeing; teacher training and assessment
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Exercise, Health and Human Performance; Health Workforce Development; Human Behaviour and Communication

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Dr Frances Doran

Dr Frances Doran

Research Interests: Women's health from a social health/social determinants perspective; gestational diabetes; health promotion; public health; community engaged research; access to health services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; community health perspectives
Methodological Expertise: Mixed methods; qualitative research
School Research Areas: Health Workforce Development

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Dr Elizabeth Emmanuel

Dr Elizabeth Emmanuel

Research Interests: Women's health; midwifery; maternal distress; postnatal depression; maternal role development; domestic violence; quality of life; mental health; Indigenous women's health
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; longitudinal studies; surveys; phenomenology; literature reviews; mixed methods
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Exercise, Health and Human Performance; Human Behaviour and Communication; Nursing and Midwifery

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Dr Justin Gaetano

Dr Justin Gaetano

Research Interests: Human sensory processing; perception and cognition; psychophysics; signal detection theory; social vision; public health
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; systematic reviews; statistical modelling; experimental design
Industry Collaboration Interests: Aged care research; autism spectrum research; cross-cultural perceptions, community housing, depression and anxiety research; Indigenous health; military research

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Dr Louise Horstmanshof

Dr Louise Horstmanshof

Research Interests: Healthy ageing; transition; preparation for health workforce; innovative simulation-based education; postgraduate health workforce education; inter-professional teamwork in healthcare; leadership
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; qualitative; systematic review; evaluation of educational approaches
Industry Collaboration Interests: Healthy ageing; Indigenous preference for aged care; postgraduate pathways to education; workforce development; communication
School Research Areas: Health Workforce Development; Human Behaviour and Communication; Pedagogical Research

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Dr Elaine Jefford

Research Interests: Midwifery including decision-making, labour and birth, vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), perinatal wellbeing, fear of childbirth, birth satisfaction; obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); mindfulness as well as educational research, such as how things are taught and assessed
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative; mixed methods; feminist theory; interpretative interactionism; action research; grounded theory
Industry Collaboration Interests: Midwifery; psychology, mental health and education
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Human Behaviour and Communication; Nursing and Midwifery; Health Pedagogical Research


Dr Desiree Kozlowski

Dr Desiree Kozlowski

Research Interests: Hedonic pleasure and pleasurable emotions, especially their relationship with human health, resilience, and flourishing; gender perception as an aspect of social perception; social prescriptions of masculinity and femininity; cross-disciplinary work (most often with mental health nurses, but also with midwifery and the School of Business); effective leadership; emotional intelligence in work settings; team performance
Methodological Expertise: Analysis and interpretation with particular expertise in communicating to a broad audience (e.g., report writing and presentation)
Industry Collaboration Interests: Mental health; pleasure, flourishing and resilience; emotional intelligence in work settings

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Dr Mitchell Longstaff

Dr Mitchell Longstaff

Research Interests: Cognition, memory, decision making, attention, motor control and how factors such as neurological disorders, stress, ageing, skill etc. affect performance in these areas. I am broadly interested how knowledge from these areas can be applied as well as the use of technology in assessment within a health context. 
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; statistical and nonlinear dynamic analysis; experimental design
Industry Collaboration Interests: Anything research area related to: cognitive and/or motor performance; ageing research; neurological disorders (particularly those with motor or cognitive symptoms)
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance; Human Behaviour and Communication

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Dr Rudi Meir

Dr Rudi Meir

Research Interests: Sports specific conditioning and training; exercise technique; drugs in sport; thermoregulation and fluid status in exercise; injury epidemiology; skin cancer and sports participation; sports marketing and sponsorship; strategies for developing workplace resilience
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative (surveys, statistical modelling); qualitative (focus groups)
Industry Collaboration Interests: Sports teams and clubs; sports performance research (individual and team athletes); sports organisation strategic management
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance

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Dr Kolleen Miller Rosser

Dr Kolleen Miler-Rosser

Research Interests: Clinical placements; paediatrics; history
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Nursing clinical experiences; Indigenous health; pediatrics
School Research Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

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Dr Gail Moloney

Dr Gail Moloney

Research Interests: The theoretical articulation of social psychological theories; social representations theory; social identity and psychological essentialism; social issues such as blood donation, organ donation, resettlement of refugees, the depiction of minority groups through cartooning, and climate change
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative and qualitative analyses; factor analysis; multidimensional scaling; thematic analyses and the use of word association techniques
Industry Collaboration Interests: Blood donation and organ donation research; issues surrounding the resettlement of refugees into regional Australia; how communities understands health and health related issues, such as blood and organ donation, specific diseases and illness; how these understandings can be used to design health-related interventions
School Research Areas: Human Behaviour and Communication 

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Dr Jonathan Munro

Dr Jonathan Munro (Adjunct Professional Fellow, SCU Clinic)

Research Interests: Developmental disabilities; behaviour problems of children and adolescents; forensic assessment of children and adolescents; mental health of tertiary students
Methodological Expertise: Psychoeducational assessment of cognitive and emotional functioning
Industry Collaboration Interests: headspace; North Coast PHN; ANZSSA
School Research Areas: Human Behaviour and Communication


Dr Steve Provost

Dr Steve Provost

Research Interests: Experimental analysis of human behaviour; mismatch negativity; discrimination learning; higher education
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; systematic reviews
Industry Collaboration Interests: Marine science; school education
School Research Areas: Human Behaviour and Communication; Health Pedagogical Research

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Dr Nedeljka Rosic

Research Interests: Bio-products; host–microbe interaction; environmental stress bio-markers; gene expression; molecular evolution.
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative and quantitative biochemical analysis; functional genomics; gene expression profiling; molecular biology techniques.
Industry/Community Collaboration Interests: Health service providers for genetic testing; companies working on novel bio-products; environmental agencies.


Joanne Rowley

Dr Joanne Rowley (Conjunct, MNCLHD)

Research Interests: Clinical nursing research, practice development, end of life care
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative
Industry/Community Collaboration Interests: Recent work includes methodologies for improvement in clinical practice including action research in the aged care setting.
School Research Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

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Dr Chris Stevens

Dr Christopher Stevens

Research Interests: Exercise Physiology; sports performance; exercise testing; environmental physiology; thermoregulation
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Sports research; Sports training and testing
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance

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Dr Snezana Stolic

Dr Snezana Stolic

Research Interests: Nursing; cardiac disease; patient education; symptom of coronary heart disease; symptom management; pain management
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses Executive Committee; Joanna Briggs Institute Expert Panel Cardiovascular Node; ACCCN
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Health Workforce Development; Nursing and Midwifery; Pedagogical Research

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Mrs Nicci Whiteing

Research Interests: Rural and remote nursing, advanced nursing practice, Nurse Practitioners, curriculum development, preparation for practice, transition to practice
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative, case study
Industry Collaboration Interests: Rural and remote workforce, Nurse Practitioners, tertiary education providers
School Research Areas: Clinical outcomes, health workforce development, pedagogical research


Dr John Whiting

Dr John Whitting

Research Interests: Biomechanics; sport and exercise science
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Sports research; sports industry
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance

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Dr Heather Winskel

Dr Heather Winskel

Research Interests: Psycholinguistics; language; reading; cognitive psychology; cross-cultural psychology; developmental psychology; educational psychology
Methodological Expertise: Research methods and designs; experimental research; quantitative; linguistic analysis; eye tracking and reading; programming experiments
Industry Collaboration Interests: Cross-cultural research; educational psychology; applied psycholinguistics; linguistics; language and literacy development
School Research Areas: Human Behaviour and Communication

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Dr Ken Wojcikowski

Dr Ken Wojcikowski

Research Interests: Teaching and learning issues around health science and distance education; technology; complementary therapies; chronic kidney disease
Methodological Expertise: Laboratory animal studies; clinical trials; teaching trials
School Research Areas: Exercise, Health and Human Performance


Dr Jacqui Yoxall

Dr Jacqui Yoxall

Research Interests: Forensic psychology (malingering and detection of other forms of deception; offending behaviours; animal abuse and family violence); clinical psychology (trauma and recovery, mental illness and evaluation of treatment); psychological assessment in civil and criminal environments
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; survey/ questionnaire design and development; simulation studies; development and validation of assessment measures
Industry Collaboration Interests: Mental health; criminal justice and law stakeholders; workers compensation insurers; family violence workers/peak bodies; animal protection/advocates; providers of counselling and intervention services (e.g. Centacare, Lifeline etc.)
School Research Areas: Clinical Outcomes; Health Workforce Development; Human Behaviour and Communication

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