Professor Iain Graham - Director of Clinical Services

Professor Iain Graham

Professor Iain Graham

Professor of Healthcare Development
Dean of Health and Head of School, Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia
Phd - Manchester University
Master of Science - Manchester University
Master of Education - Council of National Academic Awards
Bachelor of Science - Council of National Academic Awards
Registered Nurse - Australia

Professor Graham is a Mental Health Nurse, qualifying in that speciality in 1981 in the UK, after initially registering in general care nursing within the UK.

Professor Graham has a background in advanced clinical practice, health service management and education.  He has held various academic and service positions in the UK, his first appointment in Australia has been at Southern Cross University since 2007.

Professor Graham is an Adjunct Professor in Nursing to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA; University of Sydney, NSW Australia; and University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia.  He has held fellowships with the European Academy of Nurse Scientists and the Royal Society of Health. Currently he is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing.  He has also been an active project lead for Sigma Theta Tau International, the Nurse Honours Society.  From 2005-2007, Professor Graham was President of the Consortium of Higher Education, Health and Rehabilitation Educators, a European-based organisation promoting inter-professional education with health care.

Professor Graham has been a member of various British policy and strategy committees, including the Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee, the Council of Deans (UK) and the National Health Service Health Workforce Development and Modernisation Taskforce. He is currently an appointed member for the Nursing & Midwifery Council of NSW. He has a seat on the Council  of Nursing Deans of Australia.

Professor Graham is a systems thinker, leader, change agent, global thinker, international collaborator and avid reader.  His research interests span the work of Rosemary Parse, the patient experience and the evolution of health services and roles.  He teaches in the areas of leadership, nursing theory, health policy and supervises students at both the doctoral and masters' level.

Professor Graham's Healthspeak column