Faculty of Health

Adjunct/Clinical Title Holders

Professor Bernie Carter

Bernie Carter

Clinical Professor

Bernie Carter is Professor of Children's Nursing based at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK and she is also the Director of the Children's Nursing Research Unit (CNRU) at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust. She is committed to ensuring that children and young people are involved at all stages of her research from design to dissemination. Her research work focuses on children's pain, illness and disability with the aim of trying to understand children's experiences so that practice can be improved and services are designed to meet the needs of children and their families.  Bernie has strong links with Nursing & Midwifery through her work with Dr Karen Ford. Bernie and Karen are working on joint research projects, have published papers together and are collaborating on a children's nursing textbook. Further international research projects are planned for the future that will further strengthen Bernie's contribution to the School. Bernie was delighted to be awarded a Visiting Fellowship in 2013 and she is looking forward to be spending six weeks in October and November 2013 working with colleagues, students and clinicians at UTAS Nursing and Midwifery.

Professor
Fiona Stoker
Clinical Professor
Professor Rosalind Bull
Adjunct Professor
Professor Gail Dennett

Coral Paton

Adjunct Professor

Professor Gail Dennett (formerly Hart) - Professor Gail Dennett was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Tasmania from August 2005 to January 2009. Her responsibilities included providing leadership and support for teaching across the University including teaching and learning policy development. She is able to contribute to the School of Health Sciences by assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of projects to improve learning and teaching.

Professor Gordon Grant

 

Adjunct Professor

Gordon Grant is Emeritus Professor at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom. His principal research interests concern people with long-term health conditions or disabilities, their identities, resilience and support systems. He also has interests in testing the scope and challenges of inclusive research methods. As Adjunct Professor at UTAS he is assisting postgraduate research about the support needs of people with early onset dementia.

Professor Ellen Nohr

Ellen Nohr

Adjunct Professor

Ellen Aagaard Nohr is professor in midwifery sciences and reproductive epidemiology at University of Southern Denmark. On top of a clinical background as midwife, she has done extensive epidemiological research in the outcome of pregnancy and the short- and long-term consequences for both mothers and children. Most of her work is based on the Danish National Birth Cohort and Nordic registers. She has a leading role in a new Master program in Midwifery Sciences at University of Southern Denmark, starting in fall 2014. Ellen Aagaard Nohr will collaborate with researchers at the School of Health Sciences on research in the field of midwifery and assist in the supervision of higher degrees research candidates within the field of expertise.

Professor
Nicholas Procter
  

Nicholas Procter

Adjunct Professor

Professor Nicholas Procter PhD MBA Grad Dip Adult Ed BA CertAdvClinNsg RN CMHN is Chair: Mental Health Nursing and convener of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Research Group located at the University of South Australia. Professor Procter's networks and collaboration with government and non-government organisations has delivered outcomes in local and national mental health service and policy reform. He is currently a Chief Investigator on ARC, NHMRC, State and Federal government funded projects. His publications and conference papers appear in academic journals and at scientific meetings concerned with practical and theoretical dimensions of mental health, risk, suicide prevention and social inclusion.

Professor Mary FitzGerald
Visiting Professor
Associate Professor
Nicole Brooke
Clinical Associate Professor
Professor
Josephine Chow
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Inger-Margrethe Jensen

Inger-Margrethe Jensen

Clinical Associate Professor

Inger-Margrethe Jensen, Ass. Dean at the Faculty of Health Sciences at VIA University College in Denmark holds a position as Clinical Associate Professor School of Nursing and Midwifery. In 2005 Inger-Margrethe established the study abroad programme and the student exchange programme between Tasmania and the Danish Schools of Nursing in Denmark and in collaboration with Associate  Dean Denise Fasset. Over the years Inger-Margrethe has supported the international collaboration between UTAS and VIA UC and the very strong links between the Denmark and UTAS by organising and managing the exchange programmes. Annual 22 Danish student nurses are enrolled at UTAS and are attending studies at UTAS Nursing and Midwifery and in Sydney Local Health District. Inger-Margrethe is focused on attracting UTAS students to study for a semester in Denmark and to increase R&D activities and projects between UTAS and VIA UC.

Associate Professor
Moira Laverty
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Coral Paton

Coral Paton

Clinical Associate Professor

Coral Paton (formerly Muskett) RN, MHN, BAppSc (Nsg), MNurs, FCMHN is the Executive Director of Nursing for Tasmanian Health Organisation – South. In this position she is professionally responsible for public sector nurses and midwives in acute, primary and mental health services in southern Tasmania and those working in specialist alcohol and drug and forensic health services across the state. She has a strong clinical and professional leadership background in a broad range of public sector nursing settings and participates in national and state committees. She is also a credentialed Mental Health Nurse. Coral has a strong interest in nursing leadership and governance, supporting and mentoring others. More specifically she has a keen interest in trauma-informed care and the impact of adversity on individuals, especially during childhood and has published on this topic. She actively contributes to the School of Nursing & Midwifery through participation in course development and accreditation, supporting ongoing formal nursing development, facilitating quality clinical placements for under-graduate and post-graduate students, promoting joint clinical research and collaborating in practice development initiatives.

Associate Professor
Kerry Russell
Clinical Associate Professor
Professor Jose Aguilera
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Helen Bryan
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Lena Busch Nielsen
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ms Jennifer Ayton

Jennifer Ayton

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Jennifer Ayton, RN RM Masters Midwifery Research; is a PhD candidate jointly with UTAS Social Sciences /Sociology & Menzies Research Institute; is the recipient of the Tasmanian Early Years Scholarship to pursue her PhD studies in exploring the low rates of exclusive breastfeeding in Tasmania.  Jennifer mentors and tutors UTAS medical students, has achieved success in gaining in competitive grants, peer reviewed paper, continues to review papers for journals such as the BMJ, Archives of Diseases in Childhood, has a broad clinical background working across various setting and countries, including developing countries and aboriginal communities.

Dr Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Dr Brett Mitchell leads the Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control Unit in the Department of Health and Human Services.  He has a strong clinical background and experience in infectious diseases and infection control. Brett serves on national committees relating to healthcare associated infections, is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Infection, a nurse immuniser and a credentialed infection control professional. Brett has a strong interest in research relating to infection prevention and control, with a focus on quantitative research. Post graduate qualifications include a PhD, Masters in Advanced Practice, Diploma in Tropical Nursing and Certificate in Applied Healthcare Management. Brett supports Nursing & Midwifery through supervision of research students, guest lecturing and promotion of UTAS Nursing and Midwifery through publications.

Dr Jed Duff

Jed Duff

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Jed's experience is primarily in perioperative nursing where he has held clinical and academic positions including Clinical Nurse Educator, Practice Development Facilitator, and undergraduate Unit Coordinator. He is the inaugural Clinical Research Fellow at St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney. In this role he facilitates clinical research and practice development and supervises research students.

 
Dr Karen Ford

Karen Ford

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Karen is ADON - Research and Practice Development in the Practice Development Unit of THO - South and a focus of her work is working with clinicians to further person centred approaches to care. She has a lead role in Practice Development in Tasmania. Karen's background is in paediatric nursing where she has extensive experience as a clinician, educator and researcher. A major research interest is children's experiences of health and illness and she is currently involved in an international study of children's experiences of chronic illness. Other areas of research focus include practice development and knowledge translation; clinical leadership; care of older people in acute care and quality clinical placements. Karen has experience in supervision of PhD, Masters and Honours students and leads and supports clinicians in their research activities.

Ms Kathryn Gregory
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Mr Andrew Keygan
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Ms Julie Porter
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Ms Amanda Reilly
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dr Marguerite Bramble

Marguerite Bramble

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Marguerite is a Nurse Academic, whose research, education and clinical specialty is in gerontology, aged care and dementia care. Marguerite's key area of research expertise is mixed methodology and developing evidence based educational and clinical programs for nurses, clients and families in aged care and dementia care. Her PhD tested the effects of a best practice partnership model of care to improve family involvement in residential dementia care.

Dr Kate Hayes

Kate Hayes

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Kate Hayes (PhD, MBA, BSc (Psych)) combines academic skills with 20 years of IT business experience. She researches, teaches and provides consulting services to support the creation and diffusion of innovations, particularly quality improvement techniques in health services. Kate is a distinguished researcher with over 50 publications and best paper and teaching awards. She is particularly interested in the application of continuous improvement techniques to simultaneously improve work organisation, patient centred care and health workers' job satisfaction.

Mr Jamie Mann-Farrar

Jamie Mann-Farrar

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Jamie is the Director of Nursing at North West Private Hospital in Burnie, Tasmania. He has previously held senior management positions in Anaesthetics, perioperative services and has held a position as a clinical manager of Clinical Emergency Response System in a large tertiary referral hospital in Sydney.

Jamie was previously a lecturer for the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney. He is a visiting lecturer for the Australian College of Nursing in Anaesthetics & Recovery and is the national president of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthetic and Anaesthetic Nurses. Jamie was recently appointed to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council as an assessor of programs leading to registration or enrolment as a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse in Australia.

Jamie joins UTAS Nursing and Midwifery with the intention of strengthening the design & delivery of tertiary nursing and midwifery studies to meet the needs in the North West Region of Tasmania with a particular focus on simulated learning and clinical practicum. Jamie is an advocate of enhancing collaboration with the private health sector in the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate nursing and midwifery programs.

Dr Richard Lakeman

Richard Lakeman 

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Richard Lakeman is a Senior Lecture at Southern Cross University and is engaged with UTAS as a supervisor of higher degree research. His primarily teaching, research and practice interests centres around mental health. He has worked as a nurse and psychotherapist in several countries for over twenty years. Research interests include coping, mental health recovery, and suicide utilising a broad range of methodologies. http://www.testandcalc.com/Richard/

Miss Patricia Allen

Trish Allen

Clinical Lecturer

Trish holds a position as Service Improvement Coordinator, Emergency Care Network within the Department of Health and Human Services. This involves promoting emergency care improvement initiatives and reform. Trish has worked in a variety of emergency departments in the United Kingdom, Western Australia and Tasmania as a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Consultant. Prior to joining the Emergency Care Network, Trish worked as the Clinical Nurse Consultant at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Trish holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing (Emergency) and a Master of Nursing. Trish's involvement with UTAS Nursing & Midwifery has included clinical teaching, postgraduate emergency nursing course facilitation, marking and lecturing.

Ms Merren Armstrong
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Nancy Arnold
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Anita Booker

Anita Booker

Clinical Lecturer

Anita works as a Clinical Nurse Educator in the Department of Critical Care Medicine in Hobart. Her role involves running an introduction to critical care programme for Grads and other nurses new to intensive care nursing as well as co-ordinating education for all nursing staff within the department. This includes undergraduates and those undertaking post Graduate study in Critical Care through UTAS. In her spare time Anita recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Divinity and is currently studying for her Masters in Clinical Nursing.

Mr Laurie Bourke

Laurie Bourke

Clinical Lecturer

Laurie Bourke RN BA Grad Cert (Learning and Teaching) Master of Clinical Nursing

Laurie is currently employed in DHHS (THO-South) as a Clinical Nurse Educator in the division of Complex Chronic and Community Services.

He has worked within the rural, community health and rehabilitation settings as an Educator for seven of the past eight years and as a Lecturer at Deakin University in 2012. Laurie's interests are working with the aging population, preventing functional decline and promoting quality and safety in nursing care delivery. Across his career Laurie has worked with UTAS Nursing and Midwifery students as a preceptor, clinical teacher, lecturer and mentor.

Mr Michael Browne
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Wendy Bryant
Clinical Lecturer
Mrs Jackie Cosentino

Jackie 

Clinical Lecturer

Jackie works for the DHHS THO South as a Clinical Midwifery Educator in Maternity Services. This role includes facilitating first and second year Midwifery Student in clinical practice, facilitating the Midwifery Graduate Transition Program, Maternity Unit orientation, mandatory training, a comprehensive inservice program, facilitating study days and providing clinical support to staff and students in the unit. The role requires constant liaising and communication with University of Tasmania clinical staff.   Jackie has postgraduate studies in Child and Family Health Nursing, a Clinical Masters in Midwifery and is an Authorised Nurse Immuniser.

Ms Christine Duniam
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Judith Frith
Clinical Lecturer
Mr Richard Gilfillan
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Sharon Grave
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Sally Gregor
Clinical Lecturer

Sally is a midwife currently working in the Know Your Midwife (KYM) scheme at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Sally has worked as a Clinical Midwifery Educator in both Launceston and Hobart and supports the Post Graduate Midwifery program at UTAS as a guest lecturer. She has a strong interest in antenatal education for pregnant women and their families, and is the current Tasmanian State President of Childbirth and Parenting Education Australia (CAPEA).

Sally completed her Masters in Midwifery at UTAS in 2006.

Mrs Kerry Hall
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Angela Hay

Angela Hay 

Clinical Lecturer

Clinical Midwife Educator in the division of Women's and Children's Services-Maternity.  Her role involves facilitating the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students as well as co-ordinating education for all midwives within the maternity department.  Angela is currently acting in the Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator role for southern Tasmania with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Mrs Elaine Hosken
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Katrina Hudson
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Vicki Jordan
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Susan Keats

 Sue Keats

Clinical Lecturer

I am a Registered Nurse and hold certificates in general nursing and midwifery. I also hold the Masters in Health Management (University of New England). In my current role I accompany post procedure patients from procedures to the ward area and attend handovers. I stay with unwell patients in Xray and other areas.

I am the acting Nurse Unit Manager when the Nurse Unit Manager is absent from the department.

My primary interest is prostate cancer and have had one research study published in New York for prostate cancer patients.

Ms Kathryn Marsden
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Andrea Middleton
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Kerry Mollenhagen
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Edel Murray

Edel Murray

Clinical Lecturer

Edel Murray is the Practice Development and Research Facilitator (seconded from the role of Clinical Nurse Consultant Wound Management) at St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney.  Edel holds a Masters in Clinical Nursing through the UTAS and is a postgraduate lecturer in Wound Management there. Edel holds the titles of Clinical Fellow at ACU and Clinical Lecturer at UTAS. Edel is member of the Implementation and Quality Improvement Small Working Party of the international collaboration of EPUAP, NUPAP and PIPPIA to develop a 2014 update of the international guidelines for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (injuries).

Mrs Tanya Panitzki
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Michelle Phillips
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Cecily Pollard
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Andrea Price
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Philippa Rice

Pip Rice 

Clinical Lecturer

Pip has spent the past 4 years in DHHS (THO-South) as a Clinical Nurse Educator in Perioperative Services. This role includes providing Unit orientation, mandatory training, a comprehensive in-service program, fortnightly education sessions and Study Days for staff throughout the Department. Furthermore, supporting new Graduates with their rotation, preceptors and progress feedback. Working with UTAS Clinical Facilitators to support Undergraduates with orientation and placement, and Postgraduate staff as required. She is also involved with jointly co-ordinating the Australian Antarctic Division, Customs and Antarctic Lay Surgical Assistants Programs several times per year.

Pip is a Nursing Officer in the Australian Army Reserves and enjoys spending time with her family, including 2 beautiful daughters and a third on the way!  

Mr Andrew Saint

Andrew Saint

Clinical Lecturer

Andrew Saint – RGN, RMRN, Grad Dip (mental health), Master of Clinical Nursing, MHN (Australian College of Mental Health Nurses).

Andrew is a community mental health nurse with the Community Forensic Mental Health Service in Launceston. His role involves assertive case management & specialist assessment of clients with mental illness who are involved with, or at high risk of becoming involved with, the criminal justice system across Northern Tasmania.

Andrew's professional interests include clients with co-morbid drug & alcohol issues, and those with developmental disability.

Andrew has previously worked with UTAS Nursing and Midwifery as a Lecturer and currently precepts students on their clinical placements with the service. He has a broad clinical background across services both here and in NSW.

Mrs Carolyn Salter
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Kym Self
Clinical Lecturer
Mr Michael Sherring
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Pamela Sykes
Clinical Lecturer
Julia TaylorJulia Taylor
Clinical Lecturer

I have a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Health Science (Sexual Health).  I have worked as a Registered Nurse in both the acute and primary health care settings.  I'm currently employed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Youth Health.  My position as Clinical Lecturer at the University of Tasmania will involve me teaching Clinical Honours Nursing students.

Mr Pieter Van Dam

Pieter Van Dam

Clinical Lecturer

Pieter Van Dam works as a Senior Consultant Professional Development in the Department of Health and Human Services, Nursing and Midwifery Unit. Pieter is currently undertaking his doctoral study in leadership development, exploring how Clinical Nurse Leaders have learned to lead. Pieter's other involvement with the UTAS Nursing & Midwifery is supporting Higher Research Degree candidates.

Ms Judy Van Tatenhoven
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Judith Walters
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Cindy Weatherburn

Cindy Weatherburn

Clinical Lecturer

I am an RN currently working in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital in the role of ICU Liaison Nurse. This position extends my role from within the confines of acute critical care to an outreach position to support deteriorating patients in clinical wards.  As such, I bring a strong clinical focus to UTAS Nursing and Midwifery. I also have a research background, and have published in the area of sedation management in the intensive care setting. I completed my Masters In Nursing (2003) and am currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management.

I support UTAS Nursing and Midwifery by tutoring students who are undertaking postgraduate studies.

Ms Samantha Webb
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Helen Zournazis
Clinical Lecturer
Ms Yvonna Zuydam

Yvonna Zuydam

Clinical Lecturer

Yvonna works as a Clinical Nurse Educator in the Medical Ward at Burnie. Her role involves assisting Grads and other nurses on the ward as well as co-ordinating education for all nursing staff within the ward. Sometimes her role spreads across the NW Region. Yvonna has a few clinical Post Graduate certificates as well as a BHSc (nursing) and Masters Professional Studies (Multiculturalism/Education). She loves watching all sorts of sport and enjoys the cinema.

Dr Fahad Alonazy
Adjunct Lecturer
Ms Sue Aylett
  

Sue Aylett

 

 

Adjunct Lecturer

I am currently employed as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  in general practice in collaboration with general practice GP's. I am also a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse. I am a current member of the Tasmanian Mental Health Tribunal and The Guardianship and Administration Board of Tasmania. I have previously worked in acute, rehabilitation, forensic and community mental health. I have obtained a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health,  a Graduate Certificate in Initiatic Art Therapy, a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing, a Masters degree in Forensic Mental Health and a Masters degree in Nurse Practitioner specialising in Mental Health. I believe that i can benefit UTAS due to my vast knowledge and expertise in the area of mental health nursing in numerous clinical settings. I am the first Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to work in a clinical setting in Tasmania and have had the wonderful opportunity to set up my practice in a rural setting with supportive colleagues.

Ms Linda Williamson
Clinical Tutor

Last update: 3rd Dec 2014