RN BN (hons) PhD
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Danielle is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a registered nurse who gained her clinical experience in the cardiothoracic unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital, before starting her research journey with an Honours degree in 2002.
Danielle holds a doctoral qualification in nursing, which she completed through the School of Nursing and Midwifery at UTAS. Her research used a constructivist grounded theory methodology to further understand and generate dialogue about the experiences of overweight and obese female healthcare consumers. Her research adds to the limited body of health science literature which has investigated weight through a framework which is cognisant of the multilayered meanings attached to fat female bodies.
Prior to completing her PhD, Danielle was a Research Fellow and the Program Coordinator for the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PCHRED) initiative at the Menzies Research Institute where she worked alongside clinicians to both develop their research skills and support them in undertaking small research projects. Since then she has also been employed as a Nursing Officer at the Australian Nursing Federation, where she was responsible for providing information and advice to members on a wide variety of issues, including professional and industrial advice on any work related matters. Her role also included case management, representation and advocacy for individual members.
Her current research focus extends upon her recent doctoral work and seeks to explore issues surrounding women's health and their clinical experiences; the intersection between social and medically constructed bodies in both the health and public domains; and, the impact of health-related stigma on identity.
Authorised by Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery
31 January, 2013