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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Associate Professor Michelle Donelly

Dr 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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Academic research staff

Ms Christina Aggar

Ms 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
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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
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Dr Suzanne Broadbent

Dr Suzanne Broadbent
Research Interests: Exercise physiology, specifically exercise immunology; exercise rehabilitation for cardiopulmonary, cancer, chronic fatigue and neurological clients; hypoxic training
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; narrative and systematic reviews
Industry Collaboration Interests: Cancer exercise rehabilitation; chronic fatigue syndrome; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation exercise; sports/exercise science research
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Mr Paul Butterworth

Paul Butterworth
Research Interests: Obesity and foot pain; foot surgery
Methodological Expertise: Correlation research
Industry Collaboration Interests: Chronic disease
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Dr Sonja Coetzee

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

Ms June Colgrave

June Colgrave
Research Interests: Child protection; self-efficacy
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Paediatrics; clinical nurse education; child protection; child and family health

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

Mrs Maree Crepinsek

Maree Crepinsek
Research Interests: Midwifery; midwifery education; breastfeeding; mental health and wellbeing during childbearing
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative; qualitative; Cochrane systematic reviews
Industry Collaboration Interests: Research around childbearing
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Dr Zachary Crowley-McHattan

Zac Crowley
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dr Elaine Jefford

Dr Elaine Jefford
Research Interests: Midwifery (in particular: decision-making, clinical reasoning, perineal integrity, breast feeding, choice); educational research and assessments
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative; mixed methods; feminist theory; interpretative interactionism; action research; grounded theory
Industry Collaboration Interests: Midwifery; Education

Dr Beverly Joffe

Dr Bev Joffe
Research Interests: Teaching and learning in tertiary settings; assessment and intervention for children's speech, language and learning; applied phonetics and linguistics; music and movement in learning; mental and public health
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative; single-subject designs
Industry Collaboration Interests: speech pathology; allied health; psychology; social work; education; teaching and learning

Dr Desirée 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)
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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
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Dr Kolleen Miller-Rosser

Dr Kolleen Miller Rosser
Research Interests: Clinical placements; paediatrics; history
Methodological Expertise: Qualitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Nursing clinical experiences; Indigenous health; pediatrics
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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
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Dr Jonathan Munro (Adjunct Professional Fellow, SCU Clinic)

Dr Jonathan Munro
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

Dr Susan Morrison

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Research Interests: Inter-professional education
Methodological Expertise: Mixed methods
Industry Collaboration Interests: Working with other disciplines to create inter-professional learning opportunities

Mr Peter Mouatt

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Research Interests: Natural and complementary medicines; herbal and natural drug quality; phytochemistry and variation in natural medicines
Methodological Expertise: Botanical and chemical analysis of natural products and drugs for clinical, in vitro and in vivo research
Industry Collaboration Interests: Natural and complementary medicine; natural product chemistry and pharmacology
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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
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Dr Joanne Rowley (Conjunct, MNCLHD)

Joanne Rowley
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.
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Dr Christopher Stevens

Dr Chris Stevens
Research Interests: Exercise Physiology; sports performance; exercise testing; environmental physiology; thermoregulation
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Sports research; Sports training and testing
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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
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Dr John Whitting

Dr John Whiting
Research Interests: Biomechanics; sport and exercise science
Methodological Expertise: Quantitative
Industry Collaboration Interests: Sports research; sports industry

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
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Dr Ken Wojcikowski

Dr Ken Wojcikowski
Research Interests: Teaching and learning issues around health science and online study; technology; complementary therapies; chronic kidney disease
Methodological Expertise: Laboratory animal studies; clinical trials; teaching trials

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.)
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