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Professor Iain Graham
BSc(CNAA), MSc(Manc), MEd(CNAA), PhD(Manch)
Current Appointment: Head, School of Health & Human Sciences
Organisational Unit: School of Health & Human Sciences - Lismore

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Senior Staff: Head, School of Health and Human Sciences

Telephone: 02 6620 3557
Location: Z Block
Campus: Lismore

Iain Graham, Professor of Nursing, is the current Head of School for Health and Human Science, at Southern Cross University.

Professor Graham has been in this role since April 2007. Prior to this appointment, Iain was the Dean of the Institute of Health and Community Studies, and Professor of Nursing, at Bournemouth University, UK.

Iain’s role is to lead the evolution of the School at Southern Cross University, and position it so that the School can meet the major changes, and challenges, expected in the 21st Century.

It should be noted that every health care system in the world, and by inference, every University which hosts a Nursing, Allied Health or Medical School, is facing reform and change. The world’s demographic and epidemiological profile is moving. Consumer expectation is rising, and every government seeks to provide a cost effective, quality based, and safe health care system. Therefore, Professor Graham is positioning the School so that it can work with such change, and re-position itself for an exciting future. Iain’s motto is: Be strong locally in order to be heard internationally.

Key Facts:

  • Registered Nurse
    • United Kingdom
    • New South Wales, Australia
  • Adjunct Professorial Positions
    • University of Technology, Sydney NSW Australia
    • Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Sydney NSW Australia
  • Memberships & Fellowships
    • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
    • Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science
    • Member of Australasian College of Health Service Executives
    • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Chapter – Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee USA
  • Research Interests
    • Nursing theory, art, and science development
    • Leadership
    • Cultural aspects of health
    • Health improvements and system redesign
  • International Activity
    • Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Visiting Professor, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England
    • President of C.O.H.E.H.R.E., 2005-2007
    • Advisory Group Member of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Policy Development Involvement
    • Held positions in both the UK and USA on various policy boards
  • Academic & Professional Literature Contributions
    • Professor Graham writes for various academic and professional journals, and contributes to various books in his fields of interest.
    • Iain has been on various editorial boards for a number of professional and academic journals.
    • He is also a reviewer for various journals, particularly in the fields of nursing practice, nurse management and leadership, and organisational change.

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