Angela Brown

Angela Brown, MA, BSc(Hons), RN

The Next Generation of Clinical Leaders: Future Proofing Preparation

Angela Brown is associate professor and head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Wollongong. She is a registered nurse and has worked in the United Kingdom and Australia. Leadership is one of her main areas of interest and expertise, involving some contract programs for industry partners. Her current research project seeks to identify the antecedents of clinical leadership that could be included within a pre-registration nursing programme.

Cathy Catrambone

Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN

Virginia Henderson Global Nursing eRepository

Cathy Catrambone is the 2015-2017 president of Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Catrambone is an associate professor at Rush University College of Nursing, teaching in the DNP and PhD programs with an emphasis on outcomes research, evidence-based practice, leadership development, and health policy. She is a pulmonary nurse expert well known for her leadership and advocacy in promoting lung health, smoke-free living, and clean air. Her research focuses on asthma surveillance and system-level interventions to promote guideline-recommended emergency asthma care. She has presented research at national and international meetings and has published in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

Bronwyn Everett

Bronwyn Everett, PhD, RN, MCN

Academic Clinical Chairs: Strategies and Advice – Voices from the Field

Associate Professor Bronwyn Everett is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Nursing Research, a joint collaborative between the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, and South West Sydney Local Health District. She has committed more than 25 years to nursing education and research and in her current role supports nurses and midwives to undertake clinical research.

Caleb Ferguson

Caleb Ferguson, PhD, RN, MACN

Optimising approaches for stroke prevention for AF

Caleb Ferguson is a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. Dr Ferguson's has extensive clinical expertise in stroke and neuroscience nursing. In 2014 he completed his PhD at UTS with a thesis titled "Patient centered approaches to thromboprophylaxis in individuals with heart failure and concomitant atrial fibrillation". Dr Ferguson is also an Ambassador for the National Stroke Foundation.

Elizabeth Halcomb

Elizabeth Halcomb, PhD, BN(Hons), RN, FACN


Elizabeth Halcomb is professor of primary health care nursing at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is an experienced academic nurse leader, leading a strong research program in primary care nursing, with particular emphasis on nursing in general practice, chronic disease, and nursing workforce issues. She also undertakes research centered around learning and teaching in nursing, academic workforce development, and research methodology. Professor Halcomb has particular interests in mixed methods of research and evidence based practice.

Debra Jackson

Debra Jackson, PhD, RN, DipHSc(Nsg), BHSc(Nsg), MN(Ed), FACN

Clinical Leadership Capacity Building and Quality and Safety

Dr Debra Jackson is Director of the Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research (OxINAHR), Professor of Nursing at Oxford Brookes University and the University of New England, and Associate Chief Nurse (Research) at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. She is Principal Fellow of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, in recognition of sustained outstanding contribution to translational clinical research. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Tim Luckett

Tim Luckett, PhD, BSc (Hons)

Improving Self-Management for People with Chronic Breathlessness: Web-Based Evidence

Tim Luckett is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Tim trained as a speech pathologist and has experience of research projects in a wide range of health-related fields. He is interested in developing and evaluating complex healthcare interventions, especially in oncology and palliative care. He has a particular interest in methods of outcome measurement.

Sandy Middleton

Sandy Middleton, PhD, RN

Nurses Improving Stroke Outcomes

Professor Sandy Middleton is the Director of the Nursing Research Institute (NRI), a joint initiative between Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Health Australia (Sydney) conducting nurse-led multidisciplinary research. Appointed its inaugural Director in 2008, Dr Middleton leads a team of 21 on-site researchers and has received more than $19 million in competitive research funding.

Phillip Newton

Phillip Newton, PhdD, RN, FAHA, NFESC

Snapshot – Overview of Heart Failure in Australia

Dr. Newton is currently Acting Associate Dean Research and Director of Research Students in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. His program of research demonstrates a strong interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the links between clinical research and application in health service interventions. The main focus of his research is the management of chronic heart failure, identifying the impact of frailty in chronic heart failure, and strategies for quality improvement.

Jane Phillips

Jane Phillips, PhD, RN

Jane Phillips is the Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care and Professor Nursing (Palliative Care) at University Technology Sydney. She has led a number of major cancer and palliative care reform initiatives at local and national levels. She has the capacity to navigate the complex interplay between the clinical, research, policy, and professional environments.

Michele Rumsey

Michele Rumsey RN, FACN

WHO Collaborating Centers Leadership Program

Michele Rumsey is an experienced international healthcare adviser and policy expert with health professional expertise in human resources for health, health system strengthening, capacity development, stakeholder participation and regulation in Western Pacific, South East Asian Region, and Europe. Michele has particular expertise in providing monitoring and evaluation, research, and consulting services in the above areas, as well as designing capacity development activities targeting health system strengthening through leadership capacity, curriculum development, and faculty development.

Lesley Siegloff

Lesley Siegloff, RN, DipT (NEd) SturtCAE, BEd (Nursing) SACAE, MNA (UNSW), PhD (candidate), FACN

Since 1978 Lesley has worked in education in hospital programs, as the Principal Nurse Educator with the Royal District Nursing Society SA 1984-1987, and, since the transfer of nursing education to the higher education sector, as a university lecturer. Lesley has also variously held director of nursing and consulting positions in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Indonesia. Her director of nursing roles have included responsibility for rural hospitals and aged care facilities, achieving accreditation for these organisations.

Kylie Ward

Kylie Ward, RN, MMgt, Dip App Sci (Nursing), Acute Care Cert., FACN, Wharton Fellow, MAICD, CEO Australian College of Nursing

Kylie Ward has more than two decades of experience as a celebrated Nurse Leader. She is a respected, senior level Health and Aged Care executive. Her career, including nursing with a clinical background in intensive care and aged care, Monash University lecturer and more recently as an expert in transformational leadership, culture and change management, has resulted Kylie’s exceptional skills in organizational design, culture shaping, insight and strategy development.

Val Wilson

Val Wilson, PhD, MN, BEdSt., RN

Measuring for Success: The importance of clinically focussed research

Val’s areas of interest are in family centred care, developing person-centred cultures, the use of evidence to inform practice, engaging clinical staff in action orientated research and improvement work, knowledge translation, and systematic evaluation. This encompasses the development and ongoing support of effective workplaces, teams, and leaders. The evaluation of this work, together with a number of local, state and International projects, forms the basis of her research.

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