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Anthony Welch

PhD; M.Ed; B.Ed; BN; Graduate Diploma (Counseling); Dip Appld Sc (N.Ed),RN.
Associate Professor Mental Health
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences
LEAP Centre (Learning, Equity, Access and Participation)
(07) 5440 7035
Noosa
1.05
90 Goodchap Street, Noosaville
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General
Background

I have held a number of positions in the discipline of nursing in both the private and public sectors of the health care industry (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong). Such positions have included Hospital Manager, Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing, Senior Supervisor, Unit Manager, Principal Educator, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Post-Graduate Studies. I have also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing in Australia.

Thirty years of teaching in the tertiary sector have included Professional Development, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Creative Arts Therapy, Counselling, Spirituality, Men’s Health, Qualitative Research Methods, Evidence-based Practice, Trans-cultural Nursing, Indigenous Health, Community Health, and Philosophic Inquiry.

Other professional activities have included invited International Scholar/Professor, Invited Keynote Speaker, Member of an Aged Care Consultancy Team to China under the auspices of the Myer Foundation, and Ministerial appointments.

Universities Studied At

Latrobe University, Melbourne

RMIT University, Melbourne

Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne

St John of God Institute, Sydney

Universities Worked At

Ballarat University, Victoria, Australia

Australian Catholic University, Victoria, Australia

RMIT University, Victoria, Australia

Queensland University of Technology,

Central Queensland University

Awards

  • Teacher of the Year: Postgraduate Association, RMIT University, 2000
  • Most Inspirational Teacher Award, Graduating Class of 2004, Bachelor of Nursing Program, RMIT University.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Commitment to Student Learning and Experience -  Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Portfolio, Teaching Quality Awards, RMIT University, 2005.
  • Nominated for Student-centred Teaching Award, 2006
  • Member of Mental Health Team, Mental Health Week Achievement Award in the Organisation category, 2013, Queensland Health.
  • Finalist, Community Engagement Awards, CQU Australia: Team lead on Queensland Health and Health Workforce Australia grant - Exploring innovative ways of building clinical capacity in mental health.
  • Special Commendation for Superior Performance in Research Higher Degrees Supervision, 2013

Previous teaching

Head of Programs including teaching into such programs:

Diploma of Nursing,

Bachelor of Nursing

Diploma of Psychiatric Nursing

Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing by Distance Education

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing by Distance Education

Master of Health Science, Melbourne

Master of Health Science, Hong Kong

Master of Creative Arts Therapy

Master of Mental Health Nursing

Professional Experience

I have held a number of positions in the discipline of nursing in both the private and public sectors of the health care industry (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong). Such positions have included Hospital CEO, Director of Nursing, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor. Within the realm of learning and teaching I have held such positions as  Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Post-Graduate Studies and Head of Programs for Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Nursing and Creative Arts Therapy. I have also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing and Midiwfery in Australia.

Other professional activities have included invited International Scholar, Invited Keynote Speaker, Member of an Aged Care Consultancy Team to China under the auspices of the Myer Foundation, and Ministerial appointments.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


Responsibilities

Responsible for all mental health content development and delivery in the Bachelor of Nursing program and  Master of Mental Health Nursing program.

As Assistant Dean Community Engagement - responsible for providing leadership of staff in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in community engagement initiatives.

Professional Interests

Mental Health Nursing

Men's Health

Research

Higher Degree Research Supervision

Qualitative Inquiry

Community Engagement

Recovery

Resilience

Practice Change.


Editor

Edward, K. Munro, I., Robins, A., & Welch, A. Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis. Sydney: Oxford University Press. (Published Nov, 2010). Second addition for publication in 2014.

Jorijwong, S., Johnson, M., & Welch, A. Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Nursing. Sydney: Oxford University Press. (published April, 2011). Second addition for publication 2014.

Consultancy Work

Chair, Board of Governors, Institute of Health and Management, Australia

  • Member, the Myer Foundation/Asia Link China visit to provide consultation to  Government Advisors and selected universities in planning health strategies for China's aging population 2004.
  • Establishment of the Orange Valley Nursing Home, Singapore, 2001-2003

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Nursing
  • Public Health and Health Services

At the level of Mentor Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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