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.
Latrobe University, Melbourne
RMIT University, Melbourne
Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne
St John of God Institute, Sydney
Ballarat University, Victoria, Australia
Australian Catholic University, Victoria, Australia
RMIT University, Victoria, Australia
Queensland University of Technology,
Central Queensland University
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
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.
Member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
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.
Mental Health Nursing
Higher Degree Research Supervision
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.
Chair, Board of Governors, Institute of Health and Management, Australia