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Dr. Jenny Kelly

PhD, MPH, MA (Women's Studies), Grad Dip Education (Adult), Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Nursing.
Research Officer
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences
(07) 4037 5900
Online
N/A - N/A
Cairns City, Queensland
About Me

I am a public health professional with a background in nursing and midwifery and additional post graduate qualifications and expertise in adult education, women’s studies and English language teaching. I have extensive health experience in clinical, educational, research and project management roles throughout Australia. My diverse qualifications and professional experience is evidence of my commitment to the improving health outcomes particularly for marginalised and under-served population groups. I have studied and graduated from three Australian universities and taught and researched at four. I have spent most of my professional life in Northern Australia in remote, rural and regional communities.

General
Universities Studied At

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 2004

Master of Public Health (with Distinction) James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 2013

Master of Arts (Women's Studies) Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 1997

Graduate Diploma of Education (Adult) Northern Territory University, Darwin, NT, 1993

Bachelor of Nursing, Northern Territory University, Darwin, NT, 1992

Diploma of Nursing, Northern Territory University, Darwin, NT, 1991

Universities Worked At

 Batchelor College, NT

 Northern Territory University, Darwin, NT

 Deakin University, Geelong

James Cook University

 University of Queensland

Awards

2018 Nominated for Australia Day Staff Excellence Awards, Queensland Health
2008 Commendation - Barwon Health Quality Improvement and Risk Management Awards
2007 La Trobe University Postdoctoral Fellowship
2006 Commendation - Barwon Health Quality Improvement and Risk Management Awards
2005 Lambda Literary Award USA Finalist
2003 Australasian Menopause Congress Travel Grant Award

Previous teaching

I have extensive teaching experience across a range of disciplines including midwifery, nursing, health promotion, women’s studies, Aboriginal primary health care, women’s health, research skills and mental health. I have taught at certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to a diverse student population including students from non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginal health worker students and undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery and nursing students. I have supervised 4 PhD students to completion. Units I have taught and coordinated include:

· HBS 107 Understanding Health

· HBS 109 Human Structure and Function

· HS 1111 Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

· NS 1220 Primary Health Care

· NS 2015 Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery

· NS 3118 Evidence Based Practice

· ASW 323 Reproductive Medicine

· ASW 342 Women and Social Change

· ASW 346 Feminist Research Methods

· NS 5131 Foundations of Midwifery Practice

· NS 5133 Healthy Labour, Birth and Puerperium

Professional Experience

I am a public health professional with a background in nursing and midwifery and additional post graduate qualifications and expertise in adult education, women’s studies and English language teaching. I have extensive health experience in clinical, educational, research and project management roles throughout Australia. My diverse professional experience to date is evidence of my commitment to the improving health outcomes particularly for  marginalised and under-served population groups. 



Key Achievements

Contributions to Public Policy

  • I have had the privilege of managing a number of research projects that have contributed to improved health outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • As a result of our pandemic influenza work, the Department of Health has rewritten the Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as an ‘at risk’ group. The Plan now acknowledges the vital role of ‘two-way communication’ to tailor measures that are appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Nursing
  • Public Health and Health Services

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Education

Curriculum and Pedagogy - Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy

Medical And Health Sciences

Nursing - Nursing not elsewhere classified

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

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