Colleen Johnston-Devin is a hospital trained registered nurse who completed a Certificate of Advanced Paediatric Nursing before completing a Bachelor of Nursing. Her PhD topic was Battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A Phenomenological Study. Colleen has many years of experience coordinating Clinical Trials, mainly for investigational new drugs. She has worked in hospitals and/or community settings all over Australia including cities, regional and rural areas. Most recently, Colleen worked at University of the Sunshine Coast as a Senior Research Officer and tutor for nursing students. Colleen s' research interests include lived experience studies, chronic health conditions, ageing, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and persistent pain.
1987 Certificate of General Nursing, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Qld.
1991 Advanced Paediatric Nursing Program, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA.
1994 Bachelor of Nursing, (Post registration) Deakin University, Geelong, Vic.
2019 PhD (Health Promotion) – Battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A Phenomenological Study.University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Qld.
2020 Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education (To complete February) Central Queensland University, Noosa, Qld.
Associate Lecturer, Central Queensland University, Noosa, Qld
Senior Research Officer L7/4, University of the Sunshine Coast, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Sippy Downs, Qld
Sessional Nursing Tutor and marking, University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Qld
2017 - Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
2016 - Occupational Therapy Australia Qld/NT Division, Postgraduate Student Award
2016 – Finalist Three Minute Thesis competition. University of the Sunshine Coast
University of the Sunshine Coast
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
IASP Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Special Interest Group
The Australian Pain Society
Australian Pain Management Association (APMA)
Chronic Pain Australia
Australian Hospitals and Healthcare Association
Queensland Persistent Pain Education Working Group
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Associate Supervisor
Nursing - Aged Care Nursing
Nursing - Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Nursing - Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
Other Medical and Health Sciences - Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Public Health and Health Services - Aged Health Care
Public Health and Health Services - Health and Community Services
Public Health and Health Services - Health Promotion