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Biography

Fiona Little is a credentialed mental health nurse with 25 years’ experience in the area of acute mental health and consultation liaison mental health nursing within the public health care setting. More recently she has been working in primary health care focusing on the development of and access to perinatal mental health services within Tamworth and surrounding rural areas.

Fiona is currently employed at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health in Tamworth as a Mental Health Academic and at New England Medicare Local as a mental health clinician. Her research interests include workforce development, promoting the role of the mental health nursing profession in rural practice, developing and evaluating service delivery models in primary health care and incorporating inter professional approaches and education into clinical practice.

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing (Mental Hlth-Nurse Practitioner), University of Western Sydney, 24/04/2008
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health), University of Western Sydney, 21/04/2009
  • Diploma in Health Science (Nursing), Armidale College of Advanced Education, 18/03/1989

Research

Research keywords

  • Interprofessional models of care in rural health
  • Mental health nursing professional development
  • Perinatal mental health

Research expertise

Rural mental health workforce development, Interprofessional learning and service models, Perinatal mental health

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111005Mental Health Nursing80
111717Primary Health Care20

Awards

Recognition.

2011HNEH Quality Award Finalist
Hunter New England Health (Australia)
Finalist
2011NSW Premier's Award Finalist
NSW Health (Australia)
Award finalist

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Australian Rural Health Education Network-Mental Health Academic Network Chair-2007-2013

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Clinical supervision
  • Mental Health
  • Perinatal mental health

Teaching expertise

Consultation Liaison mental health in rural practice, Therapeutic nursing interventions, Risk management, Clinical Supervision, Perinatal mental health

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Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Little FH, Brown L, Grotowski M, Harris D, 'Interprofessional Relationships in Healthcare Practice', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 143-152 (2014) [B2]
2010Brown LJ, Little FH, 'Nourishing networks: Using information technology and mentoring to promote interdisciplinary education and training in rural areas', A Bright Future For Rural Health: Evidence-Based Policy And Practice In Rural And Remote Australian Health Care, Australian Rural Health Education Network, Canberra, ACT 82-84 (2010) [B2]

Co-authors: LEANNE BROWN

Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Little FH, Galloway A, 'Early years outreach clinic defeating barriers to perinatal mental health care in rural Australia', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 21 51-51 (2014) [E3]
2012Little FH, Brown LJ, Grotowski M, Harris D, 'Nourishing networks: An interprofessional learning model and its application to the Australian rural health workforce', Rural and Remote Health, 12 1-7 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: LEANNE BROWN

Conference (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Little FH, Galloway A, 'The Early Years Outreach Clinic: Demonstrating leadership and collaboration for perinatal mental health nursing in primary health', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Melbourne (2014) [E3]
2013Roufeil L, Little FH, 'Promoting best practice in the provision of rural mental health student placements', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide (2013) [E2]
2013Schlicht K, Little FH, 'Preparing the psychology profession to work in rural and remote communities - are we doing enough?', Handbook of the 5th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium, Geelong, VIC (2013) [E3]
2012Hawkins R, Little FH, Olds K, 'The Supervision Training Project', 4th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium. Conference Proceedings 2012, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E2]
2012Little FH, Mills J, Sutton K, 'Putting people first: Shaping the future of rural mental health clinical placements across Australia', 4th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2010Little FH, Brown LJ, Pryor D, Harris D, Grotowski M, 'Nourishing Networks: Innovation in interprofessional learning for rural clinicians working with eating disorder clients', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: LEANNE BROWN

2010Little FH, 'Growing your own mental health workforce - The development and implementation of a unique Primary Mental Health Internship Program', 2nd Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium: 'Winds Of Change' - New Perspectives on Rural and Remote Mental Health. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Galloway A, Little FH, 'Life Solutions North West: Promoting a creative model of rural primary mental health practice through interprofessional learning and competency development', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Brown LJ, Harris D, Little FH, Grotowski M, 'Challenges of delivering an inter-professional education program for rural clinicians working with eating disorder clients', National SARRAH Conference 2010 Conference. Program, Broome, WA (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: LEANNE BROWN

2010Harris D, Brown LJ, Little FH, Pryor D, Grotowski M, 'Nourishing networks: An innovative program for rural health professionals working with eating disorder clients', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: LEANNE BROWN

2009Harris D, Grotowski M, Brown LJ, Little FH, Pryor D, 'Nourishing networks: Learning and development program', 7th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders: Programme and Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: LEANNE BROWN

2009Crisp S, Little FH, 'Rural psychologists' perceptions of changes to Australian psychology accreditation', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2009Little FH, Brown LJ, Pryor D, Harris D, Grotowski M, 'Nourishing networks: Utilising information technology and mentoring to promote education and training in rural areas', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2009: Program Book, Tamworth, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: LEANNE BROWN

2008Little FH, 'Differences and divergence: A review of clinical outcomes from a rural based community mental health service', 14th Annual Hunter Mental Health Conference: Conference Program, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Pryor D, Little FH, 'An integrated community model of rural and remote mental health service delivery', NSW Rural and Remote Health Conference 2008: Conference Program, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Little FH, 'Old problems, new models: Developing a sustainable workforce through diversity and partnerships', 18th Annual TheMHS Conference: Book of Abstracts, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants2
Total funding$1,974

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2015 (1 grants)

8th Primary Mental Health Care Conference, Canberra Australia, 13-14 March 2015$750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Fiona Little
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020152015
GNo:G1500328

2013 (1 grants)

5th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Geelong Australia, 14-15 October 2013$1,224
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Fiona Little
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,22420132013
GNo:G1301093
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Ms Fiona Little

Work Phone(02) 67553523
Fax(02) 67612355
Email
PositionAcademic Team Leader
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNursing
Office
Tamworth Education Centre,
Tamworth
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/fiona-little