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Dr Graeme Browne

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Graeme Browne is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, is the Program Convener for the Masters in Mental Health Nursing and the senior academic at the Port Macquarie Campus. He is a credentialed Mental Health Nurse. Early in his career Graeme saw limits for nurses practicing under a bio-medical model so undertook studies in community health nursing.

For much of his clinical career he worked as community health nurse in mental health, NGOs, domiciliary nursing and bush nursing as well as in private practice. Graeme’s research focuses on primary health care mostly in mental health settings. Addressing the power structures in health is one of the cornerstones of the development of primary health care. The declaration of Alma Ata (1978) and the Ottawa Charter (1986) committed to the ‘bottom up’ delivery of health services. As can be seen from Graeme’s publications he is committed to this. His personal leadership and teaching styles are inclusive and respectful of the input from consumers, colleagues and students. On his wall he has written ‘education is more about lighting a fire than filling a bucket (Yeats)’. Graeme’s academic leadership includes: developing and coordinating undergraduate, honours and masters level programs and leading successful research teams.

Graeme's clinical leadership includes: public health especially community health, working and developing services in the non-government sector and leadership in developing education and research in health services and developing evidence-based practice culture among clinicians. His success in these areas is enhanced by his interest in engaging with clinical colleagues and developing mutually respectful relationships. Graeme has a strong and genuine commitment to the development of the nursing profession as a leader in the future of health services. One of the attractions of working at the University of Newcastle SON&M is its commitment to the future development of nursing. It offers leadership in the rapidly changing landscape of health care. More than that there is a belief at all levels in nursing and a vision in the school of what nursing can contribute to the community.

Research Expertise
Mixed methods including a variety of qualitative approaches and quantitative design. 

Grounded theory using a Glaserian approach.

Phenomenology

Collaborations
Graeme's primary interests are in mental health and primary health care. His current projects include school mental health nurse, suicide in young men, the delivery of mental health services by credentialed mental health nurses, the role of nurses, consumers experience of being nursed by mental health nurses. He has also been involved in studies on housing, substance abuse and the families of people with developmental disabilities.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology
  • Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing, Health Commission of NSW
  • General Nurse Training, Mona Vale District Hospital - Australia
  • Associate Diploma in Community Health Nursing, Cumberland College of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), University of New England
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Southern Queensland
  • Mental Health Nurse, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc
  • Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Nurse and the therapeutic relationship
  • Nursing
  • Nursing and communication
  • Primary Health Care

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) 20
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 20
111005 Mental Health Nursing 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2010 - 1/11/2012 Research Fellow Southern Cross University
Health & Human Sciences
1/06/2005 - 1/06/2007 Academic Griffith University
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/01/1999 Researcher Queensland Health
Gold Coast Integrated Mental Health Service
Australia
1/02/1992 - 1/04/2005 Academic University of Southern Queensland
School of Nursing

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2012 - 1/03/2013 Registered Nurse - Acute Care Team Tweed Heads Community Mental Health Services
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/05/2007 - 1/10/2010 Nurse Educator NG/7 Queensland Health
Gold Coast Mental Health- Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (49 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Browne G, Lakeman R, O'Brien AP, Chan S, 'Service users on interview panels in mental health.', Int J Ment Health Nurs, 24 281-282 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/inm.12115
Co-authors Sally Chan, Tony Obrien
2015 Haydon G, van der Reit P, Browne G, 'A narrative inquiry: Humour and gender differences in the therapeutic relationship between nurses and their patients.', Contemp Nurse, 1-13 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/10376178.2015.1021436
2014 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'Guided by Priority: How Clinicians Manage Access to Opioid Replacement Therapy', ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 35 455-463 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/01612840.2013.873102
2014 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, Browne M, 'Can monitoring consumer requests for opioid-replacement therapy improve access to treatment?', Australian Health Review, 38 312-317 (2014) [C1]

Objective This study examined data recorded by one urban publicly funded opioid-replacement therapy clinic (from 2009 to 2011) to identify whether these data could be used to info... [more]

Objective This study examined data recorded by one urban publicly funded opioid-replacement therapy clinic (from 2009 to 2011) to identify whether these data could be used to inform the rostering of clinicians more effectively to improve access to treatment. Methods Data analysis incorporated descriptive and inferential methods. Results There were trends in the times of the year consumers seek opioid-replacement therapy, similarity and differences between gender requests for treatment and variation in consumer wait time on triage. Conclusions National reporting of opioid-replacement therapy triages would help gain a better understanding of the number of people in need of treatment. If opioid-replacement therapy providers monitored consumer triages, they could roster more effectively, have gender-specific clinicians available, acknowledge and inform consumers of wait time on triage and allow re-orientation of services to lower wait time. © 2014 AHHA.

DOI 10.1071/AH13212
2014 Browne G, Hurley J, Lakeman R, 'Mental health nursing: What difference does it make?', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21 558-563 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/jpm.12162
2014 Browne G, 'Introducing Mental Health Nursing: A Service User Oriented Approach, 2nd edition', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 23 192-192 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/inm.12064
2014 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'How clinicians manage access to opioid replacement therapy', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 23 451-459 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/inm.12076
2014 Hurley J, Browne G, Lakeman R, Angking D, Cashin A, 'Released potential: A qualitative study of the mental health nurse incentive Program in Australia', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23 17-23 (2014) [C1]

The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) is a Commonwealth Government funded scheme that supports people living with a mental illness. Despite its significance, the progr... [more]

The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) is a Commonwealth Government funded scheme that supports people living with a mental illness. Despite its significance, the program has received little attention from researchers nor critical discussion within the published work. This paper first critically examines the MHNIP from the contexts of identities, autonomy, and capabilities of mental health nurses (MHN) and then reports on findings from a qualitative study that explored the experiences of staff working in the MHNIP. Key findings from this qualitative study include four main themes indicating that both the program and the nurses working within it are addressing the unmet needs of people living with a mental illness. They achieve these ends by adopting holistic and consumer-centred approaches and by providing a wide range of therapeutic interventions. As well, the MHN in this study valued the freedom and autonomy of their practice outside public health services and the respect received from colleagues working in other disciplines. Findings suggest that MHN within the study were experienced as having autonomous identities and roles that may be in contrast to the restrictive understandings of MHN capability within the program's funding rules. © 2013 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

DOI 10.1111/inm.12020
Citations Scopus - 4
2014 Fealy S, Hure A, Browne G, Prince C, 'Developing a clinical care pathway for obese pregnant women: A quality improvement project', Women and Birth, 27 e67-e71 (2014) [C1]

Problem: Obesity in pregnancy is associated with an increased incidence of maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality, from conditions like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, pr... [more]

Problem: Obesity in pregnancy is associated with an increased incidence of maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality, from conditions like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, preterm birth and stillbirth. Between 20% and 25% of pregnant women in Australia are presenting to their first antenatal appointment with a body mass index (BMI) =30kg/m2, defined as obesity in pregnancy. These figures are concerning for midwifery and obstetric staff directly involved in the clinical care of these women and their families. In the absence of national or state clinical practice guidelines for managing the risks for obese pregnant women, a local quality improvement project was conducted. Aim: To plan, implement, and evaluate the impact of an alternative clinical care pathway for pregnant women with a BMI=35kg/m2 at their first antenatal visit. Project setting: The project was undertaken in the antenatal clinic of a rural referral hospital in NSW, Australia. Subjects: Eighty-two women with a BMI=35kg/m2 were eligible for the alternative care pathway, offered between January and December 2010. Intervention: The alternative care pathway included the following options, in addition to usual care: written information on obesity in pregnancy, referral to a dietitian, early plus repeat screening for gestational diabetes, liver and renal function pathology tests, serial self-weighing, serial foetal growth ultrasounds, and a pre-labour anaesthetic consultation. Findings: Despite being educated on the risk associated with obesity in pregnancy, women did not take up the offers of dietetic support or self-weighing at each antenatal visit. Ultrasounds were well received and most women underwent gestational diabetes screening.

DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2014.09.001
Co-authors Alexis Hure
2013 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne GC, Choudry J, Pinchin D, 'Triage in Opioid Replacement Therapy: What's the wait?', Substance Use and Misuse, 48 137-146 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2013 Harlow W, Roman MW, Hapell B, Browne G, 'Accessibility versus Quality of Care plus retention: the formula for service delivery in Opioid Replacement Therapy', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34 706-714 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/01612840.2013.804896
2013 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'John or Jane? Exploring How Clinical Judgment is Applied in Managing Access to Opioid Replacement Therapy', JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS, 45 258-265 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02791072.2013.803648
2013 Buckley T, Cashin A, Stuart M, Browne G, Dunn SV, 'Nurse practitioner prescribing practices: The most frequently prescribed medications', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22 2053-2063 (2013) [C1]

Aims and objectives: To explore which medications Australian nurse practitioners most frequently prescribe. Background: Although nurse practitioners in Australia have prescriptive... [more]

Aims and objectives: To explore which medications Australian nurse practitioners most frequently prescribe. Background: Although nurse practitioners in Australia have prescriptive authority, little is known about which specific medications nurse practitioners are prescribing and how frequently they do so. Design: Descriptive electronic survey. Methods: A total of 209 nurse practitioners reported current prescribing practices. Medications reported were categorised according to the Australian Medicines Handbook major drug classifications and frequencies presented. Results: Seventy-eight per cent of respondents reported prescribing medications as part of their Nurse Practitioner practice. In total, participants reported prescribing 234 separate medications from most Australian Medicines Handbook major drug classifications. Medications from the classification anti-infective drugs were most frequently prescribed followed by medications from analgesic, psychotropic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, genitourinary and gastrointestinal classifications. Conclusion: The majority of nurse practitioners in Australia prescribe medications in their clinical practice, although the proportion of nurse practitioners prescribing has not changed significantly in the past four years. The medications prescribed are comparable with those most frequently prescribed by all prescribers in Australia and highlight the diversity in scope of practice among nurse practitioners. Relevance to clinical practice: Findings highlight the importance of Nurse Practitioner's a capacity to prescribe wide variety of medications, especially in practice areas such acute, primary and emergency care. The unique role nurse practitioners in relation to management of patients with infective processes and patients requiring pain relief is highlighted. Insight into current Nurse Practitioner prescribing trends informs future Nurse Practitioner curricular and future continuing education programmes. Findings give unique insight for future service planning, especially service providers considering introducing nurse practitioners to their service. The finding that nurse practitioners prescribing patterns are similar to other non-nurse practitioner prescribers in Australia highlights the potential for service providers to introduce new models of care that are Nurse Practitioner lead. © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.12086
Citations Scopus - 6
2013 Browne G, Cashin A, Graham I, Shaw W, 'Addressing the mental health nurse shortage: Undergraduate nursing students working as assistants in nursing in inpatient mental health settings', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19 n/a-n/a (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12090
2013 Stevens J, Browne GC, Graham I, 'A career in mental health - still an unlikely choice for Nursing graduates: a replicated, longitudinal study', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing., 22 213-220 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2013 Cashin A, Browne GC, Bradbury J, Maulder A, 'The effectiveness of Narrative Therapy with young people with autism', Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurs, 26 32-41 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jcap.12020
Citations Scopus - 2
2012 Kochungying M, Browne GC, Hutchinson M, Bui Vu Binh B, 'Autism in Vietnam: The case for the development and evaluation of an information book to be distributed at the time of diagnosis', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 288-292 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2012 Browne GC, Cashin A, Graham I, 'Case management of young children with behavioural and mental health disorders in school.', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37 49-55 (2012) [C1]
2012 Quinn C, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Opportunity lost? Psychiatric medications and problems with sexual function: A role for nurses in mental health', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21 415-423 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03908.x
Citations Scopus - 2
2012 Browne GC, Cashin A, 'Children with Behavioural/Mental Health Disorders and School Mental Health Nurses in Australia', Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 25 17-24 (2012) [C1]
2012 Lakeman R, Browne GC, Emeleus M, Hurley J, McGowan P, Quadrio C, Timini S, 'Denying the effects of psychiatric drugs on health is indeed a scandal. Letter to the editor', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 394-395 (2012) [C1]
2012 Browne GC, Cashin A, Graham I, 'The therapeutic relationship and the mental health nurse: It is time to articulate what we do!', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19 839-843 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2012 Browne G, Cashin A, Graham I, 'Models of case management for working with young children: Implications for mental health nurses', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 123-130 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00782.x
Citations Scopus - 1
2012 Lakeman R, Browne G, Emeleus M, Hurley J, Mcgowan P, Molloy L, et al., 'Denying the effects of psychiatric drugs on health is indeed a scandal', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 394-395 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00851.x
Citations Scopus - 5
2011 Quinn C, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Sexuality and consumers of mental health services: The impact of gender and boundary issues', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32 170-176 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2011 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Opioid Replacement Therapy: A wait unmanaged', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 418-427 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2011 Quinn C, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Talking or avoiding? Mental health nurses' views about discussing sexual health with consumers', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 21-28 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24
2010 Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Consumer participation in housing: Reflections on consumer preferences', Australasian Psychiatry, 18 579-583 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2010 Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Housing and living with a mental illness: Exploring carer's views', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19 22-30 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Quinn C, Browne GC, 'The sexuality of people living with a mental illness: A collaborative challenge for mental health nurses. A literature review', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 18 195-203 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18
2008 Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Consumer participation in mental health in Australia: What progress is being made', Australasian Psychiatry, 16 446-449 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10
2008 Browne GC, Hemsley M, St John W, 'Consumer perspectives on recovery: A focus on housing following discharge from hospital', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 402-409 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 11
2008 Browne GC, Wentworth S, Cook S, Brown A, 'Sensory (chill out) room trial: A culture change', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 10-10 (2008) [C1]
2008 Quinn C, Browne GC, 'The BETTER model: A guide to assisting mental health nurses in discussing sexuality with consumers', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 9-9 (2008) [C1]
2007 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Schizophrenia housing and supportive relationships', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16 73-80 (2007) [C1]
2006 Browne GC, Hemsley M, St John W, 'Housing support for people living with a mental illness', Australian Nursing Journal, 14 32-33 (2006) [C1]
2006 Browne GC, 'Outcome measures do they fit the recovery model', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15 153-154 (2006) [C1]
2006 Browne GC, 'Review of Advances in Contemporary Nursing and Interpersonal Violence', Contemporary Nurse, 21 (2006) [C1]
2005 Browne G, Courtney M, 'Housing, social support and people with schizophrenia: A grounded theory study', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 26 311-326 (2005)

The aim of this study was to develop a substantive grounded theory describing the relationship among housing, social support, and the mental health of people with schizophrenia. T... [more]

The aim of this study was to develop a substantive grounded theory describing the relationship among housing, social support, and the mental health of people with schizophrenia. To achieve this aim, data were collected from people with schizophrenia living in boarding houses and living in their own home. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 13 people with schizophrenia to explore their experiences and views regarding the impact of their housing on their mental health. Findings indicate a strong desire among all participants to live in their own home. When they do they feel they belong, they feel safe and most importantly they have greater opportunities to make and maintain supportive social relationships. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Inc.

DOI 10.1080/01612840590915694
Citations Scopus - 28
2005 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Housing, social support and people with schizophrenia: A grounded theory study comparing boarding houses and private homes', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 23 311-326 (2005) [C1]
2005 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Exploring the experience of people with schizophrenia who live in boarding houses or private homes: A grounded theory study', Contemporary Nurse, 17 233-246 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7
2005 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Are we there yet; Consumer participation and mental health services', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12 8-13 (2005) [C1]
2004 Browne GC, Courtney M, Meehan T, 'Type of housing predicts rate of readmission to hospital but not length of stay in people with schizophrenia on the Gold Coast in Queensland', Australian Health Review, 6 65-72 (2004) [C1]
2004 Browne G, Courtney M, Meehan T, 'Type of housing predicts rate of readmission to hospital but not length of stay in people with schizophrenia on the Gold Coast in Queensland.', Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association, 27 65-72 (2004)

Accommodation is considered to be important by institutions interested in mental health care both in Australia and internationally Some authorities assert that no component of a c... [more]

Accommodation is considered to be important by institutions interested in mental health care both in Australia and internationally Some authorities assert that no component of a community mental health system is more important than decent affordable housing. Unfortunately there has been little research in Australia into the consequences of discharging people with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia to different types of accommodation. This paper uses archival data to investigate the outcomes for people with schizophrenia discharged to two types of accommodation. The types of accommodation chosen are the persons own home and for-profit boarding house. These two were chosen because the literature suggests that they are respectively the most and least desirable types of accommodation. Results suggest that people with schizophrenia who were discharged to boarding houses are significantly more likely to be readmitted to the psychiatric unit of Gold Coast Hospital, although their length of stay in hospital is not significantly different.

Citations Scopus - 9
2004 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Measuring the impact of housing on people with schizophrenia', Nursing and Health Sciences, 6 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28
1998 Browne GC, Bramston P, 'Parental stress and the families of young people with intellectual disabilities: The nurses role', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 12 31-37 (1998) [C1]
1998 Browne G, Bramston P, 'Parental stress in families of young people with an intellectual disability: the nurses role.', The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation, 15 31-37 (1998)

This study examines stress in the parents of adolescents and young adults with an intellectual disability and compares it with stress reported by parents with offspring without an... [more]

This study examines stress in the parents of adolescents and young adults with an intellectual disability and compares it with stress reported by parents with offspring without an intellectual disability. An initial qualitative pilot study lead the authors to Baine et al's Stress Scale. The Baine et al scale is relatively new and addresses aspects of stress not previously investigated among the parents of people with an intellectual disability, namely, stress from the difficult relationship with health professionals and service providers and negative community attitudes to people with an intellectual disability. Because of the relevance to nurses, particular interest is paid to stress from the relationship parents have with health professionals and service providers. The study found significantly greater stress in the parents of young people with an intellectual disability in all aspects of stress examined, including stress from the individual with the disability, internal family stress, stress from the financial strain of having a family member with a disability, stress from community attitudes and stress perceived from the relationship with health professionals and service providers. These findings are distressing in the light of government and service agency policies of community care and independent living. This paper makes recommendations relevant to nurses and identifies difficulties for parents of young people with an intellectual disability in the implementation of current government policy.

Citations Scopus - 2
1998 Browne GC, Bramston P, 'Stress and quality of life in the families of young people with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 5 415-421 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18
1996 Browne GC, Bramston P, 'Quality of life in the families of young people with intellectual disabilities', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 5 120-130 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Hurley J, Browne G, Lakeman R, 'Happiness and mental health nursing: Growing our core identity', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2014) [E3]
2010 Browne GC, 'Research in a Clinical Setting: Keys to Success and Failure', Proceedings of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurse International Conference, Hobart (2010) [E3]
2010 Quinn C, Hapelle B, Browne GC, 'Let's talk about the "S" word', Proceedings 36th International Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Conference, Hobart (2010) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $84,980

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $40,000

Using EI to improve workplace culture and reduce bullying$40,000

Using EI to improve workplace culture and reduce bullying in the MNCLHD

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team
Scheme Research and Quality Improvement Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

20141 grants / $1,480

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Melbourne, 6 - 9 October 2014$1,480

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Graeme Browne
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401010
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $5,000

Experience of nurses working on the MHNIP $5,000

Exploring the experiences of nurses working in the MHNIP

Funding body: Southern Cross University

Funding body Southern Cross University
Project Team
Scheme Research Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20082 grants / $11,000

The use of Chill-Out/Multi Sensory rooms in acute inpatient mental health settings$8,500

The pilot of the use of Chill-Out/Multi Sensory rooms in acute inpatient mental health settings

Funding body: Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

Funding body Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Project Team
Scheme Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Sexuality and mental health care: Can we do BETTER$2,500

Improving the support given to consumers of mental health services, by mental health nurses, around their sexual health.

Funding body: Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

Funding body Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Project Team
Scheme Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $5,000

Consumers’ and carers’ views of the housing needs of people living with a mental illness$5,000

Exploring consumers and carers views of their needs around housing.

Funding body: Griffith University

Funding body Griffith University
Project Team
Scheme Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $10,000

Housing and people living with schizophrenia$10,000

Exploring the contribution of housing to the mental health of people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Funding body: Church of Latter Day Saints

Funding body Church of Latter Day Saints
Project Team
Scheme Community development grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $2,500

Housing and people living with schizophrenia$2,500

For people with schizophrenia investigating the consequences of being discharged from hospital to different types of accommodation.

Funding body: Southern Cross University

Funding body Southern Cross University
Project Team
Scheme Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

19981 grants / $6,000

The impact of housing on people with schizophrenia$6,000

Funding Body: Queensland University of Technology Funding Scheme: School of Nursing Description: Grounded theory study investigating the contribution of housing to the mental health of people living with schizophrenia

Funding body: Queensland University of Technology

Funding body Queensland University of Technology
Project Team
Scheme School of Nursing
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $4,000

Needs analysis for the content and structure of graduate education in mental health nursing$4,000

Exploring mental health clinicians views on the make up of a graduate program on mental health nursing.

Funding body: Queensland Department of Health

Funding body Queensland Department of Health
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1996
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 To What Extent Does the Undergraduate Comprehensive Nursing Curriculum at Australian Universities Prepare Students to Work in Mental Health Nursing?
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011 From the Past to the Future. A History of Ideas and Practice in Psychiatric Nursing Scholarship from 1920 to the Present
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010 Triage in opiate replacement programs
Mental Health Nursing, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 The practice of mental health nurses: The need to include sexuality in consumer care
Nursing, University of Central Queensland
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Graeme Browne

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email graeme.browne@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 65816207
Mobile 0487000654
Fax (02) 65836478

Office

Room Port Macquarie D22A
Building D Block Port Macquarie Campus
Location http://newcastle.edu.au//staff/research-profile/Graeme_Browne/

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