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Dr Graeme Browne is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and a 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 biomedical 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. His 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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 21/03/2005
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Southern Queensland, 30/09/1995
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), University of New England, 10/04/1992
  • Mental Health Nurse, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc, 22/11/2011
  • Associate Diploma in Community Health Nursing, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, 26/03/1983
  • Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 01/06/2012
  • Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing, Health Commission of NSW, 31/12/1977
  • General Nurse Training, Mona Vale District Hospital - Australia, 12/07/1980

Research

Research keywords

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

Research expertise

Graeme's doctoral thesis was a grounded theory study using a Glaserian approach. He has used both qualitative and quantitate methods in his research.

Languages

  • English

Collaboration

Graeme's primary interests are in mental health and primary health care. His current projects include 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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Nursing and communication
  • Primary Health Care
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Journal article (47 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'How clinicians manage access to opioid replacement therapy', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, (2014)

DOI: 10.1111/inm.12076

Citations: Scopus - 0

2014Hurley 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)

DOI: 10.1111/inm.12020

Citations: Scopus - 2

2014Browne G, 'Introducing Mental Health Nursing: A Service User Oriented Approach, 2nd edition', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 23 192-192 (2014)

DOI: 10.1111/inm.12064 | Author URL

Citations:

2014Browne G, Hurley J, Lakeman R, 'Mental health nursing: What difference does it make?', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21 558-563 (2014)

DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12162

Citations: Scopus - 0

2014Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, Browne M, 'Can monitoring consumer requests for opioid-replacement therapy improve access to treatment?', Aust Health Rev, 38 312-317 (2014)

DOI: 10.1071/AH13212 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 0

2013Harlow 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

Citations: Scopus - 0

2013Harlow 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 - 0

2013Buckley T, Cashin A, Browne G, Stuart M, Dunn SV, 'Nurse practitioner prescribing practices: The most frequently prescribed medications', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22 2053-2063 (2013) [C1]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12086

Citations: Scopus - 4

2013Cashin 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 - 1

2013Harlow 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 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 0

2013Browne 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 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 0

2013Stevens 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 - 4

2012Ying KC, Browne G, Hutchinson M, Cashin A, Binh BV, '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]

DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2011.653039

Citations: Scopus - 2

2012Browne GC, Cashin A, Graham I, 'Case management of young children with behavioural and mental health disorders in school.', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 32 49-55 (2012) [C1]
2012Browne 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

2012Lakeman 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]
2012Quinn 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 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 2

2012Kochungying M, Browne GC, Hutchinson M, Bui Vu Binh B, 'An Information Book on Autism for Families in Vietnam: The Case for its Development and Evaluation', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 288-292 (2012) [C1]
2012Browne 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 - 4 | Web of Science - 2

2012Browne G, Cashin A, Graham I, 'Case management of young children with behaviour and mental health disorders in school', Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 37 49-55 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

2012Browne 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]

Citations: Scopus - 0

2012Lakeman R, Browne G, Hurley J, Quadrio C, Emeleus M, 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 - 4

2011Quinn 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]
2011Harlow W, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Opioid Replacement Therapy: A wait unmanaged', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 418-427 (2011) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 5

2011Quinn 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]
2010Browne 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 - 1

2010Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Consumer participation in housing: Reflections on consumer preferences', Australasian Psychiatry, 18 579-583 (2010) [C1]
2009Quinn 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 - 14

2008Browne 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 - 13 | Web of Science - 6

2008Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Consumer participation in mental health in Australia: What progress is being made', Australasian Psychiatry, 16 446-449 (2008) [C1]
2008Browne 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]
2008Quinn 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]
2007Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Schizophrenia housing and supportive relationships', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16 73-80 (2007) [C1]
2006Browne GC, 'Review of Advances in Contemporary Nursing and Interpersonal Violence', Contemporary Nurse, 21 (2006) [C1]
2006Browne GC, Hemsley M, St John W, 'Housing support for people living with a mental illness', Australian Nursing Journal, 14 32-33 (2006) [C1]
2006Browne GC, 'Outcome measures do they fit the recovery model', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15 153-154 (2006) [C1]
2005Browne 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

2005Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Are we there yet; Consumer participation and mental health services', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12 8-13 (2005) [C1]
2005Browne 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]
2005Browne G, Courtney M, 'Housing, social support and people with schizophrenia: A grounded theory study', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 26 311-326 (2005)

DOI: 10.1080/01612840590915694

Citations: Scopus - 26

2004Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Measuring the impact of housing on people with schizophrenia', Nursing and Health Sciences, 6 (2004) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 25

2004Browne 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]
2004Browne 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)

Citations: Scopus - 8

1998Browne 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]
1998Browne 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

1998Browne 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)

Citations: Scopus - 2

1996Browne 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 (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Quinn C, Hapelle B, Browne GC, 'Let's talk about the "S" word', Proceedings 36th International Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Conference, Hobart (2010) [E1]
2010Browne GC, 'Research in a Clinical Setting: Keys to Success and Failure', Proceedings of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurse International Conference, Hobart (2010) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants8
Total funding$39,980

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2014 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Graeme Browne
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,48020142014
GNo:G1401010

2008 (2 grants)

The use of Chill-Out/Multi Sensory rooms in acute inpatient mental health settings$8,500
Funding Body: Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

SchemeRole
Gold Coast Hospital FoundationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,50020082009
GNo:183895823

Sexuality and mental health care: Can we do BETTER$2,500
Funding Body: Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

SchemeRole
Gold Coast Hospital FoundationInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082009
GNo:183895864

2006 (1 grants)

Consumers’ and carers’ views of the housing needs of people living with a mental illness$5,000
Funding Body: Griffith University

SchemeRole
Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice InnovationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020062009
GNo:183895872

2002 (1 grants)

Housing and people living with schizophrenia$10,000
Funding Body: Church of Latter Day Saints

SchemeRole
Community development grantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020022005
GNo:183895880

2000 (1 grants)

Housing and people living with schizophrenia$2,500
Funding Body: Southern Cross University

SchemeRole
Research GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020002004
GNo:183895892

1998 (1 grants)

The impact of housing on people with schizophrenia$6,000
Funding Body: Queensland University of Technology

SchemeRole
School of NursingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00019982004
GNo:183895904

1994 (1 grants)

Needs analysis for the content and structure of graduate education in mental health nursing$4,000
Funding Body: Queensland Department of Health

SchemeRole
Southern Cross UniversityChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019941996
GNo:183895916
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy (Nursing)Co-SupervisorTo What Extent Does the Undergraduate Comprehensive Nursing Curriculum at Australian Universities Prepare Students to Work in Mental Health Nursing?
20112016PhD (Nursing)Co-SupervisorFrom the Past to the Future. A History of Ideas and Practice in Psychiatric Nursing Scholarship from 1920 to the Present
20102014PHD Mental Health Nursing
Central Queensland University
Co-SupervisorTriage in opiate replacement programs

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PHD Nursing
Central Queensland University
Co-SupervisorThe practice of mental health nurses: The need to include sexuality in consumer care
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Dr Graeme Browne

Work Phone(02) 65816207
Cell / Mobile Phone0487000654
Fax(02) 65836478
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNursing
Office
Port Macquarie D22A,
D Block Port Macquarie Campus,
http://newcastle.edu.au//staff/research-profile/Graeme_Browne/
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/graeme-browne