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Conjoint Professor Louise O'Brien

Conjoint Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Louise O’Brien holds a joint appointment position with the University of Newcastle and Western NSW Local Health District. She is based at the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, Bloomfield Campus Orange NSW. Her research and clinical interests focus on aspects of mental health nursing models of care, the organisation and development of nursing practice, psychotherapeutic relationships, mental health aspects of health care, family–focused mental health services and mentorship and leadership. Professor O’Brien’s research is highly collaborative with clinical nurses, and other mental health professionals. She has twice received Mental Health Research Awards. She is an experienced research higher degree supervisor with fourteen completions and 8 current students. She has published 8 book chapters and fifty nine refereed journal articles. She sits on a number of editorial boards and manuscript review panels for nursing journals. Her teaching experience includes curriculum development and subject co-ordination and teaching of master of mental health nursing and nurse practitioner degrees. Professor O'Brien has extensive experience in health service teaching and workshop facilitation. She has provided consultations to health services and to not-for-profity organisations and has sat on a range of national and state committees for mental health issues. She is an active member of the Australian College of Mental Halth Nurses holding positions of scientific convenor of the ACMHN International Conference 2009, Sydney, Australia; Chair of the ACMHN Research Committee; and Chair of the NSW Branch of the ACMHN Education Committee. Previous academic positions include Professor of Nursing, Charles Sturt University NSW and Associate Professor of Nursing University of Western Sydney, NSW. She has adjunt professorial status at University of Western Sydney, NSW and Charles Sturt University NSW Australia.

Research Expertise

Professor Louise O'Brien's research and clinical interests focus on aspects of mental health nursing models of care, the organisation and development of nursing practice, psychotherapeutic relationships, mental health aspects of health care, family –focused mental health services and mentorship and leadership. Professor O’Brien’s research is highly collaborative with clinical nurses, and other mental health professionals. She has twice received Mental Health Research Awards. She is an experienced research higher degree supervisor with seventeen completions and 7current students. Methodologies for research are primarily qualitative, with a particular emphasis on hermeneutic phenomenology, however she also has expertise in mixed methods studies. She has published 8 book chapters and fifty eight refereed journal articles.

Teaching Expertise
Professor Louise O'Brien has taught both on-line and face-to-face courses at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She has extensive experience writing curriculum and teaching in masters level mental health nursing, nurse practitioner, and research methodology programs. Professor O'Brien has also extensive experience developing and conducting workshops and in-service training programmes in clinical supervison, mentorship, clinical decision-making, care of clients with borderline personality disorder, childhood abuse and its impact on adult mental health, clinical assessment in mental health services, managing abnormal illness behaviour in general hospitals.

Administrative Expertise
Professor Louise O'Brien has held management and adminstative positions in both clinical and academic areas. She has provided management and leadership expertise to Nursing Unit Manager Positions. She has led academic teams in the delivery of mental health nursing education at both undergraduate and postgraduate positions; and co-ordinated postgraduate programmes. She has led research teams from idea conception to completion of projects.

Collaborations
Professor O'Brien has conducted research in collaboration with Associate Professor Kim Foster, University of Sydney; Dr Kay McCauley, Monash University, Victoria; and Professor Debra Jackson University of Technology, Sydney.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New England

Keywords

  • Health
  • Hermeneutics
  • Midwifery
  • Mixed Methods
  • Nursing
  • Phenomenology
  • acute mental health inpatient services
  • community mental health
  • depression
  • legal and ethical issues in mental health care
  • mental health
  • mental health nursing

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111099Nursing not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - 31/05/2014Web Learn Tutor Nursing & MidwiferyUniversity of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
25/10/2010 - 9/04/2013ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
17/11/2008 - 17/11/2008Thesis ExaminerUniversity of Newcastle
Office of Graduate Studies
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/03/2009 - 1/09/2010Professor of Nursing Charles Sturt University
School of Nursing and Midwifery
1/01/2004 - 1/02/2009Associate Professor of Nursing (Mental Health)University of Western Sydney
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/1995 - 1/01/2004Senior Lecturer, Joint Appointment Mental Health University of Western Sydney
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014O'Brien L, Rossiter R, McMinn B, 'Depression in Older People', Caring for older people in Australia: Principles for nursing practice, Wiley, Milton, Queensland 455-488 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsRachel Rossiter
2013Jackson D, O'Brien LM, 'The effective nurse', Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW 3-13 (2013) [B2]

Journal article (50 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Matheson A, O'Brien L, Reid J-A, 'The impact of shiftwork on health: a literature review', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 3309-3320 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/jocn.12524
2014McCloughen A, O'Brien L, Jackson D, 'Journey to become a nurse leader mentor: past, present and future influences', Nursing Inquiry, 21 301-310 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/nin.12053
2013Dywili S, Bonner A, O'Brien L, 'Why do nurses migrate? a review of recent literature', JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, 21 511-520 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01318.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2013Maharaj R, O'Brien L, Gillies D, Andrew S, 'Police referrals to a psychiatric hospital: Experiences of nurses caring for police-referred admissions', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 22 313-321 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00881.xAuthor URL
2013O'Brien L, Lakeman R, O'Brien A, 'Managing potential conflict of interest in journal article publication', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 22 368-373 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00869.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013Gillies D, Taylor F, Gray C, O'Brien L, D'Abrew N, 'Psychological therapies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents (Review)', Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal, 8 1004-1116 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1002/ebch.1916Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3
2012Dywili S, Bonner A, Anderson J, O'Brien LM, 'Experience of overseas-trained health professionals in rural and remote areas of destination countries: A literature review', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 175-184 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2012East L, Jackson D, O'Brien L, Peters K, 'Stigma and stereotypes: Women and sexually transmitted infections', COLLEGIAN, 19 15-21 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.colegn.2011.10.001Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2012Foster K, O'Brien LM, Korhonen T, 'Developing resilient children and families when parents have mental illness: A family-focused approach', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 3-11 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 7
2012O'Brien LM, 'Talking about what we do', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 495-496 (2012) [C3]
2012Gillies D, Taylor F, Gray C, O'Brien LM, D'Abrew N, 'Psychological therapies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CD006726 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12
2011McCloughen A, O'Brien L, Jackson D, 'Nurse Leader Mentor as a Mode of Being: Findings From an Australian Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study', JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP, 43 97-104 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1547-5069.2010.01377.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2011East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, Peters K, 'Condom negotiation: Experiences of sexually active young women', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 77-85 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05451.x
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 8
2011East L, Jackson D, O'Brien L, Peters K, 'Healthcare experiences of women who have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 2259-2265 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03707.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2011East L, Jackson D, Peters K, O'Brien L, 'Response to Hayter M (2010) Commentary on East L, Jackson D, Peters K & O'Brien L (2010) Disrupted sense of self: young women and sexually transmitted infection. Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, 2952-2953', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 2378-2379 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03641.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011McCloughen A, Gillies D, O'Brien L, 'Collaboration between mental health consumers and nurses: Shared understandings, dissimilar experiences', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 20 47-55 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00708.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2011O'Brien L, Anand M, Brady P, Gillies D, 'Children visiting parents in inpatient psychiatric facilities: Perspectives of parents, carers, and children', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 20 137-143 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00718.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2011O'Brien LM, Brady P, Anand M, Gillies D, 'Children of parents with a mental illness visiting psychiatric facilities: Perceptions of staff', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 358-363 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00740.x
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2010McCloughen A, O'Brien LM, Jackson D, 'More than vision. Imagination as an elemental characteristic of being a nurse leader-mentor', Advances in Nursing Science, 33 285-296 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181fb2e62
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2010Milton-Wildey K, O'Brien L, 'Nursing care of older patients in hospital: implications for clinical leadership', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 28 6-16 (2010) [C2]
Author URL
2010Milton-Wildey K, O'Brien LM, 'Care of acutely ill older patients in hospital: Clinical decision-making', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 1252-1260 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03141.x
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010Vallido T, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, 'Nurses' management of adolescent sleep disturbance: A qualitative study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 324-331 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03059.x
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, Peters K, 'Storytelling: an approach that can help to develop resilience', Nurse Researcher, 17 17-25 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 16
2010East L, Jackson D, Peters K, O'Brien LM, 'Disrupted sense of self: Young women and sexually transmitted infections', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 1995-2003 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03183.x
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2009Sgorbini M, O'Brien LM, Jackson D, 'Living with hepatitis C and treatment: The personal experiences of patients', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18 2282-2291 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02806.x
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 13
2009Vallido T, Peters K, O'Brien LM, Jackson D, 'Sleep in adolescence: A review of issues for nursing practice', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18 1819-1826 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02812.x
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2009McCloughen A, O'Brien LM, Jackson D, 'Esteemed connection: Creating a mentoring relationship for nurse leadership', Nursing Inquiry, 16 326-336 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1800.2009.00451.x
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2009Johnson A, Chang E, O'Brien L, 'Nursing the dying: A descriptive survey of Australian undergraduate nursing curricula', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE, 15 417-425 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01790.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 5
2009Vallido T, Jackson D, O'Brien L, 'Mad, sad and hormonal: the gendered nature of adolescent sleep disturbance', JOURNAL OF CHILD HEALTH CARE, 13 7-18 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1367493508098377Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2008East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, Peters K, 'The benefits of computer-mediated communication in nursing research', Contemporary Nurse, 30 83-88 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.5172/conu.673.30.1.83
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 11
2008McCloughen A, O'Brien LM, Gillies D, McSherry C, 'Nursing handover within mental health rehabilitation: An exploratory study of practice and perception', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 287-295 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2008.00545.x
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 7
2007East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, Peters K, 'Use of the male condom by heterosexual adolescents and young people: Literature review', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 59 103-110 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04337.x
CitationsWeb of Science - 39
2007Atsalos C, O'Brien LM, Jackson D, 'Against the odds: Experiences of nurse leaders in Clinical Development Units (Nursing) in Australia', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58 576-584 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04249.x
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
2007East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, ''I don't want to hate him forever': Understanding daughter's experiences of father absence', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24 14-18 (2007) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
2007O'Brien LM, Jackson D, 'It's a long way from the office to the creek bed: Remote area mental health nursing in Australia', Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18 135-141 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1043659606298612
CitationsWeb of Science - 4
2007East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, 'Exploring women's experiences of STIs', Australian Nursing Journal, 15 33-33 (2007) [C1]
2007Usher K, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, 'Shattered dreams: Parental experiences of adolescent substance abuse: Feature Article', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16 422-430 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00497.x
2007Endrawes G, O'Brien LM, Wilkes L, 'Egyptian families caring for a relative with mental illness: A hermeneutic study: Feature Article', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16 431-440 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00498.x
2007Endrawes G, O'Brien LM, Wilkes L, 'Mental illness and Egyptian families', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16 178-187 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00465.x
CitationsWeb of Science - 6
2007McDonald G, O'Brien LM, Jackson D, 'Guilt and shame: experiences of parents of self-harming adolescents', Journal of Child Health Care, 11 298-310 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1367493507082759
2006Montgomery-Downs HE, O'Brien LM, Gulliver TE, Gozal D, 'Polysomnographic characteristics in normal preschool and early school-aged children', PEDIATRICS, 117 741-753 (2006)
DOI10.1542/peds.2005-1067Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 207
2006Foster K, McAllister M, O'Brien L, 'Extending the boundaries: Autoethnography as an emergent method in mental health nursing research', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 15 44-53 (2006)
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2006.00402.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 19
2006McCloughen A, O'Brien L, 'Interagency collaborative research projects: Illustrating potential problems, and finding solutions in the nursing literature', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 15 171-180 (2006)
DOI10.1111/j.1447-0349.2006.00416.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
2006East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, 'Disrupted relationships: adult daughters and father absence', Contemporary Nurse, 23 252-261 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.5172/conu.2006.23.2.252
2006Jackson D, Usher K, O'Brien LM, 'Fractured families: parental perspectives of the effects of adolescent drug abuse on family life', Contemporary Nurse, 23 321-330 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.5172/conu.2006.23.2.321
2005Usher K, Jackson D, O'Brien L, 'Adolescent drug abuse: Helping families survive', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 14 209-214 (2005)
DOI10.1111/j.1440-0979.2005.00383.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 8
2005McCloughen A, O'Brien L, 'Development of a mentorship programme for new graduate nurses in mental health', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 14 276-284 (2005)
DOI10.1111/j.1440-0979.2005.00394.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 16
2004O'Brien LM, Cole R, 'Mental health nursing practice in acute psychiatric close-observation areas', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 13 89-99 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-0979.2004.00324.x
CitationsWeb of Science - 19
2004Meekings C, O'Brien L, 'Borderline pathology in children and adolescents', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 13 152-163 (2004)
DOI10.1111/j.1440-0979.2004.0327.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 4
2003O'Brien L, Cole R, 'Close-observation areas in acute psychiatric units: A literature review', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 12 165-176 (2003)
DOI10.1046/j.1440-0979.2003.t01-1-00286.xAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 13
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Conference (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Parsons VLM, O'Brien LM, James CG, Loxton DJ, 'Paramedics under mental health legislation in Australia', Abstracts of the XXXIIIrd International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsColin James, Deborah Loxton
2013O'Brien T, Conway J, Conway D, O'Brien L, Giles M, Bantawa K, 'Better prepared, better placement: An online orientation resource for undergraduate nursing students and their supervisors in mental health settings', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsTony Obrien
2012East L, Jackson D, O'Brien LM, Peters K, 'Sources of support: Young women and sexually transmitted infections', Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2012. Program, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012Rossiter RC, O'Brien LM, 'Reviewing the impact of national registration for nurse practitioners on university curricula in Australia', The 7th Conference of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, Surfers Paradise (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRachel Rossiter
2012Parsons V, O'Brien LM, Loxton DJ, James C, 'Constructing a social narrative on the foundation of shared experiences: A common bond between mental health nurses and paramedics in pre-hospital mental health care', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Darwin (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDeborah Loxton
2012Rowe M, O'Brien LM, Harmon CW, 'Frequent re-admission to a rural mental health facility: A mixed method research project', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Darwin (2012) [E3]
2011McCauley K, Barnfield J, O'Brien LM, 'Assessment of suicidality in perinatal women by midwives and maternal child health nurses', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E3]
2011Hartog CY, O'Brien LM, Stone TE, 'That's not my job! Well...whose job is it to place the flags in caring for mentally disordered offenders?', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing: Australian College of Mental Health Nursing 37th International Conference Abstracts, Gold Coast (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsTeresa Stone
2010Johnson A, O'Brien LM, 'Rattling the curriculum cage - the time for reform is now', Third National Palliative Care Education Conference, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010O'Brien LM, Anand M, Brady P, Gillies D, Stathis B, 'Children visiting parents in inpatient psychiatric units: Perspectives of staff, children and parents', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Hobart, Tas (2010) [E3]
2010Harrison B, Moss C, Elsom S, McCauley-Elsom K, Barnfield J, O'Brien LM, 'Perinatal depression and suicide (PDS): A study of midwives and MHCNs ability and confidence to assess the mental health of women', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Hobart, Tas (2010) [E3]
2009Foster K, O'Brien L, 'EI=qr2? Caring for ourselves: Emotional intelligence in mental health nursing research', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2009) [E3]
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2008Fitzgerald M, O'Brien L, Ferguson J, Gartshore L, Clark G, Walker M, Kitto E, 'Psychotherapeutic relationship skills: An education program in the art of adolescent mental health nursing practice', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2008) [E3]
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2008Maharaj R, O'Brien L, Andrew S, Gillies D, 'Mental health nursing research: An investigation on psychiatric referrals from the police', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$110,684

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


20122 grants / $110,684

Better Prepared, Better Placements: Online orientation for Mental Health nursing students and their clinical supervisors$109,184

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding bodyHETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project TeamProfessor Tony O'Brien, Conjoint Associate Professor Jane Conway, Conjoint Professor Louise O'Brien
SchemeNSW Clinical Supervision Support Project (CSSP)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200840
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

ACMHN's 38th International mental health Nursing Conference - the Fabric of Life, Darwin Convention Centre, 3 - 5 October 2012$1,500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamConjoint Professor Louise O'Brien
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200927
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012Maternity Care for Women with Intellectual Disability: A Qualitative Studies into the Barriers and Facilitators of Care
Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Women's experience of working shiftwork while caring for children: A phenomenological study
Nursing, Charles Sturt University
Principal Supervisor
2011From 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
2010West African nurses experience of migration to rural Australia
Nursing, Charles Sturt University
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Clinical Decision Making and the Role of Paramedics Fulfilling their Legislative Powers Under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW). A Qualitative Study
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Police Referrals to mental health services: A mixed methods study
Nursing, University of Western Sydney
Principal Supervisor
2010Nursing the dying: A mixed methods study
Nursing, University of Western Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2010Mentorship for leadership: A study of Australian nurse leaders
Nursing, University of Western Sydney
Principal Supervisor
2009Young women's stories of having a sexually transmitted infection: A feminist perspective
Nursing, University of Western Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2007Living with Hepatitis C and its treatment: A phenomenological study of the experiences of patients and their partners
Nursing, University of Western Sydney
Principal Supervisor
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Conjoint Professor Louise O'Brien

Position

Conjoint Professor
School of Nursing & Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Emaillouise.obrien@newcastle.edu.au
Phone02 47573253
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