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Adam Burston

Lecturer in Nursing and Course Coordinator Masters of Health Administration1 resources
Dr Adam Burston [RN, MHlthServMgmt, PhD], is a lecturer in nursing and course coordinator for the Masters of Health Administration at the Australian Catholic University, Australia, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine. He is also a nurse researcher, Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane. He was twice recipient of a Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence (2006 & 2008) during his postgraduate master's program and inaugural recipient of the University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery PReST scholarship during his PhD candidature. Dr Burston is also a member of the Australian College of Nursing. Adam has an extensive and varied background in nursing, has co-authored book chapters on clinical nursing (pain, post-operative management, cardiac care, respiratory care), ethical decision making (in-press), and was invited by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing to co-author an online module on ethical behaviour. He has published research on moral distress in nursing and presented at international and local conferences on topics such as moral distress and using blended learning to support a transitional pedagogy. He has a particular interest in (psychosocial) workforce preparedness and workforce retention, with post-doctoral work continuing to explore the effects of moral distress on aged care workers in Australia. As an academic, he has a particular interest in undergraduate nursing education, specifically transition to university (commencing students), transition to clinical practice (completing students), healthcare ethics and interprofessional practice. He has been instrumental in the implementation of blended learning pedagogy targeted at engaging first-year undergraduate students and has also been active in supporting other academics to embrace this approach to teaching. Adam is also involved in community engagement activities with undergraduate students, providing health education, health resources, and direct health care to local communities in Siem Reap and Battambang, Cambodia.View profile
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Adam Ferrier

Founder / Consumer Psychologist1 resources
Adam Ferrier is a multi-award winning advertising creative and founder of the agency Thinkerbell. He is also a leading Australian consumer psychologist, an expert brand strategist and an authority on Behavioural Economics. Adam is the author of The Advertising Effect and part of The Australian Creatives’ Power 20; a regular on the Gruen series and has featured on The Project, Celebrity Apprentice and ABC Radio. A dynamic, insightful keynote speaker, he hands delegates the keys to sky rocketed motivation – whether to buy, perform or change – through cognitive behavioural psychology and a deep understanding of behavioural economics.View profile
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Alexandra Rivalland

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Alex Rivalland works at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital as the Graft versus Host Disease Clinical Nurse Consultant and on the haematology and bone marrow transplant ward. Amongst other postgraduate studies she is completing her Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice. Her particular interests are in post-allograft care, optimising and educating carers as well as GvHD management.View profile
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Alison Fenton

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Alison Fenton is the Neurology Clinical Stream Leader at Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy, in Brisbane. She is currently working both in the private practice seeing Neurology outpatients and in the Mater Hospital Neurology wards. She has had extensive experience across a number of physiotherapy clinical areas working in private practice, hospitals, special schools, aged care facilities and the community. Prior to her role at Active, she was the Day Rehabilitation Coordinator and Physiotherapist at Canossa Hospital in Brisbane’s Western suburbs, and additionally ran a number of exercise classes weekly for people for all levels of ability – wheelchair bound to fully independent. Over the past 5 years working at Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy , she has specialised in helping people with FND and is now a coauthor on two articles in the area of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) – one on teaching and the other research on implicit motor imagery. She currently presents both locally and interstate about FND and its management- both individually and as a member of a Multidisciplinary Teaching team.View profile
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Amanda Fryer

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Amanda Fryer is a registered nurse and credentialed diabetes educator . She has been working in diabetes education for over 25 years, working both in private practice and through the diabetes education provider Driving Diabetes, of which she is the co-founder. Amanda is passionate about making diabetes easier to understand and manage. View profile
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Amanda Smith

National Clinical Services Manager 7 resources
Amanda Smith is a mental health nurse and educator at tertiary institutions. She has worked across a wide swathe of the healthcare industry, including general nursing, aged care, cardiac and emergency departments. Amanda believes that the fundamental issue for all healthcare consumers is the barrier of stigma and discrimination and aims to help all overcome this hurdle.View profile
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Amy Bowen

Nurse Practitioner2 resources
Amy Bowen is a self-employed nurse practitioner with a specialist focus in aged care. She has 15 years of emergency experience at Mona Vale hospital and is co-chair of the clinical council for the Sydney Primary Health Network. Amy is passionate about hospital avoidance and specialises in chronic and complex illness management, wound care and palliative care.View profile
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Amy McKimm

Executive Director, Information Development Division1 resources
Amy is a healthcare leader passionate to see patients, clinicians and technology come together to drive change in how healthcare is delivered across the world. She has extensive local and international experience in healthcare innovation and improvement, with experience managing successful large-scale organisational change programs. As Chief Digital Health Officer, at Alfred Health Amy is responsible for leading Alfred Health's Digital Health strategy and supporting excellence in care across the organisation. Over the past 5 years her role has included fighting off the “bad guys and girls” in the cyber world (the cape is always in the cupboard).View profile
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Andrew Blythe

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Andrew Blythe is a writer and managing editor of QNews magazine, as well as an adjunct research fellow at Griffith University. Andrew has experience across radio, television and multimedia, as well as curriculum review and research development.View profile
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Andrew Crowther

Associate Head of School6 resources
Dr Andrew Crowther (PhD) is the associate head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Stuart University. He is the author of a book for nurse managers and has worked both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Andrew has studied widely, with interests in education, state policy and social change, and mental hospital administration.View profile
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Andriette Du Plessus

Nurse practitioner4 resources
Andriette du Plessus is a nurse practitioner with particular experience in primary health management in aged care and primary healthcare in the community. She has worked in a wide variety of healthcare environments, having worked nationally and internationally in both urban and rural environments including working in primary healthcare on a mining site. Andriette’s experience covers a great many bases, including wound management, pharmacology and management within healthcare providers.View profile
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Angelika Patras

Lawyer & Nurse Practitioner6 resources
Angelika Patras has been a nurse practitioner for 10 years with significant experience in primary healthcare, specifically men’s health, women’s health, sexual health, refugee health, neurodisability and degenerative disorders. She has over 25 years of extensive experience in multiple leadership and clinical roles. Over the course of her diverse career, Angelika has been strongly committed to delivering high professional standards in everything she undertakes. Having completed a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Angelika's natural progression and interest is in family law, elder abuse, advocacy for vulnerable people, medical negligence and personal injury law. Angelika's current work in personal injury law assists her to get the best possible outcomes for her clients.View profile