Dr Nasreena Waheed

RN, BScN, MN, DrPH

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Dr Nasreena Waheed is a senior Lecturer in Nursing at College of Nursing and Midwifery. Dr Whaeed has over 20 years of Clinical Nursing experience in different parts of the world with outstanding academic achievements from three major Australian universities where she gained her academic qualifications. The richness of her clinical experience and her passion for academic excellence makes her go beyond expectations to provide support for her students. Her education in nursing and public health broadens her knowledge and scope of expertise, especially her research. She has conducted research in nursing, academia and public health. She frequently contributes to international conferences and acts as a peer reviewer for a number of International Journals, University grant committees and textbook publishers. Her motto is “learn from mistakes” and uses a reflective practice approach to her teaching as well as learning.

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Academic Biography

Academic qualifications

  •  2013: Doctor of Public Health, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
  •  Thesis: Cancer care coordination: The barriers and enablers of coordinating care (Case study)
  •  2006: Master of Nursing Science, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Thesis: Nurses’ knowledge of blood glucose levels and the management of hypo and hyperglycemia: a descriptive study (Mixed methods)
  •  2003: Bachelor of Nursing (Post RN), Monash University, Australia
  •  2000: Diploma in Nursing, Baqai University, Pakistan.

 Professional qualifications

  •  2017: Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Charles Darwin University, Australia
  • 2016: Resilience in Nursing, Ausmed Education, Australia
  • 2015: Research development training, Charles Darwin University, Australia
  • 2014: Chemotherapy training, Tata Memorial Hospital, India
  • 2014: Mental Health First Aid, Charles Darwin University, Australia
  • 2010: Initial Registration for Overseas Trained Nurses, Federation University, Australia
  • 2010: Leadership, Flinders University, Australia
  • 2008: Staff appraisal training, IGMH, Maldives
  • 2005: Training of breast feeding counselors, Department of Public Health, Maldives
  • 2004: Mentoring, Maldives National University, Maldives
  • 2004: Drug rehabilitation and counselling, Narcotics Control Bureau, Maldives
  • 2002: Ethics in nursing practice, Monash University
  • 1998: Sexually transmitted diseases, Baqai University, Pakistan
  • 1998: Lactation management, Baqai University, Pakistan

 Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  •  Registered Nurse, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (NMW0001598434)
  •  Registered Nurse, Maldives Nursing Council
  • Registered Nurse, Pakistan Nursing Council
  • Member of Maldives Nurses’ Association
  • Member of the Diabetes Society of Maldives
  • Member of the Cancer Society of Maldives
  • Member of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
  • Member of National Tertiary Education Union, Australia
  • Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Member of Global Science and Technology Forum

  Previous Employment

June 2018 - Current

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

College of Nursing & Midwifery, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

April 2014 – July 2018

Lecturer (Nursing)

School of Health, Charles Darwin University, Australia

January 2017 - current

Research Supervisor

Villa College, Maldives

January 2017 – June 2018

Curriculum Consultant

Zikura College, Maldives

Feb 2014 – April 2014

Sessional Academic

School of Nursing, Flinders University, SA

Mar 2013 – Nov 2013

Assistant Director

Elections Commission of Maldives

Planning, implementing and evaluating all election related activities (during the presidential election) in one of the atolls of the Maldives.

Jul 2010 – Dec 2012

Sessional Academic

School of Nursing, Flinders University, SA

Jun 2008 – Feb 2009

Clinical Nurse / Ward In-charge: Medical Ward

Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Maldives

Jan 2007 – Jun 2008

Clinical Nurse (Intensive Care Unit) / Nursing Coordinator

Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Maldives

2003 - 2006

Staff Nurse Grade 2 (RN): Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Maldives

2000 - 2002

Staff Nurse Grade 1 (RN: Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Maldives

1996 -2000

Student Nurse: Baqai Medical University, Pakistan

Teaching and Research Supervision

Undergraduate courses

  • NUR115: Primary Health Care
  • NUR342: Evidence Based Health Research and Practice

 Postgraduate courses

  • HEA563: Clinical Specialisation 1 - Oncology Nursing
  • HEA 564: Clinical Specialisation 2 – Oncology Nursing
  • HEA 565: Clinical Specialisation 3 – Oncology Nursing

 Research Supervision

  • Master of Clinical nursing students at Charles Darwin University
  • Master of Public Health students at Villa College, Maldives
  • PhD students from Charles Darwin University (Associate supervisor)

 Research Interests

  • Cancer care coordination
  • Palliative care
  • Evidence based practice in nursing
  • Public health policy
  • Nursing education

Research Expertise

Methodological Knowledge

  • Cross Sectional Survey
  • Case Studies
  • Mixed Methods
  • Action Research
  • Discourse Analysis

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Waheed, N. (2018), Reflective practice to improve student engagement and learning outcomes: A case study, International Journal of Social Research and Innovation, paper accepted for publication.
  • Waheed, N. (2018), Media and expert representation of the drug issue in Maldives: implications for policy, International Journal of Social Research and Innovation, paper accepted for publication.
  • Ennis, G. Kirshbaum, M. & Waheed, N. (2018), The energy-enhancing potential of participatory performance-based arts activities in the care of people with a diagnosis of cancer: An integrated review, Journal of Arts and Health, accepted for publication. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2018.1443951
  • Waheed, N. (2017), Effects of an online discussion forum on student engagement and learning in a first year undergraduate nursing unit: an action research study, 5th Worldwide Nursing Conference. Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum, 18-25.
  • Waheed, N. (2017), Nurses’ knowledge of blood glucose levels and the management of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia: a descriptive study. Madridge Journal of Nursing, 2(1), pp.56-62. doi: 10.18689/mjn.2017-110.
  • Kirshbaum, M., Ennis, G. & Waheed, N. (2017), Art in cancer care: Exploring the role of visual art-making programs within an Energy Restoration Framework, European Journal of Cancer Care, 29, pp.71-78. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2017.05.003
  • Ennis, G. Kirshbaum, M. & Waheed, N. (2017), The beneficial attributes of visual art-making in cancer care: An integrative review, European Journal of Cancer Care, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12663.

Refereed Conference Papers:     

  •  Waheed, N. 2018, How does IGMH ensure evidence based practice in nursing? International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research: New horizons in Higher Education: synergies, innovation and development, 12-13th August 2018, Male’, Maldives.
  • Waheed, N. 2017, Reflective practice to improve student engagement and learning outcomes: A case study, International Conference on Social Research and Innovation 2017, 17-19th November 2017, Male’, Maldives.
  • Waheed, N. 2017, Media and expert representation of the drug issue in Maldives: implications for policy, International Conference on Social Research and Innovation 2017, 17-19th November 2017, Male’, Maldives.
  • Waheed, N. 2017, Effects of an online discussion forum on student engagement and learning in a first year undergraduate nursing unit: an action research study, accepted for oral presentation at the World Wide Nursing Conference 2017, Singapore.
  • Waheed, N. 2016, Nurses’ knowledge of diabetes and its management, International Nursing Conference, 5-7th December 2016, Dubai, UAE.
  • Waheed, N. 2015, Victims or criminals: How are illicit drug users and dealers represented in the media and expert voice in the Maldives? A discourse analysis. 8-11th November, 2015. International Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment in Asia 2015. Macau, China.
  • Waheed, N. 2014, Coordinated cancer care: Cancer care coordinators’ perception of barriers and enablers in a Metropolitan hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, Oncology Nurses’ Association of India, Mumbai.
  • Waheed, N. McDougal, C. & Martini, A. 2012 Cancer care coordination: the barriers and enablers of coordinating care, a case study, AMRC: Adelaide.

Grants

  • 2017: IAS Rainmaker Start Up Grant, The effect of common practice of pelvic floor exercises on pelvic floor strength, urinary incontinence and quality of life.– 10,000
  • 2016: FEHSE, Charles Darwin University, Small project grant to investigate the effects of art on cancer patients in the NT.
  • 2012: A 20000 dollars seeding grant from Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer to continue the study on cancer care coordination.
  • 2011: Flinders University travels grant.
  • 2008: Australian Government Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship – up to $272,500.
  • 2005: Maldives Government scholarship to do Master of Nursing in Australia
  • 1996: Maldives Government scholarship to do Diploma in Nursing in Pakistan

Engagement & Knowledge Exchange

Projects and initiatives

  • Provide teaching and advisory support to Islamic Society of Darwin at the Weekend Islamic School
  • Collaborate with Villa College in the Maldives to supervise research projects conducted by Master of Public Health students.
  • Collaborate with Zikra International College to start nursing programs at the college
  • Conducted in service programs for primary and secondary schools in Fuvahmulah, Maldives on child abuse.
  • Actively participated in the dissemination of the mental health survey of Maldives
  • Conducted workshops on ageing and mental wellbeing in L.Gan, Maldives
  • Conducted workshops on infant feeding and lactation management for professionals
  • Participated in screening and awareness of diabetes across the Maldives.
  • Actively participated in mass vaccination of MMR in the Maldives as part of a WHO funded program

 Other Scholarly Activities

  • Peer Reviewer for Global Qualitative Research in Nursing
  • Peer Reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • Book Reviewer for Elsevier, Australia
  • External Examiner for Master of Research Thesis (Villa College / University of West England)
  • External Assessor of Competitive Research Grants (Maldives National University)

 Awards, Honours & Distinctions

Prizes and awards

  • 2017    Best Paper Award, International Conference on Social Research and Innovation (ICSRI, 2017), Victims or Criminals: Expert and lay discourses of the drug issue in the Maldives: Implications for policy.
  • 2017    Letter of Commendation for outstanding academic achievement (Charles Darwin University)
  • 2009    AUSAID Endeavour postgraduate award
  • 2007    Special award of the President of Maldives for achieving 1st place from a foreign university
  • 2007    Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Adelaide chapter for outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence
  • 2006    1st ranked student from Master of Nursing Science (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2005    Maldives Government Scholarship to pursue Master of Nursing Science in Australia.
  • 2000    Best Student Award (Baqai University School of Nursing / Pakistan)
  • 1999    Best Student Award (Baqai University School of Nursing / Pakistan)
  • 1999    Third place from provincial examination of 2nd year nursing (Sindh / Pakistan)
  • 1998    Best Student Award (Baqai University School of Nursing / Pakistan)
  • 1996    Maldives Government Scholarship - 3 year Diploma in Nursing

Contacts

T: 08 8946 6144
E: nasreena.waheed@cdu.edu.au

College of Nursing and Midwifery
Blue 5.1.113
Charles Darwin Universtiy
Darwin NT 0909
Australia