Professor Catherine Turner AM
Prof Turner is the Dean of the College of Nursing and Midwifery. Prof Turner has qualifications in nursing, population health and education, has worked as a clinical nurse, epidemiologist and held senior appointments in the tertiary and government sectors since 1992, including a Ministerial appointment as Assistant Commissioner (Nursing) in Queensland. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University and a recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship. Prof Turner has published more than 145 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of nursing, midwifery, chronic disease management, delivery of patient care and population health, as well as attracted over $7 million in grant funding (including NHMRC and ARC projects) as the lead investigator.
Professor Marilynne N Kirshbaum
Prof Kirshbaum, Chair of the CDU-Human Research Ethics Committee, obtained a BSc Nursing and Anthropology from New York University and an MSc and PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. Her area of expertise is in cancer and palliative care nursing where she has published and presented extensively. She remains committed to advancing nursing science through exploring the complexities of fatigue and well-being from a theoretical, behavioural, multi-cultural, social and therapeutic energy perspective. The emergent Energy Restoration Framework and Joyful Freedom Approach to Recovery is based on over 25 years of experiential, exploratory and empirical research.
Dr Nasreena Waheed
Nasreena is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Monash University, a Master of Nursing Science from the University of Adelaide and a Doctor of Public Health from Flinders University, Australia. She is the recipient of many competitive Merit Scholarships including the Australian Government’s prestigious Endeavour Postgraduate Award. She is a Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society who represent the top 15% of College and University students across the world. Nasreena’s latest publications focus on cancer care coordination and arts in cancer care.
Ms Tao (Alison) Wang
Alison is currently a Research Associate in the College of Nursing and Midwifery. She is also a nursing PhD candidate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Alison’s research areas focus on palliative care and symptom management in patients with cancer and chronic diseases. She has published nearly 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has participated in more than 10 research projects as either principal investigator or co-investigator.
Ms Li-Qun Yao (HDR Member)
Li-Qun is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Associate Prof Benjamin Tan and Prof Catherine Turner. Her research interest is centred on symptom management sciences and complementary therapies. She attained a Master of Medicine degree from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, and a Master of Science (Rehabilitation Science) degree from Duquesne University, the US. Since 2011, she has published over 25 research articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals and has participated in several research projects as a key investigator.
Dr Eileen Cheng (Affiliated Member)
Eileen is a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Eileen’s methodological expertise is in qualitative and mixed-methods research, qualitative systematic review, as well as clinical intervention development and testing. Her research areas focus on supportive care in cancer specializing in symptom management, psycho-oncology, breast cancer survivorship, and nutritional oncology. Her research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, Psycho-Oncology, BMC Cancer, and Supportive Care in Cancer.
Dr Daniel Liu (Affiliated Member)
Daniel is a Senior Research Nurse Consultant at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Union Shenzhen Hospital. He is also the Deputy Director of Nanshan Evidence-Based Nursing Centre: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group. Daniel holds a PhD in Nursing from the Australian Catholic University and a Doctor of Medicine from Tongji University. Daniel’s research background is centred on the healthcare of patients with cancer and chronic diseases. Daniel has a distinguished research record as evidenced by internationally recognised publications and success in attracting research funding.