"I am a PhD candidate with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. I commenced at Flinders in January 2022 with excitement and enthusiasm to learn and grow as an academic and researcher. I have more than 30 years’ experience across the diversity of the healthcare sector from junior to executive levels and in governance level roles. I bring to this role experience and knowledge, gained across a long career and underpinned by a commitment to lifelong learning, the learning and development of organisations and individuals.
"My specific area of research interest includes the older adult and issues of ageism, the relationship to public policy within healthcare settings in Australia and resultant outcomes for consumers. I have a specific focus on the Residential Aged Care setting in Australia. I will be aiming to incorporate a mixed methods approach to my research with outputs informing the future direction of attitudes towards health, public policy and care for older Australians for this and future generations of older people. It has been a challenging few years for us all and I look forward to working with the HDR community to negotiate the learning environment and research development potential of students at Flinders, representing your voices. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch."