Researcher biography

Dr Andrew Gardner is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Queensland, where he teaches mental health nursing in the undergraduate and post graduate programs.

Andrew is an active qualitative researcher and has also published quantitative research - his interests include the

  • Professional boundary in health care contexts - how boundaries are established, maintained and broken,
  • Teaching and learning in the affective domain, and
  • Contemporary mental health care in acute and community settings, and the impact of "caring" on mental health clinicians.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Nursing, a Master of Mental Health Nursing, a Master of Business Administrative Management, a Diploma of Medical Hypnosis, and a Philosophical Doctorate for his thesis titled "A constructivist grounded theory of mental health clinicians boundary maintenance"