Researcher biography

Susan Nunan is a Clinical Academic and Program Lead for the Master of Advanced Nursing and the Master of Mental Health Nursing Programs. Susan is also Course Coordinator for the Professional Practice, Professional Practice One, and Older Adults' Health courses for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work (NMSW), The University of Queensland. Susan joined the School in 2010.

Susan has extensive clinical nursing experience in General Medical, Coronary Care and Surgical Units in major hospitals in Brisbane and Sydney, as well as in QLD and NSW rural hospitals where she has also facilitated undergraduate nursing students. In addition, her clinical experience includes; Community Nursing, Gerontological Nursing and Dementia Care in both city and rural settings in QLD and NSW. Susan is a Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and is a member of the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian Association of Gerontology. Susan has a PhD in Nursing, a Masters of Health Professional Education, a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Practice, a Bachelor of Arts, Research Master of Arts, and has undertaken post-graduate course studies in Wound Management and Mental Health.

Susan’s current research interests include falls risk assessment and management, and has recently completed her PhD within the UQ, School of NMSW, with thesis entitled:Evaluating the validity, reliability and feasibility of a falls risk assessment tool recommended for use in Australian residential aged care facilities. A mixed methods study.

Other areas of research interest for Susan are in Healthy Ageing and Older Adults' Health.