Researcher biography

Susan Nunan is Associate Lecturer and Undergraduate Course Coordinator for the Nutrition and Metabolic Health, Mental Health and Neuro-endocrine Health courses for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, 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. Susan has 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 she is currently a PhD candidate within the UQ, School of NMSW, with thesis entitled: Evaluating the validity, reliability, clinical utility and effectiveness of a falls risk assessment tool and management plan recommended for use in residential aged care facilities. Other areas of research interest for Susan are in Healthy Ageing, and bridging the theory/ practice gap in evidence based practice (EBP) Undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing education.