Professor Dianne Wynaden
RN, RMHN, MHN, Dip. Aromatherapy, Grad Dip Health Sciences, MSc (HSC), PhD (Chancellor’s commendation), MACMHN.
|Position||Professor, Mental Health|
|School||School of Nursing & Midwifery|
|Phone||+618 9266 2203|
|Fax||+618 9266 2959|
Dianne is Professor (Mental Health) at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute. She is a registered nurse, credentialed mental health nurse and a Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. She completed general and mental health nurse education programs and holds a Degree in Nursing (Education). She has a Master of Science (Health Sciences) and a PhD (Chancellor’s commendation) from Curtin University. She is on the Editorial Board of three peer reviewed journals, an international grant reviewer and is also a member of Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee. In 2013 she was the Australian Mental Health Nurse of the Year awarded by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. She was also awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Support in 2013.
Dianne has over twelve years experience in completing health services research and works two days per week as a research consultant with Fremantle Mental Health Services and the WA State Forensic Mental Health Services. She is also an Adjunct Senior Research Consultant with Fremantle Hospital. She has given keynote addresses and presentations at national and international conferences. Dianne has been on several expert reference groups established in the area of mental health at both state and national level and has been recognised by the Western Australian Chief Nursing Officer in 2005 for her leadership to the profession of nursing. In 2009 she was awarded the Eminent Scientist of the Year – Australia – Nursing and Mental Health by the World Scientist Forum and International Research Promotion Council. She has published extensively in the scientific literature. Since 2003 she has attracted over $2.9 million in research funding and $1.46 million in educational tenders. She has experience in the supervision of Higher Degree by Research students.
In 2011, Dianne was appointed for a three year term to the Western Australian Mental Health Advisory Council. The Minister of Mental Health announced the members of the State’s first Mental Health Advisory Council on Thursday 2nd June 2011. The Council members will provide high-level independent advice to the Mental Health Commissioner on issues affecting mental health care.
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Memberships, Awards and Training
2013 Australian College of MHN Inc- Australian Mental Health Nurse of the Year
2013 Vice Chancellor’s 2013 Excellence and Innovation Award – Research Support
2013 Finalist in McCusker Charitable Foundation Award for Excellence in the Western Australian Mental Health Sector
Member of Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (2007- 2014)
Member of the Western Australian Mental Health Advisory Council providing independent advice to the WA Commissioner of Mental Health 2011-
Member of the Mental Health Nurse Education Taskforce Implementation group (A sub-committee of the national Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee) 2009-
Deputy Chair South Metropolitan Area Health Service – Mental Health Nursing Research Committee 2010-
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- Health services research
- Mental Health
- Mental health nursing
- Primary care services
- Qualitative and quantitative research
Ethical issues in health research
Qualitative Research HDR supervison
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Journal Articles (Research)
- Wynaden, D. G., H. M. Wichmann, and S. Murray. 2013. “A synopsis of the mental health concerns of university students: results of a text-based online survey from one Australian university.” Higher Education Research and Development1-15.
- Durey, A., D. G. Wynaden, L. Barr, and M. Ali. 2013. “Improving forensic mental health care for Aboriginal Australians – Challenges and opportunities.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 0: 1-8.
- Heslop, K., C. Ross, B. Osmond, and D. G. Wynaden. 2013. “The Alcohol Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) in an Acute Mental Health Setting.” International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 11: 583-600.
- Durey, A., D. G. Wynaden, and M. O'Kane. 2013. “Improving forensic mental health care to Indigenous Australians: theorizing the intercultural space.” Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 0: 1-7.
- Al Omari, O., and D. G. Wynaden. 2013. “The psychosocial exprience of adolescents with haematological malignancies in Jordan: an interpretive phenomenological analysis study.” The Scientific World Journal 13 (460).
- Heslop, K., D. G. Wynaden, K. Bramanis, C. Connolly, T. Gee, R. Griffiths, and O. Omari. 2012. “Assessing falls risk in older adult mental health patients: A Western Australian review.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 21: 567-575.
- Wynaden, D. G., L. Barr, O. Omari, and A. Fulton. 2012. “Evaluation of service users' experiences of participating in an exercise programme at the Western Australian State Forensic Mental Health Services.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 21: 229-235.
- Durey, A., D. G. Wynaden, S. C. Thompson, P. Davidson, D. Bessarab, and J. Katzenellenbogen. 2012. “'Owning solutions': A collaborative model to improve quality in hospital care for Aboriginal Australians.” Nursing Inquiry 19 (2): 144-152.
- SMITH, Z., G. Leslie, and D. G. Wynaden. 2010. “Perioperative nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgery.” ACORN 23 (2): 6-13.
- Wynaden, D. G. 2010. “There is no health without mental health: Are we educating Australian nurses to care for the health consumer of the 21st Century?.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 19 (3): 203-209.
- Rintoul, Y., D. G. Wynaden, and S. McGowan. 2009. “Managing aggression in the emergency department: Promoting an interdisciplinary approach.” International Emergency Nursing 17: 122-127.
- Nicol, P. W., R. E. Watkins, R. J. Donovan, D. G. Wynaden, and H. Cadwallader. 2009. “The power of vivid experience in hand hygiene compliance.” Journal of Hospital Infection 72: 36-42.
- Hare, M., S. McGowan, D. G. Wynaden, G. Speed, and I. Landsborough. 2008. “Nurses descriptions of changes in cognitive function in the acute care setting.” Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 26 (1): 21-25.
- Hare, M., D. G. Wynaden, S. McGowan, I. Landsborough, and G. Speed. 2008. “A questionnaire to determine nurses' knowledge of delirium and its risk factors.” Contemporary Nurse 29 (1): 23-31.
- Hare, M., D. G. Wynaden, S. McGowan, and G. Speed. 2008. “Assessing cognition in elderly patients presenting to the emergency department.” International Emergency Nursing 16: 73-79.
- Speed, G., D. G. Wynaden, S. McGowan, M. Hare, and I. Landsborough. 2007. “Prevalence rate of delirium at two hospitals in Western Australia.” Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 25 (1): 38-43.
- Wynaden, D. G. 2007. “The experience of caring for a person with a mental illness: A grounded theory study.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 16: 381-389.
- Wynaden, D. G., U. Ladzinski, J. Lapsley, I. Landsborough, J. Butt, and V. Hewitt. 2006. “The caregiving experience: How much do health professionals understand?.” Collegian 13 (3): 6-10.
- Watkins, R. E., D. G. Wynaden, L. M. Hart, I. Landsborough, S. McGowan, G. Speed, A. Orb, S. Henderson, S. Wilson, and W. Calnan. 2006. “Perceptions of infection control practices among health professionals.” Contemporary Nurse 22 (1): 109-119.
- Wynaden, D. G., I. Landsborough, S. McGowan, Z. baigmohamad, M. P. Finn, and D. pennebaker. 2006. “Best practice guidelines for the administration of intramuscular injections in the mental health setting.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 15 (3): 195-200.
- Inoue, M., R. Chapman, and D. G. Wynaden. 2006. “Male nurses' experiences of providing intimate care for women clients.” Journal of Advanced Nursing 55 (5): 559-567.
- Wynaden, D. G., I. Landsborough, R. Chapman, S. McGowan, J. Lapsley, and M. P. Finn. 2005. “Establishing best practice guidelines for administration of intra muscular injections in the adult: A systematic review of the literature.” Contemporary Nurse 20 (2): 267-277.
- Wynaden, D. G., R. Chapman, A. Orb, S. McGowan, Z. Zeeman, and S. H. Yeak. 2005. “Factors that influence Asian communities' access to mental health care.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 14: 88-95.
- Wynaden, D. G., and A. Orb. 2005. “Impact of patient confidentiality on carers of people who have a mental disorder.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 14: 166-171.
- Mcdonough, S., D. G. Wynaden, M. P. Finn, S. McGowan, R. Chapman, and S. Hood. 2004. “Emergency department mental health triage consultancy service: an evaluation of the first year of the service.” Accident and Emergency Nursing 12: 31-38.
- Munns, A. M., J. M. Downie, D. G. Wynaden, and J. Hubble. 2004. “Changing focus of practice for community health nurses: Advancing the practice role.” Contemporary Nurse 16 (3): 208-213.
- Wynaden, D. G., R. Chapman, S. McGowan, S. Mcdonough, M. P. Finn, and S. Hood. 2003. “Emergency department mental health triage consultancy service: a qualitative evaluation.” Accident and Emergency Nursing 11: 158-165.
- Mcdonough, S., D. G. Wynaden, M. P. Finn, S. McGowan, R. Chapman, and S. Gray. 2003. “Emergency Department Mental Health Triage and Consultancy Service: An advanced practice role for mental health nurses.” Contemporary Nurse 14 (2): 138-144.
- Downie, J. M., D. G. Wynaden, S. McGowan, D. Juliff, C. Axten, L. Fitzpatrick, S. Ogilvie, and S. Painter. 2003. “Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to achieve best practice standards.” Nursing and Health Sciences 5: 283-287.
- Zeeman, Z., R. Chapman, D. G. Wynaden, S. McGowan, M. Lewis, J. Austin, and M. P. Finn. 2002. “Community mental health care: Documenting the role of the nurse.” Contemporary Nurse 12 (2): 112-123.
- Wynaden, D. G., R. Chapman, S. McGowan, C. Holmes, P. Ash, and A. Boschman. 2002. “Through the eye of the beholder: To seclude or not to seclude.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 11 (4): 260-268.
- Orb, A., and D. G. Wynaden. 2001. “Cross- cultural communication and health care practice.” Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing 8 (2): 31-38.
Additional publication categories
Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)
- Wynaden, D. G. 2011. “Education issues: Always on the agenda for the profession of mental health nursing.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 20: 153-154.
- Barr, L., D. G. Wynaden, and M. O'Kane. 2011. “The perceived impact on mental health outcomes of an exercise program for patients at the State Forensic Mental Health Services in Western Australia.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 20 (Suppl 1).
- Wynaden, D. G. 2006. “Guest editorial: Reflections on mental health nursing education.” Contemporary Nurse 21 (1): 117-119.