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 and a credentialed mental health nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. Dianne has a Master of Science (Health Sciences) and a PhD (Chancellor’s commendation) from Curtin University. She is on the Editorial Board of five peer reviewed journals, an international grant reviewer and is also a member of Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee.
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. She is a member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Research Committee. 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. Dianne chairs the WA Mental Health Nursing Leadership Group. Since 2003 she has attracted over $2.5 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 Mr Eddie Bartnik on major issues affecting mental health care.
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Memberships, Awards and Training
- Member of Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (2007- ongoing)
- Member of the Western Australian Mental Health Advisory Council providing independent advice to the WA Commissioner of Mental Health 2011-
- Member of Australian College of Mental Health Nurses – Research Committee 2009 -
- Member of South Metropolitan Mental Health Services Research Reference Group 2008 -
- Member of South Metropolitan Health Service Nursing Ethics Committee 2008 -
- Chair of Western Australian Mental Health Nursing Leadership Group 2009-
- 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-
- Member of Fremantle Mental Health Services Research and Evaluation Committee 2000-
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TeachingHigher Degree by Research supervison Back to top
- Health services research
- Mental Health
- Mental health nursing
- Primary care services
- Qualitative research