Editorial Board



  • Bev Copnell, RN, PhD, MACN, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, Area of expertise: caring for families of acutely ill children,  end-of-life care for infants and children in acute care settings,  professional issues in nursing,  educational preparation for nurses,  and evidence-based practice
  • Clint Douglas, RN, BN, MClinEpi, MMedStat, PhD, FACN, Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing, Australia, Areas of Expertise,  Practice development,  health services research,  patient safety
  • Elizabeth Halcomb, RN BN(Hons) GCertHE GCertICNurs PhD FACN, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, Areas of Expertise: Primary care / General practice,  Nursing workforce,  Chronic disease,  especially cardiovascular disease,  Primary health care,  Lifestyle risk factor modification,  Nurse academics,  Research training,  Mixed methods research
  • Louisa Lam, RN, BHSci, GradDip CC, GradCertED, MPH, PhD, Australian Catholic University, Australia, Area of Expertise - Burnout,  resilience,  incivility and aggression in nursing. Heart failure diagnosis and management.
  • Jason Mills, RN BN(Hons) MCHMed PhD FACN FHEA, University of South Australia, Australia, Area of expertise: Health Promoting Palliative Care,  Mental Health Nursing,  Medical Anthropology,  Positive Psychology and Compassion Science
  • Maria Murphy, RN PhD, Grad Dip Crit Care, Grad Cert TT+L, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, Areas of Expertise: Acute care,  Advanced nursing practice,  Cardiovascular disease,  Nursing,  Quantitative methods,  Simulation in nursing education
  • Jennifer Newton, RN RM RNT EdD BA (Hons) FACN, University of Canberra, Australia, Area of expertise,  Nurse educator
  • Michael Roche, PhD MHSc BHSc DipAppSc MHCert RN MACN, University of Technology Sydney School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia, Area of expertise:mental health nursing,  the nursing practice environment,  workload and workforce


  • Lee Jones, BSc (Hons), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Area of Expertise - statistics

International Advisory Board

  • Sanchia Aranda, RN PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Area of Expertise: cancer control
  • Melanie Birks, RN, PhD, MeD, BN, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Areas of Expertise: Qualitative Research; Grounded Theory; Nursing Education; Student Experience; Accreditation; Educational Quality; Academic Integrity; International Education; Transition to Practice; Workforce Issues; Workplace Incivility
  • Mary Casey, BNS, MMedSc, PhD, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Areas of Expertise : Advanced Nursing Practice; Nursing and Midwifery Education,  Nurse Prescribing,  Action Research,  Mixed Methods
  • Andrew Cashin, RN, NP, PhD, Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, Area of expertise: Autism and Intellectual Disability,  Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Yeu-Hui Chuang, RN, PhD, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, Areas of Expertise: Long-term Care Facilities,  Qualitative Research,  Quantitative Research.
  • Mary Courtney, RN PhD FACN, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Australia, Area of Expertise: Nursing,  public health
  • Patricia Davidson, RN, PhD, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, Cardiovascular
  • Ferry Efendi, S.Kep.Ns., MSc., PhD, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia, Areas of Expertise: Health Policy, Community Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nurse Migration., nursing
  • Karen Francis, RN, PhD, University of Tasmania - Launceston Campus, Newnham, Tasmania, Australia, Areas of Expertise: Rural Health,  Rural Health Workforce,  Rural Nursing,  Nursing education,  Community nursing,  Primary health care,  Primary care,  Men’s health,  Women’s health,  Chronic disease.
  • Deborah Gray, DNP, PhD, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America, Areas of Expertise: Telehealth/Telemedicine,  Alternative medicine,  Global Health,  Advanced Practice Policy,  Advance Practice Nursing Education,  Family Practice,  Hypertension,  Pharmacotherapeutics,  Nursing Entrepreneurship
  • Annette Huntington, RN, PhD, MNZM, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Area of expertise: the nursing workforce,  internationally qualified nurses,  women’s health,  health practitioner and nursing regulation
  • Amanda Kenny, PhD, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Area of expertise: Rural health,  primary health,  health policy,  workforce education and design,  qualitative research,  participatory methods,  mixed method research,  integrated knowledge translation
  • Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America, Areas of Expertise : population health (illness prevention/health promotion,  social determinants of health),  simulation,  clinical reasoning and judgment,  nursing
  • Tracy Levett-Jones, RN, PhD, University of Technology Sydney - City Campus, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia, Area of expertise: simulation,  patient safety,  belongingness,  clinical reasoning,  empathy,  interprofessional education,  cultural competence
  • Violeta Lopez, RN, BSN, MNA, MPET, JBICF, PhD, FACN, Hubei University of Medicine, College of Nursing, Shiyan, Hubei, China, Area of expertise: transcultural nursing,  the development,  translation and psychometric evaluation of research instruments,  cancer symptom management,  care giving,  and psycho-educational interventions
  • Sonja McIlfatrick, RN, PhD, Ulster University - Jordanstown Campus, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom, Area of expertise: palliative care in chronic illness,  management of clinical symptoms; decision making at end of life; and public health approach to palliative care
  • Anne McMurray, RN PhD FACN AM, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia, Areas of Expertise: Community Health; Primary Health Care; Integrated Care; Interpretive Research
  • Jane Mills, RN, PhD, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Areas of Expertise: Grounded Theory; Primary Healthcare,  Nursing in General Practice; Rural Nursing
  • Leena Salminen, PhD, University of Turku, TURKU, Finland, Area of Expertise: Nursing education,  Learning outcomes of nursing education,  Nurse educator education,  Competence of Nurse and health care educators,  different teaching strategies,  Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Andrew Scanlon, DNP, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, United States of America, Area of expertise: Nursing Education,  Health Promotion,  Person Centered Planning,  Critical Care Nursing,  and Healthcare Management.
  • Philippa Seaton, PhD, MA(Hons), BA, RN, FCNA(NZ), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Area of expertise: Nursing/Health workforce,  Technology enhanced teaching and learning,  Health service delivery (including e-health),  Clinical simulation
  • Laura Serrant, OBE, RN. BA(Hons), PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom, Area of expertise: community and public health,  specifically health disparities and the needs of marginalised and ‘seldom heard’ communities
  • Janice Smolowitz, RN, PhD, EdD, DNP, ANP-BC, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, United States of America, Areas of Expertise: Neurology,  Advanced Practice Nursing,  Nursing Regulation; Education
  • Patsy Yates, RN PhD FACN, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Palliative care,  Symptom management