Associate Professor Anthony Welch School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences
Associate Professor Mental Health
PhD; M.Ed; B.Ed; BN; Graduate Diploma (Counseling); Dip Appld Sc (N.Ed),RN.
Phone: (07) 5440 7035 - Ext: 47035
Latrobe University, Melbourne
RMIT University, Melbourne
Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne
St John of God Institute, Sydney
Ballarat University, Victoria, Australia
Australian Catholic University, Victoria, Australia
RMIT University, Victoria, Australia
Queensland University of Technology,
Central Queensland University
- Teacher of the Year: Postgraduate Association, RMIT University, 2000
- Most Inspirational Teacher Award, Graduating Class of 2004, Bachelor of Nursing Program, RMIT University.
- Certificate of Recognition for Commitment to Student Learning and Experience - Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Portfolio, Teaching Quality Awards, RMIT University, 2005.
- Nominated for Student-centred Teaching Award, 2006
- Member of Mental Health Team, Mental Health Week Achievement Award in the Organisation category, 2013, Queensland Health.
- Finalist, Community Engagement Awards, CQU Australia: Team lead on Queensland Health and Health Workforce Australia grant - Exploring innovative ways of building clinical capacity in mental health.
- Special Commendation for Superior Performance in Research Higher Degrees Supervision, 2013
I have held a number of positions in the discipline of nursing in both the private and public sectors of the health care industry (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong). Such positions have included Hospital CEO, Director of Nursing, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor. Within the realm of learning and teaching I have held such positions as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Post-Graduate Studies and Head of Programs for Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Nursing and Creative Arts Therapy. I have also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing and Midiwfery in Australia.
Other professional activities have included invited International Scholar, Invited Keynote Speaker, Member of an Aged Care Consultancy Team to China under the auspices of the Myer Foundation, and Ministerial appointments.
Member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Responsible for all mental health content development and delivery in the Bachelor of Nursing program and Master of Mental Health Nursing program.
As Assistant Dean Community Engagement - responsible for providing leadership of staff in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in community engagement initiatives.
Mental Health Nursing
Higher Degree Research Supervision
Edward, K. Munro,
I., Robins, A., & Welch, A. Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis.
Sydney: Oxford University Press. (Published Nov, 2010). Second addition for publication in 2014.
- Member, the Myer Foundation/Asia Link China visit to provide consultation to Government Advisors and selected universities in planning health strategies for China's aging population 2004.
of the Orange Valley Nursing Home, Singapore, 2001-2003
Christensen, M., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2018). Nursing is for men: a descriptive phenomenological study. Contemporary Nurse, 54(6), 547-560. doi:10.1080/10376178.2018.1512876
Christensen, M., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2018). Men are from Mars: The challenges of communicating as a male nursing student. Nurse Education in Practice, 33, 102-106. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2018.04.014
Barr, J. A., Tsai, L. P., Welch, A., Faradz, S. M. H., Lane-Krebs, K., Howie, V., & Hillman, W. (2018). Current practice for genetic counselling by nurses: An integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 24(2), 1-9. doi:10.1111/ijn.12629
Wirihana, L., Welch, A., Williamson, M., Christensen, M., Bakon, S., & Craft, J. (2018). Using Colaizzi's method of data analysis to explore the experiences of nurse academics teaching on satellite campuses. Nurse Researcher, 25(4), 30-34. doi:10.7748/nr.2018.e1516
Wirihana, L., Welch, A., Williamson, M., Christensen, M., Bakon, S., & Craft, J. (2017). The provision of higher education in regional areas: an integrative review of the literature. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 39(3), 307-319. doi:10.1080/1360080X.2017.1298196
Faithfull-Byrne, A., Thompson, L., Welch, T., Williamson, M., Schafer, K., & Hallinan, C. (2017). Back to the future: A practice led transition program from Assistant in Nursing to Enrolled Nurse. Nurse Education in Practice, 22, 83-88. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2016.11.005
Christensen, M., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2017). Husserlian descriptive phenomenology: A review of intentionality, reduction and the natural attitude. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(8), 113-118. doi:10.5430/jnep.v7n8p113
Tsai, L. P., Barr, J. A., & Welch, A. (2017). Single mothering as experienced by Burundian refugees in Australia: A qualitative inquiry. BMC Nursing, 16(1), 1-7. doi:10.1186/s12912-017-0260-0
Harvey, T., Robinson, C., & Welch, A. (2017). The lived experiences of international students who’s [sic] family remains at home. Journal of International Students, 7(3), 748-763. doi:10.5281/zenodo.570031
Faithfull-Byrne, A., Thompson, L., Schafer, K. W., Elks, M., Jaspers, J., Welch, A., . . . Moss, C. (2017). Clinical coaches in nursing and midwifery practice: Facilitating point of care workplace learning and development. Collegian, 24(4), 403-410. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2016.06.001
Suryani, S., Welch, A., & Cox, L. (2016). The application of Colaiizi's method in conducting research across two languages. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 25(1), 19-28. Retrieved from http://www.mjpsychiatry.org/index.php/mjp/article/view/375
McLeod, G., Barr, J., & Welch, A. (2015). Best practice for teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student reflection in pre-registration health professional education : an integrative review. Creative education., 6(4), 440-454. doi:10.4236/ce.2015.64044
Happell, B., Gaskin, C., Byrne, L., Welch, A., & Gellion, S. (2015). Clinical placements in mental health : a literature review. Issues in mental health nursing., 36(1), 44-51. doi:10.3109/01612840.2014.915899
Edward, K. L., Warelow, P., Hemingway, S., Hercelinskyj, G., Welch, A., McAndrew, S., & Stephenson, J. (2015). Motivations of nursing students regarding their educational preparation for mental health nursing in Australia and the United Kingdom : A survey evaluation. BMC Nursing, 14(29), 1-5. doi:10.1186/s12912-015-0084-8
Shaw, J., Mitchell, C., Welch, A., & Williamson, M. (2015). Social media used as a health intervention in adolescent health : a systematic review of the literature. Digital health., (2015), 1-10. doi:10.1177/2055207615588395
Sheeran, L., Buchanan, K., Welch, A., & Jones, L. (2015). Women's experiences of learning to breastfeed. Breastfeeding review., 23(3), 15-22. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentsummary;dn=653797825923453;res=ielhea
Sheeran, L., Jones, L., & Welch, A. (2015). Women's relationships with their own mothers in the early motherhood period. International journal of gender and women's studies., 3(1), 26-32. Retrieved from http://ijgws.com/journals/ijgws/vol_3_no_1_june_2015/4.pdf
Wirihana, L., Welch, A., & Williamson, M. (2014). Teaching on the edge : exploring the lived experience of academics teaching undergraduate nursing at satellite campuses. Australian Nurse Teachers' Society e-bulletin., 12.
Byrne, L., Happell, B., Welch, T., & Moxham, L. J. (2013). ‘Things you can't learn from books’ : teaching recovery from a lived experience perspective. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22(3), 195-204. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00875.x
Happell, B., Welch, A., Moxham, L., & Byrne, L. (2013). Keeping the flame alight : understanding and enhancing interest in mental health nursing as a career. Archives of psychiatric nursing., 27(4), 161-165. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2013.04.002
Byrne, L., Happell, B., Welch, A., & Moxham, L. (2013). Reflecting on holistic nursing : the contribution of an academic with lived experience of mental health service use. Issues in mental health nursing., 34(4), 265-272. doi:10.3109/01612840.2012.745038
Ralph, N., Welch, A., Norris, P., & Irwin, R. (2013). Reflections on power, conflict and resolution for the perioperative environment. ACORN: the official journal of perioperative nursing in Australia., 26(1), 19-22. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentsummary;dn=255609655734863;res=ielhea
Quinn, C., Happell, B., & Welch, A. (2013). Talking about sex as part of our role : making and sustaining practice change. International journal of mental health nursing., 22(3), 231-240. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00865.x
Quinn, C., Happell, B., & Welch, A. (2013). The 5-As framework for including sexual concerns in mental health nursing practice. Issues in mental health nursing., 34(1), 17-24. doi:10.3109/01612840.2012.711433
Hong, R. M., & Welch, A. (2013). The lived experiences of single Taiwanese mothers being resilient after divorce. Journal of transcultural nursing., 24(1), 51-59. doi:10.1177/1043659612452007
Welch, A., & Hong, R. (2013). The vicissitudes of being a single mother in Taiwan : a mental health concern. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing., 20(10), 943-950. doi:10.1111/jpm.12070
Welch, A., Gould, K., Corrigan, D., Thompson, G., Caro, J., Gould, K., . . . Lamb, S. (2012). Gonski and the PM’s education crusade : experts respond. Conversation., 1-5. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/
Barr, J., & Welch, A. (2012). Keeping nurse researchers safe : workplace health and safety issues. Journal of advanced nursing., 68(7), 1538-1545. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05942.x
Welch, A., Happell, B., & Edward, K. L. (2010). Getting that piece of paper : mental health nurses' experience of undertaking doctoral studies in Victoria, Australia. Archives of psychiatric nursing., 24(3), 145-154. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2009.04.005
Happell, B., Edward, K. L., & Welch, A. (2008). Doctoral graduates in mental health nursing in Victoria, Australia : the doctoral experience and contribution to scholarship. International journal of mental health nursing., 17(4), 270-278. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2008.00543.x
Al-Shamaly, H., Welch, A., & Barr, J. (2018). Patterns of nurses’ responding to stressful moments in ICU.. In STTI 4th Biennial European Conference, (pp. 17). Cambridge - United Kingdom: Cambridge Unversity.
Wirihana, L., Welch, A., & Williamson, M. (2014). What is it like to teach on the edge? : Experiences of nurse academics teaching at satellite campuses of Australian universities. In Learning from the past : leading for the future, 20th annual Qualitative Health Research Conference (QHR 2014), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 19 - 23, 2014. (pp. 41). Canada: University of Alberta, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology.
McAllister, M. M., & Cross, W. (2018). Mood and anxiety disorders. In K. L. Edward, I. Munro, A. Welch, & W. Cross (Eds.), Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis (3rd ed., pp. 202-224). South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from https://www.oup.com.au/
Shaw, J., Welch, A., & Williamson, M. (2015). Inclusion and health literacy. In J. Davis, M. Birks, & Y. B. Chapman (Eds.), Inclusive practice for health professionals (pp. 161-180). South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/health_sciences/9780195593952
Shaw, J. M., Welch, A. J., Williamson, M. J., & Mitchell, C. A. (2018). Developing a systematic literature review on the use of social media as a health intervention in adolescent health: A case study. London: SAGE. doi:10.4135/9781526444424
Edward, K. L., Munro, I., Welch, A., & Robins, A. (2014). Mental health nursing : dimensions of praxis (Second edition. ed.). South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/health_sciences/9780195522242
Jirojwong, S., Johnson, M., & Welch, A. (2014). Research methods in nursing and midwifery : pathways to evidence based practice (2nd edition ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.