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.

Contact Details

Email: a.welch@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 5440 7035 - Ext: 47035

Office Location

1.05

90 Goodchap Street, Noosaville

About Me

Background

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 Manager, Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing, Senior Supervisor, Unit Manager, Principal Educator, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Post-Graduate Studies. I have also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing in Australia.

Thirty years of teaching in the tertiary sector have included Professional Development, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Creative Arts Therapy, Counselling, Spirituality, Men’s Health, Qualitative Research Methods, Evidence-based Practice, Trans-cultural Nursing, Indigenous Health, Community Health, and Philosophic Inquiry.

Other professional activities have included invited International Scholar/Professor, Invited Keynote Speaker, Member of an Aged Care Consultancy Team to China under the auspices of the Myer Foundation, and Ministerial appointments.

Universities Studied At

Latrobe University, Melbourne

RMIT University, Melbourne

Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne

St John of God Institute, Sydney

Universities Worked At

Ballarat University, Victoria, Australia

Australian Catholic University, Victoria, Australia

RMIT University, Victoria, Australia

Queensland University of Technology,

Central Queensland University

Awards

  • 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

Previous teaching

Head of Programs including teaching into such programs:

Diploma of Nursing,

Bachelor of Nursing

Diploma of Psychiatric Nursing

Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing by Distance Education

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing by Distance Education

Master of Health Science, Melbourne

Master of Health Science, Hong Kong

Master of Creative Arts Therapy

Master of Mental Health Nursing

Professional Experience

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.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


Responsibilities

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.

Professional Interests

Mental Health Nursing

Men's Health

Research

Higher Degree Research Supervision

Qualitative Inquiry

Community Engagement

Recovery

Resilience

Practice Change.


Editor

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.

Jorijwong, S., Johnson, M., & Welch, A. Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Nursing. Sydney: Oxford University Press. (published April, 2011). Second addition for publication 2014.

Consultancy Work

  • 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.
  • Establishment of the Orange Valley Nursing Home, Singapore, 2001-2003

Chair, Board of Governors, Institute of Health and Management, Australia
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Nursing - Mental Health Nursing
Nursing - Nursing not elsewhere classified
Journal article

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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Conference paper

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.

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Book chapter

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/

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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

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Internet publication

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

Book

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

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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.

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Higher Education
HE Term 3 - 2019
NURS20159 - Mental Health Nursing in Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2018
NURS20159 - Mental Health Nursing in Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 3 - 2017
NURS20159 - Mental Health Nursing in Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS20158 - Clinical Foundations for Practice 2
Lead Lecturer
HE Term 2 - 2017
NURS20159 - Mental Health Nursing in Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS11163 - Recovery Approach to Mental Health
Lecturer
HE Term 1 - 2017
NURS20159 - Mental Health Nursing in Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS20155 - Mental Health Nursing Practicum
Unit Coordinator
NURS20151 - Creating Meaningful Relationships
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2016
HAGE20001 - Defining Healthy Ageing
Lead Lecturer
HE Term 3 - 2015
NURS21152 - Evidence Based Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2014
NURS21163 - Mental Health Research Project
Unit Coordinator
NURS21159 - Mental Health Project
Unit Coordinator
NURS21157 - Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS21152 - Evidence Based Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2014
NURS21166 - Context of Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS21164 - Mental Health Nursing
Lead Lecturer
NURS21162 - Mental Health Practice Project
Unit Coordinator
NURS21161 - Mental Health Research Project A
Unit Coordinator
NURS21159 - Mental Health Project
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2013
NURS21165 - Effective Interpersonal Skills in Mental Health
Unit Coordinator
NURS21157 - Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2013
NURS21166 - Context of Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS21161 - Mental Health Research Project A
Unit Coordinator
NURS21159 - Mental Health Project
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2012
NURS21165 - Effective Interpersonal Skills in Mental Health
Unit Coordinator
NURS21163 - Mental Health Research Project
Unit Coordinator
NURS21157 - Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS12150 - Recovery Approach in Mental Health
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2012
NURS21166 - Context of Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit Coordinator
NURS21164 - Mental Health Nursing
Unit Coordinator
NURS21161 - Mental Health Research Project A
Unit Coordinator
NURS21159 - Mental Health Project
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2011
NURS21165 - Interper Skills in Mental Hlth
Unit Coordinator
NURS21159 - Mental Health Project
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training