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Professor Christine Neville

Professor Christine Neville
Name Christine Neville
Position Head of School (Nursing and Midwifery)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office W544
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2005
Extension 2005
Email
Qualifications BHlthSc CQU , MHlthSc Charles Sturt , PhD Qld
Homepage http://www.usq.edu.au/users/nevillec
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Nursing ( 111000 )
  • Mental Health Nursing ( 111005 )
  • Aged Care Nursing ( 111001 )

Research interests
Aged Care
Mental Health
Respite Care
Dementia
Disruptive Behaviour

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses

Industry affiliations
Psychogeriatric Nurses Association
N.T.E.U
Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, USQ/UQ
Queensland Nursing Council (Peer Review Panel)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Undergraduate:
Course Leader/Examiner MHN 2020 Mental Health Nursing 1; MHN 3030 Mental Health Nursing 2; NUR 3040 Gerontics and Cross Cultural Issues

Post-graduate:
Course Leader/Examiner ANP 5004 Family Practice and Nursing Issues 2; ANP 8007 Family Practice and Nursing Issues 4

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
9 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Clinical School Coordinator

Research most recent
Neville, C.C. & Byrne, G.J.A. (2005) The impact of residential respite care on the behaviour of older people International Psychogeriatrics 17: 1-8, 2005. Pre-published on-line 28 October 2005: doi:10.1017/S1041610205002553.

Neville, C.C. & Byrne, G.J.A. (2005) The prevalence of disruptive behaviour displayed by older people in community and residential respite care settings. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Neville, C.C. & Byrne, G.J.A. (2005) Residential respite care and the behaviour of older people: literature review. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Older People Nursing.


Research most notable
Neville, C. C., Cleary, M. & Slykerman, M. (2005) Lutheran Community Care: Model of Care. USQ, Toowoomba.


Publications in ePrints

Neville, Christine (2016) A cross-sectional view of Australian undergraduate nurses' perceptions of working with older people. Collegian, 23 (3). pp. 285-292. ISSN 1322-7696

Neville, Christine and Hangan, Catherine and Eley, Diann and Weir, Jim and Quinn, John and Meehan, Tom (2010) The review and revision of 'Standards of practice for mental health nurses in Australia'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 (1). pp. 87-93. ISSN 1351-0126

Neville, Christine and Eley, Diann and Hangan, Catherine and Weir, Jim and Quinn, John and Meehan, Tom (2009) New Standards of Practice for Australian Mental Health Nurses. University of Southern Queensland, Australia. ISBN 9781921420054

Neville, Christine C. and Yuginovich, Trudy and Boyes, Joanne (2008) A stocktake of existing aged care clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students in Australia. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26 (2). pp. 17-26. ISSN 0813-0531

Neville, Christine and Hangan, Catherine and Eley, Diann and Quinn, John and Weir, Jim (2008) Mental health nursing standards for Australia: a review of current literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 (2). pp. 138-146. ISSN 1445-8330

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Mental Health Nursing ( 111005 )
  • Aged Care Nursing ( 111001 )


Christine is Professor and Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She holds a PhD, Master of Health Sciences (Mental Health Nursing) and Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing) in addition to her nursing and psychiatric qualifications. Christine began her nursing career in 1980 and worked at hospitals in Toowoomba, Townsville and Ipswich up to the level of Deputy Director of Nursing. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and was a recipient of the internationally acclaimed Stan Alchin Award for Outstanding Mental Health Nursing Practice. Christine is a past-President of the Psychogeriatric Nurses Association. Since 1989 she has been involved in the tertiary education of nurses. Christine rejoined USQ's School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2018 after 10 years at The University of Queensland as Acting Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Deputy Director of the Ipswich Clinical School and co-ordinator of the Master of Mental Health Nursing program. Christine is an active supervisor of PhD, Masters and Honours students. Christine an established research profile in tertiary education for nurses, ageing, dementia, mental health and respite care using predominantly quantitative research methods. Her current research focus is on the benefits of aquatic exercise for people with dementia particularly its influence in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. This work led to the development of the internationally renowned Watermemories Swimming Club. Additional research interests include family centred counselling for carers of people with dementia, pain in older people with dementia and respite care for older people with dementia.