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Dr Aletha Ward

Dr Aletha Ward
Name Aletha Ward
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I227
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6330
Extension 6330
Email
Qualifications BNurs USQ , PGCertMgt USQ , MBA USQ , PhD USQ

Dr Aletha Ward is an experienced academic within public health and nursing. Teaching experience includes areas of social and cultural determinants of health, nursing and public health, with a strong mixed methods research background in food insecurity, emissions reduction, climate change and health and plant-based diets within a social health policy framework. Aletha is an experienced Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in multi-disciplinary teams.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Epidemiology ( 111706 )
  • Public Health and Health Services ( 111700 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 111099 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )

Research interests
Public health, emissions reduction, plant-based diets, food security, climate change, obesity, socio-cultural determinants of health.

Professional memberships
Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Australian College of Nursing

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
NUR1120
HEA8001
NUR1204

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
7 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Co-ordinator Geraldton Campus.



Publications in ePrints

Best, Odette ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2362-0101 and Cox, Leonie and Ward, AlethaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4549-0704 and Graham, CoralieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2437-1741 and Bayliss, LukeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6076-801X and Black, Barbara and Burton, LucindaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6169-2379 and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Davis, Teresa and Derrington, Kate and Elliott, JessieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1214-1594 and Jayasinghe, Thenuja and Luyke, Trish and Maher, Dianne and McGregor, RowenaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4379-0420 and Ng, LindaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6155-7625 and O'Malley, Lee and Roderick, GeraldineORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4281-8930 and Sheridan, Georgina and Stanbury, Linda and Taylor, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859 and Terry, Victoria and Tulleners, TraceyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9622-9050 and Walker, Jan (2022) Educating the educators: Implementing cultural safety in the nursing and midwifery curriculum. Nurse Education Today, 117:105473. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0260-6917

Ward, Aletha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4549-0704 and Heart, Diane and Richards, Catelyn and Bayliss, Luke T.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6076-801X and Holmes, Mark and Keogh, Samantha and Best, OdetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2362-0101 (2022) Reimagining the role of nursing education in emissions reduction. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 17 (4). pp. 410-416. ISSN 1557-3087

Ward, Aletha Elizabeth ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4549-0704 (2019) An exploration of the social inequities underpinning nutritional intake in high risk communities. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Epidemiology ( 111706 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 111099 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )


Research topics