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Professor Don Gorman

Professor Don Gorman
Name Don Gorman
Position Emeritus Professor
Section Governance
Phone +61 7 4631 5456
Extension 5456
Email
Qualifications DipAppSc LincolnIHS , BEd La Trobe , MEd La Trobe , EdD La Trobe

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Mental Health Nursing ( 111005 )
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ( 111701 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )

Research interests
Indigenous Health
Mental Health
Cross-Cultural health/education

Professional memberships
Fellow, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Fellow, Royal College of Nursing Australia

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
MHN5120 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 1
MHN5130 Counselling & Groupwork
MHN5160 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2
MHN5170 Healing & Therapeutics
HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
HSC8060 – Research Project Design
HSC8070 – Health Masters Project A
HSC8080 – Health Masters Project B

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
24 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Chair University Ethics Committee
Chair University Research Committee

Research most recent
Stuart, L., & Gorman, D. (2015). The experiences of Indigenous health workers enrolled in a bachelor of nursing at a regional Australian university. Alternative, 11(1).

Nielsen, A., Stuart, L., & Gorman, D. (Accepted 2014). Confronting the cultural challenge of the whiteness of nursing: Aboriginal registered nurses’ perspectives. Contemporary Nurse. 48(2), xxx-xxx

Gorman, D., & Cross, W. (2014). Cultural issues in mental health. In K. Edward, I. Munro, A. Welch & A. Robins (Eds.), Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis (2nd ed., pp. 487 - 504). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


Research most notable
Gorman, D 2010, 'Maslow's hierarchy and social and emotional wellbeing', Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 27-9.
Eley, R, Gorman, D & Gately, J 2010, 'Didgeridoos, songs and boomerangs for asthma management', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 39-45.
Eley, R & Gorman, D 2010, 'Didgeridoo playing and singing to support asthma management in Aboriginal Australians', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 100-4.
Gorman, D., & Toombs, M. (2009). Matching research methodology with Australian Indigenous culture. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 33(3).
Gorman, D, Buikstra, E, Hegney, D, Pearce, S, Rogers-Clark, C, Weir, J & McCullagh, B 2007, 'Rural men and mental health: Their experiences and how they managed', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 298-306.
Gorman, D, Nielsen, A & Best, O 2006, 'Western medicine and Australian Indigenous healing practices', Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 28-29.
Gorman, D & Best, O 2005, 'Research into traditional healing practices and health of Indigenous Australians', ACCNS Journal for Community Nurses, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 7.
Gorman, D, Brough, M & Ramirez, E 2003, 'How young people from linguistically diverse backgrounds experience mental health: Some insights for mental health nurses', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 12:3, pp. 194-202.
Gorman, D 1999, 'Cultural disadvantage of nursing students', International Education-ej, from http://pandora.nla.gov.au/nph-arch/2000/Z2000-Feb-29/http://www.canberra.edu.au/education/crie/1998-1999/ieej12/ie12-Don.html.


Publications in ePrints

Gorman, Don and Padro, Fernando F. and Press, Nona (2019) Post-graduate supervision of Indigenous students in the health-related fields. In: Ensuring quality in professional education volume I: human client fields pedagogy and knowledge structures. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 259-287. ISBN 978-3-030-01095-9

Gorman, Don and Cuadra, Assumpta Rigol and Perez, Maria Honrubia and Zaplana, Isabel Sanchez and Martin, Dolors Rodriguez and Bujosa, Neus Tur and Beccaria, LisaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9418-4597 and Martyn, Julie A and Dawson, Rhonda and Beccaria, Gavin and Hossain, Delwar (2016) Preparation of Australian and Spanish nursing students for intimate partner violence. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6 (12). pp. 131-135. ISSN 1925-4040

Best, Odette and Gorman, Don (2016) 'Some of us pushed forward and let the world see what could be done': Aboriginal Australian nurses and midwives, 1900-2005. Labour History: a Journal of Labour and Social History (111). pp. 149-164. ISSN 0023-6942

Stuart, Lynne and Gorman, Don (2015) The experiences of indigenous health workers enrolled in a bachelor of nursing at a regional Australian university. Alternative, 11 (1). pp. 29-44. ISSN 1177-1801

Hossain, Delwar and Gorman, Don and Chapelle, Betti and Saal, Rod and Mann, Wayne and Penton, Geoff (2014) Assessing the mental health issues of climate variability affecting rural and remote communities in southern Queensland. In: Sowing the seeds of farmer health. VURRN Press Inc., Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 35-54. ISBN 978-0-9874558-3-3

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Mental Health Nursing ( 111005 )
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ( 111701 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )


Research topics