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Mrs Raelene Ward

Mrs Raelene Ward
Name Raelene Ward
Position Associate Professor (CISER)
Section College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Office Q102
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1537
Extension 1537
Email
Qualifications BNurs USQ , MHlth USQ , PhD USQ
Homepage https://staffprofile.usq.edu.au/Profile/Raelene-Ward
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Primary Health Care ( 111717 )
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ( 111701 )
  • Health and Community Services ( 111708 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) ( 111002 )

Research interests
Suicide prevention - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander suicide - Youth suicide;
Social and Emotional Wellbeing;
Mental health;
Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander health;
Primary Health Care;
Aboriginal Community Controlled;

Professional memberships
Endorsed Aboriginal Panel Member
Queensland Child Death Case Review Panels (CDCRP)
2015 - present

Darling Downs-West Moreton Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
Aboriginal community representative
2011 – present
Reviewing research ethics applications
Queensland Health
(I also review ethics applications from other HREC’s across the state as an external reviewer)

University of Southern Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
Aboriginal community representative
2010 - present
Reviewing research ethics applications

Industry affiliations
Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Currently teaching courses/programs
NUR1201_2019_2: The Patient Experience: Partnering in Care Profile
NUR1202_2019_2: Professional Identity Profile
NUR1299_2019_2: Foundations of Nursing Practice
ANP5001_2019_1: Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice Profile
ANP5002_2019_1: Immunisation Nursing Profile
HSC8060_2019_1: Research Project Design Profile
HSC8070_2019_1: Health Masters Project A Profile
HSC8080_2019_1: Health Masters Project B Profile
NUR3030_2019_1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Profile
NUR8550_2019_1: Professional Studies 1 Profile
NUR2300_2018_3: Evidence Based Nursing Practice Profile
HEA8302_2018_2: Culture as a Determinant of Health Profile
HSC8060_2018_2: Research Project Design Profile
HSC8080_2018_2: Health Masters Project B Profile
NUR1299_2018_2: Foundations of Nursing Practice Profile
NUR2300_2018_2: Evidence Based Nursing Practice Profile
NUR3030_2018_2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Profile
NUR8550_2018_2: Professional Studies 1 Profile
ANP5001_2018_1: Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice Profile
ANP5002_2018_1: Immunisation Nursing Profile
HSC8080_2018_1: Health Masters Project B Profile
NUR3030_2018_1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
NUR2199_2017_3: Clinical AA Situated Practice
NUR2300_2017_3: Evidence Based Nursing Practice
NUR3030_2017_3: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
NUR3499_2017_3: Clinical E: The Beginning Practitioner
HEA8302_2017_2: Culture as a Determinant of Health
NUR2300_2017_2: Evidence Based Nursing Practice
NUR3030_2017_2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
NUR2300_2017_1: Evidence Based Nursing Practice
NUR3030_2016_3: Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care
NUR3030_2016_2: Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care
NUR1140_2016_1: Responsible Nursing Practice
NUR3030_2015_3: Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care
NUR3099_2015_3: Clinical D: Nursing for Communities
NUR3030_2015_2: Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care
NUR3099_2015_2: Clinical D: Nursing for Communities
NUR8550_2015_2: Professional Studies 1
NUR1140_2015_1: Responsible Nursing Practice
IMH5003_2016_2: Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies in Indigenous Mental Health
IMH5003_2015_2: Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies in Indigenous Mental Health
NUR3030_2014_3: Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care
BNUR 2014: BNUR Community Site
IMH5003_2014_2: Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies in Indigenous Mental Health
NUR3030_2014_2: Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care
oldBNUR: oldBNUR
NUR1140_2014_1: Responsible Nursing Practice
NUR2300_2014_1: Research Methods for Nursing

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
8 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
8 Years

Administrative responsibilities
College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research

Research most recent
1. Ward, R., Fredericks, B. & Best, O. (2018) Community controlled health services: What they are and how they work. 2nd Ed. Cited in Best, O and Fredericks, B. (Eds) (2018). ‘Yatdjuligin’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care. Cambridge University Press.

2. Ward, R. (2018). Cultural understandings of Aboriginal suicide from a social and emotional wellbeing perspective. 2nd Ed. Cited in Best, O and Fredericks, B. (Eds) (2018). ‘Yatdjuligin’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care. Cambridge University Press.

3. Fredericks, B. and Ward, R. (2018). Researching with us, our way. 2nd Ed. Cited in Best, O and Fredericks, B. (Eds) (2018). ‘Yatdjuligin’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care. Cambridge University Press.


Research most notable
1. Ward, R. (2015). Health and Wellbeing. Cited in Price, K. (2015). Knowledge of Life Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. Cambridge University Press.

2. Fredericks, B. and Ward, R. (2014). Researching with us, our way. Cited in Best, O and Fredericks, B. (2014). ‘Yatdjuligin’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care. Cambridge University Press.

3. Ward, R., Fredericks, B. Best, O and (2014) Community controlled health services: What they are and how they work. Cited in Best, O and Fredericks, B. (2014). ‘Yatdjuligin’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care. Cambridge University Press.

4. Ward, R. (2013). Spirits of the South. Goondir Health Services. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland.

5. Ward, R. (2013). Suicide and Indigenous Australia: An Aboriginal researcher’s perspective. Cited in Hampton, R and Toombs, M. (2013). Indigenous Australians and Health: wombat in the room.

7. Ward, R. (2011). Cross cultural collaborations. Nursing Review

8. Ward, R and Gorman, D. (2010). Racism, Discrimination and Health Services to Aboriginal people in South West Queensland. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. Vol. 34 No. 6.

9. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland. (2010). Building Bridges: Phase 2 the next step. Department of Health & Ageing, National Suicide Prevention Program. http://www.acrrmh.com.au/assets/Uploads/BB2-Workshop-PreReading.pdf

10. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland. (2010). Pathways to Resilience: Final Report. Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities Suicide Prevention Initiative. Department of Health & Ageing, National Suicide Prevention Program.


Publications in ePrints

Ward, Raelene Marie (2019) Suicide prevention: exploring Aboriginal understandings of suicides from a social and emotional wellbeing framework. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Trimmer, Karen and Ward, Raelene and Wondunna-Foley, Linda (2018) Retention of Indigenous pre-service teachers enrolled in an Australian regional university. Teaching and Teacher Education, 76 (Special Issue). pp. 58-67. ISSN 0742-051X

Ward, Raelene and Fredericks, Bronwyn and Best, Odette (2014) Community controlled health services: what they are and how they work. In: Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care. Cambridge University Press, Australia, pp. 87-100. ISBN 9781107625303

Ward, Raelene and Gorman, Don (2010) Racism, discrimination and health services to aboriginal people in South West Queensland. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 34 (6). pp. 3-5. ISSN 1037-3403

Ward, Raelene (2009) Building bridges: learning from the experts: building bridges to implement successful life promotion and suicide prevention expertise across Aboriginal communities. Project Report. Australian Department of Health , Cairns, Australia. [Report]

View full listing in ePrints

Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Primary Health Care ( 111717 )
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ( 111701 )
  • Health and Community Services ( 111708 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) ( 111002 )


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