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Dr Aletha Ward

Dr Aletha Ward
Name Aletha Ward
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, non-communicable disease prevention and health equity, Aletha is an experienced Registered Nurse with over 17 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 )
  • Epidemiology ( 420200 )

Research interests
Public health, food security, climate change, obesity, socio-cultural determinants of health.

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

Currently teaching courses/programs
NUR1120
NUR1102

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years



Publications in ePrints

Ward, Aletha Elizabeth (2019) An exploration of the social inequities underpinning nutritional intake in high risk communities. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Approved 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 )
  • Epidemiology ( 420200 )