Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor Sharon Brownie - Bathurst

25th Jul 2018

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health in collaboration with the Acting Dean Research, Faculty of Science, warmly welcomes staff to attend the following presentation from visiting scholar Professor Sharon Brownie:

Post-graduate education: A pathway to impactful international career opportunities and research collaborations.


Influencing nursing policy and practice in low and middle income countries

Professor Sharon Brownie

Sharon’s early career was in nursing and midwifery in New Zealand.  She is a CSU alumni and writes about the impact of studying at CSU as follows:

I first enrolled at CSU in the Masters in Health Service Management which strengthened my knowledge and developed competencies for executive roles and leadership roles in the New Zealand Health Sector and subsequent roles in Australia and abroad. Later as my career transitioned to national roles in New Zealand across employment, income support and economic development I returned to Charles Sturt University and enrolled in a doctoral program (Doctorate in Business Administration) with Michael O’Mullane as supervisor to undertake research studies in partnership-based public policy for local economic development.   This research was supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Maori Affairs (Te Puni Kokiri) while I was in the role General Manager of Regional Development and Coordination within New Zealand’s economic development agency – Industry New Zealand.   The doctoral programme at Charles Sturt University focused on regional economic development.  The programme provided a strong platform of relevance to my current role (Dean of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University – East Africa) in nursing/midwifery and health workforce capacity development; and, health systems strengthening in East Africa.

Sharon’s visit will provide the opportunity to:

Learn more about establishing strong international research collaborations and to explore potential international engagement between two universities, including options for Charles Sturt University researchers and academics and Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery to collaborate together in:

  • Faculty Development efforts and opportunities for higher degree supervision
  • Shared research
  • Faculty and or student visitation andshort exchange

Extend and expand your vision of nursing and explore how post-graduate education can build your ability to effect change and build capacity in a broad range of contexts including culturally diverse and LMIC (low and middle income contexts).

This event will be held on the Bathurst campus with VC, Skype and web browser capacity for remote guests.

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For further information please contact:

Rachel Rossiter

Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health

Faculty of Science - CSU

Tel: +61 2 6365 7245

M: +61 457 167 419