Adjunct Professor Shelley Nowlan
Adjunct Professor Shelley Nowlan has held executive leadership roles within Queensland Health. While she is Queensland’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer she is currently acting as Assistant Deputy Director-General, Clinical Excellence Queensland. Professor Nowlan has earned a reputation in her 30 plus year career as a people orientated nurse leader who is experienced in clinical innovation, leading strategic planning, government policy and significant nursing workforce commissioning. Through the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer position, professorial roles and faculty membership Professor Nowlan’s strong advocacy for nursing and midwifery informs policy development at State and National level for clinical practice innovation, research, curricula and workforce development.
Professor Marion Eckert
Foundation Director, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (RBRC). The RBRC aims to strengthen the nursing & midwifery workforce across the health system through the support and development of evidence-based healthcare. Inaugural Professor of Cancer Nursing in SA, University of South Australia and Adjunct Professor Flinders University. Marion brings more than 30 years’ experience in health care, she does not have a traditional academic background, but one that has been embedded in direct health service delivery, strategy, implementation science and translational research. She has worked in various roles including executive positions in South Australia across, public, private and not for profit sector.
Academically: Completed a Master of Public Health, Doctorate of Nursing, Master of Clinical Science, Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Nursing University of Adelaide, executive leadership program from Melbourne Business School and both Diploma of Education and Training and Assessment. In 2020 she was a finalist in the SA Telstra Business Womens Awards and in 2015 was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship and Leslie Fleming Fellowship focused on supporting survivors of cancer. Now in partnership with almost 20 other Universities across Australia and New Zealand Marion is leading the establishment of the first Australasian Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Trials Network to build research capacity for nurses and midwives and conduct large scale research projects where multiple partners are required and address questions strategically aligned to health service problems and priorities.
Dr Amanda Ullman
Dr Amanda Ullman is the inaugural Professor and Chair in Paediatric Nursing, conjoint between the University of Queensland and Children's Health Queensland, and a 2021 Fulbright Future Scholar.
Amanda believes that children should be able to receive medical treatment in hospitals, without harm. Her research focusses on improving the most common invasive procedure in paediatrics - the insertion of an intravenous (IV) catheter. This research has changed practice, reducing infection and pain, and promoting efficient healthcare, for children internationally. This research program has received considerable investment by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (>$8M), highly-competitive awards, >100 research articles, two mHealth apps, and ranking as the top global expert in central venous catheters (ExpertScape, August, 2021).