IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Chronic conditions and lifestyle

Research focus

  • Primary health care nursing workforce
  • Lifestyle, prevention and management of chronic conditions
  • Mixed methods research

Research projects

Publications and funding


  • Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care NSW Representative
  • Fellow, Australian College of Nursing
  • Xi Omicron Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Member, Editorial Board, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association “Primary Times”
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Australian Primary Health Care

Other roles

  • Editor, Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research
  • Associate Editor, BMC Family Practice
  • NSW Representative, Association of Academic Primary Care

IHMRI research team

PhD candidates

Kaara Calma (co-supervised with Dr Susan McInnes) Understanding students' perceptions of careers in PHC
Catherine Stephen (co-supervised with Dr Susan McInnes) Impress: An RCT of a nurse-led hypertension intervention in Australian general practice
Sarah Smith Experiences of nurses in small rural hospitals
Grant Kinghorn Transitions to forensic mental health nursing
Sharon James (co-supervised with Dr Susan McInnes) How do registered nurses in Australian primary care deliver and perceive lifestyle risk communication

Masters students

Rebekah Carter Feed-forward: Using annotated exemplars to promote student engagement and satisfaction (FASTEN) project

Honours students

Sarah Remm The diagnosis of individuals with MND