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Moxham, Lorna J. Professor

Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Challenge Leader: Living Well Longer- UOW Global Challenges Program

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Nursing
  • Challenge Leader: Living Well Longer - UOW Global Challenges Program

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Lorna Moxham is a Professor of Mental Health Nursing and the Global Challenges Program leader for Living Well, Longer. Lorna is very passionate about mental health, and holds research expertise related to nursing education, mental health stigma and qualitative research methodologies. 

    Lorna is also the co-founder of Recovery Camp, an award winning initiative that provides both training opportunities for future health professionals and recovery-oriented care for people who are living with mental illness. The aim of Recovery Camp’s research outputs is to enrich student learning experiences, whilst providing meaningful outcomes for people who are living with mental illness.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • The Mental Health Practice Standards for nurses in Australian General Practice support the delivery of stepped mental health care by nurses working in general practice and other primary care settings. The Standards provide an important framework for general practice nurses to self-assess their professional development needs to ensure that consumer mental health needs are met. Further, the Standards provide an evidenced base framework enabling the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses to develop CPD eLearning modules for primary care nurses. Each module empowers these nurses to develop knowledge, skills and confidence about mental health and incorporate these into their day-to-day practice.<br /><p>The program includes 6 x 1 hour modules, which general practice nurses can complete in single or multiple sessions. Modules include:</p><p><strong>Module 1:</strong> About mental health</p><p><strong>Module 2:</strong> About mental illness and ways to engage</p><p><strong>Module 3:</strong> Therapeutic approaches for everyday practice</p><p><strong>Module 4:</strong> Mental health assessment, risk assessment and (care) planning <em><br /></em></p><p><strong>Module 5:</strong> Referral, documentation and care coordination<strong><br /></strong></p><p><strong>Module 6: </strong>Knowledge to Practice (This new module uses practice-based examples to explore and expand on strategies described in <strong>Modules 1 to 5</strong>)</p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Mental Health Education
    Mental Illness / Mental Health
    Nursing Workforce Development
    Nursing Education

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Early career registered nurses: How and why do they stay? Exploring their disorienting dilemmas
    Doctor of Philosophy A Phenomenological Examination of the Experiences of People Living with Mental Illness Whilst Participating in Therapeutic Recreation Picton, Caroline
    Doctor of Philosophy Collaborating With Consumers, Carers and Clinicians to Identify Categories of Mental Health Risk Assessment. Aquin, Edward

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Organizer Of Event


Professional Service Activities


Outreach And Community Service Activities


Education And Training


Awards And Honors


Scopus Id


  • " title="Scopus ID Link" target="_blank">6507488079

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Lorna Moxham is a Professor of Mental Health Nursing and the Global Challenges Program leader for Living Well, Longer. Lorna is very passionate about mental health, and holds research expertise related to nursing education, mental health stigma and qualitative research methodologies. 

    Lorna is also the co-founder of Recovery Camp, an award winning initiative that provides both training opportunities for future health professionals and recovery-oriented care for people who are living with mental illness. The aim of Recovery Camp’s research outputs is to enrich student learning experiences, whilst providing meaningful outcomes for people who are living with mental illness.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • The Mental Health Practice Standards for nurses in Australian General Practice support the delivery of stepped mental health care by nurses working in general practice and other primary care settings. The Standards provide an important framework for general practice nurses to self-assess their professional development needs to ensure that consumer mental health needs are met. Further, the Standards provide an evidenced base framework enabling the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses to develop CPD eLearning modules for primary care nurses. Each module empowers these nurses to develop knowledge, skills and confidence about mental health and incorporate these into their day-to-day practice.<br /><p>The program includes 6 x 1 hour modules, which general practice nurses can complete in single or multiple sessions. Modules include:</p><p><strong>Module 1:</strong> About mental health</p><p><strong>Module 2:</strong> About mental illness and ways to engage</p><p><strong>Module 3:</strong> Therapeutic approaches for everyday practice</p><p><strong>Module 4:</strong> Mental health assessment, risk assessment and (care) planning <em><br /></em></p><p><strong>Module 5:</strong> Referral, documentation and care coordination<strong><br /></strong></p><p><strong>Module 6: </strong>Knowledge to Practice (This new module uses practice-based examples to explore and expand on strategies described in <strong>Modules 1 to 5</strong>)</p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Mental Health Education
    Mental Illness / Mental Health
    Nursing Workforce Development
    Nursing Education

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Early career registered nurses: How and why do they stay? Exploring their disorienting dilemmas
    Doctor of Philosophy A Phenomenological Examination of the Experiences of People Living with Mental Illness Whilst Participating in Therapeutic Recreation Picton, Caroline
    Doctor of Philosophy Collaborating With Consumers, Carers and Clinicians to Identify Categories of Mental Health Risk Assessment. Aquin, Edward

Reviewer Of


Organizer Of Event


Professional Service Activities


Outreach And Community Service Activities


Education And Training


Awards And Honors


Scopus Id


  • " title="Scopus ID Link" target="_blank">6507488079
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