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Davidson, Patricia

Vice-Chancellor and President

Overview


Professor Davidson has been a registered nurse for four decades, and has clinical, teaching, and practice expertise in cardiovascular science and the care of at risk populations, particularly those with chronic and complex conditions. Prior to joining the University of Wollongong she was Dean and Professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Professor Davidson is strongly involved in doctoral education and strongly committed to mentorship of new investigators. She is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and workforce development and interdisciplinary practice. To promote these values, Professor Davidson currently serves as the Secretary General of the Secretariat of the World Health Organizations Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery, and Counsel General of the International Council on Women's Health Issues. Professor Davidson is a past Board Member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. She also serves on the Board of Health Care Services for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Research Overview


  • Throughout her career, Professor Davidson has been devoted to mentoring the next generation of health professionals and scientists. She has mentored 50 pre-doctoral and 15 post-doctoral trainees. Professor Davidson has also been actively involved in mentorship of early career researchers and nurse scientists. In 2016, she was the first nurse to receive the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, the most prestigious research mentorship award in Australia. Professor Davidson has over 600 publications in Scopus. Her H -Index is 50 (Scopus) and 75 in Google Scholar and i-10 Index is 446 and she has published 32 book chapters. Over her career, she has received funding as principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the National Health &; Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council.

Selected Publications