Helena is a registered nurse with a background in clinical, education, research and leadership and management developed through 32 years of experience in health care both nationally and internationally. With a desire to improve the learning and development of others, Helena has a keen interest in tertiary education and designing and delivering unique, high-quality educational experiences that promote optimal performance, make a difference for staff, students and community, and contribute to safe, high-quality healthcare in the future.


  • Professional identify, performance and education
  • Practice readiness and transition
  • Leadership and management
  • Curriculum development
  • Education, blended learning and delivery, evaluation
  • Qualitative research
  • Practice readiness and transition
  • Leadership and management
  • Education, learning and development
  • Professional issues, practice and development
  • Qualitative research
  • 2023 to present - Adjunct Associate Professor, Nursing and Midwifery (James Cook University)
  • 2020 to present - Adjunct Senior Lecturer, La Trobe Rural Health School (La Trobe University)
  • 2020 to present - Honorary Lecturer International, Institute of Health Sciences (Sri Lanka)
  • 2021 to 2023 - Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery (James Cook University)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery, (James Cook University)
  • 2018 to 2020 - Senior Lecturer, College of Health Care Sciences (James Cook University)
  • 2019 - Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery, (James Cook University)
  • 2009 to 2019 - Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery, (James Cook University)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Lecturer, EWHA University | University of Health Sciences (Seoul Korea | Phnom Pen Cambodia)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Professional officer, Nurses and Midwives Board (New South Wales)
  • 2009 - Teacher, Tropical North Queensland Institute of Tafe (TAFE, Cairns)
  • 2007 to 2009 - Project Officer: Nursing Patient Flow – the NUM Project, Nursing and Midwifery Office (NSW Health, NSW)
  • 2001 to 2009 - Nurse Educator, Northern Beaches Health Service | Organisational Education and Learning (Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, NSW)
  • 2000 to 2003 - Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing (University of Sydney, NSW)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 13+ research outputs authored by Dr Helena Harrison from 2016 onwards.


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  • Online Postgraduate Nursing Programs in Australia - Impact on Professional Practice (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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