About

Nathan Dawes BOccThy, MPH, FHEA is an occupational therapist and public health Academic within the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University. As a clinician, he has professional experience in aged care, mental health, and occupational rehabilitation across the public and private health care sectors. He currently teaches into a range of public health subjects including Health and Health Care in Australia (HS1401) and Health Promotion for Health Professionals (HS2403) and is Course Coordinator for the Master of Public Health (JCU).

Nathan is an emerging researcher in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). Within this area, he focuses on the intersection of leadership, workforce development and health service delivery in aged care and post-disaster settings. In 2019, Nathan commenced a PhD exploring the role of leadership to influencing the quality of aged care.

Within JCU, Nathan serves as member to Academic Board and the Gender Equity Action Research (GEAR) Team. Nathan also represents the discipline on the Early Career and Postgraduate Students Sub-Committee of CAPHIA (Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia) and is Chair- elect to the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE) - Practitioner and Industry Engagement Committee.

Teaching
  • HS1401: Health and Health Care in Australia (Level 1; TSV)
  • HS2403: Health Promotion for Health Professionals (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC2208: Pharmaceutical Public Health and Primary Healthcare for Pharmacists (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Leadership for aged care quality and safety
  • Post-disaster mental health care
  • Health workforce development
Teaching
  • Public health leadership and management
  • Health policy
  • Health systems
Honours
Awards
  • 2021 - Division Tropical Health and Medicine - My Research Rules - Winner
  • 2020 - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, James Cook University (JCU)
  • 2020 - Mary Harris Bursary, Society for Health Administration Programs in Education
  • 2019 - Laura Bassi Scholarship, Editorial Press
  • 2018 - Master of Public Health (MPH) - with Distinction
Fellowships
  • 2021 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA)
Memberships
  • 2022 - Occupational Therapy Australia
  • 2020 - Public Health Association of Australia
  • 2010 - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Publications

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  • 41.114, Public and Indigenous Health (Townsville campus)
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