I am a Registered nurse, midwife and mental health nurse. I joined the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition in 2005 and have had the opportunity to teach with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have held a variety of teaching and administration roles in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition at JCU including Tutor, Subject Coordinator, Clinical Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies. I am currently the Deputy Head of School. My experience before starting at James Cook University in 2005 includes private and public settings (in rural, remote and urban centres) including crisis, community and emergency mental health services.

I recently completed a quantitative PhD investigating the effects of a healthy lifestyle program on weight gain for people with serious mental illness. This study has resulted in two additional qualitative studies investigating the experience of weight gain from the perspective of the person and the family.

My research and teaching interests reflect my clinical background of mental health nursing and issues affecting the mentally ill and in particular the physical health of people with a mental illness.   I am currently working with Professor Kim Usher & Mr Scott Trueman in the delivery of a mental health up skilling program for nurses and community health workers in the Pacific region, this program has been funded by an AusAID Australian Leadership Award scholarship.


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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 36+ research outputs authored by Dr Tanya Park from 2006 onwards.


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