I am a Registered nurse, midwife and mental health nurse.My clinical experience before starting at James Cook University includes private and public settings (in rural, remote and urban centres) including crisis, community and emergency health services.

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, Director of Undergraduate Studies and deputy Head of School. In 2014 I moved to Canada to work at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing.  I have an adjunct appointment with JCU.

In 2012 I completed a PhD investigating the effects of a healthy lifestyle program on weight gain for people with 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 and womens health.  My current funed reserach projects include investigating the experience of interprofessional simulation, who cares? palliative care and chronic persistent mental illness and integrated therapies use in Intensive care units.  Please contact me if you are interested in collaboratve work in these area's. 

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 39+ research outputs authored by Dr Tanya Park from 2006 onwards.


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  • An Exploration of the Role of Community and Recreational Activities on Mental Health to Frame a Model of Connectedness and Social Resilience in Tasmania (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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