Dr Tracey Ahern is a Registered Nurse who holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science (Honours Class 1), and a PhD (Nursing).  Dr  Ahern is also a Registered Teacher with a Bachelor of Education and experience as a Senior Secondary School Teacher.  She joins JCU in 2017 as a Lecturer, enjoying combining her skills in education and nursing.  Having recently completed her Doctorate, exploring the role of the Breast Care Nurse in Australia, she also has a keen interest in developing her research portfolio.  Dr Ahern's research interests include; models of nursing care, telehealth in nursing and supportive care for people with cancer living in rural and remote areas.

  • NS3226: Capstone - Clinical Nursing Practice 6 (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • NS3320: Community Approaches to Care (Level 3; TSV)
  • NS3350: Health and Illness in the Older Adult (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • 2017 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition) (Townsville)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Teacher (Casual), James Cook University (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition) (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Registered Nurse (Casual), Ayr Medical Group (Ayr)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Registered Nurse, Ayr Medical Group (Ayr)
  • 2009 - Research Assistant (Casual), James Cook University (Tropical Health Research Unit) (Townsville)
  • 2005 to 2007 - Assistant Nurse (Casual), Mater Hospital (Townsville)
  • 1992 to 2004 - Secondary Teacher, Ayr State High School (Ayr)
  • 1990 to 1991 - Secondary Teacher, Innisfail State High School (Innisfail)
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  • 2009 - Best Presentation by a Registered Nurse (International Nurses Day Conference - Townsville Hospital)
  • 2014 - Cancer Council Queensland Travel Grant (Cancer Council Queensland)
  • 2014 - Faculty Research Student Support Scheme Grant (Australian Catholic University)
  • 2012 to 2014 - APA Scholarship (Australian Catholic University)
  • 2013 - Faculty Research Student Support Scheme Grant (Australian Catholic University)
  • 2009 - Honours Scholarship (James Cook University)
  • 2009 - Academic Medal (Bachelor Honours) (James Cook University)
  • 2008 - North Queensland Nurse of the Year (Cancer Council Queensland)
  • 2005 - Alf Kretschmar Award (Cancer Council Queensland)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Learning and Teaching Grant (James Cook University)

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