Vanessa is a lecturer and course coordinator of the Graduate Certificate of Infection Control at James Cook University (JCU). Vanessa began her infection control career at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne and after five years moved to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.  After three years in the Kimberley, first as the Infection Control Nurse for Derby and Fitzroy Crossing hospitals and then moving into a regional role, Vanessa moved to Cairns as a Lecturer in the Discipline of Nursing. Midwifery and Nutrition.  Now a PhD candidate, Vanessa is exploring infection control at Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Solomon Islands using a Participatory Action Research approach.

Vanessa's other interests include disaster preparedness and resilience, rural and remote healthcare and critical care nursing.

  • HS5555: Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings (Level 5; TSV)
  • NS2771: The Professional Role (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • NS3226: Capstone - Clinical Nursing Practice 6 (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • NS3227: Capstone - Clinical Nursing Practice 6 (Mental Health) (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • NS3360: Clinical Nursing Practice 5 (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • NS3361: Clinical Nursing Practice 5 (Mental Health) (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • NS3362: Clinical Nursing Practice 5 (Midwifery) (Level 3; TSV)
  • Infection prevention and control Disaster preparedness and resilience Rural and remote health
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