Professor Debra Anderson

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Personal details


Breast Cancer, Chronic Disease, Cross-cultural women's health, Health Behaviour Programs, Indigenous Womens Wellness, International Health, Menopause, Nursing, Preventive Health, Womens Health



Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


PhD (University of Queensland), MNurse (Flinders University of SA), GDNursStuds (Armidale Coll. of Adv. Ed.), BA (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

Debra a Professor and Director of Research at the School of Nursing, QUT.
Debra also is a member of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.
Debra has nursing and educational qualifications and a PhD in Social and Preventive Medicine.
Professional memberships and associations
2009   Nurse Scholar, Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Human Resources for Heath, World Health Organisation Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
2007   Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award
2005   Invitational Research Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Faculty of Medicine, Tohoku University, Japan)
Current International/National Leadership Positions:

  • World Health Organisation Strategic Directions in Nursing and Midwifery 2010-15 Writing Group

  • International Journal of Nursing Scholarship (2008-current)

  • Editorial board Member

  • International Council of Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) (2010-current) Board Member

  • Phi, Delta Chapter, Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (2011-current) President

  • United Nations Advisory Council (Sigma Theta Tau International) Member and Chair: Organisations Working Group

  • Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences (sponsored by the Asian Research & Collaboration Center for Nursing & Cultural Studies) 2011-current nternational Editorial Advisory Board


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