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

Selected publications

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Research projects