Dr Lorna Moxham is Professor of Mental Health Nursing in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, faculty of Science, Medicine and Health. Lorna has experience as Head of School, Dean of Graduate Research and has held numerous senior governance roles in university’s such as Chair: Research Committee of Academic Board and Chair: University Human Research Ethics Committee.
Initially qualified as a psychiatric nurse at Rozelle Hospital in Sydney, Lorna continued her passion for lifelong learning graduating from UWS with a Diploma of Applied Science and Bachelor of Health Science. She then graduated from UNSW with a Master of Education. Additionally, Lorna has a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety and also in Quality Management and a PhD.
Lorna has held numerous university and community appointments including four at ministerial level: These include Chair: Central Queensland Health Community Council, Mental Health Review Tribunal, Regional Planning Advisory Committee and the QLD Priority Housing Committee. Additionally, Lorna was a Board Director for Central Queensland Mercy Health and Aged Care and the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and a member of the Executive for the Australian and New Zealand Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery.
Passionate about health care and its valuable contribution to the wellbeing of our society, Lorna’s specific area of expertise rests within mental health nursing. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and also the Australian College of Nursing.