Our team and publications

The QPS team is led by Director Professor Maxine Duke. We are working hard to advance our understanding of health and wellbeing, in order to improve patient safety and health care outcomes.


Director and Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery
Prof. Maxine Duke

Deputy Director and Chair in Nursing, Monash Health
Prof. Alison Hutchinson


Chair in Nursing, Eastern Health
Professor Julie Considine
Associate Head Of School, Research
Chair in Nursing, Alfred Health
Professor Tracey Bucknall
Associate Dean, Research
Professor Trish Livingston
Research Professor
Professor Elizabeth Manias
Chair in Nursing, Epworth HealthCare
Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti (AM)
Chair in Nursing, Barwon Health
Professor Trisha Dunning
Professor Andrea Driscoll
Professor Judy Currey
Chair in Nursing, Western Health
Professor Bodil Rasmussen
Associate Professor, Epworth HealthCare
Associate Professor Ana Hutchinson
Associate Professor, Monash Health
Associate Professor Bernice Redley
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Catherine Nagle
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Nikki Phillips
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Helen Forbes
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Debra Kerr
Senior Lecturer
Dr Lauren Mc Tier
Senior Lecturer
Associate Professor Pat Nicholson
Senior Lecturer
Dr Melissa Bloomer
Dr Stephane Bouchoucha
Dr Emily Tomlinson
Dr Grainne Lowe
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Anna Ugalde
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Maryann Street
Research Fellow
Dr Helen Rawson
Research Fellow
Dr Lisa Kuhn
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Rochelle Wynne
Research Fellow
Dr Philip Russo
Dr Pauline Wong

Affiliate members

Senior Research Fellow - Biostatistic
Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi
PVC's Office - Health
Deakin University

Administration team

Communications Consultant
Amanda Tattam