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Dr Leonie Cox

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing

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Name
Dr Leonie Cox
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
Discipline *
Anthropology, Nursing
Phone
+61 7 3138 3877
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Social Anthropology) (University of Sydney), Graduate Certificate Education [Higher Education] (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Arts (Hons 1) Social Anthropology (University of Sydney), MENTAL HEALTH NURSE REGISTERED (Other)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Cultural Safety, Mental health, Ethnography, Existential Psychiatry, Health And History, Indigenous Health And Well-Being, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges in Higher Education, Phenomenology, Social, Political & Cultural Health Determinants, Suicide

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

Biography

Leonie is a social anthropologist with extensive experience in teaching,  research and supervision on cross cultural issues and their impact on health and health service provision. Leonie is also a mental health nurse with over two decades clinical experience in acute psychiatry and in the alcohol and other drugs field. In terms of teaching Leonie has a special interest in the philosophy and practice of cultural safety as it applies to nursing in the Australian context and she coordinates, designs and  teaches a major unit focusing on this area. Research interests and approaches Leonie’s   phenomenological  ethnography explores:

  •     historical issues and health
  •     a critique of individualism
  •     the medicalisation and criminalisation of difference and poverty
  •     suicide
  •     studies of knowledge, power, class and racism
  •     social, political and cultural determinants of health
  •     the interface between individuals, communities and government institutions
  •     community driven research and community research priorities
  •     constructivist pedagogy
  •     Indigenous retention and participation in higher education
This information has been contributed by Dr Leonie Cox.

Teaching

Teaching and learning areas

  • health, culture and diversity
  • cultural safety
  • Indigenous health and social and emotional well-being
  • psychiatry and mental health nursing
  • sociology/anthropology and nursing

Current Coordination

Current teaching and curriculum design School of Nursing and Faculty of Health

  • Lectures, online modules and tutorials NSB102 Professional Practice and Cultural Safety
  • Lectures, online modules and tutorials NSB204 Mental Health Self and Others
  •  Tutorials  NSB202 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Well-Being
  • Lectures Masters of Psychology PYN030/PYN603: cultural safety and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional well being: Australian history and society, social and emotional well-being and mental health
  • Workshop lecture series Clinical Sciences, Bachelor of Laboratory Science LQB833: Cultural safety and intercultural communication
  • Lecture/workshop Masters of Public Health PUN632 : Cultural safety in health management
  • Lecture Bachelor of Social Work SWH202: Cultural safety and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional well being
This information has been contributed by Dr Leonie Cox.

Experience

QUT Research Projects

  • 2013 ongoing Cultural Safety in Consumer and Carer led mental health research
  • 2012-ongoing: ‘Learning, teaching and practising social equity’, to the Innovation & Development Program, 2012, Competitive Grant
  • 2011-ongoing: Recruitment and retention of Indigenous nursing students at QUT (Funded by OCNO)
  • 2009 – 2011: Promoting resilience and effective workplace functioning in international students enrolled in health courses, ALTC Competitive Grant
  • 2009: From theory to practice: Cultural Safety (funded T and L Project)
  • 2007-ongoing: consultant on an Indigenous social and emotional well-being project with the Mater CYMHS “Bringing up children Gran’s Way” (AIATSIS Funding)
  • 2010: member of a Queensland Health Community of Practice (COP) on cultural issues in nurse education and a related Queensland Health’s Steering Committee Implementing the Cross Cultural Learning and Development Strategy.
  • work with the Rotary Indigenous Mental Heath Forum Planning Committee and a resulting in a community forum with the Inala Elders on mental health issues which is being carried forward by an Indigenous colleague.
This information has been contributed by Dr Leonie Cox.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
Workshop co-faclitator on national roadshow for Nursing and Midwifery National Health Curriculum Framework
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award for curriculum innovation and development
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2016
Details
Invited to national roundtables and appointed to select national working group to produce the Nursing and Midwifery National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award for innovation of cultural safety in biomedical sciences
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2015
Details
Invited to attend national symposium HAVING THE HARD CONVERSATIONS Good practice in working with resistance to Indigenous health and cultural safety
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2013
Details
Visiting Research Fellow July-December 2013 working with mental health consumers' advisory group [SUGAR] and teaching cultural safety
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2011
Details
Invited to national meeting on teaching mental health nursing in undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing curricula
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2010
Details
Invited to a National Teaching Mental Health Workshop in Melbourne June 2010
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2009
Details
Consultant to Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Services: Indigenous Program for the Indigenous driven project Bringing Up Children Gran's Way. The project produced a community resource for Elders, has a publication under review and is seeking further funding to extend the project. I have consulted for the project from 2006 to the present time 2010.
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2009
Details
Appointed to the Queensland Health Multicultural Services Steering Committee for Implementing the Cross Cultural Learning and Development Strategy

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • An Ethnographic Exploration of the Care of Mental Health Service Users in an Intensive Care Unit
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Carol Windsor
  • Consumer engagement in developing and running a specialist mental health service for adolescents
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Christine Palmer
  • Quality Assurance of the Teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History, Health, Wellness and Culture in Queensland Bachelor of Nursing Programs
    Masters, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Odette Best, Associate Professor Mark Brough
  • What is the workplace experience of LGBTIQ paramedics in Australian Ambulance Service?
    Masters, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Vivienne Tippett
  • Health professionals' perspectives of and ways of working with urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing food insecurity
    Masters, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Danielle Gallegos
  • What is the lived experience of food insecurity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in an urban location?
    Masters, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Danielle Gallegos
  • Impact of trauma on early childhood brain development of Maori and Pacific Island children living in Queensland: socio, environmental and cultural determinants
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Carol Windsor

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)