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Dr Jane Currie
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships
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  • Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Committee, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council
  • Australian College of Nurse Practitioners member
  • Australian College of Nursing member
  • Australian Defence Force, Australian Army Reservists, Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Jane Currie is Associate Professor in Nursing at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Jane’s research focus is investigating and evaluating the impact of health services on access to health care, particularly for vulnerable populations. Jane recently relocated to Brisbane after 8 years as an academic at Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney. She joined Sydney Nursing School in 2012, after serving in the British Army and Australian Defence Force as a Nursing Officer. Jane’s military experiences  include operational tours of Iraq and Indonesia, serving in primary health care and emergency department settings. Jane continues to serve as an Army Reservists, her current posting is to the Directorate of Army Health, in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Jane’s clinical expertise as a nurse practitioner includes emergency care, primary care and most recently homeless health services.

Jane is currently leading a project with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney to develop a homeless health access to care tool, which identifies a person’s health care need and their ability to access health services. The tool is in its initial phases of validation and will soon be trialed in community homeless health services and emergency departments. Also with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Jane is leading a team focused on optimising the scope of practice of nurses caring for vulnerable populations. This project will culminate in the development of an educational and organisational framework that supports nurses to optimise their scope of practice and thereby maximise access to care for vulnerable populations. Further information is available here:


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Dr Jane Currie has expertise in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate acute care units of study, using a variety of delivery modes, including on-line technology and clinical simulation for large and small student groups (up to 200). Jane has received the following awards in recognition of teaching excellence:

2018 Citation Australian Award for University Teaching

2017 Nominated for Australian Award for University Teaching

2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Teaching, University of Sydney

2015 Teaching Innovation Award, University of Sydney

2011 Australia Day Medallion for outstanding contribution to clinical education

This information has been contributed by Dr Jane Currie.


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