Professor Cobie Rudd
BHSc(N), MPH, PhD
Professor Cobie Rudd is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Advancement) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) and was one of five National Teaching Fellows appointed by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching in 2011. This National Teaching Fellowship, now just concluded, focussed on Enhancing uptake of learning through simulation in health on a national scale. She also holds the appointment of Chair in Mental Health for ECU and leads a major research project within ECU’s Collaborative Research Network program that concentrates on developing evidence-based models of health care and the subsequent educational approaches required. Previously she was Associate Dean (Health) in the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science and prior that, was Head of School, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine at ECU and established the ECU Health Simulation Centre in 2007.
Professor Rudd has also lived and worked in Queensland and Canberra in senior policy research and advisory roles for both state and commonwealth governments. She presently provides leadership for a number of region-wide, State and national education and clinical training projects aimed at addressing the challenges of providing a skilled, inter-professional and sustainable health workforce that is responsive to evolving community needs.
Professor Rudd holds the degrees of Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing from the University of New England - Northern Rivers, Master of Public Health from Queensland University of Technology, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, she is licensed to practise as a Registered Nurse and a Registered Nurse - Specialty Mental Health.
Professor Rudd served as a Director on the Board for the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare 2010-2012. She presently has a Government of Western Australia Cabinet-endorsed appointment to the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and was elected Chair of the Council’s Research and Evaluation Reference Group.
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