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Mrs Doreen Collyer


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3469, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.446
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 3469  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.446  


Doreen is the Postgraduate Courses Coordinator and a Lecturer with the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Doreen specialises in neonatal and children and young people's nursing.

Current Teaching

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nursing


I am a Registered Nurse in both General  and Children’s specialities and currently hold registration in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. I also hold a Neonatal Nursing qualification. I have extensive experience in both Nursing, Lecturing and Management in Higher Education.

My senior clinical roles were as a Ward Manager of a large Children’s Medical Unit, High Dependency Unit and Neonatal ICU.

My previous lecturing role in the UK before migrating was firstly as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester and then as Deputy Head of Department for the Community and Child Health Department in the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Australian College of Children and Young People’s Nursing (ACCYPN)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Neonatal and Child Health
  • Reasonable adjustments in practice, neonatal trophic feeding methods and family centred care.  Preparation of children visiting an adult ICU and preparing siblings to visit a PICU.

Staff Qualifications

  • MA (Master of Arts), England, 2003 .
  • PGradDip (Post Graduate Diploma), England, 1999 .
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts), England, 1996 .
  • Dip (Diploma), England, 1994 .

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Fletcher, A., Watson, J., Wenden, L., Krawiec, J., Boston, J., Shibish, L., Mawson, P., Govus, A., Midgley, D., Li, S., Reid, D., Liddiard, K., Cercarelli, L., Ellis, S., Laforgia, J., Long, K., Pedrini, S., Buhlmann, M., McCarthy, K., Fernando, B., Davison, C., Coughran, J., McAllister, M., Lawrence, S., Grobbelaar, M., Ruscoe, A., Meldrum, S., Grapes, B., McDavitt, K., Alexander, R., Rosser, J., Pearce, G., Cramer, J., Williams, R., Collyer, D., O'Gorman, B., Pujol Company, M., Caulfield, C., Hoult, L., Lombardi, K., Ross, N., Carolan, C., Apopei, B., Symonds, P., Langdon, C., Tarquinio, F., (2014), Control record to add missing researchers into RAS. xxx, 11-123, xxx.
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