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Ms Barbara Loessl

Barbara is a Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • NSC2203
  • NSC3103
  • NPP2201
  • NCS1202


  • 1997-2001: RN, Acting Staff Development and Tutor at RPH (Spinal Unit, trauma ward) and ECU
  • 2001-2009: Research Assistant, Study Nurse, Research Associate at University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany (Psychiatry and Cancer Center), free-lance lecturer
  • 2009-2010: Research Assistant and Tutor UWA (School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences)
  • 2010-2011: Mental Health Team Leader at the Perth Immigration Detention Centre

Professional Associations

  • NTEU (National Tertiary Education Union)

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 - VC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning


  • 2006 - Poster prize, 15th congress of the ESRS, Innsbruck, Austria

Research Areas and Interests

  • Legal drug addiction therapy, mental health, sleep and memory, teaching
  • Smoking cessation
  • Rural health issues.


  • GradCert (Graduate Certificate), Edith Cowan University, 1999.
  • B (Bachelor Degree), Northern Territory University, 1997.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Ewens, B., Geale, S., Vafeas, C., Foxall, F., Loessl, B., Smyth, A., McCafferty, C., (2016), Humanising the curriculum: The role of a Virtual World. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(12), 80-88, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n12p80.
  • Jaehne, A., Loessl, B., Frick, K., Berner, M., Hulse, G., Balmford, J., (2012), The Efficacy of Stepped Care Models Involving Psychosocial Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders and Nicotine Dependence: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 5(1), 41-51.
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