Susan is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
NP2201: Professional Nursing Practice 2 - Unit Coordinator.
2012 - 2016: Lecturer, Western Sydney University
2007 - 2011: Lecturer, CQ University.
Australian College of Nursing.
Palliative Care Association.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Awards and Recognition
Royal College of Nursing Australia High Achiever Award 2006.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Local Research Award 2007.
Bundaberg Regional Council Award for Excellence in Research (2009 and 2010).
Research Areas and Interests
Palliative care, particularly psycho social and spirituality.
Lived experience of ill health.
Graduate Diploma in Couselling for Health and Social Care, The University of New England, 2015.
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education, Central Queensland University, 2012.
Doctor of Philosophy, Central Queensland University, 2010.
Bachelor of Health (Nursing) (Honours), Central Queensland University, 2005.
Recent Research Grants
Quality of end-of-life care in hospital: A multi-faceted study of end-of-life care and perceptions of bereaved family and clinical staff., Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,
2018 - 2019, $149,270.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Tranberg, R., Alexander, S., Hatcher, D., Mackey, S., Shahid, S., Holden, L., Kwok, C., (2016), Factors influencing cancer treatment decision-making by indigenous peoples: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 25(2), 131-141, DOI: 10.1002/pon.3900.
Alexander, S., (2013), Time to get serious about assessing – and managing – psychosocial issues associated with chronic wounds. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 7(1), 95-100, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ltd., DOI: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32835bf2a3.