Susan is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing
CLM6100: Clinical leadership and management.
NCS3203: Law and ethics in health.
Lecturer at Western Sydney
Lecturer at CQUniversity
Australian College of
Palliative Care Association.
Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Awards and Recognition
College of Nursing Australia High Achiever Award 2006.
Brewed Drinks Local Research Award 2007.
Regional Council Award for Excellence in Research (2009 and 2010).
Research Areas and Interests
care, particularly psychosocial and spirituality.
experience of ill health.
Graduate Diploma in Couselling for Health and Social Care, The University of New England, 2015.
Doctor of Philosophy, Central Queensland University, 2010.
Bachelor of Health (Nursing), 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, $116,913.
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.