is a Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
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
(National Tertiary Education Union)
Awards and Recognition
- 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
Rural health issues.
Post Graduate Cetificate in Clinical Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 1999.
Bachelor of Nursing, Northern Territory University, 1997.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
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.