Dawn Sylvia Freshwater#


Dawn Sylvia Freshwater
Membership Number:5370
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Elected:2020
Homepage: http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/healthcare



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007- current Professor of Mental Health, Faculty Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2018 - 2020 Vice-Chair Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
  • 2020 - 2022 Chair Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
  • 2019 - 2020 Chair and Vice-Chair Matariki Network of Universities
  • 2019 - current Director Research Australia
  • 2020 - 2022 Executive Committee Universitas 21 (U21)
  • 2018 - 2021 Women in Health Science Committee Member (WiHS) NHMRC
  • 2020 - 2023 Clinical Professor of Mental Health, University of Western Australia
  • 2011 - 2014 Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2007 - 2011 Head of School Healthcare, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2000 - 2007 Professor of Mental Health, Bournemouth University, UK
  • 1998 - 2000 Senior Lecturer, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 1997 - 1998 Senior Research Fellow, DeMontfort University, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nursing research
  • Mental health
  • Research methodology
  • Prisoner health
  • Suicide and self harm
  • Psychological therapies
  • Nursing leadership
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Reflexivity
  • Evidence based practice

Honours and Awards
  • FRCN: October (2002) Awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing for outstanding contribution to nursing through research, reflective practice and practice development.
  • Chief Executive Women (2018) Nominated for contribution to women and leadership and elected a member.
  • Women of Achievement: Nominee (2008) Nominated for contribution to advancing inclusive leadership in Higher Education
  • IRRP Panel Chair Research Assessment and Impact Case Measurement (2016-2018) (Ireland)
  • WUN Chair Global Challenges Steering Group (Public Health and Understanding Cultures) (2015-2017)
  • British Council Asian Higher Education Dialogue's Chair (2012-2013)
  • Invited lead for Asia Dialogue Hong Kong (British Council) on Inclusive Leadership (Feb 2014)
  • Awarded International Research Scholarship (2012) Curtin University, Western Australia $4,500
  • Awarded WUN RMP (2012-13) Self management in Chronic Disease with UWA, Perth Australia Travel Award £3,500
  • Awarded WUN RMP (2012-13) Rehabilitating the Emotions into Health Research with University of Alberta, Canada Travel Award £2,500

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