Patricia M. Davidson

Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Patricia M. Davidson holds both B.A. and Ph.D. degrees. She is the Director of the Cardiovascular and Chronic Care Centre in the Office of Research and Development at Curtin University of Technology based at Curtin Sydney. Her clinical and research specialty focuses on chronic cardiovascular disease, focussing on heart failure, women’s health, indigenous health, and models of care development. She has played an active role in developing and evaluating nurse-coordinated models of heart failure care. Dr. Davidson is the President of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues and a Secretary of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing. She is a Member of the Cardiovascular Nurses Working Group of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and also the President of the Australasian Cardiovascular Nurses College. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia and an Editor of Collegian. Her research and clinical interest focus on cross-sector collaboration and interdisciplinary models of care. Dr. Davidson has been successful in receiving national, competitive funding including the National Health and Medical Research Council, the National Heart Foundation, and the Australian Research Council. She is a Cochair of the NSW Health Clinical Expert Reference Group for Cardiovascular Disease. Her current research activities include models of doctoral education, development and evaluation of guidelines for palliative care of patients with heart failure, indigenous health, novel models of care in heart failure management, perspectives of cultural diversity in heart disease, prevention and management and women with cardiovascular disease, and the role of carers in managing chronic cardiovascular disease.

Biography Updated on 30 January 2012

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