Dr Andrea McCloughen

PhD UWS, FACMHN MRCNA MSTT
Senior Lecturer

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 4085
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Biographical details

Andrea McCloughen joined Sydney Nursing School in February 2010 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow -- Mental Health Nursing, and became a Senior Lecturer -- Mental Health Nursing in February 2011. Prior to her appointments at Sydney Nursing School, Andrea worked for over 15 years in acute and rehabilitation inpatient mental health services. During that time she held various positions as a Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Project Officer. She also worked on a number of clinical research studies.

Research interests

Andrea's research interests include core aspects of mental health nursing practice, physical health needs of mental health consumers, and mental health consumer and carer expertise. Her doctoral study explored how Australian nurse leaders experienced and conceptualised mentorship for leadership.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching:

The core subject areas of specialist mental health nursing, with particular interest in the areas of:

  • therapeutic use of self and development of therapeutic relationships
  • mental health rehabilitation and recovery
  • mental health nursing clinical documentation and clinical handover
  • planning, implementation and evaluation of psychotherapeutic interventions
  • nursing management of nicotine-dependence in mental health consumers

Research

  • nursing mentorship and leadership
  • person-centred mental health nursing care
  • the physical health care needs of people experiencing mental illness
  • the integration of mental health nursing practice with consumer and carer expertise

Andrea uses qualitative and mixed methods research with particular interest in hermeneutic phenomenology.

Current projects

  • Mental health nurses and the physical health care of mental health consumers
  • Young people experiencing psychosis and physical health issues

Associations

Community work

VAnessa is a credentialled mental health nurse, Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) and Chair of the Greater Western Sydney Regional Branch of ACMHN. She is an active member of the College and regularly participates in the GWS Regional Branch annual conference organising committee and have reviewed abstracts for other College regional and international conferences. She was also a member of the reference group for the Mental Health Nursing Online Support (MHSOS) initiative established by the College in 2009. She is a member of the Royal College of Nursing Australia and Sigma Theta Tau -- Xi Omicron Chapter.

Journal reviewer

Peer-reviews for a number of nursing journals including Journal of Clinical Nursing, Contemporary Nurse, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing and Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Keywords

Comorbid mental and physical disorder; Emotional intelligence; Mental health nursing; Interpersonal communication; Mentorship

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Huws-Thomas, M., Delgado, C. (2012). Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: an integrative review of international literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 274-288. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2012). The experience of surviving life-threatening injury: a qualitative synthesis. International Nursing Review, 59(3), 312-320. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Gillies, D., O'Brien, L. (2011). Collaboration Between Mental Health Consumers and Nurses: Shared Understandings, Dissimilar Experiences. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2011). Nurse Leader Mentor as a Mode of Being: Findings From an Australian Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(1), 97-104. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O’Brien, L., Gillies, D., McSherry, C. (2011). Nursing handover within mental health rehabilitation: an exploratory study of practice and perception. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17(4), 287-295. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2011). Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(3), 202-222. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2010). More than vision: imagination as an elemental characteristic of being a nurse leader-mentor. Advances in Nursing Science, 33(4), 285-296. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2009). Esteemed connection: creating a mentoring relationship for nurse leadership. Nursing Inquiry, 16(4), 326-336. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Gillies, D., McSherry, C. (2008). Nursing handover within mental health rehabilitation: An exploratory study of practice and perception. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17(4), 287-295. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2006). Interagency collaborative research projects: Illustrating potential problems, and finding solutions in the nursing literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15(3), 171-180. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2006). Positioning mentorship within Australian nursing contexts: A literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 23(1), 120-134. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2005). Development of a mentorship programme for new graduate nurses in mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 14, 276-284. [More Information]

2012

  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Huws-Thomas, M., Delgado, C. (2012). Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: an integrative review of international literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 274-288. [More Information]
  • Ogilvie, R., McCloughen, A., Curtis, K., Foster, K. (2012). The experience of surviving life-threatening injury: a qualitative synthesis. International Nursing Review, 59(3), 312-320. [More Information]

2011

  • McCloughen, A., Gillies, D., O'Brien, L. (2011). Collaboration Between Mental Health Consumers and Nurses: Shared Understandings, Dissimilar Experiences. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2011). Nurse Leader Mentor as a Mode of Being: Findings From an Australian Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(1), 97-104. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O’Brien, L., Gillies, D., McSherry, C. (2011). Nursing handover within mental health rehabilitation: an exploratory study of practice and perception. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17(4), 287-295. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K. (2011). Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(3), 202-222. [More Information]

2010

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2010). More than vision: imagination as an elemental characteristic of being a nurse leader-mentor. Advances in Nursing Science, 33(4), 285-296. [More Information]

2009

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2009). Esteemed connection: creating a mentoring relationship for nurse leadership. Nursing Inquiry, 16(4), 326-336. [More Information]

2008

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Gillies, D., McSherry, C. (2008). Nursing handover within mental health rehabilitation: An exploratory study of practice and perception. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17(4), 287-295. [More Information]

2006

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2006). Interagency collaborative research projects: Illustrating potential problems, and finding solutions in the nursing literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15(3), 171-180. [More Information]
  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L., Jackson, D. (2006). Positioning mentorship within Australian nursing contexts: A literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 23(1), 120-134. [More Information]

2005

  • McCloughen, A., O'Brien, L. (2005). Development of a mentorship programme for new graduate nurses in mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 14, 276-284. [More Information]

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