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About Professor John Hurley

Professor John Hurley: Credentialed Mental Health Nurse; Registered Nurse; Degree (Counselling)(UNE); Pg Dip(MentalHlthNurs)(JCU); MSc(Nursing)(USQ); Grad Dip Further Education and Training (USQ); PhD(USQ).

Professor John Hurley is a credentialed mental health and general registered nurse with qualifications in gestalt psychotherapy, counselling and adult education. His teaching and research activities in Southern Cross University (School of Health and Human Sciences) is predominantly focused on mental health, emotional intelligence and health workforce issues. His higher degree research supervisions reflect these areas of interest within  qualitative methodologies  such as critical realism, phenomenology and social construction, as well as case study design. John is the course coordinator for Southern Cross University's online Masters of Mental Health Nursing and Masters of Mental Health.

John maintains his clinical capabilities and applied research through working with young people as a credentialed mental health nurse and experiential therapist with Headspace Coffs Harbour, as well as working closely with staff in the health services and non government sectors.


Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Sciences

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6659 3688
Mobile: 0459903839


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