Dr Amanda Henderson

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Dr Amanda Henderson


Teaching areas

  • Research methods
  • Evidence based practice

Research areas

  • learning and teaching (Evidence based practice)
  • palliative care nursing
  • systematic reviews of practice
  • health service evaluation


Dr Amanda Henderson commenced teaching in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in January 2013. She is the current Postgraduate Studies Portfolio Leader for the School and has a Visiting Research Fellowship with Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Prior to arriving at USC her career has included practical work as a clinical nurse/manager and academic pursuits both in Australia and the Middle East.

Amanda has held nursing roles in the health care sector including clinical nursing specialist (cardiology and intensive care), nursing unit manager, assistant director of nursing (human resources) and project manager for a National consortium designing pre-admission services. She has evaluated several National health programs in areas including: pre-admission services, bed management, integration of health care services and care planning for palliative care patients. Amanda’s most recent consultancies have involved working on Collaborative Improvement Projects with Palliative Care Australia. She is currently involved in a project aimed at evaluating nursing students’ empowerment to meet industry capabilities in association with USC. Her research interests are in health service evaluation, consumer studies and palliative care.


Many of Dr Amanda Henderson's publications are available from the USC Research Bank under:

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