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Research Biography

Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane is Chair of Nursing (Mental Health) and Adjunct Professor at UniSa. Eimear is also a Visiting Professor at City, London University, UK.

Eimear was elected as President to the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing in 2017 for a three year term.

Eimear is a current TEQSA expert and an expert member of the Mental Health Professional Online Development Program MHPOD.

She undertook a BSc Hons in Nursing at the University of London, then her mental health nurse training at the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals in London in the mid 1980s. Eimear has published multiple books, chapters, monographs and papers in mental health since the early 1980s with funded research on seclusion, aggression and violence, physical restraint, youth homelessness and absconding. She is passionate about making a difference to patients experiences of psychiatric hospitalisation, to reduce the use of restrictive practices used on patients and to contribute to nursing knowledge in mental health.

Research Interests

Current research projects focus on a number of areas including absconding, restraint and seclusion of psychiatric patients, community mental health nursing, resilience and recovery in mental health, the role of peer support workers in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, aggression and violence.

For further information please see our mental health site.

Supervised Students Successes

  • Mar 2020 Suzanne Dawson - Flinders University Write Up Scholarship
  • Oct 2019 Sheela Kumaran - SA International student of the Year Award
  • Jun 2019 Sheela Kumaran - University Research student publication award
  • Mar 2019 Himal Kandel - Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence
  • Dec 2018 Himal Kandal - SA International Student of the year
  • Dec 2018 Himal Kandel - Flinders University Academic Excellence - Postgraduate Research Award
  • Jun 2018 Himal Kandal - University Research publication award

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Ethnography in the pre-hospital field (1)
  • Family presence during resuscitation (1)
  • suicidal consumers in acute mental health inpatient units (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Optometry (2)
  • Acute psychiatric care (1)
  • Mental Health Nursing (1)
  • Prehospital care (1)

External positions

President , Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Oct 2017Oct 2020

Research Areas

  • Healthy ageing and aged care
  • Nursing

Supervisory Interests

  • Community mental health nursing
  • Restraint and seclusion of psychiatric patients
  • Emergency department
  • Risk assessment


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