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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.

External positions

President , Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Oct 2017Oct 2020

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Interrogating systematic review recommendations for effective chemical restraint

Muir-Cochrane, E., Oster, C. & Grimmer, K., 14 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 12 p.

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Mental Health and/or Mental Illness: A Scoping Review of the Evidence and Implications of the Dual-Continua Model of Mental Health

Iasiello, M., van Agteren, J. & Muir-Cochrane, E., Mar 2020, In : Evidence Base. 1

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    Mental Health Nurses are not quite ‘all in this together’: The struggle for equitable access to the Medicare Benefit Scheme

    Hurley, J., Lakeman, R., Cashin, A., Ryan, T. & Muir-Cochrane, E., 1 Aug 2020, In : International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 29, 4, p. 745-746 2 p.

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