Catherine Hungerford

Position: Adjunct Professor, School of Health
Discipline: Nursing


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2004
  • Master of Nursing (Mental Health – Nurse Practitioner), University of Western Sydney, 2009
  • Master of Letters, University of New England, 1999
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, Charles Sturt University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New England 1995
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Charles Sturt University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Counselling Studies, Armidale Diocese Anglican Counselling Training Service, 2005

Teaching areas

Mental health nursing

Clinical Supervision

Leadership and management

Nurse Practitioner

Professional associations

Fellow, Australian College of Mental Health Nursing

Research interests

Mental health nursing

Clinical Supervision

Leadership and management

Nurse Practitioner

Current Projects

Clinical Supervision

Suicide in veteran populations

Older people’s mental health

Higher Degree by Research supervision

Completions in masters (research), doctor of nursing, and doctor of philosophy


Over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, with a strong focus on mental health, leadership and management, and workforce. The following top six publications, based on citations and reads, are:

Hungerford, C., Hodgson, D., Murphy, G., Clancy, R., & Doyle, K. (2021). Mental Health Care, 4th ed. Brisbane, Wiley. ISBN: 9780730382928.

Cleary, M. & Hungerford, C. (2015). Trauma-informed care and the research literature: How can the mental health nurse take the lead to support women who have survived sexual assault? Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36, 370-378.

Cleary, M., Sayers, J., Lopez, V., & Hungerford, C. (2016). Boredom in the workplace: Reasons, impact and solutions. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37 (2), pp. 83-89.

Hungerford, C. & Fox, C. (2014). Consumers’ perceptions of Recovery-oriented mental health services: An Australian case study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 16, 209-215.

Hungerford, C. & Kench, T. (2013). The perceptions of health professionals of the implementation of Recovery-oriented services: A case-study analysis. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 8 (4), 208-218.

Hungerford, C. (2014). Recovery as a Model of Care? Insights from an Australian case study Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35, pp. 1-9.

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