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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