Lecture Overview

In this informative and data-driven lecture, Dr Karen-Ann Clarke presents her findings from a search of the academic literature in relation to maternal substance use. A talk full of facts that will have you armed with the statistics you need to understand the picture of substance use and abuse in our country.

Educators

Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered Nurse and a specialised mental health nurse, with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way in which women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Dr Clarke is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills, and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental health care. Dr Clarke currently supervises a number of honours, masters, and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.

Reviews

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3 Total Rating(s)

Very engaging speaker. Interesting stats and valuable resources to follow up

Caroline Gray
30 Mar 2018

Presenter was informative and engaging

Meghan Charleson
20 Mar 2018

Easy to listen to and informative

Maureen Huggins
25 Feb 2018