Brenda chuffed by recognition from mental health nursing peak body
Published on 22 March, 2012
A bumper period of success continues for CQUniversity's Professor Brenda Happell with the news that she is having an award named after her.
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) has created 'The Brenda Happell Award' for the best presentation at its annual Consultation-Liaison Special Interest Group Conference at Melbourne in June.
Professor Happell is an ACMHN Fellow and has served on the Board of Directors. ACMHN says the award was created to acknowledge her contribution to mental health nursing and her support of novice researchers and publishers.
The latter element of the acknowledgement echoes Professor Happell's recent graduation day recognition, with a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision.
A few months ago, the academic leader was announced as CQUniversity's Engaged Research Chair for Mental Health Nursing.
Around the same time, an analysis of research citations published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing showed Professor Happell ranking in the 'top three' among Australia's leading nursing academics.
Professor Happell continues her role as Editor of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. the world's highest ranked mental health nursing journal.
The active researcher has a distinguished academic career that includes more than 180 research publications, as well as books and book chapters. She has worked as a consultant to the World Health Organisation and has an impressive list of national and international keynote speaker invitations.