Distinguished nursing lecture series

Inspiring advancements in nursing
Gain insights about the future of nursing from esteemed colleagues around the world with a special lecture series delivered by the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery has collaborated with some of the brightest minds in healthcare to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the nursing profession. 

After completing an environmental scan of the current healthcare system, speakers will identify areas of advancement and possibility within their own specialities - providing a vision for the future. 

The distinguished nursing lecture series is an annual event, led by a different speaker each year.

Learn about our contributors below. 

Webinar recordings

Title Speaker Link
Visionary Education and Research Adjunct Professor Dr Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu Watch now
Maintaining Connectedness Professor Kim Usher and Auntie Professor Kerrie Doyle Watch now
Nurses and midwives: A Global perspective Elizabeth Iro Watch now
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Sovereignty in Nursing and Midwifery in Australia Professor Roianne West Watch now
Building community and academic partnerships Professor Phyllis Sharps Watch now
Why we need a Caring Life-Course Theory Professor Alison Kitson Watch now
Nursing from a global perspective Dr Leslie Mancuso Watch now
The pursuit of excellence in research within nursing: challenges and opportunities in the next decade Professor Hugh McKenna Watch now
Nursing: opportunities and development for the future Adjunct Professor Rosemary Bryant AO Watch now
I have a dream: nurses, social justice and equity in healthcare Professor Debra Jackson AO Watch now
International nursing day panel Hosted by Professor Donna Waters Watch now


Our speakers

Adjunct Professor Rosemary Bryant AO, Emeritus Director of Nursing, Royal Adelaide Hospital. Former Executive Director Royal College of Nursing, Australia. Former Australian Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. Former President of the International Council of Nurses.
Professor Debra Jackson AO, Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney. Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Professor Hugh McKenna, Professor of Nursing, University of Ulster. Former PVC (Research), Former Dean of Health Sciences, University of Ulster.
Professor Patricia Davidson, Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Professor Jason Farley, Professor or Nursing, Infectious Disease Trained Nurse Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Elizabeth Iro, Chief Nursing Officer, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.
Professor Mi Ja Kim, Professor and Dean Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago. Former Deputy President (Research), UIC.
Professor John Daly, Head of School and Dean, the University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery. Former Dean, Faculty of Health, UTS. Former Editor in Chief, Journal of Nursing Management. Former Editor in Chief, The Colleagian. 
Professor Alison Kitson, Vice President and Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.
Dr Leslie Mancuso, Chief Executive Officer, Jhpiego, Baltimore, USA. Adjunct Professor, UTS.
Professor Sabina De Geest, Professor of Nursing and Director, Institute of Nursing Science. Chair of the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Professor Dame Anne Marie Rafferty DBE, Professor of Nursing Policy, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College, London, UK. President, Royal College of Nursing.
Professor Phyllis Sharpes, Elsie M. Lawler Chair, Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Adjunct Professor Dr Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu, World Health Organization Chief Nursing Officer, University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery alumna.