Lynette Cusack

Dr Lynette Cusack

Associate Professor

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Associate Professor Lynette Cusack
Adelaide Nursing School, The University of Adelaide.

Prior to this appointment Lynette worked for four years as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Through her role at the University of Adelaide Lynette provides practice based research support to nurses and midwives at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals.
Lynette’s research has a focus on exploring and developing the contemporary role of the nurse in a range of different contexts; redefining nursing and midwifery models of practice, including impact on the health care system, interdisciplinary team and patients’ experience.
Lynette is also part of the Torrens Resilience Institute with a focus on disaster response and resilience.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Population Health), Flinders University
    1993 - 2009 Director of Community Services and Nursing Drug and Alcohol Services SA
    1991 - 1993 Community Nurse Consultant, RN3. Lyell McEwin Health Service
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2002 Flinders University Australia PhD
    1993 University of New South Wales Australia Masters Health Administration
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    0 Midwifery certificate Hertfordshire School of Midwifery England
  • Research Interests

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Early Discharge After an Elective Caesarean Section Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Health) Doctorate Full Time Ms Christianna Digenis
    2018 Co-Supervisor Psychosocial predictors of nurses' intentions to respond to patients' requests for legal assisted dying Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Richard Wilson
    2017 Principal Supervisor Do short term mobile medical teams collaborate with host personnel in Nepal and Australia? Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Leighton Filmer
    2016 Principal Supervisor Disaster Mental Health: The Role of Media in Promoting Mental Health Preparedness in Disaster Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Dewi Retno Pamungkas
    2016 Principal Supervisor The Influence of Workplace Culture on the Continuous Professional Development of Emergency Medical Services Professionals in Saudi Arabia: an Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yousef Mohammed J Alshahrani
    2016 Co-Supervisor Moving Towards 2050: An Operational Geriatric Nursing Model Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Kim Elizabeth Griggs
    2016 Co-Supervisor The experience of Australian nurses when being audited in regards to continuing professional development requirements Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Peter John Teekens
    2016 Principal Supervisor Patients' and Clinicians' experiences of the Flexible Delivery of Natalizumab Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Mahasen Juaton
    2014 Principal Supervisor Why Do Young People Aged 14 to 19 Years Abstain from Alcohol or Resist Further Alcohol Consumption Once Exposed in the Social Setting in Metropolitan Adelaide? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Suzanne Sharrad
    2014 Principal Supervisor People living with HIV moving into aged care – considering the transition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Michael Curry
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor What is the Influence of Clinical Experience on the Nursing Student's Understanding of Patient Centered Care? Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Jan Alderman
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - 2018 Chair Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2000 - ongoing Member Australian College of Nursing Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Email: lynette.cusack@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3594
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Room: WS4062.01
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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