Professor Helen McCutcheon

Head of School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 52507


Helen McCutcheon is Professor and Head: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. Helen arrived at UQ mid 2015 after being Executive Dean at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London. Her areas of expertise are in leadership and change management and she researches in the areas of patient focussed health outcomes, caring for the older patient in acute care and more recently in collaboration with colleagues at King’s College London experience based co-design. She was made an honorary Vice President of the Florence Nightingale Foundation in the UK and is a member of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery in Australia.


  • Registered General Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Neonatal Paediatric Certificate
  • Certificate in Palliative Care
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Adelaide
  • Master of Public Health, The University of Adelaide
  • Doctor of Philosophy, S.Aust.


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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