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Professor Michael Roche is a nurse researcher and educator with experience in mental health clinical, education, IT and management positions in the public health system. He has undertaken wide-ranging research that has investigated the the links between the nursing practice environment and patient, nurse and system outcomes. He has explored the influence of the practice environment on the therapeutic relationships of nurses working in mental health, nursing workload, skill mix, and patient outcomes, nursing turnover, the role of Assistants in Nursing in mental health and other settings, the use of primary health care services by homeless men, the impact of parenting programs for incarcerated parents, strengthening the safety culture of mental health units, improving retention of mental health nurses, and exploring the experiences of nurses and midwives with mental health or drug and alcohol problems.

Michael has over 100 research outputs including publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and international conference presentations. He has written numerous reports and papers for government bodies and health services. He is a member of the editorial board of Collegian and of the workforce sustainability policy chapter of the Australian College of Nursing.

Michael has a strong record in researcher development and supervises PhD, Masters and Honours students studying aspects of mental health nursing, the practice environment, nurse outcomes, workplace violence, and nursing leadership.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney

7 Jun 2021 → …


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