RN, RPN, BAppsSc(AdvNsg), MEd, PhD, FACN, FACMHN, MAICD
Professor Wendy Cross is the Dean of the School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions at Federation University. Until August 2019 she was a National Mental Health Commissioner and is the immediate past Chair of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery, (Australia and New Zealand) and immediate past President of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
Wendy has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Advanced Nursing from La Trobe University a Master of Education by research (Ed Psych) from Monash University and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of NSW, focusing on Transcultural Psychiatry.
She is widely sought for her expertise in mental health, education and governance and contributes to a number of organizations as a board director, external panel member and expert assessor.
Wendy had published over 100 articles across all domains (most peer-reviewed) and her primary research interests include mental health and resilience, clinical supervision, practice development, health service evaluation. She is experienced in broad-based research methods including both quantitative and qualitative paradigms. She is currently involved in a number of funded research projects related to mental health, resilience and evaluation of health services.