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About Fellowship

Fellowship is an award bestowed on members who have made a significant contribution to the College and to the profession through the pursuit of excellence in mental health nursing.

Members who are eligible to apply for Fellowship have a demonstrated commitment to the ACMHN and to mental health nursing, are Credentialed Mental Health Nurses and have been a financial member of the College for a minimum of 5 years (continuous).

Fellows are presented to the Board, and the membership at the annual Oration and Investiture - the most important College event of the year and a highlight of the annual conference.

 

Applying for Fellowship

Fellowship applications are now accepted for an investiture at the Annual Conference to be held in Cairns on 24-26 October 2018. Applications must be received by the College no later than 31 August 2018.

Please ensure that you read the criteria for application carefully and include all supporting documentation required.

Applications for 2018 are now open

 


 

2015 Fellows

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Catherine Hangan                               Susan Kidd

 

2014 Fellows

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Francis Acquah

 

 AnneSml

Anne Hamilton

 

 EllenSml

Ellen Cross

 

 FionaSml

Fiona Whitecross

 

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Alan Moore

 

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Sue Liersch

 

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Matthew James

 

 

 

2013 Fellows

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Dianne Wynaden 

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Raelene Costello 

 

2012 Fellows

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Breda Ryan

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Gareth Daniels

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John Hurley

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Marty Musco

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Peter Santangelo

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Terri Stone

Catherine Hungerford was also invested as a Fellow in 2012. Congratulations to the Fellows invested at the 2012 Oration & Investiture ceremony held in Darwin.

 

2011 Fellows

BAGNELL, Garry
BARNFIELD, Jakqui
EDWARD, Karen-Leigh
McWILLIAM, Roslyn Anne
PAVLOU, Christine
SAUNDERS, Kerrie
WALES, Caroline

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Congratulations to the Fellows invested at the 2011 Oration & Investiture held at the Gold Coast, pictured above with President Peter Santangelo

  2010 Fellows

ASHBY, Rebekah
BAUER, Noela
BOOTH, Sharon
CHILICOTT, Rosemary
HARDCASTLE, Jeffrey
MALONEY, Craig
MARKS, Peta
PENEBAKER, Duane
PISZCZUK, Stefan
PORTER, Julie
REESE, Helen
RYAN, Kim
SILBURN, Robert
SWAIN, Anthony

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Congratulations to the Fellows invested at the 2010 Oration & Investiture held in Hobart

pictured above with President Peter Santangelo (Front left)

 

2009 Fellows

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Denise McGarry

'What Fellowship means to me  is a recognition of my contribution to our profession and a signal of my continuing responsibility to provide support to fellow mental health nurses.”

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Pippa Blackley

Fellowship for me is about knowing I “belong” to a group of other dedicated mental health nurses who feel as passionately as I do about the College and future of mental health nursing. Its also a recognition of the work I have put in over the past five years in the local Hunter sub-branch on the Executive and at the local conferences. Its always nice to be acknowledged!

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Andrea McCloughen

Being admitted as a Fellow to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses during 2009 gave me a sense of great pride in being a mental health nurse and a member of the College. Fellowship meant that my service to the College, and more broadly to the mental health nursing profession, albeit modest, had been and would continue to be acknowledged by my peers. That acknowledgement was significant to me because it came from my contemporaries and the peak professional body representing mental health nurses in Australia. Being awarded Fellowship to the College demonstrates that being an active member of the mental health nursing profession and having commitment to continuous professional development for education and practice is indeed valued by other nurses. Although the benefit of fellowship may be viewed as primarily symbolic, in fact, it highlights to others an individual’s authentic commitment to the mental health nursing profession. Importantly, Fellowship also emphasises the College’s contribution to enhancing the ongoing position and character of mental health nursing in Australia, by officially recognising the positive contributions to nursing practice, research, leadership and scholarship made by its own members.

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Terry Frogatt

Fellowship of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, I believe, is an acknowledgement by ones peers that an individual Mental Health Nurse has made a noteworthy contribution to the nursing profession.

In my case, this contribution has been of a clinical, managerial and educational nature over several years. Most recently, it is an acknowledgement of my contribution to the ACMHN in a voluntary capacity.  

Nursing is in a significant period of transition, professionally, operationally and educationally. It is a privilege to work alongside other mental health professionals who have a clear vision of the future and are willing to embrace change. To be acknowledged by these people is an honour indeed.

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What fellowship means to me... Proud recognition of the  effort, dedication and commitment  I have towards my chosen professional career as a mental health nurse . It was great to have this commitment acknowledged and supported by a group of my peers and the  ACMHN as the  peak professional body for mental health nurses nationally.
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Jo Seymour (Right)

"Fellowship to me is a sense of achievement, a self recognition that my passion and dedication to what I love has not gone unrecognised"

 

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Elaine Ford

What fellowship means to me is having professional recognition for my commitment and passion for mental health nursing, respect for the expertise I offer mental health consumers, and feeling valued by my peers.

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Anabel de la Riva

 

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Lee Collison

 

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Christine Axten

What fellowship means to me...

I was asked to complete this sentence by the College and it got me thinking about where the idea of a Fellow came from.  Wikipedia (always my first source of information) clarified it was an ancient English tradition – no surprises there – where Fellows (blokes) of high status were recognized for their achievements and got to hob nob and sit at a ‘high table’ in full academic regalia eating and drinking for free … Ah ha… now I understand the pomp and circumstance of the investiture ceremony;  dress ups, free food, champagne, and a trumpet fanfare escorting us Fellows and Fellowesses in and out of the investiture hall.
But what makes a jolly good Fellow?  Well apart from the benefits noted above, for me it is mostly about meeting colleagues, professional development, and professional recognition and through these an opportunity to have a positive impact on improving the nursing care for people living with mental illness.
So I thank my Professional College for the opportunities provided through my membership and now my Fellowship.

For me becoming a fellow of the Australia College of Mental Health Nurses has been an important acknowledgement of the contribution I have made as a mental health nurse to the college. This was through my NSW branch work, participating in working parties for conferences and presenting and participating in conference activities. It has also meant the acknowledgement of the contribution I have made to mental health nursing in general through adding to the evidence base of mental health nursing, showing leadership and mentoring in Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
 

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Julie Ferguson

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Maria Fitzgerald

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Teresa Kelly

 

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Jacklin Fisher

 

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Regina McDonald

 

Full list of ACMHN Fellows:

 

ACQUAH Francis
ALLAN    Janet
ALLEN    Dennise
ARNTS    John
ASHBY, Rebekah
AXTEN    Christine
BAGNELL, Garry
BAREHAM    Neville
BARKWAY    Patricia
BARLING    Janet
BARNFIELD, Jakqui
BAUER, Noela
BLACKLEY    Philippa
BLAIR    Michael
BOOTH, Sharon
BOWMAN    Donna
BRADLEY    Patricia
BROWNE    Dr Graeme
BRYANT    Jennifer
CALDWELL-SMITH    Meryl
CARMODY    John
CASHIN    Prof Andrew
CHESTERSON    Jon
CHILICOTT, Rosemary
CLARK    Gregory
CLINTON    Dr Michael
CLOONAN    Norma
CODD    Agnes
COLLISON, Lee
COSTELLO, Raelene
CRAGO    Ann
CREEDY    Prof Debra
CROSS Ellen
CROSS    Wendy
CURRY    Graeme
DANIELS, Gareth
DE LA RIVA, Anabel
DELANEY    James
DOBSON    Roy
DORN    Raymond
DULHUNTY    Geoffrey
EDMUNDS    Roger
EDWARD, Karen-Leigh
ELSOM    Stephen
EMERY    Ekura Margaret
EVANS    David
EVANS    Dr Kathleen
FARLEY    Lindsay
FARQUHARSON    George
FARRELL    Prof. Gerald
FERGUSON    Julie
FINN    Michael
FISHER    Jacklin
FITZGERALD    Maria
FITZGERALD    Sylvia

 

 

 

 

FORD    Elaine
FOSTER    Kim
FOTHERGILL    Dr Jennifer
FROGGATT, Terence
GALLAGHER    Fran
GREGORY    Gina
HANCOX    Kerrie
HANDLEY    Christine
HAMILTON Anne
HAPPELL    Dr. Brenda
HARDCASTLE, Jeffrey
HARDING    Stephen
HARMON    Charles
HARMON    Karen
HARRIS    Derith
HARRISON    Sheryl
HARVEY    Neil
HENDERSON    Anthony
HENLEY    Irene
HODGSON    Donna
HOOT    Sandra
HUGHES    Prof Frances
HUNGERFORD  Catherine
HURLEY, John
IVERSEN    Robert
JAMES Matthew
JOHNSTON    Suzanne
JORDAN    Raighne
KELLY    Teresa 
KENNEDY    Susan
KING    Joanne
KOOPMAN    Rik
KRUEGER    Herbert
LAKEMAN  Richard
LATHAM    Linda
LEES    Claire
LIERSCH Sue
LINDSEY    Robert
MacLOCHLAINN    Ann
MALONEY, Craig
MARCHONI    Diane
MARKS, Peta
MARTIN    Patricia
MASTERS    Jem
MAUDE    Phillip
McALLISTER    Margaret
McCAULEY- ELSOM    Kay
McCLOUGHEN    Andrea
McDONALD    Regina
McGARY, Denise
McINNES    Cherith
McMINN    Bryan
McNAIR    Bernard
McNAMARA    Paul
McWILLIAM, Roslyn Anne
MEEHAN    Thomas
MOORE Alan
MOXHAM    Dr Lorna

 

 

 

 

MUIR-COCHRANE    Eimear
MULLEN    Antony
MULLER    Christine
MUNRO    Dr Ian
MUSCO, Marty
MUSKETT    Coral
NEILSON    Malcolm Gregory
NEVILLE    Christine
NIZETTE    Debra
O'BRIEN    Dr Louise
O'BRIEN    Kerin
OLSSON    Sharon
PALMER    Christine
PAVLOU, Christine
PEARSON    Francis
PEARSON    Frank
PENEBAKER, Duane
PHILLIPS    Gary
PISZCZUK, Stefan
POLLARD    Cecily
PORTER, Julie
REESE, Helen
ROSSITER    Dr Rachel
ROWLEY    Gary
RUSSELL    Dianne
RYAN    Thomas
RYAN, Breda
RYAN, Kim
SALOMONS    Linda
SANTANGELO, Peter
SAUNDERS, Kerrie
SCHNEIDER    Michael
SEYMOUR    Joanne
SHARROCK    Julie
SILBURN, Robert
SINGH    Charanjit
SPEEDY    Prof Sandra
SPENCER    Neil
STANTON    Vicki
STEFAN-RASMUS    Bernie
STEWART    Donald
STONE    Christopher
STONE, Teri
SWAIN, Anthony
TALMET    Jacqueline
THOMPSON    Jan
TURALE    Prof Sue
USHER    Professor Kim
VAN BRUINESSEN    Janine
WALES, Caroline
WEAVER    Robert
WEBSTER    Kevin
WHITE    Edward
WHITECROSS Fiona
WILSON    Ian
WYNADEN Dianne