Senior Lecturer, University of Canberra

Holly Northam’s research and teaching is framed using the lenses of hope and restorative practice. She is honoured to be part the ACT Restorative Practice Community, connected to an International Learning Community. Dr Holly Northam brings extensive clinical experience to her research and teaching which has a strong social justice focus- underpinned by her professional identity as a nurse and midwife. Her PhD study, ’Hope for a peaceful death and organ donation’ identified that more must be done to alleviate suffering caused by communication failures in healthcare, her current projects seek to address these issues.

Experience

  • 2015–2018
    Senior Lecturer, University of Canberra
  • 2010–2015
    Assistant Professor, University of Canberra

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Canberra, PhD in Health
  • 2006 
    University of Canberra, Masters in Critical Care Nursing

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Northam, H.L., Applebee, W., Lock, M., Ivec, M., Robinson, T., Brown, R. (2017). Restorative practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families/ communities in the new University of Canberra Hospital: Adding healing value through intersecting yarning circles
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative, University of Canberra
  • 2017
    Freene, N. Collis, P., Burke, C., Northam, H.L. Silk, K., Jackson, A., Davy, Rachel. (2017) ‘Heart Time’: Feasibility of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cardiac Rehabilitation program delivered in a non-Indigenous health service
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative, University of Canberra
  • 2016
    Robinson, T., Northam, H.L., Hills, D. (2016). The Promoting Adult Resilience (PAR) program. Faculty of Health Research Support Grant.
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Faculty of Health, University of Canberra

Honours

Churchill Fellow, Finalist ACT Local Hero Australian of the Year Awards 2008