Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney Local Health District &, Western Sydney University

Doctor Caleb Ferguson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre (WSNMRC) and holds a conjoint appointment at Western Sydney University and Western Sydney Local Health District. Dr Ferguson is a Registered Nurse with over a decades clinical experience caring for indiviudals with stroke, neurological and cardiovascular conditions.

He undertook his PhD at the UTS: Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care which was awarded by UTS in 2015, for his thesis titled: The AFASTER Study: Patient-centered approaches to thromboprophylaxis in individuals with heart failure and concomitant atrial fibrillation. His program of research focuses on patient centred approaches to the management of atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention and digital health. He has previously held appointments as Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, where he continues to hold an honorary appointment.

Dr Ferguson is an Editor of Contemporary Nurse and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. He also contributes to peer review for the Journal of Advanced Nursing, International Journal of Nursing Studies, International Journal of Cardiology, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes and the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

He is also a contributor to The Conversation, 2SER’s Think:Health show and an avid tweeter.


  • 2017–present
    Core Member, Translational Health Research Institute (THRI)
  • 2018–present
    Honorary Adjunct, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
  • 2017–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney Local Health District
  • 2017–present
    Honorary Associate, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2017–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University
  • 2016–2017
    Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2017–2017
    Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2015–2016
    Director of Postgraduate Nursing Studies, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2011–2016
    Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2010–2011
    Associate Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2015 
    University of Technology Sydney, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Tasmania, Master of Health Leaderhip
  • 2005 
    University of Stirling, Bachelor of Science (Nursing)