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Sue Dean is a lecturer in the Faculty of Health at UTS. Sue is a social worker and a registered nurse with clinical experience in hospital-based, community-based and primary health care services, particularly in the area of mental health. She maintains her clinical practice working with women who have substance-use disorders.

Sue has a wide-ranging experience in the tertiary education sector in nursing and social work at The University of Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University.

Sue’s teaching and research expertise is in the area of communication, in particular, interpersonal communication for health care professionals. She is interested in the development of empathic and caring behaviors and is currently researching teaching and learning strategies to develop caring behaviors through mindfulness in compassionate pedagogy.


  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney