Professor Donna Waters
Donna is a registered nurse with extensive experience in paediatrics and health services research. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology and Statistics) and a Masters of Public Health while working as a clinical research nurse at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead in Sydney. Awarded a PhD in 2007, she has managed an independent nursing and health services research organisation, worked as Manager of Research and Projects at the (former) NSW College of Nursing and as an Associate Professor of Nursing for the NSW Justice Health service. She was the Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Sydney Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery for five years.
Donna has edited and authored a range of nursing texts, book chapters and peer reviewed papers. Her passion is for the health and welfare of children and young people – particularly their participation in treatment and research decisions. She has been a Board Member of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) for ten years and is the Board Chair of the SCHN Health Care Quality Committee.
Donna is currently the Head of School and Dean of the University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery.