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Professor Leanne Monterosso
PhD, BNursing(Hons), GCert Tertairy Teaching, RN, RM, NNT, FRCNA
Chair of Nursing (Clinical Nursing)
Email: Leanne.Monterosso@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0103


Professor Leanne Monterosso is the inaugural Chair of Nursing (Clinical Nursing) at The University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle Campus) and St John of God Hospital Murdoch. In this exciting role, Leanne will provide academic and clinical leadership to promote and enable excellence in research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and innovation in nursing practice.

In the past 12 years Leanne has held a number of joint appointments. Most recently she held a joint appointment between the Western Australian Cancer and Palliative Care Network, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University as Associate Professor of Cancer Nursing. Prior to this Leanne held positions as Associate Professor of Paediatric Healthcare at Edith Cowan University and Bluey Day Senior Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. She also has considerable experience in the tertiary paediatric clinical setting since 1999. Prior to her academic roles, Leanne worked extensively as a registered nurse and midwife in neonatal intensive care at King Edward memorial Hospital for Women. During this time she conducted a number of randomised controlled trials of nursing interventions on very low birthweight infants as key components of her Honours and Doctoral degrees.

Leanne has a comprehensive research background and has attracted significant research funding including grants from the ARC, NHMRC and the Canadian Health Institute. She has received numerous research awards including Nurse Researcher of the Year in 2005 from the Western Australian Nurses and Midwives Board and has published widely in peer reviewed journals.  Her research interests include cancer, palliative care, neonates, paediatrics, midwifery, clinical ethics and translational research. Leanne’s research findings have influenced clinical practice and policy in neonatal care, cancer and paediatric palliative care.