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Associate Professor Joanna Patching

Associate Professor of Mental Health Nursing

Email: Joanna.Patching@nd.edu.au
Phone: (02) 8204 4287

Biography
Jo is a registered nurse and a registered psychologist. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working as an Inpatient Mental Health Nurse, a Community Mental Health Nurse, a Clinical Nurse Consultant (Mental Health), and a Private Psychologist. Since 2000 Jo has also worked as an academic, teaching both undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. In these academic roles Jo has engaged in curriculum development, under- graduate and post-graduate teaching, supervision of research students and on-going research projects. Jo has co-ordinated Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) programs, Master of Nursing (Mental Health) Programs and held the position of the Director of Research Students. Jo’s teaching interests include; Mental Health, Law and Ethics in Nursing, and Research Methodologies. Jo’s research interests include; Mental Health, Eating Disorders including obesity and body image, Body Products, and Organ Transplantation. Jo holds a Bachelor of Nursing, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Master of Letters (Psychology) from the University of New England and a PhD, from the University of Sydney ‘Women’s experiences of developing and recovering from an eating disorder: A life history study’.
Teaching Areas
Mental Health
Research Methodologies
Research Expertise and Supervision
Eating Disorders, Body Image, Organ Donation

 

Research and engagement

Books
Lawler J, Newman S, Orrock M, Patching J, Travers M (2012) Le Sens Du Travail Infirmer: Rapports au corps, a la recherché, a l’indicible. Horizon, France. (French translation)
Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • Patching J (in preparation) Recovery from an eating disorder: A life history study of women’s journeys to re-establishing their sense of self. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
  • Wand T, White K, Patching J, Dixon J & Green T. (2011) Outcomes from the evaluation of an Emergency Department based mental health nurse practitioner outpatient service Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Wand T, White K, Patching J, Dixon J & Green T. (2011) An Emergency Department based mental health practitioner outpatient service: Part 1 Participant evaluation International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
  • Wand T, White K, Patching J, Dixon J & Green T. (2011) An Emergency Department based mental health practitioner outpatient service: Part 2 Staff evaluation International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
  • Wand T, White K & Patching J (2011) Realistic evaluation of an Emergency Department based mental health nurse practitioner outpatient service in Australia Nursing & Health Sciences 13, 199-206.
  • Wand T, White K & Patching J (2010) Contemporary mental health program implementation and evaluation Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 31 716-722
  • Wand T, White K. Patching J, Dixon J & Green T (2010) Introducing a new model of nurse-led emergency department based mental health care in Australia using Realistic Evaluation Nurse Research 18, 35-44
  • Wand T, White K & Patching J (2010) Applying a realist(ic) framework to the evaluation of a new model of mental health nursing practice in Australia. Nursing Inquiry; 17, 231-239.
  • Patching J & Lawler J (2009) Understanding women’s experiences of developing an eating disorder and recovering: A life history approach. Nursing Inquiry. 16(1) 10-21.
  • Glaw X, Garrick T, Terwee P, Patching J, Blake H & Harper C (2009) Brain donation for research – who donates and why? Cell and Tissue Banking. 10(3) 241-247.
  • Wand T, White K & Patching J (2008) Refining the model for an emergency department based mental health nurse practitioner outpatient service. Nursing Inquiry. 15(3) 231-241.
  • Garrick T, Howell S, Terwee P, Redenbach J, Blake H & Harper C (2006). Brain donation for research; Who donates and why? Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 13 524-528
  • Redenbach J & Lawler J (2003) Recovery from disordered eating: What life histories reveal. Contemporary Nurse. 15(1-2), 148-156.
  • Wilhelm K, Redenbach J, Savellis J, Hume F, Macdonald P & Pugh, S (1998). The evolution of a mental health shared care project in Eastern Sydney. In Initiatives in Shared Care. Proceedings of the Annual Geigy Symposium. Sydney: Novartis
  • Schall U, Catts SV, Chaturvedi S, Liebert B, Redenbach J, Karayanidis F & Ward P (1998). The effect of Clozapine therapy on frontal lobe dysfunction in schizophrenia: Neuropsychology and event-related potential measures. International Journal of NeuroPsychopharmacolgy 1, 19-29.
Conference Papers
  • Haylen D, Fisher M & Patching J (2011) 17th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Vancouver, 25-27 October.
  • Wand T, White K & Patching J (2011) ACMHN 37th International Mental Health Nursing Conference “Swimming between the Flags?” Gold Coast, Australia, 4-7 October.
  • Haylen D, Fisher M & Patching J (2011) St Vincent’s and Mater Health Nursing Research Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 24 November.
  • Patching J & Lawler J (2010) “I’m ready to recover”: What a life history study of women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa reveals. The 8th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, August.
  • Patching J & Lawler J (2010) Developing, living and recovering from an eating disorder: the journey of self-discovery. Eating Disorders: Meeting the Challenge, Sydney, Australia. May
  • Patching J (2009) The journey of recovery from an eating disorder. International critical and Feminist Perspectives in Health & Social Justice Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 15th April.
  • Wand T, White K & Patching J (2008) Development and Evaluation of a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinic. Royal College of Nursing Annual Conference, Sydney. July.
  • Wand T, White K & Patching J (2008) Exploring the scope of the emergency department mental health nurse practitioner role. The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Consultation-Liaison Special Interest Group Annual Conference. Sydney. June.
  • Patching J & Lawler J (2007) Recovering from disordered eating behaviours by reconnecting with the self and others. Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders 5th Annual Conference. Melbourne. August. Awarded the “Peter Beaumont ANZAED Young Investigator Prize”.
  • Garrick T, Patching J, Blake H, Harper C (2006) 'Using our Brains' who donates to research and why? Australian Health and Medical Research Congress, Poster # 1202.
  • Garrick TM, Patching J, Blake H, & Harper CG (2006) 'Using our brains' who donates to research and why? Australiasian Biospecimens Network Conference. Sydney, December.
  • Glaw X, Garrick TM, Patching J , Blake H, & Harper CG (2006) Brain donation for Research - who donates and why in 2006. Proceedings of From Cell to Society. College of Health Sciences Conference, Leura, November.
  • Lawler J, Boughton M, & Patching J (2006). Sympisium Best practice in clinical qualitative research: towards a draft proposal. Proceedings of From Cell to Society. College of Health Sciences Conference, Leura, November.
  • Patching J (2006). Recovery from an eating disorder: How life history research can unite research and practise. Rozelle Hospital Winter Symposium. Collaboration and Partnership: Building Capacity and Capability in Mental Health Care. Roselle Hospital, Sydney.
  • Lawler J, Boughton M, Patching J, White K, Travers M, Ryan M (2006) Qualitative research with clinical populations: towards an articulation of the field and methodological matters. 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference: Advances in Qualitative Methods, Gold Coast, 13-15 July.
  • Garrick T, Terwee P, Patching J, Blake H,Harper C. (2006) 'Using our Brains' - Who donates to research and why? Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Vol 30, 218A
  • Garrick T, Howell S, Terwee P, Redenbach J, Blake H,Harper C. (2005) 'Using our Brains' - Who donates to research and why? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Proceedings of the Joint CINP/ASPR Scientific Meeting A77, 603.
  • Garrick T, Howell S, Terwee P, Redenbach J, Blake H, Harper C (2005). Brain donation for research: Who donates and why? Australian and New Zealand Neuropathology Society Annual Conference, Sydney.
  • Garrick T, Howell S, Terwee P, Redenbach J, Blake H, Harper C (2005). Brain donation for research: Is the motivation the same as donation for transplant? Neuroscience Showcase: Bench to Bedside, College of Health Sciences University of Sydney
  • Redenbach J & Lawler J (2005). Women’s experiences of developing and recovering from an eating disorder: a life history study. Asia-Pacific Eating Disorders Congress, April.
  • Redenbach J & Lawler J (2005). Men’s experiences of developing and recovering from an eating disorder: what life histories may reveal. Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Conference. Sydney. July.
  • Redenbach J & Lawler J (2004). Developing an eating disorder and recovering: a journey of self-discovery. Proceedings of From Cell to Society. College of Health Sciences Conference, November. 27-9
  • Lawler J, Boughton M & Redenbach J (2004) Symposium Qualitative Clinical Research. Proceedings of From Cell to Society. College of Health Sciences Conference, Leura November npn.
  • Redenbach J & Lawler J (2003). Eating disorders: Exploring the experience of recovery using life history interviews. Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Conference, Auckland, NZ 2-5 December.
  • Lawler J & Redenbach J (2002). Body products and aversions: A report on nursing students’ responses. Proceedings of From Cell to Society. College of Health Sciences Conference, September. npn
  • Redenbach J & Lawler J (2002). Males and females with an eating disorder: is the experience the same? Proceedings of From Cell to Society. College of Health Sciences Conference, September. npn
  • Redenbach J & Lawler J (2002). The recovered women: perceptions of developing an eating disorder, recovering and maintaining a state of wellbeing. Research: Practice and Possibilities Inaugural Postgraduate Nursing Research Conference, University of Melbourne, June.
Professional Affiliations
  • New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Registration Board
  • New South Wales Psychologist Registration Board
  • New Zealand Psychologist Registration Board
  • New South Wales Eating Disorders Foundation (NSWEDA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
  • Expert Panel Member for 'Wings of Hope' Foundation