Associate Professor Caryn West

Associate Professor Caryn West's numerous roles locally, nationally and internationally also offer opportunities for potential PhD students. These opportunities include involvement with research centres, international humanitarian projects and international mixed methods research associations.

A/Prof West maintains a strong international reputation in mixed methodology research as a member of the steering committee of the Mixed Method International Research Association and past Governance Chair of the Mixed Method International Research Association. A/Prof West works extensively with Asia Pacific and Western Pacific countries and is the current executive committee member for the Western Pacific Region of the Global Network of World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, and a committee member and advisor for the Asia Pacific Emergency Disaster Nurses Network (APEDNN).


Associate Professor Caryn West has built a diverse research portfolio within nursing and public health through her professional roles and awards, including an early career fellowship with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Directorship of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Nursing, Midwifery Education and Research Capacity Building.

Associate Professor West’s areas of research principally include: disaster management and mitigation, alcohol-related injuries in Australian Indigenous communities and nursing education all of which are drawn together through the theme of resilience.

At present a number of doctoral opportunities are available in these areas of research.

Current available projects include:

  1. Resilient Communities in Disaster (RCD)
  2. Vulnerable populations in disaster management
  3. Not my Legacy: Reducing Violence Against Women in remote Indigenous communities
  4. Mapping and Exploration of early markers of deterioration in very remote Indigenous Populations


Resilience, disaster management, disaster mitigation, alcohol-related injuries