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Curtin confers first Nursing Adjunct Associate Professor in Singapore

Media release

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9 October 2008

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Curtin University of Technology today conferred the honour of Adjunct Associate Professor on Madam Lim Swee Hia, SingHealth’s Group Director of Nursing. Madam Lim is the University’s first Adjunct Associate Professor in Singapore.

Professor Jill Downie, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin said the appointment was very important for the University.

“The appointment of an Adjunct Professor recognises outstanding leaders in their field who have a strategic relationship with the University,” Professor Downie said.

“Madam Lim is the first international Adjunct Professor to be appointed for the School. She has over forty years of nursing experience and has made an immense contribution to the profession during her career.

“She has worked tirelessly to enhance nurses’ training opportunities and career pathways which has resulted in increased recruitment and retention of nurses at a national level in Singapore.”

Curtin is Australia’s fifth largest university and has a strong commitment to internationalisation. The University currently has over 17,000 international students.

“Curtin is committed to providing world class educational opportunities throughout the broader region and has established campuses and educational programs across Southeast Asia,” Professor Downie said.

“This includes the recently announced Singapore campus of Curtin which will provide a collaborative university campus for our students and enhance their educational experience.

“In Singapore alone, the School of Nursing and Midwifery has 330 students currently studying.”

“There is already a strong relationship between Singapore and Australia’s healthcare industry and this appointment will build on our joint efforts in education and research and further strengthen the bond.”

Modified: 9 October 2008