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Nurse leaders conferred as Adjunct Associate Professors

Media release

Curtin University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery recently recognised two outstanding nurse leaders by conferring the honour of Adjunct Associate Professor.

Stephen Carmody, Silver Chain’s General Manager of Health, and Maha Rajagopal, Royal Perth Hospital’s Director of Nursing and Patient Support Services were appointed in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the health arena in Western Australia, and for their close relationship with Curtin University.

Professor Jill Downie, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences said the University was delighted the experienced health professionals had accepted the honorary positions.

“Mr Carmody’s nursing career is exceptional. He has held a number of prominent positions in the health arena including Chief Executive Officer/Director of Nursing at St John of God Hospital. His hospital was awarded the Australian Public Health Association Award for Excellence and a WorkSafe Gold Award,” Professor Downie said.

“Maha Rajagopal has held several senior nursing positions including Acting Area Director of Nursing for South Metropolitan Health Services. She is an outstanding nurse leader who has demonstrated a strong visionary approach achieving excellent results and has continuously strived to improve the quality of patient care.

“The University is proud to be associated with the duo. Their extensive background in health and leadership qualities will strengthen our position as a leading provider of health education in Western Australia.”

Photo: (L-R): Professor Philip Della, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Stephen Carmody, Maha Rajagopal and Professor Jill Downie, Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Health Sciences.


Kristy Jones / Teresa Belcher, Public Relations, Curtin University
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