HETI Staff 7

Mr Mark Wilbourn

BSc (Hons), RN, MSc

Director, Education and Training, Mental Health Portfolio

Mark is the Director, Education and Training within the Mental Health portfolio of Health Education and Training Institute (HETI). He has worked in a variety of roles in universities in the United Kingdom and Australia for the past 20 years, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Mark is a member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) and a reviewer for three mental health nursing journals. He is also a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. The title of his thesis is: Intention to pursue a career in mental health nursing among undergraduate students (INTENT). Mark is an Adjunct Fellow of Western Sydney University.

Journal Publications

Weaver, R; Ferguson, C; Wilbourn, M; Salamonson, Y (2014). Men in nursing on television: Exposing and reinforcing stereotypes. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(4), 833-842.

Wilbourn, M; Salamonson, Y; Ramjan, L; Chang, S (in press). Development and psychometric testing of the ASPIRE scale to assess intention to pursue a career in mental health nursing. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

Conference Presentations/Invited Speaker

Wilbourn, M. (2005, April). Nurse prescribing in mental health practice. Invited speaker at the Nurse Education Forum, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Ashford, UK.

Wilbourn, M., & MacInnes, D. (2011, October). Impact of illness awareness groups on beliefs about illness and the relationship between illness beliefs and treatment adherence. Paper presented at the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses’ 37th International Mental Health Nursing Conference. “Swimming between the flags?” Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Gold Coast, Australia.

Wilbourn, M., Salamonson, Y.; Ramjan, L.; Chang, S. (2014, October). Does the quality of mental health placement influence students’ intention to pursue a career in mental health nursing? Paper presented at the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses’ 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference. “Honouring the past, shaping the future” Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Melbourne, Australia.

Authored Book

Wilbourn, M; Prosser S (2003). The Pathology and Pharmacology of Mental Illness. Nelson Thornes, Cheltenham, UK [ISBN: 0-7487-5321-4]

Book Chapter

Bressington, D; Wilbourn, M. Chapter 13 Medication Management. In: Callaghan, P; Playle, JF; Cooper, L [eds.] (2009). Mental Health Nursing Skills. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK [ISBN: 978-0-19-953444-9]

University Publication

MacInnes, D; Barber, C; Pringle, P; Wilbourn, M. Developing the skills and competencies of Mental Health Nursing students by introducing student co-facilitation of supervision groups. In: Graham-Matheson, L [ed.] (2010). Research Informed Teaching: exploring the concept. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK [ISBN: 978-1-899253-75-3]

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