Research Output per year
Professor Dawn Freshwater became Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia (UWA) in January 2017 and is currently leading the implementation of UWA’s 2030 Vision and Strategic Plan. She has been a leader in world class universities for over a decade and remains committed to her academic discipline.
Professor Freshwater contributes to many national and international boards including as Chair and Director of Group of Eight (Go8), Vice-Chair, Partnership Board of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Board Director, Perth USAsia Centre, member NHMRC Women in Health Science (WiHS) Committee, member of Chief Executive Women Engagement Committee (CEW), Board Member of the UWA Public Policy Institute, and Board Director of Lifeline WA. She will also assume the role of Chair of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) in July.
Professor Freshwater was awarded her PhD at the University of Nottingham and is a highly experienced and driven supporter of translational research and research-led teaching. Her contribution to the fields of Public Health (specifically Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health) and in researching Leadership practices won her the highest honour in her field - the Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing.
As an academic, Professor Freshwater has a background in mental health and has contributed to almost 200 publications, including books/chapters, peer-reviewed papers, research reports, editorials as well as media contributions, and continues to provide supervision to two PhD students. Professor Freshwater is a strong advocate for values led and inclusive leadership, about which she has also written and researched extensively.
Professor Freshwater’s research has focused on two key themes; these being psychological therapies research and offender health research. She has also developed a multi-disciplinary clinical academic research centre in practice.
Education, BA (Honours), University of Nottingham
PhD, University of Nottingham
Expert Panel Member, Performance Based Funding CGS, Dept. of Education and Training, Canberra2019 → …
Chair, Group of Eight Ltd2019 → 2020
Vice-Chair, Group of Eight Ltd2018 → 2019
Board Director, Lifeline WA2018 → …
Women in Health Science Committee Member (WiHS) , National Health and Medical Research Council2018 → 2021
Board Director, Perth Festival2018 → …
Vice-Chair, Worldwide Universities Network2018 → 2020
Governor, Forrest Research Foundation2017 → …
Board Director, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research2017 → 2018
Vice-Chair, Matariki Network of Universities2017 → 2019
Director, Perth USAsia Centre2017 → …
Board Director, Young Lives Matter Foundation (YLM)2017 → …
Vice-President, Australian Higher Education Industrial Association2016 → 2019
Panel Chair, Institutional Research Review (IRRP) Ireland2016 → 2018
Inspector, Office for Corrective Services, Perth WA2015 → …
Executive Board Member, WA Health Translation Network WAHTN - MRFF2014 → 2018
Chair, WUN Global Challenge Steering Group for Public Health and Understanding Cultures2014 → 2017
Professor of Mental Health, University of Leeds2007 → …
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paper › Chapter
Indices of change: Analysing the indexical properties of data from psychotherapy case work to discern patterns of therapeutic change over timeHills, J., Cahill, J., Lees, J. & Freshwater, D., 1 Jan 2018, Computer Supported Qualitative Research - 2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research, ISQR 2017. Reis, L. P., Costa, A. P., de Souza, F. N. & Moreira, A. (eds.). Springer-Verlag Wien, p. 418-424 7 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 621).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paper › Conference paper
The importance of pilot work to ensure questions have meaning to participants: Developing questions about PREPFreshwater, D., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Research in Nursing. 6, 4, p. 769-769
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Case study research into psychotherapies for people who present with physical symptoms, 2012-2016: a literature reviewHillis, J., Cahill, J., Lees, J. & Freshwater, D., 2017, p. 24-24. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster