Senior nursing leader appointed by Murdoch

May 12, 2017

The appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor Kathy McCoy will help to raise Murdoch's profile in the neurological community

The appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor Kathy McCoy will help to raise Murdoch's profile in the neurological community

Murdoch University has marked International Nurses Day with the appointment of a nursing leader and influencer in neurological community care.

Newly appointed Adjunct Associate Professor Kathy McCoy is the Executive Director of the Neurological Council of WA (NCWA).

NCWA partnered with Murdoch’s School of Health Professions to identify and develop a best practice community nursing model for neurological care in metropolitan Perth.

Murdoch’s Professor Anne Williams said the appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor McCoy is an important part of acknowledging the partnership.

“This is a significant appointment for the School of Health Professions. It will raise the profile of Murdoch within the neurological community at a state, national and international level,” she said.

“Future students may be attracted to Murdoch because of this recognised industry link in the area of neurological care and opportunities for further research funding are expected.

“The appointment also strengthens our partnership with the NCWA, which acknowledges the value for industry and academic organisations of working together to optimise the care of persons living with a neurological condition.”

The partnership, which was announced in February, aims to provide equitable and evidence-based support to the neurological community within Western Australia.

Adjunct Associate Professor McCoy has significant and extensive industry experience in senior roles, combined with academic achievements.

She has excellent international neurological networks and is a Professional Affiliate and Honourary Senior Professional Fellow at the WA Neuroscience Research Institute (WANRI).

Adjunct Associate Professor McCoy  also has a Master of Science (Liverpool University) and is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Health Professions.

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