Engaged Learning and Teaching 2013


The Safety Circus Applied Theatre Project

Safety Circus Applied Theater receives award

In partnership with the Queensland Police Service, CQUniversity Bachelor of Theatre students and staff developed an engaging theatre production for Year 3 students around safety messages. The production was presented in 18 Mackay primary schools; a total of 1847 students and 252 parents and teachers.

  • Judith Brown (Director CQCM, School of Education & The Arts)
  • Hannah Barn (CQUniversity Bachelor of Theatre Honours student)


Developing and Implementing Innovative Solutions for Clinical Education Placements - Crafting a Local Approach to Mental Health Clinical Learning

This project brought representatives from a range of mental health services and consumer organisations on the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Central, Central West and Mackay regions together to explore ways of capacity building mental health clinical and fieldwork experience for students to meet the current and future mental health workforce training requirements.

  • Anthony Welch (Project Leader – School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Monica Moran (Member – School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Brenda Happell (Member – School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Margaret McAllister (Member – School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Louise Byrne (Member – School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Maude Chapman (Member – School of Nursing & Midwifery)
  • Justine Connor (Member – School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Reading SMART Literacy Program

This project is working to improve the reading comprehension abilities of Year 6, 7 and 8 students at 11 schools in the Bundaberg region through the provision of reading resources alongside training for teacher aides.

  • Kerry Aprile
  • Lois Harris

Training Therapists and Responding to Need in Regional Mental Health - A Model of Collaborative Care

The CQUniversity Wellness Centre was established to provide therapy training for students in the Master of Clinical psychology program, with this training becoming a key provider for mental health services within the regional community. In 2013 the Wellness Centre provided approximately 500 hours of therapy and assessment services to members of the community with referrals from both the public and private health sector.

  • Bernadette Moore (Leader – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Kevin Ronan (Leader – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Karen Tyrell (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Erica Olsen  (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Shani Granger  (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Kelly Bramstedt  (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Katy Coonan  (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Rebecca Sion  (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Stacey Koniw (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))
  • Danica Adolfsson  (Member – Wellness Centre (Psychology))