Professor Dawn Freshwater
- Contact details
The University of Western Australia (M464)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 2801
- Prior to moving to Western Australia to take up the position of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dawn Freshwater served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Staff and Organizational Effectiveness, Professor of Mental Health and Head of the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Professor Freshwater received her doctorate at the University of Nottingham in 1998 and has been the recipient of numerous awards. She was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing in 2001.
As an academic Professor Freshwater serves on the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF) panel in the UK; reviews and acts in an advisory capacity for the National Institute for Health Research and MRC and to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. She contributes to clinical academic fellowship panels and to awards of doctoral training centres.
In her leadership capacity, Professor Freshwater has championed and led the successful Award of Athena SWAN; funded a study to examine the impact of globalisation on leadership and developed a manifesto for Inclusive Leadership jointly with the British Council.
- Key research
- Professor Freshwater’s research has focussed 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. She currently is the editor of the International Journal of Mixed Methods Research.