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Dr Karen-Ann Clarke

PhD Sunshine Coast, MMHlthNurs S.Qld., GradDipPsych S.Qld., RN.

  • Lecturer, Nursing (Mental Health)
  • Discipline Lead, Nursing
+61 7 5459 4834
Office location
SD H1.3.22
Sunshine Coast
Karen-Ann Clarke


Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a skilled professional with over 23 years of practical experience in inpatient and community mental health and general health care environments.

Karen-Ann has a passion for advocacy within mental health, and for minimising stigma associated with mental health care, both for those with the mental health disorder and those who care for them.

She has recently completed her PhD which focused on the experiences of women who undergo electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment for depression.


Research areas

  • acute interventions for mental illness
  • stigma
  • electroconvulsive therapy

Teaching areas

  • Mental Health
  • Health, Law and Ethics

Karen-Ann's specialist areas of knowledge include nursing, mental health, health law, ethics, stigma, mental illness, therapy.

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