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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

  • Dr Baljinder Sahdra

    Dr Baljinder Sahdra is a full-time researcher at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. She holds a Bachelora??s degree in human biology and philosophy from University of Toronto, Canada. She completed a Mastera??s in philosophy, Graduate Diploma in cognitive science, and a PhD in psychology at University of Waterloo, Canada. She has previously held positions at University of California, Davis, and University of Western Sydney, Australia. She has received numerous research grants and prestigious awards for her work, and has published in several high-ranking journals. Her current research investigates factors that promote personal flourishing and prosocial behaviour. In one project, for instance, she is studying how individuals embodying a balanced, flexible attitude towards positive and negative experiences are seen by their peers as kind and helpful. In another study, she is examining the long-term effects of meditation training in focused attention and balancing of emotions on self-regulation, adaptive functioning, personal meaning-making and interpersonal relations. She applies advanced statistical methods, such as, structural equation modelling, multilevel modelling and machine learning algorithms in her various projects.

    Phone : 4669 (North Sydney) Email :

  • Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

  • Prof Patrick Crookes

    Professor Patrick Crookes is Head of the National School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at ACU. This is the largest Nursing School in Australia. He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Wollongong and Director of the Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence. He was the Chair of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery ANZ from 2009-2013. In 2015, Professor Crookes was appointed a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (one of circa 350 globally) for his contributions to nursing education and scholarship. He is an Associate Editor for the international journal 'Nurse Education Today'.

    Professor Crookes has a keen interest in 'assuring competence'. In 2010, he led the development of the Nursing Competency Assessment Schedule and its implementation, using funds competitively sourced from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council and Health Workforce Australia. More recently his scholarly interests have focused on 'expanding conceptions of scholarship' and in 'facilitating academics to evidence the impact of their work'.

    Further information on Professor Crookes' academic profile can be found at his Orcid site -

    Phone : (02) 9465 9156 (North Sydney) Email :

  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Dr Parveen Kalliath

    Parveen graduated with a Master of Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, USA and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Queensland, Australia. She has over thirty years social work practice experience in countries including India, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Parveen's career as a social worker began with community development work in India. The difficult and insecure lives of people living in slums created in her a strong passion for social justice and equity. Parveen is the recipient of Mother Theresa and the Altrusa Women's Fellowship which were awarded to her by the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St.Louis, USA. For several years she worked as a licensed clinical social worker in large medical college hospitals in St. Louis, USA. Later, in New Zealand, she became the team leader for social work in the Rehabilitation and Assessment services at Health Waikato. Parveen joined the academia after more than twenty years of social work practice. She coordinated the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Social Work) program at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand before joining the Australian Catholic University in Canberra in 2005 where she is currently the Deputy Head of School and Course Coordinator for Social Work in Canberra campus.

    Phone : (02) 6209 1125 (Canberra) Email :


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