Professor Rhonda Wilson

RMIT University

Professor Rhonda Wilson is an internationally recognised mental health nursing scientist with a research focus on digital health interventions. She is Professor of Mental Health Nursing at RMIT University Australia and RMIT Europe in Spain, where she leads mental health nursing and an innovative digital mental health nursing laboratory. As a Wiradjuri (First Nation) descendent, and member of CATSINaM (Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives) she is a vigorous advocate and activist for the promotion of cultural safety and decolonisation in our education and health institutions. She has published extensively in international journals, books and conferences. She has a track record of leading national and international mental health mixed methods research programs, including using methods suited to priority populations, and First Nations peoples. Professor Wilson has worked in a wide range of rural and regional clinical registered nursing roles throughout Northern Queensland, North-western Victoria, South-western Queensland and the New England region of NSW and academic roles in Australia, Denmark and New Zealand. During lockdown restrictions at the height of a Covid-19 outbreak in Walgett, NSW 2021, she partnered with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service and her university colleagues, to go to Walgett to undertake an early humanitarian vaccination campaign to provide urgent protection for the Walgett community. Professor Wilson continues with a wide international and national network and program of research based flexibly on the traditional Darkinjung Country, Central Coast NSW, Australia. She is the current President of the peak body, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.