Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane
Chair of Nursing (Mental Health)
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
BSc (Hons), RN, RMN, Grad Dip Adult Education, MNS, PhD Credentialed MHN, Fellow ACMHN
Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane is Chair of Nursing (Mental Health). Eimear’s research focusses on restraint practices in general hospital and acute in-patient psychiatric units. She is recognised as an international expert in researching aggression, seclusion, absconding and restraint. Eimear has provided expert advice in relation to restraint practice to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, SA Nurses Board and state mental health services.
Currently Eimear is working with Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and the National mental Health Commission leading a project identifying the barrier and enablers to the reduction of seclusion and restraint. Other funded projects include: the nature of empathy and its association with conflict in general hospitals; the incidence of code blacks (aggression code call) on medical wards and the role of Assistants in Nursing in the observation of psychiatric patients in Emergency Departments. Eimear has received over $2.7 million in national and international research funding from NIH (UK), NHMRC, Rotary and is a reviewer on these granting bodies.