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Dr Sharon James works at the Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women 
in Primary Care (SPHERE) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) as a Research Fellow and Project Manager on the Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support (AusCAPPS) Network. She is also an experienced primary health care nurse and a Board Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association. Since completing her PhD in 2021 about lifestyle risk factor communication between nurses and patients in general practice, she has been awarded an Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care Travelling fellowship and Tutor-PHC fellowship (Western University, Canada). She has also been awarded a SPHERE CRE and CRE Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (HiPP) Practicing Health Professional Seeding grant as well as a Women's Health Research, Translation and Impact Network EMCR Award. Sharon is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher with interests in women’s health, lifestyle risk, preventive care, interconception health, and nursing roles in primary health care. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

General Practice, PhD, Lifestyle Risk Communication by nurses in Australian General Practice, University of Wollongong

21 Jan 201725 Nov 2020

Award Date: 28 May 2021

Public Health, MPH, University of Wollongong

Award Date: 22 Jul 2011

OHS, Grad Dip OHSN, University of Southern Queensland

Award Date: 12 Apr 2004

Nursing, BN, University of Sydney

Award Date: 7 Jun 1996

Nursing, PhD, Lifestyle Risk by Australian General Practice Nurses

Research area keywords

  • General Practice
  • Nursing
  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health
  • Preventive Health
  • communication skills
  • Lifestyle behaviours
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Workforce and Education
  • Public Health

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  • So You Want to Know About Doing a PhD?

    Sharon James (Contributor), Catherine Stephen (Host), Rachel McKittrick (Contributor) & University Newcastle (Contributor)

    13 Sept 2023

    Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar