Dr Finbar Hopkins

Lecturer in Nursing

Tel     : +61 3 8344 9625

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Email : fhopkins@unimelb.edu.auFinbar Hopkins

Brief CV

2009 - Current   Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, University of Melbourne, Victoria

2007 – 2009      Lecturer in Nursing & Midwifery, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria

1992 - 2007       Lecturer in Nursing & Midwifery, Victoria University, Melbourne

1988 - 1992       Clinical Nurse Teacher (Mental Health) Western Australian School of Nursing, Perth, Western Australia

1985 - 1986       Registered Nurse Emergency Department, Fremantle Hospital, Perth, Western Australia

1983 - 1984       Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia

1981 - 1983       Registered General Nurse, Lewisham & Guys Hospital, London, United Kingdom

1975 - 1979       Registered Psychiatric Nurse, St Brendan's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Certificate in Child & Family Development (Infant Observation)

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD Monash University, Victoria.
  • Master of of Women’s Studies, Victoria University, Victoria.
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.
  • Graduate Diploma in Women’s Health,  The University of  Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mother-infant mental health
  • Consumer co-production
  • Consumer perspective reflective support
  • The Training Needs Analysis for Mental Health Nurses in Victoria
  • Spirituality and mental health nursing

Research areas

  • Mother-infant mental health
  • Consumer co-production
  • Consumer perspective reflective support
  • The Training Needs Analysis for Mental Health Nurses in Victoria
  • Spirituality and mental health nursing

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Facilitating Therapeutic groups
  • Supported Decision Making
  • Co-production
  • Every Moment Counts
  • Preceptorship in Psychiatric Nursing
  • Mindfullness

Special interest areas:

  • Achieving clinical excellence in psychiatric nursing  through quality and safety initiatives, practice development, evidence-based practice and clinical supervision.

PUBLICATIONS:

Hopkins, F. (2016).Action learning sets and changing mental health nurses professional practice in Melbourne Australia. The World Institute of Action Learning news@wial.org

Roper, C. Hopkins, F., Houghton, J. (2014).Who’s got the wheel? Consumer leadership and co-production in the training of mental health clinicians. Health Issues Journal, 113, pp.34-37.

Hopkins, F. Clarke, D. Cross, W. (2014). Inside stories: Maternal representations of first time mothers from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy. Women and Birth, Vol. 27, 1, pp.26-30.

Cutts, D. David, P. McIntyre, M., Seibold, C., Hopkins, F. Miller, M.(2003).Werna Naloo-We Us Together: the birth of a midwifery education consortium. Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 41, No2, pp.179-186.

Hopkins, F. (2009).Mental Health.(Book chapter, 45). In R. Funnell,G. Koutoukidis, & K. Lawrence, (Eds.),Tabbner’s Nursing Care 5E, Churchill Livingstone:Sydney.

MacCauley, K.  & Hopkins, F. (2011). Talking women’s mental health :From the margins to the centre.(Book, chapter, 23). In K.Edward, I. Munro, A.Robins, A.Welch (Eds), Mental Health Nursing Dimensions of Praxis, Oxford University Press:Melbourne.

Mental Health Conference Presentations

Hopkins, F.  (2016). Working with culture:mental health nurses as meaning makers. Perinatal Infant Mental Health (SIG), June, 9th & 10th, Sydney NSW. (Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. & Roper, C. (2016). Supported decision-making – a process of transformation. 2016 Service User Academia Symposium – Creating Connections & Building Bridges Together: The Journey Continues, 21st November & 22nd November, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.(Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. (2015). Spirituality in Mental Health Nursing.16th Victorian Collaborative Psychiatric Nursing Conference, August 6th & 7th,Melbourne,Victoria.

Steiert, J. & Hopkins, F. (2014). Attachment Relationships and  Clinical Supervision. Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference. October, 7th-9th, Melbourne, Australia. (Poster)

Hopkins, F.(2013). Supporting Nursing Workforce and Leadership
in Acute Adolescent/Youth Mental Health Care.
The 39th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Collaboration and Partnerships in Mental Health Nursing, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, October, 22nd-24th, Perth, Western Australia.(Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. (2013). A Report: Supporting the Nursing Workforce and Leadership in Acute Adolescent Mental Health Care.The 14th Victorian Psychiatric Nurses Conference, August, 8th & 9th, Melbourne,Victoria.(Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. & Steiert, J.  (2013). Making Attachment Theory Relevant to your Practice. The 14th Victorian Psychiatric Nurses Conference, August, 8th & 9th, Melbourne,Victoria. (Workshop)

Hopkins, F. (2012). Action Learning Sets: How others do It. The 13th Victorian Psychiatric Nurses Conference, August, 9th & 10th, Melbourne,Victoria.(Workshop)

Hopkins, F. (2012). Stepping-stones to “good enough” child and adolescent mental health nursing” . The 7th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology ,July, 16th-18th, Roehampton University, London, United Kingdom. (Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F.  Roper, C. (2012). Clinical Supervision:When you can’t see the wood for the trees. The 13th Victorian Psychiatric Nurses Conference, August, 9th & 10th, Melbourne,Victoria. (Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. (2011) Recovery Based Practice:Everybody’s Responsibility. The 12th Victorian Psychiatric Nurses Conference, August, 11th & 12th, Melbourne,Victoria. (Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. & McCauley,K.  (2012). Talking Women’s Mental Health: Time to Revisit. The 36th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, "Mental Health Nurses: Swimming between the flags?" August,30th –September, 2nd,  Hobart, Tasmania. (Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. & Kilgour, D.  (2010). Group Work: creating an environment for growth. The 11th Victorian Psychiatric Nurses Conference, August, 12th & 13th, Melbourne,Victoria. (Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. McCann, T., Au, C. & Berryman, C. (2005) Attitudes of nursing and midwifery students towards people with mental illness. 31st International Mental Health Nursing Conference. Perth, Western Australia. (Oral Presention)

Hopkins, F.  McCann, T., Au, C. & Berryman, C. (2006). Attitudes of nursing and midwifery students towards people with mental illness.Published in 7h Victorian   Collaborative Psychiatric Nursing Conference Proceedings. Melbourne, Victoria.  (Oral Presention)

Hopkins, F. & Boardman, G (2006). Processing clinical experiences of student nurses on clinical placement. 7th Victorian Collaborative Psychiatric Nursing Conference Proceedings. Melbourne, Victoria. (Oral Presention)

Hopkins, F.  McCann, T., Au, C. & Berryman, C. (2005). Attitudes of nursing and midwifery students towards people with mental illness. 6th Victorian Collaborative Psychiatric Nursing Conference Proceedings. Melbourne, Victoria.  (Oral Presention)

Other Conferences

Hopkins, F. (2012).Exploring internal working models of  caregiving and maternal representations:the influence on the mother-infant relationship. World Association of Infant Mental Health,  12th World Congress. June 29th-July 3rd 12th Leipzig, Germany. (Poster)

Hopkins, F. (2011).The Imagined World of the Pregnant Mother. CPD Skills for Modern MidwivesMarch 17th & 18th AUSMED Conference, Melbourne, Australia.(Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. (2011).When Mental Illness is the Problem.CPD Skills for Modern Midwives, March 17th & 18th AUSMED Conference, Melbourne, Australia..(Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. (2009). Maternal representations and  first-time mothers. Australian College of Midwives 16th National Conference. September,22nd-25th,  Adelaide, South Australia. ((Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F.(2008). Exploring internal working models of caregiving and maternal representations during pregnancy:the influence on the mother-infant relationship.Conference of Deans of Nursing & Midwifery, RMIT University, Melbourne.(Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F.(2006). Developing the Supportive Figure:using mental representations to develop mindfullness about attachment in pregnancy. The 4th Biennial Conference Early Childhood Evidence into Practice. The University of Melbourne in November 23rd & 24th, 2006, Melbourne, Victoria. (Oral presentation)

Hopkins, F. (2001). Older mothers :combining a personal and professional journey.Tweddle Child & Family Health and Victoria University. (Oral presentation)

Workshops attended

Open Dialogue workshop facilitated by  Dr Kari Valtanen from the Open Dialogue Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland. February 17th 2015, at  The Bouverie Centre, Brunswick. Melbourne.

Open Dialogue:Naturalistic study design and training as parts of development workshop facilitated by Jaakko Seikkula, Open Dialogue Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland.February 24th & 25th, 2014, at The Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

Hearing Voices and Recovery workshop facilitated by Rufus May from the UK.  Monday August 13th 2012 , at The Centre for Psychiatric Nursing,University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.