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Dr Edward White

Dr Edward White is a Director of Osman Consulting Pty Ltd, a dedicated health care research and biostatistical consulting company, established in 2001. He is also a Conjoint Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia.

  • He is a career social researcher, with over 35 years international professional experience, and a former senior university academic. For 13 years, he was a full-time, Research Professor at three Universities; one in England and two in Australia.
  • In addition to professional mental health and postgraduate teaching qualifications, he holds three higher research degrees; a Doctor of Philosophy degree and two Masters degrees, one in Social Policy, the other in Social Research. He is a Fellow of two Australian Colleges and, in the United Kingdom, he is also a Professional Member of the Institute of Clinical Research, a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science and a Chartered Scientist. He is an Executive Committee member of the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, held annually at Adelphi University, New York, USA [the first ‘international’ member]
  • He has considerable expertise in:
    • Working with individual and teams of practitioners to find practical solutions to complex research issues
    • Advising on all aspects of social/health research methodology and design
    • Preparing research funding applications
    • Conducting research studies on behalf of universities, government agencies, private organizations and individuals
    • Creating and analysing quantitative and qualitative datasets
    • Facilitating focus groups and conducting face-to-face semi-structured interviews with professionals, service users and carers (especially in mental health/cancer settings)
    • Managing research projects to successful completion
    • Writing for publication
    • Disseminating research findings at seminar/conference events
    • Examining Masters' and Doctoral theses
  • He has a personal reputation for methodological rigour and for keeping projects on-line, on-time and within budget. He is a loyal team player and a committed self-starter.
  • His particular substantive and research interests* are in:
    • Clinical Supervision in professional practice
    • Mental health practice and education in community and hospital settings

* In both these research domains, Dr White has co-directed two large-scale research studies each funded by the Government Department of Health, England, which have been subsequently voted by the United Kingdom Royal College of Nursing Research Society [2009] into Nursing Research's Top 50  ‘most influential piece of nursing research over the past 50 years’: [1] Clinical supervision and mentorship: an evaluation in England and Scotland [2] The Fourth Quinquennial National Community Mental Health Nursing Census of England and Wales, respectively. 

  • He is very well networked at national and international levels, and has a sound working knowledge of the linkage arrangements between the health care industry and governmental agencies, together with a convincing experience of the necessary nexus between research, education, management, practice and policy development.
  • He is an experienced author and orator, with over 115 literary outputs, including edited textbooks, book chapters and peer reviewed research articles and has given ~165 major conference presentations in all countries that comprise the United Kingdom, every State and Territory that comprise Australia and at other international venues including China, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Central Africa, Portugal and the East and West coasts of the USA.
  • He has personally attracted substantial competitive external research funds (excluding fees from consultancy contracts) and also commissioned numerous projects as the former Director, Board of Research, Australian [and New Zealand] College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.
  • He has previously held membership of the Health Sciences Research Grant Review Panel of the National Health and Medical Research Council [NHMRC], Australia and as Referee, Research Grants Scheme, Economic and Social Research Council [ESRC], United Kingdom.
  • Full curriculum vitae available upon application

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