Nursing Leadership Series

Dr. Hughes has a distinguished career focusing on women’s mental health and substance use with a total fund exceeding $20 million. She is known for her ground breaking work in the 1980s related to chemically dependent nurses, and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of alcohol use among sexual minority (lesbian and bisexual) women.  She has served as Co-Investigator on numerous other funded studies with researchers from major U.S. and Australian institutions, including the University of Melbourne and Deakin University. Dr. Hughes holds Honorary Professor appointments at the University of Technology-Sydney and Deakin University (Australia), and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hughes has received a myriad of local, national and international awards, and in 2015 she was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International. She was also inducted into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. 

Part of an ongoing series of lectures open to nurse professionals and any others interested.  More details coming in 2017.