Dean, Faculty of Health Science & Community Studies, Holmesglen Institute, Victoria
Leone English is currently the Dean of Health Science and Community Studies at Holmesglen Institute in Melbourne, a position she has held since January 2007. Holmesglen is a large provider of vocational and higher education enrolling around 55,000 students annually. The Faculty of Health Science and Community Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing areas within the institution, delivering programs across four metropolitan campuses to local and international students.
Informing her current role is over 30 years experience within a range of clinical, academic and senior management positions. She holds degrees in both nursing and education, a masters degree in education and post graduate qualifications in executive management.
As a clinician, Leone worked extensively within health services in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia and is sensitive to the issues facing the nursing profession within metropolitan and regional environments. Her clinical background has been broad and spans a range of areas including: spinal injuries, emergency and cancer nursing.
Leone has been involved in nursing education since the mid 80s. Her experience encompasses both vocational and higher education, providing her with insight into both areas and an understanding of the challenges facing each sector. She has held teaching and academic positions at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Southern Cross University and Monash University.
Leone has a keen interest in the use of simulation to enhance graduate outcomes and improve patient care. She was a key player in the design and development of Holmesglen’s world-class $20 million Simulation Centre and is the founding Chair,of the state-wide Victorian Simulation Alliance.
Leone is a Board Director for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC), a position she has held since November 2010. ANMAC is the national body responsible for the accreditation of all programs in Australia that lead to nursing and midwifery registration / endorsement. She is also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Higher Education and Training to Health Workforce Australia and sits on a range of state advisory committees.