Dr Frances Hughes

(RN, DNurs, CNZM)


Panel Session:
Leadership in a Pandemic
Tuesday, 17 November 11.10am

Frances has a strong mental health background and has held executive roles internationally, leading the implementation of best practice nursing and health care in Queensland Health, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the International Council of Nurses, Switzerland.  

Frances facilitated the Pacific Island Mental Health network for WHO in the pacific for 7 Years – working with 16 countries. Frances has a particular passion for supporting people with a lived experience of mental health to stay well in the community, through education and providing world-class, evidence-based therapeutic programs that are continually improved through implementing the latest research. 

Frances and her husband (who also has a strong  mental health background) have significant experience in establishing and running a very successful community-based mental health facility in New Zealand. Frances is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania and was a Fulbright Scholar (2013) and Harkness Fellow (2001/2002).

Frances is Chair of the NZACA Nursing Leadership Group

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