Common Ground Queensland - Board and Staff Members

Andrew Gardner - Director

Dr Andrew Gardner is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Queensland, where he teaches mental health nursing in the undergraduate and post graduate programs.  Andrew has worked in a number of senior clinical roles in many mental health services in Australia and as a Chief Executive Officer for a number of country hospitals in South Australia.  His recent mental health clinical work focused on the needs of the homeless community in Adelaide and regional centres in South Australia.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Nursing, a Master of Mental Health Nursing, a Master of Business Administrative Management, a Diploma of Medical Hypnosis, and a Philosophical Doctorate for his thesis titled “A constructivist grounded theory of mental health clinicians’ boundary maintenance”.