The Aga Khan University has appointed Dr David Arthur as the new Dean of its School of Nursing and Midwifery on its Karachi campus in Pakistan. Dr Arthur brings 37 years of rich international experience in nursing education, practice and research from health care institutions and universities.
Dr Arthur is a Registered Nurse, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Advanced Nursing (Education) from the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne; a Bachelor of Educational Studies (Psychology) from Monash University; Master of Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle and a PhD in Nursing. Before joining AKU, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Health at Charles Darwin University. He has also been associated with the School of Nursing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, holding several positions including Professor and Associate Head of Research. And as Professor and Head of the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at the National University of Singapore, he led the development of the first BN in Singapore.
Dr Arthur has published extensively in his areas of expertise, including mental health nursing, curriculum development, brief pscyhosocial interventions and primary health care.