Associate Professor Patricia Buckley


Patricia Buckley has significant experience at senior levels in academic management.  She has held teaching positions at Swinburne University of Technology, Charles Sturt University and La Trobe University.

Patricia has academic teaching and research experience in nursing, community health and rural and remote health.

She has also held academic roles in business including entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership and human resource development.

Patricia also has practical experience in community health care and aged care, including Auditor Aged Care.

Assoc Prof Patricia Buckley


Graduate Certificate in Garden Design, University of Melbourne.

Doctorate of Organisation Dynamics, ‘A Sense of Place – The  role of the building in the organisation culture of nursing homes.’, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.  Australian Post-Graduate Award.

Master of Education: Human Resource Studies, University of South Australia.

Registered Nurse, National Registration.

Bachelor of Nursing: Community Health, SACAE.

Graduate Diploma Of Health Administration, SAIT.

Diploma of Applied Science: Community Health, SACAE.


Refereed Articles

‘Defining entrepreneurship as a ‘domain of practice’: Implications for theory and research for policy and education, O’Connor, A., Cherry, N. and Buckley, P. (2007) International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB) Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp654 – 678.

‘Developing a Consistent Approach to Determining Priority for HACC Services’ Black, K. and Buckley, P. (2003) Australian Journal of Primary Health Care Vol 9, No. 1

Marcello, F Buckley, P, Sugiyama, T and Wesselius, H. (2015).  ‘Design for Dementia: Exploring Alternative Places, Spaces and Practices of Care’ 8th International Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Christchurch New Zealand.

Conference Papers

Entrepreneurship Education: the value of bricolage and reflexivity – O’Connor, A. Cherry, N. and Buckley, P. 4th International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, AGSE Swinburne University, February 2008.

The Success of Ghanian Women Entrepreneurs: Human and Cash Capital Factors, Dsizi, S. Meyer, D. Buckley, P. Selvarajah, C. ANZAM Conference, Sydney, December 2007. *Awarded Best Paper in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Stream

Defining Entrepreneurship as a ‘domain of practice’ implications for theory and research for policy and education – O’Connor, A, Cherry, N. and Buckley, P. 3rd International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Unitec New Zealand, February 2006 *Awarded best paper in entrepreneurial education

Transitions in the Australian Economy and Demography – Implications for a formal education program, ‘New Economy Comes of Age – Implications for Ageing Entrepreneurs, Enterprises and Economies’ Small Business Institute, Business Research and Development Centre, Turku, Finland, September 2004.

‘Rural Nursing – Signposts for Diversity in Research’, Conference Proceedings, 5th Conference, Association for Australian Rural Nurses Inc. Ballarat, 1997.

Buckley, P. Harvey, D. Kelly, H. & Spowart, A. ‘A Rural Health Research Agenda’ – in Ian Blue, Patricia Buckley & David Harvey (eds) 1995.  Conference Proceedings, 1st ARHRI National Rural Health Research Workshop, Whyalla.

‘Reaching out to the Bush’ using communication technology to improve clinical skills and specialist advice’ Conference Proceedings, Australian Hospital Association, Congress 1995.

‘A Practice Affirmation Model, Windmills, Wisdom and Wonderment’ – Conference Proceedings, Association for Australian Rural Nurses Inc., Roseworthy 1994

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Rajendran, D Bryant, J Buckley, P Jopp, R 2015 ‘Global Citizenship: Surfacing the Gap between Rhetoric and reality in Internationalization of Management Curricula’ in RD Williams & A Lee (eds), Internationalizing Higher Education Critical Collaborations across the Curriculum, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp 101 – 116.

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