WSLHD’s Professor Caleb Ferguson: Setting New Heights for Patient Care and Academic Advancement

Professor Caleb Ferguson has recently been appointed as the Professor of Nursing (Chronic & Complex Care) at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).

With a strong background in stroke, cardiovascular disease, and frailty research, Professor Ferguson is expected to have a significant impact on patient care and academic development in the district.

We are so excited to welcome Caleb Ferguson as the Professor of Nursing for Chronic and Complex Care.

Maria Lingam, Executive Director, Nursing & Midwifery

“Caleb has already started to work closely with our nurses to drive excellence in clinical practice through translating research to the patient bedside and promoting positive and effective patient outcomes across the District. I am looking forward to seeing the clinical research and innovations by our nurses and midwives which are forged through the collaborative relationship with our academic nursing partners”.

Professor Ferguson began his journey in healthcare in 2004 when he became a registered nurse in Scotland. He then relocated to Australia in 2005 to pursue his passion for healthcare and research.

Over the years, he gained valuable experience in stroke and neuroscience nursing through various clinical roles at different hospitals.

In October 2017, Professor Ferguson joined WSLHD as a Senior Research Fellow in the western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre.

Since then, he has been leading a research program focused on chronic care, assembling a team of talented researchers and doctoral students to delve into this area.

As the Academic Director of the Centre for Chronic & Complex Care Research, Professor Ferguson is driving his team towards transforming patient outcomes through research and academic growth.

He is dedicated to inspiring clinical nurses to engage in research that addresses pertinent issues, believing that their active participation can lead to significant improvements in patient care.

In addition to his professional achievements, Professor Ferguson has personal interests in cycling, running, and swimming.

He has taken on challenges such as cycling to the top of Stelvio Pass in Northern Italy and holds a family record for completing a marathon in an impressive time of 3 hours and 26 minutes.

His passion for physical fitness aligns with his dedication to improving the health and well-being of others.

Professor Ferguson finds the western Sydney community unique and vibrant, with diverse character and a range of challenges.

This environment provides an ideal setting for conducting research that directly addresses the needs of the local community.

By focusing on patient-centred outcomes, he aims to bring about positive changes in healthcare and enhance the lives of those with chronic and complex care needs.

Professor Ferguson expresses his gratitude to the WSLHD Research & Education Network for their unwavering support.

This network serves as the backbone for research initiatives across the district, offering valuable support and exciting opportunities for research.

With Professor Caleb Ferguson leading the way, western Sydney Local Health District’s chronic and complex care research is set to reach new heights.

His commitment to improving patient outcomes, inspiring clinician-researchers, and advancing academic development makes him an invaluable asset to the healthcare community.

Through his dedication and research endeavors, Professor Ferguson is making a significant impact in the field.