Researcher Biography

Dan Richard Fernandez BSN MAN is a registered nurse. He started his career as an emergency department nurse in the Philippine Heart Centre then shifted to the academe as a lecturer/clinical instructor/researcher in the Trinity University of Asia-St. Luke’s College of Nursing.

He has published in nursing education and primary health care.

During his PhD, he hopes to be trained in First Nations health research with a focus in sleep and mental health among First Nations children and adolescents.

PhD Topic:

Sleep Health Program to achieve better sleep and improved mental health symptoms in Indigenous adolescents.


  • Dr Rennie Lee
  • Prof Lisa McDaid
  • Dr Nam Tran

Research Interests:

  • First Nations Peoples sleep health

  • First Nations Peoples social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)