Dr Boon (Eric) Lim

Registered Nurse
RN, PhD, BN, GradDipFMH, GradDipTh, MNurSt, MMHN, MACMHN, MACN

Dr Eric Lim has almost 20 years of experience in mental health nursing and more than 10 years of experience in nursing education. He has worked across many areas of mental health including forensic mental health and is now a lecturer at Curtin University. He is passionate about helping individuals who have complex needs and are vulnerable in society.

Dr Eric Lim is a lifelong learner. Over the last 10 years, he continued to pursue knowledge and understanding of how to promote therapeutic and least restrictive care and treatment for people with mental illness. Eric completed his Doctor of Philosophy which focused on utilising recovery-focused care in the acute mental health setting. He is continuing his research to promote recovery-focused care to reduce aggression and is currently working on the use of virtual reality to better prepare staff to work collaboratively with consumers in acute mental health settings.


  • Nursing Education
  • Healthcare Research
  • Mental Health Nursing – acute, forensic
  • Aggression and Violence prevention


  • Lecturer, Curtin University, School of Nursing
  • Honorary Research Consultant (Mental Health Nursing), Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group
  • Expert Registered Nurse, advicor


  • Member, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
  • Member, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)
  • Member, National Tertiary Education Union
  • Diploma in Nursing, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore – 2005
  • Bachelor of Nursing, La Trobe University, Australia – 2007
  • Graduate Diploma in Forensic Mental Health, James Cook University, Australia – 2011
  • Master of Nursing Studies, James Cook University, Australia – 2013
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology, Assemblies of God Bible College, Singapore – 2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University, Australia – 2022
  • Master of Mental Health Nursing, Newcastle University, Australia – 2022
  • Assessor, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)


  • WA & National (File Reviews & Telehealth)