As Head of Professional Practice in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences (SNMSS) at CQUniversity, I liaise with industry partners to provide quality clinical learning for CQU (and other) nursing students. As a lecturer in the College I coordinate a 2nd year unit, acute alterations in health and am an active member of the learning and teaching community, reviewing assessments and writing unit content. I have degrees in nursing and education and my teaching and early career research is focused on: education for undergraduates and clinicians to improve clinical learning and clinical teaching using evidenced based classroom and bedside teaching strategies. I have co-authored 29 published manuscripts and 5 book chapters on these topics.
As a registered nurse and nursing educator I have had diverse clinical and clinical educator experiences, most recently focussed on facilitation roles and on medical/surgical nursing.
My area of interest in nursing education and research is primarily clinical teaching and my goal is to be a sought after educator to support stakeholders working in the clinical teaching/work integrated learning space.
This broad subject means I am an engaged researcher and educator in the following areas;
James Cook University
Central Queensland University
Central Queensland University -clinical facilitator, academic
University of Sunshine Coast - clinical facilitator
Awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning and Teaching (Tier 2) 2019
Multiple reviewer (of the month) and recognition for reviewer awards Elsevier, Nurse Education in Practice and Collegian
Previous to teaching at CQ University I have worked as a clinical facilitator at several facilities on the Sunshine Coast. I also have extensive experience facilitating and evaluating educational workshops in both present and past employment.
Member Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS)
Member International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation Learning (INACSL)
Group member INACSL Australian Regional Interest Group (RIG)
Group member Peer Supported Open Dialogue WA/QLD
See my work here ORCID: 0000-0002-1126-3901
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Associate Supervisor
Curriculum and Pedagogy - Work integrated learning (incl. internships)
Introducing innovative clinical teaching methods and approaches as well as using action research approaches in the design and evaluation of educational interventions
Health services and systems - Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
My area of interest in nursing education and research is primarily clinical teaching. This broad subject allows me to research and teach into the following areas; clinical teacher professional development and professional identity formation for working in both classroom and clinical settings work integrated learning undergraduate clinical education undergraduate professional identity formation story and narrative pedagogy in nursing healthcare simulation
Other health sciences - Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
Nursing Health workforce