Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
School of Nursing & Midwifery
RN, BNg, GradDipAdultEd, FRCNA MNgFlin,
2011 ALTC Citation $10,000 D Button (Team leader), K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.Category; Approaches to support of learning and teaching that influence, motivate and inspire studetns to learn.
Citation: For significant contribution by team members in developing an online self-directed Clinical Communication Program assisting nursing students' development and application of professional language.
2009 HESTA finalist in Education Innovation in Nursing.
2008 $10,000 Executive Dean's Teaching and learning Grant 'Nursing paramedics and medical staff working as a team: Development of interdisciplinary clinical decision making and communication using high fidelity simulation'. K.Wotton, D Button, J Davis, M Kelton, M Neill, T Pointon, P Clarke, J Thompson.
2008 $8,000 Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) grant: 'How to make a Cultural quilt Utilising the CDIP toolkit to educate Casual Part-time Teachers and academic staff members of the School of Nursing and Midwifery about culturally inclusive practices focus on students undertaking clinical placement.' M Kelton, D Button.
2007 $2,000 Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) grant: 'It's Shocking understanding culture shock for general staff and part-time clinical teachers. M Kelton, D Button.
2006 $10,000 University Teaching and learning Innovation grant: 'Developing a online Clinical Communication program for ESL students that will be accessed via the internet in the clinical placement. D Button, K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.
1998 $3,000 Vice Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching in undergraduate programs; asthma management; orthopaedics; spinal injuries; emergency nursing.
Using high fidelity simulation to enhance students learning
Developing online teaching resources to motivate students learning in preparation for clinical practice
Teaching and learning research to develop student's clinician reasoning skills through the use of e-learning resources including high fidelity simulation, reusable learning objects.
2007 -currently undertaking PhD research program Thesis title E-learning: An exploration of the technology and its use for students and academics in nursing and midwifery programs in Australia.
Following completion of PhD plan to develop Mobile continuing education applications for aged care and acute care to improve quality,safety by increasing nursing staff's clinical reasoning skills.
Community health interest in asthma management, Indigenous health, young adults' health. How do young adults experience asthma? Masters Study - completed 2003. This is an inquiry using interpretive methodologies to work with young adults to illuminate what the issues are for them concerning asthma and its management. Current literature and research indicates that young adults, as a group, are poorly represented. Adolescents and adults have been considered, but I feel that young adults between the ages of 18 to 26 have quite different needs and have different expectations being placed upon them. Effective management involves listening to your body and how it is responding to the many triggers that surround us in our everyday lives which can cause an episode of asthma.
Fellow College of Nursing Australia
Committee Member: Australian Nurse Teachers Society (South Australian Chapter)
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