Associate Professor Amanda Muller

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (N226)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

HEALTHCARE ACADMEMIC

IN BRIEF...

Research skills: quantitative (biostatistics, epidemiology, survey validation, Rasch item response models, and others), qualitative and mixed methods, corpus linguistics analysis, literature reviews, nationally accredited editor.

Health research: CALD, population health, midwifery & nursing, mental health, assistance dogs.

Linguistic research: language testing, language policy, medical terminology, health communication, educational apps.

Teaching: research methods and knowledge translation (nursing & midwifery), quantitative methods (health sciences), linguistics (speech pathology), Nursing English.

Qualifications

BA (Social Sciences) Hons: Psychology, English, Sociocultural Anthropology

PhD (English/Linguistics): Corpus Lingustics, Sociolinguistics

Grad Cert Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Social Determinants)

Grad Cert TESOL

Grad Cert Education (Higher Ed)

Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories (graded topic)

Dog Behaviour and Training (National Dog Trainers Federation Cert III)

Positions and Accreditations

Flinders University Council academic staff member (2018, 2019-20, 2021-22)

Australian Research Council (ARC) Assessor

TEQSA Register of Experts (one of approx 300 nationally)

Nationally Accredited Editor (IPEd) (one of approx 309 nationally)

Nationally Accredited Dog Behaviour and Training

Honours, awards and grants

HONOURS & AWARDS

2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

2018 National Excellence Award for Best Practice in International Education (International Education Association of Australia)

2017 College of Nursing and Health Sciences Award - Outstanding Individual Prize (Innovation)

2017 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2015 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers

2014 Faculty Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award

2014 Quality Labels for Valid Serious Games (Dutch Society for Simulation in Healthcare)

2012 HESTA 'Innovation in Nursing' category finalist (top 3)

2004 FUSA Service to International Students Award

GRANTS

2022 "Benchmark of English Language Requirements" TEQSA ($32,175)

2020 “Co-design and evaluation of resources and training strategies to support technology use in the hospital setting” CRG8: Collaborative Research ($46,891)

2020 "Error rates and types expected for IELTS half-band scores between 5.5-7.5, and the effect of this knowledge on stakeholders" IELTS Research Grants ($48,438)

2019 "Updating the ALL University Register of Teaching and Learning Centres/Units" AALL ($3901)

2017 “Development of an interactive online teaching tool to promote nursing students’ clinical decision making skills” FMNHS T&L Innovation ($5,000)

2017 “Evaluating the impact of a 3D cultural simulation experience” SoNM Start-up ($4,974)

2016 “A causal experimental study of the reciprocal relationship between vocabulary knowledge, IELTS, and academic grades.” Flinders Re-Entry Fellowship ($40,000)

2015 “Vocabulary size effects on the academic achievement of equity groups.” SoNM Start-up ($4,981)

2014 “Improving International Students’ Writing Skills.” SoNM Strategic Research Initiative ($5,000)

2014 “viRtual Nurse education” SoNM seed grant ($4,608)

2010 “CALL for Nursing English.” Flinders T&L Innovation ($10,000)

2010 “InSoNMia project.” SoNM Project ($50,477)

Teaching interests

Clinical Communication, Nursing English, Linguistics, Educational Gaming, e-Learning, Quantitative Research Methods, Postgraduate Nursing, Epidemiology, Population Health.

Topic coordinator
NURS9222 Advancing Research Knowledge to Inform Healthcare Practice
NURS9220 Developing a Literature Review
NURS9219 Introduction to Research
SPTH1509 Linguistics and Phonetics 2
HLTH3105 Quantitative Research Methods
NURS9123 Epidemiology and Population Health
Supervisory interests
Animal-human relations
Applied linguistics
Biostatistics and epidemiology
Cognitive linguistics
Communicative competence
Computer assisted language learning (CALL)
Computers in second language learning
Digital game design
English as a second/foreign language
Games in education
Non-verbal communication
Psycholinguistics
Second language acquisition
Sociolinguistics
Teaching and learning a second language
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Educational Gaming (1), Trilingualism (1), Corpus Linguistics (1)
Associate supervisor: Technology & Disability (1), Disaster & Resilience
Completion
Associate supervisor: Professional Transition (1), Medical Education, Midwifery (2)
Expert for media contact
Accents
Breastfeeding
Communication and interpersonal skills
Dialects
Discrimination
Education - Technology
English language
Health psychology
Language/Linguistics
Linguistics
Literature - Scottish
Nursing
Public health
Research
Social issues
Speech
Writing
Assistance Dogs
Breastmilk research
English language
IELTS and English language testing
International Students
Medical English
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Accents
  • Breastfeeding
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dialects
  • Discrimination
  • Education - Technology
  • English language
  • Health psychology
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Literature - Scottish
  • Nursing
  • Public health
  • Research
  • Social issues
  • Speech
  • Writing
Interests
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Breastmilk research
  • English language
  • IELTS and English language testing
  • International Students
  • Medical English
Further information

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Paw Rights Information Sheet (pdf)

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