Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead for the Nutrition and Dietetic programs. She is an experienced and passionate educator and doctoral candidate, with a research interest in placement education and transition to practice.
Amanda is a Flinders alumnus, completing her Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in 1994. She has over 15 years of experience as a clinical dietitian across a broad range of clinical practice areas. She commenced her academic career at Flinders University in 2008 and her teaching roles include coordination of the clinical placement, communication and counselling, and teaching into clinical nutrition topics.
Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) - (Flinders University, 2012)
Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics - (Flinders University, 1994)
Bachelor of Science(Hons) - (Flinders University, 1992)
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy (enrolled in 2021): Underperformance and failure on professional practice placement: Exploring the experiences of Allied Health students when placement goes wrong.
2023-2024 CNHS College Scholar (Self-Regulated Teaching Programs)
Awarded in recognition of the value of the program of research to the CNHS strategic priorities, including potential future benefit to the College and University.
2017 SoHS Research Education Grant
Ms Stacie Attrill, Dr. Chris Breber, Dr. Christopher Lind & Ms Amanda Wray. Mutual learning: Intercultural skills and knowledge developed through supervising culturally and linguistically diverse students in health professional placements. Prideaux Centre for Health Professional Education - $10,000
2015 Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
Stacie Attrill, Amanda Wray, Brenton Kortman. Facilitating a high-quality Foundation Placement Education Workshop for health professionals providing clinical education.
Clinical supervision skills initiative, Health Workforce Australia (HWA.) $31,800 contracted to Attrill S, Kortman, B. & Wray, A.
2014 Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences Executive Dean's Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant
Mehta K, Wray A, Yaxley A, Jackson K, Miller J, Thomas J, Matwiejczyk L, Dickinson K, Miller M. StEW: flinders university Students Eat Well! A mentor-led peer-education program promoting nutrition and supporting first-year transition to university.
Amanda is the Academic Lead for Nutrition and Dietetic programs. Her teaching responsibilities include coordination of the final year clinical placement and is responsible for the organisation, management, and delivery of the clinical placement program which is a core and compulsory component of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BND) and the Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics (MND) and topics involving preparation to professional practice.
Member of Dietitians Australia (APD)
Examiner for Dietetic Skills Recognition (DSR)
Student-led Fragility Fracture Clinic (Marion GP Plus)
Community of Practice (DA, Dietetics Educators)
2020- Current: Academic Lead, Nutrition & Dietetics programs
2016-2019: Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics program
2010-2019: Clinical Placement Coordinator, Nutrition & Dietetics, Flinders University
2008-2009: Lecturer, Nutrition & Dietetics, Flinders University
1999-2008: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Senior Renal Dietitian
1997-1999: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Senior Nutrition Support Dietitian
1996-1997: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dietitian
1995-1996: Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dietitian
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