Mrs Amanda Wray

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (7E:105.3)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Amanda an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Senior Lecturer & Academic Lead for Nutrition and Dietetic programs and PhD candidate.

Amanda is a Flinders alumnus, completing her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in 1994 and has over 15 years' experience as a clinical dietitian in a broad range of clinical practice areas. She commenced her academic career at Flinders University in 2008 and has a strong interest in placement education and transition to practice.


Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) - (Flinders University, 2012)
Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics - (Flinders University, 1994)
Bachelor Science(Hons) - (Flinders University, 1992)
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)

Doctor of Philosophy(enrolled 2021)

Honours, awards and grants

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.

2015 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.

External Consultancy

Clinical supervision skills initiative funded by Health Workforce Australiaa (HWA) Wray A, Kortman B, Attrill S."Foundation Placement Educator Workshop". Adelaide SA (Sept 2014), Kalgoorlie WA (Nov 2014).

2014 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 nutritiion and supporting first year transition to university.

Key responsibilities

Amanda is the Academic Lead for Nutrition and Dietetic programs.

In addition, she coordinates the final year clinical placement and is responsible for the organisation, management and delivery of the Clinical Dietetics 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).

Teaching interests
  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nutrition care process
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Communication & Nutrition Counselling
  • Placement Educator Training
Topic coordinator
NUTD9161 Communication & Nutrition Counselling
NUTD9220 Clinical Placement
NUTD3104 Communication & Nutrition Counselling
Topic lecturer
NUTD3103 Nutrition Care Process
NUTD9160 Nutrition Care Process
NUTD3106 Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
NUTD9163 Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Further information

Professional Experience

2020-2021: 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