Mrs Amanda Wray

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

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.

Honours, awards and grants

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.

External Consultancy

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.

Key responsibilities

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.

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- 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