Dr Caroline Phelan


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (4W330)

Dr Caroline Phelan recently joined Flinders University as a Lecturer in Ageing and Palliative Care. After completing her undergraduate Nursing degree at the University of Canberra, Caroline spent much of her early nursing career in critical care areas. She completed her Master of Public Health at the University of New South Wales and has held education and management roles in nursing. She has extensive clinical experience in critical care, adult and paediatric inpatient settings, community and outpatient services and most recently in pain management.

She completed her PhD at the University of Newcastle which focused on decision making and older people in pain management. Her research focus is on clinical decision making, decision making in older age, pain management and critical theory.


PhD (Nursing) University of Newcastle

Master of Public Health University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Nursing University of Canberra

Topic coordinator
PALL8432 Understanding the Literature for Evidence-Based Practice
PALL8437 Clinical Management A
PALL8438 Clinical Management B
PALL9001 End of Life Care in Acute Settings
Topic lecturer
PALL9417 Independent Inquiry for EBP
PALL9417A Independent Inquiry for EBP
PALL9417B Independent Inquiry for EBP
Supervisory interests
Palliative care
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Medicine and Public Health (1)

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