Ms Cassandra Hood

Academic Developer

Learning and Teaching Innovation

place Sir Eric Neal - Engineering (457)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Cassandra completed both her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees at Flinders University. She has worked across a variety of inpatient, community health and private practice settings including Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Adelaide Health and Adelaide Nutrition Care (her own medical nutrition therapy consultancy). An author and lecturer she has lectured within the Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor's degrees in Education, Health Sciences and at TAFE and other higher education institutions. She is involved in adult education and training in an ongoing capacity across her work and has presented at a variety of conferences in areas including HIV nutrition through to body image, chronic disease prevention and peer review of teaching.

Cassandra joined the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching as a Lecturer in Higher Education after nearly 7 years with the Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit (School of Medicine) as a senior Research Officer and Lecturer. She currently works as an Academic Developer within the Learning and Teaching Innovation (Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Students) portfolio.


Bachelor of Science

Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics

Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)

Key responsibilities
  • learning and teaching support for the College of Medicine and Public Health (academic lead) and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • support for topic and course curriculum design
  • Flinders Foundations of University Teaching program coordinator
  • development of resources supporting learning and teaching
  • contact and support for peer evaluation of teaching and sessional staff learnign and teaching support.
Teaching interests

Teaching interests include chronic condition management, nutrition-related issues and teaching in higher education

Topic lecturer
EDUC8901 Flinders Foundations of University Teaching