Dr David Gillham

Casual Academic

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West Wing
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Associate Professor David Gillham has a background in e-learning and evidence based practice. His academic studies have spanned science, nursing and education. David was project leader for CaseWorld (authentic, multidisciplinary, online case based learning) from 2011-2016. He has strong interest in co-creation of evidence based online content and supporting publication development by postgraduate students.


B.Sc., B.N., M.N.St., PhD.

Honours, awards and grants

2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Flinders University, Team award for the CaseWorld e-learning project.

2016 Executive Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award Flinders University: Team award for the CaseWorld e-learning project.

2009 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, University of South Australia

2007 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, University of South Australia

2007 Quality Teaching Award, University of South Australia

Research expertise
Health professional education
Research interests

GRANTS (last 5 years)

2015 – 2017  Xiao L., Willis E., Harrington A., Gillham D., De Bellis A., Morey W., Jeffers L. ‘Developing the multicultural workforce to improve the quality of care for residents.’ Department of Social Services ($566,574) 

2015 – 2016 Gillham D., Wright V., Tucker K. ‘CaseWorld’ Internal Flinders University Funding ($542,173) 

2014 – 2015 Muir-Cochrane, E., Levett-Jones T, Rudd C , Barkway P, O’Kane, D McAllister M, Gillham, D., Edmondson, W., Rigney, D., (2014-2015) ‘Reshaping curricula: integrating culturally diverse/mental health online content to prepare work ready health professionals’, Office for Learning and Teaching Grant, ($219,000)

2014-2015 King L., Gillham D., Facilitating collaborative publication by clinicians: A novel approach to postgraduate education ($ 5,000)

2013-2014 King L, Gillham D What factors hinder/facilitate student dissemination of research findings through collaborative student-staff publications in the School of Nursing and Midwifery Start up Grant ($4,771)

2012 – 2015 Gillham D, Parker S. (2012/3) Authentic Web-based Assessment and Knowledge-linked Evaluation Flinders University Internal Establishment Grant ($9,823)

2012 – 2013 Gillham D, Parkin N, Matthews G (2012-3) CaseWorld Interprofessional Education: Virtual Learning for Health Care. Internal Flinders University Grant ($82,000).

2010 – 2013 Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds Dr David Gillham Mr Peter Ride Professor Gunter Saunders Jackie Cornell Dr Victoria Walsh  Development and evaluation of a pedagogic model using online resources in an authentic assessment as a driver for the development of higher order cognitive skills UK National Teaching Fellowships Scheme Project Grant £199,520 ( AUD $346,793) *based on exchange rates 8/7/2010

Teaching interests
  • Evidence Based Practice
Supervisory interests
Evidence based practice
Nurse education
Student assessment
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: clinical education, clinical supervision, models of supervision (1), nurse education, e-learning, community of inquiry (1)

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