Dr Fathimath Shifaza

Senior Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (N311)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Fathimath Shifaza is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr Shifaza is a registered nurse with additional qualification in Midwifery and has over 20 years of clinical nursing and midwifery experience in Australia and Internationally. She has outstanding academic achievements from three Australian Universities. Her current research interest focuses on translating evidence to clinical practice, practice change and academic teaching styles.Fathimath’s work underpins the importance of having Evidence-based Champions is clinical setting in order to implement evidence-based practice. She has conducted number of EBP research projects in clinical settings, academia. Her post-doctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University broadens her knowledge and scope of expertise in Evidence-based Practice. She frequently contributes to international conferences as a keynote speaker, invited speaker and acts as a peer reviewer for a number of International Journals.

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship ( Ohio State University)
  • PhD (University of South Australia)
  • Master of Nursing Studies (The University of Adelaide)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (post registration) (Monash University)
  • Diploma of Nursing and Midwifery (Maldives University)
Honours, awards and grants
  • Outstanding Health Researcher Award 2018 - Ministry of Health, Maldives
  • Endeavour Executive Award 2017- Department of Education and Training -Australia
  • Australian Postgraduate Award 2011- Department of Education and Training -Australia
Key responsibilities
  • Postgraduate ( nursing suite) course coordinator
  • Teaching & Coordinating Undergraduate, Postgraduate Topics
  • Contribute to planning, implementation and evaluation of activities of the Course Coordinator
  • Support for the Academic Lead regarding the contribution of course data and curriculum for external accreditation requirements as well as draft workload allocations
  • Rewriting and developing undergraduate topics
  • Orientation and ongoing support of staff including casual/sessional staff, new staff and staff
  • Supervision of Honours and HDR Students
  • Academic Staff supervision ( 5 staff members)
  • Mentoring and a buddy to new staff
Teaching interests

Evidence-based practice

Quality and Safety


Orthopeadic Nursing

Integrating theory and practice

Topic coordinator
NURS9123 Epidemiology and Population Studies for Health Care Practice.
NURS2006 Clinical Governance and Practice Improvement
NURS3005 Transition to professional practice II
Topic lecturer
NURS2005 Managing Care in Different Setting
NURS2006 Clinical Governance and Practice Improvement
Supervisory interests
Action research
Casemix, classification, utilisation, implementation
Clinical decision making and case based reasoning
Clinical nursing research
Evidence based clinical practice
Evidence based implementation
Evidence based practice of invasive procedures
Implementing practice change
International nurses/overseas educated nurses
Knowledge translation
Nurse education
Orthopaedic nursing
Qualitative, mixed methods and survey research
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: E-Learning (1), CALD Health care professions (1), Diabeties managment (1), Primary Health Care (1)
Principal supervisor: Midwifery (1), Occupational Stress (1)
Associate supervisor: Parental Hope & Cancer (1)