Dr Lane works as a Lecturer in Palliative and Supportive services and lectures in a range of units. Geraldine worked as a nurse for over 20 years and has extensive experience working in Palliative Care and Gerontology positions; she has a special interest in online learning, Palliative Care and Applied Gerontology. Geraldine also trained as a teacher and teaches in units within the School of Education and has taught for Flinders University since 2008. Geraldine completed her PhD through the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Flinders University; her thesis is based on the health benefits of working with a guide dog and is titled 'Theres more to a Dog Guide than meets the Eye': A Mixed Methods Investigation into the Self-Reported Benefits of Having a Dog Guide.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD-Med) (Flin), RN (Royal Newcastle Hospital), BSpEd (Flin), GradCertDisSt, GradCertEd (Flin) GradDipEd (Tertiary) (Mdch) MDisSt, MEd(SpEd), MAppGeront, MPallCare (Aged Care) (Flin)
Open Universities Australia - Tutor Award (2010) for excellence in Online Teaching.
Open Universities Australia -Tutor Award (2013) Voted top 5 tutors from all disciplines in all Universities within Australia, based on student feedback.
Golden Key International Society Award (2008) in recognition of being in the top 10% of students at Flinders University
Professor Susan Holland Award for Excellence in Online Teaching (2018)
Open Universities Australia - Award for Excellence and Innovation in Online Teaching (2019)
Lectures in Palliative Care and Applied Gerontology topics
Although teaching is my first love. I also have a strong interest in research. My current research interests are - Online Learning; Current issues in Palliative Care, Applied Gerontology, Education and Disability Studies.
Pallitive Care; Palliative Care in Aged Care; Applied Gerontology; Education; Special Education; Disabiltiy and Health.
Member of the Gold Key Honour Society Alumni: Flinders University Chapter; South Australia.
Member of the Australian Braille Authority (WA Chapter).
Member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Member of Palliative Care (WA)
Member of Blind Citizens (WA)
Member of Blind Citizens Australia
Member of Dog Guide Handlers Australia
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