Dr Geraldine Lane


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place DNU Perth Metro (Best way of contacting me: Via Email)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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)

Honours, awards and grants

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)

Key responsibilities

Lectures in Palliative Care and Applied Gerontology topics

Teaching interests

Pallitive Care; Palliative Care in Aged Care; Applied Gerontology; Education; Special Education; Disabiltiy and Health.

Topic coordinator
AGES8021 Introduction to Clinical Gerontology
PALL8431 Communication at the End of Life B
PALL8430 Communication at the End of Life A
PALL8432 Understanding the Literature for Evidence Based Practice
PALL8443 Capstone in Palliative or End-of-Life Clinical Practice
Topic lecturer
PALL9417 Independent Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice
AGES8026 Design and Ethics in Research with Vulnerable Populations
EDUC9551 Introduction to Sensory Impairment
Supervisory interests
Online education
Palliative care
Special education
Vision impairment
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Education; Australian Curriculum; Assessment; Personal Capacity; Social Capacity (Curtin University) (1)