Gillian joined Flinders University in 2000 as a problem-based learning tutor/trainer in the graduate-entry medical program. Since then, her interest in how we learn, and in particular active learning pedagogies, led her to undertake a doctorate investigating students’ control of their informal learning needs using smart IT during formal active learning sessions.
Currently, she teaches in the Prideaux Discipline of Clinical Education and is a topic coordinator/ lecturer in several online topics, including supervision of Master of Clinical Education by Course work students' research projects. Learning coach in the GEMD.
Worked to develop the Flinders University Academy diploma programmes for international students and assisted in designing international foundation studies, and in facilitating the equity of access to higher education for interested students in local industries eg Diploma in Sports Management at Port Adelaide Academy powered by Flinders University.
Her research interests include how students learn in the ubiquitous ICT environment and the changing role of educators to scaffold and support students learning.
PhD (Medical Education) – Flinders University;
BSc; BSc (Hons – Clinical Immunology) – Flinders University;
Registered General Nurse (RN)- Repatriation General Hospital.
Academic Award – Bachelor of Science.
Commendation for Academic Excellence – Bachelor of Science. Chancellor Flinders University Teaching
Award 2012 for GEMP PBL first year, Flinders University.