Dr Katrina Breaden

Senior Lecturer, Teaching Specialist

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North Wing (N225)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Katrina Breaden is a lecturer in several nursing programs within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests include; chronic breathlessness, blood transfusions in palliative care, online learning and teaching, death and dying in acute care, and young women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Her research is primarily qualitative.

RN, B.AppSc (Nursing), Grad Cert Ed (Higher Education) MN and PhD
Honours, awards and grants
  • Flinders University Teaching and Learning Inovation Grant - 2016 (with Dr's Wendy Abigail and Richard Price)
  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Small Grants - 2016 ( Lead investigator: Dr Tracey Giles)
  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Early Career Researcher Seeding Grant - 2013
  • Office of Learning and Teaching, Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Postgraduate Education). The Asia Pacific Palliative Care Program - 2012
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Citation (Team) - 2010
  • Faculty Executive Dean's teaching excellence award - 2009
  • Vice Chancellor's award for excellence in teaching (Team) - 2008
Key responsibilities

Honours/PhD Supervisor
Member of Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee

Peer reviewer for several palliative care journals

Research expertise
Other medical and health sciences
Research interests
  • Cancer and Palliative Care
  • Refractory Suffering
  • The challenges of online teaching and learning
  • Prescribing practices for home oxygen
Teaching interests
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Palliative Clinical Management
  • Communication at the end of life
  • Death, dying loss and grief
  • Cancer and Palliative and Supportive Care
  • Transition to University
  • Integrating theory and practice
Topic coordinator
NURS9218 Approaches to Research Designs
NURS2007 Integrating theory and practice
Topic lecturer
NURS9218 Approaches to Research Designs
NURS1001 Introduction to the Nursing Profession and Independent Learning
NURS3005 Transition to Professional Practice 2 (PEP)
Supervisory interests
Breast cancer, young women living with
End of life nursing
Home oxygen in palliative setting, use of
Online learning
Palliative care and end-of-life nursing
Qualitative research
Refractory suffering
Young women living with advanced breast cancer
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Cognitive processess involved in processing drug calculations (1), Mature-aged students' experience of eLearning (1), Dementia and end of life care (1), Palliative Care, Rural nursing, end-of-life care (1), Death and Dying in the Emergency Department (2)

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