Dr Katrina Breaden

Senior Lecturer, Teaching Specialist

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Katrina Breaden is a teaching specialist within several nursing programs in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. She has been involved in the education of nurses (undergraduate and postgraduate) for a number of years, accompanied students overseas to experience other cultures and health care systems, taught in Singapore, and worked in both the UK and Australia as a palliative care nurse. Her teaching and research interests include; chronic breathlessness, palliative care, online learning and teaching, student support, death and dying and young women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. She has published widely during her nursing career and is a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals.

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

Seniour Lecturer, Teaching Specialist

Honours/PhD Supervisor

Academic Integrity Officer

Peer reviewer for several palliative care journals

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
Topic coordinator
NURS3004 Transition to Practice 1
NURS3010 The Professional Nurse
Topic lecturer
NURS3004 Transition to Practice 1
NURS3010 The Professional Nurse
NURS1022 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Supervisory interests
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: Dementia and end of life care (1), Palliative Care, Rural nursing, end-of-life care (1)