Dr Lea Sorensen

Senior Lecturer, Teaching Specialist Clinical Practitioner

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Lea is a Teaching Specialist (Clinical Practitioner) in Diabetes and Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care (Diabetes Management and Education). After a 30 year career in diabetes encompassing lead clincial and management roles, service development, clinical research and health professional training nationally and internationally, Lea joined the University as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in 2013. She is now turning her career towards academia to focus on enhancing the training and development of diabetes educators of the future.



Key responsibilities

To provide academic leadership in the area of diabetes education.

Develop and maintain partnerships with health service, professional and pharma stakeholders. 

Teaching interests

Teaching the art and science of diabetes management

Topic coordinator
NURS8730 Diabetes Management
NURS8731 Diabetes Health Promotion
NURS8733 Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Management
NURS8720 Primary Health Care- Constructs and Contexts
Topic lecturer
NURS8730 Diabetes Management
NURS8732 Diabetes Practicum
NURS8733 Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Management