Ms Liz McNeill

Associate Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt East (W250)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Liz became a midwife after a career in nursing. Her critical care background and subsequent specialisation in simulation has enabled her creative and innovative sides to come out to play with her teaching, curriculum design and scholarship/research areas in both the nursing and midwifery areas.

Liz teaches across the curriculums, including topics in the sciences, clinical skills, and research areas. Her focus areas include midwifery research, authentic and programmatic assessment, professional communication, and simulation and has presented internationally in these areas. Liz created and convened the CNHS teaching specialist community of practice to support, encourage and promote innovations in teaching and assessment. She is also a primary promoter of student engagement and student partnership as well as midwifery research via her podcast Thru the pinard.

Liz is also very interested in serving/veteran female birthing/post-natal experiences, veterans/1st responders living with PTSD and diverse gender, sexes and sexuality inclusivity (GDSS) issues in health care and university students/staff.


RN/RM BHSc(Nurs), BMid, GCEd(Tert Ed), GCCritCareNurs, GC FlexEd&Simulation, MNg, PhD cand


Diplomas of Sports & Swedish and Raynor Massage, Cert IV A&WT

Honours, awards and grants


Educational Quality Collaborative Champion Award, Flinders University


$9, 342 - Schuck K., McNeill L., Bennett PN., Hosking J., Australian and New Zealand Dialysis Workforce Survey (ANZDWS) 2021 10 years on, Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) and Renal Society of Australasia (RSA)


VC Innovation in Teaching award CNHS

Best paper 'Military Midwifery' ACM national conference, Canberra


nominated VC Innovation in Teaching award


Nominated VP & Executive Dean Awards x 2

- Midwifery Teaching Team

- Nursing Academic Simulation Team

South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Nomination - Excellence in Innovation in Education (Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife)


$5000 - Roberts L, Granthan H, Wilson C, Pointon T, Thompson J, McNeill L, Pront L and Sprick C, Inter-professional Mass Casualty Incident and Trauma Simulation - Faculty Executive Dean Teaching & Learning Innovation Grant award

$5000 - Bell, E., McNeill, L., Levett-Jones, T., Pront, L., Sivertsen, N., Button, D., Muller, A., Du, H., Shifaza, F., Kako, M., Gilham, D., Parker, S. Evaluating the impact of a 3D cultural simulation experience on a diverse cohort of nursing/midwifery students, SONM Start-up Grant

2011 - $3000 - Wachtel, T. Gilbert, S and McNeill, L. The relationship between written feedback on student assignments and student learning; how much feedback is just enough? - Teaching and Learning Innovation Project - Flinders Teaching Quality Network

2008 - $17,050 – Bennett, PN. McNeill, L Australian and New Zealand Dialysis Workplace Survey. Renal Society of Australasia/Roche Grant

Australian Defence Forces Medal

Key responsibilities
  • Midwifery research advocate
  • Simulation
  • Teaching
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum development
  • Mentoring/Clinical facilitation
Teaching interests
  • midwifery research advocate
  • simulation & debriefing - Midwifery, Nursing and IPE
  • learning & assessment
  • clinical facilitation
  • eLearning/Learning analytics
Topic coordinator
MIDW9004 Midwifery Models of Care
MIDW9005 Psychosocial Contexts in Midwifery
MIDW3011 Midwifery as Primary Health Care
MIDW1011 Contexts of Midwifery Practice
MIDW1015 Perinatal Mental Health for Midwives
MIDW3014 Midwifery Care for the Woman with Complex Needs B
MIDW1012 Foundational Professional Skills for Midwives
Supervisory interests
Education, midwifery
Midwifery, education, models of care
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Honours Midwifery (3), Masters Midwifery (1)
Associate supervisor: MH&CR Midwifery (6)
Principal supervisor: Masters Midwifery (1), Honours Midwifery (2)
Further information

Thru the pinard podcast - a conversational podcast with @Academic_Liz with midwives & other birth professionals about their studies/ research & how its changing our practice globally - email