Dr Lyn Gum

Academic Level B

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

+61 8 82013324
place Bedford Park (N224)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Lyn has worked as a midwife and nurse for over 30 years. She has been involved in various teaching and research roles across Flinders University since 2003. Previously at the Flinders University Rural Clinical School, Lyn is now based at Bedford Park in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences as a midwifery lecturer. Her PhD (2017) looked interprofessional education and collaborative practice in the rural setting.

Her interests include interprofessional learning, student engagement, online learning, rural health, indigenous health and communities of practice.


RMIT -Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Nursing (Education)

Flinders University - PhD (IPE and Collaborative Practice)

Honours, awards and grants

CNHS VPED Award (2020). Education award (Level A/B) for investigation and topic design of MIDW1016 Indigenous Health for Midwives

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching:Master of Clinical Education (Team) (2016)

Winner SA Innovation Award, Limestone Coast Regional Awards. (2013) Presented to Flinders University Rural Clinical School Chris Nobes, Lyn Gum, Lucie Walters, and Sharon Liu for developing standardised patient clinical training program to support health professional student training and professional development in health services across rural South Australia.

ALTC citation award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning ( 2011) - Flinders University

Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant (team) (2009) - Medical and Midwifery Students Learning Together

Key responsibilities

Provide teaching, curriculum development and undertake scholarship in midwifery and/or nursing education.

Teaching interests


Reflective learning

Simulation learning

Interprofessional learning

Obstetric Emergencies

Using Lego for teaching

Student engagement

Peer learning

Digital learning

Topic coordinator
MIDW3012 Midwifery Care of the Neonate with Complex Needs
MIDW3013 Women's Health for Midwives
MIDW1016 Indigneous Health for Midwives
MIDW2011 Maternal and Infant Nutrition
MIDW9012 Investigations and Diagnostics for Midwives
Topic lecturer
MIDW3013 Women's Health for Midwives
MIDW2014 Evidence for Midwifery Practice
MIDW1011 Maternal and Infant Assessment Skills
MIDW1016 Indigenous Health for Midwives
MIDW2011 Maternal and Infant Nutrition
Supervisory interests
Interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional education
Interprofessional learning
Rural health systems
Rural health workplace relations
Simulation education strategies
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: IPE (1)
  • interprofessional education