Dr Lyn Gum

Lecturer in Nursing or Midwifery

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

+61 8 82013324
place Sturt North (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 based at the Flinders University Rural Clinical School, Lyn now works in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences as a lecturer.

Lyn has recently completed her PhD (2017) in the field of interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Her interests include interprofessional learning, student engagement, simulation learning, rural health care and communities of practice.


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

Flinders University - PhD (IPE and Collaborative Practice)

Honours, awards and grants

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

Topic coordinator
MIDW3015 Professional Midwifery Practice
MIDW1011 Contexts of Midwifery Practice
MIDW2011 Maternal and Infant Nutrition
MIDW9012 Investigations and Diagnostics for Midwives
Topic lecturer
MIDW1011 Contexts of Midwifery Practice
MIDW2016 Midwifery Care for Woman with Complex needs A
MIDW3015 Professional Midwifery Practice
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: Interprofessional Education (1)
Associate supervisor: Interprofessional Education (1)
  • interprofessional education

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