Mrs Shelly Abbott

Associate Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Shelly is a Registered Nurse and Associate Lecturer who completed a Masters in Clinical Education at Flinders University in 2016. Her past nursing experience includes over 20 years in paediatric nursing, predominantly in perioperative and emergency settings. Shelly has also undertaken various project roles for clinical and tertiary organisations, and SA Health. These project roles primarily focused on simulation and elearning. She has also undertaken nursing roles in surgical specialist rooms and other adult settings.

Shelly has taught at Flinders University for the past 6 years. Her teaching experience includes both clinical and tertiary setting education provision in a variety of settings. Shelly has held various education and coordination roles in nursing, medical and interprofessional education over the past 10 years.

Shelly’s teaching and research interests include simulation, elearning, and serious gaming, supporting her committment to promoting positive and innovative learning in health science student populations. Her recent research, stemming from her previous experience and passion for paediatric nursing, has centred around vulnerable children and their families and the role of the Registered Nurse in improving outcomes for these populations. This research has most recently culminated in the development and implementation of a cybersafety program to support parents of young children across various culturally diverse settings in Adelaide.


MClinEd, GradDipNursEd, GradCert NursEd, BN, RN

Key responsibilities

Topic coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor, Simulation educator and researcher.

Project Officer.

Teaching interests

Paediatrics and supporting optimal early childhood development.

Perioperative and emergency nursing.

Simulation, elearning and serious gaming.

Transition to university/transition to professional practice.

Interprofessional education.

Topic coordinator
NURS1001 Introduction to the Nursing Profession and Independent Learning
Topic lecturer
NURS1001 Introduction to the Nursing Profession and Independent Learning
NURS2005 Managing care of clients in different settings
NURS2010 Managing care in professional practice (PEP)
NURS3001 Dynamics of Practice 2
NURS3006 Transition to Professional Practice 3

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