Dr Nasreena Waheed is a Lecturer in Nursing and Researcher at College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Nasreena has gained Clinical Nursing experience from different parts of the world with outstanding academic achievements from four major Australian universities where she gained her academic qualifications. She also has a postgraduate qualification in teaching and learning in higher education.
The richness of her clinical experience and her passion for academic excellence makes her go beyond expectations to provide support for her students. Her education in nursing and public health broadens her knowledge and scope of expertise, especially her research. She has conducted research in nursing, academia and public health. She frequently contributes to international conferences and acts as a peer reviewer for several International Journals, University grant committees and textbook publishers. She has over 13 years of university teaching experience in Australia. She uses a reflective practice approach to her teaching as well as learning.
Master of Nursing Science (Adelaide)
Bachelor of Nursing - Post RN (Monash)
Diploma in Nursing (Baqai Medical University)
Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Charles Darwin)
2017 - Letter of commendation for outstanding academic achievement (Charles Darwin University)
2007 - Special Award of the President of Maldives for academic excellence
2006 - Invited Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Adelaide chapter
2000 - Best Student Award (Baqai University School of Nursing / Pakistan)
1999 - Third place from Provinvial Nursing Examination (Sindh Province, Pakistan)
2009 - AUSAID Endeavour postgraduate award for Asia Pacific - Up to 272,500
2005 - Maldives Government Scholarship (Merit) to pursue Master of Nursing Science in Australia
1996 - Maldives Government Scholarship (Merit) - 3 year Diploma in Nursing in Pakistan
2020 - IAS Rainmaker Start-Up Grant - Effects of massage therapy on the fatigue-sleep disturbance-depression symptom cluster among breast cancer survivors: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial – 20,000
2018 - IAS Rainmaker Readiness Grant – Development and preliminary evaluation of an evidence-based somatic acupressure protocol for the self-management of symptom cluster fatigue, insomnia and depression in breast cancer patients - 60,000
2017 - IAS Rainmaker Start Up Grant, The effect of common practice of pelvic floor exercises on pelvic floor strength, urinary incontinence and quality of life - 10, 000
2016 - FEHSE, Charles Darwin University, Small project grant to investigate the effects of art on cancer patients in the NT
2012 - Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer seeding grant - 20,000
Topic coordinator / tutor
Peer reviewer for several International Journals
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