Dr Nasreena Waheed


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park (N308)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.


DrPH (Flinders)

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)

Honours, awards and grants

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

Key responsibilities

Topic coordinator / tutor


Honours/Masters/PhD Supervisor

Peer reviewer for several International Journals

Topic coordinator
NURS3003 Dynamics of Practice 3
NURS3005 Transition to Professional Practice 2
Topic lecturer
NURS3003 Dynamics of Practice 3
NURS2007 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
Supervisory interests
Cancer survivorship
Knowledge translation
Public health general
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Nursing (2), Paediatric cancer care (1)