Dr Rowaida Sleem


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt South (S268)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Rowaida joined Flinders University in mid-2014; she worked as a casual staff across several colleges and completed her doctor of education degree. Currently, Rowaida is a lecturer - College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Student Experience/Engagement Coordinator (SEC) for Bachelor of Health Sciences. She is also the topic coordinator for HLTH1004 Human Bioscience and HLTH3105 Quantitative research methods. Rowaida's doctoral research project was to inform a safer sex intervention to reduce the rates of STIs among young South Australian people aged between 18-24 years. Her teaching interests are human anatomy & physiology, quantitative research, sexual health, sexuality, and health promotion.

  • 2023- Flinders Leadership Mastery Experience (FLAME) - Bronze
  • 2023- Mental Health First Aider Accredited
  • 2022- Flinders Foundations of University Teaching (FFOUT)
  • 2021- Doctor of Education; Disciplines Sexual Health/Sex Education (Flinders University), 2021 Thesis: Let's Talk About Safer Sex: An analysis to inform safer sex intervention using the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)
  • 2017- Academic Internship for Doctoral Students (Flinders University)
  • 2014 - Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TafeSA)
  • 2014 - Certificate IV English Proficiency (TafeSA)
  • 2013- Master of Education and Teaching Biology (Lebanese University)
  • 2007- Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Lebasese University)
Key responsibilities

Teaching Role:

Topic Coordinator and topic Lecturer for HLTH1004 and HLTH3105

Leadership and Service role at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS)

  • 2023- Co-Team Leader of Respect. Now. Always (RNA) group at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (one of the main key aims of RNA group is “to raise awareness of sexual assault and sexual harassment and lift the visibility of support services for students”.
  • 2023- Work Health and Safety Representative (HSR) for the Health Sciences Working Group (Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy, Nutrition/Dietetics, Optometry, Rehab/Palliative Care, Speech Pathology, Audiology and Clinical staff lab).
  • 2022- Fire Emergency Warden- South Sturt Building Level 2
  • 2022- Student Engagement/Experience Coordinator for Bachelor of Health Sciences
Teaching interests
  • Sexual Health and Sexuality
  • Health Promotion
  • Gender and Health
Topic coordinator
HLTH1004 Human Bioscience
HLTH3105 Quantitative Research Methods
Topic lecturer
HLTH1010 Research and Study Skills 1
HLTH3105 Quantitative Research Methods
HLTH1004 Human Bioscience