Dr Svetlana King

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (512B)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a Senior Lecturer in Health Professions Education with roles in both the Flinders Doctor of Medicine (MD) program and the Prideaux Discipline of Clinical Education.

In the MD, I coordinate the Professional Development and Learning Portfolio and Learning Coach initiative. In the Prideaux Discipline of Clinical Education, I teach into the Master of Clinical Education, supervise HDR students on a range of health professions education topics, and conduct my own educational research. I have experience in conducting qualitative research using case study methodology, and scoping reviews of the literature.

I have a background in secondary education and have taught in pre-service teacher education, medical education, and health professions education.

I am passionate about supporting students and educators through learning and teaching, and contributing to research to improve health professions education practices.


BA/BEd(Sec)(Hons) (Flinders University, 2009)

PhD (Flinders University, 2014)

Honours, awards and grants

FUSA Best in FLO Student-Led Teaching Award (2022)

CMPH Outstanding Student-Centred Teaching and Learning Award (2021)

Vice Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (2015)

Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law Top-Up Scholarship (2010)

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (2010)

University Medal (2009)

First Class Honours (2009)

Key responsibilities

Flinders MD Portfolio and Learning Coach Coordinator

Teaching interests

I teach across the MD program through my role as the MD Portfolio and Learning Coach Coordinator. I also teach into the Master of Clinical Education through supervision of coursework projects.

Topic lecturer
HLED9113A Research Project in Clinical Education I
HLED9113B Research Project in Clinical Education II
Supervisory interests
Australian African refugee students transitions from school to work
Clinical education
Health professional education
Interdisciplinary research
Qualitative research methodology
Relationships and their role in learning, wellbeing and personal development
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Health Professions Education (2)