Ms Vanessa Ryan

Senior Lecturer in Rural and Remote Health

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Rural Health SA - Victor Harbor
PO Box 723, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Vanessa is a Senior Lecturer, Education and Academic Lead in the Discipline of Rural and Remote Health South Australia and Topic Coordinator of Facilitating Interprofessional Learning (9112) in the Masters of Clinical Education. She lives and works in Rural South Australia and is based at Flinders University Victor Harbor Campus. Vanessa has a passion for building stronger rural communities through education and research. Her rural clinical background in Nursing and Midwifery Practice includes Acute, Aboriginal, General Practice and Community settings.

Her background provides a strong foundation to scaffold clinical education relevant to the rural context. Vanessa's interest in collaborative practice and work ready graduates to improve patient outcomes, underpins her approach to the design and delivery of student learning.

Vanessa is currently enrolled in a Research Higher Degree looking at Medical Students and the transfer of interprofessional learning into collaborative practice.


Higher Degree by Research - Flinders University (Currently Enrolled) - Investigating: Medical students and transfer of collaborative learning for clinical practice.

Master Primary Health Care - Flinders University, 2008

Bachelor of Midwifery - UniSA, 2000

Bachelor of Nursing - UniSA , 1995

Honours, awards and grants

Recipient of CMPH Education Capacity Building Grant for Building Capacity in Interprofessional Practice - 2019 ($3,500)

Recipient of CMPH Education Capacity Building Grant for Scoping Topic and Feasibility Study - 2019 ($10,00)

Teaching interests

Senior Lecturer, Education Lead

Interprofessional Education and Learning

Simulation for clinical learning/clinical education

Workforce ready graduates

Topic coordinator
HLED9112 Facilitating Interprofessional Learning
MMED9150 Learning Coach