Vanessa is a Senior Lecturer, Education and Academic Lead in the Discipline of Rural and Remote Health South Australia. She is aslo Topic Coordinator of Faclilitating 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 communties 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 currenty 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
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)
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