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Dr Alison Smedley

School: School of Nursing
Position: Head of School
Location: Sydney Campus
Phone: (02) 9480 3628
Extension: #628
Fax: (02) 9473 8042
Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Childbirth Educator (CEA,NSW)
Grad Cert. Child & Family Health Nursing [Tresillian]
Grad Dip. Further Education & Training [USQ]
Master of Education [USQ]
Doctor of Education [ECU]
Research: Nurses attitudes to professional development and postgraduate education
Developing preceptor skills to enhance BN student clinical learning
Perceptions of senior Avondale BN students of their clinical nursing environment
Student's understanding of plagiarism
About: Alison has been involved with facilitating teaching & learning for many years as a community educator, TAFE teacher, clinical nurse specialist, clinical and nurse educator in the hospital environment. She has taught at both both undergraduate and postgraduate levels with interests in maternal-child nursing, adult and flexible learning, clinical teaching and preceptorship. Curriculum development has also been a focus within her various roles. Alison's doctoral studies focused on the development of nurse professional and nursing education for the future.

Teaching areas:
Postgraduate: Clinical Teaching strand of the Master of Nursing (Coursework)

Select Publications: Smedley, A., Crawford, T. & Cloete, L., (2015). Bachelor of nursing students’ perceptions of their knowledge and understanding of plagiarism. Nurse Education in Practice [available online] doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2014.12.003

Velo, K., & Smedley, A. (2014). Using reflection to enhance the teaching and learning of midwifery students. British Journal of Midwifery 22(2), 129-133.

Anderson, A., & Smedley, A. (2011). Enhancing learning for a new graduate registered nurse in an Australian Day Surgery Unit. Day Surgery Australia 10(3), 4-6.

Smedley, A. (2011). Review: Issues with e-learning in nursing and health education in the UK: Are new technologies being embraced in the teaching and learning environments. Journal of Research in Nursing 16(1), 91-96. doi:10.1177/1744987110370941

Smedley, A., Morey, P., & Race, P. (2010). Enhancing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of preceptors: An Australian perspective. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41(10), 451-461.

Smedley, A., & Morey, P. (2010). Improving learning in the clinical nursing environment: Perceptions of senior bachelor of nursing student Journal of Research in Nursing 15(1), 75-88.

Smedley, A. & Penney, D. (2009). A partnership approach to the preparation of preceptors. Nursing Education Perspectives, 30(1), 31-36.

Smedley, A. (2008). Becoming and being a preceptor. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(4), 185-191.

Smedley, A. (2007). The self-directed learning readiness of beginning bachelor of nursing students. Journal of Research in Nursing, 12(4), 373-385.

Smedley, A. (2005). The importance of informatics competencies in nursing: an Australian perspective. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 23(2), 106-110.

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