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Dr Pauline Gillan is a senior lecturer with the School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences at Charles Sturt University. Pauline is an experienced nursing lecturer with over 15 years of experience at a number of Schools of Nursing in Australia who is passionate about undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education. As the Head of Discipline of the Postgraduate Nursing courses, she has a special interest in quality education for students studying graduate certificates through to Master of Nursing. 

Pauline's research interests are in palliative care, end of life care, aged care nursing, gender and equality, nursing education using simulation, interprofessional simulation and deteriorating patient simulation. 

Palliative care and end of life care: recent research, including her PhD includes undergraduate nursing education using simulation to promote best practice palliative care and end of life care. 

Aged care: with a focus on skin care at the end of life and avoidable hospital transfers at the end of life.

Gender and equality: investigating barrirers to LGBTIQ+ people accessing mental health services in rural, regional and remote settings in NSW.

Deteriorating patient simulation: Pauline works in collaboration with colleagues at other universities applying deteriorating patient simulation in a range of contexts and using different simulation approaches. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Nursing , PhD, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 18 Dec 2019

Education, Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 15 Nov 2008

Nursing, Master of Nursing (Palliative Care), University of New England

Award Date: 18 Oct 2005

Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health, Tresillian Family Care Centre

Award Date: 03 Apr 1996

Nursing, Certificate of Authorisation to Practice Midwifery, Royal Hospital for Women

Award Date: 01 Nov 1993

Nursing, General Nurses Certificate of Registration, Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital

Award Date: 12 May 1987

External positions

Adjunct Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

01 Aug 2022 → …

Subject keywords

  • Palliative Care
  • Simulation
  • Nursing Education
  • End of life care
  • narrative inquiry
  • deteriorating patient
  • Gender equity
  • Aged Care


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