Faculty of Health

Angela McKay

Angela McKay

Mrs Angela McKay

Academic Level B - Lecturer

RN, Grad Dip in Nursing Science (perioperative nursing), BN, Honours (first class).

Contact Details

Contact Campus Inveresk Campus
Building J Block
Room Reference J103 (Ground Level)
Telephone +61 3 6324 3487
Email Angela.Mckay@utas.edu.au

Career Path 

Ms McKay is a full time academic within the discipline of nursing.  She is responsible for the curriculum guidance development and coordination of a fully immersive, high fidelity, simulation based program within the Bachelor of Nursing. She is also the unit coordinator for the postgraduate offering in simulation based education and also provides supervision to honours students in the area of simulation based learning and teaching.

Ms McKay's previous roles include Principal Educator for the Simulated Learning Environments (SLE) Project in Tasmania, Clinical Nurse Educator, Operating Room within the DHHS, President of the Tasmanian Operating Room Nurses and representative of the Australian Council of Operating Room Nurses.

Teaching Interests

Ms McKay's teaching interests include using frameworks in simulation for developing problem solving, reasoning and decision making, constructivist theory for developing deep learning and engagement, and a particular interest in identity theory and how this is constructed through simulation.

She also has specific expertise in fully immersive simulation delivery and debriefing for undergraduate students of nursing.

Research Interests

Ms McKay lists her research interest area(s) in qualitative research in the area of human behaviour and cognition, and the study of human behaviour in a simulated clinical environment for the purpose of learning and teaching.

Research Expertise and Specific Skills

  • Qualitative research design
  • NVIVO
  • Studio code
  • Technology based learning and teaching