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Her teaching is primarily in practice based units taught in the clinical skills laboratory environment, and aged care. She retains her links with the aged care sector by supporting facilities with BN students undertaking professional experience placement.
In 2010 she received a Teaching Merit certificate, and was nominated for a Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning.
Deb became a registered Nurse in 1979. She has worked in acute care, midwifery and residential aged care. She also worked for a brief period in Child Welfare. She has had a long interest in professional issues, and students. Deb was a Nursing Board of Tasmania assessor from 1997 until 2005. As a shift working clinician she was involved with students studying Certificates 11 and 111 through the TAFE and VET sectors. She assisted a number of Enrolled Nurses to gain medication endorsement, and has preceptored both Enrolled Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing students. Her work in the aged care sector led her to become a sessional staff member of UTAS in 2000, teaching in Perspectives on Ageing.
Professional development has always been important, and she obtained a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Gerontology), and then a Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management. Deb was a successful recipient of a Commonwealth scholarship during her studies for a Master of Clinical Nursing.
In 2006 she joined UTAS full time as an academic and Clinical Skills Laboratory Manager. She was First year Coordinator from 2006 until the end of 2010.
Authorised by Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery
24 January, 2013