Elaine Bentley

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Elaine Bentley


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Elaine worked as a Nurse Practitioner in General Practice in the UK, running one of the first nurse-led practices there, following completion of her Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner). She also lectured in nursing at The University of Sheffield before migrating to Tasmania on 2008 and taking up a lecturer post with the University of Tasmania. Elaine previously ran her own consultancy business contracting to UK NHS service providers undertaking workforce planning and in-house continuing professional development training for general practice staff, both clinical and administrative.

Career summary


  • PhD, University of Colorado, USA, 2008 
  • BSc (1st Class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 2005
  • MA Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner), Improving self-management plans for individuals with asthma in primary care setting in Derbyshire, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 1998


Originally from the UK, Elaine has lived and worked in Tasmania since 2008 and teaches across a range of courses and units in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the School of Health Sciences. Elaine is currently Launceston Campus Lead for the Batchelor of Nursing programme and has a particular interest in Nurse Practitioner development, which is her main area of research.

Research Themes

Elaine's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health and relates specifically to the continuing development of Nurse Practitioners in Australia and their perceptions around career pathways and education opportunities.


Professional practice

Member of Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

Administrative expertise

  • Previously Project Manager with the Trent Regional Health Authority office of Department of Health, UK 
  • Managed 'Spotlight on Trent: a Review of CPD for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals'


Health assessment and physical examination; Medications management; Project management; Professional issues in Nursing; Learning and teaching in clinical practice

Teaching expertise

Elaine teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Teaching responsibility

Health Assessment & Physical Examination (CNA112)

Medication Management for Nurses (CNA203)

Pharmacology and Medication Management (CNA251)

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The continuing development of Nurse Practitioners in Australia and their perceptions around career pathways and education opportunities.

Research Fields

  • Nursing (111099)

Research Impact

  • Nursing (920210)


Total publications


Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2012Lodge E, 'Clinical skills and nurse practitioners: a phenomenological exploration of skill maintenance', 2012 Graduate Research Symposium, 16-17 July 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 7. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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