Kerrie Walkem is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences. She coordinates and teaches the postgraduate child and family health nursing stream, as well as a number of other units across the postgraduate and undergraduate areas.
- Graduate Certificate University Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania, 2011
- Master of Nursing, 'Optimising the health of children', University of Tasmania, 2004
- Bachelor of Nursing, Deakin University, 1993
Before joining the university Kerrie had a long career as a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor both in Australia and overseas (the UK and the Middle East). She has held a variety of positions in practice and in management. She also developed the program for registered nurses to become authorised nurse immunisers in Tasmania. Kerrie received Teaching Merit Certificates in 2013 and 2014.
Kerrie is currently undertaking a PhD. Her topic is the response of child and family health nurses to families in which there are concerns around the safety and physical and/or emotional wellbeing of young children.
- Maternal, Child and Family Health Association of Australia
- ARACY (Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth)
Child and family health nursing
Postgraduate child and family health nursing
The postgraduate Child and Family Health Nursing stream (consisting of 4 units):
CNA752 Child and Family Health Nursing: Clinical Practice 1
CNA758 Foundations of Child and Family Health Nursing
CNA753 Child and Family Health Nursing: Clinical Practice 2
CNA759 Theoretical Aspects of Child and Family Health Nursing
Plus the following units:
CNA506 Foundations of Children's Nursing 1
CNA533 Advanced Health Assessment (teaching only)
- Child and family health nursing
- Learning and teaching
Fields of Research
- Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
- Primary Health Care (111717)
- Pedagogy (930201)
- Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
- Women's Health (920507)
Recent publications are related to the area of learning and teaching.
Greenwood, M., Walkem, K., Smith, L., Shearer, T., 2014, 'Postgraduate nursing student knowledge, attitudes, skills and confidence in appropriately referencing academic work', Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 53, no. 8, pp. 447-452.
Walkem K. 2014, 'Instructional immediacy in elearning', Collegian, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 179-184
Kerrie recently presented at the Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia 6th Biennial Conference in Perth, WA (April 2015). Her paper was titled 'Working across the child protection continuum'.
Journal Article(2 outputs)
|2014||Greenwood M, Walkem K, Smith LM, Shearer T, Stirling C, 'Postgraduate nursing student knowledge, attitudes, skills, and confidence in appropriately referencing academic work', Journal of Nursing Education, 53, (8) pp. 447-452. ISSN 0148-4834 (2014) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors: Greenwood M; Smith LM; Shearer T; Stirling C
|2013||Walkem K, 'Instructional immediacy in elearning', Collegian pp. 6. ISSN 1322-7696 (2013) [Refereed Article]|
Conference Publication(1 outputs)
|2015||Walkem K, 'Working across the child protection continuum', 6th Biennial Conference of the MCaFHNA, 9-11 April, 2015, Perth, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]|
Other Public Output(1 outputs)
|2017||Ayton J, Walkem K, Einboden R, 'Family and Community Development Committee: 58th Parliament Inquiry into Perinatal Services' (2017) [Government or Industry Research]|
Co-authors: Ayton J; Einboden R
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- Dora Baudinet Memorial Research ($5,000)
- Seeding Grant
- Administered By
- Tasmanian Sunshine Association
- Research Team
- Sankey J; Walkem K