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Di Welch is the Associate Head of School (Academic Programs) and the Director of the Undergraduate programs offered by the School. She has had vast experience from clinical practice setting and as an academic. Her responsibilities include the overall co-ordination and management of all courses (undergraduate and post graduate) across the three campuses, including course offering via the Institute of Koorie Education and oversight of the extensive Clinical Learning Program. She has substantial experience in curriculum development, alignment of experiential learning and activities to support cultural diversity of student cohorts.
Di teaches in both undergraduate and post graduate units of study and will also provide guest lectures in challenges for contemporary nursing practice, and those relating to transition from student to professional nurse.
Diís practice background was mainly generalist acute care nursing, but also has experience from paediatrics, aged care, allied health, nuclear medicine and working within community. Her research interest has been on nursing work environments and the impact these may have on nurses satisfaction and more recently, on nursing education, learning activities to support positive student outcomes and quality patient care.
Australian Nursing Federation
Di is involved in a wide range of School, Faculty and University committees. She is also serves on external clinical agency committees.
Australian Nurse Teachers' Society, 9th National Education Conference, Sydney 2000. Poster presentation - Clinical facilitator education through distance education modules.