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AsPr Diane Phillips

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Nursing and Midwif.
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446119 +61 3 92446119



  • Registered Nurse, Victorian Nursing Council, 1970
  • Certificate in Midwifery, Royal Womens Hospital, 1971
  • Cardiac Nursing Course, Alfred Hospital, 1975
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Advanced Nursing), Lincoln Inst. of Health Sci., 1988
  • Master of Education, University of Melbourne, 1991
  • Doctor of Education, University of Melbourne, 2003


Fellow Royal College of Nursing, Australia,Member Australian College of Midwives Inc


Member of the Australian College of Midwives

Committee member of the 'Midwifery Education Standards Advisory committee (MESAC)

Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia

Member of PSANZ (Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand)


Teaching Interests

Teaching in the postgraduate course of the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery for topics related to the care of women throughout all phases of childbearing and the care of the newborn infant.

Teaching in the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) on the contemporary role of the Nurse Practitioner including leadership.


Awards and prizes

Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence, 2009

Australian Learning & Teaching Council - Australian Awards for University Teaching: 2011 Citations for OutstandingContributions to Student Learning.


Research interests

Dr Phillips research interests include professional education, women's health including pregnancy, labour and birth; women who use substances (illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco) during pregnancy.

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