Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, PhD, RN, MEd & Work, BN, DipAppSc(Nursing), is the Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Her research interests include:
- clinical education
- interprofessional education
- clinical reasoning
- simulation, and
- patient safety.
Tracy's doctoral research explored the clinical placement experiences of students in Australia and the United Kingdom. Tracy has authored four books, seven book chapters and more than 50 peer reviewed journal publications. Over the last three years she has been awarded eight teaching and learning awards including the 2010 Pearson/Australian Nurse Teacher Society Nurse Educator of the Year Award and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence. Tracy's teaching and learning is informed by a commitment to provide educational experiences that motivate students to become competent nurses who have a positive impact on patient care.
Tracy joined The University of Newcastle in 2003 having previously worked as a clinician, nurse manager and nurse educator. She was recently promoted to professor as a result of her outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and service. Tracy is the lead researcher for the Research Centre for Health Professional Education and is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Nurse Education Today journal.
Tracy has been awarded nearly a million dollars in teaching, learning and research grants including the following ALTC projects:
- Examining the impact of simulated patients and information communication technology on nursing students' clinical reasoning skills (2008-2011)
- Facilitating Work Integrated learning (WIL) through skills-enabled e-portfolios (2009-2011), and
- Interprofessional education: enhancing the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students (2011-2012).