Miss Cassie Kinsela

Miss Cassie Kinsela

Simulation Learning Environment Manager

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary


Cassandra Kinsela is the Simulated Learning Environment Manager at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle. She is passionate about providing students with the best learning opportunities to extend their practical knowledge in the Simulated Learning Environment (SLE). This passion is seeded in her previous employment when working as a SLE tutor and Facilitator.  She enjoys working with undergraduate students and participating in shaping the future of our nurses.

Cassandra’s nursing experience is broad as she has worked in a variety of clinical settings including Paediatrics, Accident & Emergency, Surgical and Medical/Rehab wards. Although her true area of passion was found in Oncology nursing where she spent most of her career specialising in this field of nursing. She quickly became a Clinical Nursing Specialist in Oncology and later moved into the role of Nursing Unit Manager of an Oncology/Medical ward and Chemotherapy Day Unit before moving into her current role at Newcastle University. Her passion for this clinical experience remains strong and she continues to work in the clinical setting as an Oncology Nurse.

Cassandra also has experience as a Research and Development Analyst for an Australian Medical Company. These skills are being further honed as she participates actively in both formal and informal research in the SLE.


  • Master of Clinical Nursing, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing, University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing, University of Tasmania


  • Clinical Practice
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Oncology
  • Simulation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080110 Simulation and Modelling 100


Code Course Role Duration
NURS2101 Foundations of Professional Practice 2A
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
Associate Lecturer 28/01/2020 - 28/01/2021

Miss Cassie Kinsela


Simulation Learning Environment Manager
School of Nursing & Midwifery Faculty of Health & Medicine University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email cassandra.kinsela@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49217113
Fax (02) 49216301


Room RW1-02
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308