Miss Cassie Kinsela

Miss Cassie Kinsela

Associate Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary


Cassandra Kinsela is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle. Cassandra commenced working at UON in 2009, as a sessional staff member working as tutor and clinical facilitator. In 2017, Cassandra commenced the full time position as the Simulated Learning Environment Manager of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Cassandra is enthusiastic about quality teaching, passionate about providing students with the best learning opportunities to extend their practical knowledge and assisting in developing safe effective competent nurses. This passion is seeded in from her previous employment as an expert clinician, experienced tutor and Facilitator. She enjoys working with undergraduate students and participating in shaping the future of our nurses.

Cassandra completed her Bachelor of Nursing at UON in 2004. She went on to complete a new graduate program at the Central Coast where she gained broad nursing experience working in a variety of clinical settings early in her career including Paediatrics, Accident & Emergency, Oncology, Surgical and Medical/Rehab wards. Her true passion is Oncology nursing where she spent most of her career specialising in this field of nursing. In 2007, Cassandra became a Clinical Nursing Specialist in Oncology and in 2010 she became the Nursing Unit Manager of an Oncology/Medical ward and Chemotherapy Day Unit before commencing work at UON. Her passion for clinical experience remains strong and she continues to work casually in the clinical setting as an Oncology Nurse with 15 year’s experience.

Cassandra commenced post graduate studies early in her career and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing, Diploma in Clinical Teaching and Education and a Master’s Degree of Clinical Nursing/Advanced Clinical Practice. Cassandra has experience consulting for a medical device company as a Research and Development Analyst where she started to further hone her research skills. During her time working as the Simulated Learning Environment Manager Cassandra actively participated in both formal and informal research in the SLE. Cassandra’s current focus is on commencing her PhD studies next semester in the area of Oncology, her specific interest is in Ovarian Cancer research. 


  • 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

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
4/1/2017 - 24/1/2020 Simulation Learning Environment Manager School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery


Code Course Role Duration
NURS2102 Clinical Practice 2A
Associate Lectuer 28/1/2020 - 31/12/2020
NURS2101 Foundations of Professional Practice 2A
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
Associate Lecturer 28/1/2020 - 28/1/2021


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Guilhermino M, Bowen L, Irwin P, Arthur C, Lethbridge L, Sara G, et al., 'Patient communication simulators and the development of empathy in undergraduate nursing students', Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle, NSW (2019)
Co-authors Michelle C Guilhermino, Carol Arthur, Pauletta Irwin, Lee Lethbridge, Danielle Noble, Alison Hutton

Miss Cassie Kinsela


Associate Lecturer
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 RW2-37
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308