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Professor Georgina Willetts

Head of Discipline


Georgina over 35 years’ working as a nurse and midwife across many acute clinical enviornments. 

She moved into academia in 2010 and has led the introduction of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs. In 2015 Georgina undertook the Harvard Macy program ‘Educators in Health Professions’ in Boston and she continues to return to the program as a co-facilitator.

She was awarded ‘Monash Teacher Accelerator Programme’ honours in May 2015 in recognition of her leadership in Education. In October 2015, she presented the 2015 Sir Henry Parkes Oration titled ‘From Nightingale Nurses to a Modern Profession: ‘The Journey of Nursing in Australia’ and was presented at the School of the Arts in Tenterfield where Sir Henry Parkes gave his inaugural speech in 1889. 

Research interests

practice development; leader member exchange; clincial leadership; qualitative methods; orthopaedics; health education

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Improving the skills and capabilities of mental health nurses to manage the physical health care needs for patients in a mental health setting: This project aims to identify gaps in capabilities and barriers for mental health nurses in managing physical health needs across the lifespan in public and private mental health settings in Australia. And to implement an educational package to improve the capabilities of mental health nurses in managing physical health needs in public and private mental health settings across the lifespan.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Higher Education - 390303
  • Medicine, Nursing And Health Curriculum And Pedagogy - 390110
  • Nursing - 420500

Teaching areas

Aged care;Health research design;Aged care;nursing;clincial leadership;educational theory


Also published as: Willetts, Georgina; Willetts, G.; Willetts, Georgina A. P.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Reducing the cost of medication errors and non adherence *; Project Concept Proposal

* Chief Investigator

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