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Ms Irene Simonda

Lecturer - Nursing


Biographical statement

Irene is a lecturer in nursing at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia. She holds a Masters in Applied Management (specialty - teaching in clinical context) from University of Newcastle, Australia.

Her clinical background is in Primary health care practice and Public health. She has over 10 years’ experience working in Primary health care and health program administration. Her clinical and administrative skills include Childhood and Adult immunisation, Mantoux testing, Sexual and Reproductive health, Women`s health and health programs administration.

In 2015 she was awarded outstanding Primary health care professional of the year - CRANA plus, Issue 99, 2015, Pg 16. 

She is currently completing her second Masters in Health Research (course work) with a minor thesis aimed to inform her future PhD thesis.                

Research interests

Educational research

She holds a post graduate certificate in university teaching and learning with Honors from Charles Darwin University Australia. She recently co-authored a journal article titled “Use of virtual reality and simulated person to enhance nursing students’ skills in “End of Life Care.” at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia.

Public health focused research

Her professional interest is in epidemiology, biostatistics, health equity and access, global health and health programs administration.

              ORCID ID: 0000-3024-9614

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, culinary, homemaking and mentoring in local communities.






Also published as: Simonda, Irene; Simonda, I.
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