Faculty of Health

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Phone (03) 5327 9743
Email amandasmith@federation.edu.au
Room  H111
Position  Lecturer
Discipline Nursing
Qualifications
Master in Public Health (Melbourne University) 2013
Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health (Melbourne University) 1999
Bachelor of Nursing (Latrobe University) 1995
Teaching areas
HCNUR2023 Research in Nursing
HCNUR1031 & HCNUR2034 Population Health 1 & 2
HCNUR2024 Health Promotion
HEALT2005 Human Sexuality
HCNUR3016 Transition to Practice
Research interests
Strengthening Sexuality Education Project: I work collaboratively with three other researchers within this project, including Dr Nina Fotinatos (School of Health Sciences), Dr Jenene Burke (School of Education and Arts) and Ms Bernadette Duffy (School of Health Sciences).  The project's vision is to strengthen sexuality education in our regional and rural areas. The project's mission is to collaborate with key stakeholders and improve the teaching and learning opportunities for students with access to puberty and sexual health education in a range of formal and informal teaching environments.

I am also beginning to examine with a small number of staff within the discipline of nursing, the ever changing demographic of our student cohort and the impact of this upon the engagement of students in learning.

Professional Associations
Nurses & Midwifery Board of Australia

Publications
Duffy, B., Fotinatos, N., Smith A. & Burke. J. (2012). Puberty, health and sexual education in Australian regional primary schools: Year 5 and 6 teacher perceptions. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society & Learning.

Smith A., Fotinatos, N., Duffy, B. & Burke, J. (2012). The provision of sexual health education in Australia: primary school teachers' perspectives in rural Victoria. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society & Learning.