School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Swapnali Gazula

Phone: (03) 5327 6163
Room: P932
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing


  • RN
  • MSc Nursing
  • Grad Cert Tertiary Education
  • PhD candidate

Teaching areas

  • Comprehensive nursing
  • Clinical practice

Grants and awards


  • Trophy for standing first in clinical speciality – Cardiac and Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Rotary prize for standing second in MSc Nursing
  • Federation Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Research interests

  • Innovative teaching – learning
  • Medical surgical nursing

Supervised projects

Completed masters/honours

  • Systematic patient education pathway for fast track cataract surgery
  • Nurses' perceptions towards nurse-initiated defibrillation in the hospital
  • The knowledge and attitudes regarding post-operative pain management among nurses in the Cardiac Surgical Adult Intensive Care Unit


    Gazula, S., McKenna, L., Cooper, S. & Paliadelis, P. 2017 ‘A systematic review of reciprocal peer tutoring within tertiary health profession educational programs’, Health Professions Education, online version available from:

    Gazula, S. (2016). Chapter 42 Nutrition. In R. Hill, H. Hall & P. Glew (eds) Fundamentals of Nursing & Midwifery 3rd Edition. Sydney: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In press, publication date 26 September 2016

Published research reports

  • A study to identify the pattern of maintenance of blood pressure in clients with essential hypertension. 2005. Asian Cardiac Nursing Conference.