RN, CertNsg (Periop), GradCert Mngmnt (QUT), Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment (OLI), MEd (UTS)
Clinical Lecturer UQ/Holy Spirit Northside Clinical School
Gill graduated as a Registered Nurse in England in 1984 (South Cheshire School of Nursing, Crewe). Gill has experience in all areas of perioperative nursing, and has held senior positions in anaesthesia, postanaesthesia and intraoperative nursing having completed a Perioperative Nursing Certificate (Geelong Hospital, Victoria, 1991).
Following years of clinical practice and management, Gill undertook management studies (Graduate Certificate in Management: Queensland Health, 2001) while heading the Cardiac Surgery Nursing Team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Cardiac Operating Room. Gill was appointed as Nurse Educator: Perioperative, Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2002 and during this period was the Statewide Coordinator- Queensland Health Transition Program- Perioperative.
In 2004 Gill was appointed Perioperative Nurse Educator- Holy Spirit Northside Hospital and held the role of Education Coordinator for the hospital. Gill is a Laser Safety Officer and holds a user and teaching license (Queensland Health). During this period Gill authored a Succession Planning Program for Level 2 RNs and a Preceptorship Program for all staff.
Gillian is a Clinical Lecturer in the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery and has a Masters degree in Nurse Education. Gillian is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy focusing on pathways to nursing/midwifery careers, educational processes and emotional intelligence.
Together with Susan Kellett, Gill developed a curriculum for, and implemented a university articulated program for new graduate and transitioning nurses, into the specialty of perioperative nursing.
Gill has been actively involved in evidence based review of hospital policy and procedure including care of intravenous and implanted devices and the use of aseptic practice in wound management.
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Queensland