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Dr Dianne Stratton-Maher

Dr Dianne Stratton-Maher
Name Dianne Stratton-Maher
Position Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I419B
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6022
Extension 6022
Qualifications BHlthSc UNE , GDipEd Newcastle , MNurs UNE , PhD RMIT
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With more than three decades of experience as a Registered Nurse, Dr Stratton-Maher's substantial background has been predominantly in intensive care nursing. In the latter part of her career, she broadened her academic horizons, successfully obtaining a Graduate Diploma in education, a testament to her dedication to advancing nursing education. Subsequently, Dr Stratton-Maher achieved a master’s in advanced clinical education. Over the last decade, Dr Stratton-Maher has contributed to the academic landscape as an educator at the University of Southern Queensland. Having served as the Program Director and currently holding the position of First Year Student Experience Coordinator, her journey as a nurse academic has involved shouldering diverse responsibilities. This showcases her adaptability and unwavering dedication to fostering a comprehensive learning environment. In those roles, Dr Stratton-Maher has undertaken numerous course coordination responsibilities at the undergraduate level, seamlessly integrating theory and clinical skills education across all year levels. Based at the Ipswich campus, she takes pride in delivering high-level teaching to undergraduate nursing students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Degree. Beyond the classroom, her commitment extends to undertaking full academic responsibilities and associated administrative duties, ensuring a holistic and enriching educational experience for all nursing students. Drawing on her experience, which includes the successful completion of a PhD and active involvement in research, Dr Stratton-Maher is now immersed in cutting-edge work within the field of Generative AI. As the Course Coordinator for a first-year course in the Bachelor of Nursing program, she is spearheading efforts to introduce an ethical approach to using ChatGPT in an essay writing assessment. This innovative initiative will provide students with a unique opportunity to explore the practical applications of Generative AI within a safe environment. Dr Stratton-Maher is committed to creating an engaging learning environment that encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and the application of emerging technologies in the nursing profession, ensuring students are well-prepared for the challenges of the evolving healthcare landscape. Throughout Dr Stratton- Maher's career, she has continuously endeavoured to elevate nursing education. Her academic journey reflects an unwavering commitment to advancing the field. Now, as a PhD holder actively engaged in cutting-edge Generative AI research, Dr Stratton-Maher is excited to bring this expertise to the first-year course of the Bachelor of Nursing program, empowering students with innovative approaches, ensuring they are not just well-prepared for the ever-evolving healthcare environment but also motivated to emerge as forward-thinking professionals in the nursing profession.

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Generative AI
Registered nurses transitioning to an academic teaching role

Member of the Australian College of Nursing (MACN)
National Committee member of the Australian Nurse Teachers Society

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

NUR 3299

14 Years

1 Years

First Year Experience Coordinator

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  • Nursing ( 420500 )