Professor Tracy Levett-Jones joins UTS:Health
Professor Tracy Levett-Jones will join the UTS Faculty of Health as a Professor of Nursing Education in January 2017.
Professor Levett-Jones is currently Director of the Research Centre for Health Professional Education at the University of Newcastle and Chair of the University of Newcastle JBI Affiliate Centre for Evidenced-Based Practice.
Since 2004, Professor Tracy Levett-Jones has produced over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journal papers, authorised and edited books and reports. She has also presented at over 200 conferences (including multiple keynote and invited presentations) and has received over $2 million in grant income including a number of Category 1 grants (as of August 2016).
Professor Levett-Jones has successfully supervised PhD, Masters and Honours students and has twice been a finalist for research supervisor of the year awards. She is the Assistant Editor for Clinical Simulation in Nursing and a member of the editorial committee for Nurse Education Today and Nursing Plus Open. Her research interests include patient safety, clinical reasoning, cultural competence, inter-professional education, empathy, simulation, belongingness and the student experience.
Over the last ten years, Professor Levett-Jones has held a number of leadership positions at the University of Newcastle including Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning), Deputy President of Academic Senate, Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Nursing Program, and Director of Clinical Education. Currently she is the Chair of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Simulation Committee, a member of the University Promotions Committee, an Accreditation Assessor for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Accreditation Council, and a member of InSPIRE (Innovation in Simulation Research Implementation Research and Evaluation). Professor Levett-Jones has also conducted simulation consultancies at the University of Tasmania and Sydney Nursing School and has been a visiting Scholar at Oxford Brookes University, Keele University, University of Southampton in the UK, Khon Kaen University, Chang Mai University and Lampang College, Thailand, and Cheju Halla College, South Korea.
Professor Levett-Jones has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate programs using face-to-face, online and blended delivery approaches. She has developed two Bachelor of Nursing curricula (both commended at accreditation) and has received ten teaching awards including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence.
Professor Levett-Jones has established a strong national and international reputation for her innovation and leadership in nursing and health professional education. She will deliver strong contributions to the discipline of Nursing at UTS by strengthening nursing education (including clinical simulation), further developing excellence in curriculum development and facilitating research and scholarship into teaching and learning with fellow Faculty staff.