Dawn Whittall

MN (Pall Care), Grad Cert Edu (Tert) Grad Dip Palliative Care, RN



t: +61 3 9905 0722
e: dawn.whittall@monash.edu
Dawn’s Researcher Profile


Dawn joined Monash Nursing and Midwifery in 2014 following 12 years of teaching, clinical placement coordination and research assistance at Latrobe University, Centre for Palliative Care Education and Research (University of Melbourne) and the University of Ballarat (now Federation University).

Dawn has a background in palliative care, primary health, aged care and medical surgical nursing. She has supervised and co supervised 6 students to completion of Masters and Honours research degrees.

For the last 14 years she has been a member of the Country Fire Authority as a volunteer fire fighter, community education coordinator and critical incident support management peer.


  • NUR5022 - Contemporary nursing in context 2
  • NUR1111 - Global health and cultural competence in nursing and midwifery practice
  • NUR2227 – Primary health and health promotion in nursing and midwifery contexts
  • NUR2229 – Nursing practice contexts 3

Research interests

  • Palliative care nursing workforce issues
  • End of life care experiences for CALD communities
  • Volunteers in palliative care
  • Rural palliative care provision
  • Nurse education – practice and development

Research methodologies

  • qualitative methods

Research projects

Please refer to Dawn’s Researcher Profile


Research grants

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Supervision projects


Professional engagement/service

  • Collegian - reviewer

Professional affiliations

  • Palliative Care Nurses Australia, Member
  • Palliative Care Victoria, Member
  • Nurses Memorial Centre




Please refer to Dawn’s Researcher Profile