Lorraine Walker

PhD Candidate, MN(Research), Grad Dip Nurs Edn, Grad Cert Research, BN, RN, MACN.

Senior Lecturer
Nursing and Midwifery Head of Campus (Peninsula)


t: +61 3 9904 4313
e: lorraine.walker@monash.edu
Lorraine's Researcher Profile


Lorraine has broad experience in nursing practice, management locally and in the United Kingdom and has been involved in nursing education since 2000. In 2011-2013 she was involved in the inaugural development of the Clinical Placement Network (now Workforce Network) and associated projects for the Department of Health Victoria and Health Workforce Australia.

Lorraine coordinates the double degree Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Emergency Health. Her research interests and activities include interprofessional education, active learning in nursing education, clinical practice, simulation and clinical supervision.


  • Course Convenor Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Emergency Health

Research interests

  • interprofessional education
  • simulation
  • nursing education and clinical practice
  • clinical supervision

Research methodologies

  • qualitative methods including grounded theory
  • mixed methods

Supervision projects

Honours Supervision Completion:
Nurses' experiences of balancing financial aspects and quality of care in aged care settings.


Professional engagement/service

  • Journal of Interprofessional Care, Reviewer
  • Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, Reviewer
  • Oxford University Press, Reviewer

Professional affiliations

  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)
  • Mixed Methods International Research Association


  • Degrees Committee, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
  • Education Committee, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Emergency Health Course Committee, Monash University
  • Assessment Working Group, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
  • Clinical Working Group, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
  • Simulation Working Group, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University


Refer to Lorraine's Researcher Profile

Barnett, T., Walker, L., Jacob, E., Missen, K. Cross., M., Shahwan-Akl, L. (2012) Expanding the clinical placement capacity of rural hospitals in Australia: Displacing Peta to place Paul? Nurse Education Today, 32(2012); 485-489.

Missen, K., Jacob, E., Barnett, T., Walker, L., Cross, M., (2012) Interprofessional clinical education: Clinicians views on the importance of leadership. Collegian. 19(2012); 189 -195.

Jacob, E., Barnett, T., Missen, K., Cross, M., Walker, L. (2012) Australian clinician’s views on interprofessional education for students in the rural clinical setting. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education [JRIPE]. 2(2); 219- 229.

Barnett, T., Sellick, K., Cross, M., Walker, L., James, A., and Henderson, S. (2012) Preparing student nurses for healthcare reform. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, 14(1); 23-34.

Walker, L. (2007) Exploring Nursing Education through a Grounded Theory Lens. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management; 6(8); 135-144.


Walker, L. Interprofessional education in the Rural Clinical  Learning Environment. Paper presented at NIPNET 2014, the Nordic  Interprofessional Network Conference, Stockholm, Sweden 2-3 October 2014

Walker, L. Power relations in interprofessional learning and  education – Paper Presented at the All Together Better Health 5  Interprofessional Conference, Sydney. 2010


Cross, M., Walker, L. (2013). Implementing pertinent and sustainable clinical placement models. Final report. Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria

Cross, M., Walker, L. (2012). Innovative Supports for Clinical Placements in Gippsland: Final report. Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria

Cross, M., Walker, L., Thompson, A. (2012). Promoting education as core business in the Gippsland Clinical Placement Network. Final report. Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria

Barnett, T., Cross, M., Jacob, E., Walker, L., Missen, K., Shahwan-Akl, L. (2010) Building Capacity for Clinical Placements and Interprofessional Learning (IPL): Final Report. Department of Health. Monash University OCLC: Churchill.