Dr Weili (Lily) Gao

PhD, MNurs, Grad Diploma Periop, BN (Hons), RN


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Lily’s researcher profile


Lily has broad working experiences in perioperative nursing in both Australia and China. She is passionate about perioperative nursing, international nursing and education, and research.

Lily completed her PhD at Monash University. Her thesis was entitled “The lived experiences of international operating room nurses in organ procurement surgery: A phenomenological study”.



  • NUR1114 - Fundamental skills &knowledge for nursing and midwifery practice 2

Research interests

  • Perioperative nursing
  • Organ donation
  • Quality and safety in operating theatre
  • Nursing education
  • International nursing practice and experiences

Research methodologies

  • Phenomenology
  • Qualitative research

Research projects/grants

Please refer to Lily’s researcher profile


Professional engagement/service

  • Nursing & Health Sciences, guest reviewer

Professional affiliations

  • Victorian Perioperative Nurses Group
  • Australian College of Operating Room Nurses
  • Australian College of Nursing


  • ACORN research committee member


Please refer to Lily’s researcher profile