Personal profile


Chanika is passionate and committed to providing health professional students with knowledge, skills and strategies to ensure they are well prepared to confidently and competently provide optimal patient care in the clinical setting.

Chanika has been teaching health professional students at Monash Univeristy since 2007. Her teaching interests include paediatric pathophysiology, global health, cilmate change, cultural competence, law, ethics and leadership to nursing and midwifery students.    

Chanika believes learning is empowering, exciting and challenging and as educators we should be encouraging students to be independent, self-sufficient, critical thinkers who can reflect and have the skills to take responsibility to learn and be lifelong learners.

Chanika's interest in teaching and learning has led to her current PhD research which explores how undergraduate nursing and midwifery students use feedback to develop their evaluative judgement.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Critical Care), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Mar 2010

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Nursing, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 26 Apr 2007

Research area keywords

  • Health education
  • Undergraduate Nursing Education
  • Student experience
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Health Professional Education
  • Assessment as Learning

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