Jenny Weller-Newton

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


Jennifer has worked in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as an Associate Professor of Nursing. She was awarded an ARC Post-Doctoral Industy Fellowship (2006-2009) in the field of workplace learning in nursing, and has an expanding publication output in this area along with international presentations and seminars in this field.

She has been receipent (lead CI) of an ARC Discovery project (2012-2014) which focused on workplace learning in healthcare where she led the development of new conceptual model of workplace learning and a survey tool to measure the clincial workplace learning culture. She also has interests in interprofessional learning, professional practice knowledge, work readiness, reflective practice, curriculum and pedagogical innovations. She has previously undertaken research on telehealth through funded project work for the Dept of Health, Victoria, and also Department of Health, Australian Government.

Community service

Australian College of Nursing - Chair- Victoria State Network

Australian College of Nursing - Chairperson Melbourne Region




Reflecting practice and reflective writing


Research interests

I am interested in working with research students in the following areas and topics listed below. Please contact me to discuss your interest in one of these areas for a thesis or research activity.

  • Workplace learning
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Transitions
  • Preceptorship
  • Knowledge development; ways of knowing
  • Practice development
  • Reflective practice
  • Critical thinking; decision making
  • Chronic care self-management

Supervision interests

I am interested in supervision of both qualitative and mixed methods approaches. As a practising nurse and midwife I am also interested in supervising research on practice issues pertaining to acute care nursing and midwifery.

External positions

Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Jun 2016Jun 2021

Research area keywords

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing
  • Workplace Learning
  • Interprofessional Learning
  • Transitions
  • Reflection
  • Practice knowledge

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Projects 2000 2018

Research Output 1999 2019

Facilitating students’ reflections on community practice: A new approach

Newton, J. M. & Butler, A. E., 2019, Augmenting Health and Social Care Students' Clinical Learning Experiences: Outcomes and Processes. Billett, S., Newton, J., Rogers, G. & Noble, C. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 235-258 24 p. (Professional and Practice-based Learning; vol. 25).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

How graduate nurses adapt to individual ward culture: A grounded theory study

Feltrin, C., Newton, J. M. & Willetts, G., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75, 3, p. 616-627 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nurses’ integrity and coping strategies: An integrative review

Sastrawan, S., Newton, J. M. & Malik, G., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28, 5-6, p. 733-744 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Posttraumatic growth experiences and its contextual factors in women with breast cancer: An integrative review

Zhai, J., Newton, J. & Copnell, B., 4 May 2019, In : Health Care for Women International. 40, 5, p. 554-580 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Telephone triage in midwifery practice: A cross-sectional survey

Bailey, C. M., Newton, J. M. & Hall, H. G., 1 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Nursing Studies. 91, p. 110-118 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Fellow Australian College of Nursing

Jennifer Newton (Recipient), 1 Nov 2013

Prize: Other distinction

Post-Doctoral Industry Fellowship

Jennifer Newton (Recipient), 10 Jul 2006

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2003 2019

9th Victorian Health Care Week

Jenny Weller-Newton (Invited speaker)
23 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

National Nursing Now Road Show

Jenny Weller-Newton (Contributor)
9 Sep 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event


Jennifer Newton (Member)
24 Feb 2014

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Key contact

Jennifer Newton (Member)
12 Feb 2014

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Australian College of Nursing (External organisation)

Jennifer Newton (Member)
13 Sep 2013

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board