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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