Personal profile


In her current role as an educational designer (2016-present), Dr Heinrich collaborates with academic staff across the undergraduate and Masters courses in Monash Nursing and Midwifery to design and develop student-centred, engaging, active learning experiences in the online learning management system, Moodle. She also encourages the promotion of diversity and inclusion in learning and teaching materials and activities, and coordinates the cultural safety focussed unit ‘Indigenous health for nursing and midwifery practice’ (NUR1013).

As a project officer (2014-2018), Dr Heinrich co-developed a Moodle-based platform for the case-based learning program, iSAP (integrating Science and Practice). She also worked with clinical and academic staff to create authentic, engaging, multimedia-rich case studies replete with complex issues to be addressed by students, and clear immediate feedback in the form of model answers by experts. Dr Heinrich also assisted in the creation of ‘The Story of Breast Imaging’, which is an interactive and student-focussed online module which incorporates case studies, documentary footage, and short video lectures to introduce students to mammography. 

Whilst working as a psychology lecturer (2003-2014), Dr Heinrich proposed, developed and implemented an online video-based tutorial program for third year psychology students on research design and analysis. This reusable program replaced the traditional face-to-face tutorial program and greatly improved accessibility, quality and consistency of instruction across the large student cohort, enhanced student learning and satisfaction, and resulted in significant financial savings. As Psychology Teaching and Learning Coordinator (2013-2014), Dr Heinrich also developed interactive online lessons for first and second year psychology students; oversaw the flipping of first year psychology classes; and in conjunction with the Careers Unit, developed an online Professional Transitions Program to support students in career planning, finding and applying for work, and professional development.

In her various roles outlined above, Dr Heinrich has played an integral role in the implementation and evaluation of several award-winning programs on diversity and inclusion (NUR1013), case-based learning (iSAP), and online learning (psychology). In particular, she has expertise in setting up the learning management system to ensure that users’ engagement can be tracked and learning analytics obtained. Most recently, as part of the NUR1013 team, Dr Heinrich undertook an action research project to evaluate and iteratively improve an Indigenous cultural safety promoting education program developed based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework. She was responsible for setting up, obtaining and analysing the Moodle-derived learning analytics for the project.

Monash teaching commitment

Indigenous Health for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (NUR1013)

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 29 Oct 2015

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, Understanding adolescent loneliness: longitudinal and cross-sectional relationships with attachment, emotion regulation, and coping, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 6 Dec 2012

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours), Null hypothesis testing versus confidence intervals: A comparison of students’ inferences, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 5 Apr 2003