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Samantha joined Monash Nursing & Midwifery in 2017. She has an extensive background in emergency nursing, working most recently as a clinical nurse educator in a busy metropolitan emergency department.


Samantha is passionate about the education of our future nurses. She has developed a keen interest in the use of simulation to bridge the learning gap between classroom theory and clinical practice.  She believes the use of simulation embedded in nursing curricula has the positive benefit of developing knowledgeable, skilled and effective healthcare professionals, who can provide quality care for patients. 

Research interests

Nursing, Simulation based education,  Simulation for assessment, Enhancing clinical practice using simulation

Research area keywords

  • Simulation based education
  • Simulation in assessment
  • Enhancing clinical practice with simulation
  • Nursing

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2015 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Frameworks and quality measures used for debriefing in team-based simulation: A systematic review

Endacott, R., Gale, T., O'Connor, A. & Dix, S., Apr 2019, In : BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 5, 2, p. 61-72 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

The efficacy and safety of a chest pain protocol for short stay unit patients: A one year follow-up

Lee, G. A., Dix, S., Mitra, B., Coleridge, J. & Cameron, P., 19 Oct 2015, In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 14, 5, p. 416 - 422 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Midwifery and medical students’ knowledge, self-efficacy and satisfaction following simulation of inter-professional management of primary postpartum haemorrhage

Gayle McLelland (Recipient), Helen Hall (Recipient), Virginia Margaret Plummer (Recipient), Samantha Jane Dix (Recipient), Anne Therese Tremayne (Recipient), Arunaz Kumar (Recipient), Christine East (Recipient), B Carr (Recipient), Heather Buttigieg (Recipient) & Shakyalal Vidhura Fernando (Recipient), 7 Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Non-HDR Supervisions

High-fidelity simulation and new graduate nurses in Saud Arabia

Julia Morphet (Supervisor), Samantha Dix (Supervisor)

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions

Saudi Arabian postgraduate students’ perceptions of a virtual simulation

Julia Morphet (Supervisor), Samantha Dix (Supervisor)

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions