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Associate Professor Shelley Beatty

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3551
Mobile: 0448 103 019
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5449
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.514  

Shelley is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2019: Vice-Chancellor's Staff Award 2019 - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2015: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching


  • Teachers Higher Certificate, Other WA higher ed institution.
  • Bachelor of Education, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (With Distinction), Curtin University of Technology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 2003.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Beatty, S., Clark, K., Lines, J., Doherty, S. (2020). Tlabs: A teaching and learning community of practice – what is it, does it work and tips for doing one of your own. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 17(5), Article number 9.
  • Ford, D., Mills, B., Ciccone, N., Beatty, S. (2020). Does Direct Helicopter Retrieval Improve Survival of Severely Injured Trauma Patients From Rural Western Australia?. Air Medical Journal, 39(3), 183-188.
  • Reid, D., Sim, M., Beatty, S., Grantham, H., Gale, M. (2020). Pre-hospital advanced life support resuscitation training: A pilot of an evidence-based curriculum. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 17(November), 8p..
  • Lombardi, K., Gregory, S., Johnston, R., Gilligan, C., Beatty, S., Thomas, L., Shaw, T. (2020). Parent’s concerns about Leavers celebrations: A cross-sectional study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2020(Article in press), 4p..
  • Beatty, S., Clark, K., Doherty, S. (2020). A practical look at the why and how of supporting international students: A checklist of teaching tips. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 17(5), Article number 12.
  • Beatty, S., Clark, K., Lines, J., Doherty, S. (2020). TLABs: A Teaching and Learning Community of Practice - What is it, Does It Work and Tips for Doing One of Your Own. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 17(5), 9.
  • Reid, D., Sim, M., Beatty, S., Grantham, H., Gale, M. (2020). Pre-hospital advanced life support resuscitation – a curriculum for pre-hospital education. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 17(2020), 1-7.
  • Gilligan, C., Shaw, T., Beatty, S., Thomas, L., Lombardi, K., Johnston, R. (2020). Do schools and alcohol mix? Australian parents’ perspectives. Health Education, 120(3), 229-245.
  • Lombardi, K., Beatty, S., Devine, A., Wallace, R., Costello, L. (2020). Fat talk: Influences on body image in childcare. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31(2), 224-231.

Conference Publications

  • Wallace, R., Beatty, S., Lines, J., Moore, C., Costello, L. (2020). The power of peer-review: A tool to improve student skills and unit satisfaction. 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd 2020) (1-12). Editorial Universitat Politecnica de Valencia.

Journal Articles

  • Reid, D., Street, K., Beatty, S., Vencatachellum, S., Mills, B. (2019). Preparedness of graduate paramedics for practice: a comparison of Australian and United Kingdom education pathways. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 16(2019), 1-11.

Journal Articles

  • Neville, P., Clark, K., Oosthuizen, J., Beatty, S., Fatouros, M., Mainali, S., Lamichhane, RS. (2018). Mosquito management: Views of accountability and their variance across neighbourhoods in Perth, Western Australia. Annals of Public Health and Research, 5(3), 1080-1089.
  • Cross, D., Lester, L., Pearce, N., Barnes, A., Beatty, S. (2018). A group randomized controlled trial evaluating parent involvement in whole school actions to reduce bullying. The Journal of Educational Research, 111(3), 255-267.

Journal Articles

  • Jamieson, J., Jenkins, G., Beatty, S., Palermo, C. (2017). Designing programmes of assessment: A participatory approach. Medical Teacher, 39(11), 1182-1188.
  • Lester, L., Pearce, N., Waters, S., Barnes, A., Beatty, S., Cross, D. (2017). Family Involvement in a Whole-School Bullying Intervention: Mothers’ and Fathers’ Communication and Influence with Children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(10), 2716-2727.
  • Lamichhane, RS., Neville, P., Oosthuizen, J., Clark, K., Mainali, S., Fatouros, M., Beatty, S. (2017). The highs and lows of making a bucket list - quantifying potential mosquito breeding habitats in metropolitan backyards. Frontiers in Public Health, 5(Nov 2017), Article number 292.
  • Ho, G., Beatty, S. (2017). Podcasting to students working in the resources industry: a supplementary teaching strategy. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 33(1), 87-95.
  • Mainali, S., Lamichhane, RS., Clark, K., Beatty, S., Fatouros, M., Neville, P., Oosthuizen, J. (2017). “Looking over the Backyard Fence”: Householders and Mosquito Control. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(3), Article number 246.

Journal Articles

  • Clark, K., Beatty, S. (2016). Making hospital governance healthier for nurses. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(2), 27-32.
  • Clark, K., Beatty, S., Fletcher, T. (2016). Maternal and child health nursing services: perspectives of parents. Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nursing, 13(1), 8-12.
  • Clark, K., Beatty, S., Reibel, T. (2016). Maternity-care: measuring women's perceptions. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 29(1), 89-99.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • Beatty, S., Collins, A., Buckingham, M. (2014). Embedding academic socialisation within a language support program: An Australian case study. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 5(1), 9-18.


  • Beatty, S., Allsop, S. (2009). Reducing Drug-related Harm: What the Evidence Tells Us. IP Communications.

Journal Articles

  • Saaka, M., Oosthuizen, J., Beatty, S. (2009). Effect of prenatal zinc supplementation on birthweight.. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 27(5), 619-631.
  • Saaka, M., Oosthuizen, J., Beatty, S. (2009). Effect of joint Iron and Zinc supplementation on malarial infection and anaemia. East African Journal of Public Health, 6(1), 55-62.

Journal Articles

  • Beatty, S., Cross, D., Shaw, T. (2008). The impact of a parent-directed intervention on parent-child communication about tobacco and alcohol. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27(6), 591-601.

Journal Articles

  • Beatty, S., Cross, D. (2006). Investigating parental preferences regarding the development and implementation of a parent-directed drug-related educational intervention: an exploratory study. Drug and Alcohol Review, 25(4), 333-342.

Conference Publications

  • Beatty, S., Cross, J. (2002). Engaging Parents in the Drug Education of their Pre-adolescent Children: Practical Problems and a Promising Program. Alcohol and Other Drugs: Collaborating for Better Care' (). On-line WA.

Research Projects

  • Development and evaluation of a novel gamified education package enhancing pandemic preparedness for frontline healthcare response staff and students, Department of Health WA, Future Health Research and Innovation FHRI Focus Grants: COVID-19, 2021 ‑ 2023, $224,446.
  • Fostering positive body image among young children: Development and evaluation of an online professional development resource for early childhood educators , Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Scholarship, 2014 ‑ 2020, $112,844.
  • An international comparison of paramedic skills acquisition between two different models of tertiary education., Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2, 2017 ‑ 2018, $10,000.
  • Adolescent alcohol use: Determining priorities for parent interventions, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Research Starter Grant, 2014 ‑ 2016, $29,690.
  • Exploring Family Preferences of Child Health Nursing Services in Bunbury WA, Telethon Kids Institute, Grant, 2015, $5,000.
  • Integrated early years services, Telethon Kids Institute, Grant, 2011, $8,730.
  • Adolescent grief research to create a prevention strategy to address the needs of youth experiencing grief or who may experience grief as an adolescent, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Grant, 2003 ‑ 2005, $46,500.
  • Transadaption of successful cigarette smoking intervention to randomised school-based cannabis intervention trial., Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Grant, 2002 ‑ 2004, $91,352.
  • Maximising parent involvement in school-based bullying interventions, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Grant, 2002 ‑ 2004, $99,169.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The impact of offender registration, within the terms of the Western Australian Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004 (WA), upon the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Reportable Offenders.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Development of a prehospital advanced life support course.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Voices of partners of former commanding officers of the Australian special Air service regiment: A narrative enquiry
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Does direct helicopter retrieval improve survival for severely injured trauma patients from rural locations?

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Design, implementation and evaluation of the impact of a body image professional development program for early childhood educators
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Effect of prenatal zinc supplementation on malaria morbidity: pregnancy anaemia and birth weight
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The nature and extent of the influence of occupational culture on aod use amongst airline pilots
  • Master of Public Health, A formative study to develop and test a heath promotion stategy for adolescents who experience grief.

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health, Comparative assessment of the effectiveness of online vs paper based courses for occupational and environmental safety and health.

Co-ordinating Supervisor

  • Master by Research: The effect of education and dispositional variables on the attitudes towards harm minimisation among undergraduate university students
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