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Dr Lesley Andrew


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5037
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31.467  

Lesley is the Postgraduate Courses Coordinator for Public Health within the School of Medical and Health Sciences. Lesley also coordinates and teaches into a number of postgraduate and undergraduate public health units.

Current Teaching

  • HST5161 Philosophy, Principles and Practice of Public Health
  • HST6333 Diversity Culture and Health


  • 2017 to present: Postgraduate Courses Coordinator Public Health, Edith Cowan University
  • 2014-2016: Lecturer, Postgraduate Public Health, Edith Cowan University
  • 2012-2014: Course Coordinator, Undergraduate Nursing, Edith Cowan University
  • 2010-2012: Lecturer, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nursing, Edith Cowan University
  • 2007-2009: Senior Lecturer, Health and Community Studies, University of Huddersfield, England
  • 2006-2007: Team Leader, Community Health Nursing (Public Health), Kirklees NHS Community Trust, England
  • 2004-2007: Nursing Lead, Child Health Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme, Kirklees NHS Community Trust, England
  • 1997-2004: Community Health Nurse Specialist (Public Health), Kirklees NHS Community Trust, England
  • 1994-1997: Registered Nurse, Acute Medicine and Community, Leicestershire NHS and Wakefield and Pontefract Community Health Trust, England

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Institute
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Australian Collaborative Education Network

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2017: Outstanding Contributor in Reviewing. Nurse Education Today Journal
  • 2009: Young Apprentice Programme Award, Barnsley Metropolitan Council learning and achieving services.
  • 2006: Chairman Award, Innovative Practice Huddersfield South Primary Care Trust
  • 2003: Recognition of service award - health program development, Kirklees Primary Care Trust

Research Areas and Interests

  • Gender equity
  • Excellence in higher education pedagogy
  • Health promotion
  • Public health
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Work integrated learning/ employability
  • International student support


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2019.
  • Master of Science, England, 2003.
  • BSc in Community Health Care Nursing (Health Visiting), England, 1997.
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Agriculural Zoology, England, 1989.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Andrew, L., Costello, L., Robinson, K., Dare, J. (2021). Going-it alone: The university progression of women nursing students who are the first person in their intimate relationship to go to university. Higher Education Research and Development, 2021(2021), 1-16.

Journal Articles

  • Andrew, L., Robinson, K., Costello, L., Dare, J. (2020). Competing worlds: the private lives of women nurse students and gender equity in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 2020(Article in press), 1-13.
  • Andrew, L. (2020). Ensuring Equitable Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities for International Students. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 17(4), Article number 13.
  • Andrew, L., Robinson, K., Dare, J., Costello, L. (2020). Widening the lens on capital: conceptualising the university experiences of non-traditional women nurse students. Higher Education Research and Development, 2020(article in press), 1-16.
  • Yan, T., Murphy, M., Genoni, A., Marlow, E., Dunican, I., Lo, J., Andrew, L., Devine, A., Christophersen, C. (2020). Does Fibre-fix provided to people with irritable bowel syndrome who are consuming a low FODMAP diet improve their gut health, gut microbiome, sleep and mental health? A double-blinded, randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 7(1), article number e000448. bmjgast-2020-000448.

Journal Articles

  • Carman, R., Andrew, L., Devine, A., Oosthuizen, J. (2019). Barriers to vaccination service delivery within general practice: opportunity to make a sustainable difference in Aboriginal child health?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(6), 563-569.
  • Sambell, R., Andrew, L., Godrich, S., Wolfgang, J., Vandenbroeck, D., Stubley, K., Rose, N., Newman, L., Horwitz, P., Devine, A. (2019). Local Challenges and Successes Associated with Transitioning to Sustainable Food System Practices for a West Australian Context: Multi-Sector Stakeholder Perceptions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11), Article number 2051.

Journal Articles

  • Andrew, L., Ewens, B., Maslin-Prothero, S. (2015). Enhancing the online learning experience using virtual interactive classrooms. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(4), 22-31.
  • Andrew, L., Maslin-Prothero, S., Costello, L., Dare, J., Robinson, K. (2015). The influence of intimate partnerships on nurse student progression: An integrative literature review. Nurse Education Today, 35(12), 1212-1220.

Conference Publications

  • Andrew, L., Ewens, B., Scott, R. (2014). Moderation of assessments in a School of Nursing and Midwifery; Enhancing student assessment experiences. 17th International FYHE Conference 2014. Proceedings (7). FYHE.

Journal Articles

  • Hendricks, J., Andrew, L., Graf, A. (2013). The piloting of an Academic Literacy Education Course (ALEC) to improve academic literacy of first semester undergraduate students in a Western Australian University. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(4), 19 - 27.

Journal Articles

  • McCullough, K., Lenthall, S., Williams, A., Andrew, L. (2012). Reducing the risk of violence towards remote area nurses: A violence management toolbox. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(6), 329-333.

Research Projects

  • Meningococcal Infection, Awareness Prevention and Protection (MIapp) – Improving and evaluating adolescent access to meningococcal education through the use of an app , Lotterywest, Grant, 2019 ‑ 2021, $290,910.
  • Pathway to healthy food environments: a guide for local governments in Western Australia, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Grant, 2018 ‑ 2021, $469,078.
  • Engaging mental health consumers in the co-design of a Safe Space Café through innovative consumer consultation strategies, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2019, 2019 ‑ 2020, $25,590.
  • Barriers to Achieving High Immunisation Coverage in Perth’s Aboriginal Children: a Midwives Study, Department of Health WA, Grant, 2019, $11,217.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Does fibre-fix provided to people with irritable bowel syndrome who are consuming a low fodmap diet improve their gut health, gut microbiome, sleep and mental health?

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health, The impact of immunisation service delivery in general practice on Aboriginal children living in the Perth metropolitan area: An opportunity to reduce the gap?
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