Gina is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
- NCS1101 Health and Healthcare Systems: This is a first-year unit which examines the role of the registered nurse in the Australian health care system. It introduces the student to the areas of the Australian healthcare system; Population health and epidemiology; Clinical governance; Self-regulating professions and personal accountability; Teamwork and leadership in interprofessional patient centred healthcare; Codes and scope of practice; Historical and contemporary roles of the nurse with the implications for future practice.
- Coaching and Mentoring in the clinical setting: This postgraduate unit appears in both graduate certificate and Masters level courses. The purpose of coaching and mentoring is to support people to manage their own learning and to maximise individual potential, skills, performance and personal development. This unit provides a unique environment in which students can expand their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring in the clinical setting in order to undertake coaching and/or mentoring in a range of contexts.
Gina worked in a variety of hospitals in Western Australia in all areas and specialties of nursing before joining ECU. Within ECU, Gina has undertaken a variety of positions, as well as having taught a number of units within the undergraduate course.
- Sigma Theta Tau- Committee member and ECU representative.
Awards and Recognition
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery National Course Accreditor
- Reviewer for Nurse Education Today
Research Areas and Interests
- Gina’s PhD topic is ‘Nurse leader’s view of the professionalism of the registered nurse in the acute care setting’.
- Other areas of interest are generational differences; blended learning; online and on campus teaching; history of nursing; workforce retention.
Recent Research Grants
- SNM Strategic Initiative fund grant in 2017 Transitioning EN to RN program. Gina Mata, with Jacob, B., Crevacore, C., Ireson, D., Scriven, R., Buckingham, M., Sawle, J. Jo Gosling, J. and Vafeas, c. $ 9,178.00
- Centre for Learning and Teaching grant in 2017 Ready Set Go program. Crevacore, C., Mata, G., Ireson, D., Jacob, B., Tencer, S., Buckingham, M. Scriven, R. $10,000
- Western Australian Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust Grant in 2016, G. Mata. Project Title: An examination of the registered nurses view of professionalism in Western Australia $2, 640.49
- FCHS Teaching and learning grant in 2011 with Twigg, D. & Mata, G.: Work Readiness of Edith Cowan University Nursing Graduates Compared with Other Western Australian Universities $ 8,500.00
- FCHS Teaching and learning grant in 2011 with Hendricks, J., Mata, G., Russo, R., Crevacore, C., & Andrews, L.: Development of Academic Enhancement Literacy Program $10,720