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Ms Melanie Baker


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3479, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.414
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3479
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.414  


Melanie is a Lecturer in Nursing within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • NPP1201: Supportive Nursing Care Skills and Practice
  • NCS3203: Law and Ethics in Health.


Current position since 2010. Registered nurse since 1990. Commenced career in the UK working in surgical, ENT and major head and neck oncology within the hospital setting and then specialising in Community Health from 1998 to 2004. Migrated to Australia in 2004 working for Silver Chain initially and then as Clinical Skills Facilitator in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Post Graduate Medicine from 2006 -2010.

Professional Associations

  • Academic representative for SNM at the Royal Perth Hospital Wide Nursing Practice Standard Committee.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Clinical Skills
  • Evidence based practice in nursing
  • Clinical implementation of policy and procedure.


  • Bachelor of Science 2nd Class Honours in Community Health, England, 2002.


Recent Research Grants

  • The Application of Evidence Based Practice in the Acute Care Hospital Setting in Perth, Western Australia: A Grounded Theory Study of the Perspective of Nurses,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2016 - 2018,  $12,560.
  • Development of Simulation Resources,  Department of Health WA,  Simulated Learning Environments Research Grants 2016,  2016,  $86,039.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Fowler, A., Baker, M., Geraghty, S., (2017), Is faculty practice valuable? The experience of Western Australian nursing and midwifery academics undertaking faculty clinical practice- A discussion paper. Nurse Education in Practice, 26(2017), 91-95, Kidlington, United Kingdom, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.07.005.
  • Geale, S., Beament, T., Gibson, N., Fowler, A., Baker, M., Smith, G., (2015), International Practicum: Not just another overseas jaunt - Supporting learning objectives and the development of graduate attributes. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(11), 96-102, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v5n11p96.
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