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Ms Melanie Buhlmann


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9870 7861, Email:, Campus: South West, Room: BU2.126
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9870 7861
Campus: South West  
Room: BU2.126  


Melanie is a lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.


Melanie's teaching philosophy is underpinned by role-modelling behaviours of the respectful and professional Registered Nurse. This approach enables nursing students to develop empowering attitudes towards their own learning and allows growth of their own professional identity.

  • 2011 - present: Lecturer & Tutor, Edith Cowan University
  • 2005 - 2012: Clinical Nurse Educator, St John of God Hospital
  • 2003 - 2006: Clinical Nurse, St John of God Hospital
  • 2001 - 2003: Registered Nurse, Regional Health Facilities, WA
  • 1995 - 2000: Registered Nurse, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1992 - 1995: School of Nursing, Sisters of the Swiss Red Cross, Zurich

Professional Associations

  • Australian Nursing Federation
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Golden Key International Honour Society.

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2018: Excellence in Engaged Teaching Award
  • 2015: Vice-Chancellor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Research Areas and Interests

Melanie’s research explores the concept of ‘moving-on’ from the impact of critical incidents in health care by studying the experiences of nurses and midwives who were involved in such events. Read her abstract at ECU Research Online


  • Master of Nursing (Research), Edith Cowan University, 2019.
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Curtin University of Technology, 2012.
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