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Anna Foster

BN(SCU), GradDipMidwifery(QUT), MAdvPrac(Griffith)

Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)

Faculty of Health

(07)5589 3236
[email protected]
B7.40, Gold Coast
Anna Foster


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Biography - Anna is an Intensive Care nurse and midwife with nearly 20 years of experience in Australia and the UK. Anna has been working in academia at Southern Cross University for 13 years.

Research - Anna's research interests are varied and include climate change, planetary health, sustainability, and the impacts on health and healthcare delivery. Preparing workforce to manage planetary health concerns, and climate health impacts. Student anxiety and self-efficacy in examinations and simulated health environments. Student preparedness for examinations.

Community Engagement - Anna remains a practising clinical nurse and works across various health facilities on the Gold Coast.

Teaching - Anna Unit Assesses Nursing Practices 1, a fully surgical-based unit in the Bachelor of Nursing, and Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Pathway Programs. She is also developing a unit of study for the Master of Nursing program. Her main focus areas are surgical nursing, nursing and the law, ethics, chronic health, acute health and community nursing.

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