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Lucy Shinners

BN(ACU), GradCert(CriticalCare)(Griff), MNursing(Griffith), PhD

Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)

Faculty of Health

07 5589 3476
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Gold Coast
Lucy Shinners


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Lucy is an intensive care nurse who has worked in Australia and overseas for the past 20 years. Lucy now contributes to the development of Australia’s future healthcare workforce as nursing lecturer in the Bachelor of Nursing program and the Graduate Certificate in Australian Nursing program, at Southern Cross University.


Lucy is an early career researcher in the field of artificial intelligence in healthcare. Her PhD pursuits focus on exploring healthcare professionals’ experiences and perceptions of artificial intelligence (AI) in the delivery of care. As both clinician and educator, Lucy has observed the growing use of technology impacting the journey of the patient, the student and the healthcare workforce and so she has a particular research interest on the process of development and application of AI in healthcare, and the education that is required to prepare the healthcare workforce. Her work has seen the development of a tool which has been used on over 6 countries to explore healthcare professionals’ perceptions if AI. Lucy has over 15 peer reviewed articles, government submissions and reports.

Community engagement

Lucy represents Southern Cross University at the NSW Clinical Placement Collaborative Governance committee and the CQU BN Reference Committee and as a nurse consultant in several technology development projects.


Lucy has successfully supported 2 Honours students one of whom went on to be awarded 1st Class honours and the University medal.


Most recently Lucy was the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Australian Nursing programs. She has extensive teaching, and curriculum development experience in undergraduate and postgraduate programs including:

·        Bachelor of Nursing program

·        Postgraduate program for internationally qualified nurses seeking Australian registration.


Lucy is an academic representative on the University Council. Her work with international nurses and undergraduate programs continues to grow. The establishment of several key collaborations have resulted in ongoing healthcare workforce development projects in Australia and oversees.


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