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Liz Cleary


Lecturer, Nursing


  • 2020- Present Master of Philosophy USYD
  • 2008 Master of Clinical Education (MEdClinEd)
  • 1993 Midwifery Certificate
  • 1991 Paediatric Certificate
  • 1987 Registered Nurse


Prior to joining the University of Canberra in 2021,  Liz was a lecturer at the University of Sydney Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) teaching both undergraduate and masters’ entry students in the areas of clinical nursing, law and ethics and paediatrics. Liz was also the International student advisor and coordinator of International programs. Liz has over 25 years’ experience in nursing working as a Registered Nurse and Midwife in Australia, England and Saudi Arabia. She has worked in various areas of nursing including general medical/surgical, community, paediatrics, maternity and neonatal intensive care. Liz has been teaching Bachelor of Nursing programs since 2006 and prior to her role at USYD she was working as Clinical Lecturer in Charge and Deputy Clinical Coordinator at the Australian Catholic University North Sydney. Liz has extensive teaching experience in areas including primary health, acute care, community nursing practice and specialty practice such as paediatrics and maternity. Liz has an interest in community engagement and from 2012 - 2017 facilitated ACU nursing and midwifery students in Vanuatu for their two weeks community/midwifery experience.

Research interests

  • Clinical supervision
  • Simulation in Health Care
  • Interprofessional education
  • Electronic medical records

Liz has experience working as a researcher and auditor for clinical studies and her research interests include clinical supervision, simulation and inter professional education. Liz has conducted research focusing on models that improve the quality and capacity of clinical supervision for nursing students. As part of a Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) grant, Liz also developed online education modules to support health discipline supervisors in the clinical environment.

Liz is currently a member of a research team involved in developing, delivering and evaluating innovative interprofessional collaboration and education modules for first year MN, pharmacy and medicine students at the University of Sydney.

Liz is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy at the School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney.