Professor Jane Conway

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning - Faculty of Medicine and Health

Jane Conway

Phone: +61 2 6773 3653

Mobile: 0429 683 537



My previous role in the School of Health provided me with the opportunity and privilege to actively contribute to the management of the School as well as work to enhance the quality and scholarship of teaching and learning within the School and the University more broadly. My teaching, consultancy, research and higher degree supervision focused on

  • health workforce education and leadership;
  • safety and quality in health care
  • health workforce management and development
  • health service delivery and redesign,
  • skill mix , roles and functions in health and aged care.

My education consultancy activity has included development of leadership and management development programs and design of online courses in primary care .  My health service consultancy work has included reviews of health service delivery and models in areas as diverse as chronic pain services, residential aged care and emergency departments.

I have worked at state level to identify policy and implementation issues related to multi-professional health workforce development. I continue to be actively involved in these areas as an academic and am particularly interested in accreditation as well as management of  the current and future workforce. For example, I am  currently a member of  the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)Registered Nurse Accreditation Committee and the Dieticians Association of Australia Accreditation Committee and Deputy Chair of the Hunter & Coast  Interdisciplinary Regional Clinical Training Network (IRCTN) which aims to improve the quality and quantum of clinical placement for health professionals.


  • Doctor of Education, University of Southern Queensland
  • Master of Education, University of Southern Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma in Further Education and Training, University of Southern Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, Hunter Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Hons1), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), University of Newcastle

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical education
  • Clinical supervision
  • Educational evaluation

Research Interests

  • Recruitment and retention of graduate nurses in NSW Health (current project with Associate Professor Anthony O'Brien, School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle)
  • Development of clinical supervision training for resident medical officers and career medical officers in Hunter and Coast IRCTN ( current project with Professor Brian Jolly , School of Medicine and Public Health, the University of Newcastle)
  • Development and ongoing facilitation of a training program for Emergency Trainees undertaking fellowship aspects  in  education and training
  • Design of a clinical leadership program for middle managers in aged care ( ongoing research with Associate Professor Yun Hee Jeon, University of Sydney)

Workforce development and service review activities I have completed include:

  • Review of the role of clinical nurse and clinical midwife consultants in Central Coast LHD
  • Review of the implementation of Clinical Support Officers in Hunter New England LHD.
  • Development of  a scope of practice and change management process for Aboriginal Health Workers in Hunter New England Health
  • Review of nurse education and training and continuing professional development in John Hunter Hospital
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of the impact of a nurse led model of care for older people in an emergency department  which has been rolled out across NSW Health
  • Development of  orientation web sites for undergraduate students attending placement in mental health and general practice settings
  • Review of the Hunter Integrated Pain Service and proposal for a model of care for NSW Pain Services based on international evidence


Link to Professor Conway's publications list


  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Sigma Theta Tau (International Nursing Honor Society)
  • Australian College of Nursing

Consultancy Interests

  • Curriculum and instructional design
  • Problem based Learning
  • Constructivist pedagogy
  • Health workforce development
  • Organisational change
  • Health care reform
  • Change management
  • Clinical leadership and management
  • e-learning
  • Telehealth