Gill Shelah

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Senior Lecturer - Human Anatomy and Physiology

Phone: +649 921 9999 ext. 7106


Physical Address:
AUT North Shore Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 0627, New Zealand

Postal Address:
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand


2003 MEd (Hons) (Adult & Higher) - University of Auckland
1997 BHSc (Nursing)
1985 Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
1980 Advanced Diploma in Nursing
1970 Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Certificate (UK)
1969 RM (SRM, UK)
1968 RGON (SRN, UK)


Having qualified as a nurse and midwife in the UK, Gill travelled to South Africa where she worked at Groote Schuur Hospital and then on to Green Lane Hospital, New Zealand where she worked in the field of cardiothoracic intensive care nursing. She completed an Advanced Diploma in Nursing at ATI in 1980 and joined the staff in 1984. Her teaching experience has focused on the biological sciences related to practice.

Teaching Areas:

Gill works within the School of Interprofessional Health Studies where she coordinates Human Anatomy and Physiology II (HAP II) and teaches in Human Anatomy and Physiology I (HAP I).

Research Summary:

Gill’s Master’s thesis was on the factors that influence success in the biosciences for undergraduate nursing students, and she has developed a passion for enabling students to develop the necessary schema to link theory to practice in this complex field. To this end she was awarded the Vice Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001.


Recent Conference Presentations:

2014: New Zealand Interprofessional Health Care Conference – Paper Title: Preparing Bioscience Students for Health Care Practice

2008: Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference – Paper Title: Overcoming Obstacles: Innovations in Teaching Pathophysiology in the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum - a New Zealand Experience.

2007: Australasian Nurse Educators Conference - Paper Title: Limiting the Choice: Innovations in Teaching Bioscience in the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum.

2005: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Conference - Paper title: A new pedagogy for an old perennial: Promoting success in nursing bioscience.

2005: ANZAME Annual Conference – Paper title: Bridges to an Enabling Pedagogy in Postgraduate Nursing Bioscience.

2004: ANZAME Annual Conference - Paper title: Pathways to success in undergraduate nursing bioscience.

2003: Nurse Education Today Conference – Paper title: Teaching Tricks for Bothersome Bio.

2000: Australasian and New Zealand Annual Medical Educators Conference (ANZAME) – Paper title: What’s Science got to do with it? Bringing Bio to the Beside.

2000: Science in Nursing Education Conference – Paper title: Making Bio Better at the Bedside.

Last updated: 05-Mar-2015 12.45pm

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