• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Science Communication on social media
Moulage in dermatology
History of Moulage
Moulage in simulation
Angels and heroes narrative of the health workforce during the pandemic

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Research interests

Jessica is a strong leader with a proven track record in leading and inspiring change. As a Registered Nurse, she understands the importance of trust, communication and inclusivity in approaches to health literacy and health professions education.   


Jessica is a sought-after speaker - she has delivered over 50 presentations and workshops, including Keynote Speaking Invitations and Masterclasses on nursing, simulation techniques and theory, social media as a health professional and Diversity and Inclusion. Jessica is an excellent public speaker, with an ability to capture an audience with storytelling in a relaxed and authentic way. She has experience delivering keynotes, chairing plenary sessions and interviewing international experts. On paper, Jessica communicates well, having published a number of papers and presented high-level reports to executive groups. In addition, Jessica has been the successful recipient of a number of grants.


 In addition to these traditional methods of communication, Jessica is a consistent and engaging science communicator. She utilises social media and mainstream media to transmit key messages about public health, science literacy and more. You can see her on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.


Jessica’s areas of research include health professions education, gender equity and science communications. Jessica’s research expertise includes mixed methods research design, the Delphi method and eye tracking to explore attention.


Jessica is an experienced teacher and educator, in undergraduate and post-graduate settings, using interactive methods to achieve optimal learning outcomes.


Outside of this, Jessica has worked with multiple Not-for-profit organisations in advisory and Chair capacities - to advise on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) issues, lead teams to deliver key outcomes related to D&I and lead communication strategies. Jessica is described as a strong communicator with an ability to analyse complex situations, identify the key issues and deliver strategies to assess the issues under pressure.


My research focuses on the following areas:

  • Health Professions Education
  • Gender Equity in Healthcare
  • Science Communcations


Current Projects:

  • Co-lead CODA Equity Lab (exploring equity in healthcare)
  • Authentic moulage in simulated participants
  • Science Communication for consumer education
  • Simulation Workforce: Diversity in the simulation workforce population
  • Nurses as angels and heroes

Statement for HDR students

I am available to supervise HDR or honours students in projects specifically related to:

  • health professions education (such as simulation, technology, nursing)
  • science communications (including social media for health professionals)
  • moulage techniques in health professions education 
  • The angels and heroes narrative during the COVID-19 pandemic 

I have mixed-methods research expertise, with a particular expertise in eye-tracking methodology, delphi methods, systematic and scoping reviews, stimulated recall interview methods, surveys and other qualitative methods.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, University of Newcastle


Critical Care Nursing, Graduate Certificate, Australian College of Nursing


Nursing Education, Master of Nursing, University of Newcastle


Registered Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Newcastle University


Graduate Certificate of Science Communication, Australian National University

2022 → …

External positions

Clinical Nurse - Intensive Care, John Flynn Private Hospital

Feb 2021 → …


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