Ms Sally Schaffer
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
I am a teaching-focused academic with more then 20 years teaching experience. I teach pathophysiology, anatomy and physiology to a range of students including those studying nursing, paramedic science, pharmacy, clinical exercise physiology, nutrition and dietetics, medical laboratory science and biomedical science. I am passionate about teaching and try to provide a stimulating, fun learning environment that encourages active student participation and engagement and helps to develop critical thinking skills and independent learning. My research in teaching and learning scholarship focuses on the experiences of and support for accelerated nursing students transitioning to university, enhancing student engagement in large undergraduate classes and retention of bioscience knowledge by nursing students.
QUT HERN Best Publication Award (Best Higher Education Research Publication Interdisciplinary) (as co-author) 2016
Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award 2012
Other Biological Sciences, Other Medical and Health Sciences
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Masters (University of Cape Town)
Professional memberships and associations
- Doggrell S, Schaffer S, (2017) Getting started in bioscience, pharmacology and microbiology, Version 1, Semester 1, 2017, p
- Doggrell S, Schaffer S, (2016) Attrition and success rates of accelerated students in nursing courses: a systematic review, BMC Nursing, 15 () p1
- Doggrell S, Schaffer S, (2016) Reduced withdrawal and failure rates of accelerated nursing students enrolled in pharmacology is associated with a supportive intervention, BMC Medical Education, 16 () p1
- Doggrell S, Schaffer S, (2016) Lack of recall of bioscience knowledge by nursing students, Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (The 22nd UniServe Science Conference) p197
- Schaffer S, Menzies V, (2015) Facebook: A basis for forming a peer learning community for nursing students in a bioscience unit, Proceedings of the 2015 Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference p1
- Schaffer S, Doggrell S, Polkinghorne A, (2013) Continuing success of a strategy to support accelerated nursing students at two diverse campuses, Proceedings of the 16th International First Year in Higher Education Conference p1
- Schaffer S, Doggrell S, Dallemagne C, (2012) Transferring a successful strategy for supporting accelerated nursing students from a small to a large cohort, Proceedings of the 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference p1