Dr Stephen McNally

Stephen McNallyPosition

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching | Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery


I have enjoyed my academic tenure for over 30 years and in the process gained a Ph.D. in Emergency Nurse Triage Education. Many students have discussed with me the value that they place on my strong commitment to maintaining clinical currency and expertise, especially in Emergency Nursing.  I believe that this is a particularly important aspect that enriches and validates my teaching and acknowledges the fact that my students attend clinical placements in challenging dynamic health environments.  In addition to that nursing practices continue to evolve and change under the guidance of Evidence Based Practice.

I have a very open and engaging teaching style.  I promote openness by being willing and ready to receive student impressions or ideas on the subject content that we are discussing.  Students are engaged in their learning by being encouraged to participate in classwork in a way that is active and energetic so that they are involved and interested in what is being taught.  I generally find that this assists my students to develop self-confidence and motivation when they pursue their learning opportunities.

I have been privileged as a primary supervisor to mentor many inspiring Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Master of Research (MRes) and PhD students to the completion of their thesis. In the process gained valuable recent expertise in conducting Systematic Reviews, Qualitative Research, and my particular interest in Mixed Method study design.

Over the last 10 years, I have enjoyed developing my skills in academic leadership and governance for the School of Nursing & Midwifery. I am currently the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching and am primarily focused on promoting innovative undergraduate and postgraduate curricula and Higher Degree Research development.

Research Interests

  • Emergency Care
  • Learning & Teaching scholarship

Qualifications & Recognition

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BAppScNurs University of Sydney

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 9685 9508