Mrs Christine  Walker

Mrs Christine Walker

School of Nursing and Midwifery


I completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree at UWS in 1994 earning a place in the top 30% of the cohort. I have been a Registered Nurse for 28 years, with 15 years of clinical experience predominetly in the area of Operating Theatre Nursing.  During this time in the Operating Theatre  I held governance positions of Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator and Nurse Educator.

The past 9 years I have been in an academic role at Western Sydney University, currently as full time Lecturer and Campus Program Advisor. I teach in the Undergraduate Nursing degree both in theoretical and clinical units, and alos havet he role of Subject Coordinator.  

In 2016 I contributed to a book chapter - Walker, Christine, (2017). Urinary elimination . In: Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A Person-Centred Approach to Care. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

I completed a BN (Honours) Class 1 in 2016 at WSU. I was recognised for outstanding academic achievement, with a GPA of 6.750 and placed in the top 10% of the cohort,  earning a place on the Dean’s Merit List for 2016.  Additionally, I published from my Honours work, see the following link

Currently a PhD Candidate at WSU, my research interest is Nursing Numeracy Education.

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  • BN(Hons) Western Sydney University
  • RN Eng Nat Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health
  • MHlthScEd University of Sydney
  • GDipNurs
  • BN University of Western Sydney, Macarthur

Professional Memberships

  • NSW Operating Theatre Association (2017 - 2020)


  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice_President Academic Award for Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student learning 2020-12-08

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


Phone: (02) 4570 1693
Location: G10.G.30

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 401000 Professional Practice Experience 1, 2017
  • 401001 Primary Health Care in Action, 2017
  • 401003 Professional Communication, 2016
  • 401004 Professional Practice Experience 2, 2014
  • 401007 Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice, 2017
  • 401020 Professional Practice Experience 6, 2017
  • 401022 Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery, 2016
  • 401029 Foundations for Nursing Practice, 2015


Chapters in Books

  • Walker, C. (2022), 'Urinary elimination', Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A Person-Centred Approach to Care, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 9781925058246.
  • Walker, C., Donohoe, P., Hadlow, S. and Wilson, N. (2021), 'Perioperative nursing', Nursing in Australia: Contemporary Professional and Practice Insights, Routledge 9780367637859.
  • Walker, C. (2017), 'Urinary elimination ', Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A Person-Centred Approach to Care, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 9781496350992.

Journal Articles

  • Walker, C., Pettigrew, J., Hunt, L., Rylands, L. and Wilson, N. (2023), 'Nurse education leaders' perspectives on the teaching of numeracy to undergraduate nursing students : a qualitative research study', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 72 .
  • Walker, C., Wilson, N., Rylands, L., Hunt, L. and Pettigrew, J. (2021), 'Undergraduate nursing curricula : numeracy and accreditation', Collegian, vol 28, no 5 , pp 559 - 564.
  • Walker, C., Wilson, N., Ramjan, L. and Glew, P. (2017), 'Unleashing the potential and pitfalls of the iPad on undergraduate nursing students in tertiary education', Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, vol 25, no 2 , pp 39 - 50.

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