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Professor Thea van de Mortel


Thea van de Mortel

Deputy Head (Learn & Teaching)
School of Nursing and Midwifery - Nursing
+61 (0)7 5552 7855 (Work)
G16 2.21, Gold Coast Campus

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Professor (Dr) Thea van de Mortel is a registered nurse with a clinical background in intensive care nursing with a strong interest in the biosciences and an Honours degree in Biology. She has combined these areas of expertise to teach and research in the areas of microbiology, pathophysiology and infection prevention and control across three universities. Through her roles as BN Program Director at two universities and her current role as Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching), she has conducted research to inform learning and teaching quality and curriculum design, and has a track record of consultancies in education.


  • Bachelor Of Science With Honours
    University of Wollongong1994 - 1996
  • Masters of Health Science
    Southern Cross University2000 - 2001
  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    Southern Cross University2004 - 2010


  • Credentialled Infection Control Practitioner - Expert
    Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control, Australia2017 - 2021