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Victoria Kain

Deputy Head (Learn & Teaching)
School of Nursing and Midwifery - Nursing
+61 (0)7 3735 5221 (Work)
N48 1.21, Nathan Campus

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Originally from the UK, Dr Victoria Kain undertook her nursing training in Adelaide, and became a Registered Nurse in 1990. She undertook specialist training in both paediatric nursing, and neonatal intensive care nursing in the early 1990s. Whilst working as a clinical nurse in paediatric intensive care, she was awarded a Master of Nursing in advanced practice and clinical teaching from the University of South Australia, where she also lectured in Postgraduate Paediatric Intensive care nursing. Upon relocating to Melbourne, Victoria undertook a teaching role as a clinical nurse educator in neonatal nursing education, in conjunction with Latrobe University. She continued to teach in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs whilst undertaking full-time PhD studies at Queensland University of Technology. Victoria was awarded a PhD in Health in 2008 for her research in developing palliative care models in neonatal nursing. Victoria was appointed a clinical lecturer position at the University of Queensland in 2009 as a teaching and research academic. In 2010, she was appointed the Program Director for the Bachelor of Nursing Program, a position she held until December 2012. At the time of leaving UQ, she was the Honours coordinator and Evidence Based Practice stream coordinator for the School. In February, 2014, Victoria commenced as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith university. She has held positions at Griffith of Deputy Program Director (BN), Deputy Head of School and is currently the Director of Undergraduate Programs (Nursing). Victoria was an associate editor for Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing from 2011-2015 and is active in the Australian College of Neonatal Nursing. She is also a founding executive member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Perinatal Palliative Care Special Interest Group (PSANZ). In 2015, Victoria was elected to the Board for PSANZ. Her research discipline spans the genre of neonatal nursing, but her passion is in perinatal and neonatal palliative care. She also has an interest in curriculum based research. See Victoria's research profile video:


  • Masters of Advanced Practice in Nursing
    University of South Australia1994 - 1998
  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    Queensland University of Technology2004 - 2007