Ms Tonia Crawford
RN, DipAppSc(Nurs) Avondale BHlthSc(Nurs) CSU MHlthSc(Ed) Sydney TESOL Cert UNSW Postgrad Cert Ling Res Macquarie
M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney
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Tonia Crawford has worked as a registered nurse since 1988 in several Australian and Irish hospitals in surgical, medical and emergency departments, including 10 years in community health as a clinical nurse specialist with particular interest in wound management. During that time she volunteered in Papua New Guinea (12 months) conducting HIV/AIDs education and Kosovo (4 months) for returning refugee accommodation. She developed an interest in adult education while teaching health education classes (respiratory rehabilitation, arthritis management) and this ultimately led to teaching undergraduate nurses. She has taught in Bachelor of Nursing programs since 2007 and joined Sydney Nursing School in 2013.
Tonia also has an interest in teaching English as a second/other language (ESL), completing a TESOL certificate and subsequently designing and implemented English language support workshops. She conducted research to identify the language needs of the ESL students which informed further development of the workshops and has resulted in publications, presentations and is currently a PhD candidate exploringmisinterpretation between RNs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their patients.
- Language needs of students with English as a second/other language
- Strategies for teaching students with an ESL background
- Safe practice and clinical communication with English as a second/other language
Teaching and supervision
Pre-registration graduate entry and combined degree master's program
PhD candidate, Macquarie University. Misinterpretations: an exploration of intercultural nurse-patient communication in clinical settings.
- Member Australian College of Nursing
- Member Australian Nurse Teachers Society
Student Mentor for postgraduate students, University of Sydney
- Nurse Education Today
- Elsevier Publications
- McMasters Best Evidence for Nursing - community/public health
Awards and honours
Outstanding achievement award, 2008, University of Sydney.
ESL; CALD; Language needs; Safe practice; Clinical communication