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 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 conducting HIV/AIDs education, and Kosovo assisting wtih returning refugee accommodation. She developed an interest in adult education while teaching health education classes 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). She conducted research to identify the language needs of the ESL students and this work has resulted in publications and presentations. Tonia is currently completing a PhD project exploring communication between registered nurses from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and their patients.
Language needs of students with English as a second/other language (ESL).
Strategies for teaching students with an ESL background.
Supporting communication skills for nurses from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).
Discourse analysis (interactional sociolinguistic analysis) of communication in health care settings.
Teaching and supervision
Pre-registration Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program: Community and Primary Healthcare.
PhD candidate, Macquarie University: an exploration of intercultural nurse-patient communication in clinical settings.
Small Education Innovation Grant: $10,000: to embed technological support for student learning (J. River, J. Currie, T. Crawford, V. Betihavas, S. Randall).
Member Australian College of Nursing
Member Australian Nurse Teachers Society
Mentor for post graduate students, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
Mentor for PhD candidates, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University
Nurse Education Today
English for Specific Purposes Journal
Awards and honours
Outstanding achievement award, 2008, University of Sydney.
Australian Postgraduate Award (2014 to 2017).
Post Graduate Research Fund awarded ($5000) with commendation from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and an additional $500.
Health communication; ESL; CALD; Language needs; Safe practice