Dr Paula Foran

image of paula foranDr Paula Foran (nee Touzeau) is a Registered Nurse who since completing her Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing certificate in 1988 has held positions of ACN, Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Teacher & Clinical Facilitator for Perioperative Education. Paula has been a past Chairperson of the Victorian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses (now ACPAN – Australian College of Perianaesthesia Nurses) and is currently a member of the national ACPAN committee.

Paula has a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training awarded from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, a Masters Degree in Professional Education & has received her PhD for her thesis, The Value of Guided Operating Theatre Experience for Undergraduate Nurses. Paula has a number of publications to her credit, & has been a guest speaker at National & International Conferences. Paula is currently a Senior Lecturer at The University of Tasmania & a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University School of Nursing & School of Medicine. Paula is also the National Education Officer for the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN).