Halyn Van der Water

Halyn VanderWater

Academic Staff Member

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I am passionate about people, culture and living life to the full. I have a diverse nursing background and enjoy working in a variety of settings such as inpatient care, management and the development of programmes. In my ‘spare’ time, I enjoy walking, skiing and connecting with friends.



  • RCpN
  • PGcertEmerg
  • MHM
  • MPH with Health Promotion specialisation

Areas of expertise

Industry experience, affiliations and achievements

Research activity

Worldwide study of teaching smoking cessation in medical and nursing programmes.

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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

I am passionate about helping student nurses to reach their full potential in both academic achievement and everyone working towards the same goal.

What do you love about your area?

Tell us about your experience in the industry

My industry experience includes:

  • Acute and Primary Health Care Nursing experience, both in NZ and Australia.
  • Management experience in a GP practice and PHO setting. 
  • Education in chronic disease management with a focus on diabetes.
  • Independent immunisation vaccinator.
  • Sessional tutor of nursing students in the University of Western Sydney 2018/2019.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?