Dr Paula Foran has a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training awarded from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, a Master Degree in professional education and training and has received her PhD for her doctoral thesis, “The Value of Guided Operating Theatre Experience for Undergraduate Nurses”, undertaken at Deakin University.

Paula has a number of publications and book chapters to her credit, & has been a guest speaker, and presented Keynote presentations at National & International Conferences. Paula has been awarded the ‘Most Popular Presenter’ for her keynote address at the International Collaboration of Perianaesthesia Nurses (ICPAN) and the ICPAN conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Paula was recently awarded the ‘Best Oral Presentation’ award at the European Operating Room Nurses (EORNA) conference in The Hauge.
Paula is currently a unit co-ordinator of two master level subjects with The University of Tasmania; is a senior lecturer for Critical Care Education Services, the National Education Officer for the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN); has been the ‘Chief Examiner’ for Perianaesthesia nursing in Australia until 2018 with the Australian College of Perianaesthesia Nurses.

She is a delightfully relaxed and humorous presenter.