Dr Marion Tower

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Marion has several years teaching and learning and leadership experience in the higher education sector. She is also a Board Director for Metro South Hospital and Health Services and Chairs the Metro South Safety & Quality committee. She is also a Council member of a local school. Marion completed a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) in Sydney and then worked across NSW, Vic and QLD with experience in critical care and acute medical surgical areas, specialising in cardiology and emergency nursing. She completed a Master of Nursing in Women’s Health through QUT and a PhD at Griffith University. Marion has broad experience is leading curriculum design, implementation and review and has been involved in numerous research projects around students’ experiences of university and supporting and assessing students’ learning. Her research interests include nurse education, the student experience of university, assessment of learning, supporting casual academic staff and clinical decision making in practice. Marion also supervises several PhD students across a range of interests and research methodologies.

Research Interests

  • Nurse education
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Student education
  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment of learning
  • Safety & quality in health care


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University
  • Masters (Coursework), Queensland University of Technology


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