Course Directors

Dr Patricia Logan

BSc., MAppSc(MRS)(Res)., Grad. Cert. Uni. Teach. &Learn., PhD

Course Director / Senior Lecturer in Health Science
Building 1448 Room 207

Dr Logan began her career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist working for over 20 years in large metropolitan and regional hospitals as well as private practice. She undertook a biology degree at Macquarie University to broaden her skills. Patricia's introduction to university teaching began at the University of Sydney in Nuclear Medicine.

Dr Logan completed her research Master’s with the University of Sydney and her PhD with the Charles Sturt Faculty of Education. She has been employed with Charles Sturt since the inception of the Dubbo Campus and has undertaken various roles as the campus has developed. Her research interests include: tertiary education in science, health education, academic professional practice, health practitioner wellbeing, patient safety. Patricia can now be found on the Bathurst Campus.

Dr Logan served as elected academic staff member for CSU University Council for 2 years to June 2012. She received the Faculty of Science Award for Academic Excellence in 2011.

Dr. Logan’s Course Director Portfolio includes: Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition, Bachelor of Health and Medical Science, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology), Master of Medical Science (with specialisations).


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) United Kingdom

Teaching grants

Project lead: Office of Learning and Teaching Seed Grant 2016

Enrolled nurse transition: development of a university preparation program for direct entry to 2nd year.

Please see the Bioscience Essentials website developed by this project team


Teaching awards

  • 2011 Faculty of Science Academic Excellence Award
  • 2009 Australian College of Educators World Teachers Day - Teaching Award
  • 2001 Faculty of Health Studies, Award for Teaching Excellence – Orana Health Unit Team Award

Patricia undertakes supervisory roles for postgraduate coursework research and higher degree by research students supervising student projects in aspects of health professional practice, education for health practitioners, rural and remote health, Patricia has previously taught the following subjects: Human Bioscience 1 and 2, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1 and 2, Applied Cardiovascular Physiology, and BMS301 Special Topics – supervising students interested in aspects of health professional practice, education for health practitioners, rural and remote health.


Patricia undertakes research in areas of health science practice and tertiary science education. She is a member of the Aging Well Research Group.

Current project:

Neurodegenerative conditions in the bush: identifying gaps in needs evidenced by the 45 and Up survey data.

Grant supported project: $45,000.

Logan, P.A., Micalos, P., Wong, A., & Bramble, M.

iPAWS: International Paramedic Anxiety, Wellbeing and Stress Study

Sutton, C., Ashbury, E., MacQuarrie, A., Sheridan, S., Logan, P.A.

Current Research Students:

Clare Sutton, current PhD candidate: The impact of community engagement and participation in volunteer organisations on levels of resilience in paramedic students and graduates.

Catherine Malia, current PhD candidate: Active learning with animal alternatives.

Recent completed doctoral students:

Jacqueline Spurway, 2018, Calculating normal reference ranges for the intra-amniotic umbilical cord vein diameter, blood flow and peak velocity in a regional New South Wales population.

  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy UK. (SFHEA)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

View Patricia's CSU Research Outputs

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