Committed to Education



Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown: Nurse Educator, Auburn Hospital

Tracey began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse in 2008. She has worked in a variety of fields including aged care, surgery and rehabilitation. Tracey is an experienced emergency nurse and served for seven years as a Clinical Nurse Educator at Blacktown Hospital and for the last three years as a Nurse Educator at Auburn Hospital.

Tracey has held several seconded positions including Nursing Unit Manager, Clinical Nurse Consultant (Emergency), District Counter Disaster Coordinator (Western Sydney) and as a member of the Australian Medical Assistance (AusMAT) team.

Tracey is passionate about emergency management and education. As a Nurse Educator at Auburn Hospital, she is responsible for the GradStart program and ensuring access to quality education for healthcare workers by developing, designing, and evaluating training programs

Peta Field

Peta Field: Nurse Manager, Mental Health Services

Peta Field is the Nurse Manager for Education and leads the team of dedicated nursing educators for the Mental Health Services across WSLHD which includes services at Westmead, Cumberland, and Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospitals.

Peta has been involved in supporting and transitioning new graduate nurses for over 15 years across several different Local Health Districts and services. She has a clinical background in Intensive Care, Emergency Department, Justice Health and the Forensic Medical Unit.

Peta is committed to lifelong education and learning with the goal of supporting clinicians to work towards, achieve and maintain advanced best practice, that results in the best care and outcomes for our consumers.


Parul Patel

Parul Patel: Nurse Educator, Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals

Parul is the GradStart Coordinator and Nurse Educator for Blacktown & Mount Druitt hospitals. Parul has worked as a nurse in various specialities such as cardiovascular, rehabilitation, oncology, aged care, and community. She has worked as a Clinical Nurse Educator for three years within the Medical Assessment Unit at Blacktown hospital.

Parul leads the team of clinical nurse educators for Ambulatory Medicine division at Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals. She is a facility coordinator for nursing students’ clinical placements at Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals. She is highly motivated, passionate, and enthusiastic health professional who is committed for quality and evidence based clinical practice.

Carol Denne Gradstart

Carol Denne: Nurse Manager, Integrated and Community Health

Carol is the Education Coordinator for Integrated and Community Health (ICH) and manages a team that provides education services to a wide range of staff across multiple sites at WSLHD. Carol has worked in a variety of clinical settings including: Intensive Care, Midwifery, Justice Health and Community Health, holding various positions (CNS, CNC3 and Nurse Manager).

The ICH Education Team are enthusiastic about providing education and support to the GradStart program. The team works with ICH managers, clinicians, and clinical specialists to ensure the clinical and professional development of new Graduates.

Carol is passionate about education and in particular working with subject matter experts to develop effective education programs/learning materials and competencies. Carol sees education as key in ensuring staff are knowledgeable, skilled, and confident to deliver quality care to the community.


Rosemary Luczak

Rosemary Luczak: Nurse Educator, Westmead Hospital

Rosemary is a Nurse Educator and the Gradstart Coordinator at Westmead Hospital. She also oversees and manages enrolled and student nurses during their placements.

Rosemary’s nursing background began in the intensive care unit and progressed across numerous specialties including acute psychiatric wards. She has worked at Blacktown, Cumberland and Westmead Hospitals in various roles such as Clinical Nurse Educator, Acting Nursing Unit Manager and Nurse Educator. Rosemary has a passion for assisting graduate nurses with their professional development as well as collaborating with educational institutions to improve the future of nursing.




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