Teaching context and philosophy
I have an active role in teaching, assessment, and development of the curriculum in Phase 1 Medicine. Within this role I have a key responsibility in designing and delivering engaging, challenging learning experiences for adult learners within a tertiary environment, and I am actively engaged in developing innovative resources to improve teaching practice within my School, and to increase the engagement and retention of our students.
My current research interests include an investigation of the current knowledge and understanding of childhood obesity in medical students engaged in undergraduate study in a rural setting. I am also involved in an evaluation of the KM Club in rural Australia; measuring a range of outcomes to assess potential factors associated with successful implementation of the program. Together with colleagues in the UNSW Rural Clinical School I am evaluating the outcomes of students undertaking their full undergraduate medical degree in a rural setting.