About

Background: Associate Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli is a tenured Associate Professor of Medical Education. She served as Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching (from 2019-2022) and Academic Lead for Assessment and Evaluation (from 2015-2022) at the College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. Bunmi’s educational training and qualifications span across biological sciences, agricultural science, business administration, management and medical education. She has PhD and Masters Degrees in Reproductive Physiology, an Honours degree in Zoology and Graduate Certificates in University Learning and Teaching, Management and Business Administration. Bunmi’s international recognition as a world-class researcher and academic leader in medical education is exemplified by her leadership of a collaborative network of medical educators through the international Australasian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM), membership of Medical Education Advisory and Editorial Boards, international research collaborations, professional service as co-convenor of International Health Professions Assessment Course and Guest Speaker at international conferences.Bunmi has an excellent personal track-record of providing leadership in curriculum development and assessment innovations, developing implementation plans in teaching and research initiatives, leading national and international Item Writing and Assessment Workshops and the strategic development of program impact evaluation, including the JCU GP Training program and mentorship of higher degree research students and early career academics. She has a strong commitment to fostering academic excellence in medical education research and teaching initiatives, professional activities and policy development to manage challenging issues within well-defined processes and structures.

Learning and Teaching: Bunmi has a distinguished record of scholarly teaching and leadership across the Discipline, College, University-wide and International levels with extensive experience in leading curriculum development, delivery, renewal, subject coordination and active participation in teaching, learning and assessment activities as well as program convening and actively developing educational policies within the University community. This is demonstrated by her leadership roles as Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching at JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry, and Chair of the Learning & Teaching, Curriculum Management, Assessment and Evaluation Strategy Committees at the College. This is in addition to her membership of the Division Board of Studies, University Education Committees as well as the Student Learning and Teaching Portfolio Governance Group. In recognition of her high-quality service and outstanding contributions to medical student teaching and learning practice, Bunmi was a finalist of the 2012 International Ron Harden Medical Education Award, winner of the 2012 University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Award, 2014 James Cook University Teaching and Learning Academy Fellowship Award and 2014 University of Tasmania Vice Chancellor’s Team Award for Programs that Enhance Learning. She also won the Australian Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) grant in 2013. She currently serves as Subject Coordinator for the following subjects:  HS6405- Assessment and Evaluation in Health Education (Postgraduate); HS5409 - Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions (Postgraduate); and MD3000 - Research Skills Selective (MBBS, Undergraduate) and teaches into MD1020 - Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies (Undergraduate) and HS7410 - Curriculum Design and Renewal in Health Professional Education (Postgraduate). Bunmi has also led local, national and international Assessment Item Writing Workshops and the strategic development of program impact evaluation of the JCU General Practice Training (JCU GPT) Programme.

Research and Innovation: Bunmi is currently ranked in the Elsevier World’s Top 2% Scientists for the Year Impact-2020 Category. Evidence-based pointer to her international and national research collaborations and partnerships is reflected in her co-authorship with other world-renowned gurus in medical education (see 2021 Edited Book “Understanding Assessment in Medical Education through Quality Assurance” by Malau-Aduli, Hays and van der Vleuten – McGraw Hill Publishers). Bunmi’s excellently sustained track-record is exemplified by her outstanding skills set in conceiving, initiating and leading research innovations, shaping collaborative partnership agendas in knowledge translation, fostering a supportive learning training environment leading to the successful recruitment, supervision, co-publication and timely completion of high calibre HDR students. In this regard, Bunmi has made outstanding and innovative contributions to the following reasearch areas: quality assurance of assessment processes, evaluation of health systems and health education interventions, basic science knowledge retention, students’ career choices and transition experiences, cognitive decision-making processes and intercultural competence. Bunmi has collaborated with colleagues either as lead or co-investigator and her outstanding and invaluable contribution to scholarly research has resulted in 200+ high-quality research outputs in high impact factor journals and attracted Aus$818,403.00 in research grants associated with high profile and complex collaborative projects. Bunmi won an Excellent Paper Award for the best paper published by Animal Science Journal in 2003 and she has successfully supervised 24 research students (20 PhD, 1 Masters and 3 Honours) from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Service and Engagement: Bunmi has outstanding skills in communication and collaboration with the capacity to build relationships within and between universities as demonstrated by herCo-Leadership since inception, of the International Australasian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM), as well as her Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching and Academic Lead for Assessment & Evaluation roles at JCU’s College of Medicine and Dentistry. She has also made significant contributions to university governance in policy development and provides leadership in professional community engagement activities at national and international levels. This is exemplified by her membership of the McGraw Hill Medical Education Advisory Board, International Quantitative Research Collaboration, Medical Education Leads in Australia and New Zealand, Co-convenor of the International Health Professions Assessment Course, Professional Consultant for the Australian College of Rural and  Remote Medicine (ACRRM), Consultant Reviewer for the Singapore National Medical Research Council, External Thesis Examiner (Deakin University, Victoria, Australia), Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member for BMC Medical Education and Frontiers in Medicine, Invitation by Medical Education Editor to present a Podcast and write a commentary, Invited as a Guest Speaker at the 2018 Assoc of Physiol & Pharmacologists of India Conference (APPICON), Invited as Guest Speaker at the 2021 Research Capacity Building Workshop, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria, Invited as a Symposium Guest Speaker at the 2021 International Medical Education Conference, Malaysia, Invited as Guest Speaker at the 2022 UniCa Conference Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe, Invited as Guest Speaker at the 2021 Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) Webinar series, NSW and more recently, invited as Session Chair (Assessment in Practice, Online Oral Communication) at the 2022 Ottawa Conference. Bunmi has also served as Chair of the Evaluation Strategy Committee, Member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), JCU Chapter, Member of University and Divisional Learning and Teaching Committees, Member of College Cabinet, Subject Coordinator, and Reviewer for many internationally recognised journals (Medical Education; Medical Teacher; BMC Medical Education; Teaching and Learning in Medicine; PLOS ONE; BMJ Open; BMC Public Health; Medical Principles and Practice; MedEd Publish; Int J Medical Education; Advances in Medical Education & Practice; Patient Education and Counselling).

 

Teaching
  • HS5405: Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS5406: Strategies for Clinical Teaching (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS5409: Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS5410: Health Professional Education using Action Research (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS6405: Assessment and Evaluation in Health Professional Education (Level 6; TSV)
  • HS7411: Leadership in Health Professional Education (Level 7; TSV)
  • HS7500: Research Project 1 (Level 7; TSV)
  • MD1010: Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 1 of 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • MD1020: Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 2 of 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • MD3000: Selective Study (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD3011: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 1 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD4011: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • MD4012: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 2 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • MD4013: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • MD6010: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6020: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 2 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6030: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member, Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM)
  • Co-Editor: Malau-Aduli, Bunmi S., Hays, Richard, and van der Vleuten, Cees P.M. (2021) Understanding Assessment in Medical Education through Quality Assurance. Internal Medicine. McGraw Hill Professional, New York, NY, USA
  • Professional Consultancy for the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member - BMC Medical Education
  • Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member - Frontiers in Medicine, Section: Health Professions Education
  • Consultant Reviewer, Singapore National Medical Research Council - HPHSR Clinician Scientist Award
  • Co-convenor of the International Health Professions Assessment Course at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
Research
  • Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes in Medical Education
  • Evaluation of Health Systems and Health Education Interventions
  • Basic Science Knowledge Retention
  • Cognitive Decision-making Processes
  • Students’ Career Choices and Transition Experiences
  • Reproduction-nutrition Interactions in Ruminant Livestock
Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Health Professions Education
  • Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education
  • Research Skills Selective
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diverse (CALD) Population Groups
Experience
  • 2013 to present - Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member, Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine, Consortium (Australia)
  • 2019 to 2022 - Chair, Curriculum Management Committee, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2019 to 2022 - Chair, Learning and Teaching Committee, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2019 to 2022 - Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2018 to 2022 - Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2017 to 2022 - Chair, Evaluation Strategy Committee, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2015 to 2022 - College-Wide Academic Lead, Assessment and Evaluation, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2013 to 2017 - Senior Lecturer, Medical Education, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2013 - Lecturer, Medical Education (Assessment), MEU, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania (Hobart, Tasmania)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Assessment Officer, Medical Education Unit, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania (Hobart, Tasmania)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - Ranked in the World’s Top 2% Scientists for the Year Impact-2020 category (Elsevier BV, Mendeley Data)
  • 2014 - University of Tasmania Vice Chancellor’s Team Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
  • 2014 - JCU Teaching and Learning Academy Award
  • 2012 - University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Award
  • 2012 - Finalist, Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education International Award
  • 2008 - Best Graduating Student in Business Administration. Awarded by the Australian Institute of Office Professionals
  • 2007 - Excellent Paper Award for best paper published by Animal Science Journal in 2003, Blackwell Publishing Asia. Awarded by the Japanese Society of Animal Science
Fellowships
  • 2019 - $23,994 - Townsville Hospital and Health Service Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA) fund. Exploring medical professionals’ motivation to undertake research in tropical North Queensland
  • 2019 - $26,409 - JCU Research Infrastructure Block Grant. Transition experiences of students in the health professions
  • 2018 - $154,000 - Department of Health - Education Research Grant (ACRRM). Exploring the educational and program impact of strategies to increase high quality GP registrar supervision and training in underserved communities in North-Western Queensland
  • 2017 - $20,000 - JCU Research Infrastructure Block Grant. Capacity Building: fostering a community of practice through collaborative evaluation of College of Medicine and Dentistry (CMD) education programs
  • 2017 - $3,000 - JCU Learning and Teaching Peer Review of Teaching Grant: Learning styles and learning preferences of undergraduate medical students
  • 2017 - $200,000 – Tattykeel Pty Ltd Australia – Genetics and nutrigenomics of intramuscular fat, fat melting point and meat eating quality in Australian White Lambs
  • 2017 - $153,732 - Department of Health - Education Research Grant from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). Understanding current workforce and health needs to inform training investment in regional remote Queensland
  • 2014 - $19,000 - JCU Faculty Grant Scheme: Conference Prediction and prevention of academic difficulty in the health profession courses.
  • 2014 - $2,000 - JCU Teaching and Learning Academy Conference Grant: Oral presentation at Ottawa 2014 Conference -Benchmarking the attainment of clinical competencies in Australian medical schools.
  • 2014 - $10,000 - JCU Teaching and Learning Academy Fellowship: Retention of knowledge and perceived relevance of basic sciences in health professions curricula.
  • 2013 - $210,000 - Office of Learning and Teaching Grant; Benchmarking the attainment of clinical competencies in Australian medical schools: an innovative collaboration
  • 2012 - $10,000 - UTAS School of Medicine Research and Development Grant; Longitudinal Evaluation of Progressive Clinical Competence
  • 2012 - $1,400 - UTAS Conference Support Scheme; Providing holistic integrated OSCE feedback to students
  • 2012 - $5,000 - UTAS School of Medicine Research and Development Grant; Retention of knowledge and perceived relevance of basic sciences to clinical curriculum
  • 2011 - $21,000 - UTAS School of Medicine Research and Development Grant; The use of shared OSCE to compare the clinical competence of students from different Australian medical schools
  • 2011 - $10,000 - Australian Wool Education Trust; Teaching University Undergraduates Animal Science and Genetics To Enhance Inquiry-Based Student Learning and Research With Sheep
  • 2010 - $5,000 - UTAS School of Medicine Research and Development Grant; Developing a Matrix for OSCE Circuits
  • 2000 - $100,000 - International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna; Crop-residue supplementation for improved growth, milk yield and reproduction in Red Sokoto goats
  • 1994 - $2,000 - Nationally Coordinated Small Ruminant Research Projects; A study of the heat stress factors affecting some physiological functions of Yankasa sheep
  • 1992 - $5,000 - Federal Government of Nigeria Postgraduate Scholarship
Memberships
  • Medical Education Leads in Australia and New Zealand (MELANZ)
  • Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)
  • Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member, Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM)
  • Australian New Zealand Association of Professional Health Education (ANZAPHE)
  • Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
  • McGraw Hill Medical Education Advisory Board for Australia and New Zealand
Other
  • Journal Article Reviewer - Medical Teacher
  • Journal Article Reviewer - Patient Education and Counseling
  • Journal Article Reviewer - MedEd Publish
  • Journal Article Reviewer - Frontiers in Medicine
  • Journal Article Reviewer - BMC Medical Education
  • Journal Article Reviewer - PLOS ONE
  • Journal Article Reviewer - Medical Principles and Practice
  • Journal Article Reviewer - BMJ Open
  • Journal Article Reviewer - International Journal of Medical Education
  • Journal Article Reviewer - Teaching and Learning in Medicine
  • 2022 - Member, International Quantitative Research Collaboration
  • 2021 - External Thesis Examiner, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
  • 2021 - Consultant Reviewer, Singapore National Medical Research Council - HPHSR Clinician Scientist Award
  • 2018 - Book Proposal Review for Springer Nature Collateral Damage: Casualties of Australia’s Toxic Medical Culture
  • 2015 - Co-convenor of the International Health Professions Assessment Course at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
  • 2018 to 2019 - Primary Supervisor for NWOKO, Joy - Graduate Diploma in Research Methods, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. Dissertation: "Teachers’ perspective on inclusive education: A case study". (Graduated)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Secondary Supervisor for Du TOIT, Marie - Honours, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. Dissertation: "Evaluation of the usage and functionality of tele-health management support unit in Queensland, Australia". (Graduated)
  • 2014 to 2017 - Secondary Supervisor for FLAKEMORE, Aaron Ross – PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Omega-3 Sheep Meat: Effect of degummed crude canola oil and rice bran supplements on growth, fatty acid composition and meat quality of prime lambs”
  • 2013 to 2016 - Secondary Supervisor for OTTO, John Roger - PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Reproduction and fertility parameters of dairy heifers supplemented with Spirulina: mRNA gene expression profiles” (Graduated)
Publications

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Tattykeel Research Pty Ltd - Research Grant

Genetics and nutrigenomics of intramuscular fat, fat melting point and meat eating quality in Australian White Lambs

Indicative Funding
$100,000 over 2 years
Summary
The over-arching aim of this research project is to enhance the sustainable production of Australian White (AW) sheep meat with superior eating qualities and healthier nutritional composition without compromising animal health, performance and welfare. Specific research objectives include: (1) Nutrigenomics analysis of intramuscular fat content, fat melting point, fatty acid composition and marbling gene expressions in grazing and supplemented sheep. (2) Sensory evaluation of meat eating quality of AW lamb in city restaurants (3) Next generation sequencing and creating of a genomic DNA bank of the AW lamb with a unique breed signature.
Investigators
Aduli Malau-Aduli, Peter Chenoweth, Chris Gardiner, Donna Martin, Glen Walker, Damien Paris, Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Benjamin Holman, P Virtue and Peter Nichols (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, College of Medicine & Dentistry, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)
Keywords
Australian White Lamb; Meat eating quality; Nutrigenomics; Intramuscular fat content and compositio; Fat melting point; Marbling gene expression
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  • AN EVALUATION OF PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVING HYPERTENSION CONTROL IN GHANA (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Impact of health policies and interventions on the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of persons with disabilities in Ghana: a study in the Ashanti region (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Integration of alternative medicine into the health care system: Evidence from the Ashanti region of Ghana. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An exploration of the academic and early career professional practice for James Cook University medical students who have experienced academic difficulty (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • An exploration of teacher wellbeing in the inclusive primary school context. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Exploring Medical Professionals' Motivation to Undertake Research in Tropical North Queensland (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Establishing an Empirical basis for the Curriculum and Assessment of the Competency based Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists by Text Mining the Psychiatric Literature (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
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