Associate Professor Louise Young is Postgraduate Education Co-ordinator in the College of Medicine and Dentistry. She is Course Co-ordinator for the Health Professional Education suite of courses and the Rural and Remote Medicine suite of courses.

Research interests are in teaching and learning in the health professions, faculty development in medical education and underserved populations especially intellectual disability.

Louise was awarded a Health Workforce Australia Fellowship in 2012 in the Clinical Support and Supervision Program for work upskilling clinical preceptors in teaching and learning skills. 

She has published widely in medical/health professional education and in intellectual disability.

  • 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)
  • HS7410: Curriculum Design and Renewal in Health Professional Education (Level 7; TSV)
  • HS7411: Leadership in Health Professional Education (Level 7; TSV)
  • HS7500: Research Project 1 (Level 7; TSV)
  • HS7501: Research Project 2 (Level 7; TSV)
  • Medical and health professional education
  • Recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Australia
  • Faculty development in teaching and learning in medical/health professional education
  • Underserved populations - adults and children with intellectual disability Adaptive/maladaptive behaviour Choice-making Quality of life Deinstitutionalisation Ageing and adults with intellectual disability Residential and service provision
  • Learning, teaching and supervision in medical/health professions
  • Medical education in the Pacific
  • 2014 to 2018 - Medical education in the Pacific, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2018 - Course Co-ordinator Health Professional Education, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2018 - Course Co-ordinator Rural and Remote Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Prevocational Training Manager, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (Brisbane)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 2006 to 2009 - Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 2002 to 2006 - Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2006 - University of Queensland Award for the Enhancement of Student Learning
  • 2006 - Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching
  • 2005 - University of Queensland Commendation for the Enhancement of Student Learning
  • 1999 to 2001 - University of Queensland Graduate School Award
  • 2012 to 2013 - Health Workforce Australia National Clinical Supervision Fellowship

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 56+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Louise Young from 2005 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

University of Queensland - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Growing a female rural generalist workforce.

Indicative Funding
$149,023 over 1 year
This project will address ACRRM?s commitment to growing a future generalists? workforce, that must remain inclusive of the increasing proportion of medical graduates who are female. It will do this by identifying barriers and enablers to train and retain rural generalist women for access to high quality healthcare distributed communities. There are a range of building blocks which constitute training and employment conditions; being part of structured training like the QRGP or not, working in a fully salaried position or not and all the levels of nuance that build positive training and workplace culture for women. This project will build on existing research partnerships with JCU GP training, James Cook University and the University of Queensland drawing on existing experience and relationships formed which will in turn build research capacity and keep existing momentum.
Lawrie McArthur, Louise Young, Matthew McGrail, Belinda O'Sullivan and Emma Anderson in collaboration with Aaron Hollins and Tiarna Gurney (College of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Queensland and GP Supervisors Australia)
Medical Education; Workforce; Female

Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine - Australian General Practice Training Education and Research Grants

Learning in remote general practice settings ? a robust comparative evaluation of quality and performance

Indicative Funding
$150,000 over 1 year
The project goal involves evaluating the learning quality and performance outcomes of GP registrars who undertook learning in remote communities for at least 6 months compared with matched GP registrars, learning in non-remote settings. This project addresses a key objective of both JCU GP Training and ACRRM, to develop a general practice workforce that serves the needs of rural and remote communities. It particularly explores the question as to the value of GP training delivered in remote compared with non-remote settings drawing on perspectives of trainees as well as formative assessment by educators and summative assessment of colleges.
Lawrie McArthur, Louise Young and Matthew McGrail in collaboration with Aaron Hollins, Belinda O'Sullivan and Tiarna Gurney (College of Medicine & Dentistry and The University of Queensland)
Medical Education and workforce

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Defining Pharmaceutical Public Health Competencies for Australian Pharmacists (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • An Exploration of Australian Undergraduate Dentist Gerodontology Education to Support a Growing Frail and Care-Dependent Population (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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  • 5+ collaborations
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  • 1 collaboration
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