About

I work as a Senior Lecturer in the Medical Education discipline for the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University.

I teach communication skills, cultural and linguistically diverse population groups, and health behaviour and behaviour change, stress and coping in first year of the Bachelor of Medicine. As well as across other years teach challenging patients and what to do about them (year 3) and leadership development (year 6).

In the postgraduate Masters of Health Professional Education, and Masters of Rural and Remote Health I teach leadership, negotiation and conflict resolution.

I coordinate the Home Group program across years 1 to 3 (Medicine). The program provides an avenue for small group facilitated social, professional, and academic development. Further to this, I co-coordinate both the Health Self-Professional Self Care Program (College) and the Professionalism Education and Leadership Program (Medicine), as well as Chair the Maggie Grant Leadership Program for our Student Clubs (College).

Teaching
  • HS7411: Leadership in Health Professional Education (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)
  • MD2011: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • MD2012: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 2 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • MD3000: Selective Study (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD3011: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 1 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD3012: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • My specific research interests are of sustainable health professional education in Social Accountability, community engagement in rural and remote health, and translating research to practice. Also, I am a PhD candidate in medical education, focusing on teaching medical leadership in higher education across Australasia. The title of my thesis is 'Teaching leadership skills to medical students: Are we transformative yet?"
Teaching
  • I am particularly interested in the First Year Experience of students. As the Home Group Program Coordinator, I undertake ongoing rigorous quality assurance to ensure the pastoral care aspects as well as educational content is up to date, integrates with the curriculum, and progresses from Year 1 to Year 3. I am also the Professionalism Education and Leadership (PEAL) Co-Coordinator , as well as the Co-Coordinator of the Health Professional Self-Care Program.
Experience
  • 2018 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2014 to 2019 - Program Manager, The Training for Health Equity Network (A NGO run out of Belgium and New York and contracted through my Academic postition at JCU)
  • 2014 to 2017 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Project Manager, The Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet) (A NGO run out of Belgium and New York and contracted through my Academic postition at JCU)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Associate Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 - Project Coordinator, Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Development (PHCRED) (School of Medicine and Dentistry, JCU, Townsville)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Research Coordinator, James Cook University (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2017 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2017. Awarded to the First Year Social Medicine Team. Sophia Couzos, Simone Ross, Rebecca Evans, Robyn Preston, and Priscilla Page.
  • 2015 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student learning, 2015. Awarded to the MBBS Home Group Team. SImone Ross, Maggie Grant, Teresa O'Connor, Tarun Sen Gupta, Karen Knight, Julie Mudd, Karen Johnston, and Justine Olsen.
  • 2013 - National Award for Programs that Enhance Learning. JCU MBBS. https://docs.education.gov.au/node/40966
Memberships
  • 2010 - Member of The Training for Health Equity Network
Other
  • 2018 - Reviewer for Medical Education Journal
  • 2017 - Reviewer for the Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • 2017 - Reviewer for Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal
  • 2013 - Reviewer for the Journal of Rural and Remote Health
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  • 39.214, Medical 1 (Townsville campus)
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