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Biography

Anne is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Rural Health in Tamworth. In 2011 she completed her PhD exploring collaboration in health care teams and received the Thesis of Year Award from Charles Sturt University’s Faculty of Science. Her current research exploring how students learn to work with other health professions in rural areas is a natural extension of her PhD. From her long term interest in patient-centred collaborative health care and experience with qualitative research methods Anne is well positioned to embrace the complexity of interprofessional education and learning.

Anne’s interest in collaboration extends to writing. As well as writing collaboratively with her colleagues, she has also edited books and co-authored book chapters with people of different disciplines from different universities

Anne also holds an Adjunct Research Fellow position with Charles Sturt University.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Charles Sturt University, 14/12/2011
  • Registered Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Board of Australia, 01/12/2011

Research

Research keywords

  • collaboration
  • health care
  • hermeneutics
  • interpofessional practice
  • interprofessional learning
  • phenomenology
  • practice-based education
  • rural health
  • teamwork

Research expertise

Hermeneutic phenomenology

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
119999Medical And Health Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified50
220310Phenomenology50

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Profession Association

Awards

Recognition.

2011Faculty of Science Thesis of Year
Charles Sturt University (Australia)
Award for PhD thesis

Collaboration

Anne's research project exploring how students learn to work with other professions involves 2 interrelated phases:

  • Phase 1 using a philosophical hermeneutic research approach to explore the question "How do students in a co-located setting learn to work with other health professions?', and
  • Phase 2 using collaborative dialogical inquiry (with academic colleagues as co-researchers) exploring the research question "How do educators in a co-located setting work together to prepare students for collaborative practice?"

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I paticipate in our reseach community practice.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • interprofessional practice

Teaching expertise

Through my interest in collaboration and practice-based education I facilitate interprofessional education through reflective practice.

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Publications

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Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Higgs J, Croker A, Tasker D, Hummell J, Patton N, Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 262 (2014) [A3]
2008Smith M, Webb G, Skinner M, Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, 340 (2008) [A2]
2008Smith M, Webb G, Skinner M, Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, 340 (2008) [A2]

Chapter (46 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Hummell J, Tasker D, Croker AL, 'Healthcare systems and policies', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 229-236 (2014) [B1]
2014Hummell J, Tasker D, Croker AL, 'Healthcare systems and policies', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 229-236 (2014) [B1]
2014Tasker D, Croker AL, Patton N, Higgs J, 'Health practice and relationships', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 221-228 (2014) [B1]
2014Coyle J, Croker AL, 'Working in Teams: Where is the client?', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 65-74 (2014) [B1]
2014Tasker D, Croker AL, Patton N, Higgs J, 'Health practice and relationships', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 221-228 (2014) [B1]
2014Coyle J, Croker AL, 'Working in Teams: Where is the client?', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 65-74 (2014) [B1]
2014Croker AL, Croker J, Grotowski M, 'Changing Directions in Healthcare', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 27-36 (2014) [B1]
2014Croker AL, Croker J, Grotowski M, 'Changing Directions in Healthcare', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 27-36 (2014) [B1]
2014Croker AL, Sheehan D, Iedema R, 'Healthcare Systems and Spaces', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 17-26 (2014) [B1]
2014Croker AL, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Collaboration and Collaborating', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 75-84 (2014) [B1]
2014Croker AL, Sheehan D, Iedema R, 'Healthcare Systems and Spaces', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 17-26 (2014) [B1]
2014Fisher KA, Grotowski M, 'Caring for Patients Who Have Sexually Transmitted Infections: Getting the team on board', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 171-178 (2014) [B2]

Co-authors: KARIN FISHER

2014Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Relationships in Indigenous Health Practice: Long conversations and embraced vulnerabilities within the Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 153-160 (2014) [B2]

Co-authors: KYM RAE

2014Smith AN, 'Health Education and Practice Relationships in a Rural Context', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 161-170 (2014) [B2]

Co-authors: TONY SMITH

2014Little FH, Brown L, Grotowski M, Harris D, 'Interprofessional Relationships in Healthcare Practice', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 143-152 (2014) [B2]
2014Croker AL, Grotowski M, Croker J, 'Interpersonal communication for interprofessional collaboration', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety - An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 50-61 (2014) [B2]
2014Hudson JN, Weston K, 'The Benefits of Longitudinal Relationships with Patients for Developing Health Professionals: The longitudinal student-patient relationship', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 211-218 (2014) [B2]

Co-authors: NICKY HUDSON

2014Higgs J, Patton N, 'Professional practice', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 9-16 (2014)
2014Trede F, Flowers R, 'Patient-centred context of health practice relationships', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 37-48 (2014)
2014Tasker D, Higgs J, 'Professionalism and relationships: Balancing interests', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 49-56 (2014)
2014Hummell J, Gates A, 'Negotiating healthcare relationships through communication', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 57-64 (2014)
2014Horsfall D, Higgs J, 'People caring: Negotiating the space between an ethic of caring and keeping your distance', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 85-92 (2014)
2014Patton N, Nicholls N, 'Access, agency and abilities', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 93-100 (2014)
2014Bowles W, Patton N, 'Expectations and responsibilities', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 101-110 (2014)
2014Goddard L, 'Developing professional relationships with clients' families: Mothers of children with disabilities', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 119-126 (2014)
2014Tasker D, Jones P, 'In their space: Healthcare at home', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 127-134 (2014)
2014Patton N, Higgs J, Smith M, 'Relationships in clinical education: "It comes down to the people more than the place"', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 135-142 (2014)
2014Adamson L, 'Long-term mental health relationships: Community mental health', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 179-186 (2014)
2014Turnham R, Tasker D, 'Care and control in ongoing healthcare relationships: Making decisions for someone else', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 187-194 (2014)
2014Hummell J, 'Healthcare relationships: Stories from a family member and a health professional', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 195-202 (2014)
2014Stewart-Wynne E, MacDonald F, 'Interprofessional training wards', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 203-210 (2014)
2014Patton N, Higgs J, 'Implications for health professional education', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 237-244 (2014)
2014Levett-Jones T, 'Person-centred care (in nursing): Seek first to understand and then to be understood', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 111-118 (2014)
2012Croker AL, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education', Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 57-68 (2012)
2012Croker AL, Coyle J, 'Communicating in teams', Communicating in the health sciences, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia 280-289 (2012)
2012Croker AL, Tasker D, McAllister L, Street A, 'Talking with colleagues, patients, clients and carers', Communicating in the Health Sciences, Third Edition, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 174-186 (2012)
2011Croker A, Tooth J-A, 'Creating spaces to bring living practice into living practice', Creative spaces for qualitative researching, Sense, Rotterdam 23-32 (2011) [B1]
2009Croker A, Trede F, 'Involving critical friends in writing', Writing Qualitative Research on Practice, Sense, Rotterdam 231-242 (2009) [B1]
2008Croker AL, Bent A, Milosavljevic S, 'Working in rural and remote physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 151-163 (2008) [B2]
2008Grotowski M, Croker A, Smith M, 'Self Management: Managing yourself as a Physiotherapist', Contexts in Physiotherapy Practice, Elsevier, Sydney, Australia 289-300 (2008) [B2]
2008Croker A, Higgs J, Loftus S, 'Multidisciplinary clinical decision-making', Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, Elsevier, Sydney 291-298 (2008) [B2]
2008Croker AL, Coyle J, Hobbs C, 'Teams and collaboration in physiotherapy practice', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 260-273 (2008) [B2]
2008Croker AL, Coyle J, Hobbs C, 'Teams and collaboration in physiotherapy practice', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 260-273 (2008) [B2]
2008Croker AL, Hale L, Tasker D, 'The expansion of community-based physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 139-150 (2008) [B2]
2008Croker AL, Hale L, Tasker D, 'The expansion of community-based physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 139-150 (2008) [B2]
2008Croker AL, Bent A, Milosavljevic S, 'Working in rural and remote physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 151-163 (2008) [B2]
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Journal article (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Croker A, Fisher K, Smith T, 'When students from different professions are co-located: the importance of interprofessional rapport for learning to work together', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 29 41-48 (2015)
2014Massey S, Fisher K, Croker A, Smith T, 'Collaboration across the health care and education interface: what is it like for teachers of children with traumatic brain injury?', Australian Journal of Primary Health, na (2014)
2012Croker A, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Collaboration: What is it like? - Phenomenological interpretation of the experience of collaborating within rehabilitation teams', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26 13-20 (2012) [C1]
2009Croker A, Higgs J, Trede F, 'What do we mean by 'collaboration' and when is a 'team' not a 'team'?: A qualitative unbundling of terms and meanings', Qualitative Research Journal, 9 28-42 (2009) [C1]
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Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fisher KA, Croker A, May J, Smith T, 'Are we on the same page yet?": Using photo-elicitation for shared understandings within an interpretive research team', N/A, Sydney (2014) [E3]
2014Croker AL, Harries-Jones H, Wakely L, Brown L, Little A, Fisher K, 'Preparing students for collaborative healthcare practice: Valuing educators' interdisciplinary rapport', Proceedings of the 2014 Practice-Based Education Summit, Sydney (2014) [E3]
2014Croker AL, Wakely L, Fisher K, 'Interprofessional collaboration as a context for patient-centred care: Compassion or competition', Compassion and Care in a Changing World the 3rd Asia-Pacific Internation Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle (2014) [E3]
2014Croker AL, Wolfgang R, Leys J, Wakely K, Fisher K, Smith T, et al., 'Students as Individuals in Interprofessional Learning: Should there be an 'I' in 'Team'?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
2013Croker AL, Higgs J, 'Collaboration in health care - "Are we together on this?". A hermeneutic interpretation of the literature', Proceedings of 38th World Hospital Congress Future Healthcare - The Opportunities of New Technology, Oslo, Norway (2013) [E3]
2013Croker AL, May J, Fisher K, Smith A, 'A Moving Feast of Opportunities: How do Students in Rural Areas Learn to Work with other Professions?', Handbook & Program of ANZAHPE 2013 - Professional Development of Health Professional Educators, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Croker AL, Fisher K, Smith A, May J, 'Of vacuums and scaffolds: Interprofessional learning on a rural clinical placement', The 2013 Practice-Based Education Summit http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~areport/documents/pbe_summit_2013/Handbook.pdf, Sydney, NSW, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012Croker AL, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Embracing the complexity of collaboration in health care', Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Croker A, Smith AN, Fisher KA, May JA, 'Exploring interprofessional education - Seeing the whole elephant', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$1,500

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2014 (1 grants)

ANZAHPE: Developing Health Professional Educators: Connecting science and theory with learning for clinical practice$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Anne Croker
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400512
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Research Supervision

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Dr Anne Croker

Work Phone(02) 67 553521
Fax(02) 6761 2355
Email
PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
Tamworth Education Centre,
Tamworth
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/anne-croker
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-health-and-medicine/department-of-rural-health