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Dr Graeme Horton

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health (Medical Education and Professional Development)

Career Summary

Biography

A career in medical education has enabled Dr Horton to combine a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning with continuing fulfilment from a wide range of roles in clinical medicine and preventative healthcare in regional and rural communities. He trained in rural general practice in locations including Alice Springs, rural Tasmania and the Western Plains of NSW. An anaesthetics training post at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals, UK completed the requirements for a Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice. He has worked in remote communities of the Northern Territory as a District Medical Officer of the Aerial Medical Service, and now works in general practice in Newcastle.

Research Expertise
Dr Horton is actively involved in medical education research and has presented on innovative methods of teaching and learning at the Association of Medical Education in Europe conference in 2008 and at the ANZAME conferences in 2009 and 2010. He completed a Masters of Environmental Studies at the University of Newcastle in 2006 and as a member of the Management Committee of Doctors for the Environment, Australia co-authored the “Climate Change Health Check 2020 report for the Climate Institute in 2008, about which he presented at the 61st United Nations Department of Public Information/ NGO conference. His publications in peer-reviewed journals include a number of articles on the links between preventative health advice and environmental sustainability and on the health impacts of climate change.

Teaching Expertise
Since 2006 Dr Horton has been involved in professional development of problem-based learning tutors and for written assessment writing. He is the Joint Medical Programs representative on the Consortium Policy Committee of the International Database for Enhanced Assessments and Learning (IDEAL) Consortium. He chairs the medical programs Written Assessment Committee and has been a regular participant at item writing workshops for the Australian Medical Council examinations.

Administrative Expertise
Since first joining the University of Newcastle as a Rural Undergraduate Support and Coordination academic in 2005, Dr Horton's roles in the medical program have included Chair of the Rural Implementation Committee in 2008, Coordinator for the Year 3 Professional Practice course from 2006 to 2008. and Year 3 Chair of the Joint Medical Program of the University of Newcastle and the University of New England in 2009 and 2010. He was Discipline Lead in Medical Education 2010 to mid- 2012 and since 2011 has been Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Medicine.

Collaborations
Dr Horton has collaborated with colleagues at the University of New England in a number of projects in medical education research including peer review of teaching and the use of eportfolios in higher education. He is completing a PhD on the attitudes of Australian medical students to the incorporation of the topic of climate change health impacts in the medical school curriculum with supervisors from the University of Newcastle and the University of Melbourne. This project is an activity of the Adaptation Research Network of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.


Qualifications

  • Master of Environmental Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Rural General Practice, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Graduate Certificate in Population Health, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Peer review of teaching
  • climate change
  • e-learning
  • e-portfolio
  • environmental education
  • environmental health
  • medical education
  • problem-based learning

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 80
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2006 -  Membership - Executive Committee of Australian Association of Academic General Practice Executive Committee of Australian Association of Academic General Practice
Australia
1/01/2006 - 31/12/2010 Membership - Management Committee, Doctors for the Environment Management Committee, Doctors for the Environment
Australia

Invitations

External Examiner

Year Title / Rationale
2010 Year 5 Medicine OSCE exams
Organisation: James Cook University Description: Provision of Quality Assurance for OSCE examinations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Healthcare and Climate Change
Organisation: Association and Communication Events Description: Australian Health Care Congress
2008 National Public Health Reform Summit
Organisation: Inforrma Description: Climate change and health impacts for Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, Outram S, Horton G, 'Key Attributes of Patient-Safe Communication', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 12-25 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Sue Outram, Conor Gilligan

Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Bonevski B, Girgis A, Magin PJ, Horton GL, Brozek I, Armstrong B, 'Prescribing sunshine: A cross-sectional survey of 500 Australian general practitioners' practices and attitudes about vitamin D', International Journal of Cancer, 130 2138-2145 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Parker Magin, Billie Bonevski
2012 Bell E, Horton GL, Blashki G, Seidel BM, 'Climate change: Could it help develop 'adaptive expertise'?', Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17 211-224 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2012 Pond CD, Brodaty H, Stocks NP, Gunn J, Marley JE, Disler P, et al., 'Ageing in general practice (AGP) trial: A cluster randomised trial to examine the effectiveness of peer education on GP diagnostic assessment and management of dementia', BMC Family Practice, 13 1-9 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Parker Magin, Karen Mate, Dimity Pond
2011 Bonevski B, Magin PJ, Horton GL, Foster M, Girgis A, 'Response rates in GP surveys: Trialling two recruitment strategies', Australian Family Physician, 40 427-430 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Parker Magin
2010 Hanna E, McCubbin J, Strazdins L, Horton GL, 'Australia, lucky country or climate change canary: What future for her rural children?', International Public Health Journal, 2 501-512 (2010) [C1]
2010 Horton GL, Hanna L, Kelly BJ, 'Drought, drying and climate change: Emerging health issues for ageing Australians in rural areas', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29 2-7 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00424.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Brian Kelly
2009 Green EIH, Blashki G, Berry HL, Harley D, Horton GL, Hall G, 'Preparing Australian medical students for climate change', Australian Family Physician, 38 726-729 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2008 Fogarty A, Blashki G, Morrell E, Horton GL, 'The GreenClinic Pilot - Educational intervention for environmentally sustainable general practice', Australian Family Physician, 37 681-683 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2007 Horton GL, Magin PJ, 'Healthy patients, healthy plant: Green recommendations for GP health promotion', Australian Family Physician, 36 1006-1008 (2007) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Parker Magin
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Conference (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Horton GL, 'Implications of the timing of a health equity selective on student preferences for overseas experience', Abstracts. Rendez-Vous 2012, Thunder Bay, Canada (2012) [E3]
2012 Horton GL, Paterson NE, Walker BL, Worthington A, 'Nedelsky standard setting for MCQs: Panelists' perceptions of usefulness', Abstracts.15th Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2012) [E3]
2012 Beckett L, Carroll G, Horton GL, Nagel A, McKeown P, 'iPad innovation: The introduction of iPads to an undergraduate medical degree', ANZAHPE 2012. Conference Proceedings & Programme, Rotorua, New Zealand (2012) [E3]
2010 Studdert CL, Horton GL, Griffin B, Smyth R, 'Investigating emerging technologies in medical teaching & learning: From idea to implementation - Where are we now?', ANZAME 2010: Overcoming Barriers, Re(E)Forming Professional Practice, - (2010) [E3]
2009 Blashki G, Towle N, Horton GL, 'The role of the health sector in mitigating climate change', 10th National Rural Health Conference: Rural Health: The Place To Be: Program, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009 Magin PJ, Horton GL, 'ECG who am I?: An educational tool to promote ECG and dermatological systematic interpretive skills', General Practice Education and Training Annual Convention. Abstracts, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2009 Blashki G, Horton GL, McGain F, 'Assessing the risks to healthcare facilities due to climate change', Informa's 2nd Annual Green Hospitals Conference. Agenda, Melbourne (2009) [E3]
2009 Pond CD, Magin PJ, Paterson NE, Horton GL, Goode SM, Swain J, et al., 'Diagnosing dementia in general practice: A team approach?', National Dementia Research Forum 2009, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin, Dimity Pond, Karen Mate
2009 Studdert CL, Smyth R, Horton GL, 'Investigating emerging technologies in medical teaching and learning', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Horton GL, Smyth R, 'ECG who am I?', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008 Horton GL, Blashki G, Fogarty A, Morrell E, 'GreenClinic - A pilot program to promote environmentally sustainable general practice', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2008 Horton GL, Magin PJ, 'ECG who am I? An enjoyable and interactive learning activity', AMEE 2008 Final Abstract Book, Prague, Czech Republic (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Parker Magin
2008 Blashki G, Horton GL, King D, Castleden B, 'A climate of change: What doctors can do about climate change?', Wonca Asia Pacific Regional Conference combined with the RACGP Annual Scientific Convention: Abstract Guide, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $80,921

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $2,000

2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Ontario Canada, 26-29 April 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Graeme Horton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400314
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $76,921

The validity of UMAT and other selection tools for predicting student academic and non-academic performance in a medical program$75,000

Funding body: ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)

Funding body ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
Project Team Doctor Marita Lynagh, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Graeme Horton, Conjoint Professor David Powis, Doctor Miles Bore, Conjoint Associate Professor Donald Munro, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Nicky Hudson
Scheme UMAT Consortium Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201096
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

15th Ottawa conference: assessment of competence in medicine and the healthcare professions, Kuala Lumpar, 11-13 March 2012$1,921

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Graeme Horton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200029
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $2,000

AMEE Conference 2011, Vienna, Austria, 29 - 31 August 2011$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Graeme Horton
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100833
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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News

Health and Medical conference

Global health and medical powerhouse

March 27, 2015

Innovation in health and medical professional education and challenges in clinical training will be on the table when hundreds of the field's global leaders converge in Newcastle this week for two global conferences.

Dr Graeme Horton

Positions

Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Emergency Physician
Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Medical Education and Professional Development

Contact Details

Email graeme.horton@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7775
Fax (02) 4921 7165

Office

Room Bowman Building BB1-09
Building Bowman Building
Location Bowman Building

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