Dr Jennifer May

Clinical Dean - Peel Clinical School

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Jenny May is Clinical Dean at the Rural Clincal School Tamworth Campus of the Joint Medical Programme .Her role encompasses oversight of undergraduate teaching activities, research and evaluation in primary health care.as well as support of postgraduate training and the rural workforce.. Her research interests include new models of general practice in rural and remote areas, and primary health care integration. Her area of PHD study is related to regional centre medical workforce including both special sits and GPs. She works at Peel Health Care,a not for profit general practice in Tamworth. She holds fellowships of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote medicine Jenny is the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) representative on the National Rural Health Alliance .She has been involved in numerous committees and working parties around rural health issues and sist on the Commonwealth Governments advisory group on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Jenny has lived and worked in the New England area since 1984 with a five year sojourn in remote Western Australia’s Pilbara and a year’s work in a remote Indigenous community in British Columbia, Canada in 2004.She was named Telstra RDAA Rural Doctor of the Year in November 2014.

Research Expertise
Research interests are in the fields of rural health workforce in particular regional medical workforce with current PHD study in a project entitled "Rural or Urban a study of regional medical workforce".Projects on occupational violence in rural areas,integrated general practitce entites and interprofessional education are in train.

Teaching Expertise
Undergraduate teaching of Years 4/5 with emphasis on interactional skills,pallaitve care and primary care.Also writing and teaching interprofessional learning modules specifically Diabetes and COPD.Basic life support for GPs and practice staff also conducted on a monthly basis/Also teaching for GP registrars and supervisors in evidence based medicine and cervical screening.

Administrative Expertise
Immediate past Chair National Rural Health Alliance Chair Steering Group Working Safe in rural and remote Australia (Funded by DOHA). 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • General Practice
  • Rural Workforce

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified20
160599Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified20
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2015 - 31/12/2015Clinical Dean - Peel Clinical SchooUniversity of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Deputy Chairperson - National Rural Health AllianceNational Rural Health Alliance
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011May JA, Koh C, 'The challenge of health inequalities in rural and remote Australia', Determining the Future: A Fair Go and Health For All, Connor Court Publishing, Ballan, Victoria 143-157 (2011) [B1]
Co-authorsJenny May
2008Jones PD, May JA, Creighton A, 'Health service models', A Textbook of Australian Rural Health, Australian Rural Health Education Network, Canberra, ACT 105-112 (2008) [B2]
Co-authorsJenny May

Journal article (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Hudson JN, May JA, 'What influences doctors to work in rural locations?', Med J Aust, 202 5 (2015)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsJenny May, Nicky Hudson
2015Hudson JN, May JA, 'What influences doctors to work in rural locations?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 202 5-5 (2015)
DOI10.5694/mja14.01550Author URL
Co-authorsJenny May, Nicky Hudson
2015May JA, 'Clinical service integration: a stocktake of the Australian experience', Future Hospital Journal, 2 142-146 (2015)
DOI10.7861/futurehosp.2-2-142
Co-authorsJenny May
2013May J, Carey TA, Curry R, 'Social determinants of health: Whose responsibility?', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, 21 139-140 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1111/ajr.12050Author URL
Co-authorsJenny May
2012Gaw A, Doherty SR, Hungerford P, May JA, 'When death is imminent: Documenting end-of-life decisions', Australian Family Physician, 41 614-617 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJenny May
2011Magin PJ, May J, McElduff P, Goode SM, Adams J, Cotter GL, 'Occupational violence in general practice: A whole-of-practice problem. Results of a cross-sectional study', Australian Health Review, 35 75-80 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1071/ah10874
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsParker Magin, Jenny May
2011Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Is it me? Or is there something in the water? Client decision making in nursing', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 67-73 (2011) [C1]
Co-authorsJenny May, Kym Rae
2011Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Is it me? Or is there something in the water? Client decision making in nursing', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 67-73 (2011) [C1]
Co-authorsJenny May, Kym Rae
2009Dennis S, May JA, Perkins D, Zwar N, Sibbald B, Hasan I, 'What evidence is there to support skill mix changes between GPs, pharmacists and practice nurses in the care of elderly people living in the community?', Australian and New Zealand Health Policy, 6 1-7 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1743-8462-6-23
Co-authorsJenny May
2008May JA, Cooper RJ, Magin PJ, Critchley A, 'Integrated models or mayhem? Lessons learnt from three integrated primary health care entities in regional New South Wales', Australian Health Review, 32 595-604 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1071/AH080595
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsParker Magin, Jenny May
2008Grotowski M, May JA, 'HPV vaccine catch up schedule: An opportunity for chlamydia screening', Australian Family Physician, 37 529-530 (2008) [C2]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJenny May
2007May J, 'HPV vaccination - Reply', AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN, 36 391-391 (2007)
Author URL
Co-authorsJenny May
2007May JA, 'HPV vaccination: A paradigm shift in public health', Australian Family Physician, 36 106-111 (2007) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 11
Co-authorsJenny May
2007May JA, 'Rural remote and metropolitan area 3: The forgotten RRMA', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15 216-217 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00887.x
Co-authorsJenny May
2007May JA, Jones PD, Cooper RJ, Morrissey MJ, Kershaw G, 'GP perceptions of workforce shortage in a rural setting', Rural and Remote Health, 7 1-6 (2007) [C1]
Co-authorsJenny May
2006Hayes P, May JA, Martin T, 'Dementia - an epidemic that has arrived', Rural Pharmacy, 25 796-798 (2006) [C3]
Co-authorsJenny May
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Conference (29 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Fisher KA, Croker A, Smith T, May J, 'Grappling with a shared understanding of 'interprofessional learning': "I know what i mean... but what do we mean"', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Tony Smith, Anne Croker, Jenny May
2015Taylor MA, May J, 'Rural emergency care using place based simulation', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authorsJenny May
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]
Co-authorsTony Smith, Jenny May, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher
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]
Co-authorsKarin Fisher, Tony Smith, Jenny May, Anne Croker
2013May JA, Marsden C, Kurti L, Holloway L, 'Keys to retention: the importance of ¿Working safe in rural and remote Australia¿', 12th National Rural Health Conference Handbook, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2013May JA, Marsden C, Kurti L, Holloway L, 'An exploration of violence experienced by professionals from three sectors delivering key services in rural and remote workplaces', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsJenny May
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]
Co-authorsTony Smith, Karin Fisher, Jenny May, Anne Croker
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]
Co-authorsJenny May, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith
2010Goode SM, Magin PJ, Pond CD, May JA, Marshall M, Zwar N, et al., 'Practice-based research networks (PBRNs): A comparison of different models', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May, Dimity Pond, Parker Magin
2010Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Storming the barricades. Improving rural client outcomes by addressing client decision making barriers', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May, Kym Rae
2010Smith AN, Brown LJ, May JA, Wakely LT, Greaves J, Wolfgang R, et al., 'Interprofessional learning modules: Making undergraduate IPE clinically relevant', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsTony Smith, Leanne Brown, Jenny May, Luke Wakely
2009May JA, Magin PJ, 'Occupational violence: A study of the general practice team', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May, Parker Magin
2009Lusumbami P, Rae KM, May JA, 'Smoking in pregnant indigenous women and smoking cessation interventions: A literature review', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsKym Rae, Jenny May
2009May JA, 'Integration: It sounds good but what does it mean? Trials and tribulations of a general practice taking on a multidisciplinary focus and employing allied health clinicians', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book, Ballina, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2009May JA, 'Skill mix in the rural primary health care workforce: Can it be systematised?', Rural Health: The Place to Be: 10th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2009Rees M, May JA, 'We've got the ingredients but what's the recipe? Challenges in teamwork for nurse practitioners in a rural area', Rural Health: The Place to Be: 10th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2008Dennis S, Zwar N, Griffiths R, Perkins D, May JA, Hasan I, Sibbald B, 'Optimising skill-mix in the primary health care workforce for the care of older Australians', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2008May JA, Dennis S, Zwar N, Hasan I, Perkins D, Griffiths R, Sibbald B, 'Skill mix innovation in the primary health care workers: Can this be systematised?', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2008May JA, Magin PJ, 'Occupational violence in Australian general practice: Its not just about the doctor', Wonca Asia Pacific Regional Conference combined with the RACGP Annual Scientific Convention: Abstract Guide, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May, Parker Magin
2008May JA, Dennis S, Zwar N, Hasan I, Perkins D, Griffiths R, Sibbald B, 'Skill mix change for older Australians: Can general practice meet the challenge?', Wonca Asia Pacific Regional Conference combined with the RACGP Annual Scientific Convention: Abstract Guide, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2007May JA, Barac B, 'Who can do CPR? A team approach to CPR in rural general practice', 2007 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference. Program & Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2007Jones PD, May JA, 'Common themes of successful health service models in rural Australia', 2007 Rural Health Research Colloquium. Official Program, Tamworth, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2007May JA, 'Profiling the GP workforce in a rural Australian town', 2007 Rural Health Research Colloquium. Official Program, Tamworth, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2007Kent S, May JA, Guppy MP, 'Obstetric care in rural Australia: The evidence is right under our noses - but what direction are we heading?', 9th National Rural Health Conference. Abstracts, Albury, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2007May JA, Bonomo A, 'Trials and tribulations of practice nurses: Can team-based care become practice?', 9th National Rural Health Conference. Abstracts, Albury, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2006May JA, 'Making a Rural Research Project Happen', NSW PHC Research Stream at the 8th Annual Vital Links Forum 2006, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2006May JA, Morrissey MJ, Cooper RJ, Kershaw G, 'Supporting the Rural GP Workforce: Impact of a Managed Practice', Proceedings of the GP & PHC Research Conference, Perth (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2006May JA, Cooper RJ, Morrissey MJ, Kershaw G, 'The General Practice profile of a rural town in Australia', Proceedings of the GP & PHC Research Conference, Perth (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
2006May JA, Bonomo A, 'Trials and tribulations of Practice Nurses: Can Team Based Care become practice?', Proceedings of the GP & PHC Research Conference, Perth (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny May
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$9,087

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20071 grants / $9,087

Occupational violence in general practice: a cross-sectional study of GPs and general practice staff$9,087

Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Funding bodyRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project TeamDoctor Jennifer May, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin
SchemeFamily Medical Care, Education and Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187852
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
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News

Dr Jenny May Rural GP of the Year

Rural GP of the Year

November 3, 2014

UON's Dr Jenny May has been named Telstra RDAA Rural Doctor of the Year in recognition of her contribution to rural health on a local, regional and national scale.

Dr Jennifer May

Position

Clinical Dean - Peel Clinical School
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Emailjennifer.may@newcastle.edu.au
Phone0267678462

Office

LocationTamworth Base Hospital

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