Dr Jennifer May

Clinical Dean - Peel Clinic

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

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 20
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 20
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Clinical Dean - Peel Clinical Schoo University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Deputy Chairperson - National Rural Health Alliance National 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 May 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-authors Jenny May
2008 Jones 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-authors Jenny May

Journal article (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hudson JN, May JA, 'What influences doctors to work in rural locations?', Med J Aust, 202 5 (2015)
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jenny May, Nicky Hudson
2015 Hudson JN, May JA, 'What influences doctors to work in rural locations?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 202 5-5 (2015)
DOI 10.5694/mja14.01550
Co-authors Jenny May, Nicky Hudson
2015 May JA, 'Clinical service integration: a stocktake of the Australian experience', Future Hospital Journal, 2 142-146 (2015)
DOI 10.7861/futurehosp.2-2-142
Co-authors Jenny May
2013 May J, Carey TA, Curry R, 'Social determinants of health: Whose responsibility?', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, 21 139-140 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12050
Co-authors Jenny May
2012 Gaw A, Doherty SR, Hungerford P, May JA, 'When death is imminent: Documenting end-of-life decisions', Australian Family Physician, 41 614-617 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny May
2011 Magin 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]
DOI 10.1071/ah10874
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Parker Magin, Jenny May
2011 Rees 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-authors Jenny May, Kym Rae
2011 Rees 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-authors Jenny May, Kym Rae
2009 Dennis 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]
DOI 10.1186/1743-8462-6-23
Co-authors Jenny May
2008 May 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]
DOI 10.1071/AH080595
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Parker Magin, Jenny May
2008 Grotowski M, May JA, 'HPV vaccine catch up schedule: An opportunity for chlamydia screening', Australian Family Physician, 37 529-530 (2008) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny May
2007 May J, 'HPV vaccination - Reply', AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN, 36 391-391 (2007)
Co-authors Jenny May
2007 May JA, 'HPV vaccination: A paradigm shift in public health', Australian Family Physician, 36 106-111 (2007) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Jenny May
2007 May JA, 'Rural remote and metropolitan area 3: The forgotten RRMA', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15 216-217 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00887.x
Co-authors Jenny May
2007 May 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-authors Jenny May
2006 Hayes P, May JA, Martin T, 'Dementia - an epidemic that has arrived', Rural Pharmacy, 25 796-798 (2006) [C3]
Co-authors Jenny May
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Conference (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fisher 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-authors Karin Fisher, Tony Smith, Anne Croker, Jenny May
2015 Taylor MA, May J, 'Rural emergency care using place based simulation', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Jenny May
2014 Fisher 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-authors Tony Smith, Jenny May, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher
2013 Croker 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-authors Karin Fisher, Tony Smith, Jenny May, Anne Croker
2013 May 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-authors Jenny May
2013 May 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-authors Jenny May
2013 Croker 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-authors Tony Smith, Karin Fisher, Jenny May, Anne Croker
2012 Croker 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-authors Jenny May, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith
2010 Goode 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-authors Dimity Pond, Jenny May, Parker Magin
2010 Rees 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-authors Jenny May, Kym Rae
2010 Smith 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-authors Tony Smith, Jenny May, Leanne Brown, Luke Wakely
2009 May 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-authors Jenny May, Parker Magin
2009 Lusumbami 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-authors Kym Rae, Jenny May
2009 May 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-authors Jenny May
2009 May 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-authors Jenny May
2009 Rees 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-authors Jenny May
2008 Dennis 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-authors Jenny May
2008 May 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-authors Jenny May
2008 May 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-authors Jenny May, Parker Magin
2008 May 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-authors Jenny May
2007 May 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-authors Jenny May
2007 Jones 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-authors Jenny May
2007 May JA, 'Profiling the GP workforce in a rural Australian town', 2007 Rural Health Research Colloquium. Official Program, Tamworth, NSW (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May
2007 Kent 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-authors Jenny May
2007 May 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-authors Jenny May
2006 May JA, 'Making a Rural Research Project Happen', NSW PHC Research Stream at the 8th Annual Vital Links Forum 2006, Sydney (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May
2006 May 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-authors Jenny May
2006 May 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-authors Jenny May
2006 May 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-authors Jenny May
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
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 body Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project Team Doctor Jennifer May, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin
Scheme Family Medical Care, Education and Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187852
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
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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 Clinic
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email jennifer.may@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 0267678462

Office

Location Tamworth Base Hospital

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