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Professor Hudson started her academic career at the University of Adelaide, playing a major role in medical curriculum development and reform, as well as completing a PhD on the challenge of linking theory to practice in medical education. As a foundation staff member (Academic Leader in Human Function) at Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England, she gained further valuable experience to subsequently contribute to the development of an innovative medical curriculum at the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) at the University of Wollongong. While at Wollongong, Professor Hudson was initially appointed Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Clinical Education providing leadership in establishing the Clinical Education curriculum, the clinical placements and Clinical Skills Centres, and the integrated Assessment Program. Subsequently as Professor and Associate Dean Community Based Health Education she led the development and implementation of longitudinal integrated clinical clerkships in regional, rural or remote New South Wales for all senior students at the GSM.  She joined the Joint Medical Program (JMP) of the Universities of Newcastle and New England in 2012, initially as Professor of Innovation in Medical Education and Rural Medicine at the University of New England.  In 2013, she took up her current position as Director of Rural Health at the University of Newcastle, NSW.  In this role she is Director of the Rural Clinical School of the JMP, and Director of the University Department of Rural Health Program at the University of Newcastle.  Professor Hudson's research interests in her current role as Director of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health include investigating the outcomes of regional and rural community-based health education from the perspectives of patients, students, clinicians, and the communities involved; community engagement and interprofessional education.

Her academic work is underpinned by prior clinical practice in-patient and community psychiatry, and urban general practice in Adelaide; Indigenous health general practice at Nunkuwarrin Yunti in Adelaide for many years and general practice with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in remote South Australia. 

Qualifications

  • PhD (Medical Education), University of Adelaide, 31/12/2005
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Flinders University, 31/12/1991
  • Master of Science (Virology), Queens University Ontario - Canada, 31/12/1971
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry & Microbiology), University of Western Australia, 31/12/1968

Research

Research keywords

  • Assessment
  • Community Based Health Education
  • Medical Education
  • Rural Health

Research expertise

Professor Hudson's research interests include:

  • Medical education: The challenge of linking theory to practice
  • Educational Impact of Assessment Strategies
  • Peer-assisted Learning
  • Inter-professional health education
  • Patient involvement in medical education
  • Community-based health education and rural workforce

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110000Medical And Health Sciences50
111700Public Health And Health Services50

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Rural Health Educators Network (ARHEN) Board
  • Member - Deputy Chair, ARHEN
  • Member - Policy Group, Federation of Rural Medical Educators (FRAME)
  • Member - International Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - American Physiological Society
  • Fellow - Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (UK)

Editorial Board.

  • Member - eMedici Journal

Learned Academy.

  • Fellow

Awards

Distinction.

2011Octal Award, Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (Phase 1 Team)
University of Wollongong (Australia)
2001The Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching
University of Adelaide (Australia)
2000Departmental Teaching Award (Physiology)
University of Adelaide (Australia)

Recognition.

2004Contribution Based Reward
Exeter University (United Kingdom)

Invitations

Students and Learning Characteristics
15th Ottawa Conference, Malaysia (Invited Chair of Poster Session)
2012
National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar Foundation, Qatar (Invited Reviewer)
2012
External Review of Assessment
School of Medicine, Notre Dame University, Australia (External Reviewer - Departments.)
2012
Fourth International Clinical Skills Conference
Monash University, Italy (Invited member Scientific Committee)
2011
Australian Medical Council (AMC) accreditation team
James Cook University, Australia (External Examiner.)
2010
Dept. Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, New Zealand (External Reviewer - Departments.)
2009
Third International Clinical Skills Conference
Monash University, Italy (Invited member Scientific Committee)
2009
Preparing health professionals for the world of work: educational/clinical supervision and feedback
Second International Clinical Skills Conference, Italy (Invited Chair of Oral Presentation Session )
2007
The Theory-Practice Gap
First International Clinical Skills Conference, Italy (Invited Chair of Oral Presentation Session )
2005

Collaboration

Current primary research collaborations are with current or past colleagues at the University of Wollongong in relation to Community Based Health Education and Interprofessional Learning; with colleagues in the Department of Rural Health focused on Interprofessional Education and Community Engagement; and with national rural health colleagues exploring a project on enhancing access to health care for rural communities.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Professor Hudson brings her extensive administrative experience to her role as Director of the University Department of Rural Health. In her previous role as Professor of Innovation and Deputy Head of School at the University of New England, Professor Hudson was outreach director for programs targeting the delivery of health care to under-served and disadvantaged populations.

She has also previously held the position of Professor and Associate Dean Community Based Health Education at the University of Wollongong. While in this role at the University of Wollongong, Professor Hudson led the development and implementation of longitudinal integrated clinical clerkships in regional, rural or remote New South Wales for all senior students. She also led the implementation of a competency-based assessment programme, and as leader of the Clinical Competency theme developed two clinical skills centres and the associated skills program.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Assessment
  • Medical Education
  • Peer-Assisted Learning
  • Problem Based Learning

Teaching expertise

Professor Hudson's teaching expertise includes Research Higher Degree supervision and lecturing at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels at numerous Universities (including Peninsula Medical School and the Universities of Adelaide and Wollongong).

Professor Hudson has also contributed to curriculum and assessment reform at the University of Adelaide as well as the development of the new Graduate School of Medicine in Wollongong, where she implemented a program of placements for medical students in which each student lives, learns, and works for one academic year in regional, rural or remote NSW.

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Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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: ANNE CROKER

Journal article (32 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Wilkinson TJ, Hudson JN, McColl GJ, Hu WCY, Jolly BC, Schuwirth LWT, 'Medical school benchmarking - From tools to programmes', Medical Teacher, 37 146-152 (2015)
2015Bonney A, Knight-Billington P, Mullan J, Moscova M, Barnett S, Iverson D, et al., 'The telehealth skills, training, and implementation project: an evaluation protocol.', JMIR Res Protoc, 4 e2 (2015)
2015Hudson JN, May JA, 'What influences doctors to work in rural locations?', Med J Aust, 202 5 (2015)
2015Hudson JN, Farmer EA, Weston KM, Bushnell JA, 'Using a framework to implement large-scale innovation in medical education with the intent of achieving sustainability', BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION, 15 (2015)
2015Malau-Aduli BS, Teague P-A, Turner R, Holman B, D¿souza K, Garne D, et al., 'Improving assessment practice through cross-institutional collaboration: An exercise on the use of OSCEs', Medical Teacher, 1-9 (2015)
2014Bonney A, Albert G, Hudson JN, Knight-Billington P, 'Factors affecting medical students' sense of belonging in a longitudinal integrated clerkship', AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN, 43 53-57 (2014) [C1]
2014Weston KM, Hudson JN, 'Clinical scholarship among preceptors supervising longitudinal integrated medical clerkships in regional and rural communities of practice', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22 80-85 (2014) [C1]
2014Paliadelis PS, Stupans I, Parker V, Piper D, Gillan P, Lea J, et al., 'The development and evaluation of online stories to enhance clinical learning experiences across health professions in rural Australia', Collegian, (2014)
2012Hudson JN, Knight PJ, Weston KM, 'Patient perceptions of innovative longitudinal integrated clerkships based in regional, rural and remote primary care: A qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, 13 72-72 (2012) [C1]
2012Hudson JN, Weston KM, Farmer EA, 'Medical students on long-term regional and rural placements: What is the financial cost to supervisors?', Rural and Remote Health, 12 1951-1951 (2012) [C1]
2012Hudson JN, Rienits H, Corrin L, Olmos M, 'An innovative OSCE clinical log station: A quantitative study of its influence on Log use by medical students', BMC Medical Education, 12 111-111 (2012) [C1]
2011Hudson JN, Weston KM, Farmer EA, 'Engaging rural preceptors in new longitudinal community clerkships during workforce shortage: A qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, 12 103-103 (2011) [C1]
2010Hudson JN, Weston KM, Farmer EE, Ivers RG, Pearson RW, 'Are patients willing participants in the new wave of community-based medical education in regional and rural Australia?', Medical Journal of Australia, 192 150-153 (2010) [C1]
2009Norris TE, Schaad DC, DeWitt D, Ogur B, Hunt DD, Jim B, et al., 'Longitudinal integrated clerkships for medical students: An innovation adopted by medical schools in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States', Academic Medicine, 84 902-907 (2009)
2008Hudson JN, Tonkin AL, 'Clinical skills education: Outcomes of relationships between junior medical students, senior peers and simulated patients', Medical Education, 42 901-908 (2008) [C1]
2008Page SL, Birden HH, Hudson JN, Thistlethwaite JE, Roberts C, Wilson I, et al., 'Medical schools can cooperate: A new joint venture to provide medical education in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales', Medical Journal of Australia, 188 179-181 (2008) [C1]
2007Thistlethwaite JE, Kidd MR, Hudson JN, 'General practice: A leading provider of medical student education in the 21st century?', Medical Journal of Australia, 187 124-128 (2007) [C1]
2007Thistlethwaite J, Kidd M, Hudson JN, 'Moving more of the medical school curriculum into the community', The Clinical Teacher, 4 232-237 (2007) [C1]
2006Chamberlain S, Freeman A, Oldham J, Sanders D, Hudson JN, Ricketts C, 'Innovative learning: Employing medical students to write formative assessments', Medical Teacher, 28 656-659 (2006) [C1]
2006Hudson JN, 'Linking neuroscience theory to practice to help overcome student fear of neurology', Medical Teacher, 28 651-653 (2006) [C1]
2005Hudson JN, 'A further example of paired-teacher lecturing to link theory to practice', Medical Education, 39 1254-1254 (2005) [C1]
2005Lewis NJ, Rees CE, Hudson JN, Bleakley A, 'Emotional intelligence medical education: Measuring the unmeasurable?', Advances in Health Sciences Education, 10 339-355 (2005) [C1]
2005Hudson N, 'Commentaries', International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 12 104-104 (2005)
2004Lewis N, Rees C, Hudson JN, 'Helping medical students identify their emotional intelligence.', Medical Education, 38 563-563 (2004) [C1]
2004Hudson JN, 'Computer-aided learning in the real world of medical education: Does the quality of interaction with the computer affect student learning?', Medical Education, 38 887-895 (2004) [C1]
2004Hudson JN, Buckley P, 'An evaluation of case-based teaching: Evidence for continuing benefit and realization of aims', Advances in Physiology Education, 28 15-22 (2004) [C1]
2004Hudson JN, Tonkin AL, 'Evaluating the impact of moving from discipline-based to integrated assessment', Medical Education, 38 832-843 (2004) [C1]
2002Hudson JN, Searle J, 'Breaking out of your comfort zone!', Medical Education, 36 1163-1164 (2002) [C1]
2001Hudson JN, Buckley P, McMillen IC, 'Linking cardiovascular theory to practice in an undergraduate medical curriculum', ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGY EDUCATION, 25 193-201 (2001) [C1]
2001Tonkin AL, Hudson JN, 'Integration of written assessment is possible in a hybrid curriculum', Medical Education, 35 1072-1073 (2001) [C1]
2000Hudson JN, Vernon-Roberts JM, 'Assessment - Putting it all together', Medical Education, 34 953-954 (2000) [C1]
2000Hudson JN, 'Integrating the art and science of medicine at early stages of medical training', Medical Education, 34 954-954 (2000) [C3]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Hudson JN, Bristow DR, 'Formative assessment can be fun as well as educational', Advances in Physiology Education (2006) [D1]

Conference (26 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Fisher KA, Brown L, Smith T, Hudson N, 'Evaluation of a community engagement program: What do rural healthcare students gain from experiential community-engaged learning?', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
2015Hudson JN, Lethbridge A, Vella S, 'A decline in medical student attitudes to inter-professional learning and patient-centredness following an interdisciplinary clinical experience', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015)
2014Hudson JN, Weston K, Garne D, Bushnell J, Farmer E, 'Reflection on the value of longitudinal generalist experience for undergraduate medical education', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
2014Weston K, Garne D, Hudson JN, Bushnell J, Lloyd S, '"I followed him all the way" - the continuity-of-care experiences of longitudinal clerkship medical students', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
2014Weston K, Lloyd S, Garne D, Hudson JN, Bushnell J, 'What do medical students in an integrated longitudinal clinical placement actually see and do?', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
2014Garne D, Weston K, Bushnell J, Hudson JN, 'A medical workforce for regional, remote and rural Australia: are we on track to fulfill our mission?', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
2014Knight-Billington P, Pond D, Gill G, Hudson JN, Hespe C, Mullan J, et al., 'Virtual clinics and vertical medical education', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]

Co-authors: DIMITY POND

2014Fisher K, Wakely L, Squires K, Shipley L, Wakely K, Brown L, et al., 'A model for enhancing community engagement of undergraduate health professional students on rural placement', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
2013Hudson JN, Azer S, Knight P, AlEshaiwi SM, AlGrain HA, AlKhelaif RA, 'Nervous system examination on YouTube', Proceedings of ANZAHPE 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Hudson JN, Bonney A, Albert G, Knight P, 'Medical Students' Experience of a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship - Lessons Learned', Handbook & Program of ANZAHPE 2013 Professional Development of Health Professional Educators, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Weston K, Hudson JN, 'The influence of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships on Clinical Scholarship in Regional and Rural Communities of Practice', Handbook & Program of ANZAHPE 2013 Professional Development of Health Professional Educators, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2012Pearson R, Ivers R, Weston K, Farmer E, Hudson JN, 'Does a short-term interprofessional clinical placement early in a graduate-entry medical course affect students' readiness for interprofessional learning?', Rendez-vous 2012: Together and Engaged, Thunder Bay, Canada (2012) [E3]
2012Hudson JN, Weston KM, 'A Scholarly spin on practice: the impact of longitudinal integrated clerkships on the development of academic scholarship in general clinical practice', Rendez-vous 2012: Together and Engaged, Thunder Bay, Canada (2012) [E3]
2011Hudson JN, Weston K, Farmer E, 'Medical students on long-term placements: a financial help or hindrance to preceptors?', Vienna: AMEE, Vienna, Austria (2011) [E3]
2011Thomson B, Knight P, Hudson JN, 'Evaluating the impact of medical education initiatives on healthcare service in a small rural town', Vienna: AMEE, Vienna, Austria (2011) [E3]
2011Hudson JN, Knight P, Weston K, 'The impact of longitudinal integrated clerkships on health care: the patient perspective', Vienna: AMEE, Vienna, Austria (2011) [E3]
2011Hudson JN, Rienits H, 'n OSCE clinical log station: driving reflection on clinical competence development', Fifth International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy (2011) [E3]
2010Hudson JN, Bushnell J, Lethbridge A, 'Miller's triangle and cutpoints in a competency based assessment programme at a new medical school', AMEE 2010 Conference: e-Learning Symposium, Glasgow, UK (2010) [E1]
2010Farmer E, Hudson JN, Weston K, 'Why do rural GPs engage in longitudinal integrated community-based clerkships at a time of workforce shortage?', AMEE 2010 Conference: e-Learning Symposium, Glasgow, UK (2010) [E3]
2009Hudson JN, Pearson R, Ivers R, Weston K, Farmer E, 'Does a short-term interprofessional clinical placement early in a graduate-entry medical course affect students' readiness for interprofessional learning?', Precedings for Third International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Tuscany, Italy (2009) [E1]
2009Hudson JN, Smith B, Farmer E, 'Implementing longitudinal community-based health education using a sustainable change mode', Proceedings of the 2009 AMEE Conference, Malaga, Spain (2009) [E3]
2007Hudson JN, Ogle J, Caputi P, 'The attitudes and expectations of first year medical students to mental health and mental health training.', Procedings of ANZAHPE, Canberra (2007) [E1]
2007Hudson JN, Bushnell J, Parker-Newlyn L, McLennan P, 'Old wine, new bottle: putting Millers Triangle to the test.', Procedings of ANZAHPE, Canberra (2007) [E1]
2007Hudson JN, Simpson H, Sanzone S, Vella S, 'Educators Learning Together and Modelling Interprofessional Collaboration', Procedings of ANZAHPE, Canberra (2007) [E1]
2005Hudson JN, Tonkin AL, 'Impact of a PBL-based curriculum on student progression and withdrawal rates between year 3 and final examination, in an undergraduate medical program', AMEE Abstracts, Amsterdam (2005) [E1]
2005Hudson JN, Tonkin AL, 'Does Student support improve performance? Prediction of performance in the final examination from performance early in the medical course', AMEE Abstracts, Amsterdam (2005) [E1]
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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Hudson JN, Weston KM, Farmer EA, 'Reply to Comment on: Medical students on longterm regional and rural placements: What is the financial cost to supervisors?', : Australian Rural Health Education Network (2012) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$95,100

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2014 (1 grants)

Muster, Uluru Australia, 27 - 30 October 2014.$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Nicky Hudson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400917

2012 (1 grants)

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)

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
SchemeRole
UMAT Consortium Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020122012
GNo:G1201096

2007 (1 grants)

Moving medical education research to an outcomes-based approach: the effect of medical students on patients and the patients’ perspective$5,000
Funding Body: University of Wollongong

SchemeRole
Faculty Health & Behavioural Science Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020072007
GNo:183168846

2005 (2 grants)

Faculty of Health Sciences Start-up Grant$10,000
Funding Body: University of Adelaide

SchemeRole
Faculty of Health Sciences Start-up GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052005
GNo:183168854

Overseas Conference Grant$1,200
Funding Body: University of Adelaide

SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020052005
GNo:183168862

1999 (1 grants)

Overseas Conference Grant$2,400
Funding Body: University of Adelaide

SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019991999
GNo:183168870
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Professor Judith (Nicky) Hudson

Work Phone(02) 6755 3537
Cell / Mobile Phone0400493066
Fax(02) 6761 2355
Email
PositionDirector
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
Tamworth Education Centre, 118-148 Johnston St, Tamworth 2340,
Tamworth Education Centre,
Tamworth
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/nicky-hudson