- Clinical reasoning
- Interprofessional education
- Cultural compentence
- Patient safety
- Preparation for practice
- The impact and outcomes of educational innovations
- The student experience (including transition and retention)
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Project: Examining the impact of simulated patients and information communication technology on nursing students' clinical reasoning (2008-2011).
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Project - Interprofessional Education: Enhancing the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students (2010-2012).
Evaluating the impact of a cultural simulation activity for health professional students
This project is evaluating the impact of a 3D cultural simulation on health professional students' empathy for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people, and investigating whether there is a relationship between cultural empathy and behavioural intentions in relation to culturally competent practice. A mixed methods research design incorporating a quasi-experimental approach, pre-test post-test questionnaires and audio-recording of a group debrief is being used to collect data from nursing, midwifery and medical students at The University of Newcastle.