Dr Anne Croker

Dr Anne Croker

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Rural Health in Tamworth. In 2011 I completed my PhD exploring collaboration in healthcare teams and received the Outstanding Thesis of Year Award from Charles Sturt University’s Faculty of Science. My current research exploring how students learn to work with other health professions is a natural extension of my PhD. 

From my long term interest in patient-centred collaborative health care, my location in a rural area and my experience with qualitative research methods I am well positioned to embrace the complexity of interprofessional education and learning. I am also interested in issues related to equity, particularly in rural education and rural healthcare practice.

Research Expertise
I have experience with hermeneutic phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics and collaborative dialogical inquiry

I am also interested in the practice of research; particularly the curiosity, complexity, uncertainty and opportunities for ongoing learning and reflection.


Teaching Expertise
Through my interest in collaboration, interprofessional rapport and practice-based education I work collaboratively with educators to facilitate their explicit role modelling of interprofessional practice.

Administrative Expertise
As well as being a lead and co-lead on research projects, I am an instigator and participant in our Engaging with Research Community of Practice, an initiative that enables staff within our Department of Rural Health and the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital to work together to develop their research capability.

Current Research projects
1. Collaboration in healthcare

My research project exploring how students learn to work with other professions involves 2 interrelated phases: 

- Phase 1 using a philosophical hermeneutic research approach to explore the question "How do students in a co-located setting learn to work with other health professions?", and 

- Phase 2 using collaborative dialogical inquiry (with academic colleagues as co-researchers) exploring the research question "How do educators in a co-located setting work together to prepare students for collaborative practice?"

2. Equity in education

(ii) In my most recent project I am working with my academic colleagues (with support from the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education) to establish a framework to enable rural health professional educators teach for equity. Using collaborative dialogical inquiry we will explore "How can we use Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students in a rural area?". 

Collaborations

As well as writing collaboratively with my UON colleagues, I have also edited books and co-authored book chapters with people of different disciplines from different universities. For example, Collaborating in Healthcare and Health Practice Relationships are two edited books arising from my PhD.

I am a partner in the Education, Practice and Employability Network (EPEN). Directed by Prof Joy Higgs from Charles Sturt University, this is a network of individuals, groups, companies and organisations interested in employability and its connects to education and practice. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, Charles Sturt University
  • Registered Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • collaborative practice
  • equity
  • health care
  • hermeneutics
  • interpofessional practice
  • interprofessional education
  • interprofessional learning
  • phenomenology
  • practice-based education
  • rural health
  • teamwork
  • work integrated learning

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
220307 Hermeneutic and Critical Theory 30
220310 Phenomenology 25
130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy 45

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/2012 -  Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Membership - Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Profession Association Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Profession Association
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2011 Faculty of Science Thesis of Year
Charles Sturt University
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Publications

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

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Croker A, Wakely L, Leys J, 'Educators working together for interprofessional education: From ¿fragmented beginnings¿ to being ¿intentionally interprofessional¿', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30 671-674 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This article explores the development of interprofessional relationships between healthcare educators working together for interprofessional education ... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This article explores the development of interprofessional relationships between healthcare educators working together for interprofessional education (IPE). As part of a collaborative dialogical inquiry, data from 19 semi-structured interviews and 9 focus groups were used to explore how IPE educators develop shared purpose to help students learn to work with other health professions. Consistent with this methodology, the research group and study participants comprised educators from eight different professions. Questions asked of the data, using a lens of intersubjectivity, included: ¿What implicit assumptions are brought to interactions?¿ and ¿What happens to these assumptions as educators interact?¿ The emergent themes caution against assuming that all educators initially bring to interprofessional spaces only positive attitudes towards all professions. Educators beginning in a fragmented interprofessional space needed to reflect on earlier negative experiences with particular professions for reframing in a socially aware interprofessional space to enable collaborating in an intentional interprofessional space.

DOI 10.1080/13561820.2016.1181613
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jacqui Leys, Luke Wakely
2016 Croker A, Higgs J, Trede F, Collaborating in Healthcare: Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 272 (2016)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6300-806-8

Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Croker A, Higgs J, Trede F, Collaborating in Healthcare: Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 272 (2016)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6300-806-8
2014 Higgs J, Croker A, Tasker D, Hummell J, Patton N, Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 262 (2014) [A3]
2008 Smith M, Webb G, Skinner M, Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, 340 (2008) [A2]
2008 Smith M, Webb G, Skinner M, Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, 340 (2008) [A2]
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Chapter (78 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Trede F, Croker AL, 'RESPECT: An aporia of collaborating in and across all levels of healthcare', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 125-138 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, Higgs J, 'The RESPECT Model of Collaboration', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 43-54 (2016) [B1]
2016 Higgs J, Croker AL, 'Researching collaboration and collaborating', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 27-42 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, Higgs J, 'Reinterpreting professional relationships in healthcare: The question of collaboration', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 3-16 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, 'Valuing ordered and organic collaboration: People, place, process and purpose', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 55-80 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, 'Healthcare as a context for collaboration: More than we can easily see', Collaborating in Healthcare: Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 17-24 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, 'Reviewing dimensions of collaborating: Reflexivity, reciprocity and responsiveness', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 111-124 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, 'Experience dimensions of collaborating: Engaging, entering, establishing, envisioning and effecting', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 81-110 (2016) [B1]
2016 Berry S, Briggs M, Raftis D, Hummelbrunner J, 'Rural clinical education through the lens of community engagement: Interdependency of relationships within rural community-engaged clinical education', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishing, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2016 Little AL, Brown L, 'Putting interprofessional education into practice: Is it really as simple as it seems?', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 229-236 (2016) [B1]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Leanne Brown
2016 Trede F, Croker AL, 'RESPECT: An aporia of collaborating in and across all levels of healthcare', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 125-138 (2016) [B1]
2016 Fisher KA, Squires K, Woodley I, 'Community collaboration beyond the red tape: Complying without being constrained', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 211-220 (2016) [B1]
Co-authors Kelly Squires, Karin Fisher
2016 Croker AL, Higgs J, 'The RESPECT Model of Collaboration', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 43-54 (2016) [B1]
2016 Little FH, Croker E, 'Collaborating within professions: Many layers and many roles', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 157-166 (2016) [B1]
Co-authors Fiona Little
2016 Munro S, 'Collaborating across white and black spaces: The power of language', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 175-184 (2016) [B1]
2016 Massey S, 'Working across health and education sectors: Acknowledging different starting points for interagency collaboration', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 203-210 (2016)
2016 Croker N, Croker J, 'Rhythms of collaborative practice: Being in and out of sync with others', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 141-148 (2016)
2016 Higgs J, Croker AL, 'Researching collaboration and collaborating', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 27-42 (2016) [B1]
2016 Tinlin L, Croker C, Wakely LT, 'Students' experiences of learning to work with other professions: If we read enough patient notes will we learn collaboration?', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 237-244 (2016) [B1]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2016 Grotowski M, 'Collaborating with colleagues across distances: Face-to-face versus tele- and video-conferencing', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 193-200 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, Higgs J, 'Reinterpreting professional relationships in healthcare: The question of collaboration', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 3-16 (2016) [B1]
2016 Patton N, 'Students using storytelling for learning to practise together', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2016 Trede F, Smith M, Brewer M, 'Learning about leadership and collaboration in interprofessional education and practice', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2016 Croker B, Tvedten O, 'Collaborating across different healthcare cultures', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2016 Croker AL, 'Valuing ordered and organic collaboration: People, place, process and purpose', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 55-80 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, 'Healthcare as a context for collaboration: More than we can easily see', Collaborating in Healthcare: Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 17-24 (2016) [B1]
2016 Croker AL, 'Reviewing dimensions of collaborating: Reflexivity, reciprocity and responsiveness', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 111-124 (2016) [B1]
2016 Barker R, Ashton T, 'Collaborating in community rehabilitation: A person-centred, student-assisted service', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2016 Croker E, Vedeler C, 'Entering and leaving teams: Team roundabouts', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2016 Croker AL, 'Experience dimensions of collaborating: Engaging, entering, establishing, envisioning and effecting', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 81-110 (2016) [B1]
2016 Nisbet G, 'Scrutinising our assumptions of the other professions: Acknowledging and supporting the diversity within', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2016 'Reinterpreting professional relationships in healthcare: The question of collaboration', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016)
2014 Croker AL, Grotowski M, Croker J, 'Interpersonal communication for interprofessional collaboration', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety - An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 50-61 (2014) [B2]
2014 Croker AL, Sheehan D, Iedema R, 'Healthcare Systems and Spaces', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 17-26 (2014) [B1]
2014 Hummell J, Tasker D, Croker AL, 'Healthcare systems and policies', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 229-236 (2014) [B1]
2014 Coyle J, Croker AL, 'Working in Teams: Where is the client?', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 65-74 (2014) [B1]
2014 Croker AL, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Collaboration and Collaborating', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 75-84 (2014) [B1]
2014 Croker AL, Croker J, Grotowski M, 'Changing Directions in Healthcare', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 27-36 (2014) [B1]
2014 Tasker D, Croker AL, Patton N, Higgs J, 'Health practice and relationships', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 221-228 (2014) [B1]
2014 Patton N, Higgs J, Smith M, 'Relationships in clinical education: "It comes down to the people more than the place"', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 135-142 (2014)
2014 Fisher KA, Grotowski M, 'Caring for Patients Who Have Sexually Transmitted Infections: Getting the team on board', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 171-178 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Karin Fisher
2014 Horsfall D, Higgs J, 'People caring: Negotiating the space between an ethic of caring and keeping your distance', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 85-92 (2014)
2014 Bowles W, Patton N, 'Expectations and responsibilities', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 101-110 (2014)
2014 Stewart-Wynne E, MacDonald F, 'Interprofessional training wards', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 203-210 (2014)
2014 Croker AL, Sheehan D, Iedema R, 'Healthcare Systems and Spaces', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 17-26 (2014) [B1]
2014 Hummell J, Tasker D, Croker AL, 'Healthcare systems and policies', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 229-236 (2014) [B1]
2014 Coyle J, Croker AL, 'Working in Teams: Where is the client?', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 65-74 (2014) [B1]
2014 Tasker D, Jones P, 'In their space: Healthcare at home', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 127-134 (2014)
2014 Hummell J, 'Healthcare relationships: Stories from a family member and a health professional', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 195-202 (2014)
2014 Little FH, Brown L, Grotowski M, Harris D, 'Interprofessional Relationships in Healthcare Practice', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 143-152 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Fiona Little
2014 Croker AL, Croker J, Grotowski M, 'Changing Directions in Healthcare', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 27-36 (2014) [B1]
2014 Higgs J, Patton N, 'Professional practice', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 9-16 (2014)
2014 Hummell J, Gates A, 'Negotiating healthcare relationships through communication', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 57-64 (2014)
2014 Patton N, Higgs J, 'Implications for health professional education', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 237-244 (2014)
2014 Smith AN, 'Health Education and Practice Relationships in a Rural Context', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 161-170 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Tony Smith
2014 Goddard L, 'Developing professional relationships with clients' families: Mothers of children with disabilities', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 119-126 (2014)
2014 Levett-Jones T, 'Person-centred care (in nursing): Seek first to understand and then to be understood', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 111-118 (2014)
2014 Adamson L, 'Long-term mental health relationships: Community mental health', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 179-186 (2014)
2014 Hudson 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) [B1]
Co-authors Nicky Hudson
2014 Trede F, Flowers R, 'Patient-centred context of health practice relationships', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 37-48 (2014)
2014 Patton N, Nicholls N, 'Access, agency and abilities', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 93-100 (2014)
2014 Turnham R, Tasker D, 'Care and control in ongoing healthcare relationships: Making decisions for someone else', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 187-194 (2014)
2014 Rae KM, Weatherall L, 'Relationships in Indigenous Health Practice: Long conversations and embraced vulnerabilities within the Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 153-160 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Kym Rae
2014 Tasker D, Higgs J, 'Professionalism and relationships: Balancing interests', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publications, Rotterdam 49-56 (2014)
2014 Tasker D, Croker AL, Patton N, Higgs J, 'Health practice and relationships', Health Practice Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 221-228 (2014) [B1]
2012 Croker AL, Tasker D, McAllister L, Street A, 'Talking with colleagues, patients, clients and carers', Communicating in the Health Sciences, Third Edition, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 174-186 (2012)
2012 Croker AL, Coyle J, 'Communicating in teams', Communicating in the health sciences, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia 280-289 (2012)
2012 Croker AL, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education', Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 57-68 (2012)
2011 Croker A, Tooth J-A, 'Creating spaces to bring living practice into living practice', Creative spaces for qualitative researching, Sense, Rotterdam 23-32 (2011) [B1]
2009 Croker A, Trede F, 'Involving critical friends in writing', Writing Qualitative Research on Practice, Sense, Rotterdam 231-242 (2009) [B1]
2008 Croker AL, Hale L, Tasker D, 'The expansion of community-based physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 139-150 (2008) [B2]
2008 Croker AL, Coyle J, Hobbs C, 'Teams and collaboration in physiotherapy practice', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 260-273 (2008) [B2]
2008 Grotowski M, Croker A, Smith M, 'Self Management: Managing yourself as a Physiotherapist', Contexts in Physiotherapy Practice, Elsevier, Sydney, Australia 289-300 (2008) [B2]
2008 Croker AL, Bent A, Milosavljevic S, 'Working in rural and remote physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 151-163 (2008) [B2]
2008 Croker A, Higgs J, Loftus S, 'Multidisciplinary clinical decision-making', Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, Elsevier, Sydney 291-298 (2008) [B2]
2008 Croker AL, Hale L, Tasker D, 'The expansion of community-based physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 139-150 (2008) [B2]
2008 Croker AL, Coyle J, Hobbs C, 'Teams and collaboration in physiotherapy practice', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 260-273 (2008) [B2]
2008 Croker AL, Bent A, Milosavljevic S, 'Working in rural and remote physiotherapy', Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW 151-163 (2008) [B2]
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Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Hudson JN, Croker A, 'Rural multidisciplinary training: opportunity to focus on interprofessional rapport-building.', Rural Remote Health, 17 4180 (2017)
DOI 10.22605/RRH4180
Co-authors Nicky Hudson
2016 Croker A, Smith T, Fisher K, Littlejohns S, 'Educators¿ Interprofessional Collaborative Relationships: Helping Pharmacy Students Learn to Work with Other Professions', Pharmacy, 4 17-17 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/pharmacy4020017
Co-authors Sonja Littlejohns, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith
2016 Croker A, Wakely L, Leys J, 'Educators working together for interprofessional education: From ¿fragmented beginnings¿ to being ¿intentionally interprofessional¿', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30 671-674 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This article explores the development of interprofessional relationships between healthcare educators working together for interprofessional education ... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This article explores the development of interprofessional relationships between healthcare educators working together for interprofessional education (IPE). As part of a collaborative dialogical inquiry, data from 19 semi-structured interviews and 9 focus groups were used to explore how IPE educators develop shared purpose to help students learn to work with other health professions. Consistent with this methodology, the research group and study participants comprised educators from eight different professions. Questions asked of the data, using a lens of intersubjectivity, included: ¿What implicit assumptions are brought to interactions?¿ and ¿What happens to these assumptions as educators interact?¿ The emergent themes caution against assuming that all educators initially bring to interprofessional spaces only positive attitudes towards all professions. Educators beginning in a fragmented interprofessional space needed to reflect on earlier negative experiences with particular professions for reframing in a socially aware interprofessional space to enable collaborating in an intentional interprofessional space.

DOI 10.1080/13561820.2016.1181613
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jacqui Leys, Luke Wakely
2016 Croker A, Brown L, Little A, Crowley E, 'Interprofessional Relationships for Work-Integrated Learning in Healthcare: Identifying Scope for Ongoing Professional Development', Creative Education, 07 1729-1738 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.4236/ce.2016.712176
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little
2015 Croker A, Hudson JN, 'Interprofessional education: does recent literature from rural settings offer insights into what really matters?', Medical Education, 49 880-887 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/medu.12749
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Nicky Hudson
2015 Massey S, Fisher K, Croker A, Smith T, 'Collaboration across the health care and education interface: what is it like for teachers of children with traumatic brain injury?', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH, 21 74-78 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/PY13035
Co-authors Tony Smith, Karin Fisher
2015 Croker A, Fisher K, Smith T, 'When students from different professions are co-located: the importance of interprofessional rapport for learning to work together', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 29 41-48 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2014.937481
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Tony Smith
2012 Croker A, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Collaboration: What is it like? - Phenomenological interpretation of the experience of collaborating within rehabilitation teams', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26 13-20 (2012) [C1]

Although a core component of many current health-care directions, interprofessional collaboration continues to challenge educators and health professionals. This paper aims to inf... [more]

Although a core component of many current health-care directions, interprofessional collaboration continues to challenge educators and health professionals. This paper aims to inform the development of collaborative practice by illuminating the experiences of collaborating within rehabilitation teams. The researchers focused on experiences that transcended team members' professional role categorizations in order to bring individuals and their lived experiences to the forefront. An inclusive view of "teams" and "collaboration" was adopted and the complexity and multifaceted nature of collaborating were explored through a hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Semi-structured interviews were used to gather data about experiences of collaborating in nine rehabilitation teams. Sixty-six team members across nine teams were interviewed. Eight interdependent dimensions, core to the experience of collaborating, emerged from the analysis of the data. Five dimensions expressed interpersonal dimensions of endeavor: engaging positively with other peoples' diversity; entering into the form and feel of the team; establishing ways of communicating and working together; envisioning together frameworks for patients' rehabilitation and effecting changes in people and situations. Three reviewing dimensions, reflexivity, reciprocity and responsiveness, operated across the endeavor dimensions. By identifying meaning structures of the experience of collaborating, this study highlights the importance of seeing beyond team members' professional affiliations and being aware of their contextualized interpersonal and activity-related collaborating capabilities. © 2012 Informa UK, Ltd.

DOI 10.3109/13561820.2011.623802
Citations Scopus - 9
2009 Croker A, Higgs J, Trede F, 'What do we mean by 'collaboration' and when is a 'team' not a 'team'?: A qualitative unbundling of terms and meanings', Qualitative Research Journal, 9 28-42 (2009) [C1]

'Collaboration' and 'team' are terms commonly used in literature related to the provision of health care, including rehabilitation. However, the complexity of the phenomena repres... [more]

'Collaboration' and 'team' are terms commonly used in literature related to the provision of health care, including rehabilitation. However, the complexity of the phenomena represented by these terms is often overlooked. 'Collaboration' is rarely defined, and 'teams' are often presented as easily identifiable and stable entities. Simplistic use of these terms often results in different aspects of interprofessional practice being researched and discussed without reference to the 'messiness' (the ambiguities and complexities) surrounding professional practice. As a consequence, health professionals may have difficulties in understanding the relevance of such research to their particular situations. This paper explores the complexities of the phenomenon of collaboration and the concept of team, with the aim of highlighting the benefits of researchers embracing rather than simplifying these phenomena. The paper reports on emerging models in action, which is one part of a wider research project exploring collaboration within rehabilitation teams. The research approach was informed by hermeneutic phenomenology. Insights gained through this project led to the development of two models: the first conceptualising collaboration in relation to domains of process, product and players; the other model proposing the notion of collaborative arenas. The model of collaborative arenas recognises the blurred boundaries and interrelated team memberships that occur in rehabilitation teams. Both models informed ongoing data collection and analysis for this research project and have potential to inform conceptualisation of teams and collaboration for other researchers. © RMIT Publishing.

DOI 10.3316/QRJ0901028
Citations Scopus - 4
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Conference (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Croker AL, Grotowski M, 'Interprofessional Educators Working Together? Using 'critical creativity' to foster educators' interprofessional rapport' (2016)
2016 Croker AL, 'Interprofessional Rapport between Healthcare Educators: Where does it come from? Where does it go?' (2016)
2016 Croker B, Tvedten O, Croker AL, Croker J, 'Collaboration?: Dermatologists, rheumatologists and psoriatic arthritis - A literature interpretation', Australasian Journal of Dermatology (2016)
2016 Brown LJ, Crowley E, Little A, Croker A, 'Embedding Interprofessional experiences into dietetic students¿ placements: starting with a collaborative approach to feeding difficulties' (2016)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little
2016 Croker C, Tinlin L, Wakely LT, Croker A, 'Vocative anecdote writing as a tool for student interprofessional in-depth reflection', ANZAHPE & OTTOWA Joint Conference proceedings (2016)
Co-authors Luke Wakely
2016 Brown L, Crowley E, Croker A, Little AL, Fisher K, 'Embracing the boundaries of interprofessional practice-based collaboration in work integrated learning', Embracing the boundaries of interprofessional practice-based collaboration in work integrated learning (2016)
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little
2015 Croker AL, Smith T, Wakely L, 'More about interprofessional education: Is educators' rapport a missing link?' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Tony Smith
2015 Levett-Jones TL, Smith A, Croker A, 'Do As We Say And As We Do: Building Rapport Between Educators For Role Modelling And Planning Learning Together To Work Together?' (2015)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Tracy Levett-Jones
2015 Wakely LT, Croker A, Tinlin L, 'Vocative anecdote writing as a tool for physiotherapy', Connect Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015 (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely
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 (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Karin Fisher, Jenny May
2015 Little AL, Croker A, Brown L, Crowley E, ''Bang for buck' In interprofessional learning grants: Should we be funding catalysts or coercers of interprofessional rapport?', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little
2015 Wolfgang RL, Croker A, Wakely K, Harries-Jones H, 'Interprofessionally practice what you interprofessionally preach', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Katrina Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang
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 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May, Tony Smith, Karin Fisher
2014 Croker AL, Harries-Jones H, Wakely L, Brown L, Little A, Fisher K, 'Preparing students for collaborative healthcare practice: Valuing educators' interdisciplinary rapport', Proceedings of the 2014 Practice-Based Education Summit (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Karin Fisher, Leanne Brown, Luke Wakely
2014 Croker AL, Wolfgang R, Leys J, Wakely K, Fisher K, Smith T, et al., 'Students as Individuals in Interprofessional Learning: Should there be an 'I' in 'Team'?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Katrina Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Jacqui Leys, Tony Smith
2014 Croker AL, Wakely L, Fisher K, 'Interprofessional collaboration as a context for patient-centred care: Compassion or competition', Compassion and Care in a Changing World the 3rd Asia-Pacific Internation Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Luke Wakely
2013 Croker AL, Higgs J, 'Collaboration in health care - "Are we together on this?". A hermeneutic interpretation of the literature', Proceedings of 38th World Hospital Congress Future Healthcare - The Opportunities of New Technology (2013) [E3]
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 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Jenny May, Tony Smith
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 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Jenny May, Karin Fisher
2012 Croker AL, Trede F, Higgs J, 'Embracing the complexity of collaboration in health care', Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines Symposium (2012) [E3]
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 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny May, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $25,250

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20171 grants / $15,000

Yearning to yarn: Using ‘Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning’ to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students $15,000

Yearning to Yarn will aim to develop “teaching for equity” among clinical educators of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the university and healthcare settings. At the core of this project is the notion of “yarning” as a way of understanding and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowing and learning. To develop this framework the experiences of two groups engaged in the UONDRH clinical placement initiative will be explored through yarning, including: (i) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical, nursing and allied health students (past and present) who have undergone or are undergoing their clinical placements and (ii) educators from the university and healthcare settings (who may or not supervised students). These insights will inform educators’ teaching and engagement strategies when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying in a range of health professions including diagnostic radiation, medicine, nuclear medicine science, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, radiation science, social work and speech pathology. 

Funding body: University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding body University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team

Simon Munro, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Julie Burrows Leanne Brown

Scheme Excellence in Teaching for Equity in Higher Education
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20151 grants / $750

Interprofessional Health, Education & Practice (IHEP) International Conference, Pullman Albert Park Hotel in Melbourne, Australia - 5-7 October 2015$750

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Anne Croker
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501064
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20142 grants / $9,500

Where there's a WIL there's a way: Integrating interprofessional compentence-based assessments into healthcare students' clinical learning$8,000

Co-located healthcare students on clinical placements at UoNDRH have numerous informal opportunities to interact with students from other disciplines; they may also see interprofessional practice role-modelled by supervisors. However further scope was identified for structured work integrated learning (WIL) strategies for interprofessional education (IPE).  This project pilots a WIL-IPE strategy. Patient-centred clinically-based WIL-IPE activities will be developed using existing rapport between dietetics and speech pathology academic educators, clinical supervisors and students. Interprofessional competency-based assessment of students will be undertaken and an interprofessional community of practice for staff developed. The strategy will be evaluated using the Kirkpatrick model of education evaluation.

Funding body: University of Newcastle, Centre for Teaching and Learning

Funding body University of Newcastle, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Project Team

Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little, Anne Croker, Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Elesa Crowley, Deanne Harris and Tamara Penberthy

Scheme IPE Health Education Grant Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

ANZAHPE: Developing Health Professional Educators: Connecting science and theory with learning for clinical practice$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Anne Croker
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400512
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
Australia 9
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Dr Anne Croker

Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email anne.croker@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 67 553521
Fax (02) 6761 2355
Link Twitter

Office

Building Tamworth Education Centre
Location Tamworth

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