Mrs Jane Ferns

Lecturer

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Jane Ferns is a Lecturer in Interprofessional Practice at The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH), based in Taree. In this role, Jane coordinates Interprofessional Learning modules for students of all health disciplines, bringing students together for interactive interprofessional learning experiences. Jane is responsible for piloting Service Learning programs in the local area, where students provide benefit to rural communities while consolidating their clinical practice and skills. This role is underpinned by strong collaboration with other academic staff at the UONDRH in order to provide interprofessional education to students within the area. Previous experience with the UONDRH includes overseeing Pharmacy student placements in the local area, providing support to placement supervisors and students.

Since graduating with a Master of Pharmacy in 2010 from The University of Newcastle, Jane has been employed in a range of pharmacy settings, including community pharmacy management and professional services roles and is accredited with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy to provide medication reviews as well as accredited to provide immunisation services within pharmacy.


Qualifications

  • Master of Pharmacy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle
  • Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Board of Australia

Keywords

  • Interprofessional Learning
  • Pharmacy
  • Rural Health
  • Service Learning

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2017 -  Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy Accredited Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Community Pharmacist Various
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2019 DVC(A) Educator Innovation and Impact Award
The University of Newcastle
2018 Excellence in Health Professional Education
Flinders University and Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
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Publications

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


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Littlejohns SN, Ferns J, 'Adding value to the rural experience in student placements with community engagement', Australian Pharmacist, 35 24-24 (2016)
Co-authors Sonja Littlejohns

Conference (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Killey N, Ferns J, 'Realising the value of a student led service learning placement in challenging mental health stigma: This placement has changed me forever ', Brisbane, QLD (2019)
Co-authors Nicole Killey
2019 Little A, Ferns J, Edgar A, Grotowski M, De Silva L, Croker A, 'Putting the spotlight on clinical reasoning: Implications for facilitating interprofessional education', Canberra, ACT (2019)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Lani Desilva, Anne Croker
2019 Ferns J, Little A, Croker A, 'Do we mean what we say and say what we mean?: Exploring implications of terminology associated with interprofessional education and learning', Canberra, ACT (2019)
Co-authors Anne Croker, Alexandra Little
2018 Little AL, Ferns JL, 'Me, myself and us: Unpacking the origins of our own interprofessional perspectives to facilitate collaborative patient-centred care', Auckland, NZ (2018)
Co-authors Alexandra Little
2018 Ferns JL, Little AL, Smith AN, Croker AL, Brown LJ, 'Educating for collaborative healthcare opportunities (ECHO): Evolution on a rural landscape', Auckland, NZ (2018)
Co-authors Anne Croker, Alexandra Little, Leanne Brown, Tony Smith
2018 Ferns JL, Little AL, Croker AL, 'Me, myself and us: Unpacking the origins of our own interprofessional perspectives to facilitate collaborative patient-centred care', Hobart, TAS (2018)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Anne Croker
2018 Little AL, Ferns JL, Croker AL, Brown LJ, 'Educating for collaborative healthcare opportunities (ECHO): Ideas for a sustainable model', Hobart, TAS (2018)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Anne Croker, Alexandra Little
2018 De Silva LK, Cooper E, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Little AL, Ferns JL, 'Preparing for the interprofessional landscape: a program facilitating collaboration between physiotherapy and radiography students', Darwin, NT (2018)
Co-authors Emma Cooper, Leanne Brown, Lani Desilva, Luke Wakely, Alexandra Little, Tony Smith
2018 Plunkett BM, Robinson A, Brown L, Pretty J, Ferns J, 'Creating new opportunities for student placement and enhancing patient care through the establishment of a rural dietetic service learning clinic (DSLC)', Sydney (2018)
Co-authors Amy Robinson, Leanne Brown
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $8,406

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Highlighted grants and funding

"Knots to know?": Making visible, untangling and exploring tensions associated with different pedagogical approaches to interprofessional education for healthcare students$5,000

Funding body: the Educator Network (tEN)

Funding body the Educator Network (tEN)
Project Team

Mrs Alexandra Little, Mrs Anna Edgar, Mrs Jane Ferns, Dr Miriam Grotowski, Ms Lani De Silva , Dr Anne Croker

Scheme Teaching and Innovation Investment Scheme (TI2)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Escaping the lecture theatre: a team effort$3,406

Funding body: the Educator Network (tEN)

Funding body the Educator Network (tEN)
Project Team

Mrs Jane Ferns, Mrs Natasha Hawkins, Mrs Kerrie Wisely, Ms Jenny Norris, Mrs Alexandra Little, Ms Lani De Silva, Ms Lauren Cone

Scheme Teaching and Innovation Investment Scheme (TI2)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20192 grants / $8,406

"Knots to know?": Making visible, untangling and exploring tensions associated with different pedagogical approaches to interprofessional education for healthcare students$5,000

Funding body: the Educator Network (tEN)

Funding body the Educator Network (tEN)
Project Team

Mrs Alexandra Little, Mrs Anna Edgar, Mrs Jane Ferns, Dr Miriam Grotowski, Ms Lani De Silva , Dr Anne Croker

Scheme Teaching and Innovation Investment Scheme (TI2)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Escaping the lecture theatre: a team effort$3,406

Funding body: the Educator Network (tEN)

Funding body the Educator Network (tEN)
Project Team

Mrs Jane Ferns, Mrs Natasha Hawkins, Mrs Kerrie Wisely, Ms Jenny Norris, Mrs Alexandra Little, Ms Lani De Silva, Ms Lauren Cone

Scheme Teaching and Innovation Investment Scheme (TI2)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Mrs Jane Ferns

Position

Lecturer
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email jane.ferns@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 1900
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