Miss Kate Dundas

Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health (Health Behaviour Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Kate Dundas (MN; MCN) has worked at the university since 1997 in various academic capacities and roles initially within the School of Nursing and in the School of Medicine and Public Health since 2008, developing and teaching innovative curriculum across Allied Health, Education and Medicine in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Ms Dundas’ background as a clinician was in critical care before moving into staff and student clinical education within Hunter New England Health and conjointly with the University during the 1990's. Concurrently as part of her role she set up medical facilities for the Singleton Safehaven assisting Kosovar refugees during 1999. This rolled into similar positions for the Department of Immigration at Curtin and Woomera Immigration and Reception Processing Centres looking after the health needs of thousands of refugees between late 1999 and 2002. Upon returning to Newcastle in 2002 she managed and evaluated the heart failure arm of the Chronic Disease Management Project rolled out across Hunter New England Health and concurrently worked in general practice til 2005 managing child and women's health as well as chronic diseases; specifically, diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease.

Teaching Expertise

Current course coordination in undergraduate health and education programs:

Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion ('PUBH1080')

Strategies for Health Behaviour Change in the Community (PUBH2060)

These undergraduate public health courses and beautiful insights into studies of public health encompassing population health and health promotion. Other responsibilities include facilitation of public health modules within other undergraduate education courses (PUBH1020 and PUBH1030).

Current course coordination in Master of Public Health program:

Foundations of Health Promotion (HPRO6715)

Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (HPRO6900)

These postgraduate courses provide an introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion right through to planning and evaluation for quality health policy, research and practice.

Module Facilitation Master of Public Health Courses:

Introduction to Public Health - PUBH6300:

  • Module 3 (Ethics in Public Health Practice)
  • Module 12 (Comparative Global Health Systems)

Chronic Disease and Injury Control - PUBH6301

  • Module 8 (Diabetes Control)

In addition to these roles, Ms Dundas facilitates small groups of students completing their Health Equity Selective (MEDI3014) as part of the Bachelor of Medicine. She is also part of the development of the new Bachelor of Public and Community Health (BPCH) due to roll out in 2020. The BPCH program has been selected as the Faculty “prototype” for the NeW Education Framework. Ms Dundas is passionate about helping all students (and professionals) who want to become educated citizens, understand the true meaning of public health and it's scope within communities beyond the health sector. Ms Dundas is undertaking a PhD with the SMPH thesis titled “Teaching public health in Australia”.

Conference presentations

  • Kate Dundas, Vibeke Hansen, Sue Outram, Erica L James. A “light bulb moment” in understanding public health: Evaluation of the ‘This is Public Health’ photo essay and reflective task by undergraduate students. CAPHIA TEACHING AND LEARNING FORUM (2017)
  • Kate Dundas, Vibeke Hansen, Sue Outram, Erica L James . A 'light bulb moment' in understanding public health: Evaluation of the 'This is Public Health’ photo essay and reflective task by undergraduate students. World Congress on Public Health 2017 Digital Poster.
  • Kate Dundas Sue Outram Erica James Kathleen Butler Natalie Johnson Dianne Kirby. A Workshop to Increase The Capacity Of Health Professional Educators To Prevent And Manage Incivility And ‘Sticky Moments’ In Tertiary Learning (2015) ANZAPHE / AMEA (Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) and the Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Workshop Newcastle
  • Sam Erevbenagie Usadolo & Dundas, Kate (2015) Some Challenges of Public Health Communication as an HIV/AID Intervention (Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) and the Australasian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Workshop Newcastle
  • Kate Dundas, Erica James, Sue Outram and Natalie JohnsonSchool of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, NSW Preventing and managing incivility in tertiary learning spaces:a five step approach for academics teaching public health in Australian Universities CAPHIA TEACHING AND LEARNING FORUM (2014)
  • Outram S, Dundas K.  An Invitation to Join the “This is Public Health Sticker Campaign”. ANZAHPE 11. Alice Springs, July 2011.
  • Dundas, K Engaging Undergraduate Students in Public Health: Use of WEB 2.0 Technologies and E Infrastructure in Fostering Educated Citizens and Public Health Leaders
  • All Together Better Health 5 Conference, Manly, February 2010
  • Dundas, K 'This is Public Health' Sticker Campaign. All Together Better Health 5 Conference, Manly, February 2010
  • Dundas, K  ‘This is public health campaign’. The University of Western Australia, October 2009
  • Dundas, K . Using WEB 2.0 Technologies in Fostering Educated Citizens in Public Health. The University of Western Australia, October 2009
  • Outram S, Dundas K.  This is public health campaign. ANAPHI teaching and learning conference, Canberra, August 2009.
  • Outram S, Dundas K.  Engaging health professional students in a multidisciplinary core public health course: Who has the answer? ANAPHI teaching and learning conference, Canberra, October 2008.


Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Health Science (Nursing), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Advanced Practice), University of Newcastle

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
30/01/2008 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
30/01/2001 - 30/01/2002 Chronic Disease Management Project Cardiac Liaison Hunter Area Health Service
Australia
30/11/1999 - 1/01/2001 Clinic Manager Curtin and Woomera IRPC Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs
Health Immigration Processing and Reception
30/01/1995 - 30/11/2006 Clinical Nurse Specialist

High Dependency Cardiac and Surgery

Hunter Area Health Service
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
30/01/2003 - 30/06/2007 Associate Lecturer Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
30/11/1996 - 30/11/1999 Hospital Educator Hunter Area Health Service
Australia

Awards

Teaching Award

Year Award
2015 Public Health Teaching Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching
Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia
2012 Faculty Teaching and Learning Excellence Award
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2009 ‘This is public health campaign’
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Publications

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


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Dundas KJ, Hansen V, Outram S, James EL, 'A "Light Bulb Moment" in Understanding Public Health for Undergraduate Students: Evaluation of the Experiential "This Is Public Health" Photo Essay Task', FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH, 5 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00116
Co-authors Sue Outram, Erica James
2014 Outram S, Dundas K, Johnson NA, 'The educated citizen: A case study and guide for teaching public health to undergraduates in Australian universities.', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, 15 32-40 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Sue Outram, Natalie Johnson
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $30,000

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20122 grants / $20,000

An e-learning video resource to assist academics to manage challenges which arise when teaching about social disadvantage. $10,000

Funding body: Learning Development | The Centre for Teaching and Learning | University of Newcastle

Funding body Learning Development | The Centre for Teaching and Learning | University of Newcastle
Project Team

Outram S, Dundas K, Butler K, Buchman A

Scheme Teaching and Learning
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Peer Review of Indigenisation of UoN Curricula$10,000

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

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

Butler K, Outram S, Dundas K

Scheme Teaching and Learning Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20111 grants / $10,000

Enhancing the capacity of academic staff to teach about disadvantaged and minority groups$10,000

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

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

Outram S, Gilligan C, Levett-Jones T, O’Toole G, Butler K, Dundas K

Scheme Teaching and Learning Project Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Projects

This is Public Health Campaign 2008 - 2018

The This is Public Health (TIPH) campaign was created by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to brand public health and raise awareness of how public health affects individuals, families, communities, and populations. The simple statement – This is Public Health - has proven to be a powerful tool in raising awareness about and support for public health efforts. The University of Newcastle joined the campaign in 2008 operationalising this across multiple allied health and education degrees.


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Miss Kate Dundas

Position

Lecturer
Discipline of Health Behaviour Sciences
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Health Behaviour Sciences

Contact Details

Email kate.dundas@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40420547
Fax (02) 40420044

Office

Room Level 4
Building HMRI Building John Hunter Hospital CAMPUS
Location Other

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