Education Research Projects

Setting the agenda for Educational research at Monash

Improvements in educational quality are driven by excellent and impactful educational scholarship and research done both strategically and collaboratively. The project draws on qualitative and quantitative survey data gathered across the University to scope out, refine and identify a set of education research priorities.It aims to inform a University-wide education research strategy, drive cross-faculty collaboration and build educational quality and impact. The work is a collaboration between the Monash Education Academy and the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE).

Project team

  • Professor Charlotte Rees
  • Associate Professor Claire Palermo
  • Professor Allie Clemans
  • Dr Tammie Choi
  • Dr Joy Whitton
  • Dr Mahbub Sarkar

Inter-Faculty Grants for 2019-2020

Facilitating medication safety through work integrated learning

Lead: Dr Fiona Kent

Faculties/departments involved:

  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

This project will develop learning resources to support workshops for students from across medicine, nursing and pharmacy to engage inter-professionally. The intervention will be evaluated and students' collaboration will be monitored after their learning. While this project relates to specifically to the health sciences, it will use this project to develop a framework for supporting interprofessional learning which will be targetted and accessible to the wider University.

Development of module to orient online students to learning at Monash University

Lead: A/Prof Matthew Mundy

Faculties/departments involved:

  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Hargrave Andrew Library

This project will develop a module which will be accessible to online learners from any faculty, now and into the future. The aim is to create a platform to instil a sense of the Monash community for students studying online who may have limited or no access to a physical campus. It will provide a 'one-stop shop' and gather current resources that currently support learning at Monash, highlight initiatives at Monash that support employability and develop new resources to support students' to maintain their personal wellbeing as they balance online learning with other parts of their lives.

Engendering and Enacting Empathy

Lead: Dr Sarah Rotstein

Faculties/departments involved:

  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

This project will develop five modules in which students will engage with the concept of empathy, learn to cultivate it within themselves and develop the skills to communicate empathy to others. These will include core modules on empathy and specific ones relating to cultural and linguistic diversity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and mental illness.The project will develop the modules and develop associated training materials for academics wishing to use these modules in future. It will conduct research into the concept of patient perceived empathy on which some of the modules will be built.