Current graduate research

MCSHE oversees the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) education portfolio of the FMNHS.  We have over 30 PhD students currently doing HPER projects across the education portfolio and other schools and departments of the Faculty (e.g. School of Nursing & Midwifery etc.).  What follows are some examples of HPER PhD projects for students with MCSHE as their primary affiliation.

MCSHE PhD projects

PhD candidate: Charlotte Denniston

Charlotte is a recipient of an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship and her PhD research is investigating:‘What is important to learn in healthcare communication?’ Her research explores what constitutes effective communication in healthcare from the perspective of the patient, practitioner and the researcher. The aim is to develop pragmatic implications for high quality educational research and healthcare communication practice. She has completed three phases of her research so far, including: 1) Systematic Literature Review and Qualitative Synthesis, 2) Health Professional Interview Study, and 3) Patient Questionnaire Study. Charlotte’s supervisors are Professor Elizabeth Molloy, Professor Charlotte Rees and Professor Jenny Keating.