Professor Charlotte Rees
Charlotte is the Dean of Research in the College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education at Murdoch University, previously the Director of Curriculum (Medicine) and the inaugural Director of MCSHE. Prior to that, she was Professor of Education Research and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland (2010-2015) and was the Founding Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC: 2011-2015). She was previously Associate Professor of Medical Education at Sydney Medical School (2007-2010), and Senior Lecturer and Lecturer of Clinical Education at the newly created Peninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter (2002-2007). At Peninsula, she was the Founding Academic Lead for Human Sciences, Communication Skills and Professionalism for the new MBBS curriculum. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. She has over 15 years’ experience as a health professions education researcher including extensive experience as principal and co-investigator for numerous externally funded projects (e.g. NHS Education for Scotland, General Medical Council, Higher Education Academy, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges). She has led a 10-year programme of research on healthcare professionalism and her co-authored book, titled ‘Healthcare professionalism: Improving practice through reflections on workplace dilemmas, was published by Wiley-Blackwell in April 2017. She has over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, over 100 conference presentations, and was 1 of 4 medical educators at Dundee returned for REF2014 (the UK equivalent of Australia’s ERA). She was Deputy Editor for Medical Education (2008-2016), is Associate Editor for Advances in Health Sciences Education (2014-2017) and was the only medical education researcher on the REF2014 sub-panel for education. She has supervised over 20 research students (Honours, Masters and PhD) to timely completion.