Seminar series

The MCSHE Seminar Series provides a platform for sharing innovative health professions education research. Seminars are held monthly, local and international educational researchers are invited to share their scholarly work. This series includes (at least) twice yearly methodological workshops. Through these seminars and workshops our aim is to improve the scholarship of health professions educational research in the Monash University FMNHS community. We welcome attendees to our Clayton campus, but also provide ZOOM video-conferencing for those who are unable to make it in person.

Upcoming seminars


Seminar: Medical radiation sciences students' experiences of professionalism dilemmas
Associate Professor Caroline Wright, Monash University
Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 1–2:30 pm

Seminar: Developing professional self-understanding through the study of ‘tensions’ in practice
Professor Amanda Berry, Monash University
Thursday, 12th March 2020, 12–1:30 pm

Workshop: Pictures worth a thousand words: How imagery can help communicate your research (more) effectively
Associate Professor Michelle Lazarus, Monash University
Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 1–4 pm

Seminar: Leading for social cohesion in a divided world
Associate Professor Jane Wilkinson, Monash University
Thursday, 14th May 2020, 1–2:30 pm

Seminar: Designing realist evaluations in health education
Workshop: A workshop on realist methodology
Professor Gill Westhorp, Charles Darwin University
Monday, 15th June 2020, 12:30–4 pm

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Recordings of past seminars

Dr. Kayley LyonsMonash University, 26th November 2019
Design-based research: Creating a research trajectory to tackle problems in health professions education - Coming soon

Assoc. Prof. Anna Ryan, University of Melbourne, 7th October 2019

Dr. Brian CoffeyRMIT, 19th September 2019

Prof. Karen Adams, Monash University, 17th July 2019

Dr Mahbub Sarkar, Monash University, 12th June 2019

Assoc. Prof Gabrielle Brand, Monash University, 15th May 2019

Prof. Dragan Ilic, Monash University, 16th April 2019

Dr Lisi Gordon, University of St Andrews, UK, 14th March 2019

Elizabeth Yuriev, Monash University, 18th February 2019

Dr Lara Varpio, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 5th July 2018
Tackling the Wicked Problems of Medical and Health Professions Education


Assoc. Prof. Claire Palermo, Monash University, 30th May 2018
Setting priorities for health science and health professions education research


Dr Christy Noble, Gold Coast University Hospital, 2nd May 2018
Learning through acute healthcare practice: lessons from pharmacists and doctors co-working


Dr Olivia King, Monash University, 12th March 2018