Researcher

Dr Lois Diane Meyer

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Research Interests:

Lois Meyer is Senior Research Fellow, Postgraduate Learning and Teaching within the School.  She undertakes strategic curriculum development and instructional design across the Master of Public Health, the Master of Health Management and the Master of International Public Health.  She also seeks to develop a strong emphasis on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) across the postgraduate programs.  Lois teaches in the...view more

Research Interests:

Lois Meyer is Senior Research Fellow, Postgraduate Learning and Teaching within the School.  She undertakes strategic curriculum development and instructional design across the Master of Public Health, the Master of Health Management and the Master of International Public Health.  She also seeks to develop a strong emphasis on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) across the postgraduate programs.  Lois teaches in the Master of Health Management in the area of health leadership and workforce management and has a strong research interest in tracing the learning and career trajectories of our postgraduate students and the implications of their postgraduate studies for strengthening capacity in health organisations. Her background is in health professional educational and workplace learning with an emphasis on Human Resource Development and workforce capacity. Her areas of principal research interests are in curriculum design, professional education and workplace learning in the areas of public health and health management within local and international contexts.  The research focus of her PhD was investigating the learning and professional identity transition of health practitioners undertaking a work-based professional doctorate in public health.  Her current research focuses on learning and career trajectories of health professionals moving through postgraduate qualifications drawing on qualitative lifecourse research methods.  Her research contributes to the broader field of scholarship of learning and teaching in higher education contexts and the implications for strenthening health systems locally and internationally.

 

Broad Research Areas:
Population Health, Organisational Learning, Health Leadership, Health Services Research, Curriculum and Health Professional Education, Learning and Evaluation

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member, Public Health Association of Australia; Member, International Association for Practice Doctorates; Member, Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia; Member, The Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE); Co-representative from UNSW on Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia. 

Specific Research Keywords:
Curriculum Design, Educational Research, Human Resource Development, Health Leadership, Workforce Development


My Grants

2019 - 2020

PLuS Alliance Fellowship

Educational and Pedagogical Research - Global health theme related to the Bachelor of International Public Health

Dr Lois Meyer

$20,000

 

2017-2018

UNSW Scientia Education Innovation Fund

Designing, piloting and evaluating a process for formative peer-review of teaching

Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya, Dr Lois Meyer, Dr Reema Harrison, Dr Patrick Rawstorne, Dr Husna Razee

$45,000

 

2017-2019

CRC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Lowitja Institute

Career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals

Dr Sally Nathan, Associate Professor Ilse Blignault, Sally Nathan, Telphia-Leanne Joseph, Dr. Lois Meyer

$254,351

 

2014

UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant

Developing Evidence-Informed Academic Practice (DEAP): Integrated Modules for Postgraduate Coursework Students

Dr Lois Meyer, Gwyn Jones, Dr Joanne Travaglia, Dr Anita Heywood, Dr Lesley Halliday, Xanthe Lawson, Dr Patrick Rawstone

$24,086.00

 

2014

UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant

Developing Academic Excellence in Student Feedback Capabilities Standards and Outcomes in the Tutors in the School of Public health and Community Medicine

Dr Lesley Halliday, Dr Joanne Travaglia,  Dr Lois Meyer, Xanthe Lawson, Associate Professor Ros Poulos 

$25,000.00

 

2011

UNSW Strategic Learning and Teaching Development Grant

A systematic assessment review: An initiative to enhance coherence and curriculum quality across Postgraduate Public Health and Health Management programs

Dr Lois Meyer,Alan Hodgkinson, Sonal Bhalla

$24,462.44

 

2008-2012

AusAID

Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub in the University of New South Wales

Professor Anthony Zwi, Associate Professor Rohan Jayasuriya, Associate Professor Anna Whelan, Dr Lois Meyer, Mr Alan Hodgkinson, Professor Daniel Tarantola

$6.2 million

 

2008-2009

UNSW Strategic Learning and Teaching Grant

Embedding Graduate Attributes and Scenario Based Learning in SPHCM Postgraduate Programs

Dr Lois Meyer, Sophie di Corpo and Sonal Bhalla

$120,000

 

2008

Australian Network of Academic Public Health Institutions

National Mentoring and Coaching Scheme for New and Emerging Public Health Academics

Dr Peter Harris, Dr Lois Meyer, Alan Hodgkinson, Associate Professor Anna Whelan, Sophie di Corpo

$45,000

 

2007-2008

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Evaluation of assessment methods and training related to curricula for postgraduate training in diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology

Dr Peter Harris, Leah Bloomfield, Associate Professor Chris Hughes, Dr. Chinthaka Balasooriy, Dr. Lois Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


My Qualifications

 PhD  School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine , University of New South Wales, Sydney

 MEd  Faculty of Adult Education, University of Technology, Sydney

 BA (Hons)  University of New South Wales, Sydney


My Awards

1. Award for Teaching Excellence 2018 - UNSW Medicine

2. Alan Hodgkinson prize for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching 2018 - UNSW Medicine

3. Finalist in Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research - Lead nominee Lois Meyer (with Raina MacIntyre, Siranda Torvaldsen, Holly Seale) 2018

4. Award for Teaching Excellence 2011 - UNSW Medicine

5. Award for Innovation in Learning & Teaching: Lois Meyer ( with Lisa Jackson-Pulver, SallyFitzpatrick) 2010 - UNSW Medicine

 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Health professional education,  Workforce development, Career trajectories, Organisational learning, Longitudinal qualitative research, Health leadership

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Location

Room 319
Level 3 Samuels Building
University of New South Wales, Sydney

Contact

9385 9321