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Dr Lois Diane Meyer

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Lois Meyer is Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework) in the Faculty of Medicine and Senior Research Fellow, Education and Development within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.  As Associate Dean in the Faculty her role is strategic oversight of the quality and relevance of the postgraduate programs for meeting the needs of graduates and the health sector. Within the School of Public Health and Community...view more

Research Interests:

Lois Meyer is Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework) in the Faculty of Medicine and Senior Research Fellow, Education and Development within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.  As Associate Dean in the Faculty her role is strategic oversight of the quality and relevance of the postgraduate programs for meeting the needs of graduates and the health sector. Within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine  Lois has a leadership role in curriculum design, development and mentoring academic peers in course design and and pedagogical methods. Lois teaches in the Master of Health Leadership and Management in the area of health leadership and workforce management and draws on inquiry based methods in online and face to face modes to foster clinicians in developing their health leadership capacities for lifelong learning. 

Lois is recognised as having expertise in curriculum design and has forged a number of innovative programs within the School and university: She led the educational design of the the first professional doctorate at UNSW, the Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) which commenced in 2009 and now has over thirty five candidates doing embedded research in Australian and international health service organisations.   Lois also led the design and development, and was the inaugural Director, of the first PLuS Alliance degree offered at UNSW, the Bachelor of International Health (BIPH)which commenced in 2018.  Her areas of principal research interests are in curriculum design, professional doctorates and professional health education and workplace learning in 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 undergraduate and 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 strengthening health systems locally and internationally.  Lois is an active member of the PLuS Alliance and is currently undertaking educational research between UNSW and Arizona State University focusing on the student experiences of engaging in the fully online BIPH and cross-institutional learning spaces.

 

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, International Association for Practice Doctorates; Member, Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia; Member, The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE); Member, Public Health Association of Australia; Member, The Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE); UNSW Co-representative on Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA); PLuS Alliance Fellow

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


My Grants

2020 - 2021

Accelerated Executive Education Program: HealtheCare

Harrison R, Le-Dao H & Meyer L

$78,029.50.

 

2020

Health@Business and UNSW Medicine Collaboration Seed Grant

Mapping Health Leadership Mentoring Relationships as a Diagnostic Tool to Support Change Management.

Dr Lois Meyer (Lead Investigator) with co-investigators: Dr Andrew Dhaenens from the School of Management, UNSW, Associate Professor Reema Harrison, (SPHCM) and Dr Maha Pervaz Iqbal (SPHCM).

$13,200.00

 

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

$6.6 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

$174,430


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. Outstanding Contribution to Teaching 2018 - SPHCM, UNSW Medicine

3. National Finalist: Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research - 2018  (Lois Meyer lead with Raina MacIntyre and Holly Seale)

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


Currently supervising

Camille Neyhouser DrPH (2015 - 2018) – Joint Primary Supervisor on DrPH Thesis: Building a Learning NGO by Design

Lynnette Hales DrPH (2016 - ) Joint Primary Supervisor on DrPH Thesis: Primary Health Care and Organisational Change

Kate Raymond DrPH (2016 - ) Joint Primary Supervisor on DrPH Thesis: Evaluating Health Policy in the Northern Territory

Sally Fitzpatrick DrPH (2016 - ) Joint Primary Supervisor on DrPH Thesis: Indigenous Health Outcomes from Postgraduate Education: A Longitudinal Study

Telphia Joseph  Scientia Indigenous PhD Candidate  (2019 -  ) Joint Primary Supervisor on PhD Thesis: Career Trajectories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers - Stories From the Field

Matthew Britland DrPH (2018 - ) Secondary Supervisor on DrPH Thesis: The role of the Medical Science Liaison in contributing to Quality Use of Medicines in Australia

My Teaching

Health leadership and workforce management in health services

Public health leadership 

International Indigenous health 

 

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Location

Room 322
Level 3 Samuels Building
University of New South Wales, Sydney

Contact

9385 9321