Christy’s role is to lead the design, delivery and evaluation for clinical learning opportunities informed by best medical education evidence and scholarly practices across the MD program.

Researcher links

My research focus is on understanding and enriching practice-based learning (especially in clinical settings) with an interest in workplace pedagogic practices including feedback and clinical supervision.  

Current projects

  • Enriching medical trainees' learning through practice: towards a focus on patient-inclusive learning 
  • Safe learning environments for rural GP trainees: understanding the relationship between emotions, psychological safety and feedback
  • Enhancing feedback literacy in the workplace:  a learner-centred approach 
  • Reimagining and reconstituting training for rural general practice in changing landscape


Researcher biography

Christy is registered pharmacist with more than 17 years' experience as a clinical educator and educational researcher, in both academic and clinical settings. Her clinical education experiences have been underpinned by my formal postgraduate qualifications, Master of Education (Clinical Education) and Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy Education). Her Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland, 2014) examined pharmacy curriculum and its influence on professional identity formation. This research has served as a platform for an ongoing research program in workplace learning in medical and health professional education, which has been recognised internationally.