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Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and has been with CSU, Orange, since 2008 where she was the program leader for the Bachelor of Clinical Science and instituted problem based learning (PBL) in that course. She has worked in health professions education and evaluation at the University of Newcastle, University of Sydney, and School of Rural Health (USyd) prior to CSU. Her role at USyd encompassed leading the evaluation and of and contributing to curriculum development within the medical and dental programs over a number of years.

Sarah has worked as a curriculum, research and evaluation consultant, and was secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators 2007-2012. Her most recent role involved the evaluation of the Transform Online Learning initiative at CSU.

At Three Rivers, Sarah lead a team of clinical educators to facilitate positive and impactful rural placement experiences for students, as well as liaise with clinicians and health providers in the communities to support supervision, training, and workforce capacity in our region.

In the School of Rural Medicine at Charles Sturt Sarah is the PBL and ePortfolio coordinator, facilitates staff development in learning and teaching abd engages in research on rurality and the student experience.


Sarah has a doctorate in Educational Psychology and is a strong advocate for student-centred approaches to learning and teaching, reflective practice, and enjoys collaborating with others, actively fostering this wherever possible. She has consulted on the design and delivery of face to face and online PBL in a number of courses at CSU and has previously taught Research in Clinical Practice, Reflective Clinical Practice, Research Methods in the Clinical Sciences, and Research for Health Practice subjects across Physiotherapy and Clinical Science courses.

Sarah is experienced in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, having also designed and delivered subjects for the Masters of Medical Education at USyd. She has designed and delivered subjects both face to face and in online formats, and contributed to curriculum design and evaluation with dentistry at USyd and CSU.

Sarah's current role with the School of Rural Medicine is facilitating the curriculum transfer from WSU to CSU, contextualising curriculum, and supportiong staff and students in the implementation of the new curriculum. Sarah leads the coordination and delivery of PBL in Year 1 and has also guided the implementation and design of L&T activities using PebblePad.

Research Interests

Sarah’s research interests span rural health education and practice, self-regulated learning, problem based learning, curriculum design and evaluation, and the student experience.

Sarah adopts a socio-cultural lens in framing her research and is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis.

Current projects include:

  • Perceptions of rurality
  • Placement quality in rural health education
  • Co-designed student placements in health
  • Widening participation in student selection to medicine

Professional Information

  • Honorary Secretary, Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2007-2013
  • Public Officer, ANZAHPE 2013 - current
  • SARRAH Telehealth Community of Practice 2020-current
  • ARHEN working group to evaluate high quality rural and remote student placements 2020-current

Reviewer for:

  • European Journal of Dental Education 2007 - current
  • Computers and Education 2019-current
  • Medical Teacher 2008- current
  • Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2008-10
  • Focus on Health Professional Education 2009-current
  • Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2011- current
  • BMS Medical Education (open peer review process) 2011-current
  • Medical Journal of Australia 2013-current
  • Advances in Health Sciences Education 2018-current
  • Australian Journal of Rural Health 2019-current
  • BMJ Open 2020- current
  • Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 2018- current

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Psychology, Doctorate, The University of Sydney

Award Date: 30 Nov 2011

Psychology, B.Arts (Psychology) (Hons), 2001, University of Newcastle


External positions

Public Officer, Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Educators (ANZAHPE) Inc

01 Jul 2013 → …

Honorary Secretary, Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Educators (ANZAHPE) Inc

01 Jul 200731 Dec 2013

Subject keywords

  • PBL
  • Medical education
  • Evaluation
  • Student learning
  • Health professional education
  • Educational theory
  • Rural health


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