Congratulations to Dr Svetlana King on her appointment as ANZAHPE Fellow.
About Dr Svetlana King
I am a Senior Lecturer in Health Professions Education at Flinders University. In the medical program, I lead the research education curriculum and coordinate the Learning Coach program – an initiative where medical students work individually with a coach who supports their development as a self-regulated learner and reflective practitioner throughout the four-year program. In the Prideaux Discipline of Clinical Education, I teach in the Master of Clinical Education, supervise HDR students, and undertake my own HPE research. I have an eclectic array of research interests, much of which is closely aligned to my teaching. In particular, I am interested in coaching, self-regulated learning and reflective practice, and also undertake research in faculty development. I am also a member of the Learning and Teaching Academy leadership team and am involved in providing faculty development to staff who are undertaking educational scholarship.
As a former high school teacher and newcomer to HPE, I was apprehensive about attending my first ANZAHPE conference in 2014, and anticipated that I would feel like an outsider. But the sense of community was palpable and the ‘flat structure’ of the organisation was evident. I felt an immediate sense of belonging to the ANZAHPE community and this is something that I have really appreciated during my career in HPE. To be recognised as a Fellow of ANZAHPE is an incredible honour. It further strengthens and formally recognises my place in this community, and I hope that I can support others who are engaging in HPE research and scholarship to also feel part of this community.