Congratulations to our newest Associate Fellow, Narelle Dalwood!
Narelle Dalwood is a physiotherapist, senior lecturer, researcher and Neurology team lead in the physiotherapy department at Monash University. Narelle has combined her educator and clinician roles for many years and strongly believes that excellence in patient care relies on excellent training of our ‘future colleagues’, otherwise known as students! Her key focus is on assisting students to successfully manage the challenging transition from the academic to the clinical environment. To this end she has developed and co-ordinates a peer simulation program which runs in nine units throughout the two physiotherapy courses at Monash University.
Narelle is committed to establishing and providing the best available evidence to support the use of peer simulation as an innovative, sustainable educational approach. She recently published a systematic review investigating peer simulation in health care professional education in the journal Medical Education. She is currently investigating culturally and linguistically diverse students’ perceptions of peer simulation and has also compared online and face to face delivery of the program. In recognition of the success and impact of the peer simulation program she was awarded the Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s citation for outstanding contribution to student learning in 2018. She is also a member of a small national team of content experts that work for the Australian Physiotherapy Council, Exam Writing Panel. In addition, Narelle is a reviewer for a number of international journals, including FoHPE.
‘I have been a member of ANZAHPE since 2018 and really enjoy the supportive, collaborative and collegiate atmosphere that permeates the organisation and its events. Being a member is a wonderful way to stay connected with colleagues, engage in professional development, and work with a community of practice committed to excellence and scholarship in health professional education. As an Associate Fellow I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the work of this invaluable organisation’.