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  • 31 Jul 2020 2:35 PM | Megan Anakin (Administrator)

    The latest issue of Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE), 2020 has been released - find the latest issue and previous issues here.

    FoHPE is moving to Open Access! 

    We are excited to announce that the journal is moving to Open Access publishing.  This is a true benefit to ANZAHPE members as it allows you to maximise the visibility of your research with no change from our current publishing model.

    What does Open Access mean?

    Open Access  means free, unrestricted online access to research outputs such as journal articles and books. Open Access content is open to all, with no access fees.

    What does Open Access mean to ANZAHPE members?

    If you submit your manuscript to FoHPE and it is accepted, once your article is published, it will be available for anyone to read free of charge.

    Is there any change in cost to publish in FoHPE, now that it is Open Access?

    No there is no change to the current submission/publication process, which remains as follows:

    • There is no fee associated with the submission and peer review process.
    •  If any of the authors are current financial members of ANZAHPE there will be no fee to publish
    • If none of the authors is a current financial member of ANZHAPE they have the option of becoming a member (AU$285) or a fee of AU$500 will be applied.

    We will announce when the switch to Open Access will be active, so in the meantime start thinking of submitting your next paper to FoHPE.

    If you would like to know more about Open Access have a look at the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group website. 

    What else is new at FoHPE?

    Led by Professor Liz Molloy, a new series called, “Focus on Methodology” is now underway.  See Volume 21.2, 2020Volume 21.1, 2020, and Volume 20.3, 2019 for featured papers in this exciting new series. At this stage, articles in this format are by invitation only but at a future date will be open to general submissions. Following on from Margaret Bearman’s inaugural paper on semi-structured interview questions in issue 20.3, issue 21.1 features Sarah Burm and Anna MacLeod’s focus on sociomaterialism. In issue 21.2, Robyn Woodward-Kron focuses on discourse analysis.  

    FoHPE accepts a range of manuscript types, including original research, reviews, innovative teaching and learning projects, short reports, discussion papers and letters to the editor. Details on all submission categories and guidelines are here

    Tips to help your research and your article be discovered quickly, across a broad audience and by the right people.

    1)     Publish in FoHPE, which gives you the benefits of Open Access as part of your ANZAHPE membership.

    2)     Throughout the writing process, keep going back to the main aim of your paper. Doing this as you write helps you stay focused on the main message you want to convey to the reader.

    3)     Think of 3-5 points that are the highlights of your research that you can incorporate into your abstract.

    4)     When you are finalising your paper, pay special attention to the title.  A descriptive but “catchy” title that is appropriate to your paper’s content will be noticed and create more interest.

    5)     Carefully choose your keywords in this same manner. They should be descriptive and specific.

    6)     Read the author guidelines and ensure your manuscript meets the requirements – see FoHPE’s author guidelines here.

    FoHPE writing workshop is moving online.

    The writing workshop, which is normally run by the FoHPE editorial board at the annual conference, will be moved on-line as part of the ANZAHPE 2020 Professional Development Program.  Registrations will open soon. See ANZAHPE Online for more details. 

    Want to improve your writing?  Sign up to be a Reviewer.

    FoHPE also provides the opportunity for writers to improve their writing and their critical appraisal skills through participating in the peer review process. Reviewers are the foundation of the peer review system. They generously provide their time and expertise to give back to the academic community and help maintain the dissemination of impactful Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) outcomes and innovations. Being a journal reviewer is also a great addition to your CV.  Register as a reviewer here

    Please remember to update your reviewing interests – this greatly assists FoHPE associate editors when they assign reviewers to manuscripts. Please remember to check that your profile on FoHPE site includes your reviewing interests here.

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    Interested in joining the FoHPE Editorial Board?

    The FoHPE Editorial Board is looking for new associate editors to join our collegial group of health professional education researchers. The Editorial Board acts as an advisory body to the Editor and ANZAHPE Committee of Management on the editorial policy of the journal and coordinates peer-reviews of journal articles, among other tasks. More information about the work of the Editorial Board is here.

     If you’re interested in joining the Editorial Board, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your expression of interest to the current editor, A/Prof Karen Scott:

  • 31 Jul 2020 2:23 PM | Megan Anakin (Administrator)

    The AIPPEN Steering Committee met June 5, 2020 and continues to meet quarterly.

    Key agenda items at our June meeting were

    • Group communication. A Slack group has now been set up for communication amongst interprofessional enthusiasts in AIPPEN (n=50 at last check).
    • The IPE & ICP resources repository: Margo Brewer reported 23 resources and 7 journal articles have been accepted for sharing through the NEXUS repository.
    • Education: Opportunities for collaboration in the absence of the 2020 ANZAHPE conference discussed. Educational webinar opportunities and priorities were discussed.
    • SIF project: The first phase of this project is now complete. The potential for ongoing IPE leadership or new activities as a collaboration between ANZHPE and AIPPEN was discussed.
    • IPE within the constraints of social distancing: A sharing of perspectives on how different settings were adapting (or postponing) their interprofessional programs in alignment with changing policy directives.

    Want to get involved? To join the AIPPEN mailing list, please email  here


    Fiona Kent

  • 31 Jul 2020 2:03 PM | Megan Anakin (Administrator)

    We hope you’ve been enjoying the functionality and aesthetics of the new website in this first half of 2020. While in-person meetings aren’t currently feasible, we must make the most of the digital possibilities.

    One key feature of our website is the ability for members to make contact with any of our ANZAHPE colleagues, direct from the website. Simply head to the member search, view the profile of the person you want to contact, and click the “send message” button to open up the message window. 

    Even if you don’t need to connect immediately, a huge benefit is the ability view other members’ profiles to find out more about their scholarly interests and areas of expertise. We also have a public list of ANZAHPE Fellows and Associate Fellows.

    Of course, all of this works better when everyone has a complete profile: to see what’s on your own profile, you’ll need to login in. Then, click onto the member icon in the top right hand corner, and choose “View Profile”. You can edit what is there by clicking on the “Edit Profile” button: while all your contact details appear on this page, what others see depends if they are logged in, or not. The public will only see your institution, state, country, and scholarly interests, while logged in members will also be able to see your biography, your email address, your phone number, and send you messages.

    If you are keen for more mobile networking opportunities, you can also download our app, which we have launched to support the ANZAHPE Online Professional Development Program. All the session details are available via the app, with registrations for future sessions opening soon. The app also allows for easy communication – just go to the “Attendees” page to see who else has logged in. We will be using the app during the coming sessions to manage participant questions. You can check it out via your web browser, or download it from your Android or Apple app store. Once you have installed the app, simply search for “ANZAHPE Online”.

    Finally, thanks for your understanding and patience as we have moved various aspects of the ANZAHPE programme online. I’m very pleased that we have been able to harness current technologies for the launch of the Professional Development series, as well as running the 2020 AGM via Zoom on Tuesday 14 July. It has also been great to be able to launch the Ways of Seeing in Healthcare exhibition on our website. If you have a few minutes, please do check out the exhibition booklet, curated by A/Prof Gabrielle Brand. We are always keen to hear from members and increase member contributions (on the website and elsewhere!), so if you have ideas or feedback, please let us know.

    Dr Joanna Tai
    Outgoing Digital Communications Portfolio

  • 29 Jul 2020 3:08 PM | Jill Romeo (Administrator)

    At the wonderful launch of the 2020 ANZAHPE ONLINE program, Professor Gary Rogers FANZAHPE, outgoing Chair of the ANZAHPE Fellowship Scheme, welcomed our new Fellows and Associate Fellows for 2019/2020 to the Fellowship community, and introduced myself as the newly appointed Chair of the Fellowship Scheme. I am honoured to receive the support of the ANZHAPE Committee of Management to take up this role. On behalf of the fellowship scheme membership I congratulate Gary for his contribution as the inaugural Chair and instigator of the Fellowship Scheme. We are delighted that Gary will continue to contribute as a member of the Fellowship Committee. I am guided by Gary’s vision for the Fellowship Scheme as means for recognition of health professional education (HPE) as a professional discipline and career path, as well as a means of hosting an interactive community of mentors able to foster the growth of individuals in the discipline of HPE.  

    A big thank you to the 20 Fellows and Associate Fellows who volunteered to facilitate the successful Launch event online breakout groups which explored ways in which ANZAHPE can support professional development for its members. This was a collaboration with the ANZAHPE 2020 organising group and Joy Rudland, as the lead for professional development on the ANZAHPE Committee of Management. The many good suggestions that came from these discussion have been collated and will provide a basis for ongoing planning by the newly formed professional development group. As part of this group, and Chair of the Fellowship Committee, I was interested to see a desire for a more formal mentorship program. This will be a task to focus on, so I will keep you updated. 

    Lastly, can I encourage ANZAHPE members to apply for Associate Fellowship or Fellowship. Details can be found here.

    Best wishes,
    Julie Ash, FANZAHPE

  • 29 Jul 2020 2:33 PM | Jill Romeo (Administrator)

    LIME Connection VIII –  Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous Health Education

    The eighth biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network LIME Connection was held in Õtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2019. The event was hosted by The University of Otago Christchurch. The theme Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous Health Education was developed by host university representatives Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama and Ms Tania Huria, who sought the support of Te Marino Lenihan (Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngati Huirapa, Ngait Huikai).

    Check out the Best Practice Approaches to Supporting Indigenous Health Academics in Medical Schools LIME Connection VIII reportHighlights video, and Keynote and panel presentations  Slice of LIME Seminars

    The LIME Network Reference Group have developed best practice approaches to support Indigenous Health Academics in medical schools. This document draws primarily on the Australian Medical Council Standards for Accreditation and principles from CDAMS

     Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework. It aims to provide guidance around best practice for Indigenous academics and their supervisors and could be utilised in annual performance reviews or other discussions about roles and responsibilities. 

    Download the Best Practices Approaches to Supporting Indigenous Health Academics in Medical Schools

    Join our Network and get our Latest Newsletter

    Becoming a member of the LIME Network will mean that you can keep in touch with what we are doing and have access to our latest resources and publications. We will let you know about upcoming LIME Connection Conferences and you will also receive our Newsletters three times per year.

  • 29 Jul 2020 12:47 PM | Jill Romeo (Administrator)

    Dr Keri Moore, PhD is the Founding Director of Moore Clinical Education Specialist Consultants and Researchers, and the lead of the ANZAHPE SIG – Clinical Education. A registered osteopath for 21 years, Keri has qualifications in Clinical Education and Applied Law, and is a member of TEQSA Register of Experts.

    Keri’s main interests are in the quality of clinical education offered by allied health programs, Duty of Care in Clinical Supervision and the assessment of clinical skills in workplace-based learning. She has been instrumental in the preparation of clinical educators in Australian university programs at RMIT, UNSW, and SCU.

    A member since 2006 her fellowship supports ANZAHPE’s focus on the education and training of health professionals.

  • 28 Jul 2020 5:05 PM | Jill Romeo (Administrator)

    The recent election saw Jo Bishop and Anna Vnuk join the ANZAHPE Committee of Management (CoM).

    Welcome Jo and Anna!  

    Jo Bishop

    Jo's current role as Associate Dean of student Affairs and Service quality and Curriculum lead for the Bond Medical Program enables her to work with key stakeholders within the tertiary and health service sector. 

    Anna Vnuk

    Anna has been attending ANZAHPE conferences for over 20 years.  She has a passion for and strong interest in quality health professional education which is reflected in her career.

    See the all ANZAHPE CoM members here

  • 28 Jul 2020 4:51 PM | Jill Romeo (Administrator)

    This award honours an outstanding individual or team that demonstrates excellence in innovative and research informed education for students from health professions to support excellence in the delivery of patient-centred health care.

    The award is peer recognition for an outstanding individual or team that advances Health Professional Education in Australia or New Zealand.

    2020 Award recipient: Roma Forbes

    Further details

  • 28 Jul 2020 4:36 PM | Jill Romeo (Administrator)

    ANZAHPE Honorary Membership is a prestigious category of membership which recognises exceptional, sustained contributions and loyalty to ANZAHPE over a long period of time.

    It is granted to those who have enhanced ANZAHPE by their special qualities, their continuing interest in the association and by the excellence of their reputation in their field of health professional education.

    In 2020 we are delighted to announce ANZAHPE Honorary Membership is awarded to:

    Professor Gary Rogers

    Listing of ANZAHPE Honorary members

    Further information on Honorary Membership 

    Available Here

  • 28 Jul 2020 4:33 PM | Jill Romeo (Administrator)

    ANZAHPE congratulates the following winners of ANZAHPE Student Prizes in 2020. Many outstanding applications were received and the recipients listed below are just a small sample of the fantastic amount of research being completed in health professional education in Australia & New Zealand.


    Nikola Fraser  (University of Otago)

    Project title:  "Student direction:  Creating videos to orient the surgical environment."


    Ruyi Tong  (Curtin University)

    Project title:  "Final year pre-licensure health professional perceptions of interprofessional identity following participation in clinical placements."


    This prize was not awarded in 2020


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