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Dr Lois Meyer

Faculty of Medicine
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Research Interests:

Lois Meyer is Senior Research Fellow, Postgraduate Learning and Teaching within the School.  She undertakes strategic curriculum development and instructional design across the Master of Public Health, the Master of Health Management and the Master of International Public Health.  She also seeks to develop a strong emphasis on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) across the postgraduate programs.  Lois teaches in the Master of Health Management in the area of health leadership and workforce management and has a strong research interest in tracing the learning and career trajectories of our postgraduate students and the implications of their postgraduate studies for strengthening capacity in health organisations. Her background is in health professional educational and workplace learning with an emphasis on Human Resource Development and workforce capacity. Her areas of principal research interests are in curriculum design, professional education and workplace learning in the areas of public health and health management within local and international contexts.  The research focus of her PhD was investigating the learning and professional identity transition of health practitioners undertaking a work-based professional doctorate in public health.  Her current research focuses on learning and career trajectories of health professionals moving through postgraduate qualifications drawing on qualitative lifecourse research methods.  Her research contributes to the broader field of scholarship of learning and teaching in higher education contexts and the implications for strenthening health systems locally and internationally.


Broad Research Areas:
Population Health, Organisational Learning, Health Leadership, Health Services Research, Curriculum and Health Professional Education, Learning and Evaluation

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member, Public Health Association of Australia; Member, International Association for Practice Doctorates; Member, Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia; Member, The Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE); Co-representative from UNSW on Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia. 

Specific Research Keywords:
Curriculum Design, Educational Research, Human Resource Development, Health Leadership, Workforce Development

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Field Of Research (FOR): 
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Public Health and Health Services
Higher Education
University role: 
Senior Research Fellow (UNSW)