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Richard Hays

Professor of Medical Education (Dean of Medicine)
Medicine

Room 266, Medical Science 2 (MS2), Hobart CBD Campuses

+613 6226 4721 (phone)

Richard.Hays@utas.edu.au

Professor Hays, with qualifications in both clinical medicine and medical education, has a strong record of achievement in research and scholarship related to training of medical practitioners, measurement of performance, rural health service delivery and workforce, and program evaluation and accreditation.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • MD (Higher Doctorate), University of Queensland, Australia, 2004 Thesis: Improving Standards in Rural General Practice 
  • PhD, James Cook University, Australia, 1991 Thesis: Self-evaluation of Videotaped Consultations in General Practice
  • MBBS, University of Queensland, Australia, 1976

Biography

Richard Hays was a rural medical generalist in northern Queensland before becoming a teacher and education researcher, gaining further qualifications in educational psychology and medical education. He has had roles in the development of several medical education programs, including new medical schools in Australia (JCU), the United Kingdom (Keele), Ireland (Limerick), Canada (Northern Ontario and Northern British Columbia) and in South-East Asia. He has also participated in many international medical education quality assurance reviews in Australia, New Zealand, the Western Pacific region, Asia, Europe and the UK. He has been awarded about AUD 3 million in competitive research and development grants and has published about 100 research papers, 150 other journal articles, 16 book chapters and 9 books, primarily on assessment, curriculum design and educational quality assurance. He still loves leading change based on medical education development and remains in part-time clinical practice.

Research Themes

Richard's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. His research interests include curriculum and assessment practices that deliver particular workforce outcomes, with a strong Social Accountability focus. This overlaps strongly with his rural health service delivery and program evaluation interests. His services are in demand, addressing ways of improving access to medical programs for under-represented groups and producing medical graduates that want to work in specialties and geographic locations that need them, thus addressing equity in health care delivery. His expertise is well recognised both nationally and internationally.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Royal Australian College of GPs
  • Royal College of GPs (UK)
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Association for the Study of Medical Education (UK)
  • Association of Medical Education Europe
  • Higher Education Academy (UK)
  • Academy of Medical Educators (UK)
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators

Administrative expertise

 Richard has been a head of school or Dean at four Universities, around major educational reforms.

Teaching

medical education, curriculum design, assessment practices, evaluation, accreditation

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Fields of Research

  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)

Research Objectives

  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Health (929999)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • School/Institution (930499)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)

Publications

Prof Hays is currently on the Editorial Boards of Medical Teacher and Asia Pacific Family Medicine and regular reviewer for several international journals. He has over 300 publications to his name.

Total publications

52

Journal Article

(48 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Cheek CG, Hays RB, Allen PL, Walker G, Shires L, 'Building a local medical workforce in Tasmania: where are international fee-paying medical graduates likely to work?', Rural and Remote Health, 17 Article 4292. ISSN 1445-6354 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Cheek CG; Allen PL; Walker G; Shires L

2017Hays R, 'Interpreting rural career intention in medical workforce research', Education for primary care, 28, (1) pp. 7-9. ISSN 1473-9879 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2016.1225520 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Hays RB, Turnock A, Warnecke E, 'Developing a medical workforce for an Australian regional, island state', Rural and remote health, 17, (1) Article 4026. ISSN 1445-6354 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

PMID: 28259116 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Turnock A; Warnecke E

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2016Cheek C, Hays R, Allen P, Smith JD, 'Research knowledge and skills in primary medical training - a cross-sectional audit', AMEE MedEdPublish pp. 1-15. ISSN 2312-7996 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15694/mep.2016.000101 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cheek C; Allen P

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2016Hays RB, 'A new outlet for medical education scholarship', AMEE MedEdPublish ISSN 2312-7996 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.15694/mep.2016.000003 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Hays RB, 'How to review a medical curriculum', The Asia Pacific Scholar, 1, (1) pp. 25-28. ISSN 2424-9270 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2016Hays RB, 'Healthcare apps', Australian Family Physician, 45, (11) pp. 849-850. ISSN 0300-8495 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

PMID: 27806457 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Mpofu C, Gupta TS, Hays RB, 'The Ethics of Medical Practitioner Migration From Low-Resourced Countries to the Developed World: A Call for Action by Health Systems and Individual Doctors', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry: an interdisciplinary forum for ethical and legal debate, 13, (3) pp. 395-406. ISSN 1176-7529 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11673-016-9726-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2016Rees EL, Hawarden AW, Dent G, Hays RB, Bates J, et al., 'Evidence regarding the utility of multiple mini-interview (MMI) for selection to undergraduate health programs: A BEME systematic review: BEME Guide No. 37', Medical teacher, 38, (5) pp. 443-455. ISSN 0142-159X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2016.1158799 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2016Bartlett M, Pritchard K, Lewis L, Hays RB, McKinley RK, 'Teaching undergraduate students in rural general practice: an evaluation of a new rural campus in England', Rural and Remote Health, 16, (2) Article 3694. ISSN 1445-6354 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016Hays R, 'How to review a medical curriculum', The Asia Pacific Scholar, 1, (1) pp. 25-28. ISSN 2424-9270 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2015Hays RB, 'Standard setting', The Clinical Teacher, 12 pp. 1-5. ISSN 1743-498X (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2015Hays RB, 'Standard setting', The Clinical Teacher, 12 pp. 1-5. ISSN 1743-498X (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2015Hays RB, Lockhart KR, Teo E, Smith J, Waynforth D, 'Full medical program fees and medical student career intention', Medical Journal of Australia, 202, (1) pp. 46-49. ISSN 0025-729X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja14.00454 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2015McKinley RK, Bartlett M, Coventry P, Gay SP, Gibson SH, et al., 'The systematic development of a novel integrated spiral undergraduate course in general practice', Education for Primary Care, 26, (3) pp. 189-200. ISSN 1473-9879 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2015.11494338 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

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2015Woolley T, Hays R, Barnwell S, Sen Gupta T, McCloskey T, 'A successful longitudinal graduate tracking system for monitoring Australian medical school graduate outcomes', Rural and Remote Health, 15, (3542) pp. 1-6. ISSN 1445-6354 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015Hays RB, Hamlin G, Crane L, 'Twelve tips for increasing the defensibility of assessment decisions', Medical Teacher, 37, (5) pp. 433-436. ISSN 0142-159X (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.943711 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2014Gupta S, Woolley T, Murray R, Hays RB, McCloskey T, 'Positive impacts on rural and regional workforce from the first seven cohorts of James Cook University medical graduates', Rural and Remote Health, 14 pp. 2657. ISSN 1445-6354 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Hays RB, 'The potential impact of the revision of the Basic World Federation Medical Education Standards', Medical Teacher, 36, (6) pp. 459-462. ISSN 0142-159X (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.907881 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2014Sen Gupta T, Hays RB, Woolley T, Kelly G, Jacobs H, 'Workplace immersion in the final year of an undergraduate medicine course: The views of final year students and recent graduates', Medical Teacher, 36, (6) pp. 518-526. ISSN 0142-159X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.907878 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2014Woolley T, Sen Gupta T, Murray R, Hays RB, 'Predictors of rural practice location for James Cook University MBBS graduates at postgraduate year 5', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22, (4) pp. 165-171. ISSN 1440-1584 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12106 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

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2014Worthington RP, Becker G, Hays RB, 'Appraising the profile of ethics, law and professionalism in basic medical education', Revista Investigacion en Educacion Medica pp. 209-213. ISSN 2007-5057 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2013Hays RB, 'Utilisation of the healthcare system for authentic early experience placements', Rural and Remote Health, 13, (2) Article 2328. ISSN 1445-6354 (2013) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 23668361 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2013Hays RB, 'Blueprintingt', The Clinical Teacher, 10 pp. 413-416. ISSN 1743-498X (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2013Hays RB, 'Interprofessional education', The Clinical Teacher, 10 pp. 338-341. ISSN 1743-498X (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2013Hays RB, 'Learning and teaching about teamwork', The Clinical Teacher, 10 pp. 269-271. ISSN 1743-498X (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2013Hays RB, Gupta TS, Worthington R, 'The role of clinical electives', The Clinical Teacher, 10 pp. 199-201. ISSN 1743-498X (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2013Hays RB, Hamlin G, Worthington R, 'Developing professionalism in health professional learners', The Clinical Teacher, 10, (1) pp. 64-6. ISSN 1743-498X (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2013Sen Gupta T, Murray R, Hays RB, Woolley T, 'James Cook University MBBS graduate intentions and intern destinations: a comparative study with other Queensland and Australian medical schools', Rural and Remote Health, 13, (2) Article 2313. ISSN 1445-6354 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 19

2013Yardley S, Brosnan C, Richardson J, Hays RB, 'Authentic early experience in Medical Education: a socio-cultural analysis identifying important variables in learning interactions within workplaces', Advances in Health Sciences Education, 18, (5) pp. 873-891. ISSN 1382-4996 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10459-012-9428-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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2012Hays RB, Pong LT, Leopando Z, 'Primary care in the Asia-Pacific region: Challenges and solutions', Asia Pacific Family Medicine, 11, (1) Article 8. ISSN 1444-1683 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1447-056X-11-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2011Evans R, Veitch C, Hays RB, Clark M, Larkins S, 'Rural maternity care and health policy: Parents' experiences', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19, (6) pp. 306-311. ISSN 1440-1584 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01230.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2011Hays RB, Lawson M, Gray C, 'Problems presented by medical students seeking support: A possible intervention framework', Medical Teacher, 33, (2) pp. 161-164. ISSN 0142-159X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2010.509415 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2011Hays RB, Morgan S, 'Australian and overseas models of general practice training', Medical Journal of Australia, 194, (11) pp. S63-S64. ISSN 0025-729X (2011) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 21644855 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

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2011Sen Gupta TK, Hays RB, Kelly G, Buettner PG, 'Are medical student results affected by allocation to different sites in a dispersed rural medical school?', Rural and Remote Health, 11, (1) Article 1511. ISSN 1445-6354 (2011) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 21244193 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2011Snadden D, Bates J, Burns P, Casiro O, Hays RB, et al., 'Developing a medical school: Expansion of medical student capacity in new locations: AMEE Guide No.55', Medical Teacher, 33, (7) pp. 518-529. ISSN 0142-159X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.564681 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

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2011Bartlett M, McKinley RK, Jones W, Hays RB, 'A rural undergraduate campus in England: virtue from opportunity and necessity', Rural and remote health, 11, (4) pp. 1841. ISSN 1445-6354 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 6

2010Creavin ST, Mallen CD, Hays RB, 'An intercalated research masters in primary care: A pilot programme', Education for Primary Care, 21, (3) pp. 208-211. ISSN 1473-9879 (2010) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 20515551 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2009Colquhoun C, Hafeez MR, Heath K, Hays RB, 'Aligning clinical resources to curriculum needs: The utility of a group of teaching hospitals', Medical Teacher, 31, (12) pp. 1081-1085. ISSN 0142-159X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/01421590903199692 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 4

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2009Deaville JA, Wynn-Jones J, Hays RB, Coventry PJ, McKinley RK, et al., 'Perceptions of UK medical students on rural clinical placements', Rural and Remote Health, 9, (2) pp. 1165. ISSN 1445-6354 (2009) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 19522554 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2009Hays RB, 'Preparing the practice for an education QA visit', Education for Primary Care, 20, (6) pp. 425-428. ISSN 1473-9879 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Hays RB, 'Assessing learning in primary care', Education for Primary Care, 20, (1) pp. 4-7. ISSN 1473-9879 (2009) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 19618644 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2009Hays RB, 'Adult Self-Directed Learning: Setting Your Own Agenda', InnovAiT, 2, (7) pp. 434-438. ISSN 1755-7380 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/innovait/inp064 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Hays RB, 'National undergraduate assessment and selection into GP vocational training', Education for Primary Care, 20, (3) pp. 192-193. ISSN 1473-9879 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Hays RB, Coventry P, Wilcock D, Hartley K, 'Short and long multiple-choice question stems in a primary care oriented undergraduate medical curriculum', Education for Primary Care, 20, (3) pp. 173-177. ISSN 1473-9879 (2009) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 19583903 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2008Hays RB, '10.1111/j.1743-498X.2007.00191.x', The Clinical Teacher, 5, (2) pp. 73-77. ISSN 1743-498X (2008) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2008Hays RB, Nichols A, Wise A, Adkins P, Craig M, et al., 'Choosing a career in rural practice Queensland', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 3, (4) pp. 171-174. ISSN 1038-5282 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Hays RB, Sen Gupta T, Veitch J, 'The practical value of the standard error of measurement in borderline pass/fail decisions', Medical Education, 42, (8) pp. 810-5. ISSN 0308-0110 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03103.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Hays RB, 'Developing a rural medical school in Australia', Rural Medical Education Guidebook, World Organization of Family Doctors, AB Chater, J Rourke, R Strasser, I Couper & S, Reid (ed), Bangkok, Thailand ISBN 9780977568734 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Cheek C, Hays R, Allen P, Hemmings L, Walker J, 'Review of research training offered in Australian and New Zealand medical schools', Proceedings of 17th Ottawa Conference, 19-23 March 2016, Perth, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cheek C; Allen P; Hemmings L

2016Warnecke E, Hays RB, 'Playing the numbers game - how do we get the numbers right when we are dealing with people, not mathematics?', ANZAHPE - OTTAWA 2016 Joint Conference, 19-23 March, 2016, Perth, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Warnecke E

2011Norcini J, Anderson B, Bollela V, Burch V, Costa MJ, et al., 'Criteria for good assessment: consensus statement and recommendations from the Ottawa 2010 Conference', Medical Teacher, May 15-19 2010, Miami, Florida, pp. 206-2014. ISSN 0142-159X (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.551559 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 117Web of Science - 111

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Prof Hays has been the recipient of over 46 grants from various locations, including the NHMRC.

Research Supervision

Prof Hays has successfully supervised more than 10 HDR students to completion including PhD, Masters and Honours candidates. In addition he has been involved in the assessment of over 15 Theses.

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDeveloping a rural vertically integrated research training program for medical students and junior doctors2015