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Emma Warnecke

Associate Professor

Room 257-01 (Level 2) , Medical Science 2 (MS2)

+61 3 6226 4782 (phone)

+61 3 6226 4780 (fax)

Emma.Warnecke@utas.edu.au

Biography

Associate Professor Warnecke joined the University of Tasmania in 2007 as an academic in the Discipline of General Practice. After designing, developing and delivering the third year Primary Care program for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from 2008-2010, she was appointed to the role of Associate Head, Student Affairs in the School of Medicine in 2010. This role encompassed chairing the admissions committee for the MBBS program and support for student progression and professional development. With the restructure of the Faculty of Health in 2014, this role was refocussed on the MBBS Program and took the title of Director, Student Development and Support. Emma has also coordinated the year 4 and 5 General Practice rotations from 2007 to 2015 and continues to teach into General Practice. Her academic interests include mental health, self-care, stress management and professionalism.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Masters of Mental Health. NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Australia, 2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2010
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, FRACGP, 2000
  • MBBS (Hons.) Monash University, Australia, 1995

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Fellow – The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Member – Australian Association of Academic General Practice, AAAGP (Since 2007)
  • Member – Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators, ANZAHPE (Since 2009)

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Assoc Prof Warnecke teaches across all five years of the MBBS Program, and her interests include General Practice, Mental Health, Stress Management, Self Care and Personal and Professional Development. A self care and stress management program is focussed in years 1 and 2 with extension in all years. Teaching in Primary Care and General Practice occurs in years 3-5 with a focus on lifestyle, prevention, behaviour change, consulting skills and mental health.

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Expertise

  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Evaluation surveys
  • Clinical Guidelines
  • Production of Mindfulness intervention for research and clinical use

Research Themes

As an active clinician, Assoc Prof Warnecke's research interests involve translating research into practice and improving mental health which is well aligned with the University's theme of Better Health. Research utilising a mindfulness intervention in both teaching and clinical contexts is ongoing. Completing a Masters of Mental Health and being awarded academic excellence in these studies has further complemented her clinical and research interest in the area of mental health. She is also currently a GP recognised by the RACGP as a level 2 mental health GP for providing psychological strategies to patients in General Practice. Other research interests include selection criteria for medicine, communication and professionalism in medicine, lifestyle change for improved health and clinical guideline development. She is also a member of the University of Tasmania Work, Health and Wellbeing Network and is a member of the organising committee for the 2016 conference, Workplace Mental Health: An Action Plan for Australia.

Awards

  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, University of Tasmania (2011).
  • Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania (2009).
  • Monty Kent Hughes Memorial Medal, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Awarded for highest grading nationally for General Practice Fellowship examination (1999).

Fields of Research

  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) (320101)
  • Educational administration, management and leadership (390403)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology (321502)
  • Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (420899)
  • Human resources management (350503)
  • Educational counselling (390404)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Clinical sciences (320299)
  • Endocrinology (320208)
  • Organisational behaviour (350710)
  • Teacher education and professional development of educators (390307)
  • Educational psychology (520102)
  • Sports science and exercise (420799)
  • Health counselling (420307)
  • Health and community services (420305)

Research Objectives

  • Mental health (200409)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Women's and maternal health (200509)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Policies and development (160205)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Management (150302)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services (280106)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) (200599)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)

Publications

Total publications

36

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2011Journal ArticleWarnecke E, Quinn S, Ogden K, Towle N, Nelson MR, 'A randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels', Medical Education, 45, (4) pp. 381-388. ISSN 0308-0110 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03877.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 174Web of Science - 167

Co-authors: Quinn S; Ogden K; Towle N; Nelson MR

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Journal Article

(14 outputs)
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2019Barry KM, Woods M, Martin A, Stirling C, Warnecke E, 'A randomized controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on doctoral candidate psychological status', Journal of American College Health, 67, (4) pp. 299-307. ISSN 0744-8481 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1515760 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Barry KM; Woods M; Martin A; Stirling C

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2018Barry KM, Woods M, Warnecke E, Stirling C, Martin A, 'Psychological health of doctoral candidates, study-related challenges and perceived performance', Higher Education Research and Development, 37, (3) pp. 468-483. ISSN 1469-8366 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1425979 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Barry KM; Woods M; Stirling C; Martin A

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2018Pearson S, Wills K, Woods M, Warnecke E, 'Effects of mindfulness on psychological distress and HbA1c in people with diabetes', Mindfulness, 9, (5) pp. 1615-1626. ISSN 1868-8527 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12671-018-0908-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Pearson S; Wills K

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2018Shulruf B, Bagg W, Begun M, Hay M, Lichtwark I, et al., 'The efficacy of medical student selection tools in Australia and New Zealand', Medical Journal of Australia, 208, (5) pp. 214-218. ISSN 0025-729X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja17.00400 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Turnock A

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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]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hays RB; Turnock A

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2017Pearson S, Ogden K, Warnecke E, Howes F, 'Research: Why aren't more medical students doing it?', Australasian Medical Journal, 10, (12) pp. 1063-1070. ISSN 1836-1935 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.21767/AMJ.2017.3257 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Pearson S; Ogden K; Howes F

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2017Warnecke E, Ogden K, Bentley M, Nelson MR, '5-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical practitioners' stress', MedEdPublish pp. 11-19. ISSN 2312-7996 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15694/mep.2017.000049 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ogden K; Bentley M; Nelson MR

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2014Warnecke E, 'The art of communication', Australian Family Physician, 43, (3) pp. 156-158. ISSN 0300-8495 (2014) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 24600681 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2013Howes F, Warnecke E, Nelson M, 'Barriers to lifestyle risk factor assessment and management in hypertension: a qualitative study of Australian general practitioners', Journal of Human Hypertension, 27, (8) pp. 474-478. ISSN 0950-9240 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/jhh.2013.9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Howes F; Nelson M

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2013Warnecke E, Relf I, Thomas L, Deed G, Glastonbury S, 'Check: Integrative Medicine', Check. Independent Learning Program for GPs (2013) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2012Malau-Aduli BS, Mulcahy S, Warnecke E, Otahal P, Teague PA, et al., 'Inter-rater reliability: comparison of checklist and global scoring for OSCEs', Creative Education, 3, (6A) pp. 937-942. ISSN 2151-4755 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326142 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Malau-Aduli BS; Mulcahy S; Otahal P; Turner R

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2011Warnecke E, 'What works? Evidence for lifestyle and nonprescription therapies in menopause', Australian Family Physician, 40, (5) pp. 286-289. ISSN 0300-8495 (2011) [Professional, Refereed Article]

PMID: 21597545 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2011Warnecke E, Pearson S, 'Medical students' perceptions of using e-learning to enhance the acquisition of consulting skills', Australasian Medical Journal, 4, (6) pp. 300-307. ISSN 1836-1935 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2011.736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14

Co-authors: Pearson S

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2011Warnecke E, Quinn S, Ogden K, Towle N, Nelson MR, 'A randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels', Medical Education, 45, (4) pp. 381-388. ISSN 0308-0110 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03877.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 174Web of Science - 167

Co-authors: Quinn S; Ogden K; Towle N; Nelson MR

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Conference Publication

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Barry KM, Woods M, Warnecke E, Stirling C, Martin A, 'Challenges in doctoral research and psychological distress of candidates', 13th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Impact, Engagement, and Doctoral Education, 17-19 April 2018, Adelaide, South Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barry KM; Woods M; Stirling C; Martin A

2017Sanderson KA, Martin AJ, Warnecke E, Dawkins S, Peebles D, et al., 'Workplace mental health: Co-production of an action plan for Australia', Work, Stress, and Health Conference: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities: Conference Program, 7-10 June 2017, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 2. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Sanderson KA; Martin AJ; Dawkins S; Peebles D; Bartlett L; Crawford J; Memish K; Newstead T

2017Shires E, Presser J, FitzGerald K, Warnecke E, Radford JC, et al., ''They liven the place up!' Tasmanian rural general practice medical student placements', 14th National Rural Health Conference, 26-29 April 2017, Cairns, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Shires E; Presser J; FitzGerald K; Radford JC; O'Brien J; Harvey R; Lowe KL; Blazely LM; Campbell D; Hays RB

2016Barry K, Woods M, Martin A, Sterling C, Warnecke E, 'Daily mindfulness practice increases psychological capital and reduces depression in doctoral students', Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 4-7 July 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barry K; Woods M; Martin A; Sterling C

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: Hays RB

2016Warnecke E, Ogden K, Bentley M, Nelson MR, 'A 5-year follow-up study of a randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical professionals stress', Wellbeing at Work Conference, 29 May - 1 June, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ogden K; Bentley M; Nelson MR

2015Barry KM, Warnecke E, Stirling CM, Woods M, Martin A, 'Doctoral student distress and progress - can mindfulness help?', Teaching Matters 2015: Tasmanian Blends, 2 December 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barry KM; Stirling CM; Woods M; Martin A

2015Hay M, Warnecke E, Hu W, Griffin B, Lay D, et al., 'The predictive validity of the UMAT: A multi-institutional study', SSHPC - the Australasian Student Selection for the Health Professions Conference, 8-10 April, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014Warnecke E, Catchpole ML, 'The dilemmas of assessing professional behaviour in a medical degree', ANZAHPE, 7-10 July 2014, Gold Coast, QLD (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Catchpole ML

2012Howes FS, Warnecke E, Nelson MR, 'Lifestyle risk factor management in hypertension: What are the barriers in Australian general practice?', GP12 Conference, October, Gold Coast (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Howes FS; Nelson MR

2012Howes FS, Warnecke E, Nelson MR, 'Barriers to lifestyle discussions in hypertension: a qualitative study of Australian general practitioners', Hypertension, 30 September - 4 October, Sydney (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Howes FS; Nelson MR

2012Malau-Aduli BS, Mulcahy S, Warnecke E, Turner RC, 'Using on-line examiner training to improve inter-rater reliability', Proceedings of the 15th Ottawa Conference, 9-13 March, Malaysia, pp. 129. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Malau-Aduli BS; Mulcahy S; Turner RC

2011Radford JC, Warnecke E, Shires SE, Meumann F, Presser J, et al., 'GPMagic - measuring and growing inherent capacity for learning and teaching in Tasmanian General Practice', General Practice Education and Training Conference, September, Canberra (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Radford JC; Meumann F

2011Radford JC, Warnecke E, Shires SE, Meumann F, Presser J, et al., 'GPMagic - measuring and growing inherent capacity (for learning and teaching in Tasmanian General Practice)', RACGP Annual Scientific Convention: GP11, 6-8 Oct, Hobart (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Radford JC; Shires SE; Meumann F; Nelson MR

2011Warnecke E, 'A randomised control trial of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels', ANZAHPE, 27-30 June, Alice Springs, pp. 170. ISBN 978-0-9805787-2-0 (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Warnecke E, 'Do we have an ethical duty to manage medical student stress and if so how?', ANZAHPE, 27-30 June, Alice Springs, pp. 267. ISBN 978-0-9805787-2-0 (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Warnecke E, 'Student support matters', Proceedings of the 10th Teaching Matters Conference, 23 November, Hobart, pp. 27. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Warnecke E, 'Integrative management in women's health', RACGP Annual Scientific Convention: GP11, 6-8 Oct, Hobart (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Malau-Aduli BS, Mulcahy S, Warnecke E, Turner RC, 'Examiner training for OSCEs', MBBS Curriculum Review Forum, December 2010, Hobart, TAS (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Malau-Aduli BS; Mulcahy S; Turner RC

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Warnecke E, 'Master of Mental Health (General Practitioner)' (2016) [Masters Coursework]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Barry K, Warnecke E, Woods M, 'Mindfulness can help PhD students shift from surviving to thriving', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 26 November 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Barry K; Woods M

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2017Martin A, Sanderson Kristy, Warnecke E, Dawkins S, Bartlett L, et al., 'An integrated approach to workplace mental health', University of Tasmania, Tasmania (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Martin A; Sanderson Kristy; Dawkins S; Bartlett L; Memish KE; Crawford J; Newstead T; Peebles D

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$149,975

Projects

Understanding the perspectives of general practitioners regarding sedentary behaviour management in primary care: a qualitative study (2018 - 2019)$54,977
Description
Despite the growing population-based evidence that demonstrated the strong linear association between sedentary behaviour and increased risk of chronic disease including type 2 diabetes and premature mortality, it is currently unknown how general practitioners (GPs) address this important risk factor in primary care. As GPs have the potential to implement health-related behavioural change as their advice is often respected and they are the 'front line' of the Australian health care system, we aim to understand the perspectives of GPs regarding the importance of sedentary behaviour assessment and management in primary care. To achieve this, we will explore the following research questions using an inductive qualitative research design and open-ended interview questions: (1) How do GPs perceive sedentary behaviour assessment and management in primary care? (2) Are GPs aware of sedentary behaviour management recommendations and/or of any strategies to implement sedentary behaviour management? (3) What are the GPs perceived barriers and facilitators to addressing sedentary behaviour assessment and management in primary care?
Funding
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners ($54,977)
Scheme
Diabetes Australia Research Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Hansen EC; Cleland V; Warnecke E; Lahham A
Period
2018 - 2019
Making guidelines meet the challenge of multimorbidity in general practice: development of an evidence-based approach to integration of disease specific guidelines to better manage multimorbidity (2015)$80,453
Description
The aim of this study is to design an evidence-based approach to developing and implementing clinical guidelines for GPs that incorporate the complexities of managing multimorbidity. The project will do this by using answers from the following research questions: 1) is multimorbidity addressed within major Australian chronic disease guidelines? If so, how?; 2) is multimorbidity addressed specifically in prevention and treatment recommendations for physical activity promotion/exercise prescription?; 3) how do physical activity promotion/exercise prescription recommendations compare across different disease guidelines and what are the identifiable areas of commonality and/or contradiction across guidelines?; 4) how might physical activity promotion/exercise prescription recommendations in different guidelines be integrated in a way which will better support GPs management of multimorbidity? This study will focus on common chronic diseases which account for around 60% of the total chronic problems managed in general practice and which are also commonly seen as co-morbidities, namely: cardiovascular disease and its risk factors (hypertension and lipid abnormalities); musculoskeletal diseases (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and back pain); diabetes mellitus; asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease; and depression. For research questions 1 to 3, the project will conduct content analysis of Australian evidence-based guidelines for management of chronic disease in primary care. Steps in this will include: 1) a systematic search of both the scientific and grey literature to identify existing Australian guidelines; 2) assessment of guideline quality against the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) methodology; 3) data extraction and content analysis. For research question 4, the data from content analysis will be used to develop potential models of integrating recommendations from multiple guidelines into a form that is readily usable by GPs. The project will explore how to present information on multimorbidity in guidelines for primary care, with reference to physical activity/exercise qualitatively using key stakeholder interviews and focus groups with general practitioners to test alternative methods of presentation of guidelines information on managing physical activity recommendations in the presence of multimorbidity. Feedback will be sought on clinical relevance, usability, applicability to different multimorbidity scenarios, and applicability of existing tools to help practitioners discuss management of multiple diseases with their patients. The project will develop a guideline model for physical activity which as a next step will be ready for formal testing by randomised controlled trial.
Funding
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners ($80,453)
Scheme
Grant-RACGP/Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Sanderson Kristy; Warnecke E; Nash MB
Year
2015
UMAT Longitudinal Study (2013)$10,000
Description
This study focuses on predicting undergraduate academic success and postgraduate employment using the Medical Schools Outcomes Database (MSOD) and success within that employ. As a multi-centre longitudinal study, it will enable the most comprehensive evaluation of the UMAT testing that has yet been undertaken.
Funding
Monash University ($10,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warnecke E
Year
2013
Impact of mindfulness on medical student stress levels - a randomised control trial (2009)$4,545
Funding
Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Education ($4,545)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warnecke E
Year
2009