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Anne-Marie Williams

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Anne-Marie Williams

MBBS Lead, Assessment and Evaluation

Medical Science 2 , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7558 (phone)

AnneMarie.Williams@utas.edu.au

Dr Anne-Marie Williams currently focuses on two diverse areas of research: forensic anthropology and medical education.

Forensic anthropology

Imagine losing a friend or family member in tragic circumstances, not knowing the cause of death, or perhaps even where their physical remains are located. Such unsolved or ‘cold’ cases cause ongoing emotional suffering for the bereaved.

Forensic anthropologists like Dr Williams help their local coroner, along with other forensic experts, solve these difficult cases.

‘I examine skeletal remains – bones – in the legal setting,’ explains Dr Williams. ‘Police send skeletal remains to the state forensic pathologists, and I examine and report on them to try and identify people and help determine the cause of death.

‘The most satisfying aspect of this work is being able to provide closure to the families involved.’

Dr Williams became interested in archaeology and anthropology as a child, which eventually led to her doctoral research in physical anthropology. ‘My PhD topic examined the health of children who died in the nineteenth century, and my supervisor trained me at the same time in modern uses of forensic anthropology as there was a need for such experts.’

Dr Williams acts as a forensic consultant to the Tasmanian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, which informs her research and teaching roles at UTAS. ‘I’m studying the value of teeth in identification of forensic cases. And I’m studying the case loads of forensic anthropologists across different Australian states to see how the system works, and to understand the scope of practice in different states.’

Improving health professional education

Dr Williams has taught and researched anatomy and medical education since joining UTAS in 2007.

Medical students face the challenge of working on cadavers as part of their courses. ‘I investigate how new technologies, such as online audiovisual recordings, can be used to enhance the teaching of what is a complex and often confronting topic, and to support students in their experience of anatomy learning. It’s about how students learn, and about supporting them to learn and to be comfortable in that environment.’

Since taking on a leadership role in paramedicine, she has turned her attention to paramedicine education. ‘Paramedicine is a new and upcoming field which is exciting to work in, with lots of changes occurring.’ Her new role here involves seeking evidence-based research to support the paramedical teaching program.

‘As a teacher, it’s easy to dabble in trying things to improve learning. But it’s important then to gather the evidence to show that what you think is happening actually is – we’re producing future doctors and paramedics, so we want to demonstrate that we can improve their education experience.

‘With education research it’s so satisfying to be able to go to the students and say “this is why we do what we do” and “this why it works”. They appreciate this information.’

UTAS flexibility

Dr Williams grew up in Sydney and was previously employed at the University of Sydney. ‘I’d been to Tasmania and liked it, and when an opportunity arose for me to work at UTAS, which also suited my husband and children, we moved south as an experiment.’

The experiment has paid off. ‘UTAS is great – it’s flexible and responsive to changes and to the needs of the community. It’s able to develop new programs and bespoke approaches to teaching that may not be available at larger universities. The family also enjoyed the opportunity, with both children and parents successfully studying at UTAS.

‘There are more and varied opportunities available at UTAS and for me it’s been a great learning experience being able to move into paramedicine. We’re building relationships with the ambulance services and other health providers, which will hopefully lead to improved health outcomes, both in Tasmania and Australia more broadly.’

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

Dr Williams currently teaches Foundations of Medicine (CAM101), Foundations of Medicine 2 (CAM102), Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1 (CAM201), Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2 (CAM202) and Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2 (CAM304).

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Expertise

Dr Williams lists her research interests as learning and teaching in higher education within the field of Forensic Anthropology.

Fields of Research

  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Biological (physical) anthropology (440103)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Educational psychology (520102)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Sports medicine (320225)
  • Nursing (420599)
  • Dentistry (320399)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Paramedicine (320219)
  • Archaeological science (430101)
  • Forensic biology (319901)
  • Dental materials and equipment (320302)
  • Applied statistics (490501)

Research Objectives

  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Nursing (200307)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Understanding Australia's past (130703)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Injury prevention and control (200408)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Information systems, technologies and services (220499)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Higher education (160102)
  • Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies (280117)

Publications

Total publications

38

Journal Article

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Bereznicki BJ, Caruso V, Errey JA, Parker L, Sward J, et al., 'Interprofessional education for pre-clinical medicine, paramedicine and pharmacy students', Medical Education pp. 1-2. ISSN 0308-0110 (2021) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/medu.14511 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Caruso V; Errey JA; Parker L; Sward J

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2021Harris W, Stirling C, Williams A-M, Lucas P, 'Care of frail and older adults: A content analysis of paramedic operational clinical practice guidelines', International Emergency Nursing, 56 pp. 1-8. ISSN 1755-599X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2021.101007 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Harris W; Stirling C; Lucas P

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2021Wilson A, Howitt S, Holloway A, Williams A-M, Higgins D, 'Factors affecting paramedicine students' learning about evidence-based practice: a phenomenographic study', BMC Medical Education, 21, (1) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1472-6920 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12909-021-02490-5 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Holloway A

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2020Choi-Lundberg DL, Al-Aubaidy HAM, Burgess J, Clifford CA, Cuellar WA, et al., 'Minimal effects of reduced teaching hours on undergraduate medical student learning outcomes and course evaluations', Medical Teacher, 42, (1) pp. 58-65. ISSN 0142-159X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2019.1652258 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Al-Aubaidy HAM; Burgess J; Clifford CA; Cuellar WA; Errey JA; Harper AJ; Malley RC; Ross RM; Hays R

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2020Nash RE, Kelder J-A, Williams A-MM, Ellis L, 'Quality Pursuit: an academic informed, evidence-based approach to Assurance of Learning', Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 3, (Sp. Iss. 1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 2591-801X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.37074/jalt.2020.3.s1.10 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nash RE; Kelder J-A; Ellis L

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2017Choi-Lundberg DL, Williams A-MM, Zimitat C, 'A psychometric evaluation of the anatomy learning experiences questionnaire and correlations with learning outcomes', Anatomical Sciences Education, 10, (6) pp. 514-527. ISSN 1935-9780 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ase.1693 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Zimitat C

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2017Harris W, Rotheram A, Pearson S, Lucas PV, Edwards D, et al., 'Paramedic confidence in estimating external blood loss', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 14, (3) Article 2. ISSN 2202-7270 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Harris W; Rotheram A; Pearson S; Lucas PV; Edwards D

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2017Rajshekar M, Blizzard L, Julian R, Williams AM, Tennant M, et al., 'The incidence of public sector hospitalisations due to dog bites in Australia 2001-2013', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41, (4) pp. 377-380. ISSN 1753-6405 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12630 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Rajshekar M; Blizzard L; Julian R

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2017Rajshekar M, Julian R, Williams AM, Tennant M, Forrest A, et al., 'The reliability and validity of measurements of human dental casts made by an intra-oral 3D scanner, with conventional hand-held digital callipers as the comparison measure', Forensic Science International, 278 pp. 198-204. ISSN 0379-0738 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.07.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Rajshekar M; Julian R; Blizzard L

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2016Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'Online dissection audio-visual resources for human anatomy: undergraduate medical students' usage and learning outcomes', Anatomical Sciences Education, 9, (6) pp. 545-554. ISSN 1935-9772 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ase.1607 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Cuellar WA

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2014Williams A-MM, Siegele R, 'Iron deposition in modern and archaeological teeth', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms, 335 pp. 19-23. ISSN 0168-583X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2014.06.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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Conference Publication

(26 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Harris W, Stirling C, Williams A-MM, Lucas P, 'Paramedic care of frail and older adults: a content analysis of operational clinical practice guidelines', Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference 2020, 21-23 October 2020, online (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Harris W; Stirling C; Lucas P

2019Bereznicki BJ, Caruso V, Errey JA, Parker L, Sward J, et al., 'Learning together: The paramedic, pharmacy and medical student experience of interprofessional education', PAIC 2019, 28-30 November 2019, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Caruso V; Errey JA; Parker L; Sward J

2018Hays RB, Al-Aubaidy HAM, Cuellar WA, Dwyer RM, Williams A-MM, et al., 'Effects on student results and course evaluations of reduction in teaching hours in an undergraduate medical course', 15th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (AP, 10-14 January 2018, Singapore (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hays RB; Al-Aubaidy HAM; Cuellar WA; Dwyer RM; Choi-Lundberg DL

2017Mather C, Douglas T, Williams A-MM, Cummings E, Soria A, et al., 'Status of Health Literacy in undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Health: implications for improving the curriculum to enable future graduates to be work-ready', Teaching Matters 2017, 28 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mather C; Douglas T; Cummings E

2016Nash R, Lawson R, Williams A-M, Kelder J-A, Scheepers M, et al., 'Surveys unite to provide current status of Assurance of Learning in Higher Education', 39th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), 4-7 July 2016, Fremantle, Western Australia, pp. 1-12. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nash R; Kelder J-A

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2015Bill AF, Williams A-MM, Kelder J-A, Ellis L, De Silva EC, 'A University's Competitive Edge: Developing Graduate Capabilities Using 360QP Quality Enhancement', HERDSA Conference 2015, 6-9 July, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Bill AF; Kelder J-A; Ellis L; De Silva EC

2015Chapman JA, Williams A-MM, Allen MF, 'Anatomical body painting: an inexpensive, high-impact face-to-face practical for a generalist anatomy student cohort', Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA) Meeting,, 9-11 December, 2015, Adelaide, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chapman JA; Allen MF

2015Kelder J-A, Carr AR, Cottman C, de Fazio T, Douglas T, et al., 'Guidance for leaders: adapting the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS) for quality improvement, quality assurance and scholarly outcomes in teaching', International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL), 27-30 October, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Carr AR; Douglas T; Greenwood M; Walls JT

2014Chapman JA, Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'Student engagement with online gross anatomy and histology resources', Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences (AIAS) Conference, 11-12 December, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chapman JA; Choi-Lundberg DL; Cuellar WA

2014Chapman JA, Mulcahy S, Kregor GM, Williams A-M, 'Ubiquitous learning at the University of Tasmania? Mobile Device Usage in Faculty of Health Students', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chapman JA; Mulcahy S; Kregor GM

2014Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'Dissection and peer teaching in an undergraduate MBBS curriculum: Student opinions and learning outcomes', Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences (AIAS) Conference, 11-12 December 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Cuellar WA

2014Edwards DG, Williams A-MM, Harris W, Lighton D, Selmes IJ, 'Experiences in the delivery of a flexible education program to military students', Australasian Military Medicine Association 2014 Conference, 17-19 October 2014, Sydney, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Edwards DG; Harris W; Lighton D; Selmes IJ

2014Mather C, Cummings E, Nichols L, Douglas T, Dietis N, et al., 'Any place to engage students in learning and teaching in Health: The role of social media', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, Newnham Campus, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mather C; Cummings E; Nichols L; Douglas T; Dietis N; Grieve R; Harris D; Kemp N

2014Nash RE, Bill AF, Kelder J-A, Walls JT, Rundle NC, et al., 'Community of Practice finding common inner space through Quality Pursuit', Teaching Matters 2014 - 'Spaces and Places', 2 December 2014, Tasmania (2014) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Bill AF; Kelder J-A; Walls JT; Rundle NC; Ellis L; Quentin-Baxter M; Ennever ER; De Silva EC; Symes MF

2014Williams A-M, Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Chapman JA, ''If you build it, they will come?': The nature of student engagement with online anatomy resources', ANZACA 2014, 3-5 December, 2014, ANZACA Conference, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Cuellar WA; Chapman JA

2013Nash RE, Kelder J-A, Ennever ER, Williams A-MM, De Silva EC, et al., 'Sharing Practice Peer Learning Circle (PLC) 360 Curriculum', Teaching Matters 2013 - Open UTAS to the World, 28 - 29 November, 2013, Tasmania (2013) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Kelder J-A; Ennever ER; De Silva EC; Kertesz JLB; Downing JJ; Ellis L; Dermoudy J; Osborne John; Linquist SG; Rundle NC; Booth S; Symes MF

2012Chapman JA, Williams A-MM, 'E- and M-learning readiness of students within the School of Medicine', Teaching Matters, Launceston, TAS (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chapman JA

2012Choi-Lundberg DL, Cuellar WA, Williams A-MM, 'On-line audiovisual pre-laboratory resources in anatomy - are we connecting with students?', HERDSA: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 2-5 July, Hobart (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Cuellar WA

2012Choi-Lundberg DL, Williams A-MM, 'Promoting peer connections through reciprocal peer teaching and learning and near-peer teaching in an anatomy laboratory setting', HERDSA: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 2-5 July, Hobart (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL

2012Edwards DG, McMinn RG, Catchpole ML, Errey JA, Williams A-MM, et al., 'An investigation of the interprofessional value in a wilderness trauma program for medical and paramedic students', All Together Better Health VI Conference, Kobe, Japan (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Edwards DG; McMinn RG; Catchpole ML; Errey JA; Brown DT; De Silva EC

2012Williams A-MM, Chapman JA, 'E-learning in histology: is there a correlation between virtual microscope use and exam performance?', Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists Conference, Coogee, NSW (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chapman JA

2012Williams A-MM, Cuellar WA, Choi-Lundberg DL, 'Online audiovisual resources for pre-laboratory preparation and revision', Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, 9-12 Dec, Sydney (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cuellar WA; Choi-Lundberg DL

2011Errey JA, Williams A-MM, 'Case-based learning - making the most of what we have', ANZAHPE, 27-30 June, Alice Springs, pp. 63. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Errey JA

2010Choi-Lundberg DL, Williams A-MM, 'Do dissection and peer teaching affect student learning of gross anatomy?', Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, December 2010, Hobart, TAS (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL

2010Malley RC, Assenheimer D, Chapman JA, Choi-Lundberg DL, Williams A-MM, 'Cadaver path: Integration of anatomy and anatomical pathology in the dissection laboratory', Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, December 2010, Hobart, TAS (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Malley RC; Assenheimer D; Chapman JA; Choi-Lundberg DL

2010Williams A-MM, Choi-Lundberg DL, 'Peer assisted learning in the MBBS at the University of Tasmania', ANZAME: The Association for Health Professional Education, July 2010, Townsville, QLD (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Kelder J-A, Carbone A, Camm-Evans J, Walls JT, Drew S, et al., 'Variations on PATS: Choices in the Design of a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme', Variations on PATS: Choices in the Design of a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme, Australia (2015) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Walls JT; Douglas T

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$77,000

Projects

Embedding the benefits of undergraduate research experiences for medical research and health professional students (2015)$30,000
Description
The purpose of the project is to improve expectations and outcomes of research experiences in undergraduate medical research and health professional students.The project team will analyse the student responses, comparing theseto existing TREASURE data and evaluating student perceptions andlearning1, 2. Our improved understanding of how students perceiveresearch in the context of the health professions will be used todevelop scaffolded approaches to undergraduate research, to betterinform student expectations and better prepare students forundergraduate research experiences.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Extension Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Holloway AF; Williams A-MM; Radford JC; Ogden K; Clegg L; Howitt S
Year
2015
Adapting and extending the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS): variations on purpose, people and process (2015)$30,000
Description
The project objective is to develop a comprehensive 'Guide to implementing the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme'. The guide will provide case study examples and an implementation framework to the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme in order to raise use and strengthen capability in peer assisted teaching.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Extension Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kelder JC; Carr AR; Greenwood M; Walls JT; Cottman C; Zeeng L; De Fazio T; Phelam L; Williams A-MM; Douglas T
Year
2015
Anatomy Refresher Course for Sports Medicine Australia - Tasmania Branch (2009)$4,600
Funding
Sports Medicine Australia - Tasmania Branch ($4,600)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Choi-Lundberg DL; Williams A-MM
Year
2009
Trace Element Stability in the Postmortem Environment (2008)$12,400
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($12,400)
Scheme
Award-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams A-MM
Year
2008

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAgeing and Frailty: Implications for paramedic education, clinical decision making and policy development2018