Lois Meyer

Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework) UNSW Medicine
Honorary Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Lois Meyer is Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework) in the Faculty of Medicine and Senior Research Fellow, Education and Development within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.  As Associate Dean in the Faculty her role is strategic oversight of the quality and relevance of the postgraduate programs for meeting the needs of graduates and the health sector. Within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine  Lois has a leadership role in curriculum design, development and mentoring academic peers in course design and and pedagogical methods. Lois teaches in the Master of Health Leadership and Management in the area of health leadership and workforce management and draws on inquiry based methods in online and face to face modes to foster clinicians in developing their health leadership capacities for lifelong learning. 

Lois is recognised as having expertise in curriculum design and has forged a number of innovative programs within the School and university: She led the educational design of the the first professional doctorate at UNSW, the Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) which commenced in 2009 and now has over thirty five candidates doing embedded research in Australian and international health service organisations.   Lois also led the design and development, and was the inaugural Director, of the first PLuS Alliance degree offered at UNSW, the Bachelor of International Health (BIPH)which commenced in 2018.  Her areas of principal research interests are in curriculum design, professional doctorates and professional health education and workplace learning in 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 undergraduate and 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 strengthening health systems locally and internationally.  Lois is an active member of the PLuS Alliance and is currently undertaking educational research between UNSW and Arizona State University focusing on the student experiences of engaging in the fully online BIPH and cross-institutional learning spaces.

 

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, International Association for Practice Doctorates; Member, Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia; Member, The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE); Member, Public Health Association of Australia; Member, The Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE); UNSW Co-representative on Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA); PLuS Alliance Fellow

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

Journal articles
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Harrison R; Meyer L; Rawstorne P; Razee H; Chitkara U; Mears S; Balasooriya C, 2020, 'Evaluating and enhancing quality in higher education teaching practice: a meta- review', Studies in Higher Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1730315
2020
Fitzpatrick S; Haskell M; Williams M; Nathan S; Meyer L; Ritchie J; Jackson Pulver L, 2019, 'Learning about Aboriginal health and wellbeing at the postgraduate level: Novel application of the Growth and Empowerment Measure', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4708
2019
Figueroa CA; Harrison R; Chauhan A; Meyer L, 2019, 'Priorities and challenges for health leadership and workforce management globally: a rapid review', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4080-7
2019
Harrison R; Meyer L; Chauhan A; Agaliotis M, 2019, 'What qualities are required for globally-relevant health service managers? An exploratory analysis of health systems internationally', Globalization and Health, vol. 15, pp. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12992-019-0452-3
2019
Crome E; Meyer L; Bosanquet A; Hughes L, 2019, 'Improving engagement in an early career research setting: can existing models guide early career research support strategies?', Higher Education Research and Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1576597
2019
Meyer LD, 2012, 'Shifting professional identities and perspectives: negotiating learning transitions from the field of public health', Present - Man - Education ( Teraźniejszość – Człowiek – Edukacja), vol. 15, pp. 93 - 110, http://www.dsw.edu.pl/terazniejszosc-czlowiek-edukacja/
2012
Meyer, L; Jackson Pulver L; Fitzpatrick S; Haswell-Elkins M, 2011, 'Scenario Planning in Indigenous Health', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, vol. 13, pp. 65 - 67, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=348860416291165;res=IELHEA
2011
Meyer LD; Hodgkinson AR; Knight RA; Ho MT; Di Corpo SK; Bhalla S, 2007, 'Graduate capabilities for health servioe managers: reconfiguring health management education @ UNSW', Australian Health Review, vol. 31, pp. 379 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH070379
2007
Conference Abstracts
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Meyer L, 2020, 'Negotiating Identities in Pedagogic Spaces Online: The International Indigenous Health Course', in Negotiating Identities in Pedagogic Spaces Online: The International Indigenous Health Course, Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, pp. 41 - 41, presented at ESREA Access, Learning Careers and Identities Network Conference: Adult education as a resourcefor resistance and transformation:Voices, learning experiences and identities of student and adult educators, Coimbra, Portugal, 07 November 2020 - 09 November 2019, https://b258d53f-25e6-488c-9492-00344a7a90a5.filesusr.com/ugd/a7c8a4_6956c7e0ec1146b692b287231ea8c373.pdf
2020
Meyer L, 2019, 'Navigating across space and time: Professional re-formation in a work-based doctorate', in Navigating across space and time: Professional re-formation in a work-based doctorate, University of Technology, Sydney, presented at 4th International ProPEL Conference 2019: Provocations and Possibilities, University of Technology, Sydney, 09 December 2019 - 11 December 2019
2019
Meyer LD; MacIntyre R; Agaliotis M, 2016, 'Creating a global community of future health leaders: Integrating technology-enhanced learning in a professional doctorate.', in APRU Global Health Program Workshop, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Workshop, Sydney, presented at Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Workshop, Sydney, 28 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
2016
Fitzpatrick, S; Williams, M; Jackson-Pulver L; Nathan, S; Meyer LD; Haswell M, 2016, 'What is your experience of learning about Aboriginal health and (how) does it change you?', in Honouring our Songlines: Connection, Collaboration and Co-Creation, Honouring our Songlines: Connection, Collaboration and Co-Creation, Western Sydney University, presented at Honouring our Songlines: Connection, Collaboration and Co-Creation, Western Sydney University, 24 October 2016 - 25 October 2016
2016
Ashraf MM; Hinchcliff R; Agaliotis M; Narasimhan P; Pardosi J; Asante A; Harrison R; Heslop D; Meyer L; Balasooriya C, 2016, 'The role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Management education: a global perspective', in The role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Management education: a global perspective, 10th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Workshop, Sydney, presented at 10th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Workshop, Sydney, 28 October 2016 - 01 October 2016
2016
Meyer LD; Forde, K, 2015, 'Implementing blended learning across an entire curriculum to enhance student engagement', in Blended Learning 2015, Blended Learning 2015, Sydney, presented at Blended Learning 2015, Sydney, 27 October 2015 - 28 October 2015
2015
Meyer LD, 2013, 'Reforming identities: Shifting across professional cultures for public health practice.', in Reforming identities: Shifting across professional cultures for public health practice., The Education for Practice Institute, Charles Sturt University, The Education for Practice Institute, Sydney., presented at Practice-Based Education Summit: Practice, Culture and Identity, The Education for Practice Institute, Sydney., 10 April 2013 - 11 May 2016
2013
Book Chapters
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Meyer L, 2019, 'Navigating Career Trajectories: A Longitudinal Study in Professional Re-Formation', in Merrill B; Nizinska A; Galimberti A; Eneau J; Sanojca E; Bezzari S (ed.), Exploring Learning Contexts: Implications for Access, Learning Careers and Identities, Université Rennes 2, Rennes France, pp. 141 - 155
2019
Fitzpatrick S; Haswell M; Williams M; Meyer L; Jackson Pulver L, 2019, 'Change starts from within us.', in Mazel O; Ryan C; Ahearn C (ed.), LIME Good Practice Case Studies. Volume Five, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic., pp. 20 - 34, https://www.limenetwork.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/LIME_GoodPracticeCaseStudies_Vol5_FINAL.pdf
2019
Meyer LD; Jones P; Thompson R; Lawrence G, 2013, 'The Faculty of Medicine: Diversity, Validity and Efficiency of Assessment', in Marshall S; Henry R; Ramburuth P (ed.), Improving Assessment in Higher Education: A Whole of Institution Approach, edn. 1, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 208 - 233
2013
Knights S; Meyer LD; Sampson J, 2011, '‘It’s alright for you two, you obviously like each other’: recognizing challenges in pursuing collaborative professional learning through team teaching', in Bradbury, H; Frost, N; Kilminster, S; Zukas, M (ed.), Beyond reflective practice: New approaches to professional lifelong learning, pp. 96 - 103
2011
Conference Presentations
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Meyer L, 2019, 'Tracing the Emergence of Public Health Leaders through a Work-Based Professional Doctorate: A Longitudinal Study in Professional Formation', presented at International Health Economics Association, Basel, Switzerland, 13 July 2019 - 17 July 2019, https://healtheconomics.confex.com/healtheconomics/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/1506
2019
Mitchell F; Meyer L, 2019, 'Dialogue and Development: Building the First Fully Online International Indigenous Health Course', presented at The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference, Darwin, Australia, 18 June 2019 - 20 June 2019
2019
Meyer L; Mitchell F, 2019, 'Cross-Institutional Course Development: International Indigenous Health and Principles for Action', presented at PLuS Alliance Symposium, Phoenix, Arizonia, 12 November 2019 - 13 November 2019
2019
Meyer LD; MacIntyre R; Agaliotis M, 2016, 'Developing future health leaders through UNSW-industry partnerships in a work-based doctorate', presented at Learning and Teaching Forum UNSW, Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, 31 October 2016 - 31 October 2016, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/2016-forum-program
2016
Lawrence, G; Meyer LD, 2015, 'Teaching and assessing core epidemiology and biostatistics: Approaches, challenges and vision', presented at CAPHIA Learning and Teaching Forum, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
2015
Meyer LD; Lawson, X, 2015, 'Postgraduate health management and online learning: recent approaches and dilemmas at UNSW', presented at Society for Health Administration Programs (SHAPE) 2015 International Symposium, Sydney, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015
2015
Theses / Dissertations
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Meyer LD, 2016, Narratives of Professional Formation in Public Health: A Case Study, University of New South Wales, University of New South Wales
2016
Reports
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Ridoutt, L; Pilbeam, V; O'Sullivan, B; Madden, L; Wise, M; Meyer LD; Cummings, G, 2012, Competency Framework of the NSW Aboriginal Population Health Training Initiative., NSW Ministry of Health
2012
Hodgkinson A; Whelan, A. ; Kirby, S; Meyer LD, 2007, Solomon Islands Executive Management & Leadership Course., Final Report., The International Education Training and Consulting Company of The University of New South Wales
2007
Conference Papers
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Meyer L; Ritchie JE; Madden L, 2011, 'Negotiating identities in a professional doctorate: Tracing student perspectives', in Krause, K., Buckridge, M., Grimmer, C. and Purbrick-Illek, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 34th HERDSA Annual Conference, Research and Development in Higher Education: Higher Education On The Edge, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc, Milperra, NSW, pp. 208 - 219, presented at 34th Annual HERDSA Conference, Gold Coast, 04 July 2011 - 07 July 2011, http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2011/papers/HERDSA_2011_Meyer.PDF
2011
Lo WW; Jackson Pulver L; Haswell-Elkins M; Fitzpatrick S; Meyer L, 2011, 'Rethinking the Yarn: Redesigning Cultural and Communications Training for Medical Students', in Rethinking the Yarn: Redesigning Cultural and Communications Training for Medical Students, Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Connection IV Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Connection IV Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 29 November 2011 - 01 December 2011
2011

1. Award for Teaching Excellence 2018 - UNSW Medicine

2. Outstanding Contribution to Teaching 2018 - SPHCM, UNSW Medicine

3. National Finalist: Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research - 2018  (Lois Meyer lead with Raina MacIntyre and Holly Seale)

4. Award for Teaching Excellence 2011 - UNSW Medicine

5. Award for Innovation in Learning & Teaching: Lois Meyer (with Lisa Jackson-Pulver, SallyFitzpatrick) 2010 - UNSW Medicine

2020 - 2021

Accelerated Executive Education Program: HealtheCare

Harrison R, Le-Dao H & Meyer L

$78,029.50.

 

2020

Health@Business and UNSW Medicine Collaboration Seed Grant

Mapping Health Leadership Mentoring Relationships as a Diagnostic Tool to Support Change Management.

Dr Lois Meyer (Lead Investigator) with co-investigators: Dr Andrew Dhaenens from the School of Management, UNSW, Associate Professor Reema Harrison, (SPHCM) and Dr Maha Pervaz Iqbal (SPHCM).

$13,200.00

 

2019 - 2020

PLuS Alliance Fellowship

Educational and Pedagogical Research - Global health theme related to the Bachelor of International Public Health

Dr Lois Meyer

$20,000

 

2017-2018

UNSW Scientia Education Innovation Fund

Designing, piloting and evaluating a process for formative peer-review of teaching

Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya, Dr Lois Meyer, Dr Reema Harrison, Dr Patrick Rawstorne, Dr Husna Razee

$45,000

 

2017-2019

CRC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Lowitja Institute

Career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals

Dr Sally Nathan, Associate Professor Ilse Blignault, Sally Nathan, Telphia-Leanne Joseph, Dr. Lois Meyer

$254,351

 

2014

UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant

Developing Evidence-Informed Academic Practice (DEAP): Integrated Modules for Postgraduate Coursework Students

Dr Lois Meyer, Gwyn Jones, Dr Joanne Travaglia, Dr Anita Heywood, Dr Lesley Halliday, Xanthe Lawson, Dr Patrick Rawstone

$24,086.00

 

2014

UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant

Developing Academic Excellence in Student Feedback Capabilities Standards and Outcomes in the Tutors in the School of Public health and Community Medicine

Dr Lesley Halliday, Dr Joanne Travaglia,  Dr Lois Meyer, Xanthe Lawson, Associate Professor Ros Poulos 

$25,000.00

 

2011

UNSW Strategic Learning and Teaching Development Grant

A systematic assessment review: An initiative to enhance coherence and curriculum quality across Postgraduate Public Health and Health Management programs

Dr Lois Meyer, Alan Hodgkinson, Sonal Bhalla

$24,462.44

 

2008-2012

AusAID

Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub in the University of New South Wales

Professor Anthony Zwi, Associate Professor Rohan Jayasuriya, Associate Professor Anna Whelan, Dr Lois Meyer, Mr Alan Hodgkinson, Professor Daniel Tarantola

$6.6 million

 

2008-2009

UNSW Strategic Learning and Teaching Grant

Embedding Graduate Attributes and Scenario Based Learning in SPHCM Postgraduate Programs

Dr Lois Meyer, Sophie di Corpo and Sonal Bhalla

$120,000

 

2008

Australian Network of Academic Public Health Institutions

National Mentoring and Coaching Scheme for New and Emerging Public Health Academics

Dr Peter Harris, Dr Lois Meyer, Alan Hodgkinson, Associate Professor Anna Whelan, Sophie di Corpo

$45,000

 

2007-2008

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Evaluation of assessment methods and training related to curricula for postgraduate training in diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology

Dr Peter Harris, Leah Bloomfield, Associate Professor Chris Hughes, Dr. Chinthaka Balasooriy, Dr. Lois Meyer

$174,430