Caroline Wright

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


Caroline is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Monash University, and she also holds the position of Director of Education for the School of Primary and Allied Health Care. Caroline has extensive experience in health professions education (medical imaging and radiation sciences) including curriculum development, innovative pedagogical approaches, program evaluation and accreditation and has been responsible for developing courses from inception to delivery.

Caroline's goals in education are to create sustainable, student centred, engaging, authentic and evidence based teaching, learning and assessment strategies, which allow students to develop confidence and capability. Caroline is currently course coordinator for three programs;The Master of Radiation Therapy, Bachelor of Radiation Sciences, and the Master of Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice and she continues to be actively engaged in teaching.

Caroline has a keen interest in scholarship and research in health professions education with research interests which include online learning, simulation, work-integrated learning, advanced health care practice, professionalism and fitness to practise. In her clinical discipline of radiation therapy and cancer treatment, Caroline continues to be involved in research for breast and prostate cancer, communication in cancer care, professional development and advanced treatment techniques.

Caroline has received over $1,000,000 in competitive funding as Chief investigator/Consultant for educational and curriculum related projects in radiation therapy and has collaborated with clinical partners and universities throughout Australia and internationally. Caroline is currently primary supervisor for seven Higher Research Degree students, a number of whom have been awarded grants and awards for their research.

Caroline is a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Medical Radiation Research Network and is a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice.

In 2018, Caroline was appointed by the Minister for Health to the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) and as part of this role Caroline sits on a number of MRPBA and AHPRA committees and working groups.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD

Award Date: 1 May 2016

Radiation Therapy, MSc

Award Date: 30 May 2002

Health Care, BSc (Hons)

Award Date: 1 Sept 1997

Radiation Therapy, DCR (T)

Award Date: 30 May 1994

Education, PGCHE

External positions

External Examiner, Tung Wah College

1 Sept 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Education, Radiation Therapy, Professional practice, Advanced Practice

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