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Charlotte Rees is currently Adjunct Professor. She was previously Director of Curriculum (Medicine) and Director of the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE) at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at Monash University (2015-2019). Prior to that, she was Professor of Education Research and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland (2010-2015) and was the Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC: 2011-2015). She is currently Dean for Research for the College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education (SHEE) at Murdoch University, Western Australia. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. She has 20 years’ experience as a health professions education researcher including extensive experience as principal and co-investigator for numerous externally funded projects (e.g. NHS Education for Scotland, General Medical Council, Higher Education Academy, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Department of Health & Human Services). She has co-led a 10-year programme of research on healthcare professionalism and her co-authored book, titled ‘Healthcare professionalism: Improving practice through reflections on workplace dilemmas', was published by Wiley-Blackwell in March 2017. She has over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, over 200 conference presentations, and was 1 of 4 medical educators at Dundee returned for REF2014 (the UK equivalent of Australia’s ERA). She was Deputy Editor for Medical Education (2008-2017), Associate Editor for Advances in Health Sciences Education (2015-2017) and was the medical education expert on the REF2014 sub-panel for education (2011-2014).

External positions

Associate Editor, Advances in Health Sciences Education Springer

1 Jan 201531 Dec 2016

Deputy Editor, Medical Education Wiley-Blackwell

1 Jan 200831 Dec 2016

Research area keywords

  • Workplace learning
  • Professionalism
  • Identities
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Healthcare education
  • Patient involvement
  • Workplace culture

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Research Output

An international study of trainee-trained transitions: Introducing the transition-to-trained-doctor (T3D) model

Gordon, L., Teunissen, P. W., Jindal-Snape, D., Bates, J., Rees, C. E., Westerman, M., Sinha, R. & van Dijk, A., 9 Mar 2020, In : Medical Teacher. 42, 6, p. 679-688 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Doctors' identity transitions: Choosing to occupy a state of 'betwixt and between'

Gordon, L., Rees, C. E. & Jindal-Snape, D., 13 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exploring the impact of education on preclinical medical students' tolerance of uncertainty: A qualitative longitudinal study

Stephens, G. C., Rees, C. E. & Lazarus, M. D., 6 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advances in Health Sciences Education. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Female victims and female perpetrators: Medical students' narratives of gender dynamics and professionalism dilemmas

Shaw, M. K., Chandratilake, M., Ho, M-J., Rees, C. E. & Monrouxe, L. V., May 2020, In : Advances in Health Sciences Education. 25, 2, p. 299-319 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Re-visioning Academic Medicine through a Constructionist Lens

Rees, C. E., Crampton, P. E. S. & Monrouxe, L. V., Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Academic Medicine. 95, 6, p. 846-850 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)


  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Monash Medicine Curriculum Conference 2019

Margaret Simmons (Speaker), , Charlotte Rees-Sidhu (Organiser), , Christopher Wright (Speaker), , Julia Harrison (Speaker), , Deborah Leach (Speaker), , Florence Ho (Speaker), & Kevin Shi (Speaker)

19 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course