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Charlotte Rees is currently Professor and 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.  She was previously Professor of Education Research and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland (2010-2015) and was the Founding Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC: 2011-2015).  She was previously Associate Professor of Medical Education at Sydney Medical School (2007-2010), and Senior Lecturer and Lecturer of Clinical Education at the newly created Peninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter (2002-2007).  At Peninsula, she was the Founding Academic Lead for Human Sciences, Communication Skills and Professionalism for the new MBBS curriculum.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.  She has over 15 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 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, over 100 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 only medical education researcher 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


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

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 1998 2019

Dignity during work-integrated learning: what does it mean for supervisors and students?

King, O., Davis, C., Clemans, A., Coles, J., Crampton, P., Jacobs, N., McKeown, T., Morphet, J., Seear, K. & Rees, C., 14 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in Higher Education. 16 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., 20 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Advances in Health Sciences Education. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Healthcare professionals' perceptions of learning communication in the healthcare workplace: An Australian interview study

Denniston, C., Molloy, E. K., Ting, C. Y., Lin, Q. F. & Rees, C. E., 7 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, 9 p., e025445.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

How does Donor Dissection Influence Medical Students' Perceptions of Ethics? A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Qualitative Study

Stephens, G. C., Rees, C. E. & Lazarus, M. D., Jul 2019, In : Anatomical Sciences Education. 12, 4, p. 332-348 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Setting priorities for health education research: A mixed methods study

Palermo, C. E., King, O., Brock, T., Brown, T., Crampton, P., Hall, H., Macaulay, J., Morphet, J., Mundy, M., Oliaro, L., Paynter, S., Williams, B., Wright, C. & Rees, C. E., 29 May 2019, In : Medical Teacher. 41, 9, p. 1029-1038 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review