Projects per year
- Rural Health
- Narrative analysis and less traditional forms of representation
- Gender and rural issues
- Ageing and notions of home and migration
Margaret is the Deputy Director at Monash Rural Health, Monash University, Gippsland, Australia, teaching first year graduate-entry medical students a social perspective on health. She also coordinates the Community Based Practice Program which aims to equip students with an interprofessional understanding of the social and community aspects of health through a community placement.
Margaret’s PhD used poetic representation to tell the stories of Gippsland women evacuated as children in WWII Britain who immigrated to Australia in the postwar period.
Margaret’s qualitative research interests focus on narrative analysis, gender issues, stories of illness, ageing and notions of home and migration and pedagogies of practice in medical education.
Margaret has also taught qualitative social research methods, gender, sexuality and identity and other sociological concepts in addition to which, she has been a Language and Learning Skills adviser.
Research area keywords
- Narrative Analysis
- Poetic Representation
Building capacity to teach climate change and environmental sustainability in health professions education
1/05/19 → 30/04/20
Implementation of faculty evaluation strategy: Impact and outcomes of Monash University health science and health profession courses using Contribution Analysis
1/04/18 → 31/03/19
Simmons, M., 6 Mar 2020, Clinical Education for the Health Professions. Nestel, D., Reedy, G., McKenna, L. & Gough, S. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, 17 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other › peer-review
Development of socio-clinical medical resources for pre-clinical learning: MEDHAX: By students for studentsZhou, J., Lal, A., Yu, K., McArdle, A. & Simmons, M., 4 Mar 2020, p. 169. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Simmons, M., Bedi, G., Bonnamy, J., Schwerdtle, P., Brand, G. & Ilangakoon, C., Sep 2020, p. 401. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › AbstractOpen Access
Introducing the flip: A mixed method approach to gauge student and staff perceptions on the introduction of flipped pedagogy in pre-clinical medical educationSimmons, M., Colville, D., Bullock, S., Willems, J., Machado, M., McArdle, A., Tare, M., Kelly, J., Taher, M., Middleton, S., Shuttleworth, M. & Reser, D., 26 Jun 2020, In : Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 36, 3, p. 163-175 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Simmons, Margaret (Recipient), 23 Oct 2009
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
19 Jul 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Contribution to workshop, seminar, course