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Dr Paul Fullerton is an Associate Professor (Paediatrics) at the Clinical School Johor Bahru and at Segamat. He teaches Paediatrics for Years 4 and 5, and Medical Ethics for Years 3 and 4. He is also involved in supporting the Year 5 students when they are in their compulsory placements in Melbourne, and serve as a liaison person between the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Australian campuses. He is the Chair of the Year 5 Assessment Working Group and involved in the final year components of the new MD program.

Research interests

Dr Paul Fullerton is a Consultant General Paediatrician, but has clinical special interests in childhood development and children with developmental disabilities. From early in his career, he had a strong interest in Health Professional Education, starting with involvement in training of Aboriginal Health Workers and Nurses in NT (Australia).  He completed the Master of Health Professional Education in Monash in 2015, and his research focusing on culture and the way medical students learn.

Dr Fullerton has been involved in education committees of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, including the Basic Training Curriculum Review Committee. He is currently the Chair of the Paediatrics and Child Health Division Education Committee. His interest in this area was stimulated by the urge to contribute to the transition from undergraduate medical education into postgraduate training.

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

Research area keywords

  • Paediatrics
  • Developmental Paediatrics
  • health professional education
  • feedback
  • cultural impact in medical education
  • clinical ethics
  • workplace learning