Personal profile


Tammy is Director of Education and Education Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences’ School of Rural Health. She has qualifications and experience in education, health and management and began her career as a Primary School Teacher. She has taught at all levels from junior primary school through to clinical practice and postgraduate education.  Also, a critical care (Intensive Care) nurse and educator with a drive to instil confidence and build capacity in others.

Her passion is working in the area of intercultural communication to assist collaboration through appreciation of difference. This has been effectively used and applied to disciplinary differences in health professions education.

Tammy completed a Doctor of Education (Research) at the University of Melbourne in 2012. Her thesis was an ethnographic study exploring positionality in short-term volunteerism, emphasising the critical role that reciprocity plays in enabling successful intercultural encounters.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education (Research), Learning to be a guest in the home of another: Perceptions, purpose and positioning in short term volunteerism, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 16 Mar 2013

Master of Education (Science, Health and Environmental Education), Deakin University

Award Date: 10 Aug 1997

Grad Cert Critical Care Nursing (Intensive Care)

Award Date: 14 Feb 1995

Bachelor of Education, University of Ballarat

Award Date: 24 Mar 1994

Registered Nurse, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Award Date: 10 Feb 1993

Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Institute of Catholic Education

Award Date: 12 Dec 1986

Research area keywords

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Decoding the Disciplines
  • Teaching Practice
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Health Professional Education
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Learning Diagnostics
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Social justice and education

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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