• healthcare communication, intercultural clinical communication, medical education



  • Dr Woodward-Kron is a healthcare communication researcher with a focus on medical education. She has a PhD in educational linguistics and has been researching and teaching in the areas of intercultural healthcare communication since 2005. Her interdisciplinary work environment (educational linguistics and medical education) and collaborative research provide opportunities to translate healthcare communication research into practice, particularly the development and implementation of multimedia resources for teaching and learning in undergraduate and postgraduate training.   


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2010 Department of Health, Vic. Developing Organisational Capacity Funding 2010. Collaboratively addressing the English language requirements of International Medical Graduates, Woodward-Kron, Flynn, Stevens. $176,000, and additional $11,000 for Doctors Speak Up. 2009. Knowledge Transfer Grant, University of Melbourne. Doctors Speak Up, (with matching funding from the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria), Woodward-Kron, Flynn, Stevens, $20,000 2009 Office of the Provost Learning and Teaching Initiative 2010, University of Melbourne. Introducing inter-professional learning for health professionals: Establishing a Faculty-wide curriculum strategy in medicine, dentistry and health sciences. Young, Harms, Woodward-Kron, Saling et al. $38,770 2008. Postgraduate Medical Council Victoria: Development of multimedia resources for teaching effective clinical communication for International Medical Graduates. Woodward-Kron, Flynn, Delany. $12,000.    


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Wollongong 2003
  • MA(TESOL), University of Technology Sydney 1995
  • MA (English), University of New South Wales 1990
  • BA, University of Sydney 1985

Awards and honors

  • NSW Institue of Educational Research Award for Outstanding Researcher in 2003 (for my Phd studies), NSW Institute of Educational Research, 2004
  • Minor Bursary to attend International Systemic Functional Congress, International Systemic Functional Linguistic Association, 2002
  • Tertiary Technology Showcase section winner, Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing for the CD-ROM Academic Writing: A language ba, Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishin, 2001
  • for PhD studies, Australian Postgraduate Award, 1999
  • M.A.K. Halliday Scholarship from the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, 1999



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