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Clare Delany

Professor - Coordinator Rhd Programs
Paediatric bioethics
Resilience for learning
Research ethics
Health Professions Education
Clinical Education
Clinical ethics
Applied ethics
Critical Reflection
Clinical Reasoning
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Clare Delany

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Clinical Ethics And Education
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Clare Delany


Clare Delany is a Professor in Health Professions Education, located in the Melbourne Medical School, Department of Medical Education. In this role, Clare coordinates the Masters year of Clinical Education Excellence in Clinical Teaching 3 year postgraduate degree program.

This involves supporting clinicians and students to design, conduct and publish health professions education research. Clare also chairs the Melbourne Medical School Student Wellbeing Advisory Group. Clare is also a clinical ethicist at the Royal Childrens Hospital, Children’s Bioethics Centre. This role involves conducting clinical ethics consultations, education and research in paediatric bioethics. Clare teaches and conducts research in health ethics and health professions education and has led multiple teaching and learning initiatives in educational and applied ethics research. Clare's methodological research expertise is in the area of qualitative methodology and methods, predominantly interview-based and ethnographic based research. Clare’s recent research and publications cover professional education, applied clinical ethics, critical thinking and clinical reasoning, resilience for learning, assessment for Indigenous health education, interprofessional health practice and paediatric bioethics. Clare is the lead editor of Teaching in Clinical contexts (2018), bringing together 40 leading international researchers, theorists and practitioners in clinical education. She is co-editor of the book: When Doctors and Parents Disagree: Ethics, Paediatrics and the Zone of Parental Discretion (2017).Clare chairs the Humanities and Applied Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Melbourne. In the area of health professions regulation, Clare has served as Vice President of the Physiotherapists Registration Board in Victoria, Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy National Professional Standards Panel and is current sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in Health Professional Regulation.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 93 most recent scholarly works by Clare Delany.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships







Professor - Coordinator Rhd Programs

Medical Education


Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law


Australian Physiotherapy Association National Professional Standards Panel


The University of Melbourne Education, Fine Arts, Music and Business Human Research Ethics Committee

Sessional Member

Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal-sessional member


Australian Physiotherapy Association


Clinical Ethics

University of Kansas

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Masters Health Medical Law

University of Melbourne

Masters Physiotherapy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Applied Science - Physiotherapy