Brett's research and teaching focuses on clinical education to improve the experience of workplace learning for educators and learners alike.
Brett is a Lecturer in Clinical Education in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School. He is also an osteopath in private practice in Doncaster East, Melbourne and a Professional Fellow in the School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University (Australia) and was previously a lecturer in the osteopathy program at Victoria University.
Brett is also host of the Department of Medical Education podcast, Med Ed Source.
His current professional roles are as the Chair of the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council and a member of the Accreditation Committee for the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia. Brett is an Associate Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators. He is an Associate Editor of Focus on Health Professional Education and the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional interests include clinical education, professional development, educational assessment and evaluation, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Brett is currently enrolled in a PhD exploring the quality of clinical teaching in osteopathy.
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Determinants of health, health behaviours and demographic profile of patients attending an..
Use of manual therapy applied to the viscera: Secondary analysis of a nationally represent..
Self-management behaviour and knowledge of patients with musculoskeletal complaints attend..
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Determinants of health, health behaviours and demographic profile of patients attending an Australian university student-led osteopathy clinic
Brett Vaughan, Kylie Fitzgerald, Michael Fleischmann, Jane Mulcahy
Journal article | 2020 | Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Background: Profiles of health professions practice can inform pre-professional education, provide evidence to assist with interpr..
Self-management behaviour and knowledge of patients with musculoskeletal complaints attending an Australian osteopathy clinic: A consecutive sampling design
Brett Vaughan, Madeleine Grant, Jane Moroz, Cheryise Ngawaka, Jane Mulchay
Journal article | 2020 | International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Simulation to educate healthcare providers working within residential age care settings: A scoping review
Johanna M Keane, Natasha F Franklin, Brett Vaughan
Journal article | 2020 | Nurse Education Today
BACKGROUND: Simulation is used widely in health education to develop healthcare providers' knowledge and skills. The use of simula..
"Starting from a higher place": linking Habermas to teaching and learning clinical reasoning in the emergency medicine context
Clare Delany, Barbara Kameniar, Jayne Lysk, Brett Vaughan
Journal article | 2020 | Advances in Health Sciences Education
Teaching clinical reasoning in emergency medicine requires educators to foster diagnostic accuracy and judicious decision-making a..
Life satisfaction and musculoskeletal complaints in a population seeking osteopathy care: consecutive sample of 611 patients
Brett Vaughan, Jane Mulcahy, Thomas Allen, Emi Coupe, David Gobbo, Leila Nasser, Karen Pain, Kylie Fitzgerald
Journal article | 2020 | Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Background: Life satisfaction is a component of the subjective well-being construct. Research consistently suggests that life sati..
Commentary: Statistical significance and clinical significance - A call to consider patient reported outcome measures, effect size, confidence interval and minimal clinically important difference (MCID)
Michael Fleischmann, Brett Vaughan
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
In healthcare research an intervention may be statistically significant based on quantitative analysis; however, simultaneously it..
Simulation can offer a sustainable contribution to clinical education in osteopathy
Kylie M Fitzgerald, Tracy Denning, Brett R Vaughan, Michael J Fleischmann, Brian C Jolly
Journal article | 2019 | Chiropractic and Manual Therapies
Background: Clinical education forms a substantial component of health professional education. Increased cohorts in Australian ost..
Normative data and inter-examiner reliability of the upper quarter Y-balance test
Brett Vaughan, Kane Theisinger, Luke Abels, Luke Bryan, Sarah Duggan
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Background/Aims Physical performance measures, such as the lower quarter Y-balance test, can be used to determine performance abil..
Patient satisfaction and perception of treatment in a student-led osteopathy teaching clinic: Evaluating questionnaire dimensionality and internal structure, and outcomes
Brett Vaughan, Catherine Burns, Lauren Burridge, Jerome Wigger, Simon Blair, Jane Mulcahy
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Prevalence and profile of Australian osteopaths treating older people
Amie Steel, B Vaughan, Paul Orrock, Wenbo Peng, Michael FLEISCHMANN, Sandra Grace, Roger Engel, David Sibritt, Jon Adams
Journal article | 2019 | Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Objectives To explore the characteristics of the Australian osteopathy workforce who participate in the management of older patien..
Peer assessment of teamwork in group projects: Evaluation of a rubric
Brett Vaughan, Jacqui Yoxall, Sandra Grace
Journal article | 2019 | Issues in educational research
Effective teamwork is integral to the functioning of many professions. Employers desire work-ready graduates who have developed th..
Work related musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Australian osteopaths: qualitative analysis of effects on practitioner health, clinical practice, and patient care
Gopi Anne McLeod, Katerina Annels, Jessica Cohen, Samuel Edwards, Daniel Hodgins, Brett Vaughan
Journal article | 2017 | Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Sensations experienced and patients' perceptions of osteopathy in the cranial field treatment.
Jane Mulcahy, Brett Vaughan
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Osteopathy in the cranial field is an approach used by manual and physical therapists. However, there is minimal information in th..
Item development for a questionnaire investigating patient self reported perception, satisfaction and outcomes of a single osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF) treatment
Jane Mulcahy, Brett Vaughan, Jane Boadle, Dana Klas, Christopher Rickson, Lauren Woodman
Journal article | 2013 | International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
AFANZAHPE Associate Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Profession Educators
Lecturer In Clinical Education
Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Profession Educators
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education
Master of Health Science
Bachelor of Science