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Robyn Woodward-Kron

Associate Professor In Healthcare Communication
Medical Education
health literacy
systemic functional linguistics
learner health professional discourses
educational linguistics
genre
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
communication
humans
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A/Prof

Robyn Woodward-Kron

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
workplace based assessment
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A/Prof

Robyn Woodward-Kron

 

Associate Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron researches language and communication in healthcare and in health professionals' education. The purpose of her research is both to understand how language and communication enable healthcare as well as how health professional students learn through interactions.



Robyn's role in the Department of Medical Education is Director of Research and Research Training. Her PhD is in educational linguistics and she has over 80 research and scholarly outputs. These include award winning multi-media resources for International Medical Graduates, and online resources for medical and health professional students. Current programs of research include trainee doctor and other learner health professions’ clinical communication, workplace-based learning in health professions' education, participation in clinical trials for culturally diverse populations, patient education and health literacy using communication technologies, and criteria for an English language test for internationally qualified health professionals.

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Projects

Displaying the 10 most recent projects by Robyn Woodward-Kron.

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Projects

Project Types


7

Research Contracts


7

Research Grant


Additional Information

Current
2019. CALDER: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Ethics Resources. Woodward-Kron, Hajek, Phan, Parker, Story. Medical Research Future Fund (MACH).

0,400.
2019. Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Seeding Grant. University of Melbourne. Learning and Teaching Clinical Communication in Health Professional Education for the 21st Century: A Faculty Wide Approach for Curriculum Renewal and Improved Graduate Outcomes. Woodward-Kron, Denniston, Barr, Wong.

Completed
2018-2009
2017. Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand. Medical student clinical placements as sites of learning and contribution. Molloy, Lew, Woodward-Kron, Delany, Dodds, Lavercombe. $34,000.

2016. Ethics and Integrity Development Grant Scheme, University of Melbourne. Let’s talk about medical research: Research equity for CALD older Australians. Woodward-Kron, Story, Knoch, Parker, Phan.
0,900.

2015. Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society. Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Ethics and Research resources (The CALDER Pilot Study). Story, Knoch, Woodward-Kron, Phan, Parker. $31,554.

2015. Vice-Chancellor's Staff Engagement Project Grants. Optimal Health: Improving community health literacy and engagement with a psycho-social education program. Castles, Moore, Woodward-Kron, Gray, Elliot, $9,950.

2014-2016 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant: Towards improved quality of written patient records: language proficiency standards for nonnative speaking health professionals (3yrs). McNamara, Knoch, Woodward-Kron, Elder, Manias, Flynn, Zhang. $242,380 LP130100171.

2013-2014 Melbourne Social Equity Institute. Reconceptualising and supporting disaster recovery as growth: informed by people affected by the Black Saturday bushfires. Harms, Rose, Woodward-Kron, Waycott, Bolt, Abotomey. $33,095. With additional 9 months funding awarded Dec 2014.

2013-2014 Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES). Cultural respect encompassing simulation training (CREST): Being heard about health through broadband. Yau, Woodward-Kron, Elliott, Nicholson. $29,000.

2012-2013 Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) “Hear Me Out” Online peer support for deaf and hearing-impaired teens. Cook, Woodward-Kron, McCarthy. $39,000.

2013 Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN). Supporting staff who support students: A narrative and study and intervention for health settings. Hu, Flynn, Woodward-Kron. $9000

2013 Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators. “They do tell you a lot”: An action research study to support staff who support students. Hu, Flynn, Woodward-Kron. $4150.

2011-2012 Australian Communications Consumer Action Network Ltd. Connecting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and General Practitioners through telecommunications: How can health care consumers be informed, represented and protected/safeguarded? Greenstock, Naccarella, Woodward-Kron, Elliott, Wickham. $60,000.

2009-2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council competitive grant with the University of Technology, Sydney (Lead). Resources and Methodologies for Learning and Teaching Effective Communication in Emergency Health Care Settings. Slade, Woodward-Kron, Stein-Parbury, McColl et al. $220,000

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Robyn Woodward-Kron.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

British Council Award

2009

2009 Vice-Chancellor's Knowledge Transfer Award

2004

NSW Institue of Educational Research Award for Outstanding Researcher in 2003 (for my Phd studies)

NSW Institute of Educational Research

2002

Minor Bursary to attend International Systemic Functional Congress

International Systemic Functional Linguistic Association

2001

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 Publishing

1999

M.A.K. Halliday Scholarship from the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

1999

for PhD studies

Australian Postgraduate Award

2019

Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Associate Professor In Healthcare Communication

Medical Education

Member

Communication, Medicine and Ethics

Member

European Association of Healthcare Communication

Member

Association of Australian and New Zealand Health Professions Education

Member

Institute for Communication in Healthcare

Education

Education


Graduate Diploma of Arts

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Wollongong

Masters of Arts (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

University of Technology Sydney

Masters of Arts (English)

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Arts

University of Sydney

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