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Researcher: Turner, RC (Professor Richard Turner)

Fields of Research

Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Education assessment and evaluation
Health services and systems
Health informatics and information systems
Pathology (excl. oral pathology)
Cancer diagnosis
Stochastic analysis and modelling
Health care administration
Disease surveillance
Gastroenterology and hepatology
Nephrology and urology
Sociology of health
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Radiology and organ imaging
Sport and exercise nutrition
Mental health services
Patient safety
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Health management
Public health
Preventative health care
Health promotion

Research Objectives

Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Clinical health
Learner and learning
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Women's and maternal health
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Teacher and instructor development
Evaluation of health and support services
Preventive medicine
Evaluation of health outcomes
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Health policy evaluation
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance
Health related to specific ethnic groups
Mental health
Behaviour and health
Health protection and disaster response
Inpatient hospital care
Health education and promotion
Outpatient care
Community health care
Application software packages

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Clinical Teaching Associates: the developing wave of teaching and competence assessment support for sensitive examinations in medical education; Proceedings of the 15th Ottawa Conference
A collaborative comparison of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) standard setting methods at Australian medical schools; Medical teacher
A general practitioner primer on groin hernias; Australian Journal of General Practice
A guide for growing your own male clinical teaching associates; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
A snapshot of current Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) practice at Australian medical schools; Medical Teacher
A snapshot of OSCE practices at Australian Medical Schools; AMEE 2017
Acute Pancreatitis is a Chronic Disease; Pancreatic Disorders and Therapy
An ethical approach to developing a community based program for teaching sensitive examination techniques in men's health; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
Assessing Medical students sensitive examination skills: What’s working - results of a Clinical Teaching Associate program; 15th Ottawa Conference
Chest trauma in far north Queensland: alcohol management can make a difference; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Clinical predictors of severe acute pancreatitis: value-adding the view from the end of the bed; A N Z Journal of Surgery
Desensitization strategies for training community-sourced Male Clinical Teaching Associates; SimHealth Conference
Developing a community-based program for teaching sensitive examination techniques: Maintaining ethics from education to practice; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
Effect of exercise prehabilitation on functional status of patients undergoing bowel resection: a systematic review; ANZ Journal of Surgery
Embracing the possibilities in our changing inner space: Establishing a Simulated Patient Community of Practice; Teaching Matters Conference 2014
Endoscopic duodenal perforation: Surgical strategies in a regional centre; World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Evacuating the need for an integrated geriatric service on the prevalence of acute kidney injury in older general surgery patients
Evaluating the need for an integrated geriatric service in older general surgery patients; ANZ Journal of Surgery
Examiner training for OSCEs; MBBS Curriculum Review Forum
Examiners’ decision-making processes in observation-based clinical examinations; Medical Education
Four decades of anal cancer in Tasmania, Australia: what do the case data tell us?; Sexual Health
Front-to-back and dabbing wiping behaviour post-toilet associated with anal neoplasia and HR-HPV carriage in women with previous HPV-mediated gynaecological neoplasia; Cancer Epidemiology
Health practitioner and student attitudes to caring for transgender patients in Tasmania: an exploratory qualitative study; Transgender Health
Impact of Self-Efficacy Beliefs on Short- and Long-Term Academic Improvements for Underperforming Medical Students; American Journal of Educational Research
Improving assessment practice through cross-institutional collaboration: An exercise on the use of OSCEs; Medical Teacher
Inguinal hernia repair: a global perspective; ANZ Journal of Surgery
Intake patterns of food nutrients and other substances associated with chronic pancreatitis; Pancreatology
Inter-rater reliability: comparison of checklist and global scoring for OSCEs; Creative Education
International students and sensitive male examinations: implications for teaching men's health; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Education
Methods of determining the size of the adult liver using 2D ultrasound: A systematic review of articles reporting liver measurement techniques; Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
On-line examiner training for OSCE; ANZAHPE
Patient narratives of illnesses requiring abdominal surgery in Cambodia: Heroic/stoic, and dealing with ‘the ball of meat’; Global Public Health
Retention of knowledge and perceived relevance of basic sciences in an integrated case-based learning (CBL) curriculum; BMC Medical Education
Sensitive male examinations:better experience and supervision at rural sites; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
Sexual health literacy of the student population of the University of Tasmania: results of the RUSSL Study; Sexual Health (Print): an interdisciplinary journal of sexual health including HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections
Sexuality-related attitudes significantly modulate demographic variation in sexual health literacy in Tasmanian university students; Sexual Health
Shortfalls in the performance and interpretation of male genitorectal examinations by medical students; Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology
Standardised Patients: Developing a Community-Based Male Clinical Teaching Associates Program; SimHealth Conference
Stochastic modelling of the admissions of surgery patients in a random environment; MAM11 2022
Summary and recommendations from the Australasian guidelines for the management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency; Pancreatology
Systemic predictors of adverse events in a national surgical mortality audit: analysis of peer-review data from Australia and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality; ANZ Journal of Surgery
Tasmanian healthcare professionals' & students' capacity for LGBTI+ inclusive care: a qualitative inquiry; Health and Social Care in the Community
Telehealth experiences of vulnerable clients living in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Rural Health
The 'PACT' Pelvic Assessment for Continence Training - authentic learning program
The infancy of TasGANS:establishing an anal dysplasia screening program for women in a regional Australian setting; IANS Inaugural Annual Meeting
Turning rough diamonds into ambassadors for men's health: strategies for training community-sourced male clinical teaching associates; Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
Using on-line examiner training to improve inter-rater reliability; Proceedings of the 15th Ottawa Conference
Video training to reduce cross campus variability in OSCE stations; 17th Ottawa Conference
What is the 'real' admission rate of acute pancreatitis in a regional Australian population?; Australian Health Review
What’s working: Improve medical students clinical examination skills for sensitive examination - results of a Clinical Teaching Associate program; 5th International Clinical Skills Conference
“Men’s health - a little in the shadow”: a formative evaluation of medical curriculum enhancement with men’s health teaching and learning; BMC Medical Education

Research Projects

A new model of shared care across Geriatric Medicine and General Surgery for older Tasmanians.; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
An Investigation into in the Optimisation of Patient Flow; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Assessing the HR-HPV types in stored cervical excision samples for comparison with anal HR-HPV carriage in TasGANS; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Pancreatitis in Tasmania: Quantifying the epidemiological and economic burden of disease; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Pancreatitis in Tasmania: Quantifying the epidemiological and economic burden of disease.; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Seeding grant to assist in 2010 with the establishment of a full research program; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Teaching telehealth for tomorrow: A telehealth simulation program for Australia's future healthcare work force; Avant Foundation (AF)
The Tasmanian Gynaecological & Anal Neoplasia Study (TasGANS) (Northern Tasmania); Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
The Tasmanian Women's Anal Neoplasia study (TasWAN); Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Promoting mental health in high-risk occupations: A feasibility study to promote optimism, hope, resilience and self-efficacy in junior doctors.

Research Candidate Supervision

The Urogenital Sensitive Examination Teaching "USET" Research Project- A Grounded Theory Research Activity
Three Dimensional Analysis of the Vascular Supply of Bones of the Body