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Dr Megan Anakin

BSc(McGill), BFA(NSCAD), BEd(Dalhousie), MEd(Simon Fraser), PhD(Otago)

Lecturer and Education Adviser Education Unit, Dean’s Department, Dunedin School of Medicine

Email: megan.anakin@otago.ac.nz
Location: Dunedin

About Megan

Photo of Megan Anakin for teaching profile pageMegan is a Lecturer and Education Adviser in the Education Unit of Dean’s Department at the Dunedin School of Medicine.

Her research aims to enhance our knowledge of students’ and teachers’ understanding and experiences of teaching, learning, assessment, and evaluation in health professional education. The types of questions she asks are: In a given context, how can student learning be optimised? How do the instructional methods, learning opportunities, and assessment practices that teachers use impact their students’ achievement? How does the structure and implementation of curriculum influence student engagement and learning? She has established collaborations with Departments within the Otago School of Medicine and the Departments of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy at the University of Otago, Dunedin; and with the Department of Occupational Therapy at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin.

In her past life she was a teacher. She has taught in primary, secondary, and tertiary classrooms in Canada, the UK, and New Zealand.

Area of expertise

Her interests focus on students’ experiences of learning and assessment, students’ conceptual development, curriculum and faculty development, and inter-professional education.

Supervision

Megan is available to supervise postgraduates enrolled in HEDU502, HED510 and HEDU590.