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Dr Kelby Smith-Han

Position
  • Research Fellow (Medical Education)
  • Medical Education Research Academic Lead
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBA MHealSc PhD
Research summaryMedical education

Research

My research focuses on teaching and learning in medical education. I am interested in the process of how medical students become doctors through interacting with the formal, informal and hidden curriculum. I am also interested in research that supports medical students to learn effectively during their education. Specifically, this includes the socialisation of medical students, medical student identity, the clinical experience of medical students, student support, health workforce shortage and the hidden curriculum. I use several research methods and analyses including Foucauldian discourse analysis, thematic analysis, grounded theory analysis, narrative research, survey research and mixed method approaches.

Publications

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). "They cared about us students:" Learning from exemplar clinical teaching environments. BMC Medical Education, 19, 119. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1551-9

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E. K., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). It's 'probably the teacher!' A strategic framework for clinical staff engagement in clinical student bullying intervention. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 116. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1552-8

Gamble Blakey, A., Anderson, L., Smith-Han, K., Wilkinson, T., Collins, E., & Berryman, E. (2018). Time to stop making things worse: An imperative focus for healthcare student bullying research. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1479), 81-85. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bai, M., Nicholson, H., & Smith-Han, K. (2016). Medical students’ experiences of practising medical procedures on patients, other students and themselves. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1444), 43-57. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Smith-Han, K., Martyn, H., Barrett, A., & Nicholson, H. (2016). "That's not what you expect to do as a doctor, you know, you don't expect your patients to die." Death as a learning experience for undergraduate medical students. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 108. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0631-3

Journal - Research Article

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). "They cared about us students:" Learning from exemplar clinical teaching environments. BMC Medical Education, 19, 119. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1551-9

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E. K., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). It's 'probably the teacher!' A strategic framework for clinical staff engagement in clinical student bullying intervention. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 116. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1552-8

Bai, M., Nicholson, H., & Smith-Han, K. (2016). Medical students’ experiences of practising medical procedures on patients, other students and themselves. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1444), 43-57. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Smith-Han, K., Martyn, H., Barrett, A., & Nicholson, H. (2016). "That's not what you expect to do as a doctor, you know, you don't expect your patients to die." Death as a learning experience for undergraduate medical students. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 108. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0631-3

Smith-Han, K., Jaye, C., Fitzgerald, R., & Stein, S. (2013). What do medical students learn about general practice in their undergraduate education? Focus on Health Professional Education, 14(3), 78-90.

Jaye, C., Egan, T., & Smith-Han, K. (2010). Communities of clinical practice and normalising technologies of self: Learning to fit in on the surgical ward. Anthropology & Medicine, 17(1), 59-73. doi: 10.1080/13648470903569388

Jaye, C., Egan, T., Smith-Han, K., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2009). Teaching and learning in the hospital ward. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1304). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1304/3820/content.pdf

Rudland, J., Wilkinson, T., Smith-Han, K., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2008). ″You can do it late at night or in the morning. You can do it at home, I did it with my flatmate.″ The educational impact of an OSCE. Medical Teacher, 30, 206-211. doi: 10.1080/01421590701851312

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Journal - Research Other

Gamble Blakey, A., Anderson, L., Smith-Han, K., Wilkinson, T., Collins, E., & Berryman, E. (2018). Time to stop making things worse: An imperative focus for healthcare student bullying research. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1479), 81-85. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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