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Dr Kelby Smith-Han

PositionMedical Education Research Academic Lead
QualificationsBA MHealSc PhD (Otago) PGDipMedEd (Dundee) AFANZAHPE
Research summaryMedical education
TeachingEarly Learning in Medicine (ELM) - Early Professional Experience (EPE) Programme Module
Memberships
  • Associate Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (AFANZAHPE)
  • Member of the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE)
  • Member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

Research

My research focuses on 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, professional identity formation, the clinical experience of medical students, medical humanities, career choice, experiential learning 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., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). Interventions addressing student bullying in the clinical workplace: A narrative review. BMC Medical Education, 19, 220. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1578-y

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

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

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

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., 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., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). Interventions addressing student bullying in the clinical workplace: A narrative review. BMC Medical Education, 19, 220. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1578-y

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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