The North West Rural Medical Education Unit supports the School of Rural Health in Bendigo and Mildura, and health practitioners teaching and practising in the Loddon Mallee region.
The unit produces a range of teaching resources for clinical educators, conducts education research, evaluates programs and teaching and is developing a simulated learning outreach program for the Loddon Mallee region.
Natalie has responsibilities in the areas of educational development, curriculum development, educational research and program evaluation across the School of Rural Health's regional clinical school sites in north-western Victoria. Prior to joining the School of Rural Health, Natalie coordinated the Learning, Development and Community Practice Program at the Centre for Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne. Natalie has also worked as a lecturer in the Education Faculty and Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Ballarat where she taught in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education) and Masters of Education Courses. Natalie’s PhD research explored interdisciplinary approaches to professional learning and practice decision-making in complex health settings.
Pam is a physiotherapist who joined the North-west Rural Medical Education Unit in 2007. She has responsibilities for academic support, curriculum development, educational research and program evaluation in the Bendigo and Mildura Regional Clinical Schools. Pam’s previous employment was with School of Rural Health Office of Research (2006-2007) as a research assistant. Prior to joining Monash, Pam worked in a range of community physiotherapy jobs including chronic disease management, work rehabilitation and private practice. Pam has also worked as a lecturer at TAFE (2001-2006), taking classes in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. As well as being a health professional, Pam is the author of fourteen children’s books, and writes regularly for a range of magazines and journals. Her Master of Education (Research) research was on bibliotherapy (the use of books) in helping adolescents manage their chronic illness. She is currently a PhD in Communication candidate at the University of Canberra.
Phone: + 61 3 5440 9007
Michelle organises and assists the unit in its day to day functioning.