Associate Professor Chris Roberts

Associate Professor
General Practice, Northern Clinical School

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Biographical details

Chris is Associate Professor in Primary Care and Medical Education. He is Deputy Director at the Sydney Medical School - Northern's Hornsby Campus. He has recently been working as Associate Director (Education) at the Charles Perkins Centre, where he was responsible for developing the educational strategy.

Research interests

His particular research interests in primary care include evaluating complex interventions in primary care for example multi-disciplinary approaches to falls prevention, musculo-skeletal problems, hypertension management, and mental health. He is more well known for his medical education research; including community-engaged learning and teaching, selection focussed assessment, professionalism, clinical competence and career choice.

Teaching and supervision

He has a group of PhD students in medical and health science education research.

He teaches and innovates in Stage 1 and stage 2 medical students' clinical day at Hornsby, and into the Stage 3 community term block.

In 2013, he shared the Vice Chancellor's Award for Support of the Student Experieince for the Peer Assisted Learning program at the Central Clinical School, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

PhD and master's project opportunities

International links

Canada

(University of British Columbia) Ongoing relationship re student selection procedures for graduate entry medicine

Netherlands

(University of Maastricht) International educational research project

United Kingdom

(University of Sheffield, UK) Worked there for many years. On going research projects.

Selected grants

2013

  • Establishing pathways to implement and sustain evidence based fall prevention in primary care: The iSOLVE project; Clemson L, Sherrington C, Roberts C, Peiris D, Willis K, Mackenzie L, Pit S, Poulos R, Lam M, Lovarini M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.

2012

  • Work-based assessment of teamwork: an interprofessional approach; Thistlethwaite J, Eley D, Bogossian F, Strong J, Roberts C, Lee A, Dunston R, Boud D, Forman D, Moran M, Bainbridge L, Drynan D; Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Fed)/Office for Learning and Teaching.
  • Can we achieve better clinical and economic outcomes for chronic disease management in primary care asthma and hypertension?; Armour C, Bajorek B, Krass I, Hayes A, Roberts C; Heart Foundation of Australia/Grants-in-Aid.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Roberts, C., Loftus, S. (2013). The Development of Healthcare Researchers. In Stephen Loftus, Tania Gerzina, Joy Higgs, Megan Smith, Elaine Duffy (Eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher, (pp. 159-172). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Journals

  • Daly, M., Roberts, C. (2014). Preparing for practice with longitudinal integrated placements. Medical Teacher, 36(4), 360-361. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Al Alwan, I., Prideaux, D., Tekian, A. (2013). Developing the science of selection into the healthcare professions and speciality training within Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region. Journal of Health Specialties, 1(2), 71-77. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C. (2013). Free-text comments for multisource feedback. The Clinical Teacher, 10(6), 417-418. [More Information]
  • Tiller, D., O'Mara, D., Rothnie, I., Dunn, S., Lee, L., Roberts, C. (2013). Internet-based multiple mini-interviews for candidate selection for graduate entry programmes. Medical Education, 48(8), 801-810. [More Information]
  • Daly, M., Roberts, C., Kumar, K., Perkins, D. (2013). Longitudinal integrated rural placements: a social learning systems perspective. Medical Education, 47(4), 352-361. [More Information]
  • Mackenzie, L., Clemson, L., Roberts, C. (2013). Occupational therapists partnering with general practitioners to prevent falls: Seizing opportunities in primary health care. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(1), 66-70. [More Information]
  • Burgess, A., Roberts, C., Black, K., Mellis, C. (2013). Senior medical student perceived ability and experience in giving peer feedback in formative long case examinations. BMC Medical Education, 13(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Daly, M., Perkins, D., Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Moore, M. (2013). What factors in rural and remote extended clinical placements may contribute to preparedness for practice from the perspective of students and clinicians? Medical Teacher, 35(11), 900-907. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Daly, M., Kumar, K., Perkins, D., Richards, D., Garne, D. (2012). A longitudinal integrated placement and medical students' intentions to practise rurally. Medical Education, 46(2), 179-191. [More Information]
  • Al-Kadri, H., Al-Moamary, M., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2012). Exploring assessment factors contributing to students' study strategies: Literature review. Medical Teacher, 34(Suppl 1), S42-S50. [More Information]
  • Wilson, I., Roberts, C., Flynn, E., Griffin, B. (2012). Only the best: medical student selection in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(5), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Wilson, I., Roberts, C., Flynn, E., Griffin, B. (2012). Only the best: medical student selection in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(11), 684-684. [More Information]
  • Al-Kadri, H., Al�?Moamary, M., Al-Takroni, H., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2012). Self-assessment and students' study strategies in a community of clinical practice: A qualitative study. Medical Education Online: an electronic journal, 17(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Burgess, A., Black, K., Chapman-Konarska, R., Clark, T., Roberts, C., Mellis, C. (2012). Teaching skills for students: our future educators. The Clinical Teacher, 9(5), 312-316. [More Information]
  • Basu, S., Roberts, C. (2012). Towards a Public Health Curriculum in Undergraduate Medicine. Education for Health, 25(2), 98-104. [More Information]
  • Prideaux, D., Roberts, C., Eva, K., Centeno, A., McCrorie, P., McManus, C., Patterson, F., Powis, D., Tekian, A., Wilkinson, D. (2011). Assessment for selection for the health care professions and specialty training: Consensus statement and recommendations from the Ottawa 2010 Conference. Medical Teacher, 33(3), 215-223. [More Information]
  • Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Thistlethwaite, J. (2011). Entering and Navigating Academic Medicine: Academic Clinician-Educators' Experiences. Medical Education, 45, 497-503. [More Information]
  • Al Kadri, H., Al-Moamary, M., Elzubair, M., Magzoub, M., AlMutairi, A., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2011). Exploring factors affecting undergraduate medical students' study strategies in the clinical years: a qualitative study. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 16(5), 553-567. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Togno, J. (2011). Selection into specialist training programs: an approach from general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(2), 93-95. [More Information]
  • Al Kadri, H., Al�?Moamary, M., Magzoub, M., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2011). Students' perceptions of the impact of assessment on approaches to learning: a comparison between two medical schools with similar curricula. International Journal of Medical Education, 2, 44-52. [More Information]
  • Levy, D., Ajjawi, R., Roberts, C. (2010). How Do Homeopaths Reason and Make Decisions? Integrating Theory, Practice, and Education. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: research on paradigm, practice, and policy, 16(12), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Prideaux, D. (2010). Selection for medical schools: re-imaging as an international discourse. Medical Education, 44(11), 1054-1056. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Rothnie, I., Zoanetti, N., Crossley, J. (2010). Should candidate scores be adjusted for interviewer stringency or leniency in the multiple mini-interview? Medical Education, 44(7), 690-698. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Conn, J. (2009). Building capacity in medical education research in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(1), 33-34. [More Information]
  • Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Rothnie, I., Du Fresne, C., Walton, M. (2009). Experiences of the multiple mini-interview: a qualitative analysis. Medical Education, 43(4), 360-367. [More Information]
  • Basu, S., Roberts, C. (2009). Exploring the role of discourse in undergraduate medical training. Australian Rural Doctor, 4(2), 35-45.
  • Ajjawi, R., Hyde, S., Roberts, C., Nisbet, G. (2009). Marginalisation of dental students in a shared medical and dental education programme. Medical Education, 43(3), 238-245. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Zoanetti, N., Rothnie, I. (2009). Validating a multiple mini-interview question bank assessing entry-level reasoning skills in candidates for graduate-entry medicine and dentistry programmes. Medical Education, 43(4), 350-359. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Walton, M., Rothnie, I., Crossley, J., Lyon, P., Kumar, K., Tiller, D. (2008). Factors affecting the utility of the multiple mini-interview in selecting candidates for graduate-entry medical school. Medical Education, 42(4), 396-404. [More Information]
  • Page Mitchell, S., Birden, H., Hudson, J., Thistlethwaite, J., Roberts, C., Wilson, I., Bushnell, J., Hogg, J., Freedman, B., Yeomans, N. (2008). Medical schools can cooperate: A new joint venture to provide medical education in the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(3), 179-181. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Stark, P. (2008). Readiness for self-directed change in professional behaviours: factorial validation of the Self-reflection and Insight Scale. Medical Education, 42(11), 1054-1063. [More Information]
  • Crossley, J., Russell, J., Jolly, B., Ricketts, C., Roberts, C., Schuwirth, L., Norcini, J. (2007). 'I'm pickin' up good regressions': the governance of generalisability analyses. Medical Education, 41(10), 926-934. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Newble, D., Jolly, B., Reed, M., Hampton, K. (2006). Assuring the quality of high-stakes undergraduate assessments of clinical competence. Medical Teacher, 28(6), 535-543. [More Information]
  • Stark, P., Roberts, C., Newble, D., Bax, N. (2006). Discovering professionalism through guided reflection. Medical Teacher, 28(1), e25-e31. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Cromarty, I., Crossley, J., Jolly, B. (2006). The reliability and validity of a matrix to assess the completed reflective personal development plans of general practitioners. Medical Education, 40(4), 363-370.
  • Dubey, S., Roberts, C., Adebajo, A. (2005). Rheumatology training in the UK: the trainees' perspective - issues surrounding paediatric rheumatology. Rheumatology, 44, 264.
  • Roberts, C., Lawson, M., Newble, D., Self, A., Chan, P. (2005). The introduction of large class problem-based learning into an undergraduate medical curriculum: an evaluation. Medical Teacher, 27(6), 527-533. [More Information]
  • Basu, S., Roberts, C., Newble, D., Snaith, M. (2004). Comparing and contrasting undergraduate competence in musculoskeletal medicine with cardiovascular medicine and neurology. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 43, 1398-1401.
  • Basu, S., Roberts, C., Newble, D., Snaith, M. (2004). Competence in the musculoskeletal system: assessing the progression of knowledge through an undergraduate medical course. Medical Education, 38(12), 1253-1260. [More Information]
  • Dubey, S., Roberts, C., Adebajo, A., Snaith, M. (2004). Rheumatology training in the United Kingdom: the trainees' perspective. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 43, 896-900.
  • Roberts, C., Dolman, E., Adebajo, A., Underwood, M. (2003). A national qualitative survey of community-based musculoskeletal services in the UK. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 42, 1074-1078.
  • Roberts, C., Lawson, M., Newble, D., Self, A. (2003). Managing the learning environment in undergraduate medical education: the Sheffield Approach. Medical Teacher, 25(3), 282-286.
  • Roberts, C., Newble, D., O'Rourke, J. (2002). Portfolio-based assessment in medical education: are they valid and reliable for summative purposes? Medical Education, 36(10), 899-900.

Conferences

  • Clemson, L., Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Sherrington, C., Peiris, D., Willis, K., Pit, S., Poulos, R., Lam, M., Lovarini, M. (2014). Using Theory to Inform Implementation Research:The iSOLVE Project. 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference, Sydney: 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference.
  • Roberts, C., Kumar, K., Garne, D., Richards, D., Daly, M., Lyle, D. (2011). ‘I gotto experience … so much!’ Multi�?university work�?based learning in Far West NSW . 11th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

2014

  • Daly, M., Roberts, C. (2014). Preparing for practice with longitudinal integrated placements. Medical Teacher, 36(4), 360-361. [More Information]
  • Clemson, L., Mackenzie, L., Roberts, C., Sherrington, C., Peiris, D., Willis, K., Pit, S., Poulos, R., Lam, M., Lovarini, M. (2014). Using Theory to Inform Implementation Research:The iSOLVE Project. 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference, Sydney: 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference.

2013

  • Roberts, C., Al Alwan, I., Prideaux, D., Tekian, A. (2013). Developing the science of selection into the healthcare professions and speciality training within Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region. Journal of Health Specialties, 1(2), 71-77. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C. (2013). Free-text comments for multisource feedback. The Clinical Teacher, 10(6), 417-418. [More Information]
  • Tiller, D., O'Mara, D., Rothnie, I., Dunn, S., Lee, L., Roberts, C. (2013). Internet-based multiple mini-interviews for candidate selection for graduate entry programmes. Medical Education, 48(8), 801-810. [More Information]
  • Daly, M., Roberts, C., Kumar, K., Perkins, D. (2013). Longitudinal integrated rural placements: a social learning systems perspective. Medical Education, 47(4), 352-361. [More Information]
  • Mackenzie, L., Clemson, L., Roberts, C. (2013). Occupational therapists partnering with general practitioners to prevent falls: Seizing opportunities in primary health care. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(1), 66-70. [More Information]
  • Burgess, A., Roberts, C., Black, K., Mellis, C. (2013). Senior medical student perceived ability and experience in giving peer feedback in formative long case examinations. BMC Medical Education, 13(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Loftus, S. (2013). The Development of Healthcare Researchers. In Stephen Loftus, Tania Gerzina, Joy Higgs, Megan Smith, Elaine Duffy (Eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher, (pp. 159-172). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Daly, M., Perkins, D., Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Moore, M. (2013). What factors in rural and remote extended clinical placements may contribute to preparedness for practice from the perspective of students and clinicians? Medical Teacher, 35(11), 900-907. [More Information]

2012

  • Roberts, C., Daly, M., Kumar, K., Perkins, D., Richards, D., Garne, D. (2012). A longitudinal integrated placement and medical students' intentions to practise rurally. Medical Education, 46(2), 179-191. [More Information]
  • Al-Kadri, H., Al-Moamary, M., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2012). Exploring assessment factors contributing to students' study strategies: Literature review. Medical Teacher, 34(Suppl 1), S42-S50. [More Information]
  • Wilson, I., Roberts, C., Flynn, E., Griffin, B. (2012). Only the best: medical student selection in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(5), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Wilson, I., Roberts, C., Flynn, E., Griffin, B. (2012). Only the best: medical student selection in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(11), 684-684. [More Information]
  • Al-Kadri, H., Al�?Moamary, M., Al-Takroni, H., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2012). Self-assessment and students' study strategies in a community of clinical practice: A qualitative study. Medical Education Online: an electronic journal, 17(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Burgess, A., Black, K., Chapman-Konarska, R., Clark, T., Roberts, C., Mellis, C. (2012). Teaching skills for students: our future educators. The Clinical Teacher, 9(5), 312-316. [More Information]
  • Basu, S., Roberts, C. (2012). Towards a Public Health Curriculum in Undergraduate Medicine. Education for Health, 25(2), 98-104. [More Information]

2011

  • Prideaux, D., Roberts, C., Eva, K., Centeno, A., McCrorie, P., McManus, C., Patterson, F., Powis, D., Tekian, A., Wilkinson, D. (2011). Assessment for selection for the health care professions and specialty training: Consensus statement and recommendations from the Ottawa 2010 Conference. Medical Teacher, 33(3), 215-223. [More Information]
  • Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Thistlethwaite, J. (2011). Entering and Navigating Academic Medicine: Academic Clinician-Educators' Experiences. Medical Education, 45, 497-503. [More Information]
  • Al Kadri, H., Al-Moamary, M., Elzubair, M., Magzoub, M., AlMutairi, A., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2011). Exploring factors affecting undergraduate medical students' study strategies in the clinical years: a qualitative study. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 16(5), 553-567. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Togno, J. (2011). Selection into specialist training programs: an approach from general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(2), 93-95. [More Information]
  • Al Kadri, H., Al�?Moamary, M., Magzoub, M., Roberts, C., Van Der Vleuten, C. (2011). Students' perceptions of the impact of assessment on approaches to learning: a comparison between two medical schools with similar curricula. International Journal of Medical Education, 2, 44-52. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Kumar, K., Garne, D., Richards, D., Daly, M., Lyle, D. (2011). ‘I gotto experience … so much!’ Multi�?university work�?based learning in Far West NSW . 11th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

2010

  • Levy, D., Ajjawi, R., Roberts, C. (2010). How Do Homeopaths Reason and Make Decisions? Integrating Theory, Practice, and Education. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: research on paradigm, practice, and policy, 16(12), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Prideaux, D. (2010). Selection for medical schools: re-imaging as an international discourse. Medical Education, 44(11), 1054-1056. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Rothnie, I., Zoanetti, N., Crossley, J. (2010). Should candidate scores be adjusted for interviewer stringency or leniency in the multiple mini-interview? Medical Education, 44(7), 690-698. [More Information]

2009

  • Roberts, C., Conn, J. (2009). Building capacity in medical education research in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(1), 33-34. [More Information]
  • Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Rothnie, I., Du Fresne, C., Walton, M. (2009). Experiences of the multiple mini-interview: a qualitative analysis. Medical Education, 43(4), 360-367. [More Information]
  • Basu, S., Roberts, C. (2009). Exploring the role of discourse in undergraduate medical training. Australian Rural Doctor, 4(2), 35-45.
  • Ajjawi, R., Hyde, S., Roberts, C., Nisbet, G. (2009). Marginalisation of dental students in a shared medical and dental education programme. Medical Education, 43(3), 238-245. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Zoanetti, N., Rothnie, I. (2009). Validating a multiple mini-interview question bank assessing entry-level reasoning skills in candidates for graduate-entry medicine and dentistry programmes. Medical Education, 43(4), 350-359. [More Information]

2008

  • Roberts, C., Walton, M., Rothnie, I., Crossley, J., Lyon, P., Kumar, K., Tiller, D. (2008). Factors affecting the utility of the multiple mini-interview in selecting candidates for graduate-entry medical school. Medical Education, 42(4), 396-404. [More Information]
  • Mendis, K., Roberts, C., Van Staalduinen, S. (2008), How do prevocational trainees practice evidence-based medicine? Final Project Report. , , , vii-68.
  • Page Mitchell, S., Birden, H., Hudson, J., Thistlethwaite, J., Roberts, C., Wilson, I., Bushnell, J., Hogg, J., Freedman, B., Yeomans, N. (2008). Medical schools can cooperate: A new joint venture to provide medical education in the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(3), 179-181. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Stark, P. (2008). Readiness for self-directed change in professional behaviours: factorial validation of the Self-reflection and Insight Scale. Medical Education, 42(11), 1054-1063. [More Information]

2007

  • Crossley, J., Russell, J., Jolly, B., Ricketts, C., Roberts, C., Schuwirth, L., Norcini, J. (2007). 'I'm pickin' up good regressions': the governance of generalisability analyses. Medical Education, 41(10), 926-934. [More Information]

2006

  • Roberts, C., Newble, D., Jolly, B., Reed, M., Hampton, K. (2006). Assuring the quality of high-stakes undergraduate assessments of clinical competence. Medical Teacher, 28(6), 535-543. [More Information]
  • Stark, P., Roberts, C., Newble, D., Bax, N. (2006). Discovering professionalism through guided reflection. Medical Teacher, 28(1), e25-e31. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Cromarty, I., Crossley, J., Jolly, B. (2006). The reliability and validity of a matrix to assess the completed reflective personal development plans of general practitioners. Medical Education, 40(4), 363-370.

2005

  • Dubey, S., Roberts, C., Adebajo, A. (2005). Rheumatology training in the UK: the trainees' perspective - issues surrounding paediatric rheumatology. Rheumatology, 44, 264.
  • Roberts, C., Lawson, M., Newble, D., Self, A., Chan, P. (2005). The introduction of large class problem-based learning into an undergraduate medical curriculum: an evaluation. Medical Teacher, 27(6), 527-533. [More Information]

2004

  • Basu, S., Roberts, C., Newble, D., Snaith, M. (2004). Comparing and contrasting undergraduate competence in musculoskeletal medicine with cardiovascular medicine and neurology. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 43, 1398-1401.
  • Basu, S., Roberts, C., Newble, D., Snaith, M. (2004). Competence in the musculoskeletal system: assessing the progression of knowledge through an undergraduate medical course. Medical Education, 38(12), 1253-1260. [More Information]
  • Dubey, S., Roberts, C., Adebajo, A., Snaith, M. (2004). Rheumatology training in the United Kingdom: the trainees' perspective. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 43, 896-900.

2003

  • Roberts, C., Dolman, E., Adebajo, A., Underwood, M. (2003). A national qualitative survey of community-based musculoskeletal services in the UK. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 42, 1074-1078.
  • Roberts, C., Lawson, M., Newble, D., Self, A. (2003). Managing the learning environment in undergraduate medical education: the Sheffield Approach. Medical Teacher, 25(3), 282-286.

2002

  • Roberts, C., Newble, D., O'Rourke, J. (2002). Portfolio-based assessment in medical education: are they valid and reliable for summative purposes? Medical Education, 36(10), 899-900.

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