Associate Professor Chris Roberts
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Chris Roberts is Associate Director (Education) at the Charles Perkins Centre, where he is responsible for developing the educational strategy. He Deputy Director at the Sydney Medical School - Northern's Hornsby Campus. He has recently been working as Director of Community Engaged Teaching and Learning working with the DVC (Education) portfolio, developing the Universities rural strategy.
His particular research interests in medical education include community-engaged learning and teaching, selection focussed assessment, professionalism, clinical competence and career choice. He is active in a number of primary care research projects, including cardiovascular health and living with disabilities.
He co-ordinates, teaches, and innovates stage 1 and stage 2 medical students' clinical day at Hornsby, teaches into the community term block, and runs the assessment unit of study on the Masters of Education (Health Professional Education). He is curriculum advisor to the Broken Hill Extended Clinical Placement Scheme. He is supervisor to several doctoral students in medical and health science education.
Current national competitive grants*
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
National Heart Foundation of Australia Grant-in-Aid ($130,000 over 2 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
United Kingdom. (University of Sheffield, UK) Worked there for many years. On going research projects..
Netherlands. (University of Maastricht) International educational research project.
Canada. (University of British Columbia) Ongoing relationship re student selection procedures for graduate entry medicine.