Associate Professor Kirsty Foster

Associate Dean (International)
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9926 4658
Fax +61 2 9438 2170

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Research interests

Promoting professionalism

Complex learning environments Teaching and learning in the clinical setting

International links

East Timor

(National Hospital Guido Valadares, Dili Institute of Health Sciences) Collaboration in development of critical care workshop for medical and nursing staff

Ghana

(University of the Cape Coast and University of Development Studies) Collaboration to support development of clinical teaching capacity and development of clinical reasoning in senior medical students. Medical education research collaboration.

Vietnam

(Dien Bien Phu Provincial Hospital) Development and delivery of Maternal and Child Health Interactive workshops

Vietnam

(Hanoi Medical University and Vietnamese Women's Union) Partners in a AUS AID Public Sector Linkage Program Grant funded Maternal and Child Health initiative looking at improving primary care and health literacy in Dien Bien district

Selected grants

2012

  • Developing a partnership between Sydney Medical School and medical institutions in Ghana for capacity building in health education with focus on priority areas.; Amonoo-Kuofi H, Iddrisu B, Yakubu H, Foster K, Ahmed M, Sawleshwarkar S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Nippita, T., Foster, K., Morris, J. (2014). Obstetric emergencies. In Jason Abbott, Lucy Bowyer, Martha Finn (Eds.), Obstetrics & Gynaecology, (pp. 201-218). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Gerzina, T., Foster, K. (2013). Being a University Teacher: Teaching in Professions. In Stephen Loftus, Tania Gerzina, Joy Higgs, Megan Smith, Elaine Duffy (Eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher, (pp. 23-32). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Foster, K. (2011). Becoming a professional doctor. In Lesley Scanlon (Eds.), Becoming a Professional: an Interdisciplinary Analysis of Professional Learning, (pp. 171-193). Dordrecht: Springer.

Journals

  • Foster, K., Laurent, R. (2013). How we make good doctors into good teachers: A short course to support busy clinicians to improve their teaching skills. Medical Teacher, 35(1), 4-7. [More Information]
  • Ogle, S., Foster, K., Hilmer, S., Broadfoot, A., Thanh, H. (2010). Teaching Geriatric Medicine in Vietnam: Introduction of an interactive learning module for medical students. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(3). [More Information]
  • Hirst, J., Jeffery, H., Morris, J., Foster, K., Elliott, E. (2009). Application of evidence-based teaching in maternal and child health in remote Vietnam. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 104(2), 152-155. [More Information]
  • Foster, K. (2009). Learning about medical professionalism - don't forget emotion!. The Clinical Teacher, 6(1), 9-12. [More Information]
  • Foster, K., Craven, P., Reid, S. (2006). Neonatal resuscitation educational experience of staff in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory hospitals. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(1-2), 16-19. [More Information]
  • Jeffery, H., Kocova, M., Tozija, F., Gjorgiev, D., Pop-Lazarova, M., Foster, K., Polverino, J., Hill, D. (2004). The Impact Of Evidence-Based Education On A Perinatal Capacity-Building Initiative In Macedonia. Medical Education Online: an electronic journal, 38(4), 435-447. [More Information]
  • Bredemeyer, S., Foster, K. (2001). Multidisciplinary perinatal skills training for Macedonia. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 4(1), 20-22.

2014

  • Nippita, T., Foster, K., Morris, J. (2014). Obstetric emergencies. In Jason Abbott, Lucy Bowyer, Martha Finn (Eds.), Obstetrics & Gynaecology, (pp. 201-218). Sydney: Elsevier.

2013

  • Gerzina, T., Foster, K. (2013). Being a University Teacher: Teaching in Professions. In Stephen Loftus, Tania Gerzina, Joy Higgs, Megan Smith, Elaine Duffy (Eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher, (pp. 23-32). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Foster, K., Laurent, R. (2013). How we make good doctors into good teachers: A short course to support busy clinicians to improve their teaching skills. Medical Teacher, 35(1), 4-7. [More Information]

2011

  • Foster, K. (2011). Becoming a professional doctor. In Lesley Scanlon (Eds.), Becoming a Professional: an Interdisciplinary Analysis of Professional Learning, (pp. 171-193). Dordrecht: Springer.

2010

  • Ogle, S., Foster, K., Hilmer, S., Broadfoot, A., Thanh, H. (2010). Teaching Geriatric Medicine in Vietnam: Introduction of an interactive learning module for medical students. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(3). [More Information]

2009

  • Hirst, J., Jeffery, H., Morris, J., Foster, K., Elliott, E. (2009). Application of evidence-based teaching in maternal and child health in remote Vietnam. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 104(2), 152-155. [More Information]
  • Foster, K. (2009). Learning about medical professionalism - don't forget emotion!. The Clinical Teacher, 6(1), 9-12. [More Information]

2006

  • Foster, K., Craven, P., Reid, S. (2006). Neonatal resuscitation educational experience of staff in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory hospitals. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(1-2), 16-19. [More Information]

2004

  • Jeffery, H., Kocova, M., Tozija, F., Gjorgiev, D., Pop-Lazarova, M., Foster, K., Polverino, J., Hill, D. (2004). The Impact Of Evidence-Based Education On A Perinatal Capacity-Building Initiative In Macedonia. Medical Education Online: an electronic journal, 38(4), 435-447. [More Information]

2001

  • Bredemeyer, S., Foster, K. (2001). Multidisciplinary perinatal skills training for Macedonia. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 4(1), 20-22.

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