August 18th, 2020 1100-1230

The Interprofessional Education Special Interest Group are delighted to announce our inaugural, online CPD event. This event will focus on supporting educators to facilitate online delivery of interprofessional education and practice-based interprofessional education.


Dr Margo Brewer Discipline Lead, Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth
Dr Sherryn Evans Faculty Interprofessional Education Co-ordinator, Deakin University, Melbourne

Speaker Biographies

Dr Margarget Brewer. Associate Professor Margo Brewer Discipline Lead, Speech Pathology, Curtin University Margo was the leader of interprofessional education in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia from 2008 until 2019. She oversaw interprofessional education and clinical education for the 26 courses across the health faculty. Margo has been awarded several teaching excellence awards, has led local and national grants totally over $5 million, and published over 20 peer reviewed journal papers, 4 book chapters and several interprofessional education guides. Margo’s research has been presented on over 50 occasions at national and international conferences including international plenary addresses. In late 2019, Margo moved back to her original field of speech pathology where she

Dr Sherryn Evans. Dr Sherryn Evans coordinates the Faculty of Health’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) curriculum at Deakin University. She is interested in innovative and relevant teaching and learning methods to enable healthcare students to learn with, from and about each other to ultimately improve the quality of healthcare. She has led the development and implementation of a globally unique cloud based IPE unit using synchronous and asynchronous communication methods for students studying medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, dietetics, social work, psychology and clinical exercise physiology in the Faculty of Health. Her research is in the area of IPE, and more specifically the online delivery of IPE. She has focused on the effects of online IPE on students’ attitudes and skills associated with learning and working collaboratively, the student and facilitator experience of online IPE, and the styles of facilitator interaction in online IPE. She has previously researched in the areas of dietetic clinical education models and the physical health of people with a mental illness

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