Professor Maree O'Keefe
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Helen Mayo North
Professor O’Keefe is Director Curriculum in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She is a Paediatric medical specialist and holds a PhD in medical education. She is currently the deputy chair of the University Academic Board and chair of the Faculty Board. In addition to her academic roles, through her work with the Office of Learning and Teaching and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, she has provided national leadership in health professional education. She has held a range of appointments to national committees and councils as an expert in health profession education.
She continues her clinical practice as a paediatrician and has over 25 years of experience of teaching and major curriculum innovation in health. Her research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, interprofessional learning and developing quality experiential learning environments. She has highly developed skills in academic governance, strategic and operational planning within complex organisations, quality assurance, and stakeholder engagement.
Professor O’Keefe has won a number of institutional and national grants and awards for her teaching and health education research.
Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2013)
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide (2002)
Graduate Diploma of Community Child Health, Flinders University (1991)
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1990)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours), University of Adelaide (1982)
Awards & Achievements
Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK) (2018)
National Teaching Fellowship, Office of Learning and Teaching (2013)
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Discipline Scholar (Health), Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2010)
Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2007)
Vice Chancellor and President’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2007)
Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2007)
Executive Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2006)
Categories Education, Medicine & Medical Research Expertise medical education; child health; consumer participation; community engagement
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Entry last updated: Sunday, 9 May 2021
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