Jennifer is a post-doctoral researcher and completed her PhD studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. Her PhD research was in the area of engineering education and professional development focusing on problem solving. Prior to and during her PhD studies, Jennifer was actively involved in a number of educational-based projects.
Her foray into the area of simulation-based learning in healthcare education started in 2013 when straight after completing her PhD, she worked with a team of researchers and educators at the School of Health Sciences, RMIT University. Her knowledge of educational theories and prior experience on working in educational projects contributed to the last stage of the project where the 3-D simulation game, Second Life was utilised for the training of healthcare students.
Jennifer joined HealthPEER, Monash University in early 2014 and has since then been involved in various simulation-based learning projects within the field of healthcare education, working together with Professor Debra Nestel. She also previously worked at Swinburne University on a research project focusing on how mental health and well-being is being marketed to consumers.
Ontop of being interested in the research area of problem solving, simulation-based learning, engineering/healthcare education and professional practice, she is also interested in the area of research methods. Her particular area of interest is in the use of qualitative research in traditionally quantitative fields.