Jennifer Harlim, BA (Hons), MBA, PhD, completed her PhD studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. Her post-graduate 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. After completing her research studies in 2013, 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. She joined 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 is also currently a Research Fellow with the NHET-Sim Programme. She has 16 peer-reviewed publications including 4 within the simulation area. 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.
Roles in simulation
- Post-doc Research Assistant at School of Health Sciences, RMIT University in 2013
- Involved in research projects within simulation-based education in healthcare since 2014
- Research Fellow with the NHET-Sim Programme