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International award for researcher

5 September 2017

Priya Martin
Priya Martin (left) is presented with the 2017 post-graduate student prize in health professional education award by Simone Rossi, managing editor, Australian Medicines Handbook, at the 2017 ANZAHPE conference.

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) researcher Priya Martin has been internationally recognised for her research into clinical supervision.

Ms Martin was the recipient of the 2017 post-graduate student prize in health professional education, presented by the Australia and New Zealand Association for Professional Educators (ANZAHPE).

"The ANZAHPE is comprised of clinicians, academic educators and students, and is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand," Ms Martin said.

"I was awarded the 2017 post-graduate student prize in health professional education award for my research in the area of health professional education as part of my PhD, specifically looking into factors contributing to high quality supervision in allied health.

"Allied health encompasses a range of disciplines outside the confines of the medical, nursing and dental professions, and in virtually all those disciplines there is a strong emphasis on supervision from senior practitioners of younger clinicians comig through."

"My PhD research included five individual studies, the results of which have been shared through six papers in international peer-reviewed jurnals, and presentations at various conferences."

Ms Martin, who is based at the DDHHS’s Cunningham Centre in Toowoomba, said in addition to receiving the ANZAHPE award, one of the most pleasing aspects of her research had been seeing it put into practice.

"It was a great honour to receive the award at the ANZAHPE conference which was held in Adelaide, and I would like to acknowledge a Right to Private Practice Scholarship that made the trip possible," she said.

"I have been able to incorporate the findings of my research in the supervision training offered by the Cunningham Centre, which has ensured that my PhD research has had maximum impact on clinical supervision practice and policy internationally.

"I am passionate about evidence-informed practice and I think translating research findings into practice is something we should see more of."

Last updated: 7 September 2017