About the Authors

Dr Faith Alele is a medical doctor by training and a lecturer in the Discipline of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University. Dr Alele is passionate about teaching health and non-health professionals how to undertake research with effective outcomes. She has vast experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students research methodology. She currently teaches Health Professional Research 1 and 2 to undergraduate students enrolled in health profession courses (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Sports and Exercise Science, Dentistry and Biomedicine) and Epidemiology to Postgraduate Students. Dr Alele is an enthusiastic teacher who uses multimodal teaching tools to aid the understanding of the concepts being taught. The feedback from the students has been that her teaching style and approaches have made potentially difficult concepts within the realms of possibility. She has been involved in many collaborative research projects and has more than 40 peer-reviewed articles.

Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli is an accomplished author and educator with over 20 years of experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate health professions education students. She earned her PhD in Reproductive Physiology and has since dedicated her career to educating future healthcare professionals. Professor Malau-Aduli is currently a Professor of Medical Education at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. She is also an adjunct Professor at James Cook University and Co-chair of the Australasian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM). She has held a variety of academic positions, including Academic Lead, Assessment and Evaluation, as well as Associate Dean Learning and Teaching at James Cook University’s College of Medicine & Dentistry. Professor Malau-Aduli has taught courses on research methodology, statistics, and evidence-based practice. Her passion for teaching and research has led to over 200 publications, including peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Malau-Aduli has served as supervisor and mentor to numerous higher-degree research students and young professionals in the field of health professions education. Her commitment to excellence in teaching and research has earned her numerous awards and recognition, including University Teaching Merit Awards. She was also listed in the World’s Top 2% Scientists for the Year Impact-2020 category (Elsevier BV, Mendeley Data).


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