Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

FMHS educational research funding

Awards available

EW Sharman Staff Award for Research in Curriculum Development (next call for applications will open at the end of 2018) 

The fund was established in 2003 to assist teaching staff of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to undertake research into curriculum development. Value of award: $10,000     

Sharman award guidelines
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Daniel and Olga Archibald Medical Education Research Fund (next call for applications will open at the end of 2018)

Based on a generous gift from the Archibald Family, this fund supports a faculty member or graduate research student carrying out research related to undergraduate or postgraduate medical education. The grants may be used to fund specific costs related to a project or to help cover the travel costs associated with presenting research findings at a recognised international medical education meeting. Value of award: $2,000-2,500   

Past recipients

  Recipient Project title Award
2018 Roshini J Peiris-John & Michelle Wise - Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine Healthcare quality improvement training at FMHS: impact on medical practitioner behaviour and interprofessional partnerships Sharman
Mataroria P Lyndon – Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, School of Medicine Measuring the Learning Outcomes of Healthcare Hackathons Archibald
2017 Judith McCool - Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Population Health Overseas electives for medical students: who, what and where? Sharman
Neera R. Jain - School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education and Social Work A culture of access? Students with disabilities’ experience of medical school social environments Archibald
2016 Alistair Woodward - Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Population Health   Examining the effects lecture recordings have on student engagement Sharman
Andrew Hill - South Auckland Clinical School, School of Medicine Improving the surgical clerkship learning environment: Feeding back to the teachers Archibald
2015 Shanthi Ameratunga - Department of Epidemiliogy and Biostatistics, School of Population Health “Nothing about us, without us”: disability teaching in undergraduate health programs at FMHS



John Egan - Learning Technology Unit The curricular and technological nexus: a pilot study of e-portfolio implementation’s impact across multiple health disciplines’ curricula
Jill Yielder - Medical Programme Directorate Attendance at the AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) conference in Glasgow to present work in the MBChB programme at the University of Auckland. Archibald
2014 Felicity Goodyear-Smith - Department of General Practice and Primary Healthcare, School of Population Health Reliability of the use of Mini-CEX in undergraduate general practice Sharman (shared)
Michelle Adams – School of Nursing Child and family health 'flipped': a pilot study in education innovation
Mataroria Lyndon - South Auckland Clinical School Attendance at the Academic Surgical Congress 2014 - Career intentions of medical students: Links with academic motivation and quality of life Archibald
Matt Boyd – Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, School of Medicine Attendance at ANZAHPE conference 2014 - The impact of progress testing on MBChB students’ approach to study and stress
2013 Peter Jones - Medical Programme Directorate Health and reflective practice: a proposal for formal learning in year 6 Sharman
Jennifer Crowley - Department of Nutrition, School of Medical Sciences The journey GPs take to become competent in nutrition in both their medical education and general practitioner training Archibald
2012 Lisa Stewart - School of Nursing A new visage of ageing in the undergraduate nursing curriculum: Does it make a difference to student nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards older people Sharman
Adam Blake -Learning Technology Unit & Prof Shanthi Ameratunga - Epidemiology & Biostatistics How can tertiary institutions best collaborate to make effective use of educational technologies to enhance global health?: Towards a sustainable partnership framework for sound use of technologies to enhance medical education Archibald
2011 Heather Baker - School of Nursing The effect of a new palliative care educational programme on student knowledge of caring for patients with palliative care needs and attitudes towards death and dying in the Bachelor of Nursing Sharman