Joanne Somerville

Joanne Somerville

Mrs, BSc Nursing, Post grad Dip Child Health, Master of Public Health

  • The University of Western Australia (M561), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Background of Paediatric Intensive Care nursing which progressed to Lecturer in undergraduate nursing at ECU for 5 years. I have a Masters in Public Health.

My current role within the School of Medicine is medical educator/ senior lecturer (level C) / MD year 3 unit coordinator (36 point year-long unit within the 4 year MD course).

Completed the Foundations of Tertiary teaching course through the UWA Academy fellowship scheme.

Research Interests: Simulations, I have completed an advanced simulation course.  Virtual reality in medical education for which I won an Alumni grant to develop a paediatric medical education virtual reality software program to teach paediatric advanced life support.

Professionalism in medical education.

Presented at AMMEE/OTTAWA international conference for medical and other healthcare educators. in Helsinki Finland, (oral presentation) Basel Switzerland (poster presentation) and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (oral presentation.

Member of the Australasian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment (ACCLAiM) group. ACCLAiM provides the opportunity for Australian and New Zealand Medical Schools to collaborate on clinical assessment, thereby contributing to the development of a national framework for the standard-setting of assessment in medical schools.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being