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  • The University of Western Australia (M414), 35 Stirling Highway, Office 5, Health Professions Education Bldg, Crawley Avenue, Nedlands

    6009 Perth


  • 378 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile


Sandra is the inaugural Head of the Division of Health Professions Education and academic lead in selection at The University of Western Australia. Her past roles have included being the Associate Dean of Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (UWA) and the Senior Lecturer in Medical Education UWA (curriculum development). Sandra has worked in health professions education and Faculty wide curriculum development for 20 years. As a medical educator her focus has been to enable clinicians, scientists, teachers and students to work together to produce quality programs.

Roles and responsibilities

Head, Division of Health Professions Education

Director, Postgraduate courses in Health Professions Education

Coordinator, Major in Humanities for Health and Medicine


Sandra is a mixed methods researcher with interests and publications that span, selection of students, approaches to curriculum development, health humanities, teaching practices, learning and assessment and evaluation of course outcomes.


  • Experiential learning
  • Outcome-based education
  • Use of simulation techniques
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Predictors of preparedness
  • Selection processes
  • Enhancing feedback for students
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Health and Medical Humanities

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Research Output 2004 2019

Likelihood of rural practice in medical school entrants with prior tertiary experience

Playford, D. E., Mercer, A., Carr, S. E. & Puddey, I. B., 8 Apr 2019, In : Medical Teacher. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Schools

Relative progress and academic performance of graduate vs undergraduate entrants to an Australian medical school

Puddey, I. B., Mercer, A. & Carr, S. E., 22 May 2019, In : BMC Medical Education. 19, 14 p., 159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
Emotional Intelligence
emotional intelligence
Medical Schools
2 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of confidence in anatomy knowledge for work as a junior doctor: A national survey of Australian medical students

Farey, J. E., Bui, D. T., Townsend, D., Sureshkumar, P., Carr, S. & Roberts, C., 31 Jul 2018, In : BMC Medical Education. 18, 1, 174.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
medical student

Projects 2016 2020



Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Sandra Carr (Recipient), 15 Dec 2019

Prize: Fellowship


Activities 2009 2019

  • 2 Membership of professional association
  • 1 Contribution or participation in a conference
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 HEA Fellowship

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Sandra Carr (Chair)
15 Dec 2019

Activity: MembershipsHEA Fellowship

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (External organisation)

Sandra Carr (Member)
1 Jan 20161 Jan 2020

Activity: MembershipsMembership of professional association

BMC Medical Education (Journal)

Sandra Carr (Associate Editor)
1 Jan 20151 Jan 2020

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Educators

Sandra Carr (Chair)
1 Jul 201530 Mar 2016

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution or participation in a conference

Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Educators (External organisation)

Sandra Carr (Member)
1 Jun 2009 → …

Activity: MembershipsMembership of professional association