Sinead Katherine Kado

Dr, Doctor of Philosophy Student

  • The University of Western Australia (M414), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Sinead's career over the last 25 years has transitioned from a clinical to an educational role and now also encompasses research. She has spent 20 years in Fiji moving from practicing Obstetrics and Gynaecology to problem based learning for medical students and becoming the pre-clinical coordinator. The graduate certificate in medical education inspired Sinead to develop a faculty development workshop for clinical educators in the Pacific in collaboration with Australian academics. Sinead was then awarded an Australian Awards scholarship to pursue her Masters in Health Professions Education. Her research focused around faculty development in the Pacific and has been presented internationally. Her passion for developing health professions education leaders in the Pacific has guided her current research as she undertakes a PhD.


Sinead's research interests are around effective ways to develop health professions educators in low-resourced countries. Her current research focuses on understanding leadership in health professions education in different contexts to gain a deeper understanding of this phenomenom and guide relevant faculty development. Sinead is a qualitative researcher who believes in research being pragmatic to bring about evidence based improvements.

Roles and responsibilities

Sinead is currently a full-time PhD student, but is also employed to teach into a variety of programs at UWA. Sinead has been the coordinator for the Assessment unit in the Masters of Health Professions Education; run problem based learning tutorials for Optometry students and conducted interactive tutorials for Health Humanities in medicine. Sinead has also been trained as a Unimentor to assist new postgraduate research students.

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Health Professions Education, Masters (distinction), Growing medical educators in the Pacific - How do knowledge and skills learned from a medical education workshop translate to Fijian clinicians teaching practice?

1 Feb 20171 Apr 2019

Award Date: 26 Jul 2019

Medical Education, Graduate certificate in Medical Education, Fiji National University

1 Feb 20131 Nov 2014

Award Date: 12 Dec 2014

Medicine, Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

Award Date: 12 Oct 1997

Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of London

Award Date: 15 Jul 1995

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Psychology and Basic Medical Sciences (2:1), University of London

Award Date: 1 Aug 1992

External positions

Reference Group Member for health Professions Education Research Centre, Fiji National University

29 Jun 2023 → …

Industry keywords

  • Education
  • Health

Research expertise keywords

  • Health Professions Education
  • Leadership
  • Qualitative research
  • Faculty development


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