Associate Professor Tracey Winning

Tracey Winning
Associate Professor
Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I coordinate inquiry-based learning activities in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and support staff in implementing inquiry-based and flipped learning approaches. I have been co- (3) or principal-supervisor (4) for PhD students (five in the area of dental education; all of these PhD students are now in academic positions in dental schools Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and UAE). I currently lead the Dental Education Research group, which focusses on curriculum development and evaluation (e.g., self-monitoring and communication skills), research into students’ experiences in different learning contexts, and procedural skill learning. I have over 40 publications on dental education and research and has been principal investigator on several successful national teaching development (CAUT (1994), CUTSD (200-2001) & OLT grants (2015-16)) and small research grants (>20), involving collaboration internationally, e.g., Malmo University, Otago University, University of Manitoba and The University of Hong Kong/Waikato. My ongoing support for students’ learning has been recognised by University of Adelaide (Stephen Cole the Elder Award & Vice Chancellor's Medal for Excellence in Education, 2006; Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning, 2016) and national teaching awards (ALTC Citation in 2007).

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Associate Professor Tracey Winning

I coordinate inquiry-based learning activities in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and support staff in implementing inquiry-based and flipped learning approaches. I have been co- (3) or principal-supervisor (4) for PhD students (five in the area of dental education; all of these PhD students are now in academic positions in dental schools Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and UAE). I currently lead the Dental Education Research group, which focusses on curriculum development and evaluation (e.g., self-monitoring and communication skills), research into students’ experiences in different learning contexts, and procedural skill learning. I have over 40 publications on dental education and research and has been principal investigator on several successful national teaching development (CAUT (1994), CUTSD (200-2001) & OLT grants (2015-16)) and small research grants (>20), involving collaboration internationally, e.g., Malmo University, Otago University, University of Manitoba and The University of Hong Kong/Waikato. My ongoing support for students’ learning has been recognised by University of Adelaide (Stephen Cole the Elder Award & Vice Chancellor's Medal for Excellence in Education, 2006; Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning, 2016) and national teaching awards (ALTC Citation in 2007).

Student Experiences and Outcomes

Investigation of psychomotor skills development in dental students. The focus of this research is to explore individual differences in factors that influence the acquisition of psychomotor skills in dental students, and identify which approaches support effective skill learning. An initial project was undertaken as a PhD project by Dr Nattira Suksudaj. Follow up studies using implicit learning approaches for operative and endodontic skills learning are ongoing.  These recent projects involve Prof Rich Masters and Dr Neha Malhotra, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Investigation of the development of patient-centred communication by student oral health practitioners. This research involved evaluating students' perceptions, knowledge and skills related to patient-centred communication, at different stages of the curriculum. A key component of this research involves patient feedback to support development of students' skills for diverse groups of patients, eg, older age groups. Findings will guide strategic refinement of existing communications curriculum. These projects are in collaboration with Assoc Prof Dieter Schönwetter, Professor Mickey Wener, and Dr Nita Mazurat, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Manitoba, supported by a grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research. 

Curriculum Design and Evaluation

Evaluation of flipped learning design. (Sophie Karanicolas, Cathy Snelling, Tracey Winning; supported by an OLT grant)

Staff Development

Capacity building for staff and evaluation of flipped learning design. (Sophie Karanicolas, Cathy Snelling, Tracey Winning; supported by an OLT grant)

Analysis of outcomes of Professional development for sessional tutors on clinical assessment (Dimi Lekkas and Tracey Winning; supported by University of Adelaide, Teaching Development Grant)

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
1999 Associate Professor The Universirty of Adelaide
1999 - 2006 Senior Lecturer Level C The University of Adelaide
1997 - 1998 Lecturer Level B The University of Queensland
1993 - 1996 Lecturer Level B/Research Officer The University of Adelaide
1990 - 1992 Lecturer level B/NHMRC Senior Research Officer The University of Queensland

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2000 The University of New South Wales Australia GradDipHEd
1993 The University of Melbourne Australia PhD
1980 The University of Queensland Australia BDSc (hons)

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Lekkas,D, Winning,T, 2017, Using quality enhancement processes to achieve sustainable development and support for sessional staff, International Journal for Academic Development, 22, 1, 70-83 10.1080/1360144X.2016.1261357
2016 Skinner,V, Braunack-Mayer,A, Winning,T, 2016, Interactional research in PBL: Another piece of the ‘silence in PBL’ puzzle: Students’ explanations of dominance and quietness as complementary group roles, Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 10, 2, - 10.7771/1541-5015.1607
2016 Almajed,A, Skinner,V, Peterson,R, Winning,T, 2016, Collaborative Learning: Students’ Perspectives on How Learning Happens, Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 10, 2, - 10.7771/1541-5015.1601
2015 Skinner,VJ, Braunack-Mayer,AJ, Winning,TA, 2015, The purpose and value for students of PBL groups for learning, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 9, 1, 19-32 10.7771/1541-5015.1499
2015 Suksudaj,N, Lekkas,D, Kaidonis,J, Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2015, Features of an effective operative dentistry learning environment: students' perceptions and relationship with performance, European Journal of Dental Education, 19, 1, 53-62 10.1111/eje.12102
2014 Gardner,S, Roberts-Thomson,K, Winning,T, Peterson,R, 2014, Intrinsic rewards experienced by a group of dentists working with underserved populations, Australian Dental Journal, 59, 3, 302-308 10.1111/adj.12192
2014 Gardner,S, Roberts-Thomson,K, Winning,T, Peterson,R, 2014, Recruiting dentists for underserved populations: do we simply ask them?, J Dent Res,):93, 779., (Spec Iss B), 93, 779-779
2014 Almajed,A, Skinner,V, Peterson,R, Winning,T, 2014, Perceptions and experiences of collaborative learning by dental and medical students: A comprehensive systematic review, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 6, 120-250 10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1373
2013 Gardner,S, Roberts-Thomson,K, Winning,T, Peterson,R, 2013, Serving the underserved: Why do some dentists do what they do?, Australian Dental Journal, 58, 4, S14-S15 10.1111/adj.12129
2013 Kaidonis,J, Skinner,V, Lekkas,D, Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2013, Reorientating dental curricula to reflect a minimally invasive dentistry approach for patient-centred management, Australian Dental Journal, 58, SUPPL.1, 70-75 10.1111/adj.12052
2013 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2013, Expanding the global conversation in dental education: Guidelines for scholarly research and writing for international authors, Journal of Dental Education, 77, 6, 676-678
2013 Winning,T, Greenwood,L, Lekkas,D, 2013, Supporting postgraduate students in their role as clinical teachers: a pilot study, Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 8, 2, 132-158
2013 Winning,T, Kinnell,A, Wener,M, Mazurat,N, Schonwetter,D, 2013, Validity of scores from communication skills instruments for patients and their dental student-clinicians, European Journal of Dental Education, 17, 2, 93-100 10.1111/eje.12015
2012 Skinner,V, Lekkas,D, Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2012, Designing relevant and authentic scenarios for learning clinical communication in dentistry using the Calgary-Cambridge approach, Creative Education, 3, 06, 890-895 10.4236/ce.2012.326134
2012 Suksudaj,N, Townsend,G, Kaidonis,J, Lekkas,D, Winning,T, 2012, Acquiring psychomotor skills in operative dentistry: do innate ability and motivation matter?, European Journal of Dental Education, 16, 1, E187-E194 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2011.00696.x
2011 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2011, Research in PBL - where to from here for dentistry?, European Journal of Dental Education, 15, 3, 193-198 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2010.00655.x
2010 Suksudaj,N, Winning,T, Townsend,G, Lekkas,D, Kaidonis,J, 2010, Acquisition of dental psychomotor skills: understanding the learning experience, Dental Insights (ADA SA Branch), 23, 12-13
2010 Redwood,C, Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2010, The missing link: self-assessment and continuing professional development, Australian Dental Journal, 55, 1, 15-19 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01177.x
2010 Redwood,C, Winning,T, Lekkas,D, Townsend,G, 2010, Improving clinical assessment: evaluating students' ability to identify and apply clinical criteria, European Journal of Dental Education, 14, 3, 136-144 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2009.00606.x
2008 Winning,T, Needleman,I, Rohlin,M, Carrassi,A, Chadwick,B, Eaton,K, Hardwick,K, Ivancakova,R, Jallaludin,R, Johnsen,D et al, 2008, Evidence-based care and the curriculum, European Journal of Dental Education, 12, Supplement 1, 48-63 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2007.00480.x
2007 Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2007, Problem-based learning in dental education: what's the evidence for and against... and is it worth the effort?, Australian Dental Journal, 52, 1, 2-9 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.tb00458.x
2006 Henderson-Smart,C, Winning,T, Gerzina,T, King,S, Hyde,S, 2006, Benchmarking learning and teaching: developing a method, Quality Assurance in Education, 14, 2, 143-155 10.1108/09684880610662024
2006 Marino,R, Morgan,M, Winning,T, Thomson,W, Marshall,R, Gotjamanos,T, Evans,W, 2006, Sociodemographic background and career decisions of Australian and New Zealand dental students, Journal of Dental Education, 70, 2, 169-178
2005 Winning,T, Lim,E, Townsend,G, 2005, Student experiences of assessment in two problem-based dental curricula: Adelaide and Dublin, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 30, 5, 489-505 10.1080/02602930500187014
2004 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2004, Problem-based Learning: 3rd International Symposium, European Journal of Dental Education, 8, 2, 49-50 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2003.00335.x
2004 Marino,R, Stuart,G, Winning,T, Morgan,M, Thomson,W, Marshall,R, Gotjamanos,T, 2004, Cultural consistency in Australian dental students from two different ethnic backgrounds, Journal of Dental Education, 68, 11, 1178-1184
2004 Gagliardi,A, Winning,T, Kaidonis,J, Hughes,T, Townsend,G, 2004, Association of frontal sinus development with somatic and skeletal maturation in Aboriginal Australians: a longitudinal study, Homo - journal of comparative human biology, 55, 1-2, 39-52 10.1016/j.jchb.2004.06.001
2004 Winning,T, Skinner,V, Townsend,G, Drummond,B, Kieser,J, 2004, Developing problem-based learning packages internationally: an evaluation of outcomes, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 41, 2, 125-144 10.1080/1470329042000208666
2004 Wetherell,J, Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2004, Localized asymmetry in human dental crown form - an interesting case, Dental Anthropology, 17, 1, 18-23
2003 Gemmell,E, Winning,T, Carter,C, Ford,P, Bird,P, Ashman,R, Grieco,D, Seymour,G, 2003, Differences in mouse strain influence leukocyte and immunoglobulin phenotype response to Porphyromonas gingivalis, Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 18, 6, 364-370 10.1046/j.0902-0055.2002.00098.x
2003 Winning,T, Skinner,V, Mullins,G, Townsend,G, 2003, Student learning processes and outcomes in a hybrid problem-based learning environment, Australian Dental Journal, 48, 4, S16-S16
2002 Clark,D, Aldred,M, Aldred,S, Schuler,C, Wang,H, Petersson,K, Nilner,M, Svensater,G, Rohlin,M, Winning,T et al, 2002, Use of problem-based learning in Canadian and U.S. dental schools: results of a survey, Canadian Dental Association Journal, 68, 1, 26-30
2001 Lechner,S, Kandlbinder,P, Gonsalkorale,S, Bradshaw,M, Harris,K, Winning,T, 2001, Negotiating the maze: Case based, collaborative distance learning in dentistry, Medical Education Online, 6, 3, www 1-www 6 10.3402/meo.v6i.4527
2001 Lim,E, Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2001, Comparison of students' attitudes towards assessment in two problem-based dental curricula: Adelaide and Dublin, Australian Dental Journal, 46, 4, S17-S17
2000 Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2000, Oral mucosal embryology and histology, Clinics in Dermatology, 18, 5, 499-511 10.1016/S0738-081X(00)00140-1
1998 Winning,T, Townsend,G, 1998, Problem-based curricula and dental education: facilitating change for teachers and learners, European Journal of Dental Education, 2, 1, 143-148 10.1111/j.1600-0579.1998.tb00050.x
1997 Townsend,G, Winning,T, Wetherell,J, Mullins,G, 1997, New PBL dental curriculum at the University of Adelaide, Journal of Dental Education, 61, 4, 374-387
1996 Wetherell,J, Mullins,G, Winning,T, Townsend,G, 1996, First year responses to a new problem-based curriculum in dentistry, Australian Dental Journal, 41, 5, 351-354 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1996.tb03145.x
1995 Athanasas-Platsis,S, Savage,N, Winning,T, Walsh,L, 1995, Induction of the CD1a Langerhans cell marker on human monocytes, Archives of Oral Biology, 40, 2, 157-160 10.1016/0003-9969(94)00152-2

Books

Date Citation
2003 Mullins,G, Wetherell,J, Townsend,G, Winning,T, Greenwood,L, 2003, Problem based learning in dentistry : the Adelaide experience / Gerry Mullins ...[ et al.], David Lovell Publishing, PO Box 822 Ringwood, Vic 3134, 1-172

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2012 Winning,T, Skinner,V, Kinnell,A, Townsend,G, Svensater,G, Rohlin,M, Davies,J, 2012, The influence of two PBL curricular contexts on first-year students' understandings of PBL, approaches to learning and outcomes, Springer, United States, pp. 59-80 10.1007/978-94-007-2515-7_5
2012 Skinner,V, Braunack-Mayer,A, Winning,T, 2012, Gettting on with each other: PBL group dynamics and function, Springer, United States, pp. 189-205 10.1007/978-94-007-2515-7_12
2007 Winning,T, Lekkas,D, Townsend,G, 2007, Supporting undergraduate dental students to become effective self-assessors in clinical settings, HERDSA, NSW, pp. 641-648
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Morphology of the dental arches and occlusion, Oxford University Press, pp. 133-135
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Identification and recording of teeth, Oxford University Press, pp. 99-103
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Age changes in oral tissues, Oxford University Press, pp. 145-148
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Tooth eruption and emergence, Oxford University Press, pp. 140-144
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Anatomy of the pulp cavity, Oxford University Press, pp. 126-128
2006 Brown,K, Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Forensic applications of dental and oral anatomy, Oxford University Press, pp. 149-154
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Morphology of permanent teeth, Oxford University Press, pp. 104-122
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Surface anatomy of the oral cavity, Oxford University Press, pp. 91-98
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Timing and sequence of tooth calcification, Oxford University Press, pp. 136-139
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Deciduous dentition, Oxford University Press, pp. 123-125
2006 Townsend,G, Winning,T, 2006, Radiographic anatomy of the maxilla and mandible, Oxford University Press, pp. 129-132
2003 Winning,T, Skinner,V, 2003, Creating a learning environment: resourcing and supporting a PSL curriculm, David Lovell Publishing, Ringwood, Victoria, pp. 103-138

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2010 Karanicolas,S, Winning,T, Snelling,C, 2010, Bringing down the silos to enhance student outcomes through interprofessional teaching, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference (HERDSA Annual International Conference), Melbourne
2007 Winning,T, Lekkas,D, Townsend,G, 2007, Developing clinical self-assessment skills in first-year dental students, REAP International Online Conference on Assessment Design for Learner Responsibility, Online conference
2006 Skinner,V, Winning,T, 2006, Student experiences of problem-based learning in Australia and Ireland: Shared features and their implications for PBL development, The Association for Health Professional Education (ANZAME) Annual Conference,, Gold Coast, Qld
2004 Skinner,V, Winning,T, Braunack-Mayer,A, Mullins,G, Peterson,R, 2004, PBL Groups: What are they doing? A student work in progress, ASME Annual Scientific Meeting, Liverpool, England, UK
2003 Winning,T, Lim,E, Townsend,G, 2003, Student experiences of assessment in two problem-based dental curricula: Adelaide and Dublin, Evaluations and Assessment Conference, Adelaide, South Australia
2001 Skinner,V, Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2001, Using concept mapping to investigate changes in the organisation and integration of students' knowledge to evaluate PBL packages, The Power of Problem Based Learning, Newcastle, Australia
2001 Skinner,V, Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2001, Evaluation of PBL packages: Using concept maps to investigate changes in the organisation and integration of students' knowledge., 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on PBL

Conference Items

Date Citation
2000 Townsend,G, Winning,T, Wetherell,J, Mullins,G, Greenwood,L, 2000, Evaluation of the Adelaide PBL dental curriculum - the value of a dental school teaching portfolio, 2nd International Symposium on Problem-based Learning in Dental Education, Malmo, Sweden
2000 Winning,T, Magin,D, 2000, Students' perceptions of assessment: What is important?, 39th Annual Meeting ANZ Division, International Association for Dental Research, Adelaide, Australia
2000 Winning,T, Townsend,G, 2000, ANZ Dental: A multi-school network for development and sharing of PBL packages, 2nd International Symposium on Problem-based Learning in Dental Education, Malmo, Sweden

Theses

Date Citation
2015 Gardner,SP; 2015; Exploration of dentists’ characteristics associated with caring for disadvantaged patients using a mixed-methods approach
Funding Period Title & Chief Investigators Awarded
Office for Learning & Teaching
2015 - 2016

Translating Concept into Practice: enabling first-year health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches.

S Karanicolas, C Snelling, T Winning     Partner Institutions: Australian Catholic University, University of Tasmania

$225,000
Australian Dental Research Foundation
2015

Learning by observing: effects of multi-tasking and stress on performance in endodontics

M El-Kishawi, G Townsend, P Cathro, R Masters, T Winning

$10,000
2014

Characteristics and motivation of dentists who provide care to underserved populations. A mixed methods study. Stage 2

S Gardner, K Roberts-Thomson, T Winning

$10,000
2014

Collaborative learning: Understanding dental students’ perceptions and experiences

AA Almajed, TA Winning, VJ Skinner, RF Peterson

$3,240
Australian Society of Endodontology
2014-15

Improving students’ learning and performance in pre-clinical endodontics

M El-Kishawi, T Winning, G Townsend, P Cathro, R Masters

$9786

 

Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) Consortium Research Funding
2013 – 2017

Do multifaceted admission processes predict performance of students in two Australian dental programmes?

A Rich, J Rountree, G Seymour, D Lekkas, T Winning, G Townsend

$100,000

ADRF GC MI Research Award & Presentation
Year

Title & recipient

Amount
2013

What demographic and program factors are associated with positive and negative patients’ ratings of the quality of dental students’ clinical communication?

T Winning

$5,000

 

I have supported student learning in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) through a range of class formats. Specifically these include, Inquiry-based learning approaches (e.g., Case-based and Problem-based learning), Flipped learning design, including Team-based learning, interactive lectures, learning laboratories, tutorials, workshops, and online activities. To support these sessions, I have developed a range of course materials.  These include Course Guides (including aims, objectives, learning activities, assessment); paper, video/audio, and web-based Case/PBL packages for the BDS and the Bachelor of Oral Health; Tutor guides for tutorials and learning laboratory, and video resources and quizzes, resource manuals and workshop materials.

To support these developments I have obtained University and external funding (approx $500,000). For example, an Office for Learning and Teaching Grant (2015-16) relating to building capacity for staff to flip their classes in health Sciences (with Sophie Karanicolas and Cathy Snelling and project team members from Australian Catholic University and University of Tasmania); an Organisational Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development (CUTSD) Grant (2000-01), involving all (6) Dental Schools/Faculties in Australia and New Zealand to develop PBL packages; a Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching grant (1993-4) for developing online PBL packages and grants from the University of Adelaide for development of learning, assessment and staff development resources.

PhD Supervision
Year Student Title Supervision
2016 Mohamad El-Kishawi (F/T)

Improving students’ learning and performance in pre-clinical endodontics.

(Dean's Commendation)

Principal Supervisor
2015 Abdulaziz Almajed (F/T)

Collaborative learning: an evaluation of the student's perception and experiences.

(Dean's Commendation)

Principal Supervisor
2015 Suzanne Gardner (F/T)

Exploration of dentists' characteristics associated with caring for disadvantages patients using a mixed-methods approach 

(Dean's Commendation)

Co-supervisor
2010 Nattira Suksudaj (F/T)

What factors influence learning of psychomotor skills by dental students?

Principal Supervisor
2010 Vicki Skinner (F/T) The Interpreted curriculum: students’ constructions of problem-based learning groups. Principal Supervisor
2010 Dimi Lekkas (P/T)

Becoming a dentist: characteristics, experiences and performance of students in the early years of the Adelaide dental course.

Co-supervisor
2005 Saidi Jaffar (F/T) The role of MID1 in craniofacial development. Co-supervisor

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
1995 Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia Inc
1987 International Association of Dental Research

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2007 - 2015 Associate Editor European Journal of Dental Education
2005 - 2015 Board Member European Journal of Dental Education
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83135683
Fax
8313 3444
Campus
Dental School
Building
Dental Hospital
Room Number
6 103a
Org Unit
Dental

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