Lucie Walters

Professor Lucie Walters


Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor Lucie Walters, PhD is Director of Adelaide Rural Clinical School. This program provides a full academic year of clinical training to University of Adelaide medical students in their penultimate year. Students are based in small rural communities in the north and west part of rural South Australia where they actively participate in patient care under the supervision of experienced rural doctors in general practice, rural hospitals, and community and outpatient settings.

Her research interests include work-integrated learning, adult education pedagogies, and rural training pathways, and rural generalism and resilience in medicine.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Bentley, M., Dummond, N., Isaac, V., Hodge, H., & Walters, L. (2019). Doctors’ rural practice self-efficacy is associated with current and intended small rural locations of practice. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 27(2), 146-152.
    2019 Isaac, V., McLachlan, C. S., Walters, L., & Greenhill, J. (2019). Screening for burn-out in Australian medical students undertaking a rural clinical placement.. BMJ open, 9(7), e029029.
    2019 Walters, L., & Worley, P. (2019). Call to expand teaching opportunities in rural family medicine.. Medical education, 54(2), 97-99.
    2018 Walters, L., & Walker, L. (2018). Rural medicine 'cooking up' longitudinal integrated clerkships. Rural and Remote Health, 18(3), 5099.
    2018 Somporn, P., Walters, L., & Ash, J. (2018). Expectations of rural community-based medical education: A case study from Thailand. Rural and Remote Health, 18(4), 4709.
    2018 Witney, M., Isaac, V., Playford, D., Walker, L., Garne, D., & Walters, L. (2018). Block versus longitudinal integrated clerkships: students’ views of rural clinical supervision. Medical Education, 52(7), 716-724.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Somporn, P., Ash, J., & Walters, L. (2018). Stakeholder views of rural community-based medical education: a narrative review of the international literature. Medical Education, 52(8), 791-802.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2018 Greenhill, J., Richards, J., Mahoney, S., Campbell, N., & Walters, L. (2018). Transformative Learning in Medical Education: Context Matters, a South Australian Longitudinal Study. Journal of Transformative Education, 16(1), 58-75.
    DOI Scopus7
    2017 Charlton, S., Schoo, A., & Walters, L. (2017). Early dynamic ultrasound for neonatal hip instability: Implications for rural Australia. BMC Pediatrics, 17(1), 82.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2
    2017 Campbell, D., Walters, L., Couper, I., & Greacen, J. (2017). What are they thinking? Facilitating clinical reasoning through longitudinal patient exposure in rural practice. Rural and Remote Health, 17(4), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2017 Eley, D., Laurence, C., David, M., Cloninger, R., & Walters, L. (2017). Rethinking registrar attributes for Australian rural general practice training. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 25(4), 227-234.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2017 Walters, L., McGrail, M., Carson, D., O Sullivan, B., Russell, D., Strasser, R., . . . Kamien, M. (2017). Where to next for rural general practice policy and research in Australia?. Medical Journal of Australia, 207(2), 56-58.e1.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2016 Walters, L., Seal, A., McGirr, J., Stewart, R., DeWitt, D., & Playford, D. (2016). Effect of medical student preference on rural clinical school experience and rural career intentions. RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 16(4), 9 pages.
    Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC3
    2016 Worley, P., Couper, I., Strasser, R., Graves, L., Cummings, B., Woodman, R., . . . Yerby, L. (2016). A typology of longitudinal integrated clerkships. Medical Education, 50(9), 922-932.
    DOI Scopus40 Europe PMC28
    2016 Laurence, C., Eley, D., Walters, L., Elliott, T., & Cloninger, C. (2016). Personality characteristics and attributes of international medical graduates in general practice training: implications for supporting this valued Australian workforce. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24(5), 333-339.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2016 King, K., Purcell, R., Quinn, S., Schoo, A., & Walters, L. (2016). Supports for medical students during rural clinical placements: Factors associated with intention to practise in rural locations. Rural and Remote Health, 16(2), 3791.
    Scopus12 Europe PMC7
    2016 Walters, L., & Brooks, K. (2016). Integration, continuity and longitudinality: the ‘what’ that makes patient-centred learning in clinical clerkships. Medical Education, 50(9), 889-891.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC3
    2015 Isaac, V., Walters, L., & McLachlan, C. (2015). Association between self-efficacy, career interest and rural career intent in Australian medical students with rural clinical school experience. BMJ Open, 5(12), e009574.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2015 Gladman, J., Ryder, C., & Walters, L. (2015). Measuring organisational-level Aboriginal cultural climate to tailor cultural safety strategies. Rural and Remote Health, 15(4), 3050.
    Scopus3 WoS1
    2015 Law, I., & Walters, L. (2015). The influence of international medical electives on career preference for primary care and rural practice. BMC Medical Education, 15(1), 202.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2015 Greenhill, J., Fielke, K., Richards, J., Walker, L., & Walters, L. (2015). Towards an understanding of medical student resilience in longitudinal integrated clerkships. BMC Medical Education, 15(1), 137.
    DOI Scopus15 Europe PMC8
    2015 Eley, D., Laurence, C., Cloninger, R., & Walters, L. (2015). Who attracts whom to rural general practice? Variation in temperament and character profiles of GP registrars across different vocational training pathways. Rural and Remote Health, 15(4), 3426-1-3426-15.
    Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2015 Walters, L., Laurence, C., Dollard, J., Elliott, T., & Eley, D. (2015). Exploring resilience in rural GP registrars - implications for training. BMC Medical Education, 15(1), 110-1-110-8.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC5
    2015 Shahi, R., Walters, L., Ward, H., Woodman, R., & Prideaux, D. (2015). Clinical participation of medical students in three contemporary training models. Medical Education, 49(12), 1219-1228.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC7
    2014 Heddle, W., Roberton, G., Mahoney, S., Walters, L., Strasser, S., & Worley, P. (2014). Challenges in transformation of the “traditional block rotation“medical student clinical education into a longitudinal integrated clerkship model. Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice, 27(2), 138-142.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC5
    2014 Kelly, L., Walters, L., & Rosenthal, D. (2014). Community-based medical education: Is success a result of meaningful personal learning experiences?. Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice, 27(1), 47-50.
    DOI Scopus17 Europe PMC7
    2014 Greenhill, J., & Walters, L. (2014). AM last page: Longitudinal integrated clerkships. Academic Medicine, 89(3), 526.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2014 Kleinitz, A., Campbell, D., & Walters, L. (2014). General practice registrar perceptions on training medical students. Australian Family Physician, 43(1), 64-67.
    Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2013 Gum, L., Richards, J., Walters, L., Forgan, J., Lopriore, M., & Nobes, C. (2013). Immersing undergraduates into an interprofessional longitudinal rural placement. Rural and Remote Health, 13(1), 2271.
    Scopus17 Europe PMC7
    2013 Eley, D., Cloninger, C., Walters, L., Laurence, C., Synnott, R., & Wilkinson, D. (2013). The relationship between resilience and personality traits in doctors: implications for enhancing well being. PeerJ, 2013(1), 216-1-216-16.
    DOI Scopus53 WoS53 Europe PMC37
    2013 Burton, H., & Walters, L. (2013). Access to Medicare-funded annual comprehensive health assessments for rural people with intellectual disability. Rural and Remote Health, 13(3), 1.
    Scopus4 Europe PMC2
    2012 Walters, L., Greenhill, J., Richards, J., Ward, H., Campbell, N., Ash, J., & Schuwirth, L. (2012). Outcomes of longitudinal integrated clinical placements for students, clinicians and society. Medical Education, 46(11), 1028-1041.
    DOI Scopus131 WoS132 Europe PMC87
    2012 Ash, J., Walters, L., Prideaux, D., & Wilson, I. (2012). The context of clinical teaching and learning in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(7), 475.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC7
    2012 Charlton, S., Muir, L., Skinner, T., & Walters, L. (2012). Pilot evaluation of anterior dynamic ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in an Australian Regional Hospital. Rural and Remote Health, 12(3), 2091.
    2012 Mahoney, S., Walters, L., & Ash, J. (2012). Urban community based medical education: General practice at the core of a new approach to teaching medical students. Australian Family Physician, 41(8), 631-636.
    Scopus7 Europe PMC1
    2011 Young, L., Kent, L., & Walters, L. (2011). The John Flynn Placement Program: Evidence for repeated rural exposure for medical students. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(3), 147-153.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS16 Europe PMC9
    2011 Walters, L., & Hirsh, D. (2011). Teaching in general practice: Considering conceptual lenses. Medical Education, 45(7), 660-662.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2011 Walters, L., Prideaux, D., Worley, P., & Greenhill, J. (2011). Demonstrating the value of longitudinal integrated placements to general practice preceptors. Medical Education, 45(5), 455-463.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS47 Europe PMC28
    2010 Farry, P., Adams, J., Walters, L., Worley, P., & Dovey, S. (2010). Development of the Rural Immersion Programme for 5th-year medical students at the University of Otago. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1323), 16-23.
    Scopus9 Europe PMC3
    2009 Walters, L., Prideaux, D., Worley, P., Greenhill, J., & Rolfe, H. (2009). What do general practitioners do differently when consulting with a medical student?. Medical Education, 43(3), 268-273.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS24 Europe PMC15
    2008 Walters, L., Worley, P., Prideaux, D., & Lange, K. (2008). Do consultations in rural general practice take more time practitioners are percepting medical students?. Medical Education, 42(1), 69-73.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS35 Europe PMC17
    2007 Ranmuthugala, G., Humphreys, J., Solarsh, B., Walters, L., Worley, P., Wakerman, J., . . . Solarsh, G. (2007). Where is the evidence that rural exposure increases uptake of rural medical practice?. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15(5), 285-288.
    DOI Scopus84 WoS86 Europe PMC45
    2006 Walters, L., & Worley, P. (2006). Training in rural practice: Time for integration?. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14(5), 171-172.
    DOI Scopus1
    2005 Walters, L., Worley, P., Prideaux, D., Rolfe, H., & Keaney, C. (2005). The impact of medical students on rural general practitioner preceptors. Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice, 18(3), 338-355.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC3
    2005 Walters, L., Worley, P., Prideaux, D., Rolfe, H., & Keaney, C. (2005). The impact of medical students on rural general practitioner perceptors.. Rural and remote health, 5(4), 403.
    Scopus22 Europe PMC7
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2012 Hirsh, D., Walters, L., & Poncelet, A. (2012). Better learning, better doctors, better delivery system: Possibilities from a case study of longitudinal integrated clerkships. In Medical Teacher Vol. 34 (pp. 548-554). England: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS40 Europe PMC26
  • Position: Director
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