Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Professor O’Keefe is a Paediatric medical specialist and holds a PhD in medical education. Through her work with the Office of Learning and Teaching and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, she has provided national leadership in health professional education. She has held a range of appointments to national committees and councils as an expert in health profession education.
She has over 30 years of experience of teaching and major curriculum innovation in health. Her research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, interprofessional learning and developing quality experiential learning environments. She has highly developed skills in academic governance, strategic and operational planning within complex organisations, quality assurance, and stakeholder engagement.
Professor O’Keefe has won a number of institutional and national grants and awards for her teaching and health education research.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Examinations chair Australian Medical Council 2020 - ongoing Clinical Professor University of Adelaide 2019 - 2020 Director Curriculum University of Adelaide 2007 - 2019 Associate Dean Learning and Teaching University of Adelaide 2005 - 2005 Visiting Research Fellow University of Exeter 2002 - 2009 Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics University of Adelaide 1994 - 2020 Senior Consultant Paediatrician Womens and Childrens Hospital 1994 - 2001 Lecturer in Paediatrics University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Recognition Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Advance Higher Education UK United Kingdom 2013 Fellowship National Teaching Fellowship Office for Learning and Teaching 2010 Achievement National Discipline Scholar in Health Australian Learning and Teaching Council Australia 2007 Teaching Award Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching Australia 2007 Teaching Award Vice Chancellor and Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching The University of Adelaide Australia 2007 Teaching Award Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia PhD University of Adelaide Australia MBBS (Hons) Flinders University Australia DCCH Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia FRACP
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation O'Keefe, M. (n.d.). Final Delphi outcomes.pdf.
Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching ID16-5408 2016-18:$449,000
Building a sustainable national approach for the development and governance of interprofessional education. R Dunston, Moran M, Rogers R,
Stekertee C, Foreman D, O’Keefe M, Fisher A.
Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching ID13-3432 2014-15: $150,000
Better judgement 2: Improving assessors’ management of factors affecting their judgement. Schmidt L, Schuwirth L, O’Keefe M
Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching National Teaching Fellowship Collaborating across boundaries: a framework for an integrated
interprofessional curriculum. O’Keefe M 2013-14:$90,000
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Discipline Scholars Network
Holmes J, Ewan C, Cameron I, Freeman M, Hadgraft R, Hay I, Heath G, Henderson A, Jones S, Kift S, Newton S, O’Keefe M, Savage S, Yates B.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council SP10-1856
Harmonising higher education and professional quality assurance processes
for the assessment of learning outcomes in health
O’Keefe M, Henderson A, McAllister L, Remedios L, Jolly B.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Learning and Teaching Academic Standards in Health, Medicine and
O’Keefe M, Henderson A. 2011:$65,737
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP100200007
Optimising intersectoral collaboration between the health and education sectors Braunack-Mayer A, O'Keefe M, Skinner R, McCaffery K, Burgess
T, Marshall H, Watson M.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Academic Learning Outcomes Project, Health, Medicine and Veterinary
Science. O’Keefe M.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council LE7-356
Using TMS to identify and build leadership for quality learning in clinical
health care teams. O’Keefe M, Stupans I, Saunders L, McAllister S, Burgess J, LeCouteur A, Miller J.
Human Papillomavirus immunisation: Why are adolescents opting out? Marshall H, Braunack-Mayer A, O’Keefe M, Clark M, Tidswell J.
SAICU SA Department of Health.
Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Parent priorities for medical student learning in complementary and alternative medicine.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2007 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Paediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery: Incidence Patterns and Parental Experiences Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Jacqueline Stephens
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2015 - ongoing Australian Psychology Acreditation Council Australia 2014 - 2015 Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Australia 2014 - 2014 Australian Dental Council Australia
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