Michelle McArthur

Dr Michelle McArthur

Veterinary Skills - Communication

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


  • Human-animal relationships and animal assisted interventions.
  • Veterinarian and veterinary student communication skills.
  • Methods for teaching and learning clinical communication skills.
  • Veterinarian and Veterinary student mental health and wellbeing.
  • Development of professional skills in veterinary students.
  • 2019 EVA Workforce Sustainability Grant, $15000. Co-Primary Investigator with Melinda Bell, Murdoch, Co-Investigator Martin Cake, Cristy Secombe, Dan Schull , Susan Hazel, Ale Arbe Montoya
  • 2016    VetSetGO: a collaborative outcomes and assessment framework building employability, resilience and veterinary graduate success. (Office of Learning and Teaching Grant, $349000) (Principal Investigator, Martin Cake, Co-Investigators Michelle McArthur (co-team lead Resilience with Susan Matthew), Caroline Mansfield, Dan Schull, Liz Mossop, Susan Rhind, Wendy Hamood, Adele Feakes, Sanaa Zaki.)
  • 2016    What factors relate to resilience in mid to late career veterinarians? (Seed Grant, $3000, SAVS) (Principal Investigator Michelle McArthur, Co-investigator Susan Matthew Washington State University)
  • 2014    Veterinary students and new graduates mental health: enhancement, risks and management. ($4000, Seed Grant, SAVS) (Principal Investigator Michelle McArthur, Co-investigators Susan Hazel and Sam Franklin)
  • 2013    An exploratory study of the sources of puppies in Adelaide, and the relationship between puppy source, and owner satisfaction and demographics  ($10,650, Dog and Cat Management Board) (Principal Investigator Susan Hazel, Co-Investigator Michelle McArthur)
  • 2012    Survey of companion animal weight loss programs in veterinary clinics in Adelaide ($1600) (Principal Investigator Jia Wen Siow, co-supervisor Susan Hazel and primary supervisor, Michelle McArthur)
  • 2011    Linking Key Professional Skills with Crucial Life Skills: An Experiential Program for Veterinary Students2nd Veterinary Education Symposium ($3000, Hills Pet Nutrition)
  • 2010    Enhancement of Professional Skills for Animal and Veterinary Science Students. ($12,000.00, Teaching and Learning Implementation Grant) (Principal Investigator Michelle McArthur, Co-Investigators Gail Anderson, Adele Feakes, Cindy Bottema, Di Barton, Audrey Stratton).

Teaching content includes: 

  • Clinical communication skills.
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Wellbeing
    • Compassion fatigue
    • Strategies to build resilience
    • Stress and management

Awards:

2018 Faculty of Science Executive Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence -Early Career

2019 University of Adelaide Teaching Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning 

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Impact of Equine Assisted Psychology on Equine and Human Participants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Natalie Worth
    2019 Principal Supervisor Wellbeing in the veterinary profession Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Peta Danielle Groves
    2017 Co-Supervisor Low Stress Handling in Vet Clinics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Petra Tamar Edwards
    2017 Principal Supervisor Moral conflict effect in mental health of veterinarians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alejandra Isabel Arbe Montoya
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Maternal Care on Stress-related Responses in Puppies Canis familiaris Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Veronika Heather Czerwinski
  • Position: Veterinary Skills - Communication
  • Phone: 83133040, 83130080, 83137600
  • Email: michelle.mcarthur@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 0004, 8313 7956
  • Campus: North Terrace, Roseworthy
  • Building: Oliphant, floor 3,Corridor Block, floor G
  • Room: 3 17, G 21
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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