Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)
Division of Academic and Student Engagement
Rebecca Tooher is Director Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence in the Division of Academic and Student Engagement. Rebecca leads the Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence team which supports the Pro-Vice Chancellor Student Learning in planning and coordinating the implementation of the Strategy for Learning, Teaching and Assessment, and coordinates central University initiatives in reward, recognition, development and celebration of teaching.
Prior to taking up the role in June 2018 Rebecca was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Public Health and an Education Specialist. She was inaugural Chair of the Executive Group of the Adelaide Education Academy. Rebecca led major curriculum renewal in postgraduate and undergraduate public health and developed innovative interactive and experiential courses for undergraduate and postgraduate public health programs. Rebecca's research specialisations include research methodology particularly in translational research and evidence-based practice. She has a special interest in the use of qualitative, mixed methods and deliberative approaches for eliciting public and community views about matters of policy.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Director, Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence The Unviersity of Adelaide 2012 - 2018 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2010 - 2012 Lecturer University of Adelaide 2006 - 2009 Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2000 - 2002 Disability Services Officer University of Sydney 1992 - 2001 Clinical Audiologist Various
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2014 Teaching Award School of Population Health Award for Innovation in Learning and Teaching — — —
Date Institution name Country Title 1999 - 2002 University of Sydney Australia PhD 1990 - 1999 University of Queensland Australia Postgraduate Diploma in Audiology 1988 - 1990 University of Queensland Australia Bachelor of Arts
Year Citation 2005 Merlin, T. L., Weston, A., & Tooher, R. (2005). Revising a national standard: redevelopment of the Australian NHMRC evidence hierarchy. In Italian Journal of Public Health (Supplement 1) Vol. 2 (pp. 156). Rome, Italy.
Year Citation 2018 Moshi, M. R., Parsons, J., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2018). Assessment of mHealth apps in Australia: is current regulation adequate? [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Florey Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide, South Australia. 2018 Moshi, M. R., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2018). Suitable frameworks for mHealth app evaluation n Australian healthcare reimbursement [Rapid Fire Presentation and Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association. Freemantle, Western Australia. 2018 Moshi, M. R., Parsons, J. E., Tooher, R. L., & Merlin, T. L. (2018). Assessment of mHealth apps in Australia: is current regulation policy adequate? [Presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of South Australian Population Health Conference. Adelaide, South Australia. 2016 Moshi, M. R., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2016). Determining the feasibility of reimbursing mobile health apps in Australia [Presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Presentation. Alice Springs, Northern Territory. 2014 Wittwer, T., Crabb, S., Milazzo, A., Tooher, R., & Chittleborough, C. (2014). Small Groups Discovering Public Health Interventions. Poster session presented at the meeting of CAPHIA Public Health Teaching And Learning Forum. The University Club of Western Australia. 2005 Merlin, T. L., Weston, A., & Tooher, R. (2005). Re-assessing and revising “levels of evidence” in the critical appraisal process. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 8th Cochrane Colloquium. Melbourne, VIC.
NHMRC Endorsed Guidelines
Year Citation 2009 Publication status: Published
Title: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism) in Patients Admitted to Australian Hospitals
Authors: Middleton P, Tooher R, Wickham N
Pagination: 0 pages
Publication date: 2009
Notes: Migrated record 20140814
Record created at source: 14 August 2014
|2013||PUB HLTH 1003||Communication for Health Sciences|
|2014||PUB HLTH 3506||Public Health Theory and Practice|
|2016||PUB HLTH 1005||Engaging Adelaide - Knowing your community|
|2018||PUB HLTH 7092||Leadership and Advocacy for Public Health Action|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 External Supervisor Feasibility of Reimbursing mobile medical application (MMA) in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Magdalena Ruth Moshi
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2016 - 2017 Chair Adelaide Education Academy Adelaide Education Academy, University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - ongoing Vice-President Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) Public Health Association of Australia Australia 2013 - 2015 President Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) PHAA Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) — Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2010 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide —
Date Office Name Institution Country 2015 - ongoing Co-Convenor South Australian Population Health Conference 2015 — —
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