Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Associate Professor Tracey Winning
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 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 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).
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
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 supported by grants from the University of Adelaide, Australian Dental Research Foundation and Australian Society of Endodontology.
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 Dr Vicki Skinner, Assoc Prof Dimi Lekkas and Assoc Prof Dieter Schönwetter, Professor Mickey Wener, and Dr Nita Mazurat, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Manitoba, supported by grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, University of Adelaide, Australian Dental Research Foundation and ANZAPHE.
Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Evaluation of flipped learning design. (Sophie Karanicolas, Cathy Snelling, Tracey Winning; supported by an OLT grant)
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)
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
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Award University of Adelaide Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Award Good practice in supporting sessional staff award: Benchmarking Leadership Advancement Standards for Sessional Teaching Macquarie University Australia — 2013 Award Good practice in supporting sessional staff award: Benchmarking Leadership Advancement Standards for Sessional Teaching Macquarie University Australia —
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)
Year Citation 2016 Snelling, C., Karanicolas, S., & Winning, T. (2016). From concept to practice: Helping teachers to create effective flipped classrooms. In J. Novotna, & A. Jancarik (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL Vol. 2016-January (pp. 786-788). Charles Univ, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC: ACAD CONFERENCES LTD.
2016 Karanicolas, S., Loveys, B., Riggs, K., McGrice, H., Snelling, C., Winning, T., & Kemp, A. (2016). The Rise of the Flip: Successfully engaging students in pre-class activities through the use of technology and a flipped classroom design template. In S. Barker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show Me The Learning. Proceedings ASCILITE 2016 Adelaide (pp. 312-317). Adelaide, SA: ASCILITE.
2010 Karanicolas, S., Winning, T., & Snelling, C. (2010). Bringing down the silos to enhance student outcomes through interprofessional teaching. In Proceedings of Research and development in higher education: reshaping higher education volume 33 from the 33rd HERDSA Annual international conference (pp. 371-381). Australia: HERDSA. 2007 Winning, T., Lekkas, D., & Townsend, G. (2007). Developing clinical self-assessment skills in first-year dental students. In REAP (Ed.), Assessment Design for Learner Responsibility (pp. 1-6). Online: University of Strathclyde. 2006 Skinner, V., & Winning, T. (2006). Student experiences of problem-based learning in Australia and Ireland: Shared features and their implications for PBL development. In Fill the gaps : conference proceedings, abstracts & program 29 June - 02 July 2006 (pp. 0 pages). Adelaide: Association for Health Professional Education (ANZAME) 2006. 2004 Skinner, V., Winning, T., Braunack-Mayer, A., Mullins, G., & Peterson, R. (2004). PBL Groups: What are they doing? A student work in progress. In ASME Annual Scientific Meeting, 2004: Fitness to Practise (pp. www1-www16). Liverpool, England, UK: ASME. 2003 Winning, T., Lim, E., & Townsend, G. (2003). Student experiences of assessment in two problem-based dental curricula: Adelaide and Dublin. In ATN Evaluations and assessment conference: A commitment to quality (pp. www1-www8). Adelaide, South Australia: University of South Australia. 2003 Winning, T., Skinner, V., Mullins, G., & Townsend, G. (2003). Students' learning processes and outcomes in a problem-based learning environment.. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 82 (pp. 107). Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: INT AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCHI A D R/A A D R. 2003 Chiaratto, R., Saliba, N., Winning, T., & Townsend, G. (2003). The use of PBL methodology in dentistry: Displaying new possibilities for the teaching-learning process.. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 82 (pp. B209). INT AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCHI A D R/A A D R. 2003 Winning, T., Skinner, V., Townsend, G., Kieser, J., & Drummond, B. (2003). PBL package evaluation across different institutions and year levels.. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 82 (pp. 81). Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: INT AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCHI A D R/A A D R. 2003 Lekkas, D., Townsend, G., Winning, T., & Mullins, G. (2003). Experiences of dental students undertaking a hybrid PBL course.. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 82 (pp. 78). Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: INT AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCHI A D R/A A D R. 2003 Jaafar, S., Cox, T., Winning, T., & Townsend, G. (2003). Investigating the celullar basis of facial abnormalities in Opitz syndrome.. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 82 (pp. 108). Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: INT AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCHI A D R/A A D R. 2003 Lekkas, D., Townsend, G., Winning, T., & Mullins, G. (2003). Experiences of students in a hybrid PBL course: the second-year challenge.. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 82 (pp. 107). Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: INT AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCHI A D R/A A D R. 2002 Winning, T., Skinner, V., & Townsend, G. (2002). How effective are our PBL packages in supporting student learning?.. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 81 (pp. A348). INT AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCHI A D R/A A D R. 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. In P. Little, & P. Kandlbinder (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on PBL (pp. 134-148). CALLAGHAN NSW AUSTRALIA 2308: AUSTRALIAN PROBLEM BASED LEARNING NETWORK. 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.. In The Power of Problem Based Learning (pp. 134-148). Newcastle: PROBLARC. 1997 Winning, T., & Townsend, G. (1997). Evaluation of dental 'problems' in a problem-based dental curriculum. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 76 (pp. 1568). AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCH. 1995 WINNING, T., & TOWNSEND, G. (1995). EVALUATION OF COMPUTERIZED LEARNING PACKAGES IN A PROBLEM-BASED DENTAL CURRICULUM. In JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH Vol. 74 (pp. 563). AMER ASSOC DENTAL RESEARCH.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2018 Karanicolas, S., Snelling, C. A., & Winning, T. A. (2018). Translating concept into practice : enabling first-year health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches : final report..
Year Citation 2015 Gardner, S. P. (2015). Exploration of dentists’ characteristics associated with caring for disadvantaged patients using a mixed-methods approach.
|Funding Period||Title & Chief Investigators||Awarded|
|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
Learning by observing: effects of multi-tasking and stress on performance in endodontics
M El-Kishawi, G Townsend, P Cathro, R Masters, T Winning
Characteristics and motivation of dentists who provide care to underserved populations. A mixed methods study. Stage 2
S Gardner, K Roberts-Thomson, T Winning
Collaborative learning: Understanding dental students’ perceptions and experiences
AA Almajed, TA Winning, VJ Skinner, RF Peterson
Improving students’ learning and performance in pre-clinical endodontics
M El-Kishawi, T Winning, G Townsend, P Cathro, R Masters
|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
Title & recipient
What demographic and program factors are associated with positive and negative patients’ ratings of the quality of dental students’ clinical communication?
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.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Improving Students' Learning and Performance in Pre-clinical Endodontics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mohamed El-Kishawi 2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Collaborative Learning: Students’ Perceptions and Experiences Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdulaziz Ali R Almajed 2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Exploration of dentists' characteristics associated with caring for disadvantaged patients, using a mixed-methods approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Suzanne Gardner 2008 - 2010 Principal Supervisor What Factors Influence Learning of Psychomotor Skills by Dental Students? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Nattira Suksudaj 2003 - 2010 Principal Supervisor The Interpreted Curriculum: Students' Constructions of Problem-Based Learning Groups Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Vicki Skinner 2001 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Investigation of the Role of the X-Linked Opitz Syndrome Gene, MID1, in Craniofacial Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Saidi Bin Jaafar 1999 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Becoming a Dentist: Characteristics, Experiences and Performance of Students in the Early Years of the Adelaide Dental Course Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Dimitra Lekkas
Date Role Membership Country 1995 - ongoing — Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia Inc — 1987 - ongoing — International Association of Dental Research —
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2015 - 2016 Associate Editor BMC Medical Education — — 2007 - 2015 Associate Editor European Journal of Dental Education — — 2005 - 2015 Board Member European Journal of Dental Education The University of Adelaide Australia
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