Photo of Dr Maree Simpson Dr Maree Donna Simpson

BSc Griff, BPharm PhD Qld

Originally  Dr Simpson came to CSU Wagga campus in 1998 and wrote and coordinated PHM314, PHM403 and PHM401 and 402. In 2007 PHM314 and PHM403 was redeveloped to become a whole year subject - PHM315 - which was exciting as it enabled us to investigate lots of aspects of pharmacy practice ranging through ethics, professional standards, law and business models.

In 2007 she also developed PHM215 Pharmacy Practice 1 and PHM405 Professional Practice 2 (a 16 point Spring only subject) incorporating a full '8 point' Complementary Medicines stream.

From January 2007, Dr Simpson relocated to the Orange campus as the Associate Professor (Pharmacy Practice) where she is enjoying some teaching, research and working research students, liaison with the pharmacy profession, provision of educational sessions and writing journal articles.

In 2009 she was awarded a teaching fellowship with the Educational for Practice Institute (EFPI) and continue with a 50% secondment in 2010 chairing the Fieldwork Education Taskforce and associated working parties.

In 2011, she was seconded to the position of Deputy-Director (Workplace Learning) at EFPI, returned full-time to the School and in January 2013 became the Discipline leader for Pharmacy.  

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Teaching

Teaching philosophy

Dr Simpson is guided by the work of others in my philosophy of teaching - these quotations below probably best summarise my beliefs:

"You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him to discover it within himself", Galileo Galilei

"Skill to do comes of doing", Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated", Alec Bourne.

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Current Research

Dr Simpson's research centres around:

  • Graduate satisfaction and preparedness for practice
  • Innovation and creativity in workplace learning
  • Training to support workplace supervisors
  • Training to support academic staff in workplace learning
  • Development of virtual patients
  • Student incivility and professional identity
  • Student assessment of teaching

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Publications

Selected Publications

  • Simpson, MD, Swirski, T, Patton, N & Higgs, J. (2013). Workplace learning in rural and remote areas in S. Loftus et al., (eds.), Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher, © 2012 Sense Publishers.
  • Simpson, MD & Patton, N. (2012). Chapter 23. Making the most of workplace learning in Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher. S. Loftus et al., (eds.),© 2012  Sense Publishers
  • Patton, N & Simpson, MD. (2012). Chapter 12. Developing and delivering effective presentations in Educating Health Professionals: Becoming a University Teacher. S. Loftus et al., (eds.).  Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.
  • Simpson, MD & Patton, N. (2012). Chapter 30. Leadership in health practice in Communicating in the Health Sciences. S Loftus, J Higgs et al (Eds). Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.
  • Kissiwaa, S, Simpson, MD & Burton, D. (2012).  Smoking cessation and the pharmacy: what are the issues that need to be addressed before the implementation of an intensive pharmacy based smoking cessation program? Pharmacists and pharmacy assistant perspective. Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science 2: 5 Sep – Oct (2012) 112 – 117.
  • Kissiwaa, S, Simpson, MD & Burton, D. (2012). Smoking cessation and the pharmacy: what are the issues that need to be addressed before the implementation of an intensive pharmacy based smoking cessation program? A general population perspective. Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science 2: 4 July – Aug (2012) 51 – 58.
  • A.D. McKenzie, J. Higgs & M. Simpson. (2011). Being a University in the Twenty-First Century: Rethinking Curriculum. Journal of the World Universities Forum.(online)
  •  Swirski, T & Simpson, MD. (2012). Re-imagining work-integrated learning through slow innovation in higher education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2012, 13(4), 239-253.
  • Simpson, MD. (2011). Student Incivility in health professions: When does incivility become professional unsuitability? Focus on Health Professional Education;.
  • Loftus, S & Simpson, MD. (2010). Chapter 21. Educating Fieldwork Educators in Education for Future Practice edited by Joy Higgs, Della Fish, Ian Goulter, Stephen Loftus and Jo-Anne Reid. Sense Publishers, The Netherlands.
  • Dayhew, M; Wilkinson, JM and Simpson, MD. (2009).Complementary and alternative medicine and the search for knowledge by conventional healthcare practitioners.  Contemporary Nurse; 33(1): 41-49.
  • Simpson, MD. (2008) Cardiovascular risk is women's business too. Australian  Pharmacist; 27 (7): 558-60.
  •  Taylor S, Best D,  Marriott J ,Dalton L, Bull R, Leversha A, Galbraith K, Howarth H, Simpson M, Rose M. (2007). Participant views of an on-line program supporting rural pharmacy preceptors. Focus on Health Professional Education;9 (3): 44-56.
  • Simpson, MD. (2007). Weight management in a DSM framework. Australian Pharmacist. 26 (8): 636-8, 640-1
  • Simpson, MD. (2007). Asthma self-management. Australian Pharmacist; 26 (4): 306-9.
  • Simpson, MD. (2007). Practical aspects of diabetes management in pharmacy. Australian Pharmacist; 26 (3): 218-20
  • Simpson, MD, (2007). An introduction to disease state management. Australian Pharmacist; 26 (1): 37-41.
  • Angel, LA & Simpson, MD. (2007). Report of best practice: Development of an Ethics Manual as an integral component of undergraduate curriculum and application for graduates and practitioners. Journal of Learning Design; 2(1): online.
  • Taylor S, Best D, Marriott J, Dalton L, Bull R, Leversha A, Galbraith K, Howarth H, Simpson M, Rose M. ( 2006). Pharmacy student views on preceptorship during rural placements. Pharmacy Education,; 6(4): 253–266.
  • Marriott J, Taylor S, Dalton L, Bull R, Leversha A, Galbraith K, Howarth H, Simpson M, Best D, Rose M.(2006). Pharmacists views on preceptorship. Pharmacy Education. 6(4): 245–252
  • Simpson MD, Leversha A, Marriott JL, Taylor S, Bull RM, Howarth HD, Galbraith KJ, Dalton LD, Best, DL & Rose, M.( 2006). Development of a mentoring module to enhance an online national pharmacy preceptor training program in Australia. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research 36(2): 119-121.
  • Simpson, MD &Angel L. (2005). Does gender role orientation influence graduates’ course satisfaction and practice choices?. Australian Pharmacist; 24(9):725-728.
  • Marriott J, Taylor S, Simpson M, Bull R, Galbraith K, Howarth H, Leversha A, Best D & Rose M. (2005). Australian national strategy for pharmacy preceptor education and support. Australian Journal of Rural Health:13 (2): 83-90.
  • Simpson, MD, Burton DL, Burton MA & Bowman S. 2005. Impact of spirometry on pharmacists' decision to refer. Australian Pharmacist 24(12):964-968
  • Kamkaen N, Thongnopnua N, Wilkinson J. & Simpson M. (2005) Comparison of traditional herbal medicine and standard western medicine in the management of dyslipidemia. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 680:57-63.
  • Franks TJ, Burton DL, Simpson MD. (2005). Asthma action plans and health care professionals. Australian Pharmacist; 24 (7): 568-71.
  • Simpson, MD & Wilkinson, JM. (2005) Risk perception among pharmacy students at a rural university: A pilot study investigating direct and indirect risk health behaviours. Australian Pharmacist; 24(5):408-411
  • Simpson, MD & Angel, L. (2005) Pharmacy graduates’ perceptions of the pharmacy program at Charles Sturt University and its impact on their current practice. Australian Pharmacist; 24(2):
  • Naidu S, Wilkinson JM, Simpson MD (2005) Attitudes of Australian Pharmacists Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicines Annals of  Pharmacotherapy; 39(9):1456-61.


 

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