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  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 109 Citations
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Research interests

Professor Janie Dade Smith is an award-winning author, academic and project consultant.  She has worked extensively as is a health educationalist in national curriculum development, program accreditation, educational resource development, policy development, organisational review, Indigenous health, and research; across all health disciplines – medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Janie has written and coordinated three masters degrees whilst at Bond.  She was chair of the MD Implementation Committee, and led the transition from the MBBS to the MD.  She wrote and coordinated the Master of Clinical Education Program, and teaches into the medical programs Indigenous health curriculum.  This program won the prestigious Office of Leaning and Teaching Australian Award for University Teaching, and a citation for an Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2015, as well as the Faculty Award and Vice Chancellors Awards.  In 2019 she is now developing Australia's first Master of Health Innovations program. 

Prior to joining Bond University in 2012 Janie ran her own national consulting company – RhED Consulting Pty Ltd – for 7 years, where she undertook over 45 consultancies for health departments, universities, professional colleges, government and not for profit organisations, turning over more than $2.7M in research funds.

Janie is the immediate past President of CRANAplus – the peak body for all remote health in Australia, and she previously sat numerous committees inlcuding the Council of the National Rural Health Alliance. Janie is the author of Australia’s Rural, Remote and Indigenous health, 3e published by Elsevier in 2016, which is used extensively by many Australian universities in preparing students for rural and remote practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctor of Education (EdD), James Cook University Queensland

Primary Health Care, Master of Primary Health Care, Flinders University

External positions

James Cook University Queensland


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Research Output

Best practice primary and secondary preventative interventions in chronic disease in remote Australia

Schmidt, B., Smith, J. D. & Battye, K., 2018, Sydney: ACSQHC. 69 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

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  • 236 Downloads (Pure)

    Improving case study research in medical education: A systematised review

    Cheek, C., Hays, R., Smith, J. & Allen, P., 1 May 2018, In : Medical Education. 52, 5, p. 480-487 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    A remote health story: Rob and Stella live in Nabvana

    Smith, J. D., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentationResearchpeer-review

  • Are we making a difference? What impact does cultural awareness curriculum have on student's attitudes? Initial results from a longitudinal study

    Smith, J. D., Springer, S. & Sargeant, S. J. E., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentationResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 89 Downloads (Pure)

    Are we making a difference? What impact does cultural awareness curriculum have on student’s attitudes? Second results from a longitudinal study

    Smith, J. D., Springer, S. & Sargeant, S., Aug 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review