Jenny Barrett (formerly Jenny Gough) is a Senior Lecturer in the University's Department of Paediatrics, a Department of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Her role in the department is to provide educational expertise to undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs. In particular, her work focuses on educating and supporting junior doctors as they become medical teachers and conducing research and evaluation projects related to medical student teaching and learning.
Jenny has been involved in knowledge transfer projects in continuing medical education for paediatricians in Laos and in Danang, Central Vietnam. She recently completed a term as Membership Secretary for the Committee of Management of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators and served on the organizing and scientific committees for the Association's annual conference in Melbourne, 2013.
Her recent research projects are related to medical teachers' in new hospital teaching spaces and the roles played by professional actors/teachers in the simulated parent programmes for medical staff and counselling students. Her recently completed doctoral project investigated the ways that hospital-based medical teachers conceptualise teaching and how they think about themselves as teachers.