Staff profile - Sherryn Evans

Mrs Sherryn Evans

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52278437 +61 3 52278437
Email: sherryn.evans@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, Deakin University, 2002
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007


Academic

Teaching Interests

Sherryn coordinates the Faculty of Health's Interprofessional Education (IPE) curriculum.  She is interested in innovative and relevant teaching and learning methods to enable healthcare students to learn with, from and about each other to ultimately improve the quality of healthcare. Sherryn has led the development and implementation of a globally unique cloud based IPE unit using synchronous and asynchronous communication methods for students studying medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, dietetics, social work, psychology and clinical exercise physiology in the Faculty of Health.


Subjects and units currently teaching

HBS345 Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

HBS745 Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

HBS110 Health Behaviour


Conferences and seminars

Evans S, Margerison C. The effectiveness and experience of online interprofessional education for dietetic students. Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference, May 2015. Perth, Australia


Evans S, Ward C, Knight T. Facilitators experience of delivering asynchronous and synchronous online interprofessional education. ANZAHPE Annual Conference, June 2013, Melbourne,  Australia.


Evans S & Tooley G. Online synchronous and asynchronous delivery of interprofessional education: impact on interprofessional practice attitudes.  All Together Better Health 5 International Interprofessional Conference, April 2010.  Sydney, Australia


Evans S, Sonderlund A, Watchorn V, Walsh A, Adamson L, Milnes S,  Tooley G, Story I. Collaborating with students and facilitators about the experience of synchronous and asynchronous online learning environments for interprofessional education. Deakin University Teaching and Learning Conference, 2010.  Melbourne, Australia.

Evans S, Adamson L, Maidment J, Macfarlane S, Milnes S, Pearce J, Walsh A, Watchorn V & Tooley G.  A journey in the development of a program in interprofessional education.  Deakin University Teaching and Learning Conference, 2009.  Melbourne, Australia.


Evans S, Adamson L, Maidment J, Macfarlane S, Milnes S, Pearce J, Walsh A, Watchorn V & Tooley G. The Deakin Difference: A journey in interprofessional education development. ANZAME Annual Conference, June 2009.  Launceston, Australia.


Evans S.  Improving the physical health of people with a mental illness. Psychiatry 06, June 17 2006. Sanctuary Cove, Australia.


Evans S.  Improving the physical health of people with a mental illness.  SA Psychiatry Seminar, May 2006. Adelaide, Australia.


Evans S.  Improving the physical health of people with a mental illness.  NSW Psychiatry Seminar, March 2006. Sydney, Australia.


Evans, S. An overview of international interventions to improve the physical health of people with a mental illness. World Psychiatric Association Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Meeting, 5-7 July 2005, Brisbane, Australia


Evans S. An overview of international interventions to address weight gain in mental illness: Dietitians can make a difference. Dietitians Association of Australia 23rd National Conference, 26-28 May 2005. Perth, Australia.


Evans S, Brown S. Walking groups to improve physical health in psychiatric community care units. Dietitians Association of Australia 23rd National Conference, 26-28 May 2005. Perth, Australia.


Evans S, Newton R, Higgins S. Nutritional intervention to prevent weight gain in patients commenced on Olanzapine: A randomised controlled trial. European College of Neuropsychopharmocology 17th Annual Congress, October 9 13 2004. Stockholm, Sweden.


Evans S, Higgins S, Newton R. Minimising weight gain associated with Olanzapine in people with schizophrenia: Nutritional intervention can make a difference. Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, August 13-15 2004. Brisbane, Australia.

Research

Research interests

Sherryn researches in the area of interprofessional education (IPE), and more specifically the online delivery of IPE. She has focused on the effects of online IPE on students’ attitudes and skills associated with learning and working collaboratively, the student and facilitator experience of online IPE, and the styles of facilitator interaction in online IPE. She has previously researched in the areas of dietetic clinical education models and the physical health of people with a mental illness.


Publications

Publications

Evans S, Margerison C. 2015. Supporting the mental health of dietetic student.
Nutrition & Dietetics 72, 93-94.

Evans S, Knight T, Tooley G. 2014. Facilitators' experience of delivering asynchronous and synchronous online interprofessional education. Medical Teacher, 36, 1051-1056.

Evans S, Sonderland A, Tooley, G.  2013. Effectiveness of online interprofessional education in improving students’ attitudes and knowledge associated with interprofessional practice. Focus on Health Professional Education, 14, 12-20.

Roberts  NJ, Brockington S, Doyle E, Pearce LM, Bowie AJ, Simmance N, Evans S, Crowe TC. 2008. Innovative model for clinical education in dietetics. Nutrition and Dietetics, 66, 33-38.

Roberts  NJ, Brockington S, Doyle E, Pearce LM, Bowie AJ, Simmance N, Evans S, Crowe TC.  2008. Pilot study of an innovative model for clinical education in dietetics. Nutrition and Dietetics, 66, 39-46.

Porter J, Evans S.  2007. Nutrition and mental health research in Australia and New Zealand: A review of progress and directions for the future.  Nutrition and Dietetics, 65, 6-9.

Evans S, Newton R, Higgins S.  2005. Nutritional intervention to prevent weight gain in patients commenced on Olanzapine: A randomised controlled trial.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39, 479-486.

Leslie N, Owen N, Bassett (Evans) S. 2001. Qualitative findings identifying environmental influences on young adults’ physical activity in campus settings.  Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 11, 73.


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