Prideaux Centre for Research in Health Professions Education


The Prideaux Centre was established in 2014 to build a community of dedicated Health Professional Education (HPE) researchers.

HPE research is rapidly becoming a primary item on educational and research agendas. It is diverse in terms of its research domains, methodologies, and epistemologies.

Conducting HPE research is essential for improved and innovative approaches to educating our future doctors, nurses, speech pathologists, paramedics and other health professionals.

Although organisationally located in the School of Medicine, the Prideaux Centre links with researchers across the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, the University and around the world.

The Prideaux Centre is committed to:

  • Building bridges between educational theory and practice
  • Providing evidence and rationales to underpin educational practice
  • Sharing knowledge to inform the teaching and clinical work of others
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David Prideaux The Prideaux Centre is named after Emeritus Professor David Prideaux.

Emeritus Professor Prideaux played a major role in developing and maintaining the great national and international reputation of Flinders in the area of health professional education development and research.

It is because of this that our Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has a thriving health professional education culture.

This culture has been harnessed by the Prideaux Centre, which has quickly been able to establish itself as an internationally reputable research centre, with an enthusiastic and prolific group of researchers.