Position

Dean (Education)
College of Medicine and Public Health

Biography

Associate Professor Lisa Schmidt has degrees in theoretical physics, applied mathematics, biological sciences and education. Her PhD was in cancer research and while in Medical Biotechnology she worked on a number of industry-linked research projects and coordinated the degree program. While working in academic development, Lisa focused on assessment and curriculum, especially in the sciences. Her current role sees her providing collaborative leadership for the Medical degree in the area of teaching and learning; as well as maintaining her education and science research activities.

Lisa is also currently the Dean(Education) for the College of Medicine and Public Health providing strategic leadership of the College’s educational activities and the experience of its students. The College delivers integrated clinical, population health and bioscience courses with an emphasis on developing future researchers. Our teaching footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory and into Asia.

Qualifications

BSc Adel, BSc(Hons), GradCertEd(Higher Ed), PhD Flin

GAICD

Honours, awards and grants

Awards
2009 Faculty Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award

Member of Flinders' College of Distinguished Educators

Recent Grants

Lisa Schmidt, Maxine Moore, Lambert Schuwirth, Iris Lindemann, Laura Spencer, Wendy Hu, Carlos El-Haddad, Jordan Li (2016-2017) Australian Collaborative Education Network, “Putting the trust into assessing work integrated learning: Developing a process for embedding Entrustable Professional Activities as an authentic form of assessing work integrated learning”

Lisa Schmidt, Lambert Schuwirth & Maree O'Keefe (2014-16) Office for Learning & Teaching, "Better Judgement 2: improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement."

Dawn Bennett, Philip MacKinnon, Charlotte Brack, Phil Poronnik, Lisa Schmidt, Robin King, Sarah Richardson, Marian Thakur, Hamish Coates, Doug McCurry (2014-2015) Australian Government Office for Learning & Teaching “How universities can best support students to develop generic skills: Enacting strategies for graduate employability.”

Melissa Brown, Debbie Charter, David Bain, Lisa Schmidt (2013-2014) Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants. “Looking Back and Feeding Forward to Build Laboratory Practical Skills”.

Lisa Schmidt & Lambert Schuwirth (2012) Office for Learning & Teaching, "Better Judgement: improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement."

Lisa Schmidt, Ian Menz, Andrew Millington, John Roddick, Joe Shapter (2012) Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants, "Finding common ground in the Faculty of Science & Engineering: innovation in the area of internationalisation of the curriculum"

Wei Zhang, Ken Lang, Chris Franco, Lisa Schmidt, Chris Sentance, Raymond Tham, Fiona Young (2009-2011) Meat & Livestock Association of Australia, "Production of bioactives using in vitro culture of cells from organs sourced from the meat processing industry - Phase 2"

Key responsibilities

Dean(Education) for the College of Medicine and Public Health

Lead: Teaching and Learning Portfolio; Medical Course Directorate

Teaching interests

I am interested in mapping how a student steps through the curriculum from arrival to graduation, and fitting the learning design to the environment the student is in.

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Biochemistry and cell biology
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Learning and teaching
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Medical education

Supervisory interests

  • Assessment design
  • Curriculum in general and in higher education
  • International education
  • Teaching and learning in higher education, quality learning

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Paramedic education (1) ; Science communication (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Anti-cancer drug discovery (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Environmental carcinogens (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Antibiotic discovery (1) ; Anti-cancer drug discovery (1) ; Cancer cell biology (1) ;

Publications

  • Parappilly, M.B., Schmidt, L. and Shapter, J. (2014). Examples of IOL in practice: Example 3: Physics 1. In Chris Thompson et.al, ed. Taking inquiry-oriented learning to the teaching coalface. Sydney, Australia: Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching, pp. 27-32.
    [Web Link]
  • Brack, C., Schmidt, L. and MacKinnon, P. (2010). Interdisciplinary Scholarship for Novice Students. In Martin Davies, Marcia Devlin, Malcolm Tight, ed. Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities. UK: Emerald Group Publishing, pp. 239-253.
  • Schmidt, L., Schuwirth, L.W., O'Keefe, M. and King, S.M. (2016). Better Judgement-2: Improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement. Canberra: Australian Government.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Schuwirth, L. (2013). Final Report - Better Judgement: Improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement. Sydney: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.
    [Web Link]
  • Adams, J.R., Franco, C.M., Schmidt, L., Sentence, C., Tham, R.K.W., Young, F.M., et al. (2011). Production of bioactives using in vitro culture of cells from organs sourced from the meat processing industry: Final report. Sydney, Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia Limited.
  • Hine, D., Barnard, R., Rifkin, W., Bridge, W., Franco, C.M., Schmidt, L., et al. (2008). Extending teaching and learning initiatives in the cross-disciplinary field of biotechnology. Adelaide, SA: The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Ltd.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L., Schuwirth, L.W. and King, S.M. (2016). Judgement biases in assessment. 43rd Association for Medical Education in Europe. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Schmidt, L. (2016). Better judgement: Improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement. Higher Education Research and Development Society. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Schmidt, L., Schuwirth, L.W. and King, S.M. (2016). Better judgement: The serendipity of training assessors about judgement biases. Ottawa Conference. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Schmidt, L., Schuwirth, L.W. and King, S.M. (2015). Judgement biases in assessment: For better or worse? Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference.
  • Schmidt, L. and MacKinnon, P. (2014). Employability of bioscience graduates: Is there a need to do anything? Joint CubeNet/VIBEnet/National Committee for Biomedical Sciences forum: Crossing the boundaries - Transdisciplinary approaches in biosciences education for the 21st century. Shine Dome, Canberra, Australia. Dec 2014.
  • Schmidt, L. and Schuwirth, L.W. (2014). Better Judgement: recognising and managing judgement biases in oral and workplace-based assessment. 41st Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference. Milan, Italy. Aug 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L., Bennett, D., MacKinnon, P., Thakur, M., Coates, H., Richardson, S., et al. (2014). The workplace: What does employability mean for science and mathematics graduates? The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. University of Sydney, Australlia. Sep 2014.
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Schmidt, L. (2014). Ready to Learn Physics: Team Based Learning in First Year University. In GIPREP-MPTL International Conference Books of Abstracts. Palermo, SicilyGIREP-MPTL International Conference on Teaching/Learning Physics: Integrating Research into Practice. Palermo, Sicily.
  • Parappilly, M.B., De Ritter, S.J. and Schmidt, L. (2014). Improving Student Learning and Engagement in STEM Disciplines Using Team-Based Learning. In Associate Professor Manju Sharma and Dr Alexandra Yenug, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2014. The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education- Student Engagement:From The Class Room To The Workplace. The University of Sydney. Sep 2014, pp. 68.
  • Schmidt, L. (2014). Considering Flipping. Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide. Changing Horizons: Local Learning for Global Impact. Adelaide, Australia. Dec 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Schuwirth, L. (2013). Better Judgement: Improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement. 40th Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference. Prague, Czech Republic. Aug 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Parappilly, M.B., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2013). Investigating and evaluating inquiry-based approach to laboratory experiments. In HERDSA. HERDSA 2013- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2013.
  • Schmidt, L. and Schuwirth, L. (2013). Supporting a place for better judgement in oral and practice-based assessment. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference 2013. Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Schuwirth, L. (2012). Ensuring quality graduates for our partners through the better judgment skills of assessors in oral and practice-based assessment. In Partnerships 7th ERGA Conference. 7th ERGA Conference. Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M., Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2012). Inquiry Based Approach to Laboratory Experiences: Investigating Students' Ways of Active Learning. In Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. University of Sydney, Australia. Sep 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Schmidt, L. (2012). Try Before You Buy- Trialling Teaching Methods to Inform Topic Redesign. In R Robinson, C Foley, ed. AIP 2012. Engineers Australia. 20th Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Sydney. Dec 2012.
  • Luzeckyj, A., Schmidt, L. and Reynolds, L. (2012). Using Australian Survey of Student Engagement data to stimulate discussion in a First Year Community of Practice. In 15th International First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference 2012. International First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference. Brisbane.
  • Luzeckyj, A., Schmidt, L. and Reynolds, L.C. (2012). Using Australian Survey of Student Engagement data to stimulate discussion in a First Year Community of Practice. In R Mortimer, ed. 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference. Brisbane, QLD: QUT Events. 2012 FYHE Conference. Brisbane, QLD. Jun 2012, pp. 1-5.
  • Schmidt, L. (2011). Preparing students for a global future: Introducing the Internationalised Curriculum Design Compass. In Transformations: 6th ERGA Conference. 6th ERGA Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Sep 2011.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. (2011). The transition challenges faced by international students: from a deficit to an asset model. Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute Annual Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Nov 2011.
  • Ho, D., Ball, A., Sanderson, B. and Schmidt, L. (2011). Time dependent evaluation of the cytotoxicity and carcinogenicity of bioremediated petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Eurotox 2011: 47th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology. Paris, France. Aug 2011.
  • Luzeckyj, A., Agutter, K.M., Sliuzas, R.A., Schmidt, L. and Reynolds, L.C. (2010). Formally calling the CoPs for staff working with first year students. In Jason Thomas, ed. First Year in Higher Education: Aspiration - Access - Achievement. Brisbane, QLD: QUT Publications. 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010. Adelaide, Australia. Jun 2010.
    [Web Link]
  • Ho, D., Sanderson, B., Ball, A. and Schmidt, L. (2010). Time dependent evaluation of the cytotoxicity of petroleum hydrocarbon bioremediated soil. OzBio2010. Melbourne, Australia. Sep 2010.
  • Schmidt, L. and Miller, J.L. (2009). Peer Assisted Study Sessions to Facilitate Transition for International Students. In 9th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Common Ground Publishing. 9th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Riga, Latvia. Jun 2009.
    [Web Link]
  • Young, F., bond, A., Guo, X., Schmidt, L. and Lang, K. (2008). 2008 Development of an in vitro assay to detect endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) using cryopreserved ovine luteal cells. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia. 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia, pp. 151-151.
  • Hine, D., Barnard, R., Rifkin, W., Bridge, W., Franco, C., Schmidt, L., et al. (2008). University biotechnology education in Australia in an international context. In Journal of Biotechnology. 13th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, pp. S770.
    [10.1016/j.jbiotec.2008.07.1665]
  • Young, F.M., Lang, K., bond, A. and Schmidt, L. (2008). Development of an in vitro assay to detect endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) using cryopreserved ovine luteal cells. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia. 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia. Melbourne, pp. 151.
  • Schmidt, L., Comolbo, M., Eriksen, D., Alba, D., Easton, C.J., Murray, A.W., et al. (2004). Anti-cancer properties of novel polyunsaturated fatty acids. In Fats and oils - their role in food and health. AOCS.
  • Schmidt, L., Hii, C.S.T., Murray, A.W., Easton, C.J. and Ferrante, A. (2004). Induction of apoptosis in prostate cancer cells by a novel polyunsaturated fatty acid involves protein synthesis. In ISSFAL 6th Congress Archive. UK: International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. ISSFAL 6th congress.
  • Schmidt, L., Wray, A.L., Miller, J., Scott, J. and Pope, K. (2017). A Tool for Educating Global Health Practitioners: the Curriculum Design Compass. AMEE MedEdPublish, 6(1) pp. 61.
    [10.15694/mep.2017.000061] [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Schuwirth, L. (2014). Better Judgement Channel. Adelaide, Australia
    [Web Link]
  • Hobbs, D.A., Crouch, T. and Schmidt, L. (2015). Engaging First Year Engineering Design Students with 3D Printers – A Pilot Trial and Evaluation. In Aman Oo, Arun Patel, Tim Hilditch and Siva Chandran, ed. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education – AAEE2015. Victoria, Australia: School of Engineering, Deakin University. 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2015) Geelong, Victoria. Dec 2015, pp. 99-106.
  • Bennett, D., Richardson, S., Mahat, M., Coates, H., MacKinnon, P. and Schmidt, L. (2015). Navigating uncertainty and complexity: Higher education and the dilemma of employability. In Learning for life and work in a complex world. Milperra, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc. 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Jul 2015.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Schmidt, L. and De Ritter, S.J. (2015). Ready to learn physics: a team-based learning model for first year university. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 36(5)
    [10.1088/0143-0807/36/5/055052] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2013). An Inquiry-Based Approach to Laboratory Experiences: Investigating Students' Ways of Active Learning. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(5) pp. 42-53.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Miller, J.L. (2009). Peer assisted study sessions to facilitate transition for international students. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9(5) pp. 13-30.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Gannaway, D.L. (2007). e-Learning to Aid International Student Transition: A Case Study. International Journal of Learning, 13(12) pp. 55-60.
    [Web Link]
  • Hobbs, D.A., Crouch, T. and Schmidt, L. (2015). Engaging First Year Engineering Design Students with 3D Printers – A Pilot Trial and Evaluation. In Aman Oo, Arun Patel, Tim Hilditch and Siva Chandran, ed. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education – AAEE2015. Victoria, Australia: School of Engineering, Deakin University. 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2015) Geelong, Victoria. Dec 2015, pp. 99-106.
  • Bennett, D., Richardson, S., Mahat, M., Coates, H., MacKinnon, P. and Schmidt, L. (2015). Navigating uncertainty and complexity: Higher education and the dilemma of employability. In Learning for life and work in a complex world. Milperra, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc. 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Jul 2015.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L., Schuwirth, L.W., O'Keefe, M. and King, S.M. (2016). Better Judgement-2: Improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement. Canberra: Australian Government.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Schuwirth, L. (2013). Final Report - Better Judgement: Improving assessors' management of factors affecting their judgement. Sydney: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.
    [Web Link]
  • Adams, J.R., Franco, C.M., Schmidt, L., Sentence, C., Tham, R.K.W., Young, F.M., et al. (2011). Production of bioactives using in vitro culture of cells from organs sourced from the meat processing industry: Final report. Sydney, Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia Limited.
  • Brack, C., Schmidt, L. and MacKinnon, P. (2010). Interdisciplinary Scholarship for Novice Students. In Martin Davies, Marcia Devlin, Malcolm Tight, ed. Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities. UK: Emerald Group Publishing, pp. 239-253.
  • Parappilly, M.B., Schmidt, L. and De Ritter, S.J. (2015). Ready to learn physics: a team-based learning model for first year university. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 36(5)
    [10.1088/0143-0807/36/5/055052] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2013). An Inquiry-Based Approach to Laboratory Experiences: Investigating Students' Ways of Active Learning. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(5) pp. 42-53.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Miller, J.L. (2009). Peer assisted study sessions to facilitate transition for international students. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9(5) pp. 13-30.
    [Web Link]
  • Schmidt, L. and Gannaway, D.L. (2007). e-Learning to Aid International Student Transition: A Case Study. International Journal of Learning, 13(12) pp. 55-60.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Director, Board of Lutheran Education Australia

Graduate, Australian Institue of Company Directors

Member, Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia

Member, Association for Medical Education in Europe

Contact

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Location: Flinders Medical Centre (5E213.2)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

Better Judgement

Competency-based education is becoming ever more popular, but its assessment is not easy and it is clear that human judgement will have to play a central part in all assessment programmes. Human judgement, however, can be influenced by biases. This OLT-funded project tries to address these biases in a somewhat counter-intuitive way because instead of trying to train them away we aim at improving these biases into so-called scripts or strategies to effectively and efficiently ‘diagnose’ the candidate’s competence.

Enhancing student employability

This OLT-funded project brings together resources for the development of employability in higher education. These can help prepare your students for their future work and career.

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