Dr Svetlana King

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (512B)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I have a high school teaching background and developed an interest in conducting educational research in the area of refugee studies. I have experience in conducting qualitative research using case study methodology.

I have worked as an educator in both secondary school and university contexts and am passionate about both teaching and research.

In my current role, I am involved in both academic pursuits. I am currently involved in a research project examining doctoral student/supervisor relationships, in addition to a bibliometric project exploring the scholarship of teaching and learning in the health professions.


BA/BEd(Sec)(Hons) (Flinders University, 2009)

PhD (Flinders University, 2014)

Honours, awards and grants

Vice Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (2015)

Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law Top-Up Scholarship (2010)

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (2010)

University Medal (2009)

First Class Honours (2009)

Key responsibilities

Research Manager, Prideaux Centre for Research in Health Professions Education

Teaching interests

I contribute to the MD program through my roles as the MD Learning Coach Coordinator and the MD Advanced Studies research and scholarship theme as an academic Portfolio Advisor.

Topic coordinator
HLED9113A Research Project in Clinical Education
HLED9113B Research Project in Clinical Education
Supervisory interests
Australian African refugee students transitions from school to work
Clinical education
Health professional education
Interdisciplinary research
Qualitative research methodology
Relationships and their role in learning, wellbeing and personal development
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Health Professions Education (2)