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Brett Vaughan

BSc (VicMelb), MHlthSc (VicMelb), GradCertTertEd (VicMelb), PhD(Cand) (VicMelb)

Lecturer, College of Health & Biomedicine

Brett graduated from the osteopathy program at Victoria University in 2002. He is currently a lecturer in the osteopathy program at Victoria University and is also in private practice in Doncaster East. His current professional roles are as the Chair of the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council and member of the Executive Committee of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia. Brett is an Associate Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators.

His professional interests include clinical education, professional development, educational assessment and evaluation, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Brett is currently enrolled in a PhD exploring the quality of clinical teaching in osteopathy and is an active researcher in the osteopathic profession.

Key publications

Vaughan, B. & Grace, S. (2016). Perception of peer physical examination in two Australian osteopathy programs. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 24(1), 21.

Vaughan, B. & Moore, K. (2016). The mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) in a pre-registration osteopathy program: Exploring aspects of its validity. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 19, 61-72.

Vaughan, B., Mulcahy, J., & Fitzgerald, K. (2016). Health literacy screening of patients attending a student-led osteopathy clinic: A pilot investigation. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 24, 41-44.

Vaughan, B. (2015). Developing a clinical teaching quality questionnaire for use in a university osteopathic pre-registration teaching program. BMC Medical Education. 15:70 DOI: 10.1186/s12909-015-0358-6.

Vaughan, B., Carter, A., Macfarlane, C., Morrison, T. (2014). The DREEM, Part 1: Measurement of the educational environment in an osteopathy teaching program. BMC Medical Education. 14:99 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-99.

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Conference presentations

Morrison, T., Vaughan, B., Macfarlance, C., Blaich, B. (2015). Near-peer teaching in an osteopathic practical skills subject. Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Profession Educators Conference. Newcastle.

Vaughan, B. (2014). Evaluating workplace mentors. Australian Collaborative Education Network Conference. Gold Coast.

Florentine, P., Vaughan, B. (2013). A pre-clinical Objective Structured Clinical Examination. Quality in Osteopathic Education, British School of Osteopathy Conference. London.

Vaughan, B., Sullivan, V., Gosling, C., McLaughlin, P., Fryer, G., Wolff, M., Gabb, R. (2011). Assessing clinical competence in osteopathy: Advantages and disadvantages of various assessment methods. Quality in Osteopathic Education, British School of Osteopathy Conference. London.

Vaughan, B., Sullivan, V., Gosling, C., McLaughlin, P., Fryer, G., Wolff, M., Gabb, R. (2011). A model of assessment of overseas-qualified osteopaths for their suitability to practice in Australia. Quality in Osteopathic Education, British School of Osteopathy Conference. London.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Osteopathic technique
  • Professional ethics

Coordination

Research grants

2013: Vaughan, B., Macfarlane, C., Florentine, P., Orrock, P., Grace, S., Palfreyman, S., Moran, R. Development of a common final year written assessment for osteopathy students in Australia and New Zealand. Australian Osteopathic Association ($16,000).

2012: Moore, K., Grace, S., Orrock, P., Coutts, R., Blaich, R., Vaughan, B., Florentine, P., Palfreyman, S., London, S. Benchmarking assessment of clinical reasoning in osteopathic curricula. Australian Osteopathic Association ($27,400).

2008: Gabb, R., Vaughan, B., Gosling, C., McLaughlin, P., Fryer, G., Standen, C., Wolff, M. Alternative models of assessment of overseas-qualified osteopaths for their suitability to practice in Australia. Osteopaths Registration Board of Victoria Grant ($99,936).

Professional membership

  • Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia
  • Australian Collaborative Education Network
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators
  • Professional Fellow, School of Health & Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia

Areas of expertise

  • Clinical education
  • Competency and workplace-based assessments
  • Manual therapy education
  • Musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation
  • Outcomes assessment

Contact details

+61 3 9919 1210
+61 3 9919 1030