Associate Professor Roger Dunston joined the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2007. He is located as part of the School of Communication and is a member of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare (IRCCH). Roger’s research and development interests are diverse – the nature of professional practice, making change and service redesign, ‘patient’ participation and co-production, and professional learning – learning of all kinds. Roger has a long standing engagement with interprofessional and collaborative practice, education and learning. He has lead a number of large national development and research projects in these areas. The current SIF project being a large scale development form earlier work. Roger has a strong interest in socio-material approaches to making sense of and intervening in the complex world of practice and change.
Prior to joining UTS, roger worked as a senior health services manager, educator across a range of professions, health policy analyst and organisational consultant. He has over 30 years experience within the health sector. During the past six years, he has led and/or participated in a number of Australian Research Council, Office for Learning and Teaching, UTS and other government funded studies, primarily in the areas of interprofessional education and learning, handover practices in health, and service redesign in primary health care and child and family health.