Congratulations to our newest Associate Fellow, Hanna Olson!
Hanna is a dental hygienist with research expertise in health professions education within Te Kaupeka Pūniho, New Zealand’s National Centre for Dentistry, where she works as a Senior Lecturer. Hanna contributes to the advancement of teaching and learning activities for students in their dental and oral health professional programmes. Her research highlights a learner-centred approach to teaching using active learning strategies. Hanna has partnered with teams of higher education academics, dental specialists and innovative business partners across the globe. Together they develop a community of learning and teaching including collaborative approaches within digital dentistry, team-based interprofessional education as well as improving on student and staff members experiences in the higher education learning environment.
"I enjoy being part of the vibrant ANZAHPE community, and because all of my research has a focus on health professions education, along with encouragement and a strong support from my colleagues, I applied and was approved to become an Associate Fellow.
This is an exciting time for me, as I believe I am finally ready to embrace the responsibility to onboard not only students but also new colleagues who would like to aspire in becoming leaders in the field of health sciences."