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Dr Hemant Mehta Name: Dr Hemant Mehta
Lecturer (Medical Science)
+612 9739 2065
+612 9739 2319
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (NSW)
North Sydney
Building 532 - Tenison Woods House (8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060)-Level 7-Room 532.7.12
Biographical Information

BSc Hons, MPhil, MES, PhD, GCHE, JP

Dr Hemant Mehta's qualifications and research experiences in Pharmacology are from UK. He has also assisted with research at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, and has several years of work experience as Scientific Officer in pathology laboratories. Subsequently, he completed his doctorate in Nursing Science Education.

He teaches pharmacology, pathophysiology, physiology, anatomy, biochemistry and microbiology to biomedical science and allied health sciences (nursing, physiotherapy,...) cohorts at ACU.


A) Refereed Journal/Book Articles

Mehta, H & Rouf, A 2013, "Pedagogical approaches to enhance student learning in the new interprofessional health science units at the Australian Catholic University", Journal of Modern Education Review, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 250-255.

Mehta, H & Rouf, A 2013, "Role of gender and linguistic background on students' learning styles in an interprofessional science unit", Journal of Modern Education Review, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 302-308.

Mehta, H & Rouf, A 2013, "A comparative study of drug abuse among students at a Sydney university", Journal of Drug Addiction, Education, and Eradication, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 11-21.

Mehta, H & Robinson, K 2010, "Male nursing students' expectations, experiences and social justice issues", in Learning, Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education, eds N Riseman, S Rechter & E Warne, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, pp. 233-244.

Robinson, K, Mehta, H,  et al. 2010, "Academic guided peer support for struggling first year students", in Learning, Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education, eds N Riseman, S Rechter & E Warne, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, pp. 189-199,

Mehta, H, Robinson, K & Hillege, S 2008, "Expectations, perceptions and experiences of first year students enrolled in nursing and/or midwifery courses at three NSW universities", Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 11-25.

B) Refereed Conference Proceedings

Mehta, H & Rouf, A 2013, "Learner-centred pedagogical approaches to enhance student engagement and academic performance in the interprofessional health education", Conference paper "6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation" (18-20 November 2013, Seville, Spain), Proceedings of International Association of Technology Education and Development (Digital Library), pp. 3343-3350.

Mehta, H & Rouf, A 2012, "Interventions aiming to improve the lecture pedagogy in the new interprofessional health science unit at ACU", Conference paper, 2nd ACU Learning and Teaching Conference 2012 "Engaging Students" (July 2012, Sydney), Proceedings, pp. 66-68.

Mehta, H, Robinson, K & Hillege, S 2008, "A snapshot analysis of three successive cohorts of first year Nursing students at a Sydney university - How well do we know our students?", Conference research paper: ANZAME Conference "Practice, Scholarship & Research in Health Professional Education", University of NSW, Sydney, 10-13 July 2008.

C) Research Theses

Mehta, H 2011, PhD thesis, 'Evaluation of Nursing students' academic expectations, perceptions and experiences of science at different stages during their undergraduate studies', Australian Catholic University.

Mehta, H 1986, MPhil thesis, 'Effects of thyroxine and carbimazole treatments on the ventricular adenosine triphosphatases in the guinea-pig', De Montfort University, Leicester, England.

D) Conference Posters

McKenzie, N, Mehta, Het al, 2019, "Gauging students' pre-concepts in Biology: SoTL study - Guiding the journey Learner-Teacher-Learner", STLHE Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 11-14 June, 2019.

Mehta, H 2009, "Review of undergraduate students' changing perceptions towards science at different stages of their degree", poster 53: ANZAME Conference "Bridging Professional Islands", University of Tasmania, Launceston, 30 June-3 July 2009.

Mehta, H & Robinson, K 2008, "The learning preferences of first year BN students", poster 8: 13th National Nurse Education Conference "Clinical Professions Education - a bridge to quality, flexibility and diversity", Olympic Park, Sydney, 9-11 September 2008.


Current Research Interests:

- Pedagogical approaches in science education

- Scholarship of learning and teaching (lecture pedagogy, problem-based learning, fostering critical thinking)

- Learning styles

- Curriculum and assessment development

- Student motivation/engagement strategies

- Research methodology


Dr Hemant Mehta specialises in teaching pharmacology, pathophysiology, physiology, anatomy, biochemistry and microbiology.


Human Biology 1 (BIOL125) - 2018

Human Biological Science 1 (BIOL121) - 2012, 2013, 2014 Summer School, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020

Pharmacology 1 (BIOL205) - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Pharmacology 2 (BIOL 334) - 2017, 2020

Drug Development (BMSC303) - 2019, 2020

Drug Promotion (BMSC304) - 2017

Human Biological Science 2 (BIOL122) - 2014

Foundation Biological Science 2 (BIOL120) - 2010, 2011

Foundation Biological Science 1 (BIOL119) - 2011

Science for Nurses 1 (BIOL113) - 2006 Winter School

Second Lecturer-in-Charge:

Human Biological Science 2 (BIOL122) - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Applied Science for Practice 5 (BIOL326) - 2009

Applied Science for Practice 4 (BIOL229) - 2008

Applied Science for Practice 2 (BIOL118) - 2007

Applied Science for Practice 1 (BIOL117) - 2006, 2007, 2009

Other Scholarly Contributions and Service:

- Peer Reviewer for the Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal

- On the Review Panel (since 2010) for Pearson Publishers, working on current and new editions of health science texts, checking and editing new content, contributing questions and answers, etc.

· Assisted on review panel (checking/editing new content, questions and answers) for the Global Edition of Marieb's Human Anatomy 8th Edition, and 9th Edition.

· Contributed test bank questions and answers for the text, Fundamentals of Pharmacology (S. Bullock & E. Manias, 7th ed, Pearson)

· Contributed Chapter Review questions and answers for several chapters, and wrote reviews on clinical cases for the text, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (D. U. Silverthorn, Global Edition, 7th ed, Pearson)

· Reviewed Chapter 33: Medication Administration (and two other chapters) for a Nursing text

- Assisted the NSW Board of Studies in the development of final HSC examination for Senior Science, and as a Marker and Pilot Marker for the HSC Biology examination (2010 - 2012)

Professional Memberships

Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators

Vision & Innovation in Biological Education Network

Collaborative Universities Biomedical Education Network

Biomedical Education Skills & Training Network

Australasian Interprofessional Practice & Education Network

International Society for Development & Sustainability

NSW Justices Association


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