Dr Christy Noble

Clinical Learning & Assessment Lead

Office of Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine

Affiliate Senior Lecturer

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 55481


Christy is registered pharmacist with more than 17 years’ experience as a clinical educator and educational researcher, in both academic and clinical settings. Her clinical education experiences have been underpinned by my formal postgraduate qualifications, Master of Education (Clinical Education) and Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy Education). Her Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland, 2014) examined pharmacy curriculum and its influence on professional identity formation. This research has served as a platform for an ongoing research program in workplace learning in medical and health professional education, which has been recognised internationally.

Research Interests

  • Workplace learning
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Professional identity formation

Research Impacts

My research is mainly situated in the field of health professions education with a particular interest in workplace and interprofessional learning. My medical and health professions education research contributions illuminate learning opportunities that exist in practice i.e. clinical settings and provide insights on how workplace learning can be augmented.

The key impacts of my research include:

  1. Development and implementation of innovative feedback literacy programs to improve healthcare students and junior doctors engagement in workplace feedback. Our findings have demonstrated that health care students are more actively engaged in workplace feedback thus generating improved learning outcomes.
  2. Implementation and evaluation of interprofessional co-supervision model of pharmacists supervising junior doctors to improve prescribing practices. The program has demonstrated, through comprehensive reflective activities, improve pharmacists’ interprofessional capability and ability to facilitate junior doctor prescribing learning. Our findings suggest that pharmacist and junior doctor co-working improved as a result of this program.
  3. Identification of key features of productive learning environments for health care professionals (including medical practitioners and pharmacists).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Education, University of Leeds
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Phamacy, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Molloy, Elizabeth, Noble, Christy and Ajjawi, Rola (2019). Attending to emotion in feedback. The Impact of Feedback in Higher Education. (pp. 83-105) edited by Michael Henderson, Rola Ajjawi, David Boud and Elizabeth Molloy. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-25112-3_6

  • Noble, Christy, Sly, Christine, Collier, Leigh, Armit, Lyn, Hilder, Joanne and Molloy, Elizabeth (2019). Enhancing feedback literacy in the workplace: A learner-centred approach. Augmenting Health and Social Care Students’ Clinical Learning Experiences Outcomes and Processes. (pp. 283-306) edited by Stephen Billett, Jennifer Newton, Gary Rogers and Christy Noble. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-05560-8_13

  • Stephen Billett, Christy Noble and Linda Sweet (2018). Pedagogically-rich activities in hospital work: Handovers, ward rounds and team meetings. A practical guide for learning and teaching in a clinical context. (pp. 207-220) edited by Clare Delany and Elizabeth Molloy. Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Billett, Stephen and Noble, Christy (2017). Individuals' mediation of learning professional practice: co-working and learning to prescribe. Agency at work: an agentic perspective on professional learning and development. (pp. 205-228) edited by Michael Goller and Susanna Paloniemi. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

  • Billett, Stephen and Noble, Christy (2017). Individuals’ mediation of learning professional practice: co-working and learning to prescribe. Agency at work: an agentic perspective on professional learning and development. (pp. 205-227) edited by Michael Goller and Susanna Paloniemi. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-60943-0_11

  • Noble, Christy and Billett, Stephen (2017). Transitioning to effective medical practice: junior doctors' learning through co-working with pharmacists. Interactional competences in institutional settings: from school to the workplace. (pp. 253-279) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46867-9_10

  • Noble, Christy and Billett, Stephen (2016). Sustaining and transforming the practice of communities: developing professionals' working practices. Supporting learning across working life: models, processes and practices. (pp. 147-167) edited by Stephen Billett, Darryl Dymock and Sarojni Choy. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-29019-5_8

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor