Doctor Elizabeth O'Connor

Doctor Elizabeth O'Connor

Lecturer in Medical Education,
School of Medicine



  • PhD University of Sydney
  • Bsc(Hons) University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine


Phone: (02) 4620 3939
Location: 30.2.17

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Journal Articles

  • Karthikeyan, S., O'Connor, E. and Hu, W. (2020), 'Motivations of assessment item writers in medical programs : a qualitative study', BMC Medical Education, vol 20 .
  • Karthikeyan, S., O'Connor, E. and Hu, W. (2019), 'Barriers and facilitators to writing quality items for medical school assessments : a scoping review', BMC Medical Education, vol 19, no 1 .
  • Senanayake, P., O'Connor, E. and Ogbo, F. (2019), 'National and rural-urban prevalence and determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding in India', BMC Public Health, vol 19, no 1 .
  • Vrljicak, P., Cullum, R., Xu, E., Chang, A., O'Connor, E., Bilenky, M., Jones, S., Marra, M., Karsan, A. and Hoodless, P. (2012), 'Twist1 transcriptional targets in the developing atrio-ventricular canal of the mouse', PLoS One, vol 7, no 7 .
  • O'Connor, M., O'Connor, E., Robertson, G., Delaney, A., Morozova, O., Poon, S., Yap, D., Fee, J., Zhao, Y., McDonald, H., Zeng, T., Hirst, M., Marra, M., Aparicio, S. and Eaves, C. (2011), 'Retinoblastoma-binding proteins 4 and 9 are important for human pluripotent stem cell maintenance', Experimental Hematology, vol 39, no 8 , pp 866 - 8790.
  • Hoffman, B., Robertson, G., Zavaglia, B., Beach, M., Cullum, R., Lee, S., Soukhatcheva, G., Li, L., O'Connor, E., Thiessen, N., Bilenky, M., Cezard, T., Tam, A., Kamoh, B., Birol, I., Dai, D., Zhao, Y., Hirst, M., Verchere, C., Helgason, C., Marra, M., Jones, S. and Hoodless, P. (2010), 'Locus co-occupancy, nucleosome positioning, and H3K4me1 regulate the functionality of FOXA2-, HNF4A-, and PDX1-bound loci in islets and liver', Genome Research, vol 20, no 8 , pp 1037 - 1051.
  • Vrljicak, P., Chang, A., Morozova, O., O'Connor, E., Niessen, K., Marra, M., Karsan, A. and Hoodless, P. (2010), 'Genomic analysis distinguishes phases of early development of the mouse atrio-ventricular canal', Physiological Genomics, vol 40, no 3 , pp 150 - 157.
  • O'Connor, M., O'Connor, E., De Longh, R., Lovicu, F. and McAvoy, J. (2008), 'Generation of transparency and cellular organization in lens explants', Experimental Eye Research, vol 86, no 5 , pp 734 - 745.
  • O'Connor, E., Bilenky, M., Cullum, R., Thiessen, N., Dagpinar, M., Delaney, A., Varhol, R., Zhao, Y., Zeng, T., Bernier, B., Ingham, M., Hirst, M., Robertson, G., Marra, M., Jones, S. and Hoodless, P. (2008), 'Global analysis of in vivo Foxa2-binding sites in mouse adult liver using massively parallel sequencing', Nucleic Acids Research, vol 36, no 14 , pp 4549 - 4564.
  • McDonald, P., Oloumi, A., Mills, J., Dobreva, I., Maidan, M., Gray, V., O'Connor, E., Bally, M., Foster, L. and Dedhar, S. (2008), 'Rictor and integrin-linked kinase interact and regulate Akt phosphorylation and cancer cell survival', Cancer Research, vol 68, no 6 , pp 1618 - 1624.
  • Troussard, A., McDonald, P., O'Connor, E., Mawji, N., Filipenko, N., Gelmon, K., Kucab, J., Dunn, S., Emerman, J., Bally, M. and Dedhar, S. (2006), 'Preferential dependence of breast cancer cells versus normal cells on integrin-linked kinase for protein kinase B/Akt activation and cell survival', Cancer Research, vol 66, no 1 , pp 393 - 403.
  • Wederell, E., O'Connor, E., Brown, H., O'Connor, M., Chamberlain, C., McAvoy, J. and De Longh, R. (2005), 'Laminin-binding integrins in rat lens morphogenesis and their regulation during fibre differentiation.', Experimental Eye Research, vol 81, no 3 , pp 326 - 329.
  • Iongh, R., O'Connor, E., Lovicu, F. and McAvoy, J. (2005), 'Transforming growth factor-?-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in the lens : a model for cataract formation', Cells, Tissues, Organs, vol 179, no 1-2 , pp 43 - 55.

Conference Papers

  • Atwa, S., O'Connor, E. and Hegazi, I. (2019), 'Threshold concept-based transition pedagogy in pathway programs supporting students' transition into allied health degrees', An International Association for Medical Education. Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • Dalziel, B., Jensen, S., O'Connor, E., McCafferty, C. and Gosbell, I. (2019), 'Using team-based learning in a problem-based learning medical course to improve transition from a pre-clinical to clinical learning environment', International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Singapore.

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