Dr Jenny McDonald

Jenny McDonald


Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, School of Medicine


Dr Jenny McDonald is a Senior Lecturer in the Medical Education Unit, School of Medicine and is Coordinator of Personal and Professional Development.

She is a specialist in Community Child Health with clinical and research experience in child development and disabilities, Aboriginal child health and the impacts of social disadvantage on child well-being.  She worked as a staff specialist at Campbelltown Hospital between 2001 and 2016 and in private consultant paediatric practice between 1993 and 2000.  She was a director on the board of Mater Dei School between 1995 and 2007 and served as chair in the years 2004-7. Jenny is a joint PhD candidate with Western Sydney and Maastricht University.

Her current research projects relate to the outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder, the transition of adolescents with disability to adulthood, the moral development of medical students during their clinical training and the role of portfolios in shaping self-assessment.

Research Interests

  • Child disability
  • Child health and well-being
  • Medical Education


  • Chapter of Community Child Health (2000 - 2020)
  • FRACP (1993 - 2020)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • GCCT University of Melbourne
  • MBBS University of Sydney

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3802