Associate Professor David Shaker

ATH - Associate Professor

Rockhampton Regional Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Research Interests

  • Exploring the process of learning psycho motor skills in surgical training
    To optimise the process of teaching surgical procedures , it is essential to understand the learning process of psych-motor skills. The interaction between different congnitive elements and deliberate practice is important for the transition from cognitive phase to integrative phase and finally to automation. I am interested in exploring factors which affect transition to integration phase by optimising attention, perception and concept formation.
  • Minimising risk of urinary tract injury in gynaecological surgery
    This research investigate using different simple techniques for prevention and diagnosis of urinary tract injury as a complication of gynaecological surgery
  • Optimising outcome of IVF
    Currently involved in multiple studies looking at aspects where potential modifications could result in potential improvements in pregnancy outcomes.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Masters (Coursework), University of Dundee


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Other Outputs

  • World Health Organisation Team, Strasser, Sarah, Austin, Marni, Bendotti, Hollie, Bourke, Gary, Campbell, David, Campbell, Narelle , Chater, Alan Bruce, Chong, Hwee Sin , Cribb, Jacqueline, Cumming, Kay, Doty, Barbara Jean, Eley, Diann, Erikson, Jay S., Florentis, Anastasia, Floss, Mayara, Goot, Katie, Greacen, Jane, Jonk, Yvonne , Khoo, Kean, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas, Lamb, Margaret, Longenecker, Randall, McGrail, Matthew, Nasir, Bushra, Partanen, Riitta, Paterson, Davis , Rajapalisha, Dilum , Schmitz, David ... Tynan, Anna (2020). Retention of the health workforce in rural and remote areas: a systematic review. Human Resources for Health Observer Series No. 25 Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

  • Shaker, David and Gray, Nathan (2018). GDM study Rockhampton data collection. The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2018.667