Keynote Speakers

Professor Liz Molloy

Professor Liz Molloy is Professor of Work Integrated Learning in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, at the University of Melbourne. She is Academic Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Liz’s work seeks to better prepare students to learn through practice in the clinical workplace. Liz started her career as a physiotherapist, and her interest in health professions education lead her to return to the University of Melbourne to complete a PhD (2006) on feedback in clinical education. Liz has published more than 115 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, with a focus on workplace learning, feedback and assessment, interprofessional education and clinical supervisor professional development. She received an inaugural Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medical Education (ANZAHPE) in 2015 and a Fellowship in Medical Education Research at the Karolinksa Institute (Sweden) in 2019. She is Associate Editor of the journal Focus on Health Professions Education and Chair of the ANZAHPE Conference in 2020.

Dr Clare McNally

Dr Clare McNally

Dr Clare McNally is a Senior Lecturer and Dental Hygienist, she is the Academic Lead for Assessment and Evaluation at the Melbourne Dental School. She is also responsible for teaching periodontics and dental hygiene in the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) at the Melbourne Dental School. Clare's PhD (Medicine) at the University of Adelaide was looking at the relationship between oral health and systemic health in hospitalised older people. Since starting at Melbourne in January 2018, Clare has been responsible for reforming the periodontics and dental hygiene curriculum within the BOH. During this time Clare has adopted an innovative, student-centred approach to her teaching and is focused on transitioning dentistry and oral health curricula to a blended learning model. Clare is particularly interested in using ePortfolio pedagogy to enable students to tell the story of their own learning. Clare is in the process of reviewing the Melbourne Dental School Assessment Program. This will feed in to the #MDS25 curriculum review and will see a shift towards a programmatic approach to assessment. There will be opportunities to study Research Higher Degrees with Clare and the teaching and learning team as these reviews progress. Look forward to you getting in touch.


Dr Samantha Byrne

Dr Samantha Byrne is a senior lecturer in Oral Biology, and Divisional Lead Oral Education and Innovation at the Melbourne Dental School. Samantha has been awarded multiple times for her teaching of Oral Microbiology to Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health students. She has a keen interest in learning and teaching, particularly the incorporation of practices which enhance student engagement and active learning. Samantha completed her PhD in 2006 where she explored the microbial composition of dental plaque associated with periodontal disease progression. This work was recognised by the Australian and New Zealand division of the International Association of Dental Research with the Oral Biology Award in 2010. She maintains a research interest in the microbial aetiology of chronic periodontitis and dental caries and supervises Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Bachelor of Science Honours students. Her current research interests also include the use of social media as a platform for the dissemination of oral health information. Samantha is also currently studying for a Doctor of Education with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education examining pre-class learning on the flipped classroom.

Collaboration & Teamwork - Compassion - Respect - Integrity - Accountability