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.
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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.