Researcher biography

Kelly Matthews researches student voice and student partnership in higher education.

Her aim is impact - changes that make everyday learning experiences better for both students and teaching staff. Collaborating with leading overseas scholars in the UK and the US, Kelly has facilitated the translation of student voice and partnership practices in over 40 universities worldwide using a theory of change framework and co-design methods.

Kelly's influential and far-reaching research has been cited by scholars in 44 countries and 21 discipline areas. In the past five years, she has completed a National Teaching Fellowship and secured new funding from universities, the Australian Department of Education, the U21 Global Enhancement Fund and AdvanceHE with keynote invitations from institutions in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Norway, and the UK.

Recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Kelly has received numerous awards for her collaborative leadership, embodying her dedication to advancing educational excellence in partnership with students and teachers.

Connect with Kelly on Twitter @kellymatthewsUQ, learn more about her research in this podcast conversation, and read her latest co-authored book, Writing about teaching and learning in higher education.