Researcher biography

Kelly Matthews is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland's Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation. She is an internationally recognised scholar of teaching and learning in higher education with over 120 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books. Impact on practice and policy is the focus of her research in the areas of:

  • curriculum development;
  • student partnership in educational co-design and co-creation;
  • professional development of university educators; and
  • scholarship of teaching and learning.

At UQ, Kelly serves on Academic Board and Academic Board Standing Committee, leads the UQ Teaching Focused Network, and has won several teaching awards.

Kelly translates research to practice by creating communities of learners, teachers, leaders, and specialist staff who inquire into, and reflect together on, their practices. She has organised and led international collaborative writing groups and change institutes; created the Students as Partners Network (now numbers 900 students and staff); co-founded the International Journal for Students as Partners, and mentored countless scholars to write and publish about teaching and learning.

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