Researcher biography

Kelly Matthews is an internationally respected scholar in the field of Higher Education and a multiple award-winning university teacher. Her vision of students and staff working together as partners to enhance teaching, learning and the student experience has informed university policy and practice inter/nationally. Kelly is Australia's top-cited scholar on student voice and student partnership with over 120 publications, 65+ invited talks, and 25+ funded projects worth $2.7 million including a National Teaching Fellowship.

She is well-known for her relational and community-building approach to change, including leadership for international collaborative writing groups and change institutes; the Students as Partners Network (now numbering 950+ students and staff); co-founding the International Journal for Students as Partners; and mentoring countless scholars to write and publish about their teaching and learning.​

Kelly is an elected member of both UQ's Academic Board and Academic Board Standing Committee.

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.