Invited Speakers

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Keynote speaker profiles appear in alphabetical order.

Invited speakers

A/Professor Craig Hacking

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A/Professor Craig Hacking is the Medical Director of Medical Imaging and Lead Emergency Radiologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. He is the current Academic Lead for Clinical Radiology at the University of Queensland. Craig is a contributing editor and previous managing editor of Radiopaedia and a lead presenter for emergency radiology, medical imaging anatomy and trauma radiology Radiopaedia courses, which are offered free online to 119 developing countries. Craig is a former lead anatomy examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). He graduated medical school at the University of Queensland and has been teaching anatomy and radiology for over 20 years. Recently, Craig has co-authored a medical student radiology textbook.

A/Professor Kelly Matthews


Kelly Matthews is an Associate Professor (Higher Education) at the University of Queensland’s Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation. She is an internationally recognised scholar of teaching and learning with over 120 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books. She engages in research that results in policy and practice impact in the areas of: (a) curriculum development, (b) student partnership in co-design and co-creation, (c) professional development of university educators and (d) scholarship of teaching and learning.

Kelly translates research to practice by creating communities of learners, teachers, leaders, and specialist staff who learn about and reflect together on new 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.

A/Professor Ali Mirjalili


A/Professor Ali Mirjalili is an academic at the Anatomy and Medical Imaging Department, University of Auckland. Ali started his academic journey at the University of Otago in Dunedin and revisited Human Surface Anatomy using modern imaging modalities (CT, US, MRI). Ali Joined the University of Auckland in 2014 and has been investigating paediatric and fetal anatomy and functional anatomy, with more than 80 publications. The use of modern imaging modalities have been at the forefront of these projects and have permitted novel insights not previously available through traditional techniques. Ali is the “Gray’s Anatomy (42nd Ed) Consulting Section Editor for Surface Anatomy. Ali is also the editor of the Last’s Anatomy (Revised 2019), co-author of “A Companion Guide to Last’s Anatomy” and co-author of “Pocket Surface Anatomy”.