rural health, rural workforce, medical education, social psychology, personality
Associate Professor Diann (Di) Eley is the MBBS Research Coordinator in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland (UQ). Diís research career began with an MSc in reproductive physiology at the University of Florida in 1978. She worked for nearly 20 years as a bench scientist in bio-medical laboratories in Kenya and the UK. In 1999 she began her academic career after receiving a PhD in health psychology at the University of Bristol. She moved to the School of Medicine at UQ in late 2003.
The primary focus of Diís research is medical education, health workforce and rural health. Her specific area of interest deals with personality and behaviour around medical specialities and career choice. In addition to her own research she leads the medical student research program which includes coordination of the MBBS honours.
Di Eley is responsible for the development of the Clinician Scientist Track in the School of Medicine which develops student interest and experience in research and facilitates medical students undertaking a research higher degree (MPhil, PhD) concurrently with their MBBS degree.