Lecturer in Higher Education, Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland
Kelly Matthews' research involves practical applications into contemporary higher education issues focused on undergraduate curriculum reform efforts and students' experiences of learning across degree programs. Her current interest in science students' quantitative skills involves research into science and mathematics curricula and its influence on student beliefs of their learning.
Kelly's teaching involves coordination of the university-wide teaching and learning program for new tutors. In addition to teaching into the program across several faculties, she develops curricular materials, ensures program quality, and liaises with colleagues to implement the program across UQ.
Born and raised in New Orleans (USA), Kelly graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2000. She worked at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center investigating the link between viral infections and neurodegenerative diseases before entering a graduate program in education. She was teaching science in under-served schools in New Orleans prior to moving to Brisbane (Australia) in 2006, where she was employed at the University of Queensland. She is currently completing her PhD while building her profile as an early career academic in the field of Higher Education.