Assoc. Professor Michelle Lazarus
Michelle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology in the Centre for Human Anatomy Education at Monash University. She earned her PhD in 2007 from Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA, USA) in the field of Pathology and Cell Biology. Michelle refocused her research towards educational scholarship, developing evidence based anatomy education. In addition to developing innovative anatomy curricula she investigates methods for improving retention and transfer of anatomy knowledge to clinical care, designing frameworks for vertical integration of anatomy curricula and improving integration of basic science teaching with fostering healthcare students’ professional development. She was awarded the prestigious Monash Education Academy Fellowship. She has a passion for Science Communication and works together with a team to develop a monthly podcast about medically interesting topics for community engagement available at www.AskAnatomist.com . In addition to her published works, she supervisors PhD, honours and medical students in education research projects.