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Diann S Eley
Professor Diann (Di) Eley is the Director of MD Student Research in the Academy for Medical Education in the Medical School at The University of Queensland (UQ). Di chairs the MD Student Research Advisory Committee, and is the chairperson of the UQ Human Research Ethics Committee. Di’s research career began with an MSc in reproductive physiology at the University of Florida. She subsequently worked for nearly 20 years as a bench scientist in Kenya and the UK. In 2000, she began her academic career after receiving a PhD in health and exercise psychology at the University of Bristol. She moved to the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland in 2003.
The primary focus of Di’s research is medical education, research training and rural health workforce. Her specific area of research interest deals with personality and behaviour around student well-being and career choice. Di has over 130 peer-reviewed publications, and over 20 externally funded research projects in medical education and rural workforce. She leads the medical student research program at UQ and is responsible for the development and implementation of the Clinician Scientist Track, which encourages student interest and experience in research, and the MD-PhD program which facilitates medical students undertaking a research higher degree alongside their medical degree.