SFHEA, BSc (Hons) (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne), Grad Cert University Learning and Teaching (CSU)
Kelly joined Charles Sturt University in 2008 in the School of Biomedical Science and later moved to the School of Community Health as a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology. Kelly completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2008, which investigated the role of AMP activated protein kinase and nitric oxide in skeletal muscle glucose uptake during contraction. Kelly has since shifted her research focus to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with a focus on student retention and adaptive learning. In 2019 Kelly received an Australian Award for University Teaching citation for her work in adaptive learning.
Kelly has extensive experience teaching anatomy, physiology and exercise physiology.
Adaptive learning adjusts the level of instruction in response to individual student answers to assist in personalisation of instruction. It is a novel and flexible way of promoting student engagement, motivation and performance. Kelly has used an iterative cycle to design, develop, deploy and evaluate adaptive anatomy lessons, resulting in a series of 45 first and second year lessons that have now been assembled into a modern and engaging LearnSpace within the Smart Sparrow platform and are freely available on the Biomedical Education Skills and Training Network (https://www.best.edu.au/courseware/?sort=2&q=Kelly%20linden). Kelly has also developed a class set of physiology lessons.