Professor Nalini Pather
Associate Dean (Education)

Professor Nalini Pather

BMedSci (Hons), MMedSci (cum laude), GCULT, PhD

Medicine & Health
Faculty Office

Professor Nalini Pather is the Associate Dean Education, Innovation at Medicine & Health, UNSW. She focuses on curriculum design, enhancing the student experience, and SoTL. She is the co-founder of the Health Universities Initiative, which frames a whole-of-university approach to student success and wellbeing. Nalini’s  research focusses on medical imaging, hybrid/digital education, and inclusive education. She has more than 25 years’ experience in educational innovation and design in medicine and health programs in several countries. She has several awards (Faculty, Vice-Chancellor, Australian Award for University Teaching) for her contributions to higher education. Nalini is the Chair of the International Program for Anatomical Education (FIPAE) of the IFAA, and an Associate Editor of Anatomical Sciences Education (Impact Factor, 5.9). Nalini is a Fellow of ANZAHPE and the UNSW Scientia Education Academy.

Nalini’s  research focusses on medical imaging and radiomics for diagnostic systems,  blended/hybrid program and curriculum design, immersive technologies such AR/VR and 3D printing, and inclusive education. Her PhD (2009) in the cell biology of wound healing and management,  built on her Masters in Clinical Anatomy and Imaging. Her broad and deep expertise and understanding of medicine and health, equips Nalini to interrogate advances in medical technologies, enable translation to practice, and advocacy.  Nalini is currently supervising five HDR students.

Phone
+61 2 9065 1340
Location
Room 212, Wallace Wurth Building Medicine UNSW

2016   Carnegie/Wits Diaspora Fellowship

2016    UNSW Strategic Educational Development Grant

2015    Health Workforce Australia Grant

2015    UNSW Strategic Educational Development Grant

2014    UNSW Strategic Educational Development Grant

2014    BEST Network Partner Grant

2011    Ramaciotti Establishment Grant

2008-2010    National Research Foundation (South Africa)

2016    Australian Office of Learning and Teaching Citation

2016    Wits Diaspora Fellowship: Blended Learning Integration

2015    UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Award: Teaching Excellence

2015    UNSW Medicine Faculty Teaching Award: Teaching Excellence

2015    UNSW SoMS Teaching Award: Teaching Excellence

2015    UNSW Medicine Faculty Teaching Award: Innovation in Learning & Teaching

2013    UNSW SoMS Teaching Award: New Lecturer

2012    Wits Medicine Faculty Research Award: New Researcher

Invited Academic Talks:

 UNSW:

  • UNSW Scientia Education Lecture, November 2020
  • UNSW Learning and Teaching Connections Seminar, Invited Seminar: 2012, 2015, 2016
  • UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum, Invited Speaker: 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016, 2018
  • UNSW Medicine TELT, Invited Speaker: 2013, 2015 

Australia and New Zealand:

  • BEST Network Summit, Invited Speaker: University of Sydney, 2015
  • Australian Catholic University Health Innovation Symposium, Invited Speaker: Sydney, 2012
  • ANZ Association of Clinical Anatomists, Invited Speaker: Sydney, 2012
  • ANZ Association of Clinical Anatomists, Invited Speaker: University of Queensland, 2013
  • BEST Network Launch, Invited Speaker: University of Melbourne, 2013
  • Macquarie University Teaching Forum: May 2014

 International:

  • 2020 Virtual IFAA Anatomy Symposium 'World Anatomy Day' 
  • 2014 International Federation of Anatomical Associations (IFAA) Congress, Invited Symposia Speaker: China, 2014
  • Wits Learning and Teaching Forum, Keynote Speaker: South Africa, 2015
  • BEST Webinar, Invited Speaker: International Webinar, 2015
  • Meeting of the International Federation of Anatomical Associations (IFAA), Invited Symposia Speaker: South Africa, 2009