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Dr Lloyd White Lecturer Anatomy, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology

Doctor Lloyd White obtained his PhD in 2009 in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia for his thesis characterising the formation of the maternal-fetal barrier in the human placenta. He subsequently moved to Melbourne and held postdoctoral positions at Deakin University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute developing gene therapies to explore and treat skeletal muscle wasting in experimental models of cancer, muscular dystrophy and tendinopathy.

In 2011, Lloyd was recruited to the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne as an Associate Lecturer in Anatomy, where he was responsible for teaching the prosection of new anatomical specimens. He was recruited to the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Microbiology at La Trobe University as a Lecturer in Anatomy in 2013, where he has excelled as a teaching and research academic.

Teaching anatomy is Lloyd's passion, and he coordinates the multi-course 2nd-year human anatomy subject HBS2HAB (370 students). He has led curriculum redesign to a blended learning format, and contributed to the implementation of a Physiology and Anatomy Major in the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Lloyd has implemented several cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies to enhance student engagement, achievement and satisfaction, and was rewarded in 2018 with University- and College-level Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and a Poster Award at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA) conference.

Lloyd's research investigates the effect of learning and teaching interventions on student outcomes. He is currently investigating student, mentor and staff perceptions of a near-peer mentor program, and the impact of digital technologies on student engagement, achievement and satisfaction. He also takes a keen interest in the anatomical basis and development of endometriosis. Lloyd is a member of ANZACA and reviewer for the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.

Lloyd serves on the Bachelor of Biomedicine Course Committee and Bachelor of Health Sciences Academic Progression Committee. He is also the convenor of monthly networking events within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Microbiology.


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