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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. He then held an Associate Lecturer position in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne where he was responsible for teaching anatomy to clinical and generalist students, and was subsequently 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. He uses diverse techniques and resources in his teaching, including dissection, prosected specimens, osteology, models, medical imaging and augmented reality to engage students in their study of human anatomy. He coordinates the multi-course 2nd-year human anatomy subject HBS2HAB (370 students per year), led the curriculum redesign of this subject to a blended learning format, and contributed to the implementation of a Physiology and Anatomy Major in the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Lloyd engages 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 the Educational 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 has published two research articles related to the scholarship of learning and teaching (SoLT) in the high-ranking journal Anatomical Sciences Education. His current projects investigates student, mentor and staff perceptions of a near-peer mentor program, and the impact of digital technologies on student engagement, achievement and satisfaction. He is also interested 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, demonstrating his commitment to an inclusive academic culture.


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