Associate Professor Kristine Elliott

Associate Professor in Higher Education

Melbourne CSHE

Kris supports the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation) in realising the University of Melbourne's digital learning strategy. Her work focuses on the development of strategy and policy, and on the professional development of University staff in the use of contemporary and emerging technologies for learning, teaching and assessment.

Kristine joined the Melbourne CSHE in July 2015 as an Associate Professor in Higher Education. Her role supports the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation) in realising the University’s digital learning strategy. As such, Kristine’s work focuses on the development of strategy and policy, and on the professional development of University staff in the use of contemporary and emerging technologies for learning, teaching and assessment.

Kristine’s area of research has the overarching goal of exploring how educational technologies are used to enhance the learning and teaching experiences of students in higher education. Kristine is part of the Educational Technology Research Group. The discipline context of her research has primarily been in the biomedical sciences and clinical education. Kristine’s research has a specific focus on: the learning of scientific inquiry skills; students’ selection and use of digital resources for learning; mobile and eLearning in the clinical environment; the increasing use of health information technologies in clinical practice, particularly electronic health records, and the implications for medical education and professional training.

Kristine has more than 20 years experience in the design, development, evaluation and research of educational technologies in higher education and professional education contexts. During this time, Kristine has been instrumental to the successful development of over 25 technology-enhanced curriculum and courseware programs, many of which are in current use at local, interstate and international institutions.

Prior to joining Melbourne CSHE, Kristine was academic lead for educational technology in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, where she provided strategic direction and priorities for supporting the postgraduate medical curriculum through educational technology. A major focus of this work was on the development, implementation and evaluation of MD Connect, a highly innovative curriculum delivery and administration support system developed by the Department of Medical Education for the Melbourne Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.

Selected publications

Book Chapters

Elliott, K., Judd, T., & McColl, G. (In press). Utilising mobile electronic health records in clinical education. In S.  Bridges, L. Chan & C. Hmelo-Silver (Eds.) Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education. Advances in Medical Education, Vol 5, Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-08274-5.

Elliott, K., Sweeney, K. & Irving, H. (2009). A learning design to teach scientific inquiry. In L. Lockyer, S. Bennett, S. Agostinho & B. Harper (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies. Idea Group Inc, Hershey, Pennsylvania: pp. 652-675. ISBN 978-159904861-1.

Keppell, M., Elliott, K., Kennedy, G., Elliott, S. & Harris, P. (2003). Using authentic patient encounters to engage medical students in a problem-based learning curriculum. In S. Naidu (Ed.), Learning and teaching with technology: Principles and practices. Kogan Page, London: pp. 85-96.

Journal Articles

Macqueen, S., Woodward-Kron, R., Flynn, E., Reid, K., Elliott, K. & Slade, D. (2015). A resource for teaching emergency care communication. The Clinical Teacher, Early online. DOI: 10.1111/tct.12423

Woodward-Kron, R., Connor, M., Schulz, P. & Elliott, K. (2014). Educating for health care communication in the age of the world wide web. Academic Medicine, 89(2), 318-325.

Li, X., Gray, K., Chang, S., Elliott K. & Barnett, S. (2014). A conceptual model for analysing informal learning in online social networks for health professionals. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 204, 80-85.

Kilby, J., Gray, K., Elliott, K., Waycott, J., Martin Sanchez, F. & Dave, B. (2013). Designing a mobile augmented reality tool for the locative visualization of biomedical knowledge. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 192, 652-656.

Greenstock, L., Naccarella, L., Woodward-Kron, R., Elliott, K., Fraser, C., Binghem, A., Wickam, B. & Kelly, P. (2013). Telecommunications and health information for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 63 (1).

Gray, K., Elliott, K. & Wale, J. (2013). A community education initiative to improve using online health information: Participation and impact. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 38(3), 171-181.

Familari, M., Elliott, K., Watson, R. & Matthews, K. E. (2012). Embedding case studies into statistical teaching to enhance quantitative skills of biomedicine students. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 20(1), 44-56.

Greenstock, L., Woodward-Kron, R., Fraser, C., Binghem, A., Naccarella, L., Elliott, K. & Morris, M. (2012). Telecommunications as a means to access health information: an exploratory study of migrants in Australia. Journal of Public Health Research, 1(3), 216-221.

Elliott, K., Judd, T. & McColl, G. (2011). A student-centred Electronic Health Record system for clinical education. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 168, 57-64.

Elliott, K. & Sweeney, K. (2008). Quantifying the reuse of learning objects. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 24 (2), 137-42.

Refereed Conference Publications

Judd, T., Elliott, K. & McColl, G. (2011). Integrating bioscience and clinical learning through technology. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. (pp.660-664).

Naylor, R., Elliott, K., Gray, K. & Wadley, G. (2011). Public engagement with biomedical research through location-sensitive technology. C&T 2011 International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 29 Jun – 2 Jul 2011, Brisbane, QLD. In International Conference Proceedings Series of the ACM Digital Library, ISBN 978-1-4503-0824-3

Crisp, G., Elliott, K., Hoban, G., Nott, M. & Rifkin, W. (2010). Do online activities inspire students in the science disciplines? Engaging students in learning science with online activities: Affordances and limitations. In Proceedings ASCILITE 2010, Sydney, Australia, 5-8 December: pp 262-265.

Johnson, E., Elliott, K., Boin, A., Irving, H. & Galea, V. (2009). Can you really teach scientific inquiry online? In Proceedings of the Third Science Learning and Teaching Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh: pp. 1-6.

Eliott, K., Boin, A., Irving, H., Johnson, E. & Galea, V. (2009). Educating the next generation of bioscientists: The challenge for higher education in Australia. In Motivating science undergraduates: Ideas and Interventions. Proceedings of UniServe Science Conference, The University of Sydney, Sydney: pp. 37-43.

Boin, A., Elliott, K., Irving, H., Galea, V. & Johnson, E. (2009). Where are the learning spaces on the scientific inquiry landscape? In Same places, different spaces. Proceedings ascilite Auckland: pp. 81-90.

Elliott, K., Sweeney, K., Galea, V., Irving, H. & Johnston, E. (2008). Scientific inquiry: Where is it in the educational technology landscape? In R. Atkinson & C. McBeath (eds.), Hello! Where are you in the landscape ofeducational technology? Proceedings of ascilite Melbourne: pp. 283-286.This article received an Outstanding Paper Award

Elliott, K. & Sweeney, K. (2007). Quantifying the reuse of learning objects. In R.J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong & C. Cheers (eds.), ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: pp. 239-243.

Elliott, K. & Kennedy, G. (2006). Using educational technologies to understand how learners solve problems. In L. Markauskaite, P. Goodyear and P. Reimann (eds.), Who’s learning? Whose technology? Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, The University of Sydney, Sydney: pp. 217-226.

Elliott, K., Judd, T. & Kennedy, G. (2005). Usage patterns: Highlighting differences in problem solvers. In H. Goss (ed.), Balance, fidelity, mobility: Maintaining the momentum? Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Australiasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane: pp. 187-195.

Recent research and Development Grants

2014. Expanding and enhancing MD Connect: Innovating curriculum delivery and administrative support in the Melbourne MD. Elliott, K. Health Workforce Australia Allocation: Strategic Fund for Innovation, Melbourne Medical School. $129,744.

2014. Learning analytics: Predicting student performance from online behavior in MD Connect. Elliott, K. & Glenn, A. Health Workforce Australia Allocation: Strategic Fund for Innovation, Melbourne Medical School. $56,522.

2014. Optimal Health: Improving community health literacy and engagement with a psycho-social educational program. Castle, D., Moore, G., Gray, K., Woodward-Kron, R. & Elliott, K. Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Engagement Grant. $9,950.

2013. Cultural respect encompassing simulation training (CREST)-Being heard about health through broadband. Lau, P., Woodward-Kron, R., Livesay, K., Nicholson, P. & Elliott, K. IBES Seed Funding, The University of Melbourne. $33,850.

2013. Improving access to learning resources and activities with smart phone apps. Judd, T., Elliott, K. & McColl, G. Learning & Teaching Initiative (Round 1), Office of the Provost, The University of Melbourne. $40,000.

2013. Interactive case studies in medical microbiology and immunology. Uren, S., Robins-Browne, R. & Elliott, K. Learning & Teaching Initiative (Round 2), Office of the Provost, The University of Melbourne. $5,000.

2012. The Biomedical, Education, Skills and Training (BEST) Network. A collaboration of universities and peak industry bodies led by Professor Nicholas Hawkins from UNSW- Professor Geoff McColl and Kristine Elliott partner members from The University of Melbourne. NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services Program, DEEWR. $95,000 (The University of Melbourne allocation)

2011. Mobile Augmented Reality: Exploring information, interface and interaction in blended environments. Gray K, Elliott, K., Waycott, J., Weng Chong, H., Martin-Sanchez, F. & Dave, B. IBES Seed Funding, The University of Melbourne. $67,988

2011. Connecting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and General Practitioners through telecommunications. Greenstock, L., Naccarella, L., Woodward-Kron, R., Elliott, K. & Wickham, B. Australian Communications Consumer Action Network grant. $51,785

2011. Enhancing clinical education through mobile learning. Judd, T., Elliott, K., Kennedy, G, & McColl, G. Learning & Teaching Initiative, Office of the Provost, The University of Melbourne. $29,917

2011. Embedding real life case studies into statistical teaching to enhance quantitative skills of Biomedicine students. Familari, M. & Elliott, K. Learning & Teaching Initiative, Office of the Provost, The University of Melbourne. $10,000

2008. Educational technologies: Enhancing the learning of scientific inquiry skills for bioscience students in Australian universities. Elliott, K., (Chief Investigator), Boin, A., Irving, H., Johnson, E. & Galea, V. Australian Teaching and Learning Council. $92,769