PROF Elizabeth Molloy

PROF Elizabeth Molloy


  • workplace learning, feedback, assessment, professional transitions



  • Elizabeth Molloy is Professor of Work Integrated Learning in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, at the University of Melbourne. She was previously Director of the Health Professions Education and Educational Research Unit at Monash University (2011-2014). She has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, with an interest in workplace learning, feedback, assessment, professional transitions, and clinical teacher professional development. Elizabeth’s PhD (2006) examined the role of the clinical educator in providing performance feedback to students. As well as teacher education (short courses and postgraduate award courses), she is involved in designing and researching innovations to improve the preparation of undergraduate and postgraduate students to engage in workplace learning. She is currently working on 2 Nationally funded grants (Office of Learning and Teaching) examining how feedback can be designed in the university and work-based setting. Elizabeth was Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Educators’ Group (2012-2014), is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators, and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Education.    


Member of

  • Academy of Surgical Educators. Academy of Surgical Educators 2017 -
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association. Australian Physiotherapy Association 2000 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Henderson M, Phillips M, Molloy E, Boud D (2016): 'Feedback for learning: closing the assessment loop.' Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) $280,000. Castellini D, Bearman M, Weller J, Molloy E (2016): “The role of trust in workplace based assessment” ANZCA $26, 384. Molloy E, Bearman M, Denniston C, Edouard V (2016): Clinical Supervision Skills Training. Department of Health $113, 605. Billet S, Sweet L, Newton J, Molloy E et al (2015) 'Augmenting students' learning for employability through post-practicum educational processes'. Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) $460, 000. Bowles K, Maloney S, Kent F, Sevenhuysen, Tai J, Molloy E, Haines T (2014): The cost and benefits of providing undergraduate student clinical placements for a health service organisation. Systematic Literature Review. Sax institute $19, 500 Molloy E, Bearman M, Denniston C, Kent F, Edouard V (2014): Clinical Supervision Support Program. Department of Health $175,315 Molloy E, Keating J, Johnson C (2014) Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) and Higher Education and Research Development Society in Australasia inc (HERSDA) Researching New Directions in Learning and Teaching: Seed Funding to Support Project Mentoring and Collaboration: Project funded “Feedback on Feedback- Development of an instrument to assess quality of verbal feedback in the workplace” $2500 Nestel D, Bearman M, Molloy E (2012) Establishment, administration and delivery of a program to train simulation educators, technicians and coordinators. Health Workforce Australia $1,478,220 Dawson P, Bearman M, Molloy E, Boud D, Joughin G, Bennett S (2012): 'Improving assessment: understanding educational decision-making in practice'. Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) $220,000 Molloy E, Bearman M, Nestel D, Kotsanas G, Does T (2012): Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Supervision Training Program. Phase 1 Health Workforce Australia $270, 000 Molloy E, Bearman M, Nestel D, Kotsanas G, Does T (2012): Phase 11: Development o   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BPhysio (hons), University of Melbourne 1999



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Key areas of research include workplace learning, feedback, assessment, communication and professional transitions.