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Associate Professor Sonia Saluja

Assoc Professor/HOC Pathway to Medicine
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
Rockhampton North
Building 6 - Room number 2.16
School of Medical and Applied Sciences
About Me

Sonia is a medically trained academic with over 20 years of teaching experience in tertiary institutions and medical schools in Australia and overseas. In her role as Head of Course she provides academic leadership and oversight to the curriculum development, delivery, and academic quality of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine).
She has a keen interest in medical education and has extensive experience in curriculum design and development of medical programs throughout her professional career. Creating learning environments contextualised to student’s careers has been at the heart of her work. Her teaching practice involves including authentic learning experiences and presenting students with real-world situations to link theory with practice. A strong believer in taking a student-focused approach, she develops teaching tools and assessment strategies aimed at encouraging students to discover the exciting world of medical science.
Sonia is a Senior Fellow Advance HE (UK) and has received national recognition for her work in learning and teaching. She received a 2021 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) program.


2021 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Australian Awards for University Teaching)

2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning and Teaching 

2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching 

2016 Silver certificate for course evaluation in BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology and Measurement

2015 Silver certificate for course evaluation in BMSC12009 Sleep Physiology and Measurement

2015 Silver certificate for course evaluation in BMSC13006 Advanced Neurophysiological Measurement

2014 Student Voice Award for Educator of the Year for BMSC12009 Sleep Physiology and Measurement

Professional Memberships

Senior Fellow Advance HE (UK)

Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3208 Medical Physiology
  • 3209 Neurosciences

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently unavailable to supervise more research candidates
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