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Dr. Michelle Fenech

BAppSc, GDipMedUltrasound, MSc.
Senior Lecturer in Medical Sonography
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Level 8 160 Ann Street - 8.14
About Me

Michelle has been a senior lecturer at CQUniversity since 2013 when the Medical Sonography program commenced at the Brisbane campus.

Michelle has held voluntary positions with the professional body, the Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA) since 1999. She was an ASA QLD state Branch committee member from 1999 - 2007, ASA Board Member from 2000-2005, member of the education committee from 2001 - 2010 and member of the musculoskeletal Special Interest group since its inception. She is a fellow of the ASA (FASA).  She has a particular interest in musculoskeletal sonography, sonographic anatomy and point of care ultrasound.  Michelle gained her Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in 2020.  She was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching (Tier 1) in 2021.


Michelle gained her undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging Technology (QUT).  In her clinical work as a radiographer she specialized in MRI from 1994 - 2002.  She was involved in establishing MRI scanners at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane (1995)  with I-Med and at The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside (2001). As a sonographer, she trained with Southern Xray clinics (Now I-Med).  Clinically, as a sonographer she has worked in both private and public settings and also worked extensively with the Department of Defence.

Universities Studied At

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Tech with Distinction) QUT, 1990-1992.

Grad Diploma Medical Ultrasound (with Distinction), QUT, 2000.

Masters Applied Science (Research) QUT, 2010.

PhD, QUT, 2020.

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University - Senior lecturer 2013 - present.

QUT - guest lecturer.


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching, 2021.

Fellow of the Australasian Sonographers Association (FASA), 2020.

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), 2020.

Associate Fellow of the Australasian Sonographers Association (AFASA), 2018.

Student voice award CQU, 2018.

Highest academic achievement award for Grad Dip Medical Ultrasound (QUT), 2000.

Highest academic achievement award, and Deans award for Academic excellence (Bachelor of Applied Science, Medical Imaging Technology (QUT) 1990-1992.

Previous teaching

Michelle was involved in the  inception and continuation of the ASA education committee from 2001 - 2008.

She is also involved in training Defence medical personnel in the use of ultrasound in trauma and shock and training of GPs and Specialists in the use of FAST, EFAST and RUSH protocols.

Professional Experience

Qualified Radiographer and Sonographer - working in the medical Imaging field as a Qualified Health Practitioner since 1992.

Qualified Sonographer - worked in Private Practice, public sector since 2000 and worked with the Department of Defence for as a Reporting Sonographer and trainer of point of care ultrasound.

Professional Memberships

Michelle has memberships with:

ASAR - Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry - Michelle is an Accredited Medical Sonographer (AMS)

ASA - Australasian Sonographers Association - Michelle is currently the Chair of the Musculoskeletal Special Interest Group of the ASA.  Associate Fellow of the ASA.


Currently Head of Course Medical Sonography Post Graduate Studies at CQU.

Currently member of the Musculoskeletal Special Interest group of the ASA .

Peer Reviewer ASA journal, Sonography.

Professional Interests

Presents at national/international level - webinars, annual national scientific meetings, workshops for Special Interest group meetings

Presents regular ultrasound workshops at Brisbane meetings.

Key Achievements

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3999 Other Education
  • 3202 Clinical Sciences
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Biomedical And Clinical Sciences

Other biomedical and clinical sciences - Other biomedical and clinical sciences not elsewhere classified


Curriculum and Pedagogy - Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy

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