Adrienne Torda is a practicing clinician and medical educator, with specialist qualifications in Infectious Diseases and additional degrees and fellowships in both university learning and teaching and medical ethics. Her teaching philosophy is student centred and incorporates adult learning theories with the latest available modalities for designing and delivering medical education. Her educational passions include innovation in education, partnering with students, role modelling, and mentoring. A current focus is on the development of a forward looking curriculum which integrates teaching students problem solving, analytical thinking, reflective practice, communication skills and teamwork with more traditional medical content and competencies. She is involved in curriculum design across the entire undergraduate medical program and also teaches medical students from first to final year, across both campus and the workplace (hospital).
She also champions gender equity and inclusive leadership and is the Gender Champion for UNSW (2019/2020). This also allows her to apply an inclusive lens to her educational design.
There are two main areas of interest. One is in clinical infectious diseases and the other is medical education research.
Broad Research Areas:
Clinical Research, Medical Education, Infectious Diseases
MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP. SFHEA, AFANZAPHE, FHERDSA, GradDip Bioethics, GradCert University Learning & Teaching,
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
FRACP, Australian Society of Infectious Diseases; infectious diseases society of America; Australasian Bioethics Association; ANZAPHE, HERDSA
Specific Research Keywords:
Medical education; Clinical Ethics; Infectious Diseases; Immunology and Infectious Disease; Clinical education; Immunisation