Dr Leila Morsy

Academic Lead - Teaching and Learning

College of Medicine and Public Health

Research expertise

Leila is interested in the health factors contributing to cognitive, behavioural, and health differences between advantaged and disadvantaged children. In particular, she is interested in how communicating such information to medical professionals can have an effect on health care practice and policy and children’s outcomes.

Research expertise

Leila is interested in the health factors contributing to cognitive, behavioural, and health differences between advantaged and disadvantaged children. In particular, she is interested in how communicating such information to medical professionals can have an effect on health care practice and policy and children’s outcomes.

place Flinders Medical Centre (5E219)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Leila grew up in France and after university was a Teach for America teacher in under-resourced schools in Texas and New York City. She spent two years teaching middle-school writing at a public school in the Bronx and then was part of the founding team of a Harlem-based charter school where she taught middle-school reading.

Qualifications

Leila has a B.A. in literature, Bard College; an M.A. in secondary education, Teachers College, Columbia University; an EdM in education policy and management, Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and an EdD in educational policy, leadership, and instructional practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2015 UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Early Career
  • 2015 UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence, Early Career
  • 2016 UNSW Shortlisted for Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Award for Research Impact
  • 2016 National Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Early Career Category
Key responsibilities

She is Academic Lead, Teaching and Learning in the Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health. She is a Research Associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Research expertise
Education systems
Health professional education
Policy and administration
Topic coordinator
MMED2008 Communication for Improved Patient Care
Topic lecturer
MMED2008 Communication for Improved Patient Care
Publications
Expert for media contact
Education - Policy
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