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Deputy Dean (MBBS)

As Deputy Dean (MBBS), Professor Michelle Leech is responsible for overseeing the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (medical) degree. This includes the Central medical program at Clayton, Gippsland graduate entry course, Malaysia Medical School and the Northern Victorian Rural Medical Education Network (NVRMEN), which oversees the Extended Rural Cohort.

Her work includes ensuring that the learning objectives and outcomes of all programs are aligned, as well as coordinating other academic and educational initiatives and endeavours related to MBBS.

Professor Michelle Leech has been a research fellow at Monash Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Southern Clinical School and continues as a consultant physician and deputy director of Rheumatology at Monash Health. She is the chair of the Clinical examination Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

She received her MBBS from Monash University, and after residency training in Internal Medicine at Prince Henry’s Hospital, Melbourne, completed her advanced physician training in Rheumatology and a PhD at the Monash University Centre for Inflammatory Diseases.

Her Research interests include cytokine biology, glucocorticoid action and cell cycle proteins in the context of Rheumatoid Arthritis pathogenesis.

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Research Output

Clinician peer exchange groups (C-PEGs): Augmenting medical students’ learning on clinical placement

Harrison, J., Molloy, E., Bearman, M., Ting, C. Y. & Leech, M., 1 Jan 2019, Augmenting Health and Social Care Students' Clinical Learning Experiences: Outcomes and Processes. Billett, S., Newton, J., Rogers, G. & Noble, C. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 95-120 26 p. (Professional and Practice-based Learning; vol. 25).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Health professionals and students encounter multi-level barriers to implementing high-value osteoarthritis care: a multi-national study

Briggs, A. M., Houlding, E., Hinman, R. S., Desmond, L. A., Bennell, K. L., Darlow, B., Pizzari, T., Leech, M., MacKay, C., Larmer, P. J., Bendrups, A., Greig, A. M., Francis-Cracknell, A., Jordan, J. E. & Slater, H., May 2019, In : Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 27, 5, p. 788-804 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Not just a policy; this is for real. An affirmative action policy to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to seek employment in the health workforce

Roseby, R., Adams, K., Leech, M., Taylor, K. & Campbell, D., 1 Jul 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 7, p. 908-910 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Are doctors nutritionists? What is the role of doctors in providing nutrition advice? What is the role of doctors in providing nutrition advice?

Adamski, M., Gibson, S., Leech, M. & Truby, H., 1 Jun 2018, In : Nutrition Bulletin. 43, 2, p. 147-152 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)