Professor Nalini Pather
Nalini leads a research group (Applied Anatomy and Imaging Technologies Research) investigating anatomical applications and imaging technology in clinical practice and education. We investigate multiple imaging techniques (medical imaging, 3D visualisation, 3D modelling and mixed reality, AR and VR) and their use in clinical practice, anthropology and education. Our special interests are in age-related applications (from paediatrics to aged-care), women’s health, mental health and wellness, and integration in workplace.
Nalini completed her PhD (2009) in South Africa and has expertise in cutting-edge research techniques (ranging from applications in cell biology to advanced micro-dissection skills, 3D modelling and printing, mixed reality). These skills enable her to interrogate advances in medical technologies to enable translation to workplace, and public advocacy. Her research successes include collaboration with clinicians, biomedical engineers, legal experts and specialists in the humanities. Nalini is currently supervising five HDR students.
Nalini has more than 20 years’ experience in design and implementation of educational innovation in medicine and health science programs in a number of countries, including South Africa, North America and the UK. Nalini currently teaches into the UNSW Medicine programme as well as to Exercise Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science students. She has won several awards (Faculty, Vice-Chancellor, Australian OLT citation awards) for her contributions to higher education.
Professor Nalini Pather
Head: Department of Anatomy
Group Leader: Applied Anatomy and Imaging Technologies Research
Qualifications: BMedSci (Hons), MMedSci ClinAnat (cum laude), PhD, GCULT
UNSW Scientia Education Fellow
Nalini regularly serves the wider community in the following current roles:
- International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA):
- Co-Editor, PLEXUS (Newsletter of the IFAA): 2007- current
- Scientific Chair, IFAA 2009 Congress, Cape Town, South Africa: 2009
- Anatomical Sciences Education
- Editorial Board: 2014-current
- British Medical Journal Medical Education
- Associate Editor: 2019
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA)
- ANZACA Council Member: 2014- current
- Co-Chair of ANZACA 2012 Organising Committee: 2012