Dr Ashlee Forster

Lecturer in Clinical Sciences

Academy for Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 344 32048


I am a Queensland-trained medical practitioner who currently works as Lecturer in Clinical Science and Clinical Practice at The University of Queensland.

I build curricula in clinical history-taking, physical examination, procedural skills and communication that scaffolds the professional and clinical development of students across the MD Program.

Over the past four years, I have successfully run nine large-cohort courses in Clinical Practice and Integrated Clinical Studies, and mentored over 50 clinical tutors. More recently, I have taken on the role of Academic Lead for Clinical and Professional Learning in Year 1 of the MD Program and a Year 1 Educational Adviser.

I am very interested in innovative approaches to clinical skills teaching in medical education, as well as team functioning, junior doctor and medical student health, safety and wellbeing, and transition to clinical practice

Research Interests

  • Medical education
    Design, implementation and evaluation of medical curricula, including knowledge, skills, professional development and transition to practice.
  • Interprofessional education
    Design and implementation of IPE curricula in health professions education, integration of IPE in student placements, capturing and evaluating the impact of IPE on professional development and patient safety
  • Medical student and junior doctor wellbeing
    Understanding the challenges faced by doctors-training, cultural and organisational structures and practices that impact wellbeing, early intervention for mental health


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Medical Science, The University of Queensland


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