Kelly is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow with a focus on Students as Partners — a way of thinking premised on shared responsibility for learning and teaching among students and academics.

Kelly has spent over a decade collaborating with colleagues and students to enhance teaching and learning at UQ. Kelly co-developed and then coordinated the University-wide teaching and learning program for new tutors for five years. In 2015-16 she collaborated with colleagues to develop Teaching@UQ. She has expertise in curriculum development, student learning outcomes, pedagogy, and engaging with students as partners in learning and teaching.

Kelly holds a BA from the University of New Orleans and a PhD from The University of Queensland.