Associate Professor Alexandra Webb

BSc, MChiro, PhD
Associate Director Education (Medicine)
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: 02 6125 1970

Areas of expertise

  • Medical And Health Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified 119999
  • Medicine, Nursing And Health Curriculum And Pedagogy 130209

Research interests

Dr Webb leads a multidisciplinary program of clinical anatomy & anatomical education research. 

  • Anatomy and Medical Imaging
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching
  • Medical/Anatomy Education
  • Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability


With a background as an anatomist, Dr Webb is committed to enhancing medical education through the creation of effective dynamic teaching and learning environments that exploit the affordances of technologies.

Dr Webb has more than 20 years experience teaching anatomy into undergraduate & postgraduate medicine, allied health & science programs in Australia & the United Kingdom. She has extensive proficiencies in leading the development & implementation of new curricula & resources. She is an innovative educator & educational researcher who takes measured risks in trialling the effectiveness of novel teaching & learning approaches such as virtual reality, virtual dissection using touchscreen technology, adaptive learning, virtual patients & eBooks. In her current role, she leads technology enhanced learning & teaching in the Medical School. Dr Webb’s educational practice has been recognised with multiple awards, including Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, a national Australian Award for University Teaching and ANU Distinguished Educator.

Dr Webb was an elected Council member of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA) 2013-2019 during which time she served on the Executive Council as Secretary (2015-2019) and Editor of the Newsletter (2016-2019). In 2016, she organised and hosted the ANZACA conference ‘Artful Anatomy’ at the ANU Medical School. Currently, Dr Webb is a member of the Assocation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) TEL Committee. 


2020     ANU Vice-Chancellor's: Award for Teaching Excellence 

2018     ANU Distinguished Educator 

 2016    Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

2016    ANU Vice-Chancellor's: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 

2015    ANU College of Science: Award for Teaching Excellence

ANU Medical School Excellence in Medical Education Awards

2015      Best Faculty Teacher Phase 1

2016      Award for Excellence in Innovation


Researcher's projects

In her research, Dr Webb utilises a range of anatomical techniques & imaging procedures to advance knowledge of human structure & function to improve the diagnosis & management of musculoskeletal pain and disability. She also informs her educational practice by undertaking research in anatomy education and technology enhanced learning and teaching.

  • Anatomical and advanced imaging techniques to quantify human morphology to improve the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain and disability.
  • Anatomy education
  • Technology enhanced learning and teaching

Available student projects

Dr Webb supervises medical, science, Honours & higher degree research students.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging studies of the cervical spine


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