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Michelle Moscova

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

I am an anatomist with multidisciplinary background. I have training and practical experience in innovations in medical education, medical sciences, cancer research and law. I have been admitted to practice in NSW and practiced as a patent litigation lawyer at an international firm.

My research is in the area of patient safety, medico-legal issues and quality of healthcare. I work with clinicians in the disciplines of emergency and radiology on a number of cross-disciplinary projects that focus on evaluating the effect of healthcare interventions and current practices within the ED and radiology on patient outcomes, safe clinical practices and effective service delivery.

As an anatomist, I study medical errors that relate to anatomy and anatomical variations and medico-legal issues associated with these errors. I research how medico-legal cases can be of help in teaching medical students and clinicians about safe medical practice and good patient care.

As a teaching academic, I am also interested in innovations and new technology and how they can help to improve medical education and practice of medicine. I use new technologies in my teaching and conduct research on their effects on learning and the best methods for implementing technological innovations.


  • 2024–present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
  • 2021–2024
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
  • 2016–2021
    Senior Lecturer, Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
  • 2013–2016
    Senior Lecturer and Academic Leader for Educational Development and Innovation, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
  • 2010–2013
    Lecturer, Anatomy and Exercise Physiology, Charles Sturt University
  • 2009–2010
    Associate, Jones Day Lawyers, Sydney
  • 2002–2009
    Academic, Anatomy, Physiology and Exercise Physiology, The University of Sydney
  • 2007–2007
    Summer Clerk, TAC Legal


  • 2010 
    College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2008 
    The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Law (LLB), Honours
  • 2007 
    The University of Sydney, PhD (Molecular Medicine)
  • 2002 
    The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Law Medical Sciences, Honours