Kimberley Strong

Dr, BSc PhD Monash

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  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Completed PhD at Monash University in 2005.
Thesis title: Characterisation of urinary Protein in Health and Renal Disease.

Joined UWA in 2005.
Role primarily in teaching but with some small research projects in diagnosis of renal disease.

Joined the Translational Pathology Laboratory in 2011.

Joined the New Approaches to Teaching e-learning development project in 2012.

Roles and responsibilities

Kimberley is the academic leader of the New Approaches to Teaching project in the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This project will revolutionise learning and teaching activities within the School, with an emphasis on analytical, interpretative and critical thinking skills. Students will engage in a high-tech, high-touch environment that fosters collaboration and lifelong learning.

Kimberley’s role is to liaise with teachers and co-ordinators within the School to develop, test, evaluate and implement high quality interactive learning tools.

Current projects

Translational Pathology Laboratory: Contact Kimberley for work experience, Honours, PhD projects or fellowships in the areas of Haematology and Molecular Pathology.

E-learning development: Work experience developing teaching materials is currently available. Contact Kimberley for opportunities.

Teaching overview

Co-ordinator of (Majors):
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Co-ordinator of (units):
PATH2202 Foundations of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
PATH3301 Pathobiology of Human Disease

Teaching in:
IMED3342 Foundations and Systemic Pathology
PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease
PATH8515 Research Communication


In the Translational Pathology Laboratory we combine cellular morphology with molecular biology to answer a diverse range of research questions. We work closely with PathWest clinicians and diagnostic scientists to ensure that our results are translatable into clinical practice and that our findings go "from bench to bedside and back again." Our suite of techniques includes: imaging flow cytometry, morphology-based selection of cells for molecular studies, next generation sequencing, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation and PCR, and tissue microarray development and analysis.
Kimberley’s role in the lab is primarily to foster students through research projects. When designing a research project, her philosophy is to include a mix of both "safe" research (the kind that can fill a thesis even if the riskier projects don't work out) and cutting edge experiments to expose students to exciting and novel technologies. Her aim is to set up a supportive environment so that students are in contact with other students, have go-to people in the lab that they can talk to when the need to troubleshoot their results, and that they get the freedom they need for writing come thesis-time.
Kimberley’s door is always open and she is happy to be contacted by prospective Honours and PhD students to discuss possible work in the Translational Pathology Laboratory or any of our neighbouring laboratories.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

  • Imaging flow cytometry
  • Intracellular markers
  • B cell proliferative disorders
  • Diagnosis of renal disease
  • Proteinuria/albuminuria
  • Nephrology and urology
  • Education research


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