Dr Hardy Ernst


School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 51753


My research interests lie in discipline-based Scholarship of Teaching and Learning where I have a consistent record of grants, publications and awards for teaching excellence.

I pursue student engagement through interactive lecturing, blended learning, scenario-based mobile learning, and student-generated learning. I am the co-president of the Australian & New Zealand Mobile Learning Group, and a member of the International Association for Mobile Learning, the Australian Physiological Society (AuPS), the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA) and the UQ School of Biomedical Sciences Innovation in Biomedical Teaching and Learning group, and am internationally recognized for my work on active learning and student-generated multimedia, and in the development of mobile learning applications in the biomedical sciences.


  • GDipEd, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, Uni. Bremen - Universitat Bremen
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Uni. Bremen - Universitat Bremen


  • Gray, Harrison, Colthorpe, Kay, Ernst, Hardy and Ainscough, Louise (2020). Professional identity of undergraduate occupational therapy students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4 (1) doi: 10.26681/jote.2020.040102

  • Colthorpe, Kay, Gray, Harrison, Ernst, Hardy and Ainscough, Louise (2019). How authentic is it? Evaluating the products of an authentic assessment task. International Conference on Higher Education Advances, Valencia, Spain, 26-28 June 2019. Valencia, Spain: Universitat Politècnica València. doi: 10.4995/head19.2019.9067

  • Vasudeva, Sanjay, Colthorpe, Kay, Ernst, Hardy and Lam, Kai Wei (2019). How biomedical science students use their mobile devices for learning. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 11 (3), 38-54. doi: 10.4018/IJMBL.2019070103

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  • Current research projects include:

    • Student-generated multimedia including animations
    • Scenario-based mobile learning

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Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Current research projects include:

    • Student-generated multimedia including animations
    • Scenario-based mobile learning