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Dr Ali Al-Rubaie

Discipline Lead Neurosciences


Dr. Ali Al-Rubaie is a lecturer at the Department of Health and Medical Sciences and Discipline Lead for the Neurosciences Major, Dr. Al-Rubaie is specialising in digital anatomy, applied anatomy, and imaging technologies.  He is currently investigating anatomical applications and imaging technology in clinical practice and education, focusing on multiple imaging techniques such as medical imaging (X-ray, CT and MRI - plan and contrast studies) and virtual reality and their use in clinical practice and education.

In 2021, Dr. Al-Rubaie joined the Department of Health and Medical Sciences where he used his extensive experience in neuroanatomy and neuroimaging to be the Discipline Lead for the Neurosciences Major and to teach several units within the Department.

He established his research theme focusing on Traumatic Brain Injuries, Clinical neuroanatomy, and implementing cutting-edge research techniques in medical imaging. Ali’s skills enabled him to interrogate advances in medical technologies to enable their translation into his workplace.  His research includes collaboration with clinicians, radiographers, psychiatrists, and medical educators.

Dr. Al-Rubaie has experience in the design and implementation of innovative educational methods in anatomy and health sciences also experience in teaching head-to-toe anatomy. In addition to teaching science, medical, radiography, psychology, and allied health students, he has particular expertise in specialist anatomy education and a long history of designing and delivering innovative classes and online courses and workshops.

Dr. Al-Rubaie leads a research theme that explores the integration between medical imaging and anatomy education research. He is also involved, in particular, with innovations in education (technical), skill-development in anatomy, and the training of anatomy educators.

Dr. Al-Rubaie strongly supports and collaborates in research and practice in the field of clinical anatomy. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists. He is a regular reviewer for many anatomical and clinical anatomy journals.

Research interests

Digital Anatomy; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Neuroimaging

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Imaging study of mid-face fractures and associated brain Injuries: Please contact Dr. Ali Al-Rubaie for more details 


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Anatomical study of the scaphoid fracture diagnosis, complications and outcomes:

The Impact of Using New Imaging Techniques on Anatomy Teaching at Swinburne:

Understanding the anatomical and morphological changes of Cribriform plate fractures using head CTs and 3D scans.: Please contact Dr. Ali Al-Rubaie for more details 

Fields of Research

  • Clinical Sciences - 320200
  • Neurosciences - 320900
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy - 390100

Teaching areas

Biomedical science;Neuroscience;Clincal Anatomy;Neuroimaging


  • 2024, Swinburne, Curriculum Innovation Program - Swinburne Brain Imaging Podcasts, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2023, Swinburne, Adobe Innovation Grant, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2022, Swinburne, School of Health Sciences Research Grant , Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Al-Rubaie, Ali; Al-Rubaie, A.; Al-Rubaie, Ali Hani Abd
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