BVSc GradCertEdStud (Higher Ed) PhD MANZCVS (anaesthesia)
Dr Zaki graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 and returned in 1995 to commence her training in veterinary anaesthesia. She became a member (by examination) of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Anaesthesia & Critical Care Chapter in 1997, and completed a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) in 2005. In 2002, she embarked her academic career as a Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia; combining teaching, clinical service and clinical research activities; and was appointed Director of the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 2008 to 2011. More recently, she completed her PhD, investigating the mechanisms of osteoarthritis pain. Dr Zaki is currently Senior Lecturer in Professional Practice and Academic Advisor (Admissions) in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. She is also an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney Medical School. Her teaching interests are diverse and include anaesthesia, pain management, clinical reasoning and communication. Her research focus is pain, in particular, unravelling the biomolecular mechanisms that drive chronic pain and exploring ways to optimise translation of preclinical studies.