Dr. Isabel Arnaiz has an extensive academic background of over fifteen years researching, course coordinating, marking, setting off exams and assessments, tutoring, demonstrating and lecturing at the University of Sydney. She played a significant role in the development of the current coursework in the bachelor of medical science and bachelor of science physiology units of study. This has made her well aware of the requirements students face during academic life, as well as the types of questions and assessments used to determine student achievement.
Dr. Arnaiz completed a bachelor of science degree, with first-class honours, at the University of Sydney in 2000. She then completed a Ph.D. in physiology in 2006. Dr. Arnaiz worked as a demonstrator and, at times, as a tutor for the University of Sydney. It was during this exposure that she realised how passionate she is about helping individuals reach their highest academic achievements. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she was employed as a tutor. A short time later, she became a teaching-focused lecturer for the University of Sydney.
Dr. Isabel Arnaiz, in conjunction with other colleagues, is responsible for the design and implementation of various innovative blended learning pedagogies at the University of Sydney, and she has received various learning and teaching grants.
In November of 2015, Dr. Isabel Arnaiz and colleagues were awarded an Academic Excellence team award for their support of the student experience at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. The award was given for their introduction of a blended learning program for practical classes in the bachelor of medical sciences intermediate physiology. She is known for her ability to connect with students and easily explain difficult concepts.