Kelly is the Inaugural Director of the Masters Science in Health Science Education program at McMaster University. She is a MERIT Scientist and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Post Graduate Medical Education Program. Kelly is affiliated with numerous professional organizations. She is a Canadian Representative at International Network for Researchers in Selection in Healthcare (INReSH), as well as an Executive Member of the Early Career Medical Education (ECME) group. Kelly holds an affiliated appointment with the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. She is Chair in Faculty Health Sciences for the Geoffrey Norman Day in Education Research, co-chairs Post Graduate Medical Education Residency Medical Education Award, and sits on the Selection Committee for the Faculty of Health Sciences Innovation Grant.
Kelly completed her PhD in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University, under the supervision of Drs. Geoff Norman and Kevin Eva, with a focus on Health Professions Education Research and Cognitive Psychology.