Teaching excellence and innovation awards

The Faculty of Health Sciences recognises staff for teaching excellence and innovation. Awards are presented annually across a number of areas.

Excellence and Innovation in Teaching These awards aim to provide recognition and reward for outstanding performances, by both individuals and teams, in teaching and enhancing student learning. The categories include Teaching, Programs that Enhance Student Learning and Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Up to 10 awards, worth $1,000 each, are offered each year across three areas:

The Lifetime Achievement Award was introduced in 2018 and recognises individuals in the Faculty of who are reaching retirement and have demonstrated sustained excellence in student learning. Due to the nature of this award and remuneration guidelines this award does not attract funding.

Faculty Award winners will be encouraged and assisted in the development of applications for University Teaching Awards.

Each award category has different requirements and selection criteria. Applicants will need to refer to the appropriate guidelines for each category (see links above).

Heads of Schools/Program Areas, Directors of Learning and Teaching and peers should encourage worthy nominees to submit an application. In all cases, the nominee must prepare and submit the application. Applicants are advised to allocate adequate time to this task to ensure that references and Head of School support can be included with the application.

Eligibility

All members of the Faculty of Health Sciences academic staff whether full-time or part-time, teaching in undergraduate or postgraduate programs, on-shore or off-shore, are eligible to be nominated, provided they have taught at Curtin for at least two years. Citations are also open to non-academic staff and university associates who make a contribution to student learning. Refer to each category of awards for more detailed eligibility guidelines.

Winners of a University EITA or Australian Government AAUT are ineligible to apply for a Faculty Teaching Award in the same calendar year in which they are a recipient.

Interested staff are encouraged to discuss with their School’s Director of Learning and Teaching. For assistance in determining which award is most appropriate for you, or other nomination-related queries, please contact:
A/Prof Georgina Fyfe, Dean, Learning and Teaching – 9266 7364, g.m.fyfe@curtin.edu.au.

Submission of nominations and closing date

The 2019 is now closed.

Individual Nominees and Team Lead Nominees are required to have undertaken a Peer Review of Educational Practice.

Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged by email.

Awards Selection and Notification

A sub-committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee will convene to determine the winners. All applicants will be notified of the outcome shortly thereafter and awards will be presented at a date yet to be determined. Feedback can be provided on request. Please note, it is advantageous to evidence sound scholarship (e.g. applied knowledge of educational theory and relevant current scholarship).

Previous excellence in teaching winners

Previous excellence in teaching winners

2019

CategoryEITA WinnerSchool
Individual Teacher AwardToni HannellyPublic Health
Early Career AwardSharon SmartOccupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology
Teaching Team AwardMusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team - Michelle Kendell, Evan Coopes, Karen Richards, Bronwyn Smith, Alan Reubenson, Julie Bayliss, David Sainsbury, Tanis Kelly, Sonia RanelliPhysiotherapy and Exercise Science
Citation for sustained and outstanding contribution to physiotherapy education. Supporting students and educators through leadership of high quality, industry-engaged and innovative work-integrated learningAlan Reubenson Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Citation for enhancing physiotherapy students' clinical, professional and employability skills through the design and implementation of immersive and work-integrated simulation-based learning activitiesDiane DennisPhysiotherapy and Exercise Science

2018

CategoryEITA WinnerSchool
Lifetime Achievement Alma DenderOccupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology
Citation For Outstanding Contribution To Student Learning: Sustained and outstanding contribution to student learning in Social Work through leading high quality, sustainable, industry-engaged work-integrated-learningKate DuncansonOccupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology
Citation For Outstanding Contribution To Student Learning: Sustained and outstanding contribution to physiotherapy education through the innovative use of technology to support learningLeo NgPhysiotherapy and Exercise Science
Teaching Award: Individual TeacherMagdy ElnasharPharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Teaching Award: Sessional TeacherTara BinniePhysiotherapy and Exercise Science
Teaching Award: Sessional TeacherLeon BoothPsychology

2017

AWARDRECIPIENTSCHOOL
Individual TeacherAjanthy ArulpragasamSchool of Biomedical Sciences
Annalise O'CallaghanSchool of Occupational Therapy and Social Work
Emily CastellSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Joel HowellSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Sessional Teacher - First Year ProgramSimone DuncanSchool of Biomedical Sciences
Arpana Dhar (High Commendation) School of Biomedical Sciences

2016

AWARDRECIPIENTSCHOOL
Individual TeacherLesley Kuliukas School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Early CareerClaire MorrisbySchool of Occupational Therapy and Social Work
Brooke ThomsonSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Sessional Teacher - First Year ProgramRina Wong School of Biomedical Sciences
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: Development of CurriculaBrooke SandersonSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Programs that Enhance LearningJaci Mason, Michelle Young, Carole Donaldson, Gavin Leslie, Debbie WalleyBachelor of Health Science (Health Sciences) Paramedicine Major

2015

AWARDRECIPIENTSCHOOL
Early CareerZoe BradfieldSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Individual TeacherJun Chih School of Public Health
Teaching Team Physiotherapy Movement Science Team (Tracy Redwood, Liz Bainbridge, Stephanie Parkinson, Liz Bell, Anne Furness)School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Physiotherapy Gerontology Team (Anne Furness, Tony Petta, Ginny Mulvey, Liz Bainbridge, Tracy Redwood) School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Curtin Physiotherapy Clinical Simulation Team (Penny Moss, Alan Reubenson, Anne Furness, Tony Wright, Meg Harrold)School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: Development of CurriculaTrevor MazzucchelliSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Highly CommendedPhysiotherapy Abroad (Evan Coopes, Penny Moss, Michelle Kendall, Liz Bainbridge, Stephanie Parkinson, John Owens, Karen Richards)School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Leanda McKenna School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science

2014

AWARDRECIPIENTSCHOOL
Clinical Educator Curtin Stuttering Treatment Clinical Education Team School of Psychology and Speech Pathology (shared by Dr Janet Beilby & Ms Kathryn Viljoen)
Early Career Ms Alison Kelly School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work
Mr Ben Milbourn School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work
Ms Stacy Leidel School of Nursing and Midwifery
Ms Michelle Quail School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Individual TeacherDr Denise RobinsonSchool of Pharmacy
Sessional Teacher Ms Tin Fei Sim School of Pharmacy
Teaching Team Physiotherapy Professional Communication Team Peter Gardner, Sharon Parry, Elise McNeill, Robyn Fary, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Highly CommendedDr Jun Chih School of Public Health
Dr Trevor Mazzucchelli School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Mr David Sainsbury School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science