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:
- Teaching Excellence
- Programs that Enhance Learning
- Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
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 to nominate 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.
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:
Professor Adrian North, Dean, Learning and Teaching – 9266 9558, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 round 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).
|Individual Teacher Award||Kiran Parsons||Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences|
|Early Career Award||Chantelle Highman||Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology|
|Citation for Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience: For advancing anatomy education through digital technologies, innovative assessment methods, and meaningful feedback for learning.||Beatriz Ito Ramos de Oliviera||Physiotherapy and Exercise Science|
|Citation for Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience: For leadership of the undergraduate speech pathology course; facilitating an enhanced student learning experience and excellence in course design and delivery in a challenging context.||Lydia Timms||Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology|
|Citation for Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience: For outstanding leadership of occupational therapy fieldwork education resulting in diverse, high quality, sustainable and innovative work-integrated-learning experiences.||Sally Hunter||Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology|
|Individual Teacher Award||Toni Hannelly||Public Health|
|Early Career Award||Sharon Smart||Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology|
|Teaching Team Award||Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team - Michelle Kendell, Evan Coopes, Karen Richards, Bronwyn Smith, Alan Reubenson, Julie Bayliss, David Sainsbury, Tanis Kelly, Sonia Ranelli||Physiotherapy 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 learning||Alan 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 activities||Diane Dennis||Physiotherapy and Exercise Science|
|Lifetime Achievement||Alma Dender||Occupational 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-learning||Kate Duncanson||Occupational 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 learning||Leo Ng||Physiotherapy and Exercise Science|
|Teaching Award: Individual Teacher||Magdy Elnashar||Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences|
|Teaching Award: Sessional Teacher||Tara Binnie||Physiotherapy and Exercise Science|
|Teaching Award: Sessional Teacher||Leon Booth||Psychology|
|Individual Teacher||Ajanthy Arulpragasam||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Annalise O'Callaghan||School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work|
|Emily Castell||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|Joel Howell||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|Sessional Teacher - First Year Program||Simone Duncan||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Arpana Dhar (High Commendation)||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Individual Teacher||Lesley Kuliukas||School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine|
|Early Career||Claire Morrisby||School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work|
|Brooke Thomson||School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine|
|Sessional Teacher - First Year Program||Rina Wong||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: Development of Curricula||Brooke Sanderson||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|Programs that Enhance Learning||Jaci Mason, Michelle Young, Carole Donaldson, Gavin Leslie, Debbie Walley||Bachelor of Health Science (Health Sciences) Paramedicine Major|
|Early Career||Zoe Bradfield||School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine|
|Individual Teacher||Jun 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 Curricula||Trevor Mazzucchelli||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|Highly Commended||Physiotherapy 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|
|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 Teacher||Dr Denise Robinson||School 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 Commended||Dr Jun Chih||School of Public Health|
|Dr Trevor Mazzucchelli||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|Mr David Sainsbury||School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science|