Teaching excellence and innovation and research awards
The Faculty of Health Sciences recognises staff for teaching excellence and innovation and research. 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 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.
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:
Until 20.09.19 – Dr Margo Brewer, Director, Innovation and Scholarship of Learning and Teaching – 9266 9288, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 21.09.19 – A/Prof Georgina Fyfe, Dean, Learning and Teaching – 9266 7364, email@example.com.
Submission of nominations and closing date
The 2019 round is now open – deadline to submit is 5pm, 25 October 2019. 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).
Research These awards recognise staff excellence in research activities and the categories include Researcher of the Year, Early Career Researcher and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Faculty promotes a set of Research Awards each year that recognise excellence.
These include the researcher of the year for a senior researcher and early career researcher. There is also a lifetime award considered on an annual basis.
All winners receive a certificate and $5,000 which can be used for research related activities including conference, travel, or professional training opportunities.
Call for nominations of these awards are made in October each year and are judged by an awards subcommittee selected from the Faculty Research Strategy Committee, chaired by Professor Garry T Allison Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Lifetime Achievement Award
A School, Research Centre, Institute, or colleague can nominate an individual for this award. The Individual is viewed as an ambassador for the Faculty through research and related activities. This is a once-only award.
a) Outstanding, original and innovative contribution to the Faculty’s research performance over at least 10 years employment at Curtin University.
b) Leadership and mentorship to less experienced researchers to assist them to grow their research career.
c) Collaboration with other researchers within the Faculty to contribute to research performance.
d) Evidence of impact on the local, national and international community through their reputation and profile in their area of expertise.
Researcher of the Year
The intent of this award is to recognise outstanding researchers in Faculty of Health Sciences who demonstrate quality, dedication and achievement in their research field relative to opportunity. The awardee will receive a prize of $5,000 to facilitate research related activities including conference travel or professional training opportunities.
To be eligible for the Researcher of the Year award the nominee will have:
a) Completed Doctoral (PhD) research degree pre 2011. Note researchers with a higher degree awarded in 2011 or later might wish to consider applying for the Early Career Research Award.
b) Been an employee of the Faculty of Health Sciences in the past 2 years (≥ 0.5 full time equivalent).
c) Not received the Award in the previous five years.
Early Career Research Award
The intent of this award is to recognise early career researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences on their research performance and the development of a research trajectory relative to opportunity. The awardee will receive a prize of $5,000 to facilitate research related activities including conference travel or professional training opportunities.
To be eligible for the Early-Research Career the nominee will have:
a) Completed their Research degree (PhD) in 2011 or later.
b) Been an employee of the Faculty of Health Sciences in the past 2 years (≥ 0.5 full time equivalent).
c) Not received the Award in the last five year
Enquiries and requests for application packages can be forwarded to:
Executive Officer to Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
|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|
|2014||Researcher of the year||Professor Simone Pettigrew||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|2014||Early career research award||Dr Daniel Gucciardi||School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science|
|2012||Lifetime achievement of the year||Prof Jeffery Spickett||School of Public Health|
|2007||Project of the year||Glycan Biosciences Project|
|2005||Research group of the year||Jointly awarded to|
Healthy Muscular-Skeletal Development Group of the School of Psychology and the
Australian Twins/ADHD Project Group of the School of Psychology
|2005||New researcher of the year||Dr Clare Rees||School of Psychology|