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2020 Excellence Award for 'Theme' (formerly Strategic Priority)

Recipients of 2020 Excellence Awards for ‘Theme’




Awarded for:

Casual Teaching

Dr Anna Chruscik

School of Health and Wellbeing

For the development and implementation of online laboratory practicals during the COVID-19 lockdown in first year human anatomy and physiology course.

Early Career Educator

Dr Raquel Peel

School of Psychology and Counselling

For developing a live lecture approach to support inclusive, interactive and engaging learning environments where psychology and counselling students can discover passion for the discipline.

Employability in the Curriculum

Dr Anup Shrestha

School of Management and Enterprise

For the development of an authentic learning experiences that prepares students to live, learn and work in a digital world.

Online Learning Innovation

Student Online Engagement Team

  • Associate Professor Suzanne Maloney (Lead)
  • Dr Megan Axelsen
  • Dr Marita Basson
  • Dr Alice Brown
  • Associate Professor Linda Galligan
  • Professor Jill Lawrence
  • Associate Professor Petrea Redmond
  • Dr Joanna Turner

Schools of Commerce, Civil Engineering and Surveying, Education, Sciences, Humanities and Communication

For improving student online engagement through the innovative use of technology using simple accessible strategies which can be employed in cost effective and sustainable ways.

First Year Experience

Innovations in Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in the First Year Team

  • Associate Professor Jessica Gildersleeve (Lead)
  • Dr Kate Cantrell
  • Ms India Bryce

Schools of Humanities and Communication, and Education

For building reading resilience in the first-year study of Australian literature through a discomforting pedagogy and an embedded focus on the management of traumatic content through reflective practice.

Leadership of Learning and Teaching

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Program Leadership Team

  • Dr Jessica Marrington (Lead)
  • Professor Andrea Lamont-Mills
  • Dr Carla Jeffries
  • Dr Nancey Hoare

School of Psychology and Counselling

For sustained innovation and leadership in the redevelopment of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) to increase student enrolments through multi-modal delivery.