2016 Teaching Awards

2016 Teaching Awards

2016 has been a successful year for academics in FHS, and we wish to congratulate the following academics for receiving awards, citations or teaching development grants. Well done!

2016 Australian Award of Teaching

Congratulations to Mr Anthony Whitty (School of Exercise Science) for receiving a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning as part of the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching issued by the Department of Education and Training.

Mr Whitty has been recognised for his achievement in ‘creating an authentic learning experience that integrates scientific principles and professional experiences to enhance the employability of Exercise Science graduates’.


2016 ACU Teaching Development Grant Recipients

  • Dr Christian Cobbold (School of Science, Brisbane)
    Team members: Dr Isabelle Lys, Dr Francesca Fernandez, and Mr Michael Sobek
    – ‘New Echo 360 active learning platform at ACU: building a toolkit for students and staff engagement in first year Health Sciences’
  • Dr Peta Drury (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, North Sydney)
    Team members: Ms Peta Reid, Dr Christine Chisengantambu-Winters, and Dr Duncan Nulty
    – ‘Evaluating marking moderation practices within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine’
  • Dr Christian Pitcher (School of Exercise Science, Melbourne)
    Team members: Mr Michael Psarakis
    – ‘Aligning professional practice in clinical exercise physiology: creating a high challenge/high support academic environment through constructive alignment and work integrated learning’
  • Dr Jacqueline Randle (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Melbourne)
    Team members: Dr Joe Perry and Mrs Coral Bayley
    – ‘Embedding the ‘researcher’s voice’ into the core health science undergraduate evidence-based practice unit, HLSC122 Inquiry in health care’

VC’s Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award

Prof Justin Kemp, Dr Stuart Cormack and Dr David Opar (School of Exercise Science)

This teaching team has been recognised for their contribution to the course design and continued development of the Master of High Performance Sport, which has diversified ACU’s postgraduate offerings and created a brand in High Performance Sport education which is niche, or high quality and respected by the industry.


VC’s Staff Excellence Awards

‘The Away from Base Midwifery Team’ from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Brisbane, received the VC’s Staff Excellence Award for Excellence in Student Experience for their outstanding collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates. The project team are: Associate Professor Paula Schulz, Ms Machellee Kosiak, Dr Lynne Dunne, Ms Gail Baker, Ms Joclyn Neal and Ms Denise Burdett-Jones.


ACU Citations

ACU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

  • Dr Helen Aucote, School of Psychology
  • – ‘For the use of evaluative practices to develop a three-pillared lab report writing program to improve student performance, engagement and satisfaction in introductory psychology units’.
  • Dr Bronwyn Gordon, Mrs Alison Peeler, Mrs Mandy El Ali, Miss Shannon Barnes, Miss Claire Stewart, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
    – ‘For student centred teaching strategies, which improve the student’s experience of child and adolescent nursing through a second year unit of undergraduate study’.

ACU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Early Career)

  • Dr Leigha Dark, School of Allied Health
    – ‘For taking a scholarly and collaborative approach to the design, implementation and evaluation of blended learning to enhance student engagement within the Speech Pathology discipline’.

FHS Citations

  • Dr Bindi Bennett, School of Allied Health
    – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career)
  • Dr Leigha Dark, School of Allied Health
    – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career)
  • Ms Alexandra Logan and Dr Elisa Yule, School of Allied Health
    – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Teaching Team Award)
  • Dr Bronwyn Gordon, Mrs Mandy El Ali, Ms Alison Peeler, Ms Shannon Barnes and Ms Claire Stewart, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
    – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Teaching Team Award)
  • Dr Helen Aucote, School of Psychology
    – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

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