About Teaching & Learning Centre Award winners Our Teaching and Learning Awards celebrate the excellence of individuals and teams and promote learning and teaching across the University. They are an important part of recognising the contributions of a wide range of staff to the student learning experience in the Colleges of Science. Those who teach in the College are eligible for the following teaching prizes offered by the College, the University, and the federal Office for Learning and Teaching. Awards 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Excellence in Supervision John Bekkers John Curtin School of Medical Research, College of Health & Medicine John epitomises what it means to be a supervisor - he is honest, supportive, deeply engaged, and passionate. His influence will stay with his students for life Ian Cockburn John Curtin School of Medical Research College of Health & Medicine Ian Cockburn has demonstrated exceptional supervision during this year, with particular effort being made to ensure his students’ mental health was maintained. He is invested in ensuring his students develop intellectual rigour and expertise outside of their projects. Amy Dawel Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Dr Amy Dawel is a brilliant supervisor and academic mentor. She is supportive, generous with her time, and models wonderful academic practice. Kirsty Douglas ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Prof Douglas is a dedicated and highly insightful supervisor. She combines her significant clinical knowledge with an acute awareness of current health priorities in primary care to guide her students Jeffrey Looi ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Jeff is a highly committed clinician researcher who has successfully guided both clinicians and non-clinicians to achieve higher degrees in the Medical School. He is attentive and responsive, engaging his students in both the technical and the clinical elements of his research interest in brain morphology. Brett Scholz ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Brett is a highly engaged and committed supervisor who creates important opportunities for his students to thrive academically through rich networking and scholarly engagement. He is forward looking and a very valuable faculty member. Lillian Smyth ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Lillian is a highly engaged and intuitive supervisor. Lillian is mindful of students' goals for their research as well as their careers, making sure that her students are not only well supported during their study but beyond it as well. Carola Vinuesa John Curtin School of Medical Research College of Health & Medicine Carola Vinuesa is an extraordinary supervisor, whose passion and dedication for research inspires her whole laboratory Stewart Fallon Research School of Earth Sciences College of Science Stewart encourages students to attend international conferences to present their research results, improve research skills and broaden their horizons. Not only this he cares for and respects students and his supervision practice is informed by his wide supervision experience and embodied by patience, kindness and enthusiasm. Sara Beavis Fenner School of Environment & Society College of Science Dr Sara Beavis juggles a high teaching load, coordinates the Masters coursework program and contributes to the Fenner School as one of the executive team. Despite this, Sara is generous with the time she gives to Higher Degree Research students. Through responsive, timely and considered communications, she brings discipline and direction to her students’ studies. Jodie Bradby Research School of Physics College of Science Jodie is an excellent supervisor who deeply cares for her students’ wellbeing. Christopher Cvitanovic Australian Centre for the Public Awareness of Science College of Science Chris’ idea of supervision is one of trust and empowerment. It focuses on the individual student, their goals and needs, allowing them to try, fail, strive. Chris is not only a great supervisor, but an engaged research collaborator, mentor, and role model. Jamie Hicks Research School of Chemistry College of Science Jamie has provided a wonderful and nurturing environment for all of his students, going above and beyond to help them develop their practical skills. Andy Hogg Research School of Earth Sciences College of Science Prof. Hogg is a supportive supervisor. He constantly ensures his students are engaged and supported. He leads a group of diverse backgrounds and the research group culture provides a welcoming atmosphere that foments creativity, idea expression, leadership, personal and academic growth. Xia Hua Mathematical Sciences Institute College of Science Dr Xia is an excellent supervisor, who supports and mentors students and encourages their career aspirations. Matthew Kelly College of Health & Medicine Dr. Kelly is a very patient supervisor, is very respectful of students' ideas and supports his students to find their own project direction. He encourages students to be creative and ensures that they are given adequate educational opportunities. Ben Long Research School of Biology College of Science The energy and integrity Ben brings to positions of leadership instils passion and a deep sense of equity in all he supervises, fostering a culture of diversity and creativity in the workplace. Ben is an effective Supervisor who knows when to give his students independence to explore their ideas and hypotheses, as well as when to direct productive discussion and thinking. Meghan Miller Research School of Earth Sciences College of Science Prof. Miller has shown extraordinary effort to help her students during COVID. Prof. Miller has always cared for her students and keeps them motivated and engaged by fostering a free, respectful and positive academic climate. AJ Mitchell Research School of Physics College of Science AJ Mitchell is an excellent supervisor and goes above and beyond what is expected. AJ’s passion for student research and supporting students through research opportunities is evident. He consistently demonstrates commitment to the education and wellbeing of his students as he guides them in their research. Gottfried Otting Research School of Chemistry College of Science Professor Otting ensures students grow to be independent researchers with the highest ethical standards. He has an outstanding sustained record of supervisory practices that have resulted in successful completions, significant research outputs and excellent graduation outcomes for students. Rebecca Pearse Fenner School of Environment & Society College of Science Dr. Rebecca Pearse is a kind, energetic, professional, passionate and patient supervisor. As an early career researcher in the Fenner School/School of Sociology, she plays an extremely active and enthusiastic role in all aspects of the life of the school across education, service and research - including research supervision. Hrvoje Tkalčić Research School of Earth Sciences College of Science Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić is a very friendly and approachable supervisor, and his unique talent for turning complicated scientific topics into fun and exciting subjects is truly inspirational for any aspiring scientist. David Yong Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics College of Science Dr Yong embodies the saying "give students your best data and postdocs your best ideas" which results in effective, well planned out projects and successful careers for his students. The high quality of supervision Dr. Yong provides is what every student at the RSAA deserves. Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Andrew Abboud College of Health & Medicine Observing Andrew’s approach to demonstrating, it is evident that he engages students actively in their learning by asking thoughtful questions and guiding them through a problem to explain anatomical phenomena using anatomy and imaging resources. He is not only reliable and punctual but also incredibly adaptable and flexible Brigette Berry Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Brigette is an incredible tutor and always makes students feel like we can ask and answer any questions. She provides fantastic guidance and feedback and always creates a positive and enjoyable environment to learn in. Rosemary Clifford Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Rosemary Clifford demonstrates exceptional skill, dedication, passion, care and an innovative skill set. She ensures student engagement and a quality learning experience for students is outstanding. Jessica Donaldson Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine As a tutor Jessica was always prepared to engage with students and provide for their learning as much as possible. She went above and beyond to help students interact with material. Agin Ravindran John Curtin School of Medical Research College of Health & Medicine Agin Ravindran is knowledgeable and compassionate, and displays genuine passion for teaching others. Abera Saeed ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine During the disruptions to teaching caused by the Covid pandemic Abera Saeed has creatively sought solutions to engage students in remote learning of anatomy. Vishal-Rai Sidhu ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Vish is a highly engaged and committed educator. He cultivates an engaging, fun and motivating learning culture among the students he teaches. This is achieved by a focus on student understanding of the importance of knowledge, meaningful and constructive feedback, and a constant drive for self-improvement in teaching. Louisa Talipski Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine As a tutor, Louisa Talipski really inspired students to go above and beyond, and to help them apply themselves and engage in learning. Patrick Armstrong Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics College of Science Patrick Armstrong goes above and beyond to make sure students understand course content. He consistently demonstrates a deep understanding and encourages students to seek opportunities to extend themselves. Hannah Carle Research School of Biology College of Science Hannah Carle has a friendly command of the classroom and ability to stimulate student critical thinking skills. She utilises her research and science communication expertise in to develop creative teaching tasks. Hannah is an extremely effective facilitator of peer discussion, with thought-provoking questions, a friendly attitude, provision of relevant examples and clear explanations. Students comment that she has improved their learning because of her tutoring. Rachael Gross Fenner School of Environment & Society College of Science Rachael Gross truly went above and beyond as a tutor. It is genuinely impressive that she managed to make such an impact over Zoom – she was supportive and provided a welcoming and encouraging learning culture. Jordan McMahon Research School of Physics College of Science Jordan McMahon is supportive and always helpful. He works to make courses more engaging and enjoyable, sparking students’ interest. He is clearly passionate and knowledgeable, whilst also being able to explain concepts and answer questions in an accessible manner. Lachlan Potter Mathematical Sciences Institute College of Science Lachlan Potter is a supportive and encouraging tutor. When a group is having difficulty, he offers insights and guidance to allow students to develop their own understanding. Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating (Team) Liam Burt and Chelsey Hammill Research School of Chemistry College of Science The team provided interactive and educational online labs over Zoom. This was not a simple task, Liam and Chelsey took to this challenge with enthusiasm and constructed a remarkably effective remote lab experience. Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning* Zoe Leviston Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine The disruptions stemming from COVID-19 have called on individuals to extend themselves to ensure continued excellence in educational offerings; Dr Leviston has made an outstanding contribution in this regard by supporting students to make a fundamental, empowering shift in their experience of statistics. Linda Nicholson Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Linda Nicholson has substantially expanded psychology placement opportunities and her support of students is unparalleled, always accommodating those with special needs, family crises or cultural barriers. Staff, students and clients uniformly praise her as caring, calm, and ethical. Her impact on learning is profound. Yiyun Shou Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Dr Yiyun Shou has been extremely supportive of students' learning throughout the semester, and responded to their concerns regarding the course. Yiyun patiently guided students to understanding of difficult statistics content. Samantha Stanley Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine With minimal preparation time, Samantha Stanley fundamentally re-designed the course, with her co-convener, to incorporate a new statistical software package, to integrate sound knowledge regarding statistical principles and their application to addressing real-world problems, and to ensure the course could be delivered remotely in a high-quality, equitable manner. Nicholas Taylor ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Nicholas Taylor has worked tirelessly, despite interruptions caused by the Covid pandemic, leading the creation and implementation of the Pre Intern block integrated learning opportunity for final year medical students to aid their transition to internship. Narci Teoh ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Narci Teoh was instrumental in setting up the Foundations in Medicine and Surgery program in 2006, and co-ordinated the year 3 program as the overriding academic supervisor for many years. She developed and co-ordinated the portfolio review in year 3, a system which enabled early detection of those students who were struggling and also provided a means by which enhanced communication between faculty and students could occur. Her contributions and leadership has resulted in improvements of the quality of student learning. Rachael Remington Research School of Biology College of Science Rachael provides outstanding teaching, mentorship and support for biology masters students, especially during the pandemic when many are remote. She puts considerable effort towards training and mentoring her demonstrators, ensuring that they provide consistent advice and high quality feedback, further improving the student experience. Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Team) Lillian Smyth, Diana Perriman, Krisztina Valter-Kocsi ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine The Team of Lillian Smyth, Diana Perriman and Krisztina Valter is recognised for devising and delivering the ANU Medical School’s Advanced Research Project (ARP). The ARP has ensured that only research-ready students enter the conjoint MChD/PhD stream. It has also filled an important gap in medical education for students who want to be active researchers in their medical career. Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Team) Adrienne Nicotra and Megan Head Research School of Biology College of Science Field Studies in Functional Ecology is highly successful in building undergraduates’ professional identity as researchers and strengthening their educational and career journeys, and ensuring cascade mentoring among the large teaching team Teaching Excellence Jane Dahlstrom ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Professor Dahlstrom actively encourages student participation and engages students in the relevant content. Her lectures are well summarised and concise. She is excellent at highlighting core concepts and making it clear when information is additional or just for interest Amy Dawel Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Students consistently report they have enjoyed the course taught by Amy Dawel immensely, that lectures are engaging and Amy is highly responsive to student feedback. A highlight is the labs: giving students the opportunity to be part of the experiment, to create their own data and conduct relevant research.” Lisa-Marie Greenwood Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Dr Greenwood is an excellent educator, as demonstrated by her approach to teaching and learning that influences, motivates, and inspires students to learn. Karlee Johnston ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Karlee’s delivery of teaching has been adaptive to student preferences, practical in nature, resulted in the graduating cohort feeling confident in their ability to safely prescribe medicines, which is reflected in an improvement of the National Internship Preparedness Survey. Aparna Lal Research School of Population Health College of Health & Medicine Dr Aparna Lal is an exceptional teacher who according to her students provides a superb selection of topics, presenters and readings. Her course and assessment design positions the students as the public health experts in their own topic, assisting their peers while enhancing their own skills in research, analysis, writing, science communication and presentation, and critique. Brendan McMorran John Curtin School of Medical Research College of Health & Medicine Brendan McMorran clearly cared about the students having an overall valuable learning experience. Students commented on how much they appreciated the indigenous genomics content of the course, which is a challenging mix of scientific and cultural perspectives Conal Monaghan Research School of Psychology College of Health & Medicine Dr Monaghan makes every class and workshop an enjoyable, and deserves a mountain of recognition for his efforts and kindness; there is no shortage of laughs in class. His teaching is respectful towards his students and to the content, and encourages curiosity and participation in even the most reserved. Seren Ovington ANU Medical School College of Health & Medicine Dr Ovington demonstrated passion for teaching which was clearly evident in her presentations to the cohort as well as smaller group learning. She was inspiring and set an exceptional standard to all students, all whilst encouraging inquisitive thinking and passion for medicine and patient care in an engaging way. Marcin Adamski Research School of Biology College of Science Marcin Adamski has transformed BIOL2202 by fusing statistical and scientific thinking: emphasising experimental design and real data examples in biological and human experiments. He has effectively modernised the way biostatistics is taught at RSB by combining the theoretical aspects of data analysis with the practical aspects of experimental design, data collection and data analysis using modern data analysis tools. Asilata Bapat Mathematical Sciences Institute College of Science Dr Bapat is an enthusiastic educator who sets consistently high standards for students at every level. She is an innovative teacher who explores creative class formats to give students the best possible learning experience. She attracts non-Science students to mathematics for research projects and coursework; her Theory of Computation topics class featured applications across computer science, linguistics and philosophy. Rhodri Davies Research School of Earth Sciences College of Science A/Prof. Rhodri Davies has made a significant contribution to both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs within RSES. He led the development of the curriculum for the RSES Honours and Master program and has been a mentor to many honours students. Andras Keszei Research School of Biology College of Science Andras puts everything into providing a quality educational experience for his students. He has adapted well to all the changes that the pandemic has brought to the university and uses creative methods to make the material he teaches more memorable. Joan Licata Mathematical Sciences Institute College of Science Joan Licata encourages student engagement by inspiring and motivating students through effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Through her role as the MSI honours coordinator she has put initiatives in place to both guide academics and help the students feel supported as valued members of the department. Aaron Tang Fenner School of Environment & Society College of Science Aaron's expertise and networks across ANU, Government, and diplomatic missions provided diverse lectures, challenging content and innovative teaching. Programs that Enhance Learning Mika Kohonen Research School of Physics College of Science Mika Kohonen has been the quiet heart of the physics undergraduate lab program for over a decade. He is recognised both for his agile pivot to at-home labs under trying circumstances and his consistent dedication to education excellence. Programs that Enhance Learning (Team) Melanie Trinick, Tammy Gomersall, Yiming Li, Meenu Pratap, Fiona Roxburgh Research School of Biology College of Science The Teams dedication and professionalism has allowed ANU biology students to continue to experience hands-on laboratory training throughout the last year. Due to the teaching lab team’s dedication, students have been able to deepen their learning in multiple biology courses, and to develop critical skills, integral to their science degree. Excellence in Supervision Anne Aimola Davies Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Anne supervises many graduate students and dedicates a significant amount of time with each one, she pushes them towards excellency in a caring manner. She also treats her undergraduate students with total respect: respects their intellectual ability, pushes them towards their limits, and cheers with them when they have made achievements that they themselves have not even thought of. Mark Edwards Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Dr Edwards has provided a supportive and intellectually challenging relationship for his students. He provides a wide selection of possible topics in the field and possibilities for new work that could be undertaken. He provides timely, clear and actionable feedback on drafts. Seminars were organised which exposed the students to the research culture in the field. Jane Desborough Research School of Population Health, College of Health & Medicine Jane is very dedicated, patient and passionate. She always encourages and supports students to explore opportunities that are positive for their long-term career. She leads by example. Emma Field Research School of Population Health, College of Health & Medicine Emma is a dynamic and authentic supervisor who exemplifies the core characteristics of a strong leader in global health research. She has the technical skills and knowledge to develop the intellectual rigour and disciplinary expertise of her students, encouraging them to try new methodologies, providing resources and challenging them in way that encourages constructive debate. When the COVID-19 pandemic introduced challenges to the prospective work program, Emma mobilised her network and proposed innovative solutions to move forward. What separates Emma is her devotion to her students and global health outcomes. She also regularly looks to identify development opportunities for her students and is fervently supportive of ideas that lead to better engagement with other students and the broader scholarly community. Kathryn Glass Research School of Population Health, College of Health & Medicine Kathryn possesses many essential qualities of a good supervisor. She is an approachable mentor who is passionate in supporting her students. She is patient when explaining complicated concepts and generous with her time. Kathryn is exceptionally responsive and often provides constructive and timely feedback on project proposals, chapter drafts and conference presentation slides. Stephanie Goodhew Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Dr Goodhew is committed to advancing students as researchers and providing exceptional modelling of the research process for students. She nurtures her students’ development via a myriad of unique learning opportunities, such as running innovative weekly workshops to develop specific research skills. She provides an environment that is intellectually challenging but interpersonally supportive. Stephen Lambert Research School of Population Health, College of Health & Medicine Stephen is a senior member of the MAE team. He supports other team members as a mentor and provides them with support in their supervision roles. In addition, he has more students to supervise than any of the other staff members of the team. He is consistently the favoured presenter at MAE course block and is held in high esteem by his students. Riccardo Natoli John Curtin School of Medical Research, College of Health & Medicine Dr Natoli’s expert guidance in developing research projects and directions has resulted in a sustained record of quality publications for both junior and senior members of the research team. Dr. Natoli has demonstrated excellence in mentorship by inclusively discussing the future research direction of the team and by encouraging active involvement in the grant writing process, whilst providing a supportive framework with constructive criticism. This results in collegial, positive learning atmosphere amongst all group members, where everyone is involved in the learning process. Michael Platow Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Professor Platow has – for decades – ensured that his HDR students are provided with a learning environment characterised by mutual respect, regular supervision with individualised attention, and clear goal setting as appropriate to each student’s own circumstances. Professor Platow is also highly respected within the Research School of Psychology for his outstanding ability to inspire students to hone their theoretical and analytical skills throughout their candidature. … always seeking an advanced, analytical interpretation of the “why” and the “how” when unpicking complex research questions. Katherine Reynolds Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Kate Reynolds has been an exceptional supervisor and academic mentor. Open communication has allowed students to develop and master their subject area, in a way that guides and stimulates their thinking and prepares them for a career in academia. Yuri Amelin Research School of Earth Sciences, College of Science Yuri monitors students’ progress and supports them during research design, working with data and writing. Yuri supervises very different projects, always trying to foster an environment where students understand each other’s subjects. His supervision style is flexible, and is adapted to the different needs of each student. Leanne Armand Research School of Earth Sciences, College of Science A/Prof Armand’s primary areas of excellence are through the outstanding modelling of the research process and providing and supporting engagement between students and broad scholarly communities through networking and research dissemination opportunities. Her expectations are always clear, and she is sensitive to the emotional needs of students. She has encouraged her students to join international collaborations and to attend national and international conferences. She has the ability to be positive and encouraging while also being critical. Ian Campbell Research School of Earth Sciences, College of Science Ian has excellent critical thinking skills and always has the big picture in mind. He maintains great communication with each of his students. He keeps an open door for students and never says “Can't” to his students. He encourages students through challenges; he urges students to overcome procrastination; his sense of humour keeps students close. Patrick Kluth Research School of Physics, College of Science A/Prof. Kluth is behind the development of a world class research program that attracts the best students and best researchers from all over the world. He encourages new ideas and is happy to help students from all over the school. The students supervised by him are working in top institutes. He is always honest, provides fair feedback and encourages students to participate in activities outside their specific research project. Robert Elliman Research School of Physics, College of Science Professor Elliman cares about the well-being of students and provides support and mentorship. He is engaged with his student’s research from the outline of a potential research problem, to facilitating solutions, providing feedback and analysis, assisting with publications, and supports students to build effective collaborations. David Gordon Research School of Biology, College of Science David Gordon has supervised a large number of PhD students over three decades at the ANU. David has shown a very strong commitment to training international students from developing countries, and providing them with the laboratory and analysis skills they need to return home and contribute to their communities. His students appreciate the trust he places in them, and the way in which he ensures that they have the facilities, resources and access to his expertise to complete their studies. Anthony Hill Research School of Chemistry, College of Science Professor Hill has proven himself in yet another year to be one of the most upstanding and outstanding academic supervisors. From a publishing point of view, despite all of the setbacks of 2020, the Hill Group have been regularly publishing in high impact journals, all publications reflect and highlight his students' research. Professor Hill lays out a raft of potential directions, supporting students to make their own decisions to express their creativity and maximise their learning opportunities. With his open-door approach Professor Hill is an excellent role model for collegiality. Michael Jennions Research School of Biology, College of Science Professor Michael Jennions is an excellent supervisor. He has outstanding communication, problem-solving and time management skills. In addition, he has excellent leadership skills, as division head, he managed to keep the division interactive and progressing through the COVID crisis. But most importantly, he is the best guide, a mentor any PhD student can look for. Penny King Research School of Earth Sciences, College of Science Penny is supportive and thoughtful, and this has particularly been the case throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic and bushfire season this year. Penny has gone above and beyond the duties of a normal supervisor and her students are very grateful for her dedication. Megan O'Mara Research School of Chemistry, College of Science Dr O’Mara’s supervision develops her students research and presentation skills. She makes extra effort to adapt training to the skills of each student and supports them to achieve their aspirations. Alexander Poddubny Research School of Physics, College of Science Alex’s love for physics is inspirational and supports the development of the same passion and motivation in his students. Under his direction, his student’s research can flourish. Giel van Dooren Research School of Biology, College of Science Giel van Dooren has developed a research program at RSB that attracts and maintains high quality candidates. Giel is an outstanding role model who consistently demonstrates how good research is conducted. Giel mentors students through the process of conducting and publishing both primary research and reviews of the literature, thereby developing the intellectual rigor and disciplinary expertise of his students. Giel emphasises the importance of good experimental design and encourages the consideration of alternative explanations, thereby instilling strong ethical and responsible research practices in his students. Spencer Whitney Research School of Biology, College of Science Spencer has provided exceptional leadership in HDR supervision and management within RSB. In addition to being a popular and effective supervisor, he has been HDR convenor longer than anyone can remember yet continues to perform the role with enthusiasm and thoughtfulness. He has fostered a culture of inclusiveness that supports students to contribute and has led and overseen a range of initiatives that sustain RSB’s vibrant HDR community. Spencer goes above and beyond his role in supporting students as individuals. Spencer’s work is characterized by his positive attitude and willingness to take on extra responsibilities, particularly with COVID19 where he has been tireless in supporting students in stressful situations. Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Shouvik Aditya Biomolecular Interactions, College of Health & Medicine Shouvik has 3 year’s experience in tutoring second year Biology and Medical Science courses including BIOL2171, MEDN2001 and BIOL1004. Shouvik also has provides excellent mentorship in guiding honours and research project students in the lab. Shouvik’s commitment in supporting the mental health of students should be recognised and celebrated.” Casey Minns Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Casey fosters students’ learning and creates a fun and interesting tutorial even during the worst circumstances. Bilal Reda Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Mr Reda has a profound passion for quality education in undergraduate psychology. His efforts to increase the quality of teaching and learning in RSP can be seen in his enormous generosity in time and enthusiasm for working with other tutors and marginalised students. From personally creating opportunities for tutors to meet and practice teaching skills experientially, to approaching his own teaching in a novel, creative, relational and 'experience-near' way, the ripples of his enthusiasm and knowledge extend to both his teaching peers and students. Andie Delaney Research School of Chemistry, College of Science During ANU's campus closure in Semester 1, Andie Delaney went above and beyond what was required to support the needs of the 1st year chemistry cohort as a tutor and demonstrator. She was highly engaged in zoom tutorials, engaging, supporting and motivating other students. She participated in preparation for on-line teaching, supporting lab change overs. Despite being an Honours student and having her own stresses associated with honours, she was always positive and supportive of the 1st year students. She encouraged students' critical thinking in her zoom tutorial sessions and provided a positive role model to the undergraduate student cohort. Jenni Hayward Research School of Biology, College of Science Amongst Jenni’s numerous achievements is engaging undergraduate students. She designed a practical unit for the Parasitology course that provided students with an authentic research experience. Throughout her teaching, Jenni’s enthusiasm and ability to communicate science to undergraduate students has shone through. She has a passion for providing students with unique research experiences, thereby upholding the ANU values of a research-led education. Ryan Kirk Research School of Chemistry, College of Science Ryan has been an excellent tutor and demonstrator for first year chemistry. His effort and genuine passion for the subject have greatly improved the quality of the students' learning experience. He has provided amazing support both during and outside of the lab. His depth of knowledge is apparent, and he always goes above and beyond to explain how the content is applicable in the broader field. Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Nick Cox Research School of Chemistry, College of Science Nick Cox was appointed as Honours coordinator in June 2020. He demonstrated leadership in enhancing the student experience, completely revamping the honours wattle pages and web pages for RSC, making information much more transparent and accessible to students. Nick's leadership has provided clarity that in turn has made students feel more supported during COVID. Nick has volunteered his time to provide additional wattle training to RSC academics and has implemented innovative on-line approaches that enhance the student experience across RSC. David Freudenberger Fenner School of Environment & Society, College of Science In the face of COVID teaching issues, David innovated an engaging virtual Kioloa fieldtrip using 360 images, drone footage and interactive mapping. This different approach to learning was motivating and inspiring through the imagination used in creating these resources. His enthusiasm and dedication for improving the quality of learning was inspiring and eye opening. Kathryn Glass Research School of Population Health, College of Health & Medicine Associate Professor Glass provides outstanding contributions to learning by developing innovative teaching methods that balance novelty with good practice, with online and flipped classroom teaching approaches. This has been critical in developing engaging and enriching online material during COVID-19 campus closures. Associate Professor Glass works tirelessly to support individual students as well as overcoming challenges in teaching and learning – exemplified throughout the difficult circumstances faced in 2020. Associate Professor Glass is the first-person staff turn to with concerns about how to approach a problem with their courses or concerns with students, developing and nurturing a supportive education community at RSPH that promotes excellence in teaching practices. Janelle Hamilton ANU Medical School, College of Health & Medicine Dr Janelle Hamilton has reinvented the Phase 1 Clinical Skills program by employing innovative methods for delivering teaching online to maintain both student and tutor engagement, supporting students to achieve the required learning outcomes of the program. Janelle has worked tirelessly to coordinate the return of students to essential face-to-face teaching to acquire necessary physical examination skills. Janelle was also central to the delivery of the inaugural Clinical Skills session on ‘Transgender History Taking and Gender Diverse Care’ to Year 2 students in 2020, which was a huge success. Di Whiteman ANU Medical School, College of Health & Medicine Di has been highly successful in adapting the clinical skills curriculum in light of teaching gaps due to COVID and has been instrumental in the success of the Phase 2 hospital based teaching program in the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery in a difficult and changing environment during this COVID-19 pandemic. Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Team) Paul Francis, Joseph Hope, Habiba Hossain, Mahyar Bokaeeyan, Campbell Strachan, Layla Steed, Huma Latif, Xingshuo Huang Research School of Physics, College of Science The Team made outstanding contributions in teaching "Freestyle Science" as the inaugural course taught by ANU staff at the ANU-Shandong University Joint Science College (JSC) in Weihai, Shandong, China. It was a short, intensive two-week course that is part of ANU’s obligations to the joint education program. There were 300 Chinese students in the course spread from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics majors, requiring excellent leadership and organisation. The team worked through language and cultural barriers in designing and teaching a large cohort of students with diverse science interests to think about problems that they all commonly related to. The curriculum had to be designed so that it was accessible to all four majors. The team exhibited outstanding approachability in their pedagogy and leadership, fostering the building of relationships between ANU staff and JSC students, as well as Shandong University staff and executive. Programs that Enhance Learning Brian Billups John Curtin School of Medical Research, College of Health & Medicine Brian Billups always mastered his job brilliantly but in 2020 he went above and beyond what can be expected from a single academic with active research. He organised and oversaw the transition to online learning for the JCSMR held courses and tackled the emerging issues associated with it one by one. He was the go-to person for all issues related to this transition and addressed all concerns and problems timely, professionally and passionately without hesitations. His strong leadership is these difficult times is a major reason for the relatively smooth transition to online learning and the now practiced hybrid teaching modules at JCSMR. Teresa Neeman Biological Data Science Institute, College of Science Terry is passionate about statistics and its application to research in biology, health and medicine. She channels that passion to the benefit of our HDR students because she cares deeply about their current and future success. Terry has led and contributed to a range of programs to educate CoS and CHM students … empowering them to take full ownership of and advance their research projects. … producing innovative content tailored to the background and research aims of the students. This has proven to be incredibly effective, as what might otherwise be abstract and confusing material instead comes across as clear and motivational. Tiah Penny Research School of Earth Sciences, College of Science Tiah has adapted quickly to the changing environment that has been 2020 and transformed parts of the Blue Planet course to imaginative online learning. Tiah enabled and supported other educators to translate their teaching to the online environment. This included online practicals, lectures, tutorials and assessment. The practicals she translated allowed students to measure and test phenomena, while not doing the physical experiment themselves. She championed unique assessment items that allowed students to work collaboratively, while working in isolation (include students filming themselves). Tiah’s response to teaching in 2020 has been inspiring. Programs that Enhance Learning (team) CPAS Lecturers Will Grant, Mike Gore, Lawrie Kirk, Rod Lamberts, Joan Leach, Merryn McKinnon, Lindy Orthia, Sujatha Raman, Wendy Russell, Sue Stocklmayer, Brad Tucker, Graham Walker Australian Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, College of Science The CPAS Master of Science Communication programs are unique, evolving over 35 years to produce workforce ready graduates who can effectively communicate with and about science in education, media, development and policy contexts. Students have gained employment through their internships; built or strengthened research careers through presenting or publishing their research; created their own businesses; and, generated local and national media coverage for themselves, their work and CPAS/ANU. The program is agile and responsive. The program is transformational, building science communication capacity nationally and internationally. Teaching Excellence Leonie Quinn John Curtin School of Medical Research, College of Health & Medicine A/Prof Leonie Quinn has taken over the role of course convener for the third year BSc subject, Hallmarks of Cancer and under her stewardship, the course has grown from 40-50 students to more than 120 students in 2020. Leonie has redesigned this course in an imaginative way, to incorporate lectures from specialists in the research sector and a significant amount of research-critical course content. This has provided the students with a strong research flavour and a clear idea of where they could next move from their BSc degree. She has also worked extremely hard to develop novel relevant practical classes where the students are evaluating 'real' research data relating to important current research questions. Bradley Jack Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Dr Bradley Jack stimulates the interests of students in Cognition. He is dedicated, engages in appropriate self-reflection, and always works to enhance teaching and learning. Mark Edwards Research School of Psychology, College of Health & Medicine Students are strongly inspired to be an active thinker rather than a passive receiver, they are expected to be highly engaged with learning. The lecture content is logically connected and critically analysed, which challenges the students but fully demonstrates the fascination of neuroscience. In this COVID-19 pandemic, he has successfully adjusted the delivery of his course. His teaching skills inspire students to explore more study of neuroscience. Will Grant Australian Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, College of Science Will teaches SCOM2015 Speaking of Science, a public speaking course. The course has taught students life skills that will benefit them in the future, in both confidence and employment prospects. Will’s nomination reflects his capacity to engage and support students in their learning through inclusive teaching practices and his ability to foster individual development through an empathetic, positive approach. The continued growth of this course and popularity with students is testament to Will’s ability to influence, motivate and inspire students in their learning. Nerilie Abram Research School of Earth Sciences, College of Science Nerilie teaches the second part of ENVS3013 Climate: Past, Present and Future. Despite the challenging environment this year, students in the course have not felt isolated. Nerilie has effectively used online learning methods, developing short lecture videos that succinctly and clearly explain content, which is then supported by practicals each week. She is available to answer questions and elaborate on content during the practicals, and is happy to adapt the practicals to fit student needs. Pat Backwell Research School of Biology, College of Science Pat has made learning about invertebrates in BIOL1009 incredibly vivid and interesting. She shows enthusiasm and exceptional knowledge and provides excellent resources to support her lectures. She puts up lectures on time, she makes it clear what is expected of the students and provides content that is so interesting that it inspires students to explore further. She clearly cares about the topic and that her students are learning. Matthew Brookhouse Fenner School of Environment & Society, College of Science Matthew Brookhouse is an incredibly empathetic course convenor, going above and beyond what is required of him in an immensely challenging period. He focuses on teaching research skills that are essential in many areas of scientific research, which greatly enhances student learning. Amidst the chaos, uncertainty and interruptions to Semester 1, Dr. Matthew Brookhouse managed to deliver a partially field-based course, in an incredibly engaging, inclusive and enthusiastic manner. The field elements were re-imagined through several well produced and inventive videos, which were varied in response to the students’ needs and areas of poor understanding. Dr. Brookhouse also showed a high level of compassion for his students, and with the help of tutors in his course, he ensured each student had access to the equipment they needed to study from home. Mark Ellison Research School of Chemistry, College of Science Mark Ellison is very committed to his position in first year chemistry, and hence provides the students with the highest level of assistance in learning. He has maintained outstanding communication with students and helps the students in any way he can, throughout this unfortunate crisis. He has adapted his teaching style to suit all students during this time and always answers queries in an efficient manner. He was empathetic to students being in a new and strange learning environment and offered extra support by providing revision zoom calls and lab walk-through videos. He encourages and motivates students to explore and research new areas. David Freudenberger Fenner School of Environment & Society, College of Science David coordinated and led ENVS2018 Environmental Field School in Winter Term 2020. Whilst his approaches to teaching during the course were enabling, motivating and innovative, it was his development of course curriculum and reflexiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic that were inspiring. David organised and coordinated field work at 5 different locations during the first week of the intensive, whilst remaining in tune with student capacity. For the second week of the intensive, David had prepared, with colleagues, an online and immersive field school to the Kioloa Coastal Campus. David truly showed advanced skills in evaluation and reflective practice, as well as innovation, leadership and scholarship that enhanced learning and student experience. David demonstrated an excellent ability to support individual students and recognise specific areas where students were experiencing challenges. He was innovative, detailed and collaborative. Rodney Peakall Research School of Biology, College of Science Rod is well known to his colleagues in RSB as a superb teacher. He is extremely organised, meticulous in his presentation, and makes a huge effort to design his courses to ensure the best outcomes for students. He has the ability to convey a large amount of factual information and simultaneously encourage critical thinking by students. His response to the necessity to switch rapidly to online-only teaching in the first semester was exemplary. Rod rapidly modified his teaching for BIOL2151 … before it became best practice and ran an additional live session for the cohort of students in China. Rod replaced class exercises with multiple, smaller assessment items to keep students engaged in their studies and then willingly shared his experiences with his colleagues in RSB to boost the effectiveness of their own teaching. Sara Rapson Research School of Biology, College of Science Dr Sara Rapson has adapted her teaching and governance roles to online delivery in a way that deeply considers the student experience in a time where there is high uncertainty. Sara has demonstrated approaches that motivate and inspire students to learn. In BIOL3190 Medical Science in the Workplace, Sara has adapted her in-situ workplace visits to recorded tours of workplaces. This has required great effort to coordinate and deliver these recordings, but has also made the workplace visits more accessible to more students. Sara has demonstrated leadership in teaching and learning through her work as a Sub Dean in CHM/CoS. Sara brings an empathetic, student-centred perspective to all of her decisions in this role, always seeking to balance out the needs of the student with the requirements of the program. Nici Sweaney Fenner School of Environment & Society, College of Science Nici Sweaney made online lecturers and tutorials engaging for students. Nici makes absorbing lectures by combining footage of lecture subject, performing interviews with experts in the lecture and making it clear what information in the lecture is important. The material that Nici produced flipped the way students think about knowledge acquisition. It engaged them using delivery tools that they are used to. Nici's efforts have redefined how content can be delivered and challenges us to think about future directions. Alex Maier Research School of Biology, College of Science Alex is a wonderful, passionate, teacher who puts time and energy into creating content for students which is not only relevant but highly engaging. He is always enthusiastic towards his work, and encourages students to find what they are interested in. His development of laboratory and field-based learning in conjunction with more traditional lectures creates an environment allowing students who learn in different ways to have an opportunity to find what works best for them. His expertise in the field is evident and provides insight for students for future career options. (Note: Alex also nominated for a team award in this category - see below) Teaching Excellence (team) Alex Maier, Giel van Dooren, Jenny Hayward + team Research School of Biology, College of Science Alex and his team ran the BIOL3142 course in semester 1, 2020. They did a wonderful job at making sure students were supported when lockdown occurred, consistently listening to student feedback and adjusting the online labs and quizzes accordingly. It was always clear what was expected of students and the teaching team did a fantastic job of supporting each student that needed the help. Allowing students to experience and become part of Giel’s research into toxoplasma gondii was incredibly exciting and gave students an insight into what research was like, including all the uncertainties that came with it! These insights are often afforded to few, and the teaching team managed to allow the whole course to experience it. The research-based learning was a wonderful approach. Overall, what stood out the most was that the team had an incredible passion, which truly shined through and inspired the class. They were able to bring their own experiences in field work in a manner that was valuable and make learning about parasites a little less gross and a little more fun! Giel Van Dooren, Cibely Goulart, Jenny Hayward and team Research School of Biology, College of Science The team has designed the course to be engaging and interesting to all students. Giel is an excellent communicator, passionate about student engagement, fostering curiosity, develops engaging content for learning material, consistently asks for and incorporates feedback. The whole team successfully adapted the practical classes to remote learning in a way which gives students an authentic research project. The practical component really enhances students research skills and interest and the on-going practical from week to week is much more interesting than usual weekly labs. Being given the opportunity to use high quality research equipment was also a great aspect of this course. Sebastian Rosenberg & Natasha Katruss Research School of Population Health, College of Health & Medicine With the active engagement of the lecturers and partly in response to the challenge of online learning, Dr Sebastian Rosenberg and Natasha Katruss from the Learning and Development Unit at CMHR re-engineered the POPM8001 Mental Health masters course run in second semester 2020. The course has adopted the Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach to engage students in this online learning environment and has been very successful. Students take on weekly roles as leaders and scribes. Feedback from students is that they are finding this approach an excellent method to delve deeper into learning material and share findings. Award for Teaching Excellence Juliey Beckman (not pictured), Science Teaching & Learning Centre and Research School of Biology Citation Dr Juliey Beckman convenes and teaches into multiple undergraduate subjects in Biological disciplines, including ecology, evolution and human physiology. Juliey’s main teaching focus involves working to provide activities and methodologies that provide commencing undergraduates with a learning environment that supports their best chance for academic success. Juliey is remarkable in the extent of her activities, her sustained leadership and willingness to help others and her commitment to students and therefore is a worthy recipient of this award. Award for Excellence in Supervision Associate Professor Elizabeth Rieger, Research School of Psychology Citation A/Prof Elizabeth Rieger’s overarching aim is to help students excel as scholars by providing supervision that is holistic. She is an accomplished supervisor with a substantial record in the provision of excellent research supervision in which she blends her own skills as a researcher and extensive experience in the practice of clinical psychology to foster both academic rigour and wellbeing in her students. Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Louise Blessington, Fenner School of Environment and Society Citation Louise is a passionate educator who promotes holistic learning, her teaching philosophy is based on three main tenets: the individuality of learning style and stage, acknowledging potential, and learning by doing.She creates an inclusive environment where students feel comfortable to express themselves whatever their stage of career. Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Ben Corry, Research School of Biology Citation Ben is a motivated and passionate educator who adopts a research-led approach throughout his teaching.He has developed a teaching approach aimed to deeply engage students and provide them with the skills and foundational knowledge to address new challenges within the discipline by developing a range of contextual and conceptual teaching strategies. Award for Outstanding Individual Performance (2) Caroline Chapman, Science Teaching and Learning Centre Citation Caroline consistently works to an exceptionally high standard. She is supremely efficient, flexible and highly adept at her roles. She takes the responsibility to see tasks through and works very well with the senior academics in the Joint Colleges. Her highly collegiate attitude ensures that the academic staff throughout the Colleges are well-informed and well-supported, making their work so much more efficient. Caroline does this with an amazingly positive attitude, 100% of the time, including evenings and weekends during busy periods as deadlines approach. Jeff Chen (not pictured), Centre for Advanced Microscopy Citation Jeff makes an exceptional effort to deliver a personalised service with impeccable attention to getting the best possible results. He has redefined the ways the Centre interacts with professional staff across the School to optimise workflow and better manage professional relationships in a positive and constructive way. He is interested in acquiring new standards, improving data acquisition methods […] and is very helpful with students and has often delayed his departure at the end of the day to make sure everything is working smoothly for an overnight acquisition of results. Award for Outstanding Team (2) ANU Centre for Therapeutic Discovery (ACTD), ANU College of Health and Medicine Citation The ACTD team has had to set up a new service group with everything from purchasing and implementing complex robotics equipment, hiring and training staff in this area, organise NLRD’s for working with some of the cell types, developing all compliance documentation and user manuals, marketing and determining a cost recovery pricing structure. The team members work closely with ANU honours and postgraduate students and early career researchers in a user assist model training people in all aspects of screening projects such as planning, optimisation of experiments, performing experiments and data analysis to train people to become experts in this field. Future Research Talent award team, ANU College of Science and ANU College of Health and Medicine Citation The success of the FRT scheme has been underpinned by the efforts of a large number of College staff, led by Jay Poria, Manager of International Relations & Partnerships for CoS/CHM. Jay has worked well in excess of normal hours to ensure that each of the 51 students in the inaugural round had a high-quality experience. The team as a whole has displayed a strong commitment to meeting key initiatives of the Joint CoS/CHM strategic plan, establishing strategic international research partnerships by building on a culture of academic excellence […] The extraordinary success of the FRT scheme is a credit to this large team’s ability to work together collegially to promote the strategic objectives of the University. Rising Star Awards (3) Ryan Eatts, ANU Joint College of Science; Health & Medicine Citation Ryan has built relationships with key senior stakeholders within the Joint Colleges Research Schools, and key areas of the central Service Divisions. More recently Ryan has engaged with several academic staff within Psychology and Business and Economics to assist in the improvement of HR service at the University. From the outset Ryan has been positive and engaged. He has proactively sought meetings to learn about the Institute and our goals, and responded positively to our interdisciplinary agenda, ambitious timelines and somewhat unconventional plans. He managed a complex process involving 8 different staff members and 9 new positions across three ANU Colleges, coordinated the engagement of HR staff from CECS and CAP, and ensured his supervisor was across the process. Shanae King, College of Science Citation Shanae is often working on more than one project and has shown a capacity to efficiently prioritise tasks to meet conflicting deadlines, delivering on-time and on-budget and to a high standard. She interfaces well with others, confidently crossing technical disciplines where necessary, and fostering an efficient team engineering environment in projects that often span several departments. Shanae's day-to-day contributions to the RSAA are numerous and almost always borne out of personal initiative rather than direction or suggestion by others […] Her proactive attitude is one of her most valuable assets. With cutting-edge projects, it is critical that tasks can be delegated and that the person responsible takes ownership of the work. Shanae has consistently gone above and beyond this charge, actively seeking out ways to improve processes within the team as well as delivering excellent results in her own area. Arthur Xu, College of Science Citation Arthur has excelled in his performance as International Relations and Partnerships Officer. His contributions in developing strong links with both external and internal stakeholders are valued across the Joint Colleges of Sciences. He performs above and beyond the call of duty with consistent, high quality results. Through his efforts, the International Relations and Partnerships unit has developed very strong cross-functional collaborations with other JCS functions, particularly Student Administration, Marketing & Communications and College Finance, enabling the Colleges to deliver exceptionally strong student services, international student recruitment and international partnerships outcomes. Arthur has outstanding personal drive and has demonstrated enormous professionalism both in China and in Australia. He manages to coordinate complex engagements to the benefit of both parties, on demand and in under extreme time pressure, leaving everyone feeling valued and part of a joint mission. Award for Teaching Excellence Dr Mark Ellison, Research School of Chemistry (RSC) Citation Mark considers teaching a privilege, it allows him to be involved in the development of confident, critical and knowledgeable people who are potential leaders in their field of science. His modernisation of the chemistry curriculum, and dedication to teaching, have resulted in a sustained improvement of retention of students in chemistry. Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) Dr Nicholas White, Research School of Chemistry (RSC) Citation Nick has modernised the inorganic chemistry curriculum, preparing entirely new lecture and laboratory courses. He tries to bring relevant innovations to his teaching, a current focus is to bring team-based learning to the first year course. Award for Teaching Excellence (Team) Associate Professor Andrew Berry and Dr Caroline Eakin EMSC1008 Citation The course EARTH: The Chemistry and Physics of our Planet inspires students who have never been exposed to Earth Sciences previously and provides a bigger picture framework, demonstrating how principles from the natural sciences, from physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, can be applied to understanding the evolution of our planet. Award for Excellence in Supervision Professor Barry Pogson, Research School of Biology (RSB) Citation Barry’s vision is to create a nexus of researchers, industry leaders and policy makers that collectively shape science and agriculture for the benefit of global food security. Using a dynamic and sustainable multi-tiered mentoring approach he has a profound impact on the personal development, career prospects and learning experiences of his students. Award for Excellence in Supervision (Early Career) Dr Tambri Housen, Research School of Populaion Health (RSPH) Citation Tambri’s supervisory philosophy is to equip scholars with skills for life and skills in undertaking high quality research, but she also believes that supervision is the act of coaching and mentoring to develop confidence and independence, and to build skills in knowledge transfer and leadership. Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Team) The Clinical Psychology Program, Research School of Psychology (RSP) Citation The Clinical Psychology Program is committed to developing the next generation of clinical-research leaders, who will dynamically impact our local, national and international communities. It is regarded as one of the premiere programs in Australia, known for its rigour and high standards on the one hand, and its quality, small-group teaching and compassionate care of its students on the other. Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating (2) Martyna Judd, Research School of Chemistry (RSC) Citation As a demonstrator in chemistry courses, Martyna’s primary objective is not just to ensure that her students gain confidence in their practical laboratory skills, but also that they find enjoyment in applying theory and concepts in a practical setting. Erin Parker, Research School of Psychology (RSP) Citation Erin takes a holistic approach to teaching that recognises the importance of the learning environment for student outcomes. She is committed to creating a positive culture in education that moves away from a focus solely on academic achievement, and toward deep learning and student wellbeing. Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (3) Dr I Nyoman Sutarsa, ANU Medical School (ANUMS) Citation Nyoman Sutarsa has been an enthusiastic and highly valued tutor in the Medical School since 2015. Drawing on his diverse experiences as a clinician, a public health practitioner, a program manager for NGOs, a policy analyst and researcher, Nyoman is deeply committed to teaching and to inspiring health and medical students. William Maish, ANU Medical School (ANUMS) Citation Since 2011, first at the University of Queensland and later at ANU, Bill has provided a safe and supportive teaching environment to nurture independent learners that are able to cooperate and collaborate with colleagues, and further themselves through reflection and the search for their true passion. Going past what would be expected from his role appears to be typical of Bill. In the words of one student “What makes Bill so special to his students is his incredible generosity”. Denise Higgins, Research School of Biology (RSB) Citation Denise Higgins’s passion is resourcing academics to realise engaging and pedagogically innovative courses and programs that promote active learning. Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career) Edwina Fingleton-Smith, Fenner School of Environment and Society (FSES) Citation Edwina’s citation is for empowering students to be change makers, using grand challenges as a real-world approach to solving complex environmental problems. Her teaching style embraces the real-world implications of studying human-environmental relations. This style fosters a strong engagement between students and the subject matter while at the same time encouraging students to see themselves as responsible and empowered to make change in the world. Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Associate Professor Bruce Christensen, Research School of Psychology (RSP) Citation For extraordinary dedication and effort in teaching and training, innovative administration, and compassionate personal support in the service of enhanced student learning and experience. Award for Excellence in Supervision Professor David Tscharke, John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) Citation First and foremost David recognises students as colleagues as well as learners and this is borne out in providing authentic, often ambitious projects while giving the necessary support and always providing encouragement towards independence. Award for Excellence in Supervision as an Early Career Researcher Dr Kerri Viney, Research School of Population Health (RSPH) Citation Kerri is a committed and passionate educator and loves the organic and scientific process of supervision. She views HDR supervision as research training, and values a comprehensive approach to this training. This includes the methodological aspects of research but also ethical research practice, research dissemination, knowledge translation and many of the “softer” skills such as community and stakeholder engagement. Special Commendation for Excellence in Supervision Associate Professor Christine Phillips, ANU Medical School (ANUMS) Citation Christine Phillips supervises transdisciplinary research projects across clinical medicine, public health and anthropology. She is determined that all students become adept at using a wide range of scholarly and research skills. Students engage in a structured process of identifying their core strengths, the key research question that engages and sustains them, and identifying areas for improvement. She continues to mentor students after they complete their research, supporting them to translate their research into action. Vice-Chancellor's Awards Award for Teaching Excellence Professor Michael Platow, Research School of Psychology (RSP) Award for Indigenous Education Mr David Akers (College Executive), Associate Professor Anna Cowan (College Executive), Ms Marian Irvine (Science Teaching & Learning Centre), Professor Kristen Pammer (Science Teaching & Learning Centre / RSP) Award for Excellence in Supervision Professor Emily Banks, Research School of Population Health (RSPH) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Dr Matthew Brookhouse, Fenner School of Environment and Society (FSES) Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Ms Estee Tee, Research School of Biology (RSB) Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Dr Matthew Brookhouse, Fenner School of Environment and Society (FSES) Citation Dr Matthew Brookhouse has overcome barriers to first-year methods-based learning in environmental statistics and research methods by engaging students within a stimulating and inclusive research setting. He has achieved this by delivering content within the context of locally-relevant research questions, creating an engaging online teaching environment, and exemplifying research practice by openly and directly engaging students in his research practice and the process of academic authorship. Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by Early Career Academic – Team Award Dr Erin Walsh, Centre for Research on Ageing Health & Wellbeing (RSPH) Dr Cathy Day, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH) Citation For creating innovative and educationally useful animations explaining complex concepts in epidemiology for use in face-to-face and online teaching. Award for Excellence in Supervision Professor Emily Banks, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH) Citation Emily Banks is an excellent supervisor of students and staff at the Research School of Population Health. Since 2001 she has supervised over 20 students–including Medical, Honours, Masters, and PhD students. She founded and leads the Epidemiology for Policy and Practice Group. She fosters a climate of intellectual rigor and engagement, at the same time providing a supportive framework and innovative materials to guide students in the research process. Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Ms Estee Tee, Research School of Biology (RSB) Citation Estee Tee BSc (Hons) is a demonstrator/tutor in the Research School of Biology, motivated to inspire science students, and equip them with creative and critical thinking skills translatable to post-degree and research. She has reflected on her own experiences, corroborated with fellow demonstrators and implemented a perpetual feedback system to guide her successful approach to teaching. By promoting undergraduate research opportunities, initiating effective mentoring approaches, and creating material to support both students and demonstrators, Estee has achieved student-driven learning outcomes. Award for a Program that Enhances Learning - I-TRIEd program Ms Estee Tee, Dr Kai Xun Chan, Dr Su Yin Phua, Dr Peter Crisp, Dr Xin Hou, Mr Diep Ganguly, Research School of Biology (RSB) Citation For the past decade, a unique program—built around two biology courses, a lab, and a self-sustaining pipeline of students-turned-researchers—has been Inspiring and Training Research Intensive Educators (ITRIEd). Based on a model of distributed leadership, the I-TRIEd program promotes excellence in research-led education by linking consistent mentoring with unprecedented independence and self-learning. Award for Teaching Excellence Professor Michael Barnsley, Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) Citation Michael Barnsley is an innovative educator who has influenced generations of students to embrace mathematics. His approach to teaching recognizes the different abilities of students and encourages them all to consider the open questions in fractal geometry and chaotic dynamics. His approach is research-led and uses current research ideas to illustrate the relationship between the mathematics being taught and innovative development and translational possibilities. Vice-Chancellor's Awards Programs that Enhance Learning Professionalism and Leadership Theme, Years 3-4, the ANU Medical School. Excellence in Supervision Professor Peter Kanowski, Fenner School of Environment and Society, CMBE, and Master of University House. Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Dr Alexandra Webb, ANU Medical School. Dr Tamara Browne, Research School of Biology, Early Career Category. Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Mr Timothy Hatfield, Research School of Psychology. Award for Teaching Excellence Dr Bruce Doran, Fenner School of Environment & Society (FSES) Award for Teaching Excellence Dr Alex Webb, ANU Medical School (ANUMS) Award for Excellence in Tutoring/Demonstrating Federico Davila, Fenner School of Environment & Society (FSES) Award for Excellence in Tutoring/Demonstrating Timothy Hatfield, Research School of Psychology (RSP) Award for Excellence in Tutoring/Demonstrating Jacqueline Hoepner, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) Citation For Early Career Teacher Dr Tamara Browne, Research School of Biology (RSB) Citation for Outstanding Contributon to Student Learning Dr Sean Perera, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) Special Commendation Dr Paul Cooper, Research School of Biology Vice Chancellor Awards Download 2015 booklet (PDF 1.2MB) Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Associate Professor Katrina Anderson, ANU Medical School, Academic Unit of General Practice, Canberra Hospital Katrina is a national leader in the area of the vertical integration of teaching and clinical supervisor training, both of which are crucial for student learning in the clinical years. She teaches across the ANU Medical School (ANUMS) curriculum, specifically in first and third year, and continues to extend the spiral curriculum into junior doctor training. Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Associate Professor Joe Hope, Research School of Physics & Engineering, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences In his teaching Joe draws on his current research to infuse the entire learning experience with authentic, real-world applications. He feels that using skills in realistic contexts is essential for stimulating passion and interest in the subject, and enabling applications beyond the classroom. Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning The Indigenous Health Stream, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment The Indigenous Health Stream (IHS) is an enriched program of experiential learning, mentoring and leadership training in indigenous health, which runs through all four years of the ANU Medical School curriculum. Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning The Double Degree Project Management Group, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Division of Student Administration, DSRA, College of Arts & Social Sciences, College of Asia & the Pacific, College of Business & Economics, College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Law, Colleges of Science In 2014, ANU created a globally distinctive opportunity and opened up choices to students on a staggering scale through flexible double degrees. Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Imogen Mitchell, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For leading-edge scholarly outputs in the field of clinical education that have demystified complex medical concepts and been adopted by healthcare organisations worldwide. Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Christine Phillips, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For sustained and outstanding commitment to teaching and mentoring students to become deeply engaged, resilient and reflective practitioners in the health field. Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Christine Phillips, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For the development of an innovative program of teaching which draws the links between theory and practice using her clinical work among marginalised populations, and which demonstrates to medical students the equal value of social sciences and hard sciences. Special Commendation, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Imogen Mitchell, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For the development of a teaching philosophy which embrases partnering with students in a shared understanding and negotiation of mutual goals in a context-specific environment. Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Sue Cossetto, Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For the development and implementation of curricula that links graduate attributes and skills development within a research-led context that is engaging and appreciated by ANU students. Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning John Debs & Nick Robins, Research School of Physics & Engineering, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences For radically innovative teaching practices in first year, incorporating elements of studio teaching, inquiry-based learning, and modern technology that motivate and inspire student learning. Colleges of Science Award for Teaching Excellence Joe Hope, Research School of Physics & Engineering, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Awarded for the use of blended learning techniques to ‘flip’ his classroom, replacing all of his lectures with hand-developed online materials, allowing all class time to be spent on student activities and small-group and individual instruction. Colleges of Science Award for Excellence in Supervision David Lindenmayer, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For fostering a climate of intellectual rigour by successfully supervising research work of sound standing and promoting the development of a skilled, knowledgeable and ethical researcher. Colleges of Science Award for a Program that Enhances Learning The Indigenous Health Stream: Amanda Barnard, Gaye Doolan, Samia Goudie, Phyll Dance, Jenny Thomson, Christine Phillips, Kirsty Douglas, Jill Bestic, Rural Clinical School and ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For maximising students’ engagement in learning though provision of highly contextual, culturally safe, experiential learning opportunities, backed by an academically robust, clearly articulated program and committed student mentoring support. Colleges of Science Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Cormac Corr, Research School of Physics & Engineering, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences For promoting a learning community both inside and outside of his courses to motivate and inspire students to develop problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills. Colleges of Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Katrina Anderson, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For her work as a national leader in the area of the vertical integration of teaching and clinical supervisor training, both of which are crucial for student learning in the clinical years. Colleges of Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Peta Moisis & Melanie Trinick, Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For outstanding support to academic staff in developing effective and safe laboratory classes as key components of the biology research-led curriculum. Colleges of Science Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Tom Sloan, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For an outstanding contribution to student learning by challenging and empowering students in sustainability education to develop their own opinions of the subject matter. Colleges of Science Special Commendation for a Program that Enhances Learning Jodie Bradby, Cormac Corr, Patrick Kluth, James Sullivan, Research School of Physics & Engineering, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Physics Project Market Day is a unique event that promotes research as an integral part of the undergraduate student experience at ANU, fosters interactions between staff and students and presents the breadth of student physics research projects available. Colleges of Science Special Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Linda Stals, Mathematical Sciences Institute, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Linda Stals has engaged a wide group of students to learn mathematics by conscientiously giving them reasons to put the effort into learning mathematics. Colleges of Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by an early career academic Vanessa Beanland, Research School of Psychology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For developing effective approaches to engaging and inspiring students by making course content accessible and infusing lectures and labs with real-world examples that demonstrate the relevance of neuroscience to all areas of psychology. Colleges of Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by an early career academic Nick Engerer, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For developing teaching and learning approaches which influence, motivate, inspire and support students. Colleges of Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by an early career academic Tim Trudgian, Mathematical Sciences Institute, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences For developing teaching and learning approaches which influence, motivate, inspire and support students. Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Lindy Orthia, Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning Ruth Mills & 96 team members, Colleges of Science Teaching & Learning Centre Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating Walter Reinhardt, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Colleges of Science Award for Teaching Excellence Imogen Mitchell, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Colleges of Science Award for Teaching Excellence Foundations of Physics Team: Nick Robins, John Debs, Kyle Hardman, Gordon McDonald, Shamila Sané, David Watts, Samuel Needham, Jake Glidden, Sarah Adlong, Research School of Physics & Engineering, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Colleges of Science Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (PhB) Paula Newitt, Colleges of Science Colleges of Science Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Sue Cossetto, Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Colleges of Science Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning The Medical School Outcomes Project Team: Jan Provis, Imogen Mitchell, David Kramer, Fiona Lithander, Kristy Douglas, Amanda Barnard, ANU Medical School, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Colleges of Science Award for Outstanding Pedagogic use of Wattle Sara Beavis, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Mark Ellison, Research School of Chemistry, ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences For outstanding commitment to chemistry education and many years of inspiring students to learn chemistry by showing why it is important, relevant and exciting. Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Isabelle Ferru, Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For a sustained commitment to engaging and inspiring students in parasitology and the medical sciences, through innovative curricula, authentic learning, thought‐provoking resources, and challenging assessments. Special Commendation, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Michael Platow, Research School of Psychology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Michael Platow has taught university-level social psychology for over 20 years in three different countries. Over this span of time and space, Michael consistently receives highly favourable student evaluations, and strong student demand as an honours supervisor. Special Commendation, Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Krisztina Valter, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment For inspiring teaching through development of curricula and resources in the field of Medical Sciences. Krisztina’s approach to teaching is to develop approaches that help students achieve a deep understanding of the subject.