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Current Prizewinners



 Sustained Excellence Category


Dr Paul Hamilton, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

This Teaching Award is presented to Dr Paul Hamilton, a committed teacher in the discipline of Chemical Pathology.  Dr Hamilton has a strong track-record in writing highly effective medical textbooks that maximise educational potential, and he collaborates with international colleagues in the production of high quality educational resources for professionals in low income countries.  He is leading on the implementation of Case Based Learning in the Centre for Medical Education, an extensive and important collaborative initiative that uses authentic clinical cases to encourage students to learn in a holistic way about patient care.  This initiative is already having an impact on significant numbers of students and staff.

Student-nominated Category


Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis, History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

This Teaching Award in the Student-nominated Category is presented to Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis, a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology.  Dr Tsioulakis is an engaging teacher who promotes collaboration among his students and with international musicians, which enhances his students’ performance skills and supports them to pursue diverse career pathways.  His commitment to decolonising the curriculum exposes his students to a diverse range of music and other expressive forms.  In their nominating statement his students commented, “ Dr Tsioulakis’s professional manner, academic integrity and sincere interest in the development of his students lead by example his students in becoming active members of the academia and active citizens

Rising Stars Category

Dr Mary-Carmel Kearney, School of Pharmacy

This Teaching Award is presented Dr Mary-Carmel Kearney, a Lecturer (Education) in Pharmacy for the development and delivery of a range of innovative learning opportunities with a focus on authentic pharmacist activities.  These activities effectively support her students’ preparation for future practice through the development of relevant skills and improved confidence, and help foster a strong sense of professional identity.

Dr Kevin Morgan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

This Teaching Award is presented to Dr Kevin Morgan, a Lecturer (Education) in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.  Dr Morgan’s innovations in the content and delivery of his lab-based activities has improved student engagement and student outcomes.  His strong focus on practical skills supports his students to meet the current and future needs of employers.  His approach to providing fully accessible content, detailed assessment rubrics and a range of practical skills are compatible with Universal Design for Learning principles.

Excellence in Teaching by a Team


Dr Richard Gault, Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)

Dr Stephanie Craig, Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (SMDBS)

Professor Jacqueline James, Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (SMDBS)

Kris McCombe, Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (SMDBS)

This Teaching Award is presented to the multidisciplinary Computational Digital Pathology team in EEECS and SMDBS.  The team has worked collaboratively to create an innovative research community and learning environment for undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD students from EEECS and MDBS.  The knowledge and communication skills developed in working on authentic problems with different disciplines and across different degree levels is enhancing the students’ future career prospects.