Meet the finalists for the Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards, 2020

This year, our teachers have had to be flexible and adapt the way they teach and engage with our students. We are proud to recognise their outstanding achievements and congratulate all our Highly Commended Finalists listed below.

Winners to this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards will be announced in a virtual ceremony, which will be broadcast on 2 December, 2020. Find out more and register for the event here.

Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Student-nominated Award
This award recognises teachers who have been nominated by students for teaching excellence and making a difference to learning.

Zara Bending Faculty of Arts
Dr Charlotte Overgaard Faculty of Arts
Dr Ava Laure Parsemain Faculty of Arts
Associate Professor Kevin Brooks Faculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Associate Professor Naomi Sweller Faculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Dr Jasmina Vrankovic Faculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Christopher Burrell Faculty of Science and Engineering
Charanya Ramakrishnan Faculty of Science and Engineering
Dr Matthew Roberts Faculty of Science and Engineering
Nandini Kumar Macquarie Business School
Dr Jennifer Lai Macquarie Business School
Dr Troy Sarina Macquarie Business School
Dr May Kocatepe Macquarie University International College
Daniel Lombardo Macquarie University International College
Dr James Mackenzie Macquarie University International College

Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Sessional Staff Award
This award recognises sessional/casual staff for their commitment to student learning and effective teaching approaches.

Loren Demol Faculty of Arts
Tamara Paulin Faculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Anna Wells Faculty of Science and Engineering
Leeanne DeMello Macquarie Business School
Andrew Pentecost Macquarie University International College

Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Early Career Award
This award recognises staff with less than five years of teaching experience for their quality teaching.

Dr Alexander Gillett Faculty of Arts
Dr Rimante Ronto Faculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Dr Christopher Lustri Faculty of Science and Engineering
Rose Harvey English Language Centre

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Learning Innovation
This award recognises staff for their development and implementation of innovations to improve learning, teaching or assessment to enable, motivate, support and inspire students to learn.

Dr Rebecca Andrews and team Faculty of Arts
Dr Morwenna Kirwan and team Faculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Associate Professor Nathan Daczko and team Faculty of Science and Engineering
Susan Fripp and team Library
Inah Matsuoka-Yi and team Macquarie University International College

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
This award recognises staff for their excellence in teaching and support of learning, and the impact they have on motivating and inspiring students to learn.

Associate Professor Lea Beness Faculty of Arts
Professor Simon George Faculty of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor Erik Lundmark Macquarie Business School
Dr Pamela Humphreys and team Macquarie University International College

Vice-Chancellor’s Educational Leader Award
This award recognises staff educational leaders and how their leadership has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or student experience.

Associate Professor Tanya Evans and Dr Linda Evans Faculty of Arts
Dr Kerrie Tomkins and Associate Professor Kira Westaway Faculty of Science and Engineering
Dr Lurion DeMello Macquarie Business School
Trish Behan English Language Centre
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