07 December 2011
Awards honour top RMIT academics
RMIT University has celebrated the outstanding effort and commitment of academic staff at the 2011 Teaching and Research Awards.
Professor Margaret Gardner (centre) with some of the top award winners: (L-R) Associate Professor Christopher Ziguras, Dr Nicole Pepperell, Dr Rick Franich, Dr Madhu Bhaskaran and Professor Charlie Xue.
Associate Professor John Reece receives his Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Research award from Professor Gill Palmer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Vice-President.
Ian Permezel Award winner Dr Sharath Sriram with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Daine Alcorn.
Dr Olivia Guntarik receives her Malcolm Moore Industry Research Award from Professor Alcorn.
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RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said the 32 awards recognised the exemplary achievements of the University's academic staff in their teaching and research endeavours.
"Ultimately, it is the work of dedicated people such as these that makes a positive difference within the University and enables us to achieve our goals, both individually and collectively," Professor Gardner said.
"Flowing from the efforts of RMIT staff, the University's achievements are increasingly recognised by industry and the wider community.
"The Teaching and Research Awards are the ultimate reflection of RMIT's core values of being creative, connected, fair and passionate and committed to making a difference."
RMIT 2011 Research Awards
2011 Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Award - Professor Charlie Xue (School of Health Sciences)
2011 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Emerging Researcher - Dr Rick Franich (School of Applied Sciences) and Dr Madhu Bhaskaran (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
2011 Malcolm Moore Industry Research Award - Dr Olivia Guntarik (School of Media and Communication)
2011 Ian Permezel Award - Dr Sharath Sriram (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
2011 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Thesis - Dr Nicole Pepperell (School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning)
2011 University Research Award for best Doctoral Thesis from the previous year - Dr Minh Phuong Doan (School of Economics, Finance and Marketing), Dr Nicholas Justin Murray (School of Architecture and Design), Dr Judith Hart (School of Health Sciences)
RMIT 2011 Teaching Awards
2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Research - Associate Professor John Reece (School of Health Sciences)
2011 Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award - Associate Professor Christopher Ziguras (School of Media and Communication)
Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies - Dr George Lenon (School of Health Sciences)
Humanities and The Arts - Dr Mandy Oakham (School of Media and Communication)
Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies - Dr Foula Kopanidis (School of Economics, Finance and Marketing)
Social Sciences - Peter Meaney (School of Education)
Work Integrated Learning - Dr Bee May and Prue Bramwell (School of Applied Sciences)
Internationalisation - Ian Woodruff (School of Management)
Early Career Academic - Dr Shanthi Robertson (School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning)
Teaching Large Classes - Dr Richard Guy (School of Medical Sciences)
TAFE Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award - Hazel Sims (School of Business TAFE)
Higher Education Outstanding Sessional Teaching Award - Karen Elgar (School of Health Sciences)
Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year Award - Justin Compton (School of Design TAFE)
Outstanding Sessional Teaching Award - Elizabeth Eades (School of Business TAFE), Jenni Woods (School of Design TAFE)
Assessment and Feedback - Sonja Cleary, Sharee Griffiths, Leonie Murphy, Dr Mee Young Park, Faye Partridge (School of Health Sciences)
Educational Partnerships and Collaborations with Other Organisations - Robyn Lang, Robert Sheen, Andrew Webster (School of Business TAFE)
The first year experience - Dr Bernie Holland (School of Medical Sciences)
Innovation in curricula, learning and teaching - Associate Professor Margaret Jollands, Luis Alban, Dr Nhol Kao, Professor Tom Molyneaux, Dr Partha Parthasarathy, Professor Doug Swinbourne, Dr Liam Ward (School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering)
Postgraduate Education - Associate Professor Terry Hallahan (School of Economics, Finance and Marketing)
Indigenous Education - Wayne Ellerton, Geoff Burns, Warren James, Geoff Mason, Geoff Steel, Greg Tink (School of Engineering TAFE) and Robyn Blaikie (School of Education)
Widening Participation - Professor Ann Lawrie, Faye Campbell, Nigel Curwell, Ewa Domalewska, Robyne Drysdale, Dr Danilla Grando, Dr Tien Huynh, Dr Neale Jackson, Danka Jovetic, Dr Belinda Kennedy, Associate Professor Gina Nicoletti, Professor Dayanthi Nugegoda, Dr Greg Nugent, Professor Eddie Pang, Dr Jeff Shimeta, Associate Professor Peter Smooker, Angela Smyth, Associate Professor Trevor Stevenson, Helen Williams, Lynda Wilson, Dr Liliana Zalizniak (School of Applied Sciences).
The 2011 Teaching and Research Awards celebrated the outstanding efforts of RMIT academic staff.