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 BendingFaculty of Arts
Dr Charlotte OvergaardFaculty of Arts
Dr Ava Laure ParsemainFaculty of Arts
Associate Professor Kevin BrooksFaculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Associate Professor Naomi SwellerFaculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Dr Jasmina VrankovicFaculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Christopher BurrellFaculty of Science and Engineering
Charanya RamakrishnanFaculty of Science and Engineering
Dr Matthew RobertsFaculty of Science and Engineering
Nandini KumarMacquarie Business School
Dr Jennifer LaiMacquarie Business School
Dr Troy SarinaMacquarie Business School
Dr May KocatepeMacquarie University International College
Daniel LombardoMacquarie University International College
Dr James MackenzieMacquarie 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 DemolFaculty of Arts
Tamara PaulinFaculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Anna WellsFaculty of Science and Engineering
Leeanne DeMelloMacquarie Business School
Andrew PentecostMacquarie 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 GillettFaculty of Arts
Dr Rimante RontoFaculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Dr Christopher LustriFaculty of Science and Engineering
Rose HarveyEnglish 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 teamFaculty of Arts
Dr Morwenna Kirwan and teamFaculty of Medicine Health and Human Sciences
Associate Professor Nathan Daczko and teamFaculty of Science and Engineering
Susan Fripp and teamLibrary
Inah Matsuoka-Yi and teamMacquarie 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 BenessFaculty of Arts
Professor Simon GeorgeFaculty of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor Erik LundmarkMacquarie Business School
Dr Pamela Humphreys and teamMacquarie 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 EvansFaculty of Arts
Dr Kerrie Tomkins and Associate Professor Kira WestawayFaculty of Science and Engineering
Dr Lurion DeMelloMacquarie Business School
Trish BehanEnglish Language Centre
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