From enhancing student engagement through innovation and sensory-rich learning and engaging students in Indigenous students to future-proofing careers in mechanical engineering, the best and brightest of learning and teaching at UTS was recognised at the 2024 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Ceremony on Wednesday 3 April.

The evening brought together the UTS learning and teaching community to celebrate the many accomplishments of their colleagues, as well as a chance to acknowledge their commitment to enriching the learning experience of students across UTS.

Upon commencing proceedings, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Kylie Readman reflected on the theme of the making a difference in learning and teaching.

We play a big role in the transformative effect of learning and education and bringing joy to the student experience.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Kylie Readman

Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Parfitt also said he was thrilled to be celebrating those who are passionate about learning and positive outcomes for students.

I am privileged to meet so many alumni and they all have recollections of that great teacher who made a difference to their experience. It’s all about opening opportunities for students and I thank you for what you do.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Parfitt

All of the award and citation recipients were recognised for their significant and sustained contributions to student learning, engagement and experience. Congratulations to all!

Continue scrolling for highlights from the night, as well as all the award and citation recipients.

2023 Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations — Award winners

Individual Teaching Award
Dr Erika Penney
Faculty of Health
For e-MH Revolution: Psychologist Training in an Era of Technological Change

Individual Teaching Award
Dr Lee Wallace
Faculty of Health​
For enhancing student engagement through innovation and sensory rich learning.

Learn about Lee’s award-winning innovations in his Anatomy subjects.

Team Teaching Award
Dr Anne Maree Payne, Fran Grant and Dr Myra Dunn
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
For sustained excellence in engaging students with Indigenous Studies.

Early Career Teaching Award
Dr Anna Lidfors Lindqvist
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
For from Tutor to Educational Innovator: Academic Journey in Mechanical Engineering Education.

Contribution to Social Impact and ​Learning and Teaching Award
Jeremy Lindeck, Osman Mah, Christopher Wilson, Associate Professor Eva Cheng and Trish Dimasi
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
For the development of the Optik Consultancy work experience program using industry projects to support students finding difficulty accessing work-integrated learning.

Academic Support Award
Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Shannon Lin, Grace Ward, Danielle Manton, Susan Davidson, Dr Marlene Payk, Amy Zheng, Dr Giuliana Murfet, Dr Ashley Ng and Chris Rossiter
Faculty of Health
For supporting Indigenous diabetes students to promote Indigenous health outcomes.

Student Experience – Highly Commended
Dr Jeffrey Crabtree and Monica Rouvellas
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
For accelerating the engagement of music and sound design students with the contemporary music industry business environment.

Student Experience – Highly Commended
Professor Hui Chen, Distinguished Professor Brian Oliver and Dr David van Reyk
Faculty of Science
For embedding research-inspired teaching and mentoring in generating a publishable scientific review.

2023 Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations – citation recipients

2023 Australian Awards for University Teaching

Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning
Dr Anthony Nasser
Faculty of Health

Citations for outstanding contributions to student learning​
Dr Scott Chadwick, Dr Marie Morelato, Dr Sebastien Moret, Professor Claude Roux and Associate Professor Xanthe Spindler
Faculty of Science

Find out about this team’s contributions to student learning in this blog post.

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