Congratulations to all staff whose outstanding, values-based contributions have been recognised in 2020

Award recipients were announced live at an online awards ceremony with the Dean and the Faculty's senior leadership on Monday 23 November 2020

View a short video featuring some of our 2020 recipients

View our 2019 recipients here

Strategic Excellence

MDHS Award for Excellence in Indigenous Education


Aunty Barbara Wingard
Tileah Drahm-Butler
Dr David Denborough
Dr David Rose
Cheryl White
Kylie Dowse
Aunty Deb Bowman
Katie Christensen
Paul Herbert
Aunty Patricia Kemp
Ian Maund
Danita Martin
Larissa Minniecon
Aunty Robyn Moylan
Joseph Oui
Karl Rashleigh
Janneen Wanganeen
Rachel Whiteman

Department of Social Work,
Melbourne School of Health Sciences

For excellence in collaboration and teamwork between Indigenous and
non-Indigenous Faculty through the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work

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Josh Cubillo

Indigenous Development

For excellence in the design and development of the
Ngurra-Jarrddjak winter school program,
increasing Indigenous post-graduate student numbers across the Faculty



MDHS Award for Excellence in Indigenous Health


Melbourne Laureate Professor Hugh Taylor AC
Mitchell Anjou AM
Walter Bathern
Jordan Bryan
Rachael Ferguson
Rosamond Gilden
Dr Guy Gillor
Karl Hampton
Fiona Lange
Lesley Martin
Dr Tessa Saunders
Nick Schubert
Emma Stanford
Nick Wilson
Carol Wynne

Indigenous Eye Health, Centre for Health Equity,
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in sustained translational research, significantly improving
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health outcomes in Australia



MDHS Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion


Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez

Department of General Practice,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in research, community-based initiatives and advocacy
furthering the education of health professionals on LGBTQI health



MDHS Award for Excellence in Mentoring


Associate Professor Michelle Dowsey

Department of Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence impactful, values-based mentoring,
building capacity and supporting emerging talents in the field of orthopaedics

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Associate Professor Matthew Spittal

Centre for Mental Health,
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in inspiring, tailored and
values-based mentoring across a range of research areas



MDHS Award for Leadership Excellence


Shawana Andrews

Poche Centre

For excellence in driving Indigenous development across the Faculty and
role-modelling our Faculty’s values

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Lindsay Karakiozakis

People and Culture

For excellence in the development of others, role-modelling our
Faculty’s values and supporting the University’s COVID-19 response



MDHS Award for Excellence in Internationalisation


Dr Anita Horvath

Department of Medical Education,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in innovative international partnerships,
delivering expanded clinical research training for future international
health leaders in both Australia and Indonesia

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Dr Kelley Graydon
Chris Waterworth

Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology,
Melbourne School of Health Sciences

For excellence in designing and delivering an international placement program,
providing Master of Clinical Audiology students with global perspectives and
experiences in clinical audiology and health care

Research and Research Training

MDHS Award for Excellence in Team-Based Research Programs


Professor David O'Neal
Professor Alicia Jenkins
Dr Balasubramanian Krishnamurthy
Dr Barbora Paldus
Dr Melissa Lee
Dr Nisha Venkatesh
Dr Dale Morrison
Catriona Sims
Varuni Obeyesekere
Sue Kent
Katie Brown
Lesley Robinson
Emma Netzer
Hannah Jones

Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in the Diabetes Technology Research Group,
working nationally and internationally with and for people living with
Type 1 diabetes to improve their health outcomes



MDHS Award for Excellence in Industry-Engaged Research


Professor Robert Cowan 
Professor Robert Briggs
Dr Adrienne Paterson
Dr Agnes Au
Evelyn Do

Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology,
Melbourne School of Health Sciences

For excellence in the HEARnet Clinical Studies unit,
improving benefits for adults and children using cochlear implants and
supporting long-term, productive collaborations with industry partners



MDHS Award for Excellence in Research by an Early-Career Researcher


Dr Meghan Bohren

Centre for Health Equity,
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in advancing knowledge in public health and clinical practice,
improving the health and well-being of women and
newborns in low- and middle-income countries



MDHS Award for Outstanding Graduate Researcher Supervision


Professor Shyamali Dharmage

Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in sustained and inspiring leadership,
mentorship and graduate supervision in public health research

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Professor Meredith Temple-Smith

Department of General Practice,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in sustained and inspiring leadership,
mentorship and graduate supervision in sexual and reproductive health and qualitative research

Learning and Teaching

Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching


Dr Abi Brooker

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

For excellence in a developmental approach to teaching,
enhancing student wellbeing in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

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Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience,
School of Biomedical Sciences

For excellence in innovative teaching practices, driving active learning of anatomy and
inspiring students in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedicine



Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement


Dr Clare McNally

Melbourne Dental School

For excellence in modernising the dental hygiene curriculum,
building community and collaboration to enable students to tell the story of their learning

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Dr Rosa McCarty
Dr Saw Hoon Lim
Associate Professor Terry Mulhern
Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Biomedical Sciences and
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration to develop graduate attributes,
transferable skills and life-long learning in the Bachelor of Biomedicine



Award for Program Innovation


Dr Charlotte Denniston
Dr Lisa Cheshire
Naomi Norris
Neville Chiavaroli
Associate Professor Stephen Lew

Department of Medical Education,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in a whole-of-course and team approach to
promoting professional practice throughout the MD

Engagement

MDHS Award for Excellence in Engagement—Partnerships


Professor Jodie McVernon
Professor James McCaw
Dr Nic Geard
Dr Rob Moss
Dr Freya Shearer
Dr David Price
Dr Patricia Campbell
Dr Eamon Conway
Dr Christopher Baker
Nefel Tellioglu Cetinkaya
Associate Professor Nick Golding
Dr Rebecca Chisholm

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity,
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health,
Melbourne School of Engineering and Faculty of Science

For excellence in modelling for Australian Government
pandemic preparedness and response activities



MDHS Award for Excellence in Engagement—Public Value


Rebecca Elliott
Catherine Somerville
Natalie Booth
Kayla Robertson

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

For excellence in The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity’s
COVID-19 communications strategy, successfully engaging and influencing the
public and other key stakeholders beyond the academy

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Associate Professor Victoria Palmer

Department of General Practice,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in the Co-Design Living Lab, a lived-experience model for
co-design in research, education and healthcare system improvement and transformation

Professional Excellence

MDHS Award for Professional Excellence and Innovation


Campus Reactivation Working Group and
Local Implementation Contributions,
led by Belinda Bain

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

For excellence in a team-based and collaborative approach to the
Faculty's Campus Reactivation Working group, planning, coordinating and operationalising
the safe return of staff to campus-based activity in 2020

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Sarah Marcola

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in values-based contributions and achievements,
enhancing the overall functioning of the Department of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology and the MD student experience



MDHS Award for Outstanding Student Services


Learning and Teaching Unit,
led by Kim Stevenson

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

For excellence in sustained, team-based professional services
enhancing the student experience across the student lifecycle,
including innovation, dedication and commitment to reducing
the impact of COVID-19 on students across the Faculty

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Helen D'Cruz

Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in dedicated service, values-based teamwork and behind-the-scenes innovative leadership, creating high-quality student experiences

Celebrating and supporting award recipients

Our Faculty is investing in award funding to support our great people to do their best work.

Award recipients, whether teams or individuals, were awarded $5,000 to support a project or activity related to their career development or work of benefit to our Faculty and the recipient.

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