Congratulations to all staff whose outstanding, values-based contributions have been recognised in 2021

Award recipients were announced live at an online awards ceremony with the Dean and the Faculty's senior leadership on Monday 29 November 2021

View our 2020 recipients here

Learning and Teaching

MDHS Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement


Dr Michelle Rank

Department of Anatomy and Physiology,
School of Biomedical Sciences,

For excellence in inspiring lifelong passion for anatomy, combining technology-driven curriculum with human-centred approach to learning design



MDHS Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching


Dr Kwang Cham

Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Melbourne School of Health Sciences

For excellence in engaging and shaping the next generation of health professionals through innovative and distinctive curriculum



MDHS Award for Program Innovation


Joanne Bolton
Dr Ngaree Blow
Professor Elizabeth Molloy
Madelyn Hudson-Buhagiar
Associate Professor Anthea Cochrane
Associate Professor Louisa Remedios

Dr Karen Donald
Naomi Norris
Tamara Clements
Associate Professor Lilon Bandler
Heather Buttigieg
Sue Durham
Dr Peter Carew
Dr Samantha Byrne
Dr Jemma Skeat
Dr Nicole Hill
Donya Eghrari

Melbourne Medical School, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne Dental School, School of Biomedical Sciences and the  Faculty's LIME Network

For excellence in developing an integrated Ways of Knowing in Healthcare program in First Nations health and collaborative practice, through an interprofessional team of First Nations and non-Indigenous educators

Professional Excellence

MDHS Award for Professional Excellence and Innovation


FAN Network
represented by

Jelena Hendricks
Thomas Cougan
Grace Birch

Priya Chand
Nury Emniyet
Jan Mariani
Sarah Marcola

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

For excellence in fostering the professional development and networking of professional staff across our Faculty



MDHS Award for Outstanding Student Services


Health and Wellbeing Practitioner team
Danielle Clayman
Hannah Sloan
Lisa Power
Tim Adam

Department of Medical Education and Department of Rural Health
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in providing intensive mental health support for medical students on placement throughout Victoria

Engagement

MDHS Award for Excellence in Engagement - Partnerships


Professor Nathan Grills

Nossal Institute for Global Health
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in establishing an India-Australia Disability Research Initiative



MDHS Award for Excellence in Engagement - Public Value


Professor Tony Blakely

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

For excellence in widespread community engagement on COVID-19 policy

Research and Research Training

MDHS Award for Outstanding Graduate Researcher Supervision


Professor Bruce Campbell

Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital,
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in inspirational supervision, positively influencing and motivating students and creating opportunities for the next generation to forge their own, independent research careers



MDHS Award for Excellence in Team-Based Research Programs


COVID Immunity team

Professor Stephen Kent
Professor Katherine Kedzierska
Professor Kanta Subbarao
Dr Adam Wheatley
Dr Jennifer Juno
Dr Amy Chung

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Peter Doherty Institute, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, WHO Influenza Centre, School of Biomedical Sciences

For excellence in collaborative research on immune protection from COVID-19, influencing the global response to the pandemic and vaccine roll-out


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


Dr Samantha Bunzli

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

For excellence in advancing patient-centred care in orthopaedics

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Dr Dinh Bui

Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in influential research on lung function and obstructive lung diseases

Strategic Excellence

MDHS Award for Excellence in Indigenous Education


Dr Raylene Nixon
Gwenda Freeman

Department of Rural Health
Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in enabling Indigenous leadership and ownership in higher education, empowering the next generation of leaders in Aboriginal health



MDHS Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion


Dr Hui-Fern Koay
Dr Claudia Marck
Dr Ankur Singh

Dr Trevor Steward
George Taiaroa
Dr Courtney Walton

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne Dental School, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences and Centre for Youth Mental Health

For excellence in collaboratively developing scalable solutions to workplace challenges faced by early career researchers


MDHS Award for Excellence in Mentoring


Professor Rana Hinman

Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences

For excellence in values-based mentoring, successfully developing the research capacity and careers of others across the Faculty


MDHS Award for Leadership Excellence


Associate Professor Kim Dalziel

Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in the values-based development of others and advancement of the Faculty, serving as a role model to staff and students


MDHS Award for Excellence in Staff Supervision


Associate Professor Jan Hodgson

Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in values-based leadership of a collaborative, supportive and respectful team, fostering the career progression of individual members and enabling team-based high performance


MDHS Award for Excellence in Internationalism


kNOwVAWdata course team

Associate Professor Kristin Diemer
Associate Professor Cathy Vaughan
Joanne Rowe
Larissa Fogden
Jasmin Isobe
Genevieve Walker
Dr Anneliese Spiteri-Staines

Melbourne School of Health Sciences and  Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

For excellence in designing and delivering the kNOwVAWdata course,  building global capacity for rigorous and ethical research on  violence against women

MDHS Dean's Award

Professor Lena Sanci
Professor Jodie McVernon 
Professor Kirsty Buising
Professor Nancy Baxter
Associate Professor Matt Spittal

Professor Margaret Kelaher
Professor Ben Howden 
Associate Professor Margie Danchin
Dr Katherine Gibney
Dr Mark Davies

Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne Medical School and School of Biomedical Sciences

For excellence in outstanding service to the Faculty and University  through the Public Health Advisory Group

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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