Professor Philip Morgan

Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the Year

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This year, Professor Philip Morgan has been awarded the Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the Year for his Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered program. The program, a first of its kind, calls on fathers to improve their daughter’s wellbeing through optimising child health, gender equity, parental relationships, community engagement and more. Importantly, the program offers hands on training to pre-service teachers, profoundly impacting the development of their teaching practices.

The initiative has received widespread recognition and the course was the highest rated by students studying at the University of Newcastle in 2020. Hundreds of pre-service teachers have trained in the program, creating far-reaching educational and community benefits. Without Professor Philip Morgan, none of this would’ve been possible and we congratulate him on this amazing achievement.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.