The University of Newcastle, Australia

Vice-Chancellor's Awards winners announced

Friday, 11 December 2015

The winners of the 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence were presented their awards by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen at a ceremony on 7 December 2015 at The Conservatorium.

Each year the University acknowledges the remarkable achievements of our staff. The prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence recognise the outstanding contribution and commitment of our colleagues who consistently go above and beyond to deliver exceptional results.

Congratulations to all 2015 winners.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning

Dr Warren A. Reilly, Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentDr Warren Reilly with VC

Dr Warren A Reilly is an experienced Design practitioner who adds advanced pedagogical skills and a thoroughly engaging personality to provide a wholesome learning experience to his students. In the past three years Dr Reilly has taken on the creation and delivery of 2 revised and 3 new courses.  Each course has been designed so that the educational experience is delivered on a minimum of 3 levels: technical (what), educational (how) and philosophical (why). The resources created for these courses are innovative, motivating, current and appropriate, and the students clearly appreciate Dr Reilly's commitment to their learning, combined with his vast wealth of commercial design experience, by scoring his courses over 4.5 out of 5, which is the highest in the discipline. Dr Reilly is a highly respected colleague and is strongly committed to providing all students with a quality learning experience.

FACULTY TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

DIVISION TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

SESSIONAL STAFF TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Professional Staff Excellence*

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

TEAM AWARDS

  • Huxley Library Tiered Service Implementation Team, Academic Division
    Leone Clough, Stephanie Robertson, Jim Turvey, Linda Stout, Lynda Paull, Ben Rigby, Lynette Muddle, Leanne Mozsi, Alex Jacobs, Ruth Cameron, Sassicca Bowyer
  • Research and Innovation Grants Team, Research Division
    Kylie Hugo, Megan Stephenson, Natasha White, Angela McPherson, Rebecca Palmer, Neroli Finlay, Rebecca Ford, Martina Asvestas
  • UON Sydney - New Premises and Relocation Team, Resources Division
    Joanne Humphris, Adam Masterson, David Quayle, Jaclyn Mosher, Andrew Bates, Raymond Dobson, Mirsad Vojnikovich, Tegan Betts, Daniel Bell;

* The selection committee did not reach a unanimous decision on the overall winner for this category. The same committee was also responsible for making a recommendation to Executive Committee on the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Collaboration Excellence, and due to the calibre of these nominations, the decision was to award an additional Collaboration Excellence award instead.


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researcher of the Year

Dr Julia Coffey, Faculty of Education and ArtsDr Julia Coffey with VC

Dr Julia Coffey's research is in youth sociology. She has pioneered the study of body image in relation to gender and is gaining an international reputation for work which balances theoretical sophistication and insights from interviews with subjects. Her reputation in this area has led to invitations to present at international workshops and conferences. Dr Coffey has numerous articles and book chapters already published and next year will have two books appear, an edited collection from Springer and a monograph from Routledge.

FACULTY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS

VICE-CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR RESEARCH SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR

Professor Robin Callister, Faculty of Health and MedicineProfessor Robin Callister with VC

Professor Robin Callister is an outstanding, dedicated and selfless research supervisor. The training, mentoring and guidance her students receive is highly valued, with her students considering her supervision as invaluable to the completion of their research program. Her 'open door' policy clearly demonstrates her commitment to her students. With research expertise across a number of areas of physiology and exercise science, Professor Callister is incredibly mindful and selfless in seeking opportunities for her students to progress their own research careers. The research expertise Professor Callister's students gain under her supervision leads to outstanding academic achievement and serves them incredibly well throughout their careers.

FACULTY RESEARCH SUPERVISION EXCELLENCE AWARDS


Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Health and Safety Excellence

INDIVIDUAL AWARD

TEAM AWARD

MSB Animal Facility Team, Research and Innovation Division
Alecia Sheridan and Hayley Boyce


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Collaboration Excellence

Uni4You Project Team
Vicki James, Michele Oshan, Philippa Talbot, Jane Mitchell, Jack Thieme, Simone Adam, Lesley Asher, Shirley McIlroy, Kerrell Bourne, Belinda Munn, Kirrily Stokes, Selina Darney, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, Deanna McCall, Sharon Boyd, Holly Dillon, Melissa Moore, Monique Kassi, Renee Smith, Sharon Coleman, Annette Morante, Amanda Valent, Joe Griffin

April Storms Critical Incident Response Team
Megan Grainger, Stuart Meiklejohn, John Chisholm, Kim Davis, Maggie Goldie, Neill Bourne, Brendan Upcroft, Daniel Rampling, Daniel Bell, David Pleasance, Joanne Humphris, Susan Loomes, Gail White, Jacqui Reed, Joanna Harrison, Linda Cooper, Mark Mazzitello, Adam Masterton, Andrew Bull, Jamie Daniluck, Michael Marley, Andrew Somerville, Ann Walters, Craig Stevenson, Tai McCormack, Andrew Bates

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