A cholera researcher, a lecturer who encourages outdoor learning and a team guiding the next generation of actors were among the winners at ECU’s staff excellence awards.
The November 14 event at the Joondalup campus honoured more than 20 individuals and teams, celebrating staff who demonstrated the university’s core values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence.
“The awards are a testament of our commitment to recognise and reward staff who exemplify personal excellence in their teaching and research or who are role models of ECU’s values,” Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman said.
“This year there were 163 staff nominated for individual and group awards.”
Excellence in research by early career researcher: Dr Deirdre Collins, School of Medical and Health Sciences
Engagement in research: Professor Lisa Whitehead, School of Nursing and Midwifery and Dr Vahri McKenzie, School of Arts and Humanities
Engagement in learning and teaching: Dr Frances Barbe, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Citations for outstanding contributions to Student Learning: Dr Marianne Knaus, School of Education, and Dr Lois Balmer, School of Medical and Health Sciences
Programs that enhance learning: Glenda Linscott and team, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Sessional staff: Dr Rina Wong, School of Medical and Health Sciences
Integrity: Carol Richardson-Dale, Strategic and Governance Services
Respect: Susan Morrow, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Rational inquiry: Bruno Santarelli, School of Business and Law
Personal excellence: Tracey Taraia, Kurongkurl Katitjin and Jo Scardigno, Student Life
Inspirational teams: student recruitment team, nominated prior to the Service Excellence change, and human resources change team for service excellence
Contribution to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander advancement: Dr Rosemary Saunders, Associate Professor Bev Ewens and Michelle Pedlow, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Outstanding contribution in health and safety practice: Associate Professor Sue Reed, Associate Professor Jacques Oosthuizen and Dr Martyn Cross, School of Medical and Health Sciences
Excellence in research by early career researcher: Dr Travis Cruickshank, School of Medical and Health Science
Citations for outstanding contributions to student learning: Dr Kayt Davies and Dr Ross Hollett, School of Arts and Humanities, and Dr John O’Rourke, School of Education
Integrity: mita Kulkarni, School of Education
Respect:Sandra Green, Office of Research and Innovation
Outstanding cntribution in halth and safety practice: Kitiya Dufall, School of Medical and Health Sciences