ECU honours staff in Vice-Chancellor’s awards

Winners of the ECU Vice-Chancellor's staff excellence awards.
Winners of the ECU Vice-Chancellor's staff excellence awards.

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.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman with Dr Deirdre Collins, who won excellence in research by early career researcher.

“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.”

Award winners

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

WAAPA’s Luzita Fereday and Dr Frances Barbe, who won the engagement in learning and teaching award.

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

Special commendations

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