Past winners

The Faculty of Education and Social Work has a continuing tradition of fostering creative teaching among its academic staff and has produced numerous winners of national, state and University honours for excellence in higher-education teaching.

As well, the faculty recognises outstanding achievements in teaching each year by presenting Teaching Excellence Awards to staff.

A list of past winners across all levels of representation appears on this page.

National – Carrick Awards for University Teaching

State – NSW Education Minister and ACE (NSW)

University – Vice-Chancellor's University Awards

College – Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Professor Janette Bobis – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2007

Associate Professor Michael Anderson – Quality Teaching Award 2003

Professor Robyn Ewing – University Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision 2007

Associate Professor Donna O'Connor – Outstanding Teaching Award 2005

Associate Professor Donna O'Connor – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2007

Professor Robyn Ewing – Quality Teaching Award 2002

Associate Professor Donna O'Connor – University Award for Outstanding Teaching 2006

Professor Brian Paltridge – Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision 2005

Dr Lesley Scanlon – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2006

Christine Preston – Quality Teaching Award 2001


Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards


Cathie Burgess

Dr Victoria Campbell

Dr Paddy Cavanagh

Renata Cinelli

Dr Susan Colmar

Dr John Evans

Sharon Galleguillos

John Hobson

Denise Lynch

Dr Heather McMaster

Dr Susan Poetsch

Lyn Riley

Katrina Thorpe

Dr Lorraine Towers

Dr Rachel Wilson


Dr Ruth Fielding

Kate (Catherine) Keeley

Lea Mai

Dr Louisa Peralta


Joshua Barnes

Dr Kellie Burns

Janet Dutton

Dr John Evans

Vilma Galstaun

Cathy Little

Dr Lina Markauskaite

Associate Professor Alyson Simpson

Dr Ilektra Spandagou


Dr Jon Callow

Dr Paul Dufficy

Dr Marianne Hulbosch

Dr Lesley Laing

Karen Lambert

Dr Aek Phakiti

Catherine Smyth

Dr Marie Stevenson

Nicole Brunker


Dr Kelly Freebody

Associate Professor
Lesley Harbon

Associate Professor
Deb Hayes


Theodora Lafkas

Associate Professor
Armstrong Osborne

Dr Kate Russell


Associate Professor
Michael Anderson

Dr Susan Colmar

Elaine Fishwick

Dr Robyn Gibson

Dr John Hughes

Associate Professor
Jude Irwin

Dr Richard Light

Sandra Nicholson

Christine Preston

Dr Jenni Way


Dr Paul Dufficy

Sandra Newell

Associate Professor
Jennifer O'Dea


Dr Ruth Phillips

Dr Alyson Simpson

Dr Lindy Woodrow


Dr Lesley Laing

Dr Lousie Sutherland

Associate Professor
Donna O'Connor

Dr Margot Rawsthorne

Associate Professor
Judy Anderson

Dr Nigel Bagnall

Professor Robyn Ewing

Dr Alyson Simpson

Agi O'Hara

Karen Lambert