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Dean's Lifetime Achievement Awards


16 August 2016

Congratulations to Louise Voigt and Susan Groundwater-Smith, recipients of the 2016 Dean's Lifetime Achievement Awards presented at the annual Faculty Scholarships and Prizes Ceremony.

Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith with the Dean, Professor Diane Mayer
Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith with the Dean, Professor Diane Mayer

Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith

Susan receives the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Education and engagement in teacher professional learning, student voice, and mixed methods in school inquiry.

Professor Groundwater-Smith has had an extensive career in teacher education, especially in relation to teachers-as-researchers.

She has supported a large number of other schools as an academic partner introducing them to innovative methods of inquiry with a particular emphasis upon student voice and the use of images in capturing young people's perspectives on their learning experiences, with a continuing commitment to consulting children and young people and, where possible, including them as active researchers in the interests of social equity.

Louise Voigt with the Dean, Professor Diane Mayer
Louise Voigt with the Dean, Professor Diane Mayer

Louise Voigt

Louise receives the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Social Work and best practice programs for children at risk or in out-of-home care.

Louise dedicated herself to a 32 year career as the CEO and Director of Welfare of Barnardos Australia, where she has been a passionate and tireless advocate for child protection in Australia who has earned the deep respect of all members of the welfare sector, including senior government officials and politicians from all parties.

Louise has spent her career in "protecting children from abuse and neglect through foster care and open adoption and helping to support thousands of families facing homelessness, domestic violence, alcohol and drug addiction and mental illness."

View the photos from the ceremony here.