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Recognition of teaching excellence


25 September 2013

Professor Jennifer Alison is one of several FHS staff to receive OLT citations in recent years
Professor Jennifer Alison is one of several FHS staff to receive OLT citations in recent years


Congratulations to our Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) 2013 Citation winners: Professor Jennifer Alison and Associate Professor Lynette Mackenzie!


The Australian Awards for University Teaching are designed to recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning. The Faculty of Health Sciences has received these national teaching awards for the past three consecutive years, with half of those awarded for excellence in higher degree research (HDR) supervision.


Professor Jennifer Alison (Physiotherapy) has been recognised for her supervision of research students. As mentioned in the citation: "Through her supervision of research students, Professor Alison provides an environment that develops enquiring, independent, ethical research clinicians who contribute to the knowledge-base of healthcare".


Associate Professor Lynette Mackenzie (Occupational Therapy) has been recognised for leadership and innovation in assessment: "For leadership in the design and implementation of innovative assessment tasks in occupational therapy curricula that promote the development of reflexivity in preparation for practice". The Faculty of Health Sciences is very proud of both their work in contributing to excellence in the learning, teaching and research supervision.


The University of Sydney is among one the most successful universities in achieving OLT Citations. Last year Sydney was one of three universities who topped the list, being awarded 7 out of the possible 8. In 2013 Sydney was awarded 8 out of 8 citation nominations.


Recent recipients at the Faculty of Health Sciences include:

2013

Lynette Mackenzie - for leadership and innovation in assessment

Jennifer Alison - for her supervision of research students


2012

Anita Bundy - for her 30 years of guidance and mentoring for her research students

Tricia McCabe - for her innovative use of clinical cases to help her students apply theory to real situations.


2011

Kathryn Refshauge - For outstanding higher degree research supervision and the creation of an inclusive learning environment

Roger Bourne - For development of innovative curricula and teaching tools that inspire students to learn.