Teaching Excellence

The Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences prides itself on the high calibre of teaching staff recognised through various teaching awards and grants, both internal and external.

Many Division teaching staff members are active members within their professions and disciplines of expertise and are therefore able to bring up-to-date, real-life scenarios into the lecture theatre to ensure their teaching is professionally relevant and enables their students to learn and identify how disciplinary research informs real practice.


Academic Excellence Awards

On 21 March 2016, the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences held its Academic Excellence Awards to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions and efforts of the Division’s academic and professional staff for 2015. 

The awardees were:

Academic Excellence Research - Associate Professor Jillian Dorrian, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Academic Excellence Teaching - Dr Josh McCarthy, School of Communication, International Studies and Languages

Mid-Career Researcher – Dr Siobhan Banks, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Mid-Career Teacher – Dr Nadine Pelling, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy 

Early Career Researcher - Dr Fiona Buchanan, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy 

Early Career Teacher – Odette England, School of Art, Architecture and Design

Supervisors of the Year (Doctorate by Research) – Dr Jenny Barnett, School of Education 

Supervisors of the Year (Masters by Research)Olga Sankey, School of Art, Architecture and Design

Honours Completions Program Award (2014 completions) - Bachelor of Arts (Honours), School of Communication, International Studies and Languages

HDR Pathway Conversion Award (2015 commencers) – School of Communication, International Studies and Languages

Outstanding Student Evaluation Attainment (Undergraduate Teaching) – Dr Mark Kimber, School of Art, Architecture and Design

High Achievement in Student Evaluation Attainment (Undergraduate Teaching) – Odette England,  School of Art, Architecture and Design, Professor David Gleaves, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, Dr Kit MacFarlane, School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, Dr Josh McCarthy, School of Communication, International Studies and Language, Dr Nadine Pelling, School Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy 

Outstanding Student Evaluation Attainment (Postgraduate Teaching) – Anna Rogers, School of Education

High Achievement in Student Evaluation Attainment (Postgraduate Teaching) - Dr Chris Brisbin, School of Art, Architecture and Design, Rachel Hurst, School of Art, Architecture and Design, Dr Sean Pickersgill, School of Art, Architecture and Design, Dr Greg Restall, School of Education, Dr Yvonne Zeegers, School of Education

Outstanding Student Evaluation Attainment – Casual Academic (Undergraduate Teaching) – Brian Gerner, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Outstanding Student Evaluation Attainment – Casual Academic (Postgraduate Teaching) – Margaret Sankey, School of Education

Overall School Student Evaluation Attainment – School of Education

Professional Staff Research - Academic Services Research Team – School of Art, Architecture & Design

Christina Penhall, Hazel Ryder, Lily Stanley, Tegan Ferguson, Sharee Kuchel and Deanna Hall

Academic Services Research Team – School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

Mirela Garaplija, Karen O’Brien, Pamela Hart and Sharron Skelly

Professional Staff Teaching – Mark Dowd, Division Office, Education, Arts and Social Sciences


OLT Extension Grant Success

Dr Hannah Soong, Lecturer: Teacher Education Practice, School of Education, has been successful in winning a $30,000 OLT Extension Grant titled Celebrating Cultural Diversity Practicum Preparatory Program: Enhancing Better Learning Outcomes for International Pre-Service Teachers Undertaking Practicum in Western Contexts.

The Extension Grant builds on the previously completed grant titled Practicum Partnerships: Exploring Models of Practicum Organisation in teacher Education for a Standards-Based Profession (2007).


State Design Award Success

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A nurse-call assistive device designed by UniSA Industrial Design Incubator received three major awards in the 2015 SA Design Institute of Australia design awards, including the overall DIA Presidents Award and the prestigious SA Premier’s Award for Design.

The project team was comprised of Bachelor of Product Design staff and graduates from the School of Art, Architecture and Design’s Industrial Design Incubator:

Graduates - Daniel Weiss and Robert White and Staff - Dr Peter Schumacher (Program Director), Dr Sandy Walker (now ex-UniSA), Dan McLean (Lecturer) and Martin Freney (Lecturer)

Jury comment: ‘The UniSA Industrial Design Incubator has offered up a solution which will revolutionise the way that hospital and emergency call buttons work.’

OBJECT Category Gold Award | Arthritis Nurse Call Pendant | UniSA Industrial Design Incubator

PRESIDENT’S Award | Arthritis Nurse Call Pendant | UniSA Industrial Design Incubator

PREMIER’S Award | Arthritis Nurse Call Pendant | UniSA Industrial Design Incubator

Areas of study and research

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