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2023 Unstoppable Awards

UniSA has introduced a new university-wide Unstoppable Awards scheme to celebrate the remarkable achievements of its staff.

The inaugural winners, across three streams, are listed below.

Research and Enterprise winners

The 2023 Unstoppable: Research and Enterprise awards recognise and celebrate the great accomplishments of UniSA's academic and professional staff and HDR candidates. The awards were presented by UniSA Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise, Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington AO.

Research and Enterprise Excellence Category

Higher Degree Researcher
Dr Ty Ferguson, UniSA ALH and Stephanie MacWilliams, UniSA STEM/FII

Early-Career Researcher
Dr Hunter Bennett, Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science, UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance

Mid-Career Researcher
Dr Dot Dumuid, Enterprise Fellow, UniSA, Allied Health & Human Performance

Senior-Career Researcher
Professor Ryszard Kowalczyk, SmartSat Chair: Artificial Intelligence, UniSA STEM/FII

Research Degree Supervisor of the Year
Professor Sanjay Garg, Professor of Pharmaceutical Science UniSA Clinical Health Sciences/CCB

Professional Excellence Category

Up to HEO Level 7
Emily Williams, Team leader, Academic Services (Research), UniSA Education Futures

HEO Level 8 and above
Vanessa Eley, Program Services Manager: Research, UniSA Business and Lexie Scott-Glenn, PSM, UniSA EDC

Team Award Category

One Team Award
Enterprise Partnerships Unit
Ethics Awards
Human Research Ethics Award
Lucy Andrew, Online Course Facilitator, UniSA online

Chemical and Radiation Safety Award
Dr Anson Chau, Senior Lecturer in Medical Radiation, UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance and Dr Steven McInnes, Manager Technical Services: Chemistry and Biology, UniSA STEM

Animal Ethics Award
Kiralee Janusaitis, Adjunct Research Fellow, Future Industries Institute

Biosafety Award
Weiwei Duan, PhD Candidate

RLC Paper of the Year
Dr Colin Taylor, Chief Advancement Officer, Advancement Unit

UniSA Top Media Performer 2023
Professor Carol Maher, Professor of Population and Digital Health, UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Research and Enterprise winners

Teaching and Learning winners

The 2023 Unstoppable Teaching and Learning Awards aim to highlight the exceptional practices of academic and professional staff across the University, and to foster a shared approach to innovation in teaching and learning. The awards were presented by UniSA Provost and Chief Academic Officer Professor Joanne Cys.

Unstoppable Early-Career Teaching Award
Kassie Whitworth, UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences  

Unstoppable Mid-Career Teaching Award
Dr Susannah Emery, UniSA Creative  

Unstoppable Senior-Career Teaching Award
Dr Kirsten Staff, UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Unstoppable Teaching Support Award
Sarah Plunkett, Margaret Hunt, Janelle Donald, Aleesa Clough, Keryn Dalby and Kate Long (team), UniSA STEM

Unstoppable Enhanced Learning Award
Dr Claire Aitchison, Dr David Birbeck, Dr Shashi Nallaya, Hayley Timms, Stuart Deer, Pramila Rathore and Dr Corinne Green (team), Teaching Innovation Unit

Unstoppable Innovation Award
Charlotte Rose, Tracey Johnson, Chris Jackson, Declan Wall, Shane McCarthy and Greg Stewart (team), Teaching Innovation Unit

Unstoppable Partnership Award
Allison Roderick, Glenn McMahon, Brianne Brunner, Annabel Axford, Clinton Fildes, Kate Rhodes, Dr Kathy Hill, Kirsty Baker, Terry Friebe, Viv Leigh, Yvonne Dawson, Verity Pearson-Dennett – SA Health, Alexandra Totani – SA Health and Gina Makris – SA Health (team), UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Teaching and Learning Awards

Enterprising Staff Awards

The Unstoppable Awards: Enterprising Staff Awards celebrate the success of academic and professional staff who reflect enterprising thinking; demonstrate UniSA’s core attributes; and bring together professional and academic staff in a ‘one team’ approach. The awards were presented by UniSA Executive Director: People, Talent and Culture Miranda McDonald.

Enterprise Engagement and Partnering Award
UniSA Business Work Integrated Learning Enterprising Student to Industry Engagement Team, UniSA Business

Enterprising Culture Award
Kate Schkabaryn, UniSA Education Futures

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award
Susannah Emery, UniSA Creative

One Team Achievement Award
The Enterprise Partnerships Unit

People First Award
Kelly McFarlane, UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance

Service Excellence Award
The People Central Team, People Talent and Culture

Enterprising Staff Awards

Celebrating staff service

The commitment, achievements and efforts of more than 30 long-serving UniSA staff were recognised at a special ceremony in early November.

UniSA marked the milestones of staff with 25, 40 and 50 years of service with the University and its antecedent institutions at the 2023 Staff Service Awards.

2023 Staff Service Awards. Photos by Aise Dillon Photography

Photos by Aise Dillon Photography