Staff Excellence Awards


Congratulations on behalf of the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) to all staff who were nominated for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (FMDHS) Staff Excellence Awards. Thank you also to staff who took the time to nominate others and recognise the important contributions their peers have made in the University, the broader Australian community and internationally.

MMS had excellent representation across a broad range of award categories which is a testament to the quality and range of achievements of MMS staff. This is particularly notable given the challenges faced by staff in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

MMS Staff Award Applications by Category

MMS award applications by category

The awards were announced at an online ceremony hosted by the Dean, Professor Shitij Kapur, and Deputy Dean, Professor Jane Gunn, with presentations made by the Faculty's senior leadership on Monday 23 November 2020. Staff from across the Faculty attended to celebrate the achievements of their colleagues. MMS staff were well represented amongst the award recipients across all categories for their outstanding contributions and commitment to Faculty values.

Strategic Excellence

MDHS Award for Excellence in Internationalisation

Dr Anita Horvath

Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in innovative international partnerships, delivering expanded clinical research training for future international health leaders in both Australia and Indonesia.

MDHS Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez

Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in research, community-based initiatives and advocacy furthering the education of health professionals on LGBTQI health.

MDHS Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Associate Professor Michelle Dowsey

Department of Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence impactful, values-based mentoring, building capacity and supporting emerging talents in the field of orthopaedics.

Research and Research Training

MDHS Award for Excellence in Team-Based Research Programs

Professor David O'Neal
Professor Alicia Jenkins
Dr Balasubramanian Krishnamurthy
Dr Barbora Paldus
Dr Melissa Lee
Dr Nisha Venkatesh
Dr Dale Morrison
Catriona Sims
Varuni Obeyesekere
Sue Kent
Katie Brown
Lesley Robinson
Emma Netzer
Hannah Jones

Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in the Diabetes Technology Research Group, working nationally and internationally with and for people living with Type 1 diabetes to improve their health outcomes.

MDHS Award for Outstanding Graduate Researcher Supervision

Professor Meredith Temple-Smith

Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in sustained and inspiring leadership, mentorship and graduate supervision in sexual and reproductive health and qualitative research.

Learning and Teaching

Award for Program Innovation

Dr Charlotte Denniston
Dr Lisa Cheshire
Naomi Norris
Neville Chiavaroli
Associate Professor Stephen Lew

Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in a whole-of-course and team approach to promoting professional practice throughout the MD.

Engagement

MDHS Award for Excellence in Engagement—Public Value

Associate Professor Victoria Palmer

Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in the Co-Design Living Lab, a lived-experience model for co-design in research, education and healthcare system improvement and transformation.

Professional Excellence

MDHS Award for Professional Excellence and Innovation

Sarah Marcola

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in values-based contributions and achievements, enhancing the overall functioning of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the MD student experience

MDHS Award for Outstanding Student Services

Helen D'Cruz

Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School

For excellence in dedicated service, values-based teamwork and behind-the-scenes innovative leadership, creating high-quality student experiences

The full list of FMDHS award recipients can be found at:

https://mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/beyond2018/people-and-culture/recognition-and-reward/mdhs-staff-excellence-awards#honour-roll

We look forward to updating you on the projects and activities the MMS award recipients have elected to undertake as a result of receiving their awards.